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    Jesus Crucifixion & Atonement

    Hi Andrew. According to your belief why was Jesus crucified?
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    Remembering God's Sovereignty

    That's good news, TonyT. I find continual interaction with trusted Christian friends and constant referral to the Word of God both in their company and during times of solitude very effective in producing the fruit of the Spirit which seems to be what is happening with you. Gal 5:22-25 (22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (24) And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (25) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
  3. Hi Guppy, I believe that anyone that claims to have salvation with no recourse to the Word of God is a false convert. Thus I have to say that anyone who answers your question and addresses your problem without recourse to the Word of God is a false witness. Furthermore I believe that if anyone thinks they can reason their way to some formulaic conclusion about how the Holy Spirit works on the unregenerate sinner to make them desire regeneration they are deluded. Such a pursuit is futile. A sinner may come to repentance after a life of crime and wonder why God did not lead them to repentance sooner. The answer is simple. We are at God's mercy like clay in the hands of the potter. Once I saw the true nature of my sin I wanted to be free of it and had no desire to resist God's grace. It is the goodness of God in making His will known to us through His Word and by His Spirit that leads us to repentance and not anything that we can "boast" of. Joh 1:1 (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh 1:12-14 (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Rom 1:16-20 (16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
  4. God and His Word are synonymous so no contest.
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    Knowing Christ Crucified All The Time

    Good to get your feedback, once again, deade. That's right, nothing in or of the world matters when we are dead to it. We are blessed in the victory of Christ's crucifixion as we fellowship with Him and His people as those who are crucified with Him. Amen.
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    Temple sacrifices during the tribulation

    Hi Grafted Branch, Thanks for your continued interest and input regarding this article. I too have gone through it with a fine toothcomb in a desire to be familiar with all sides of the discussion while not necessarily persuaded of any. Your observations about freewill are astute and in studying the material I have gained the impression that freewill would fall into the category of a contaminant for which the sacrifices would be made. For me there is no joy in the restoration of the oblations and literal temple so I still ask myself and God what am I missing? The article is heavily copyrighted so I can't post any excerpts but the conclusion does offer some insight into the meaning of Ezekiel's prophecy as being of a temporary 1000 year period when a partially unglorified population will be covered by daily oblations and temple worship, but not by personal faith in Christ. This is only a temporary or preparatory interval prior to the eternal state when all that remain in Christ's presence are glorified and therefore God's holiness is not assailed.
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    Temple sacrifices during the tribulation

    Hi Grafted Branch, Here's a link that may add to your discussion, or leave you none the wiser. Problem-of-Sacrifices-PDF.
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    Acts 11:26

    Why do any names stick? They gain acceptance because they are readily associated with what they describe. Any name can be used contemptuously by those who are opposed to or prejudiced against a particular person or group for any number of reasons. eg.Victorian to accuse of prudishness, or simply to refer to things pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria. It's all in the perception.
  9. What is your specialist subject? With Paul it was Christ, and Him crucified. Gaius played host to Paul at Corinth (Romans 16:23) and the saints met in his home where they would have heard the message Paul refers to in these verses: 1Co 2:1-5 (1) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. (2) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (3) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. (4) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: (5) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Talk of Christ and Him crucified bothers some people. 1Co 1:18 (18) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1Co 1:23-24 (23) But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; (24) But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. As followers of Christ we know the power and wisdom of God present in our lives as a result of Christ crucified. No matter what else is happening in the world and in our lives, Christ crucified has us in its thrall. Is there anything as catastrophic, traumatic, dynamic, intentional, strategic, magnetic, and prophetic to equal God incarnate undertaking such a demanding ordeal on our behalf? And in this, like Paul, we share... Gal 2:20 (20) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
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    Another blessing

    Looks good. May the blessings continue.
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    Questions concerning Eve

    I don't expect a plausible answer but I'll ask you anyway, ewq1938, Why would God create Adam, or any man, from the dust , and why would He create Eve, or any woman, from a man's rib if human males and females already existed as you seem to insist? Gen 2:7-8 (7) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (8) And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
  12. You make a good point, Becky, so the use of the word "antichrist" for either the first or second beasts of Revelation is a convention based on implication and inference. The claims of the papacy have historically gone beyond popes being Christ's vicars on earth ... Pope Leo XIII said these things about the role of the Papacy and the Roman Church:
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    What Is The Lord Saying To You Today?

    Thanks for posting this, hanna. Praise and glory to God for words of encouragement like this which serve to build us up in our faith.
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    The Importance (and Early Use) of Creeds

    My view is that the contents of a creed needs to align with Scripture or it misleads. Also it should be impressed upon those who believe there is a need for a creed that the repetitive rehearsing and reciting of a creed is no substitute for living to please and glorify God.
  15. MAN OF TYRANNY: RIDING FOR A FALL MANOFTYRANNY.BLOGSPOT.COM Babylon is riding for a fall, With all the cities of the nations in her thrall. With all the cities of the nations, Breeding blasphemous ...
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