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Okebaram Note To The Bloggers

Most blogs have plenty of arguments which would be reduced if we all believe the following: The complete 66-book bible is Gods inerrant Word (ALONE!); speaking in tongues, miracles, etc still occur; We should tithe. Can we all play by Biblical rules instead of opinions and false ideas?

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 ---Okebaram on 5/25/06
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No, I believe tithing was mandatory only in the Old Testament.
---Donna2277 on 9/28/07


Complaining, a natural state of mind. Look at the Isralelites after they left Egypt.COMPLAIN,COMPLAIN,COMPLAIN. And what was their reward??for all the complaining?Not one entered in to the promised land. only 2 men from nearly 2 million people.
---tom2 on 6/15/06


Okebaram you complain that "this blog wasn't worded exactly the way I wrote it (the mods changed it.)"
CN has posted your thoughts haven't they? You are invited to post you do not have a "right" to post.
Are you one of those people who have to "have it your way or no way?"
If CN edited anything of yours they had a good reason.
You are new here so I would suggest that you lean back and enjoy the view and activity here.
---Elder on 6/15/06


oberman, while we live on this earth in the flesh I,am sorry to say there will always be disagreement and questions. I stated in another blog though. That even though men question evrything from a to z it don,t change the truth, truth remains the same. jesus and God and Gods holy spirit are THE SAME YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER.most people in this world are walking talking question marks theres only one truth brother, problem is men won,t accept it.
---tom2 on 6/14/06


Well, everybody, this blog wasn't worded exactly the way I wrote it (the mods changed it). But I'll leave it at that.
---Okebaram on 5/26/06




Jerry ... I think you are wrong in saying that some of the answers show that the bloggers have thrown out some of the Bible. All that is shown is that their view of certain passages is different.
As to the SDAs thank you for your clarification: it is not the impression given by what is said in the various blogs about and by the SDA
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/26/06


Okebaram: Oh that it were true! But alas, you will see from the responses to your blog that all do not believe that the entire Bible is the Word of God. They rather prefer to keep parts of it and throw out other parts in order to justify their own preconcieved version of religion.

Alan: SDAs are true protestant Christians, and as such believe that the entire 66-book Bible ALONE is the rule of faith for Christians. Our prophet always pointed to the Bible as our only source of doctrine.
---jerry6593 on 5/26/06


Okebaram, you need to be very careful that you do not give the impression that only those who agree with you in every detail should be using C.N. Some of the things you list, tithing and tongues in particular, are very divisive issues which are taught about differently in our churches. If everyone stayed away if they felt their comments would be disagreed with by someone else Christianet might just as well close down because it is from these discussions that we learn and sometimes change our views.
---M.P. on 5/26/06


By the way Okebaram what biblical rules are you referring to? And is any idea false, if so who determines the falsehood?
---josef on 5/26/06


Key word here is "if", (we all believed the following...) I do believe as okebaram does, even in tithes, tho some here do not. As for tithes, the Lord convicted me about this a few years ago, so I started tithing in obedience and a true desire to do God's will, and immediately was blessed in many ways for the duration of the time I spent tithing. I know I did it for God..but elders in my church told me not to, and for a time, I yielded to their "authority" and certain blessings stopped
---christina on 5/25/06




Personally I think the discussions are great. I love to hear the thoughts of others what ever they are. This motivates me to examine my beliefs. For me to think that I know all is for me to acknowledge that I know nothing at all. I will never advocate a conformity to the truth I have been given to embrace. I simply share it. He knows our hearts and our walk with Him. We have but one teacher.
---josef on 5/25/06


I could go along with the tongues, miracles etc. But many on this site, though genuine Christians, turn almost apoplectic at the thought! You'd end up with a small select group, each of them preaching to the choir.
I kinda like the "iron sharpeneth iron" idea.
---Donna2277 on 5/25/06


My church does not teach that tongues is in use today. Therefore, I cannot agree with that one. I also don't believe that the tithe is a NT teaching. You are asking for a lot of people to deny what they believe the Bible teaches.
---Madison1101 on 5/25/06


Okebaram_-(Most blogs have plenty of arguments which would be reduced if we all believe the following: The complete 66-book bible is Gods inerrant Word (ALONE!); speaking in tongues, miracles, etc still occur; We should tithe. Can we all play by Biblical rules instead of opinions and false ideas? ) So what you are saying is only does who believe in Bible alone and the small little things you listed should be in here.
---ruben on 5/25/06


One more point ... I'm not sure that all bloggers would agree with what Okebaran says about the Bible being inerrant and ALONE Our Roman Catholic friends say that tradition has part to play as well, and we should not exlude them because they could not accept the ALONE. Same would apply to SDA and LDS, who have their own later writings.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/25/06


When I said I did not think it would work, I did not mean that we should not agree that the Bible tells us the core of our faith, as I am sure we nearly all do, but that it would not have the effect of reducing the discussions.
Adoption of the Biblical prnciple of LOVE might reduce some of the acrimony.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/25/06


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There are so many different interpretations of some parts of the Bible. Many here would not agree that Tithing is a command for today. Many think the Bible is minute by minute literal account, others that it is a mixture of history, allegory. Some will say there are parables in the OT, others say only Jesus taught in parables.
All of those agree the Bible is TRUE, but I don't think your idea would work, since the rules the Bible gives you are not the same as it gives to others.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/25/06


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