Christopher000 wrote: So, you just jump right on in not even knowing anything? Sure appears that way.
Chris, Have you looked at the website traffic statistics for SermonAudio lately? SA has dropped 20% in traffic. We are now the 43k most popular site, as we were the 33k most popular before Dave went overboard on his unfounded accusations. People don't want to read bickering, backbiting as innuendo when coming here
Adriel wrote: Modern versions incorporate the popish texts sinaiticus and vaticanus which are corrupt. - Note the effects upon the Romish theologies. http://www.deanburgonsociety.org/CriticalTexts/sinaiticus.htm
Since Erasmus was Catholic & dedicated all his work to Pope Leo, wouldn't the KJV actually be a popish text too?
Since Westcott and Hort were Church of England clergymen of the 1800s(a conservative time), why call their work popish? I understand people saying their work embraced the arminians in the COE, but hardly popish. The RCC had no problem with the KJV friendly Douay‚ÄďRheims Bible, but the Douay‚ÄďRheims Bible ran counter to the work of Westcott and Hort
(fyi-No answer needed, those were just rhetorical questions, I just come here because I enjoy watching the confusion)
James Thomas wrote: From the first edition of 1560 Geneva Bible and its last edition in 1644, 160 editions, totaling around a half million Geneva Bibles, were produced. And for the first time common people could not only understand the words in the Bible, they could actually own one. Its widespread use first solidified the English language among the common people, not the 1611 King James Bible as many assume. Actually, the King James Bible required decades to surpass the popularity of the Geneva and supplant it from the hearts of the English speaking world and only achieved this by making it illegal in 1616 to print any other copy other than the 1611 KJV. Tyndale used Erasmus‚Äôs Greek text (third edition) to produce the first printed English New Testament in 1526. He later revised his New Testament and it was printed in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1534. Despite living as a hunted criminal, Tyndale‚Äôs work was exceptional and so accurate that the later widespread Geneva and King James Bibles would utilize more than 80 percent of his exact wording. In fact, much of the vast influence attributed to the Geneva and King James Bibles should be attributed to one man whom God used for His purpose ‚ÄĒ William Tyndale
To answer the original question, Southern Churches shouldn't be obligated to rid their Civil War landmarks. Slavery was just one of many factors contributing to the war, and few Northern abolitionists wanted to make Blacks their equal. Many abolitionists wanted to repatriate Blacks to Africa, others wanted them as cheap labor for factories, still others wanted them for military duty. You want to be shocked? read what Lincoln thought about the Black Race
ken wrote: I did not even mention the flood where god destroyed the world because of sin. Gal. 3:28 refers to justification, none of mans differences matter as they stand before god. With respect to their salvation all who have on Jesus Christ are all one in Christ Jesus. There are still men and women, black and white. In Acts Cornelius is a slave owner, is he a manstealer? Acts 10:28 Peter receives a vision from God to go to Cornelius a slave owning Gentile. jews by their law were forbidden to associate with gentiles. God did not create equality between men.
I just walked in. I don't know where the discussion was, Slavery in the Southern US States or 1st Century Judea and Samaria.
Exodus 21:16 ¬† And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Ex 21:16 would apply to those that stole or are in possession of stolen persons. I would guess that Cornelius did not steal any men, and wasn't in possession of stolen persons. However, if my US History professors were accurate, Ex 21:16 would apply to many US slave holders
Haman the Agagite wrote: this story appears regularly, and it has the same '...applies across all faith traditions studied...' which means Muslims in their mosques, Buddhists in their meditation centers, are getting the same benefit, without quoting any Bible verses. And I wonder if it includes the Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, who are famed for being healthy and long-lived. Maybe it has to do with not using caffeine, tobacco, pork, etc.
Or the health benefits of actually honouring the Sabbath?
I know I'm happy after Services & Bible Studies, happy and healthy go together
little missions wrote: Sadly not always if you examine many of today's tracts. They often do not define even simple basic bible terms. In Ryle's day people still heard about the God of the Bible, so had some idea of what the basics of the gospel are. Today if a tract doesn't mention the Divinity of Christ and who our Creator is; rarely mentions/explains even the most fundamental doctrine of 'Justification By Faith ALONE;' doesn't refer to sin as 1 John 3:4 'Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.' and therefore doesn't even mention what a law breaker is in the sight of a Holy God?
