can you see wrote: How sad the poor Baptists must ditch the Old Testament to qualify their ceremonies, rites and entertainment at church. Even Jesus didn't do that. "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." "These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me."
Another Presby liar. Baptists do not ditch the OT. We recognise its place as only preparatory to the fuller and plainer revelation of the NT, which you wish to ditch for the types and shadows of the OT.
When by singing the Psalms, which was NOT the OT praise book, do you ever use the name of Jesus? When do you ever sing of the glory of his work on Calvary? When do you ever claim any of the precious promises he left us? When do you specifically praise him, or the Holy Spirit?
You want a deformed worship, not a reformed worship and that's, as I've said before, because you don't understand biblical hermeneutics.
Shame on you for your bigoted blindness.
As I said before you are sectarian, but no biblicist!!
Lurker wrote: I don't know Greek and I know there are different lexicons but in any event, I think you would do well to spend some time using a lexicon.
Its obvious you know no greek, and that is why you despise any argument based on the greek when it goes against you, but are happy to use a lexicon when you think it supports your case. How sad!
Patrick Fairbairn was a staunch Presbyterian and wrote extensively on hermeneutics. He also wrote a number of commentaries, most of which are still in print.
He was a scholar and linguist (which you are not) and yet he does not seek to impose on the verse a meaning that may suit his theology. At least we have to admire his honesty. You by contrast don't care for such scrupulous honesty.