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God's Grace On Noah

In (Genesis 6:8) KJV, it says, Noah found Grace in the eyes of the Lord. Did Noah do anything to find Grace, or was he arbitrarily chosen?

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David I have explained here in 3 or more posts, as did Samuel that your idea is not in scripture. Actually YOU are the one making the false accusation AKA FALSE STATEMENT about Stephen and Paul , therefore YOU need to back that up with scripture....not just " Oh I think this or that" without scripture. WE don't need to keep following false teachers around proving them wrong. We CAN if we so choose. You seem to challenge all scripture that opposes your personal view..RE ROMANS 6-8 concerning sin. You still argue against the WORD of God...even when shown scripture proving you are wrong in other areas as well.

Now go back and read Acts 6 to find out why the already 12 needed these 7 in the first place.
---kathr4453 on 6/2/19


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Cluny, I already posted it was to David.\\

Then why did you say it was I who posted it?

Is your stroke affecting your memory and giving you paranoia?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/2/19


No, if YOU believe Paul replaced Stephen, YOU show scripture stating that fact. But again, your Gnosticism beliefs create beliefs not in scripture. --kathr4453

Kathryn
YOU made the statement, that Scripture was against me. So YOU must have seen scripture showing this evidence. So what Scripture have you seen, showing this irrefutable proof? If you cant, never use the word of God to perpetuate a false statement. (Acts 13: 9-11)

When someone makes accusations against someone else, the burden of proof is on the accuser.
---David on 6/2/19


Acts 6: 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.


They chose 7 men... Already full of the Holy Spirit and with wisdom.

God personally chose Paul.
---kathr4453 on 6/2/19


Cluny, I already posted it was to David. It's hard keeping up since you have been stalking me on every subject, itching for an altercation.
---kathr4453 on 6/1/19




\\No Cluny...if YOU believe Paul replaced Stephen, YOU show scripture stating that fact. But again, your Gnosticism beliefs create beliefs not in scripture. \\

I never said this.

Why are you saying I did?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/1/19


No Cluny...if YOU believe Paul replaced Stephen, YOU show scripture stating that fact. But again, your Gnosticism beliefs create beliefs not in scripture.

I would have to say Stephen was one of the "120". That's 12x 10....in the upper room...who received power on high, and prophesied and spoke truth in the power of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the Church Age.

The other 11 Apostles didn't pick Stephen , but Matthias in the first place making it 12.

Many believe GOD replaced Judas with Paul.

But to say only 12 had power to baptize to receive the Holy Spirit....then who baptized Paul? It was NOT one of the other 11.
---kathr4453 on 6/1/19


That was addressed to David...not Cluny. David, making up things not in scripture is what Gnosticism is....believing you have some special knowledge no one else has. No one teaches this..except perhaps the Gnostic MORMONS.
---kath453 on 6/1/19


Scripture shows you are mistaken. Paul did not replace Stephen.---kathr4453

Show me the scriptures Kathryn.
---David on 6/1/19


I've never heard of anyone claiming some special esoteric knowledge from singing a hymn, responding to the Gospel at the end of a sermon, or responding to the Gospel of salvation at a revival. Now if one goes to a Scientology meeting, and makes it to the next level of some secret world of enlightenment NOT IN SCRIPTURE....that would be Gnosticism.

Adding this or that to scripture saying God gave YOU some special revelation NOT IN SCRIPTURE, like Mormonism....THAT IS GNOSTICISM. Trying to achieve some higher level in a secret society saying you were given special Knowledge of this or that is GNOSTICISM....like so many RCC ....visions, saying Mary told you this' or that.....

I thought Cluny was educated? Obviously not.
---kathr4453 on 6/1/19




There you go again Cluny...making stupid comments. It's obvious you have a wild hair, waiting for a fight. You are the one who made a bazaar statement that if one needs to first hear and respond to what they hear...re the Gospel, that is Gnosticism. No...it FAITH. You have again misused the meaning of the word.

