Just a guy wrote: IE says.... ( I CLEPed out of the 1st 2 yrs of college ) How old are you? CLEP hasn't been around long enough to have a Greek book falling apart from 50 years of use?
"College Boardâs College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. "
Though, in your state or college, it might not have been in place as long, so I can see why you might think it more recent It was a new thing when I took advantage of it- a real time saver.
I had a history of going to the advanced classes from elementary school & thru college. I tended to be the "little kid" in classes of older students.
"Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on anjy of the 33 examinations." don't have to waste time in boring "mandatory " classes with CLEP exams. "I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation."ps119:99 been reading my oldest Greek text for~ 50 yrs(tutored by H.S.Latin teacher) (Duct taped with 4 types & still holding) Just like me.
John UK wrote: the living Lord knows all these things, and will deal with it. - To day, if ye hear his voice, harden not your heart.
"And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell."Js3
-- Hell & Fire & our fallen tongue all tie together- even to the extent of the tongues of preachers denying the words of the Bible. the entropy of fire a great picture of the ashes of a lifeless world without the Source of Life
"There is a deepseated unbelief among Christians just now, about the eternity of future punishment. It is not outspoken in many cases, but it is whispered; and it frequently assumes the shape of a spirit of benevolent desire that the doctrine may be disproved. I fear that at the bottom of all this there is a rebellion against the dread sovereignty of God. There is a suspicion that sin is not, after all, so bad a thing as we have dreamed. There is an apology, or a lurking wish to apologize for sinners, who are looked upon rather as objects of pity than as objects of indignation...." Spurgeon saw dangers of doubting retribution
âPope John Paul II pointed millions to Jesus Christ when he was Pope. And I believe we're in for the greatest move of the Spirit of God on this planet."
âBENNY HINN (Benny Hinn: The Impact of the Pope's Death, By Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief, CBN.com).
What? The Pope pointing people to Jesus? Hinn is a false prophet! Pope John Paul II pointed billions of people to MARY!!!Pope John Paul II pointed people to himself, to the Catholic priests, to the Seven sacraments, to religion, to Mary; BUT, not to Jesus Christ. You cannot point people to Jesus Christ while simultaneously teaching the traditions of men. John 4:24 plainly teaches that God must be worshipped in TRUTH, not the traditions of men. What a deception!!! This is why Christ said in Mark 7:7...
"Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Shouldest thou help the wicked, and love them who hate the Lord?" 2 Chr 19:2
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist â¦. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds." 2 Jn 7, 9-11
The "doctrine of Christ" that John refers to includes the entire gospel message. It means the "all things whatsoever I have commanded" from the Great Commission (Matt. 28:20).
The cityâs requirement would create problems for churches that teach traditional views of marriage and sexual ethics.
For example, the sermons of Crosspoint pastor Jerry Lewin are promoted and published on the churchâs website.
âThis teaching and preaching is consistent with the theological position of Grace International. If Pastor Lewin were to communicate a position regarding sex and marriage inconsistent with the teaching of Grace International, he would be defrocked,â the filing states.
Further, Hope Lutheran âallows outside groups to use the facilities only at the churchâs discretion. Church facilities will not be made available for an activity which is at odds with the teachings of the church.â
âGrace Internationalâs Statement of Faith addresses marriage as follows; âWe believe that marriage and family are institutions ordained by the Lord God Himself from the very beginning of human history and these are sacred institutions. Marriage is between one man and one woman.â
None of those positions, like those held by other plaintiffs, aligns with the politically correct promotions of alternative sexual lifestyles that the ordinance purports to protect.
The ordinance demands that places of âpublic accommodationâ include âall establishments within the city.."
Dave wrote: I do pray this Hinn uses the same nous his nephew did, that he was repent and preach the Gospel
"take the Bible and you take what Jesus taught and you take some of the promises of heaven and the riches of heaven and the wonderful glories of heaven and you make them a now thing, then you really have a model for your best life now." "That's really not the heartbeat of Christianity," he continued, "the heartbeat of Christianity is, if you have wealth, you want to be generous and rich in good works. If God has blessed you with a lot, you have a great responsibility." Prosperity gospel is the teaching that "believers have a right to the blessings of health and wealth and that they can obtain these blessings through positive confessions of faith and the 'sowing of seeds' through the faithful payments of tithes and offerings." ..particularly dangerous to those living in impoverished nations who give the last of their money to prosperity preachers in hopes that they will receive material blessings.
"God is like your magic genie If you rub Him right and do all the right things...."
