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Theology Forum / Re: 1 Corinthians 2:2
« Last post by Charlie24 on Today at 04:14:33 PM »
No, he restricted himself to only Jesus Christ and Him crucified with the Corinthians. He did not restrict himself to this anywhere else. In other places Paul preached Jesus and Him crucified, and other things.
And we also know about church from Peter, James, and John, not just Paul.

99% of what we know about church practices, the do's and don'ts, came from the epistles of Paul. Peter, James, and John, did not teach us the construction of the church, that was given to Paul by God.

He preached the same at Corinth as he did anywhere. He peached that every promise from God comes through the Cross. Everything concerning the Chrsitian life is centered around the Cross. Without the Cross nothing is available for the Christian. We must have a solid foundation in the Cross of Christ (our salvation) or we have nothing.
By Ashley Fantz and Jason Hanna, CNN
updated 5:20 PM EDT, Thu October 30, 2014

(CNN) -- Negotiations over where a Maine nurse can be allowed to go have failed, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, and he's going to "exercise the full extent of his authority" to keep Kaci Hickox away from public places.

The state is now saying it doesn't want to confine Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with the organization Doctors Without Borders.

They want the nurse -- who has twice tested negative for Ebola and says she feels healthy -- to avoid public places such as stores for 21 days. That's the deadly virus' incubation period. Much of that period in her case is already up; it is set to end the second week in November.

Thursday morning, Hickox caused an uproar when she and her boyfriend, both staying at his home in Fort Kent, headed out for a bike ride. They returned in an hour, and were met by a throng of journalists watching her every move.
Catholic Forum / Re: Why would anyone become Catholic?
« Last post by kensington on Today at 04:10:23 PM »
You say that the command was not for you...  But, yet... you still explain away the second half to give yourselves permission to have images and idols to worship and pray to, by saying it was not the image making that was wrong, it was the bowing to them.

Which is it?  Why do you continue to go in this circle?  Why do believe you can have it both ways. 

God said no idols, but he didn't mean you.  God said no bowing to them, so you call it something else when you bow. 
Hi everyone! I'm no Spirit or Bible expert but I believe that there are 2 raptures. One will probably be for pre-tribulation(the first church removed) and mid-tribulation(right before Jesus fights the battle with his angel armies). Why do I believe this? Because I don't think Jesus would leave His children on the earth during tribulation(first church privileges  ::smile::) . I don't think the Jesus returning to Earth and graves opening up is until after 2nd rapture. We'll be the audience that watches the victory from the air maybe.  ::clappingoverhead:: I feel like Jesus has been telling me that the rapture will take place soon. A christian Song that has been playing on the Christian radio has really been sending chills up my spine lately- "Whatever you do just don't look back." It might be a good thing He hasn't come yet. I think that God has compassion and He's waiting on more people to get saved first. The number one message is reaching people for Christ to multiply His kingdom. I really wish that my brother would get saved. I'm praying for him.

My Mom had a rapture dream when she was a little girl. She, at the time, was going to a small southern baptist church in Ohio. She had a dream that she was in a church with large stained glass windows. The stained glass had bright colors and patterns on it. She was looking at the windows when suddenly there was a bright light! It was white and silvery and BLINDING! It shined so bright it blinded her eyes and she started floating up. She and the other people in the church all started flying really fast towards the stained glass window. She said that in her dream she knew it was the rapture. She had a white robe on and the stained glass window opened up! She said that the dream ended with her going out. The strange thing is that she felt like Jesus was telling her that she was going to be in the rapture. Strangely enough, she looks for stained glass windows whenever we are visiting a new church, She is always looking to see if it has her stained glass window. She said that she thinks that when the rapture happens it will be in a church with that stained glass window.
Weird huh? God is so COOL.
Quote from: kensington
Perhaps just for the scoffers who would come along

Pot meet kettle!
Catholic Forum / Re: Catholics Do Not Worship Idols .
« Last post by kensington on Today at 04:05:46 PM »
Perhaps you did not look at the picture above of the Catholics in the chapel and the HUGE picture of the Pope pretending to pray in a picture on a pole being paraded before them?   Which is what I was referring to. 
Catholic Forum / Re: Why would anyone become Catholic?
« Last post by winsome on Today at 04:03:09 PM »
Quote from: kensington
So WHO decided that what God said was not what God meant?  That even thought he said not to "make for yourselves graven images" he actually meant that Catholics could?  How can one half of what God commanded be a command and the other half isn't? 

Oh what fun. let's go round the loop again shall we, just as though we haven't been round it several times already?

Dt. 5:1-9
1 And Moses summoned all Israel, and said to them, "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your hearing this day, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.
2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive this day.
4 The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire,
5 while I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said:
6 "'I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
7 "'You shall have no other gods before me………

22 "These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them to me…….

27 Go near, and hear all that the Lord our God will say; and speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it.'

This very clearly shows that the Ten Commandments were given the Israelites at Horeb (Sinai) as part of the Covenant Law. The Covenant was made between God and the Israelites with Moses as Covenant Mediator. The Gentiles were not a party to it.

Paul says:
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands-- remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (Eph 2:12)
Gentiles were strangers to the covenants.


Now your turn kensington (prompt - does that mean we can murder and steal as well?)
It could have been the same power that ripped the temple's curtain from top to bottom and let all those people out of their graves. Possibly a scientific anomaly. 

I'm willing to bet that an eclipse didn't cause that.  But, God Himself.  Perhaps just for the scoffers who would come along. II Peter 3:3.  The same ones who claim that God only meant 1/2 of a command when he gave one.  ::doh::

They will believe their man pope, over the Word of God.   II Thessalonians 2:11.   ::shrug::
Never is 100% correct.  There are conditional prophecies and unconditional prophecies.  Both have examples in the Bible.

If someone gives a conditional prophecy and and it does not come to pass, that means the conditions were met.

If someone gives an unconditional prophecy and it does not come to pass, that person is a false prophet.
Catholic Forum / Re: Catholics Do Not Worship Idols .
« Last post by Catholica on Today at 03:52:26 PM »
Wow... Great image for the people to worship there.   Did the Pope pose for that picture?  How many pictures did they take before the decided this shot was the one that looked the most "Popely".  ::bowing::

Calvin was not the pope, and I doubt he posed for the picture.
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