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Were the Jewish Christians under the Mosaic Law during the transitional period, surely not for salvation?
Still have to keep it.
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Preterist Forum / Re: The significance of Matthew 23:39
« Last post by DaveRC on Today at 03:52:30 AM »
Psalm 118:22-27 is nicely bookended within these two passages in Matthew 21:42-44 and Matthew 23:29-39
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Yes, there was a transitional period.

Jesus said as much in Matthew 5:17-18. Nothing would be abolished from the Law and the Prophets until all was fulfilled or finished.

Also, Hebrews 8:13 speaks about this transitional period and one can throw-in Hebrews 10:9 too.
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Theology Forum / A letter from John Calvin to Martin Luther
« Last post by RB on Today at 03:08:13 AM »
John Calvin (1509-1564)

Calvin submits to Luther several of his writings, of which he desires to obtain his approbation.

TO the very excellent pastor of the Christian Church, Dr. M. Luther, my much respected father,

I saw that my French fellow-countrymen, as many of them as had been brought out from the darkness of the Papacy to soundness of the faith, had altered nothing as to their public profession, and that they continued to defile themselves with the sacrilegious worship of the Papists, as if they had never tasted the savour of true doctrine, I was altogether unable to restrain myself from reproving so great sloth and negligence, in the way that I thought it deserved. How, indeed, can this faith, which lies buried in the heart within, do otherwise than break forth in the confession of faith? What kind of religion can that be, which lies submerged under seeming idolatry? I do not undertake, however, to handle the argument here, because I have done so at large already in two little tractates, wherein, if it shall not be troublesome to you to glance over them, you will more clearly perceive both what I think, and the reasons which have compelled me to form that opinion. By the reading of them, indeed, some of our people, while hitherto they were fast asleep in a false security, having been awakened, have begun to consider what they ought to do. But because it is difficult either casting aside all consideration of self, to expose their lives to danger, or having roused the displeasure of mankind, to encounter the hatred of the world, or having abandoned their prospects at home in their native land, to enter upon a life of voluntary exile, they are withheld or kept back by these difficulties from coming to a settled determination. They put forth other reasons, however, and those somewhat specious, whereby one may perceive that they only seek to find some sort of pretext or other. In these circumstances, because they hang somehow in suspense, they are desirous to hear your opinion, which as they do deservedly hold in reverence, so it shall serve greatly to confirm them. They have therefore requested me, that I would undertake to send a trusty messenger to you, who might report your answer to us upon this question. And because I thought it was of very great consequence for them to have the benefit of your authority, that they might not fluctuate thus continually, and I myself stood besides in need of it, I was unwilling to refuse what they required. Now, therefore, much respected father in the Lord, I beseech you by Christ, that you will not grudge to take the trouble for their sake and mine, first, that you would peruse the epistle written in their name, and my little books, cursorily and at leisure hours, or that you would request some one to take the trouble of reading, and report the substance of them to you. Lastly, that you would write back your opinion in a few words. Indeed, I am unwilling to give you this trouble in the midst of so many weighty and various employments; but such is your sense of justice, that you cannot suppose me to have done this unless compelled by the necessity of the case; I therefore trust that you will pardon me. Would that I could fly to you, that I might even for a few hours enjoy the happiness of your society; for I would prefer, and it would be far better, not only upon this question, but also about others, to converse personally with yourself; but seeing that it is not granted to us on earth, I hope that shortly it will come to pass in the kingdom of God. Adieu, most renowned sir, most distinguished minister of Christ, and my ever-honoured father. The Lord himself rule and direct you by his own Spirit, that you may persevere even unto the end, for the common benefit and good of his own Church.—Yours,     JOHN CALVIN.

It truly shames me when I read of holy men of old how they conducted their spirits between themselves showing so much respect and honour where it was deserved and should be given in all sincerity. Those days are far gone sad to say. I truly enjoy reading letters written by the true fathers of the faith. Even among good men, it has been proven that disagreement is present and will happen, yet it is always, for the most part, is handled with humility, grace, and kindness~giving honour where honour is due.
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justbyfaith,

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See 2 Corinthians 5:5, Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30.

The last of these verses says we are sealed unto the day of redemption.

The forner two tell us that the Holy Spirit is an earnest of our inheritance unto the redemption of the purchased possession.  That purchased possession is us the church, we have an inheritance and the Holy Spirit is its guarantee in our lives because we have been redeemed (bought back) by the Lord Jesus Christ.
never disagreed with these verses. None of these verses is guaranteeing ones faith.  It is guaranteeing that the inheritance is there for us but to receive the inheritance is based on our faith.  The Holy Spirit does not guarantee ones faith.

So if someone is sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of redemption, then that means it may not be for the day of redemption?
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Scriptures are more than just a collection of promises. Only scriptures pertaining to the faith of Jesus Christ, hope of glory and knowledge of Jesus Christ bear promises.

There are many other scriptures specifically about acts of the Lord, ,revealing knowledge (eternity, perfection, training and purity) of the Lord to the children of God.

Also, there are many scriptures about substantive things by the faith of God, which things were formerly promised through the faith of Jesus Christ.
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justbyfaith,

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See 2 Corinthians 5:5, Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30.

The last of these verses says we are sealed unto the day of redemption.

The forner two tell us that the Holy Spirit is an earnest of our inheritance unto the redemption of the purchased possession.  That purchased possession is us the church, we have an inheritance and the Holy Spirit is its guarantee in our lives because we have been redeemed (bought back) by the Lord Jesus Christ.
never disagreed with these verses. None of these verses is guaranteeing ones faith.  It is guaranteeing that the inheritance is there for us but to receive the inheritance is based on our faith.  The Holy Spirit does not guarantee ones faith.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: How Long Do You Leave Christmas Decorations Up?
« Last post by Jd34 on Yesterday at 10:58:15 PM »
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General Discussion Forum / Re: How Long Do You Leave Christmas Decorations Up?
« Last post by Jd34 on Yesterday at 10:53:08 PM »


That's the same table and chair set that we have in our kitchen.. .. We also keep our lights in the kitchen like that for a while ...

Kind of déjà vu when I looked at your picture..


!!Jd!! That's a workhorse of a dinette set, isn't it?  I'm always getting acrylics and oil paint on the table top. No worries. Just let it dry and get a razor blade out and zip...it's gone.
You'll probably notice the fabric on the chairs is different than yours. I recovered the seats in fuchsia cheetah print fabric. I'm going to blame that decision on her ---------> Spirit of Jezebel. She must have been trying to lure me into taking a walk on the wild side with that fabric choice.  ::doh::
Lol..I did notice.  But I couldn't remember what the original color was  because we recovered ours several years ago in a dark hunter green.
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This subject goes alongside of, The simple way to be saved.
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