I can't help your ignorance on the issue. Presuming God saves every single baby water baptized , because they are water baptized is false doctrine. Since it's NOT stated in scripture....it must then come from someplace NOT IN SCRIPTURES, re: mans imagination or a Pope making up new rules....so where did it come from?.. That kind of KNOWLEDGE not in scripture is Gnosticism. It's not the KNOWLEDGE that is IN CHRIST ALONE.
---kathr4453 on 5/31/19


kathr, can you please tell me where revivals, invitation hymns, altar calls, and other gnostic things your church does are in the Bible?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/31/19


David, the WORD OF GOD is the power today....living and powerful and stronger than a two edge sword...Hebrews 4.

Before the Bible was complete, before any NT Epistles were written, the beginning of the Church age were those who witnessed the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Also more than 12 were in the upper room waiting for the Holy Spirit that empowered all of them, 120 of them. No verse says the Holy Spirit only came to 12 in the upper room.

Now The Eastern Orthodox claim this power was personally passed down by the original 12 to this special select few....WRONG. Again a view NOT IN SCRIPTURES...just more Gnostic nonsense thinking they are superior to others.
---kathr4453 on 5/31/19


\\ We dont see this power in the church anymore, the kind of power these men had.\\

You don't know too much about what goes on in the Orthodox Church, do you?

\\Was Paul the last one given this Authority?\\

We don't believe this.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/31/19


What authority David's? Who laid hands on Paul? So are you saying that person was the 12th ...what? Apostle? If The one laying hands on Paul was not of the original 12 or replaced Judas....???

Scripture shows you are mistaken. Paul did not replace Stephen. And I imagine even Barnabus had that power to lay hands on....who also was not part of the original 12. Yet it says Barnabas was an apostle.

I've asked before if you are Mormon, since your comment is MORMON... Just be honest and admit you are Mormon.
---kathr4453 on 5/31/19


There is not reference of keeping the number at 12. ---Samuelbb7

Thanks for engaging me in this thought, Samuel. Sometimes its just nice to have a conversation with Christians, which shouldnt cause an argument.

(Acts 1:23-26) is a reference. The disciples were eleven, but needed to be made twelve before the Day of Pentecost. After these twelve died they were not replaced, because the Lord only needs the twelve judges. (Luke 22:30)

Paul, as a possible replacement for Stephen, just caught my attention because of what happened in (Acts 1). We dont see this power in the church anymore, the kind of power these men had.

Was Paul the last one given this Authority?
---David on 5/31/19


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\\Yes. It does ....just as Pricilla and Acquila brought Apollos into a deeper understanding....a complete understanding. \\

Please quote the verse that says Apollos was brought to a complete understanding.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/30/19


There is no record in the Bible of keeping this view. As the apostles died or were murdered. There is not reference of keeping the number at 12. Now days in different churches they have different idea. Many have way more so called Apostles than 12. Only the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints keeps that 12 number. But then they put the words of their Apostles and prophets above the Bible. Which they consider damaged.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/30/19


Yes. It does ....just as Pricilla and Acquila brought Apollos into a deeper understanding....a complete understanding.

Christ is Risen.
---kathr4453 on 5/30/19


\\ Paul just brought them more understanding ....it doesn't say a different baptism . \\

Yes, it does.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/30/19


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Stephen was not one of the original apostles needing to be replaced by Paul.---kathr4453

Obviously.
I was pointing out that certain men were given Authority. And when one of these men, who did have this authority, died, as in the case of the Lords disciples, they were replaced by someone else. Always keeping the count at twelve.

Though Stephen was not one of the twelve, he was one who was given authority. And I was just wondering if everyone given this authority, was replaced, as in the case of the disciples. The Lord appears to have replaced Stephen with Paul.

I find that interesting, and was trying to drum up a little constructive conversation, to get away from the argument.
---David on 5/30/19


Here is what Paul was referring to in Acts 19.

