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  1. chipwag64

    The Osas Debate.

    John 10:27 Taken out of context. When the verse is put back in the rest of the chapter where it belongs, it is easy to see the comparison Jesus is making between the hireling who flees and allows the wolf to scatter the sheep because the hireling doesn't own them, and the Good Shepherd who gives His life, opens the door, calls them, leads them, knows them, etc. Context is about ownership, not judgment. By the way...hands are not always about judgment, in fact there are many verses about hands of creation and blessing..
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    A Question....

    Sounds like the "Shepherd's Chapel" whose pastor is named Arnold Murray. I believe that he taught this. I used to watch him on T.V. and some of the stuff that he taught was quite strange, let alone unbiblical. I hope she is not following him.
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    How Do We Know Our Bible Is Complete?

    It sounds like the OP is questioning if we need more books in the Bible than are presently there? If so, would there be any value to us to have additional Scripture? There are already so many books that quote one another and show harmony between them; agreeing with one another and sharing common events with only slight differences of wording. I believe that everything necessary to know God, know ourselves and know our enemy has been given to us, as well as a prescribed way to live as His servants.
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    2. Samuel 24 Vs 1. Chronicles 21

    This is a good question. I believe that the first verse of both accounts gives the context. In 2 Samuel 24, we see that God's purpose was using David against Israel in judgment, while in 1 Chronicles 21, Satan was opposing Israel for evil. It's hard for us to comprehend how two opposing beings could work in one man in the same event. But the outcome is just what God wanted, showing us that He is always in control. I believe that when God allows us to sin, it is always to bring about something good for us; whereas Satan would always seek our destruction.
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    Did The Dying Thief Know About The Ransom?

    He realized that he was a sinner, receiving justice for the crime committed. He realized that Jesus had done nothing wrong and was being punished wrongly. He believed that Jesus would live again and reign in His Kingdom. We don't know how much this thief understood about this Kingdom, but it seems evident that the Holy Spirit did a work in this mans heart, that opened his eyes to see who Jesus was and changed his heart toward Jesus, because Matthew records that both of the criminals were railing on Jesus (Matthew 27:44). I don't know if we can say definitively what he was trusting in,but his faith was sufficient to save him. Why would the thief ask Jesus to remember him, if he believed that he (the thief) would die and remain dead? Did the thief want Jesus to remember that he defended Jesus and have pleasant thoughts that someone believed in Him? or was the thief asking for a place in this Kingdom? I think that this event highlights the power and grace of God! showing us that no one is beyond God's saving grace and also that God can save people at the last moment of their lives. Good question ME, it's good to think about this event.
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    Openness Theology Debate

    Teejay, I believe that Peter and Judas and everyone else in the world sin of their own "free"? will. Just because God knows that it will happen does not make God the causal agent in that sin. I can't speak for other people, but my understanding of predestination is not of every single act of one's life, only the biblical things that are said to be predestined such as being conformed to the image of Christ, adoption, calling, justification, glorification etc. Chip
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    Openness Theology Debate

    Teejay, The problem I see with your view is that in both the prediction of Judas' betrayal ( Matthew 26:21, Mark 14:18) and Peter's denial (Matthew 26:34, Mark 14:30), Jesus uses the word "verily" (KJV) which in the Greek means "firm" or "trustworthy".
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    Openness Theology Debate

    Teejay, Do you believe that Jesus HAD to be betrayed at all? If you believe that He did, could someone else have done it? Why would John, in writing his gospel, tell us that Jesus knew "from the beginning" WHO would betray Him? When Jesus told His disciples after the transfiguration in Matthew 17 about His upcoming betrayal,death and resurrection all in one sentence; was that only a possibility? I'm not looking for a debate, just trying to understand how you view all these things.
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    Predestination & Free Will

    Predestined to Hell? babies in Hell? puppets? no need for churches, Bibles, forgiveness? where do you people see any of this in the Bible?
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    Openness Theology Debate

    I have a question for Openness believers who also subscribe to free will, without getting into a debate.Just a simple answer would do. I was told that Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, because Jesus knew what was in Judas' heart and the same for Peter's denial three times. John 6:64 tells us that Jesus knew "from the beginning" WHO would betray Him. Also look at Psalm 41:9. Q: How is it then, that Judas had no chance to change his mind or heart from whenever "the beginning" was until the actual event. Same with Peter (although the statement came much closer here to the actual event).
  11. Weren't Moses and Saul/Paul and King David murderers and accessories to murder?..not only did God not have them executed,having full knowledge of what they did, but He used them to guide His own people.
  12. Has anyone brought up Ananias and Sapphira? (Acts 5). We have to differentiate between the church and the world, temporal and eternal punishments. If the question being asked is "should all societies around the world adopt and enforce the Jewish moral laws and their relevant punishments" I would say "no". Here is why. I agree with another post that explained the purpose of the law, which was to show our inability to keep it and God's Holy Justice; it's purpose was to lead people to Christ (Galatians 3:24). Christ has now come in the flesh and the gospel of Jesus Christ is spreading around the world. If a nation or society would adopt these laws and punishments, yet reject the gospel, not hold Christianity as it's "religion" and have it's leaders teach people the Holy Bible and lead people to Christ, will God bless that nation or society? What is mankinds greatest need? to save people from hell and eternal death, or to send people to hell a little sooner? Any adoption of the Jewish moral laws and their punishments used only for earthly purposes will not be blessed by God. I totally understand the high AIDS related death rates, murder rates etc. compared to stricter lawed nations and believe that punishments need to be severe to suit the crime and executed speedily. BUT...just adopting the Jewish moral laws and their punishments to be used for temporal earthly purposes has no advantage for a heathen nation because for all the lives you can save with stricter laws, many more can be wiped out by a "natural" disaster.
  13. I would agree with Mama. I was thinking about John 8 and the woman caught in adultery also. We as Christians are a holy nation, a nation of our own, set apart from this world, just as the Jews were set apart from Gentiles. Jesus not only agreed with Jewish law, but set an even higher standard ( Matthew 5). I believe that Jesus was clearly pushing mercy and not judgment. Yes, there must be justice and punishment for crimes in all lands everywhere, but I believe that the Old Testament punishments were only for Jews, and only to show God's feelings toward sin(s).
  14. If you are referring to the ceremonial law, I believe that was for the Jews only. The moral law was and is for all people. Paul writes in Romans how nature itself reveals God. In Romans 2:14, Paul tells us that Gentiles (who did not have the law given to them) could do the things contained in the law. They had the law written in their hearts and their conscience to guide them. All people, whether Jew or Gentile have no excuse in the day of judgment; but how much worse punishment for the chosen Jews who reject the Messiah, having been given the oracles, the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the service, the promises, Jesus performing miracles in their midst etc.
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    Chriscarlascio Says That Christ Saves Everyone...

    MaMa, It's interesting that you brought up wisdom and the book of Proverbs. We had a guest speaker this past Sunday who spoke on Proverbs 8 and how it clearly shows that wisdom is, in fact, speaking of Jesus. There are scores of Scripture that (speaking of Jesus) mirror many verses in Proverbs 8.

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