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  1. Hi William, South Korea has a large percentage of Christians living there so I am wondering why there aren't more (any?) South Koreans signed on here. Could it be that perhaps the language is a barrier? I taught there for several years and met quite a few Christians who spoke pretty good/good English. Hello to all at Bukbu Church in Pohang - 하나님 아버지 감사합니다! Faber
  2. Faber

    Does God care more about men then women?

    She ought to refuse to obey her husband if he is commanding her to sin (cf. Acts 5:29). If I told my wife to commit arson she is not to obey me.
  3. Why don't you want to live there?
  4. To affirm that Jesus is Lord means that Jesus is God. There are times when kyrios (Greek for "Lord" or "lord") can refer to people (Acts 16:30; 1 Peter 3:6; Revelation 7:14) or even to a supernal being (Acts 10:4). These examples do not detract at all from the fact that when "Lord" is applied to Jesus it demonstrates He is God. This is based on the following reasons: 1. There are many examples where the "Lord" from the Septuagint (LXX) in reference to YHWH are applied to the Lord Jesus in the New Testament. The following is by no means exhaustive. a. Matthew Matthew 16:27 - Jeremiah 17:10 (cf. Psalm 62:12; Proverbs 24:12) b. Luke Acts 2:25 - Psalm 16:8 c. John John 12:41 - Isaiah 6:1f. d. Paul Romans 10:13 - Joel 2:32 (3:5 LXX) 1 Corinthians 1:31 - Jeremiah 9:23f. 1 Corinthians 2:16 - Isaiah 40:13 (LXX) 1 Corinthians 8:6 - Deuteronomy 6:4 1 Corinthians 10:21 - Malachi 1:7, 12 1 Corinthians 10:22 - Deuteronomy 32:21 (cf. v. 19) 1 Corinthians 10:26 - Psalm 24:1 e. The unknown author of Hebrews Hebrews 1:10 - Psalm 102:25 f. James James 5:16 - Proverbs 15:29 g. Peter 1 Peter 2:3 - Psalm 34:8 1 Peter 3:12 - Psalm 34:15-16a 1 Peter 3:15 - Isaiah 8:13 What's even more interesting about Isaiah 40:13 (LXX) is that Paul applied the same Lord from this passage to the Lord Jesus in 1 Corinthians 2:16 and to the Father in Romans 11:34. If the Lord Jesus was not God (YHWH) this would be unthinkable for Paul to have done. 2. The Lord, in reference to the Lord Jesus, is said to fully know the hearts of all (John 21:17; Acts 1:24; 1 Corinthians 4:4-5). This demonstrates that He is omniscient (God). https://www.christforums.org/forum/christian-community/bible-study/38995-kardiognōstēs-does-it-mean-omniscient 3.The Lord, in reference to the Lord Jesus, is the proper recipient of prayer (Acts 1:24-25; 2:21; 7:59-60; 9:14, 21; 22:16; Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 12:8; Ephesians 5:19; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 3:18; etc.). Since God alone ought to be prayed to this demonstrates that the Lord Jesus is God. 4. A few citations concerning various passages are very clear as to what it means when one affirms that "Jesus is Lord." a. Ceslas Spicq: "Let every tongue proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord," that is, God. Such is the object of faith profession and worship: "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." Henceforth, Christians are "those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ," that is, who worship his divine majesty and implore his sovereign protection (Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, kyrios, 2:350). b. Murray Harris: 'Jesus is Lord'...What, then, did the earliest Christians understand as the implications of this confession? To judge from the New Testament use of kyrios in reference to Jesus, whenever worshipping Christians repeat this confession of faith, we are doing several things...We are acknowledging the deity of Christ. When Thomas addressed Jesus as 'My Lord and my God' (John 20:28), he was applying to the Nazarene an expression used commonly in the Psalms in reference to Yahweh. Moreover, the combination of 'Lord' and 'God' shows that the title 'Lord' connotes divinity (Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Jesus, page 89). c. See also the following informative link: https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-is-Lord.html
  5. John is referring to the Lord Jesus as YHWH. He does the same in John 12:41 (cf. Isaiah 6:9-10). I am not denying the Lord Jesus is God. I have cited plenty of passages in support of this in the OP - including the verse you cited (Matthew 1:23). I am simply asking if He is referred to as "God" in Ephesians 5:5 and 2 Thessalonians 1:12.
  6. Is Jesus referred to as "God" in Ephesians 5:5 and 2 Thessalonians 1:12?
  7. Based on 1 Corinthians 11:27-32 I heard a pastor say that if there is known sin in your life that you ought to refrain from partaking of the Lord's Supper because that would be approaching it an "unworthy manner." Is this biblically correct?
  8. Faber

    The God Who Acts: Calvin on the Triune God

    I agree with Calvin that all three Persons are invoked in baptism.
  9. It isn't necessary to go totally into the garbage can in order to know whether it stinks or not.
  10. Faber

    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    In a large percentage, China is Communist in name only. I have lived here for the past 6 years. Our system (the USA) is more "communistic" with our social services.
  11. The Pharisees hated Him because of their tradition, it wasn't based on biblical authority. You make a false comparison.
  12. Faber

    Our "new creation" is in Christ and in heaven.

    Thanks for your opinion.
  13. Faber

    Our "new creation" is in Christ and in heaven.

    I cited the BDAG (3rd Edition) which is not my opinion but how the actual word is properly defined. Learn the difference.