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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Johnny Carson
« Last post by RB on Yesterday at 16:05:04 »
The guy who played the best concert I ever saw was Don Williams last year. He died recently. I must be getting old.
My brother we all are. It's really hard for me to believe that I'm almost 70, it went so fast. It will not be long before I'm leaving this world to be with Christ, which I know is far better, yet my flesh wants to linger like Lot, but when the time comes the same angel will take all of us by the hand and bring us out. I went to a graveside service for a close friend last week, who knows who is going to be next. The main thing is to have our house in order, for we do not want to be ashamed when we see Jesus, but I'm afraid I will, and would only wish I had done more for him, and less for myself.  Much love to my friend mommydi.  RB
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Johnny Carson
« Last post by mommydi on Yesterday at 16:04:31 »
The guy who played the best concert I ever saw was Don Williams last year. He died recently. I must be getting old.

I always wanted to see him in concert. I bet it was good, Jaime.
George Strait is coming to Tulsa to two sold-out concerts - but I won't be there. I tried my best to get tickets, but both concerts sold out within 10 minutes. I saw him in concert in 1986, so that will have to do me.

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Theology Forum / Re: Christ's redemptive death only for some !
« Last post by RB on Yesterday at 15:56:46 »
God preserved a tiny Remnant by Grace so that the seed of Jacob would not be utterly destroyed. They had not gone to the extreme and so God PLANNED that they become Christians. Rom. 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
Kenneth, I told you that you have read Calvin to a point where a little light has crept in. You are a believer, and that's a good thing, but a very confused one~ and that's sad, for you are missing out on many spiritual blessing of peace, joy of knowing that our gift of eternal life was secured by Jesus Christ alone. My prayer for you is:
Quote from: Paul's prayer
Ephesians 1:17-20~"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,"
Again, my prayer for you and others.
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Johnny Carson
« Last post by Jaime on Yesterday at 15:53:58 »
The guy who played the best concert I ever saw was Don Williams last year. He died recently. I must be getting old.
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Theology Forum / Re: Christ's redemptive death only for some !
« Last post by Kenneth Sublett on Yesterday at 15:47:08 »
Rom. 8:29 ¶ For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate TO BE CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

God KNEW THE JEWS BEFORE: they were not predestined with a period.  God's purpose was that the Jews would obey Jesus.  God does not FORCE anyone to comform to HIS DESIRE.

Whom did He FORKNEW?

Rom. 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.
          Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying
Rom. 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

God preserved a tiny Remnant by Grace so that the seed of Jacob would not be utterly destroyed.

They had not gone to the extreme and so God PLANNED that they become Christians.

Rom. 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Johnny Carson
« Last post by mommydi on Yesterday at 15:46:19 »
Everyone I used to enjoy is either gone, or getting close to it.
A few weeks ago, I had tickets to a Tom Jones concert, but due to health concerns, the concert was canceled. I just got an email letting me know the Paul Anka concert I am supposed to see is canceled.  ::frown::

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Theology Forum / Re: Christ's redemptive death only for some !
« Last post by RB on Yesterday at 15:41:44 »
It is really easy to call God a fool:
No one has done that, now have they?
Quote from: Kenneth Sublett
why did Jesus send preachers out to Teach, Baptize and Teach as a School of Christ. Why would apostles obey to command to go, suffer and die if God REGENERATES without means.
Sir, Jesus Christ clearly taught that God does indeed quicken dead sinners by Himself.
Quote from: John
John 1:13~'Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
BOTH the will of the flesh and the will of man is ruled out in the new birth, or being born again. According to your understanding and desire, BOTH are included in being born again or regenerated. You have a serious dilemma in your theology to overcome BEFORE you and John the apostle can be in agreement.

The gospel is our source of information concerning HOW we were born again by the Spirit of God, and because of that, a minister is needed to bring this message of peace to our souls.