Also notice JESUS DOES THE BAPTIZING WITH THE HOLY GHOST AND FIRE. It doesn't say your local priest or pastor ...but JESUS. When you have...you WILL KNOW IT.

Question, HAVE YOU BEEN BAPTIZED BY JESUS?
Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
---kathr4453 on 5/30/19


No scripture says John's baptism vs Christian baptism. Paul just brought them more understanding ....it doesn't say a different baptism . P!ease dont add to scripture what isn't stated. There is no such thing as the gospel of Cluny. We can all read the text, comparing scripture to scripture and decide for ourselves what God said. Jesus baptism has no water....it is with FIRE.
---kathr4453 on 5/29/19


\\Paul comes upon those who received water baptism and NO HOLY SPIRIT. PAul then explains the Holy Spirit comes with JESUS, who baptized with the Holy Spirit and with Fire..\\

Wrong again, kathr.

These people had received JOHN's baptism, not Christian baptism.

That's why they hadn't heard there is a Holy Spirit.

Had they received Christian baptism, which they eventually did, they would have heard about the Holy Spirit in the Savior's own baptismal formula.

And notice, they received the Holy Spirit
AFTER Christian baptism.

Cornelius and his household are an exception. You don't take the exception and make a rule out of it.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/29/19


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No scripture says anyone is baptized INTO the Holy Spirit. We are baptized INTO CHRIST by the Holy Spirit.

Stephen was not one of the original apostles needing to be replaced by Paul. Stephen was the first to be martyred.
---kathr4453 on 5/29/19


Has anyone ever noticed in (Acts 1) how when there were eleven disciples, there was a need for twelve, and not thirteen? Why only twelve? (Acts 2:21-26)

It is because only those who were chosen by Jesus Christ, were given the power to baptize folks into the Holy Spirit, like their master...Jesus Christ.
(Acts 1:2) until the day in which He was taken up, after He had given commandments through the Holy Ghost unto the apostles, whom He had chosen.

This is why there are examples of folks receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, before they were baptized in water. But only those who had been given this authority could do this.

I believe Paul replaced Stephen. Interesting read...(Acts 8 & 9).
---David on 5/29/19


No one is arguing water baptism exists..the argument is ...does one FIRST have to be baptized to receive the Holy Spirit...ANSWER NO, as we see this was not the order in which Cornelius was saved.

It's so important Cluny to READ ALL of the thread, and not cherry pick what you THINK something is about.

Also no scripture says one LOOSES the Holy Spirit if they aren't water baptized.

Read again Acts 19

Paul comes upon those who received water baptism and NO HOLY SPIRIT. PAul then explains the Holy Spirit comes with JESUS, who baptized with the Holy Spirit and with Fire....I also showed you John clarifying this in the Gospels...one in Matthew and one in Luke.
---kathr4453 on 5/29/19


\\Maybe that was for Jews, however Cornelius a gentile received the Holy Spirit before any one was baptized.\\

You are conveniently omitting what St. Peter said then, too. "Can anyone DENY water to these people, seeing they received the Holy Spirit same was we?" He didn't say, "Praise God, they've got the Spirit! On to the next town."

\\Also Paul led many souls to the Lord and said God didn't send him to Baptize.\\

Nevertheless, he DID say he had baptized some people. Normally, water baptism would have been administered by the local presbyters.

I could also say that God did not send me to baptize. My ministry is as cantor and choir director.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/28/19


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And actually the word water is not used on those verses.
---kathr4453 on 5/28/19


Maybe that was for Jews, however Cornelius a gentile received the Holy Spirit before any one was baptized.

Also Paul led many souls to the Lord and said God didn't send him to Baptize.
---kathr4453 on 5/28/19


No scripture says you must be water baptized to received the Holy Spirit.---kathr4453 on 5/26/19

Instruction given
(Acts 2:38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Action taken
(Acts 2:41) Then those who gladly received his words were baptized, and that same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Looks to me, pretty solid proof Peters instruction to be baptized, meant water baptism. Or was Peter wrong?
---David on 5/28/19


Sorry Samuel if I misread your post. I believe I did before reading Cluny's post you were addressing.

