Red, all that you have proven is that you are uneducated in the Scriptures, that you don't care about learning how to correctly read and interpret the Scriptures, and that you don't have common sense as far as the Scriptures and interpretation goes.
I'm only going to say one or two things, lest the moderators shut this thread down, which you always seem to be the lead man that causes that to be done with all of your personal attacks. I prefer staying with dealing only with the scriptures, but you are the "ProvokeMaster" in getting away from dealing with the scriptures only when you have nothing really more to contribute in a way of rebuttal, but your personal and belittling remarks.
Now, how can you look into my heart and then tell me:
You don't care about learning how to correctly read and interpret the Scriptures
You say that based upon what?
That we disagree with you?
And because I exalt grace above works in one's salvation from sin and condemantion? You come back with such statements as:
that you don't have common sense as far as the Scriptures and interpretation goes.
Anyone who disagree with you sir, lacks common sense and the ability to even read, and certainly void of any true interpretation. You constantly make such statements toward all, even if you cannot prove their position wrong~ which with me, you very seldom even try to do so anymore
, you only shout out personal attacks, and the reason why you have withdrawn from debating scriptures with me is that you cannot refute truth presented to you. Go back to your last twenty to thirty post to me and see how many you actually engage in trying to prove me wrong, not very many, if any.
Biblical archeology and Biblical theologians have demonstrated over the past 100 years that having knowledge of historical information that the Bible does not give us, illuminates the meaning and background of the Scriptures. But...go ahead and keep glorying in your uneducated self, Red...but keep in mind that you are breaking your own self-imposed rule of not glorying in anything in the presence of God...
I have one or two things to say concerning these words. All Preterist's and Historical interpreters of eschatology MUST use the same approach in trying to convince their blinded followers of the same, since much
of their foundational doctrinal teaching is outside
of the scriptures concerning end time...The book of Josephus, on the history of the Jews, (who himself was a pagan Jewish historian) is their bible as a source for truth; just as your ANE covenant theology, is your "bible"
as the true source of your overall understanding of grace verses works, and NOT
Paul's Gospel as taught in Galatians 2:16-5:4.
I firmly believe that the word of God is a self contain source of/for ALL TRUTHS, for God's children, and that we DO NOT need to step outside of the scriptures to better understand them, or better yet~to find added truth that the scriptures does not contain, or to give more light of truth with the scriptures....the Spirit of God does that for us, through prayer and humility. It goes without saying that certain things may aid us, such as knowing the meaning of words, and knowing certain laws of hermeneutics, etc.~BUT all truths are hidden in the scriptures for God's elect, hidden from those who think that they are wise, and others who are (in their eyes).......much less than what "they"
are and posses. BTW, who are the bible theologians you are speaking of? Care to name them? You can follow them, if you like, but as for me and my house, we will follow God's word.
2nd timothy 2:15-17~"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
With the word of God, every child of God has ALL he needs to be perfectly fitted, and THOROUGHLY FURNISHED for understanding any and all truth, and to fight any and all spiritual battles, come what may. You lose, not me, by not believing this wonderful truth.