I just saw this article today. Thank you for the history lesson & explaining what a Reformed Baptist is. I've heard of Freewill, Independent, Full Gospel, and Southern Baptist, but your article is the first time, that I can remember, hearing of Reformed Baptist. I guess I haven't got that far in my Baptist history reading/listening. Also, thanks for your clarity on who are considered brothers in the faith.
While I do not disagree with anything in this article, it doesn't actually address the seeming contradiction between verses 5 and 6. I have found an excellent article that I recommend to you with an outstanding explanation. You may decide you are willing to reference it at the end of your article for a well-balanced explanation. Please see http://www.biblefood.com/foolques.html Thank you, Terri Morton
Very interesting blog. Alot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that I'm interested in, but I'm most definately interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know
Jesus is God (Jehovah). The JW's deny Christ's deity, which makes them a cult that leads people to Hell. Anyone who does not believe that Jesus is God (Jehovah) shall die in their sins.
"I (Jesus - ed.) said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that *I am* he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:24, KJV).
"And God said unto Moses, *I Am* That *I Am*: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, *I Am* hath sent me unto you." (Exodus 3:14, KJV).
Also see "Jehovah is Jesus" at https://carm.org/jehovah-jesus
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, *I am*." (John 8:58, KJV). Much more on this point (i.e., proof the Jesus is Jehovah) is at http://ow.ly/UEH230hleBy
Jesus is God! By Dr. C. Matthew McMahon http://ow.ly/PHK830hlfAn This article demonstrates the undeniable Biblical witness that Jesus Christ is God (Jehovah) and that the Biblical record makes this known repeatedly.
Free MP3: Who Is Jesus Christ? - The Way, The Truth and the Life, by Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3 and Video) http://ow.ly/DQH330hleVa
Many more free resources refuting the JW cult are at http://ow.ly/s9Ho30hlfis and http://ow.ly/FM2W30hlgrt and http://ow.ly/SEeH30hlgxl
So true! Mankind just believes whatever without looking things up to see if they are being told the truth--knowing what God says, not what man tells us it says. The only people I've spoken to that has shown me from the Bible the answers to my questions has been Jehovah's Witnesses. And they're the only people who use God's name, and do their best to act like real Christians. Like Jesus taught us to be like. I've still got questions, but I want my answers to come from God's Word only. Thanks for your comment. I'm unable to quit thinking about doing more to be Christ like. '
I'm with you 100%. You're absolutely right! Neither Jesus--who'd birth date is unknown--nor the Apostles, early Christians, nor Hebrews (the Jews) celebrate Birthdays. I read that astrology, divination, magic, etc. are mixed in with this celebration. His Laws and Statues benefit us, not God. Christmas is another celebration that is of pagan origin, yet religious leaders stay quiet on these issues? Another one is most Christians won't use God's name either. YHWH is Yahweh, or in English: Jehovah. The Dead Sea Scrolls found Yahweh (YHWH) written throughout thousands of these scrolls. Jesus, and the first Christians used God's name. In Rev. the word, Hallelujah is used which means, 'Praise Jah'. (A shortened form of Yahweh) Around the 3rd century, Christian leaders began removing God's name from the Scriptures, so today, few people, other than, Jehovah's Witnesses, will even say His name. Know wonder so many have lost faith in a Creator. The Bible is so factual, Archaeologists use it to find ancient cities, etc. I want to be thankful for such a magnificent earth, heavens, various other creations, God made simply for humans to be content and happy. All He asked in return was our love and obedience, just as we want from our own children. Thanks for your comment.
As a member since 1979,Tom and I have seen this body of believers go through many ups and downs, under the guidance of multiple pastors. We absolutely loved a few, liked some,tolerated others.The membershipwhen we joined in ‚Äė79 was small but welcoming. The next 10 or 11 years saw Calvary evangelize and baptize over 600 people! (Our 3 daughters included!)The new addition was built during this time for the expanding congregation. All of the wonderful ministries are now gone. There is no evangelizing at this time. The current congregation is loving to each other. However many of the wonderful Christians that mentored us feel unwelcome and some have been told that they are the reason for the division. A shepherd should never blame his flock for his failings. He should not let them stray or chase them away as has happened. My heart is broken. Calvary was established and expanded through evangelism and was a bright light...that is now dim. Are we still a light unto the world? Are we attracting others to the Lord? What is happening at Calvary? I DO love you all! I also love those that are on outside now. For this reason I feel we need new leadership. Someone who will love all, saved and unsaved, included and excluded, ‚Äúthem‚ÄĚ as well as ‚Äúus‚ÄĚ. In Christ, Darla R