My apologies.
---kathr4453 on 5/27/19


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Joshua 14:2 - Their inheritance were assigned by lot to the nine and half tribes as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

( Canaan is a symbol of heavenly inheritance , whether one wants to believe that or not it up to them, then again maybe not ? But should be point out, If not it's disingenuous, And the cross reference in NT is ------------ > )

Ephesian 1:11 - In him we were chosen having been predestined according to the plan of him who work out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

Ephesians 2:8 - For by Grace your saved though faith : and that not of yourselves it is a gift of God,
---RichardC on 5/27/19


Wrong Samuel, the fire is what PURIFIES. It burns away the chaff, re the fleshly desires....read 1st Peter, who also verifies this...TRIED BY FIRE. Those in the upper room were BAPTIZED WITH FIRE and spoke in cloven tongues. Acts 2:3

Jesus is not Baptizing His believers with the fires of hell....yikes. And the Lake of Fire is never said to be a baptism.

Can't anyone see Noah and family didn't get wet....and that everything under them DIED. Is the earth not called new in Peter after it was said to be in the water and out of the water. Noah and family didn't go in any water....they were floating on top of the water for over a year.
---kathr4453 on 5/27/19


Cluny, I also can be Crucified with Christ and given the Holy Spirit when I'm raised up together with Him a NEW CREATURE who is now in the spirit no not the flesh. Romans 6-8. After we believe we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise. Ephesians. I gave you Acts 19 clearly showing the Holy Spirit did not come with John the Baptist, but with Jesus.

No scripture says you must be water baptized to received the Holy Spirit. On the day of Pentecost all those who waited for the Holy Spirit received the Holy Spirit and nothing about them FIRST being water baptized. There were over 50 in the upper room. No record of all having been baptized first. Even Cornelius and family received the Holy Spirit before any baptism of water.
---kathr4453 on 5/26/19


I would not say baptize in the fires of hell. For two reasons it is not a baptism. Second the fired are used to execute the wicked.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/26/19


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\\
Cluny, those who only received John's baptism did not receive the baptism of Jesus...the Holy Spirit and fire. No water necessary. \\

Wrong again.

You can come to Christ through the waters of Christian baptism, and He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

Otherwise, He will baptize you in the fire of hell.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/26/19


Kathr: those who only received John's baptism did not receive the baptism of Jesus...the Holy Spirit and fire. No water necessary.//

John 4:1-2 When Jesus realized that the Pharisees were aware that He was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John (although it was not Jesus who baptized, but His disciples),

You admit that John was using water. According to V1 the disciples were using water as well since they were baptizing more than John.

Since John was a Disciple of Jesus he is clarifying V2 in letting us know he and the other Disciples were actually doing the baptizing not Jesus. But Jesus was getting the credit from the Pharisees.

If water wasn't needed why didn't Jesus stop them? Instead He left.
---Nicole_Lacey on 5/26/19


Acts 19: 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

Luke 3:16. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

Romans 6-8
---kathr4453 on 5/26/19


Cluny, those who only received John's baptism did not receive the baptism of Jesus...the Holy Spirit and fire. No water necessary.

Acts19: 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since you believed?

Luke 3:16. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

Also there are many types and shadows of THE CROSS in the OT.
---kat453 on 5/26/19


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\\The like FIGURE means a type and shadow of the CROSS...that NOW saves us. \\

No, it doesn't

St. Peter did not say, "The cross now saves us."

What you're doing is called "eisogesis", that is reading into a text things that are not there.

Furthermore, John's baptism, derived from the Jewish rite of mikveh, is NOT the same thing as Christian baptism.