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines OF DEVILS." 1 Timothy 4:1
"But the Pharisees said, He casteth out DEVILS through the prince of the DEVILS." Matthew 9:34
There are a multitude of Bible critics who insist the King James Bible is in error when it translates the Greek word daimonion as "devils". They tell us this word should be translated as "demons" and not devils, because everyone knows there is only one Devil, that is Satan,& not many.
NewAgers today refer to daemons as good spirits who guide us in this life. I have heard some of the lectures on the Power of Myth by the late Joseph Cambell. He frequently used the word "daemon" in a positive way as some sort of spiritual guide. I'm sure he now knows how wrong he was during his lifetime.
Shakespeare also used the word daemon (demon) is a positive way. Therefore, O Antony, stay not by his side. Thy demon, that thy spirit which keeps thee, is Noble, courageous, high, unmatchable Where Caesar's is not. But near him thy angel Becomes a fear, as being o'erpow'red. . . --Antony and Cleopatra, II.iii.18-22.
Acts 17:18 Î´Î±Î¹Î¼Î¿Î½Î¯ÏÎ½ gods, "DIvinities" = demons to Greeks
What would be the reaction to abortion if abortionists killed the babies with guns? What if we pointed out that forceps and suction hoses kill more children than guns?Â What if we pointed out that the womb was more dangerous for a child than a public school?Â Would we ever argue that the teenagers in the schools werenât really people because they were still dependant on their parents?Â What if all of the debate over abortion was focused on the child rather than on the mother?Â What if we zeroed in on a babyâs right to live?
If no one wants to see innocent children die then why donât we stop killing innocent children in the womb?Â Calling them non-persons is the ultimate bullying.
Maybe it would end if we passed a law forcing abortionists to kill the babies with guns.Â Maybe then the hypocritical LEFT would stand up and fight for ALL the children. The key to winning most arguments is to frame the debate in such a way that it brings a greater emotional response which eventually leads to a regrettable decision when eventually viewed under the microscope of logic.
https://www.wayoflife.org/database/grahamcompromise.html "During Grahamâs 1949 Los Angeles crusade, his ministry began to receive national press coverage. Grahamâs final rift with most fundamentalist leaders did not occur until 1957, though. This was brought about by the open sponsorship of the liberal Protestant Church Council in New York City. The Graham crusade committee in New York included 120 theological modernists who denied the infallibility of Scripture. The wife of modernist Norman Vincent Peale headed up the womenâs prayer groups for the Crusade. Modernists such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sat on the platform and led in prayer. In the National Observer, Dec. 30, 1963, King said the virgin birth of Christ was "a mythological story" created by the early Christians. In Ebony magazine, January 1961, King said: "I do not believe in hell as a place of a literal burning fire" Â¿cut out hell fire? Mk9:"44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" Billy cut this from bile he endorsed. like E$Vile BGlie
" painful to reflect, that notwithstanding the boasted light of the present age, so many persons who are respectable and amiable in all the relations of life, should deliver themselves up, as if divested of their eyes and ears, to the usurped dominion of the Papal hierarchy, when the slightest attention to the primitive institution of Christianity, would reveal to them the Saviour of sinners in all his fulness, requiring no mediators by whom he is to be approached, but able and willing â as the one only mediator between an offended God, and his guilty creatures â to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them â inviting all, without exception, or restriction, to take of the water of life freely, and proposing to our faith that single sacrifice.."
Dr. Tim wrote: Jim, why are you afraid of a "theocrat" coming to power? You certainly have no problem with theocrats who faithfully follow the god of this world, Satan.
In whom the god of this worldhath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel
of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2Cor4:4. -- 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Note fake ESV deletes "the Lord" from Evilgelical Spurious Vision-/
Tim,has a "glorious gospel"from "The Lord" who defeats death to give life...
Evilgelicals who toss the "glorious gospel" for the downgraded gospel "light" ( as in not heavy, or weighty , but vain- without the Lord's authority. )
Lightweight vs 2Cor4:17 "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"
The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament With Lexicon and Synonyms by George Ricker Berry, G.R. Berry, George R. Berry, G. R. Berry Hardcover, 807 Pages, Published 1981 by Zondervan ISBN-13: 978-0-310-21170-9, ISBN: 0-310-21170-0
Nice to have"cheat sheet" version
At one time, I could recite 1 John in Greek. No more But a good way to get familiar with text)
My wife's side is VERY Greek , so cuisine, Greek Orthodox weddings in Greek etc., part of my life
& in Calif. at Davis U, I preached on campus with a born again Greek Orthodox Bishop! (Cody)
Acts4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: 25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. -- The holy Child Jesus was seen as Christ !Â¡!Â¡Before !Â¡!Â¡ he left the womb.. The PCA "White type" White lies lovers want to OK killing babies despite truths of God's words- just delete,ignore& redefine words 2Cor4:4
Andrew White's PCA type separation of Church and state that link-ins to fake bible quoters love
Number of Abortions - Abortion Counters
Each real-time abortion counter is based on the most current statistics* for the number of abortions in the US & the number of abortions Worldwide.
