Rubbish. They were believing Jews. They believed in the promise of a coming Savior and knew him only darkly through types etc. They were not called Christians.
Even though the OT saints did not enjoy as much revelation of Christ as the NT saints, the writer of Hebrews (inspired by God) called what they had FAITH. He does not distinguish their faith as different from NT saints because even with types and shadows the object of their faith was the same.
GSTexas writes: And wheres the verse that referrs to John the Baptist orOld Testament saints as Christians?
Hebrews 11:13 KJV  These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them , and embraced them , and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. . . . Hebrews 11:26 KJV  Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
She can recognize Satanic symbols but she can't see the dragon who gives power and authority to the beast she worships. She needs more than Starbucks to wake her up.
Revelation 13:2 KJV  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
I guess this proves that deception runs through all levels of gvt. State and Federal. I already know our local rednecks are theives. (Appropriate money for one thing and spend it on another.) Now they have their hands on the Education system. The RCC is destroying public schools to divert money from public education to Rome.
President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis in Vatican City and, with his poll numbers, probably hopes some of the pontiff's popularity will rub off on him before he leaves. "I'm a great admirer," Obama tells Francis
Very interesting. A meeting of the head of the beast and a disciple of the false prophet.
Revelation 16:13-14 KJV  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
You are right to hold the scriptures above the works of uninspired men. Nevertheless, we can still learn from the writings of our brothers in Christ, even those who have gone on before us. These held the Bible in high esteem as well. You can easily tell from their writings. Also, we can learn from their mistakes to avoid their pitfalls along the way.
No problem. I don't consider myself a scholar either, but all that you mention (with the exception of Wesley of course) make for excellent supplemental reading, I have a set of Spurgeon's Tabernacles, Calvin's commentaries, Matthew Henry. I am also a big fan of Gordon Clark, and John Robbins. They have an excellent website (The Trinity Foundation) with free literature. A lot of good stuff there.
So RK, you think that I regard or treat with haughty contempt THE BIBLE; that I despise THE BIBLE; that I consider or reject as beneath me THE BIBLE?
Now why do you do that, You know fully that I was referring to the word "scholar", and not the word "The Bible". Weren't you criticizing scholarly study. So when I said you disdain the word scholar, that's what I meant.
Strat writes: What will Feminist,Homosexuals and metrosewxuals do when real men will no longer fight for them or clean up their mess ? surrender to Sharia Law where they will be the first to be wiped out or beaten into submission.
Start, I have to disagree. These hypocrites will be the first to bow the knee to Alah and strap on the Berkah to preserve their stinking lives. Those Mooslums are itching to take off American Christian heads thinking that this will silence the gospel. But, hey we have news for them.