Remember that in the Book of Acts, people who had only received John's baptism had to receive Christian baptism.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/25/19


(Mark 1:4) John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Kathryn
Please take the verse above into your thinking, before criticizing Cluny for his logical thought. Under the Law of Moses, wasn't an animal sacrifice required for the remission of sins?

Since this was obviously not a teaching under the old covenant, is it not fair to assume, John was a teacher of the New covenant? Do you believe God sent John into the wilderness to teach a false doctrine?
---David on 5/25/19


The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:


Hebrews...OUR CONSCIENCE PURGED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. No amount of water can affect your conscience. The like FIGURE means a type and shadow of the CROSS...that NOW saves us.

Salvation is being Crucified with Christ where we DIE TO SIN, not washing sin with water, but being washed IN HIS BLOOD, the blood shed at THE CROSS, justified BY HIS BLOOD and SAVED BY HIS LIFE. Saved when we are raised up together with Him a NEW CREATURES...just as the number 8 is a TYPE and FIGURE meaning NEW BEGINNINGS. NEW LIFE.
---kathr4453 on 5/25/19


Water baptism by John the Baptist was a washing away of the sins of the flesh. However this baptism in Peter is NOT the washing away of the sins of the flesh by water, but the Spiritual baptism as the result of the resurrection of Jesus Christ...Romans 6. Many types and shadows in the OT pointed to the CROSS.

It's amazing that the words In Peter are so clear that it isn't John the Baptist's water baptism......also verified in Acts when those Paul talked to those who said they only were baptized with John's baptism and hadn't even heard of the Holy Spirit AKA the Spiritual Baptism of Jesus Christ that was promised AFTER Jesus Resurrection....the one they waited for at Pentecost.
---kathr4453 on 5/24/19


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**Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
**

This is talking about WATER BAPTISM, not Noah looking to the Cross.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/24/19


with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Abraham offered Isaac, believing God would raise him from the dead....that ONLY CAME THROUGH CHRIST WHO SAID I AM THE RESURRECTION. ...just read Hebrews 11 Cluny. Jesus said of Abraham, Abraham rejoiced to see my day..he saw it and was glad.

AND yes, having had a stroke, my spelling will no doubt get worse. Just deal with it Cluny. I have.
---kathr4453 on 5/24/19


\\Cluny, 1 Peter 3:20-22 shows the ARC was also a type and shadow of salvation, RE THE CROSS, REPRESENTING DEATH AND RESURRECTION LIFE.... \\

Wrong.

The ark (note the proper spelling) is a type of the CHURCH.

\\Moses chose the sufferings OF CHRIST over the riches of the world. \\

Wrong again.

He chose the suffering of his fellow Hebrews over the riches of EGYPT.

\\Please don't say you believe no One knew a Redeemer was promised? \\

I never said NO one knew, and you're lying if you say I did.

Please give BCV where Abraham saw the Resurrection.

Bet you can't.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/24/19


We do see a tradition of casting lots, as we see in the beginning of Acts....BUT THE DECISION of the 12 Th Apostle was in fact of the Lord who chose Paul.

God doesn't cast lots, men do. And God can and does override those "lots" if it's not according to His will.

Most importantly, it's evil to take verses like Proverbs 16:33 and apply it to salvation. The chapter is not talking about salvation. This is again HOW CULTS START, and how the ignorant follow these cult practices who take verses out of context to defining their false teachings. Nothing new.
---kathr4453 on 5/24/19


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Heavenly lotto in OT - no such thing exist ?

Proverbs 16:33 - The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.
---RichardC on 5/23/19


Cluny, 1 Peter 3:20-22 shows the ARC was also a type and shadow of salvation, RE THE CROSS, REPRESENTING DEATH AND RESURRECTION LIFE....

YES, the JUST, were those STRONGS # 6662 just, lawful righteous.....The JUST shall live by faith....were those who looked forward to the coming redeemer, announced in Genesis 3:15. Just as we see in Hebrews 11...Moses chose the sufferings OF CHRIST over the riches of the world.

