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Theology Forum / Re: Total Depravity
« Last post by 4WD on Yesterday at 02:16:06 PM »
I knew that you had a strange notion of regeneration, but I didn't realize just how strange.
Strange to you, in the same sense that the resurrection was to the ears of those blinded philosophers in Acts 17, as preached by Paul.  Strange to people who reason outside of the scriptures, but clear truth to those enlighten by the Spirit of the Living God.

So then Red, under your Spirit enlightenment, is regeneration an exclusive feature of the New Covenant or was it always in place even under the Old Covenant as you suggested?  Please forget about the derogatory remarks about being the same as the blinded philosophers in Acts 17.  With respect I could refer those same words right back to you. But I don't.

By the way, I think you missed the real significance of Gal 4 concerning the son of Abraham.  Paul is speaking there concerning the two different seeds of Abraham, the natural seed and the spiritual seed, ethnic Israel versus spiritual Israel.  We are of spiritual Israel.  And that has nothing to do whatever with our natural birth.  Remember, Paul had just a few sentences earlier said,

Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.


And it certainly has nothing to do with original sin or total depravity.
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Parenting and Family Life Forum / Re: Questionable Party
« Last post by chosenone on Yesterday at 01:55:37 PM »
Thank you for your responses. Our son is 7 and we also have an 11month old. The birthday girl is turning 10. We are trying not to expose our son to gory things and are trying to teach him about what God would like for us to do.


 Seem a very dark theme for a 10 years old birthday, and even more for a your 7 year old to have to attend. I really dont get the obsession with zombie programmes do you? I cant see anything positive or godly in them at all.
I am glad that your husband has said no.
Just say that you dont think its really suitable for your young children to attend, bearing in mind the theme.
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Apologetics Forum / Re: What is the "Abomination of Desolation"?
« Last post by TonkaTim on Yesterday at 01:43:11 PM »
Brother Red,

As far as antichrist claiming membership in the Church & leading many to destruction through false teaching let me present this as an exhibit of evidence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-jeff-hood/when-southern-baptists-get-saved_b_6052284.html It keeps getting worse & worse on an accelerated scale.
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Theology Forum / Re: Will Any Level of Obedience Save?
« Last post by Reformer on Yesterday at 01:41:24 PM »
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Will Any Level of Obedience Save?
In short, no.

John 12:46"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.47"If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48"He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.…

   I hear you, brother. It is true we should never knowingly reject the teachings of our Lord, for in a sense we would be rejecting Him. Only God's grace can fit in here, because all of us, on occasion, knowingly do wrong.

   Perfect obedience should always be our goal, but we'll never attain it in the flesh.

Buff
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Parenting and Family Life Forum / Re: Questionable Party
« Last post by TurtleMom79 on Yesterday at 01:35:23 PM »
Thank you for your responses. Our son is 7 and we also have an 11month old. The birthday girl is turning 10. We are trying not to expose our son to gory things and are trying to teach him about what God would like for us to do.
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Theology Forum / Re: Will Any Level of Obedience Save?
« Last post by Buster D Body Crab on Yesterday at 01:29:07 PM »
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Will Any Level of Obedience Save?
In short, no.

John 12:46"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.47"If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48"He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.…
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Tables, charts, etc... Fed Government Spending

Also, I think it only fair to interject something here. Barack Obama doesn't write the checks for spending by and within American Government. Congress does.
Are we really looking to the right place to place blame here?
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Hey guys, lets not get upset at one another over this. Something outside our control in national politics shouldn't make us lose control toward one another as brothers in Christ. Right?  ::groupprayer::
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I have to say that in my reading of it nothing in your observation here makes any sense.

I thought you were advocating that we need no armies. No one is doubting that God's peace is preferable. It is coming when Jesus comes back. And that is why I pray for peace to come to Israel. They don't presently have it.

did you now...

they have peace by strength that is backed by God but not the peace of God...  We experienced this peace because of our proximity and strength and our perception to the world at large before media began exposing historical facts across the globe many of which put us in a bad light...

Some of those very acts are now being used as fuel to energize zealous terrorists against us and an innocent generation.  So now the peace that I knew as a child and that the bay of pigs brought to mind how precious it is...  this peace is fleeting and as you say is taking on more of a siege mindset rather than the great America defender of... 

Americans were once revered all over the globe...  now instead of being seen as we were people now hardly gather in foreign gathering places where we are found for fear of terrorist attacks... 

if you are a realist Jaime then you can surely see that this present world circumstance can not continue as it is going militarily, economically, politically...etc.  we have a lot of problems to work out and a short space to get it done before all the predicted chaos will explode around us... 

We are off badly Jaime...  The fixes are simple, but the power brokers will not yield an inch...  they still feel safe and probably think a little chaos is good for the world every now and then since to thin the population out...
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Christian Men Forum / Re: it's not ok to be gay and thats my final answer!
« Last post by chosenone on Yesterday at 01:14:39 PM »
What isnt often talked about is the fact that millions of Christian women never marry and so have to remain celibate due to the fact that there arent enough Christian men available, yet those attracted to the same sex seem to think that they are the only ones who Gods says should remain celibate if they want to please Him.
Surely celibacy is far more preferable to being condemned for all eternity????

Its almost as if society thinks that people will die if they dont have a sexual partner, or have sex regularly. 
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