I'm going to give you some verses and you give me your understanding of it, and then allow me to do the same.
Quote from: Peter
1st Peter 1:23-25~"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."
These scriptures seem to be on your side, so go for it.
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Jehovah's Witnesses Forum / Re: Almighty God vs Mighty God
« Last post by LaSpino3 on Yesterday at 15:35:31 »
One Creator Jesus Christ:

One Father in Heaven:

One Holy Spirit:

I always love to use the verse in Isa.48, where from verse 1 to 15, The LORD is speaking throughout these verses, yet the LORD said, Ver.16, "Come you near unto me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I and now the Lord God (the Father). and his Spirit hath sent me."


One is single in number, as 1-2 etc., but it also can mean, one in union, or, one united body.

I'm sure you're familiar with the following verses. 

Matt.28:19, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Not the conjunction "and" that connects one to another.


Gen.1:26, God said, "Let US make man in our image, after our likeness:"

"Us," a pronoun objective case of, "WE." Plural

Gen.11:7, God said, "Let US go down, and there confound their language."

Gen.2:24, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave = (be joined) unto his wife: and they (plural) shall be one (singular) flesh." Two people, one flesh.

Gen.34:16, "Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we (plural) will dwell with you, and we will become one (singular) people." That is, many people will become one people.

Col.3:15, "Ye = (many) are called in one body;" In this verse we see that many are called into one body, which is the church of Jesus Christ.

When we speak of One God, we are speaking of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as being one in union. It's the Father's will, Jesus speaks that will, and the Holy Spirit moves on Jesus words. So the three are one in work, united as one in mind, one in will, affection, and interest.

Nothing fancy or tricky about it.
Laspino3



 
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Theology Forum / Re: Christ's redemptive death only for some !
« Last post by Jaime on Yesterday at 15:34:32 »
My dear brother, it was NOT that they were not redeemed, but the payment for their sins Christ DID NOT pay! For if he had, then they WOULD have been redeemed.  Jesus Christ was the surety of God's elect ONLY not for all men without exception~all men without distinction, (Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, etc.) YES, but not all without an exception.

Red, my point to Beloved57 was that even those under the curse of the Law were OFFERED redemption. But they had to ACCEPT it. The 3000 were under the curse of the Law AND they Of course not ALL will or did accept it. No argument there. Of course God foreknew who would accept or not. Why, because he knows the beginning from the end. He exists outside of the constraints of time as you know. Jesus said he came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel, those under the curse of the Law. Not all the sheep were redeemed because they didn't accept and Christ knew who they would be. If that means Christ didn't die for those he knew wouldn't accept, sounds like we are all talking the same thing, but different semantics.
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Theology Forum / Re: Christ's redemptive death only for some !
« Last post by Kenneth Sublett on Yesterday at 15:11:50 »
It is really easy to call God a fool: why did Jesus send preachers out to Teach, Baptize and Teach as a School of Christ. Why would apostles obey to command to go, suffer and die if God
REGENERATES without means.

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira,
WHICH WORSHIPPED GOD,

Lydia was a Godfearer and was therefore not an alien sinner

LYDIA FIRST heard Paul:

The WORD is the SEED and when it is preached it begins to germinate. When she HEARD the Gospel as the POWER the word is:

g191. ajkou/w akouo, ak-oo´-o; a primary verb; to hear (in various senses): — give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.

Lydia gave attention to what PAUL COMMANDED her to do.  Paul didn't stop.
The Gospel is the POWER unto salvation: Lydia heard the PREACHED WORD which is God's way to OPEN HEARTS or minds.

whose HEART the Lord opened,

Faith comes by HEARING the WORD.  When one believes that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God nothing HINDERS you from being baptized.

that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

That is she gave attention to the command TO BE BAPTIZED into Christ

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

A person who does not PISTIS (comply) and is not baptized is not FAITHFUL.  They are Apistos meaning I WILL NOT SUBMIT.

She was FAITHFUL because she was BAPTIZED to REGENERATE or giver her A holy spirit so that she could be a DISCIPLE.
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