Please don't say you believe no One knew a Redeemer was promised? That he would die for our sin..Isaiah 53, also that Abraham saw the resurrection in a vision, even JOB said I know that my redeemer liveth. You may want to study the word JUST in the OT and New. You were either JUST or UNJUST starting from Abel on.
---kathr4453 on 5/23/19


Kathryn
Thank you, that was an Excellent and very honest explanation. And I will make sure I put it in my notes for any dialogue we have in the future. Now I will simplify what I teach.

I see the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a means, or as a vehicle to receive Gods Grace/favor. For Without his sacrifice, the only sacrifice acceptable to God, there could be no forgiveness of sin. And without this forgiveness, we would remain separated from God (Isaiah 59:2).

This fact is easily proven after we go before God and confess our sins. When forgiven, the separation is removed, and then we can experience this removal, first hand, as we now stand in the light of God.
---David on 5/23/19


\\ Noah a JUST MAN looked forward to the Cross, is the reason he was said to be JUST in the first place.
\\

Did he?

PLEASE give the Bible verse that says Noah looked forward to the Cross, kathr.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/23/19


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The One and Only gospel. He gave us Jesus who is full of grace and truth. So when Paul refers to the gospel of grace in Acts 20, he means exactly the same thing as when he and others refer to the gospel of Christ or the gospel of God or the gospel of his Son or the gospel of peace in other places.

The Completeness of the Gospel of Grace Galatians 6:11-18.

3 Reasons Why the Gospel of Grace is the True Gospel. It is the truth that Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, died for our sins and came back from the dead. It is well defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and Romans 10, and Ephesians 2. And Romans 5. And.......Galatians 2:20-21. Those saved by THIS GOSPEL OF GRACE have no problem understanding the GRACE of God.
---kathr4453 on 5/22/19


I believe in the NT GRACE means Gods Riches At CHRISTS Expense.

It's found not in Gods Eyes but at the Cross. Noah a JUST MAN looked forward to the Cross, is the reason he was said to be JUST in the first place.

Now Calvin's definition is arbitrary selection AKA : on the whim of God for no reason. Having your name picked out of a hat....lucky heavenly lotto. Even in the OT, no such thing exists, as we see Hebrews 11 clearly define from Abel on there is no such doctrine as on a whim. They obeyed THE LAW OF FAITH. HEBREWS 11 is clearly about FAITH.

David, I will state my beliefs again. You don't need to respond.
---kathr4453 on 5/22/19


Kathryn
My apologies, I forgot you do not define Grace as being in the favor of God. I was merely expounding on that definition through the example of Noah. And had hoped that through that example, you had come to agree with my point.

Since you dont accept that definition, there is no need for us to discuss this.
---David on 5/22/19


Like I said, all those thing originated with Paganism.

Just stating the facts Cluny.
It's actually the 2nd commandment you all seem to ignore or erase. It was put there for a reason, separating Israel from the rest of the world.
---kathr4453 on 5/22/19


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\\Also you all have that "seeing eye" candles, incense, and more. All these things ALSO were used by pagan religions. The All Seeing Eye came from Masonic symbolism. \\

kathr, what on earth is "seeing eye" incense?

Actually, the All-Seeing Eye is OLDER than freemasonry, though I know truth means nothing to you.

Did you know one of the things that Christians picked up from paganism is probably in your house at this minute?

I refer to the codex form of books, including your very Bible.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/21/19


\\Yea, it's like saying , " yea I wear the swastika on all my clothing and jewelry and tattoos , BUT I gave it a new meaning". Really doesn't fly!
---kathr4453 on 5/21/19\\

Did you know that ancient synagogues were adorned with swastikas?

And have you forgotten that the Temple
and Tabernacle were adorned with images by God's direct command?

"No one could describe the Word of the Father, but when He became flesh, He could be described. He restored the fallen nature of mankind by uniting it to divine beauty. This is our salvation which we proclaim in both preaching and icons."