US Abortion Clock.org
Pharmacists for Life organization estimates that their have been approximately 250 million babies aborted chemically since 1973 in the USA: http://www.pfli.org/
* The Guttmacher Institute, formed as a division of Planned Parenthood of America, reported 42 million abortions World-Wide in 2003 which was down from 46 million in 1995. The study was funded by the World Health Organization, an agency of the UN and the World Bank.
* In January 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reported: * 1.05 million abortions in the US in 2012; * 4.8% of abortions in the US occurred from week 16 of pregnancy to week 32. US 2014 STUDY on abortions: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html World Wide STUDY on abortions: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_IAW.pdf
* The National Right to Life Committee reported on their 2/2015 fact sheet (http://www.nrlc.org/uploads/factsheets/FS01AbortionintheUS.pdf )
Jim Lincoln wrote: -- (Religion and Secularism: The American Experience)[/URL] I wonder if MLK Jr. would have gotten a state funeral if he was White?
Andrew White is Jimminie's type of Baby killer who separates in his split Jeckel Hyde mind the Law of God and great idol state PCA governor would lie in state when elected- just as fake Bible quoters lie. When Evangelicals Vote Pro-Abortion - Separation of Church and State
Pro-abortion, pro-homosexual evangelicals running for office say they are only âseparating church and state.â Is that what they are doing, really? Or are they actually separating morality from the state? Swanson today
PCA elder from Houston is running for Governor of Texas, and he says he is 100% in support Roe V. Wade... also look at the record of the Methodist church,beginning with a Methodist pastor who conducted the Sand Creek massacre in Colorado, possibly the worst Native American massacre of women and children in history. Then, take a look at how the Methodists in the Rocky Mountain region are treating abortion (the murder of children) in our day. As the hypocrisies are made manifest, will they repent?
Dave wrote: Not to be contentious, but yes the big I, that's correct. We must ask ourselves " who are the 'whosoever' " in John 3:16. Looking at the Word in it's entirety answers this question. Quite obviously from scripture we see these ' whosoever ' Are those elected, predestined and chosen, by God, before the foundation of the world. We cannot decide our way into heaven, this is fundamental understanding and cannot be glossed over for fear of ridicule. Our total inability within man, does not mean Devine impossibility. Man is completely unable to seek after God of his own accord, divine intervention is a given
New Birth -like natural, ain't the son's doing! "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man,
but of God."Jn1:13 & The Words of God which birth us ?? 2Pet1:"20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man:
but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." -- It is of God's will that we are reborn by His word
those that tremble at his wordÂ¡rejoice!
"Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word;"Is66:5a
John 3:16 "God so loved the world that he gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN Son". In Greek this looks like - Îá½ÏÏÏ Î³á½°Ï á¼ Î³Î¬ÏÎ·ÏÎµÎ½ á½ Î¸Îµá½¸Ï Ïá½¸Î½ ÎºÏÏÎ¼Î¿Î½, á½¥ÏÏÎµ Ïá½¸Î½ Ï á¼±á½¸Î½ Î±á½ÏÎ¿á¿¦ Ïá½¸Î½ Î¼Î¿Î½Î¿Î³ÎµÎ½á¿ á¼Î´ÏÎºÎµÎ½. The word in question is Î¼Î¿Î½Î¿Î³ÎµÎ½á¿ "According to numerous Greek-English lexicons the meaning in reference to the Son of God is "only begotten". It is so translated by a multitude of English Bible versions. It also appears that some of the more modern lexicons are changing the meaning of the word from what others in the past have said about the meaning of this word is, particularly in reference to the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ"Will Kinney
&bad preachers led this way
Liddell&Scott's Greek-English Lexicon,17th edition,dated 1887. page 451 tells us the word has 1 primary meaning &one secondary meaning. The 1st meaning listed under monogenes is "ONLY BEGOTTEN". 2nd meaning is "born from one and the same mother". Those are the only definitions it gives. Divry's Modern English-Greek&Greek-English Desk Dictionary by D.C. Divry, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1974. look up the Greek word monogenes on page 594 ;only one definitions ion listed ONLY BEGOTTEN." - When Born Again I became one of the sons of God-1Jn3:1&2 - Who benefit$ from Jesus being the "Only Son"? "The Bible says"