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Size Of Noah's Ark
  
I just visited the Creation Museum near Cincinnati last week. Their contention is that young, small animals would have been on the ark.

Also, only two of each KIND of animal.

So large dinosaurs wouldn't have had to survive, only two of each type - which could have been very small


Who Are The Elect Of God
  
Some believers are not part of the Elect, though all believers have eternal life


Once Saved Always Saved
  
Kathr...
yes, seriously. The vast majority of people I've met who designate OSAS do espouse the Calvinist tenet of Perseverance of the Saints.

Even you have said f a man should fall into worldliness unto death, you have stated before that he was never saved.

Faith does not inevitability lead to works, we are made righteous APART from works



David,
Romans 4:4-5
Righteousness is not a matter of good behavior, it is a matter of being healed of the disease called sin. Regenerated. Cleansed. Washed. Forever perfected. Apart from works.

This would be good discussion in a separate thread


How To Properly Tithe
  
If your tithe is not being given to a Levite priest, for temple service, it is improper. Read Numbers 18

While you're about it, you'd better make plans to go to Jerusalem for the Feasts of Passover, Weeks, and Booths - Deuteronomy 16


Once Saved Always Saved
  
Glenn just made the assertion I warned against.

It leads to a vicious cycle of doubt and uncertainty. Such as....

Have I done enough to prove God loves me?

I think I'm pretty good

Is my behavior good enough to call myself righteous?

I can't know

Does failure mean God never chose me?

Where is He?

Do I really have eternal life if I act like this?

I keep trying and trying, yet failing and failing


Pray for those folks


Did David Go To Heaven
  
Anthony,
Though bible "characters" are an example, it is dangerous to build up elaborate doctrines from inference.

Also, 1Corinthians 6:9 says nothing about who will go to heaven. Paul said they will not INHERIT the Kingdom of God.

Do you know what inheritance is? See Colossians 3:23-24


Once Saved Always Saved
  
Once Saved Always Saved is a doctrinal misnomer, because it is a deceptive doctrine of works.

It would be more honest to call it...

Once SERVING Always SERVING.

The perverted doctrine starts with God changing a man's will (heart)

Then a man chooses to serve God.

So if the man stops WORKING, they claim God never changed his heart

Their faith is hanging on their works, always looking for "fruit"


What Is The Trinity
  

\\Show me in the scriptures these technical terms.\\
---James L



They are right after the ones that say "personal Savior" and "accept Christ."
---Cluny on 6/1/15



Exactamundo. And if these so-called biblical notions cannot be substantiated by scripture, they should be rejected

We don't have to resort to fabrication of truth through doctrinal imposition.

Scripture does well enough standing alone


What Is The Trinity
  
People have struggled with the NATURE of Jesus, ever since He began to reveal Himself as the Anointed One, Son of David, Son of God, et al

The issue of Trinity hangs on a misunderstanding of the above realities.


Samuel makes an astute observation on one front. Scripture teaches that Jesus is equal with God. But scripture also teaches that He is subservient to God, doing not His own will but that of the Father


Cliff is also off the mark, thinking of Son from a Greek mindset.


What Is The Trinity
  
"back in 451 A.D...."
---Monk

Yup, which is after Augustine's "On the Trinity" in 415.

After the church went west do we get this notion of "technical term"


"Jesus has two natures--human and divine. "Nature" here has a technical meaning"
---Monk


That's just a lazy excuse. Show me in the scriptures these technical terms.


And believe me, I'm not advocating Arianism.

Have you read my comments on the Athanasian Creed?


What Is The Trinity
  
Jesus has 2 natures human and Divine....
He is fully Man and fully Divine."
---Nicole_Lacey

You think He has a divine body and human spirit?

Hint:
You're using "Nature" in the wrong context. It's not divine and human, it's spirit and flesh.

His divine nature is Spirit

His human nature is flesh.

Anything other than that, and you'll have a Jesus who has 2 souls



"we call Mary The Mother of God."
---Nicole_Lacey

Scripture doesn't


What Is The Trinity
  
Not all "Trinity" deniers can be grouped together.

If you want today's version, the "3 Coeternal" Trinity, I reject that one too.

But if you want Athanasius' version, which states there are NOT 3 Eternals, but ONE Eternal, scripture supports that.

In doctrinal jargon, it all hangs on your definition of "Person"

Scripture never once says "One God in 3 Persons", so the "3 persons" crowd needs to define "Person"

If you have 3 Eternals, you have a false god


Love Thy Neighbor
  
"James
Didn't his actions exemplify the command, "Love thy neighbor"? The beaten man was not being a Good neighbor to the Samaritan, but he was being treated like a neighbor by the Samaritan"

---David

no, the Samaritan was not fulfilling the "Love thy neighbor" command, he was simply displaying the mercy of God.

In that way, he proved himself to be a neighbor.

Romans 5:8 says that God displayed His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

Not while we were neighbors, or friends, but enemies.


Love Thy Neighbor
  
Many here need to see the context in which "love thy neighbor" was written

Leviticus 19:18
You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself


Sons of your people = neighbor

And the command was to love your neighbor AS YOURSELF

Not simply love your neighbor, but as you love yourself.


Love Thy Neighbor
  
it's anyone who may need your acts of righteousness.

---David on 5/24/15


That's where you're departing from scripture. Jesus never, never, ever called the guy in need a neighbor. Not once.

The one who helped was the neighbor.

You have it exactly backward.

Neighbor = friend, and it was an OLD Testament thing.

Nowadays, in the NEW Covenant, we're brothers because of the Spirit of grace


Love Thy Neighbor
  
David,
You're a few degrees off in your understanding of what I've been saying. And as we go longer, every scenario takes you further distance from what I've said.

Go back to 5/7 and 5/12

Read what I've said previously


Habitually Sinning Problems
  
The best way to stop habitually sinning is...

Stop worrying about doing this and that wrong. You will NEVER be free from a behavior as long as you keep reminding yourself about it.

Trying is futile, that's a fleshly endeavor.

STOP trying, and trust the mercy of God. Believe upon Jesus Christ, and hope on Him


Love Thy Neighbor
  
David,
you've deserted the context of the original question....

Does "love thy neighbor" include giving money to charity, or just people you know?

The context is giving money, and the command to love your neighbor is used out of scriptural context.

A naighbor isn't simply a guy holding a cardboard sign, a charity, or even your brother-in-law.

Neighbor = believer

neighbor is not synonymous with victim


Saved Person Commits Suicide
  
"It was his choice to take his own life, not God's.
Thou shall not kill, even your own life."

---Lawrence on 5/19/15

Ummm,

Where do we find in scripture the part you're adding?

Don't kill or else hell?

do you eat animals while they're still alive? Maybe you catch them sleeping and only bite a chunk out of the leg?

You're ridiculous, Lawrence.



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