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  1. Fastfredy0

    Does the Bible condone slavery?

    Adding some context ... SLAVE - a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. Exodus 21:1 “Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. 2 When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. 3 If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone. 5 But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ 6 then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever. 7 “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. 8 If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her. 9 If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. 10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights. 11 And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money. 20 “When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the slave is his money. 22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26 “When a man strikes the eye of his slave, male or female, and destroys it, he shall let the slave go free because of his eye. 27 If he knocks out the tooth of his slave, male or female, he shall let the slave go free because of his tooth. Ephesians 6: 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free. 9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him. Colossians 4:1 - Masters, give unto [your] servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Titus 2:9-10 - [Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters, [and] to please [them] well in all [things]; not answering again; (Read More...) Philemon 1:16 - Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? ________________________ By definition, is not someone who is drafted into the military a SLAVE (a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.)? Slavery (a pejorative today) means so many things to so many people.
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    Matthew 6:15

    Given: Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Definition of “Forgive” - stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense Premise 1: No one goes to heaven with unforgiven sin Premise 2: You must be regenerated to go to heaven Premise 3: Everyone who has been regenerated goes to heaven (preservation) Conclusion 1: All those how have been regenerated will have forgiven all others all things. They will never be in a situation where they will not forgive (anger or resentment) another Conclusion 2: Any who has not forgiven someone has not been regenerated Conclusion 3: A regenerated person will always forgive everyone of any offense Question: Is there a flaw in my logic? Bizarre example: Someone tortures my son and I can't forgive them then that is a unquestionable sign that I have not been regenerated. Aside: Hopefully, the verse is to be understood literally (otherwise, all bets are off … *smile*) Aside 2: This verse have always been a thorn in my side as it does not seem to be reasonable expectation (not that I can recall not forgiving someone unless a small amount of resentment constitutes unforgiveness ... hmmm, a guy in high school punched me in the stomach for no reason during gym class and I hold a modicum of resentment to this day I suppose)
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    Smoking (tobacco)

    I was 11 and had a father that smoked at the time. (He later quit.) Friend had a pack so we went to a field and smoked half each. I anticipated getting sick, but didn't. I was my last cigarette. Probably not severe enough to necessitate a 12 point program, but that's all I got.
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    Religious obsessive compulsive disorder

    Wow, deep. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Having said that, I just finished an hour of watching Cliff Clavin, Sam Malone and Norm of "Cheers" fame. 🤸‍♀️
  5. Gee, my dad voted for Jimmy. (Only time he voted democrat.) I suppose his initial conversion either occurred after that vote or he is dodging flames now. (said 'tongue and cheek')
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    Is Christ's Resurrection part of what saves us?

    Well ... found this ... http://www.canadianmennonite.org/stories/belief-jesus’-resurrection-necessary "There’s a fascinating statement in the conclusion to Matthew’s account of the resurrected Jesus. It’s often skipped over because we Christians are so eager to get to the Great Commission. The risen Jesus has gathered with the eleven remaining disciples, and there in Matthew 28:17 are these words: “When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.” Some doubted. Even after everything they had witnessed, even with the resurrected Jesus standing in front of them, “some doubted,” we are told. To me, this only makes sense as an expression of doubt that the Jesus standing before them was truly who he said he was, that Jesus had truly been resurrected from the dead. Doubt like this, even among the remaining apostles! All this suggests that however vital the resurrection of Jesus is to Christian faith and life, there is room among followers of Jesus for diverse understandings of Jesus’ resurrection, and even for those who doubt whether it really happened at all." ...he goes on to say ... "So, “Do Christians really need to believe in Jesus’ resurrection?” Jesus’ resurrection is vital to Christian faith and life. It’s a pillar—I would say, the very foundation—of Christian theology and ethics and mission. However, if you find yourself thinking of Jesus’ resurrection differently than others, or even if you’ve got your doubts about whether it really happened, there is plenty of room for you among the followers of Jesus—just like there was for those first disciples." Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article found above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of yours truly. (*soft giggle*)
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    Is Christ's Resurrection part of what saves us?

    Yes, Constable's is problematic but that doesn't make it incorrect (i.e. God allowing evil is problematic). Again, I don't know Constable's thinking I can't defend the statement. I brought the idea up hoping someone would take Constable's side with corroborating ideas. So far, not takers. (LOL) I tried 'googling' the idea and found nothing directly related. I found something from Calvin to lead me to believe he did not side with Constable.
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    Is Christ's Resurrection part of what saves us?

    The point that struck me most (and I lost where I read it) was he stated (maybe this point wasn't Constable though my original quote was from Constable) that a person could have salvific faith and not believe in Christ's resurrection (granted, an improbable scenario). That person would be doctrinally incorrect but still saved. It was a fascinating statement. Again, splitting hairs. Something academics and dummies like me like to contemplate.
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    Is Christ's Resurrection part of what saves us?

    I did a little more searching and found 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, ... so not sure what Constable is talking about and to be fair, he doesn't offer an explanation / scriptural foundation (would be interesting if he had)
  10. I read the following recently in the commentary (Tom Constable) in the Net bible which I regard highly. Before reading this I would have said one must believe in the "death and resurrection of Christ" to be saved (1 Cor. 15:4). Now I am not so sure. (Aside: I believe in both , just splitting hairs I suppose) "Though the resurrection is part of the gospel message, it is not part of the saving work of Christ on the cross. The resurrection is stated as proof of the efficacy of Christ’s death. Having accomplished redemption by His death, Jesus Christ was ‘raised because of our justification’ (Romans 4:25). The fact that Jesus Christ is alive is part of the Christian’s good news, but individuals are saved by His death, not by His resurrection." Is the statement "individuals are saved by His death, not by His resurrection" true or false.
  11. Canada has 10 provinces (horns). I think Canadian beaver must be the "end time beast". They already dominate the world in hockey, curling and maple syrup production.
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    Idiot of the Day

    Am I being an egotist if I think this subject (Idiot of the Day) is all about me?
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    Eternal Election

    Don't confuse me with facts (soft giggle).
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    Eternal Election

    I assume, based on my previous posts, that you are inferring that somehow everyone on the planet was aware of the salvific gospel due to the words as it is in all the world of Colossian 1:6. This defies logic and any supporting evidence. John Owen Explains First, that whereas, with that which is equivalent unto it, All the World, it is used seven or eight times in the New Testament, it cannot be made appear, clearly and undeniably, that in any place it comprises all and every man in the world; so that unless some circumstance in this place enforce that sense (which it doth not), it will be a plain wresting of the words to force that interpretation upon them. ... Passing the place of which we treat, the next is, Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you as in All the World. Where, -- 1. All and every man cannot be understood; for they had not all then received the gospel (which has been my point all along). 2. Only believers are here signified, living abroad in the world; because the gospel is said to "bring forth fruit" in them to whom it comes, and there is no true gospel fruit without faith and repentance.
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    Eternal Election