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/21/19


Kathryn
Well I am glad you have finally come to that realization. Grace is not given arbitrarily, as you once believed. You now admit, Noah found Grace for the reasons you mentioned above.
---David on 5/21/19

David, I've never changed my belief on that. Maybe you just never understood what I believed. I don't believe in Calvinism....yet it appears you do. So I'm confused. God saves those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. Abel did along with all those who LIVED BY FAITH in the coming redeemer. These were called THE JUST. I've stated Hebrews 11 hundreds of times here.
---kathr4453 on 5/21/19


David, I'm not sure why you continue to misrepresent my beliefs. Makes me wonder if you ever really read anything I've said, or if you just get some kick out of misrepresenting just to make your own point. YOU stated God saves who He wants. Is that not arbitrary selection? I questioned you on this before and stated my belief only to be rebuked by our online Calvinist...that YOU agreed with.

I don't like the games David.
---kath453 on 5/21/19


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David, Genesis 6:9 These are the Generations of Noah. Noah was( Past Tense) a JUST MAN and perfect in his generation, and Noah walked with God.
Nothing indicates it was arbitrary WHATSOEVER.---kathr4453 on 5/16/19


Kathryn
Well I am glad you have finally come to that realization. Grace is not given arbitrarily, as you once believed. You now admit, Noah found Grace for the reasons you mentioned above.
---David on 5/21/19


Well Cluny, maybe that's why IKONS etc were forbidden in Israel, so that people didn't confuse Israel with the world. And seeing you claim the same imagery as the world but put a different definition to it is Clever, but still confusing. It Just doesn't fly.

Yea, it's like saying , " yea I wear the swastika on all my clothing and jewelry and tattoos , BUT I gave it a new meaning". Really doesn't fly!
---kathr4453 on 5/21/19


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However to be fare, the Calvinist's Churches have that BIG ONE EYE THINGY painted on many ceilings of their churches....also a cult symbol, \\

kathr, the same emblem can have different meanings in different contexts.

In Christianity, your "BIG ONE EYE THINGY" means the all-seeing Eye of God.

Once in my home town, the Melkites came to a pro-life demonstration with their church flag, that prominently shows a double-headed eagle.

Someone was upset at their bringing a "Masonic flag."

I explained to him that for the Eastern Churches, this stands for the union of two natures in the one person of Our Savior.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/20/19


Cluny, I just looked it up again. Symbols the Orthodox use is listed online. The SUN symbol is said to represent the SUN of Righteousness. Also you all have that "seeing eye" candles, incense, and more. All these things ALSO were used by pagan religions. The All Seeing Eye came from Masonic symbolism. It is what it is. Pictures don't lie.
---kathr4453 on 5/20/19


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\\ Yes it is displayed on the Orthodox paraphernalia as I referenced some sites with pictures for Cluny\\

"Orthodox paraphernalia" do not include sun symbols.

You have NEVER given sites showing this, as they cannot be given on these blogs. It's against the rules here.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/20/19


Mike, I understand what you are talking about. I've had this discussion with Cluny before...re the sun god. Yes it is displayed on the Orthodox paraphernalia as I referenced some sites with pictures for Cluny to look at. Mike, he simply denies it and says you are seeing things.

However to be fare, the Calvinist's Churches have that BIG ONE EYE THINGY painted on many ceilings of their churches....also a cult symbol, going way back...or possibly a Mason symbol..who knows. Many are simply ignorant of the meaning of these symbols or if they are still a deep part of their religious beliefs or not anymore. Many have just ignorantly followed a tradition for years and never questioned it.
---kathr4453 on 5/20/19


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Peter says in Acts 5:29 ...obey GOD than man.
btw the pope is uniting with your orthodox & the bible says that the WHOLE WORLD will worship the beast. it will not be tomorrow but IT will happen bec God said it. oops you don't obey GOD but obey man. forgot about that.\\

mike, a couple of tidbits if you care about truth.