Even a good tract needs an evangelist to explain the meaning. The 70 weren't sent out to hand out tracts to appease their own wickedness as some good work to cover their sin, the righteous understood what was at stake
¬†Luke 10:11 ¬† Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
¬†¬†Luke 10:12 ¬† But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Jim Lincoln wrote: 1 Corinthians 11:13-15 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. ---ESV SteveR, I would recommend the above about head covering. Apparently the Russian Orthodox Church and others of that ilk, ignore the above Bible verses. Were you thinking about the incident below?
read on....The long hair as a headcovering excuse for women falls apart
1 Corinthians 11:6 ¬† For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
My church also has fallen victim to that Biblical illiteracy. So now we have a Church full of uncovered women, many with short hair but not shorn.
One thing I learned here on SA, backbiters can influence Church policy. And its clear they have influenced this. But it doesn't mean we men shouldn't respect Mideastern women and their obedience to Biblical mandates...even if the wicked have changed that policy here
I just read another story about a Muslim woman being harassed because of her head covering. Why are these men picking on women with physical intimidation? Newsflash bigots: Christian women from the Mideast wear headcoverings too. Why? Because its Biblical.
Chaldean Christians really have the deck stacked against them in this country. If it isn't their headcoverings, its their skin color, being mistaken for a muslim, some liberal wants to deport them because they are Christian, if not those items then some callous reprobate might not consider them Christian enough to support
Graham, Moore, and Trump aren't being Marxist. They just think that these illegals are on a different level than your garden variety illegal. Jews feeling Germany during WW2, or runaway slaves fleeing cruel masters during the Civil War had more than just economic reasons to enter illegally. Chaldean Christians are running out of places to hide in the Mideast
John Yurich USA wrote: Pastor Steve of River of Life Church that I attend on Sunday mornings believes I am saved and thus have repented or else I would not have been Baptized via immersion on 21 May after worship. I am considered to be saved by the entire congregation of River of Life Church.
Don't mind the detractors John, the lost are jealous of your salvation
""Wheaton College is a conservative institution that requires its teaching staff to affirm a belief in a historical Adam and Eve, though they can teach animal evolution.""
This is how far they have fallen, they can still be considered 'conservative' while teaching evolution. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, the local PCUSA pastor thinks he is a conservative while supporting same sex marriage
Deuteronomy 7:6 ¬† For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
¬†¬†Deuteronomy 7:7 ¬† The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
¬†¬†Deuteronomy 7:8 ¬† But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
¬†¬†Deuteronomy 7:9 ¬† Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Accounting3 wrote: I was wondering...Suppose there was a member of your church and the rumor was that he was a drug dealer. No proof mind you, just rumors. And let's suppose the police came to a deacons meeting and said he was as drug dealer but they couldn't prove it. What would your church do? What do you think the pastor would? Or the deacons? What should happen in a case like this?
Depends what his name is
If his name has 4 letters and starts with a D, the Church should just expel him and move on especially if he has a criminal record and was a RCC altEr boy and enjoyed it. Otherwise, the elders need to speak with the accused privately
We are a money for nothing obsessed culture if it takes a Lottery dropping Illinois to get citizens to demand their State Govt pay its bills responsibly. Even Pastors are lured by easy money
Headline Today CBS News June 19, 2017, 10:26 AM Pastor dies in search for famous hidden treasure "Police in northern New Mexico say they've recovered the body of a Colorado pastor who disappeared last week while searching for buried treasure."
""In April, a Canadian Christian couple filed a lawsuit against Hamilton Children's Aid Society for removing two foster children from their home because they refused to lie to the girls by saying that the Easter bunny is real."" Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/canada-anti-transgender-speech-hate-crime-prison-fine-188329/#kQIUJgM4RiwqtSlE.99
The Reformation proved the UK could have devout Christian leaders, its just people in the UK really don't want Christian leaders in this day.
I don't know if this fellow is devout, but he seems the type that would correct a misspelling of ceramic when prompted by his iPhone as well as understand the meanings of simple words like alter & altar