not ignorant III A-This is a difficult question and varies based on each unique situation but I think the Church often times does too much preaching to the choir and needs to focus more on relationships, knowledge is essential yes but the body cannot be the body with Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night service where we drop off our kids and go sit and listen.
not ignorant II Q-authors and languages A-Our Bible was written by over 40 men during a period of time of about 1500 years and in 3 different languages(Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)
Q-inspiration and canonization
A-The 40 men although some were spoken to directly from God most where inspired by the Holy Spirit to write what they did but maintained their own perspective on some of what was written in the Bible.
The Canonization of the New Testament began happening rather quickly in the early Church and the word "Canon" is a way of measuring and or validating letters written to be inspired. Part of the measurement was its connection to the Old Testament , the writings ability to change or saves souls, and its broad acceptance by the collective body of the New Testament Church.
The Old Testament was accepted as it was written starting with the Torah and as time went on the addition of writings was accepted by the collective leadership of Israel.
Q- how much time between Malachi and Matthew
not ignorant Q-how we got 66 books
Answer-This is lengthy response but it is answered in how the Old and New Testament were canonized but the Old Testament was not necessarily ordered by the Jews as we order it in our Bible. The New Testament is 4 Gospels written by two disciples and two witnesses, the rest of the new testament are letters written to the various Churches with the exception of Hebrews which is believed to be a series of sermons. But the entire narrative of the Old and New Testament is one Big story of God loving and redeeming a lost people who need him.
As a church that believes in a voting body what happens when that body decides they want small groups and not Sunday school? How would pastoral leadership deal with this because small groups do allow for flexible times to assemble? Is there a difference between a small group and a woman's bible study? Do we scrutinize the materials used in these "small groups?"
Great Sermon! Did you know the public schools get about $8000 per child enrolled, even if that parent isn't contributing any in the form of taxes parents should be able to have some say in what their child is taught, how, and from whom they are taught.
Great Sermon! I think we are wrong in our understanding of women and their desire to have sex. It is wrong to conclude that women don't desire to have sex for merely just physical reasons. Women can be just as predatory as men but they just may not be as vocal about it.
Thought provoking I grew up in Texas playing baseball and football and remeber this mindset on the field more so than the on the couch or in a stadium. Hoping to get the big hit, possibly taking the star quarterback out of the game, or making the guy pay for daring to touch my home plate.it is not Christian, but most things in the "American Dream" are not Christian either. Sacred cow indeed.
Great Sermon! Lamp lighter
If sin being passed from father to child is unbiblical please explain why Jesus being born of a virgin was so important?romans makes this very clear.Romans 5:19
For as by the one manâ€™s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one manâ€™s obedience the many will be made righteous.