1. The Patriarch of Constantinople is NOT the Orthodox pope. He has no authority to interfere in other Orthodox churches.

2. Easter sunrise services were invented by PROTESTANTS, the Moravian Brethren, to be exact.

The Eastern Churches all have their Paschal Liturgy at MIDNIGHT.

God also said not to bear false witness, like you do.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/19/19


mike, nowhere does the Bible say the pope is the Antichrist.

And at no time have I denied that I worship the Risen Sun of Righteousness, Christ Jesus Himself.

Why don't you?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/17/19


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you obey MAN than God. the WORD of GOD says this, but you listen to man.

Peter says in Acts 5:29 ...obey GOD than man.
btw the pope is uniting with your orthodox & the bible says that the WHOLE WORLD will worship the beast. it will not be tomorrow but IT will happen bec God said it. oops you don't obey GOD but obey man. forgot about that.

your SUN god is RISEN.
---mike on 5/17/19


Mike said, "of course that is what you will say. when presented the truth, your tactic is to play ignorant.
the pope is now trying to unite with your orthodox-pope even spoke in congress in 2015...."


Mike, Cluny is ORTHODOX, and not Catholic. While it is my prayer that ALL pre-Reformation churches will come back into Communion with each other, it hasn't happened yet.

Also, there is no Orthodox Pope!

Please list any Pope of any of the Orthodox Churches outside of Patriarchs of Alexandria.

The title pope continues to be used by Alexandrian bishops, both the Coptic Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Patriarchs of Alexandria are known as the "Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria".
---Monk_Brendan on 5/17/19


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of course that is what you will say. when presented the truth, your tactic is to play ignorant.
the pope is now trying to unite with your orthodox-pope even spoke in congress in 2015 & tony palmer united with copeland.\\

Just what do you mean by "orthodox-pope?"

Like "neat garbage" or "underwear for the deaf," your term has absolutely NO referent.

In other words, it's meaningless.

BTW, why did you post this on the thread about Noah?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/16/19


David, Genesis 6:9 These are the Generations of Noah. Noah was( Past Tense) a JUST MAN and perfect in his generation, and Noah walked with God.
Nothing indicates it was arbitrary WHATSOEVER.

JUST in the OT is one who is JUSTIFIED BY FAITH. THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH was first stated in the OT. Hebrews 11 state this fact....BY FAITH ABEL offered a nore excellent sacrifice than Cain , BY WHICH HE OBTAINED WITNESS THAT HE WAS RIGHTEOUS God testifying of his gifts and by it he being dead yet speaketh. Now Hebrews says it was a BLOOD sacrifice, Hebrews 12:24.

TODAY we cannot offer what Abel offered, from an animal for oursin...but we can surpass this by putting our faith in Jesus Sacrifice for us.
---kathr4453 on 5/16/19


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Please quote my EXACT words where I "glorified the pope". Otherwise, you stand before God as a slanderer.

When will you grasp the fact that I'm Eastern Orthodox?

Christ is risen!

of course that is what you will say. when presented the truth, your tactic is to play ignorant.
the pope is now trying to unite with your orthodox-pope even spoke in congress in 2015 & tony palmer united with copeland. slander. you hate the commandments of God.
your SUN god is risen.
---mike on 5/15/19


Joseph
So you believe, it was the character of Noah that brought him Grace? He walked with God, meaning he lived his life in obedience, to God.

I believe this too. When I teach Grace, how one receives Grace, I use the example of Noah. It was Gods Grace, that saved this man and his family. And the same Grace which saves us. Examples make the difficult, easy to understand. Unfortunately, most have doctrines without any examples.

The vast history of Gods relationship with Man in the Old Testament stories, reveals much of the New Testament teachings. That is of course, if you believe the God of Noah, Abraham, Issac, and Jacob is the same God who will save us.
---David on 5/3/19


"Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" because he was "perfect" (undefiled, without spot) "in his generation", (lineage or pedigree), and he "walked with God".
---joseph on 5/2/19


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