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Does God Forgive Remarriage
  
The Lord specifically states in Matthew 12:32 that ALL SINS will be forgiven but the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, something we cannot possibly commit anyway. Yes, under the "old law" before Jesus Death and Resurrection, it was unlawful for a woman to remarry if she left her husband for anything but adultery...but the Lord plainly said that it is now forgiven. Stop worrying, if you have salvation now, you have salvation forever, just as Jesus, Our Lord said and that is a guarantee.


Does God Forgive Remarriage
  
The Lord specifically states in Matthew 12:32 that ALL SINS will be forgiven but the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, something we cannot possibly commit anyway. Yes, under the "old law" before Jesus' Death and Resurrection, it was unlawful for a woman to remarry if she left her husband for anything but adultery...but the Lord plainly said that it is now forgiven. Stop worrying, if you have salvation now, you have salvation forever, just as Jesus, Our Lord said and that is a guarantee.


Is Islam Beast Of Revelation
  
No, I think Islam is definitely an enemy of Christ and of His people but not the "beast". I believe it is Rome and all that the Roman Churches power stands for which is being shown each and every day. I do NOT mean the Catholic people, but the hierarchy of the Church only. There are many millions of fine Christian people among the Catholic nations who truly seek the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and they are saved, Praise His Holy Name.


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
Scott:

You have not answered my question.

Have you done ANY study of the Hebrew language?


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
Scott:

Try this

Elohim is a plural, and can mean gods, but is applied also to the God of the Bible. Many have suggested that this grammatically plural form is designed to reflect the plurality of the Trinity. It also appears that El, which appears often in compound forms (El Shaddai, etc.), suggests strength and power, although we should be careful not to read earlier meanings into later occurrences of words. (We may be justified in doing this with Jehovah/Yahweh, however, since Ex. 3:14 may be a deliberate word play.) from Handbook of Bible Study (Scofield notes) Copyright 1994 by Paul Karleen

I have other sources if you want to read them


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
Scott wrote: To use your reasoning here based on the Hebrew language- the plural use of "EL" (God) does not give us multiple Gods *in one* but multiple Gods period. Polytheism. That's how the Heb language works.

Precisely where did you study Hebrew, for how long, and at what level?

The reason I ask is because your transliteration of the im ending "eme" is so far off that it gives me reason to doubt your knowledge of what you say.

I suggest that you re read my comment about the "Shemah"


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
Scott and others

The shemah indicates oneness, or unity. The Hebrew word for one is transliterated as ahad. But more significant is the im ending of ELOHIM (Jehovah) and it is also found in Genesis 1:1 and where Gos says "let US (plural pronoun in Hebrew) make man in the image of God" That im ending is plural.

Therefore while it does NOT eliminate nor does it teach per se the doctrine of the Trinity, there are other verses for that. Specifically, no one can rule out the plurality of ELOHIM vis a vis the doctrine of Trinity, and that is very important


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
Scott wrote I will add yours to the list of criticism and accusations I have been blessed with on this forum.

What is your purpose in stating that? Are you playing martyr? If so, your statement is pathetically disingenuous because you FIRST wrote the nasty stuff, and I called you on that.

My response to you was a discussion on an academic matter, for some strange you morphed an academic disagreement into a personal attack. Why??

BTW what I meant was "Any other translation [not making a verbal equation due to the stative verb] doing that is balderdash. The antecedent to the "that" was in the previous paragraph.


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
Scott wrote although it's clear from your tone it's not something you care to have a reasonable exchange about.

It is for egregious rudeness like this that I left before.

FYI I cited both. The second time was E Colwell's

Your view is a theological one rather than an exegetical view, and that is because you desire to make Jesus subordinate to God, which is unwarranted.

Instead of following either, I stated the fact that "be" is a stative verb, making a verbal equation that demands the definite article for both nouns.

Please refer to the same constructions in a previous post


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
In 1933 E.C.Colwell stated:
[The data] show that a predicate nominative preceding the verb cannot be translated as an indefinite...noun solely because of the absence of the article, if the context suggests the predicate is definite, translate it as a definite noun despite the absent article.

The argument is if the anarthrous noun is a predicate nominative, or a predicate adjective. Many scholars debate that.

However the sentence is like a scale, making two parts equal since "be" is a stative verb, indicating a state of being.

Thus if theos is a PN or PA, the result is the same, it has the same designation and essence as ha logos: the word.

Any other translation is gibberish.


Friend Becoming A Mormon
  
The Greek grammar of John 1:1 DEMANDS that one person in meant here.

"The NWT violates what Greek grammarians call Granville Sharp's rule. "Sharp's rule states that when two singular personal nouns (such as God and Savior) of the same case (as we have here) are connected by `and' ( kai), and the modifying article `the' ( ho) appears only before the first noun, not before the second, both nouns must refer to the same person."

The same Greek construction is found in -
2PE 1:11 "...our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
2PE 2:20 "...the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,..."
2PE 3:2 "...the Lord and Savior".
2PE 3:18 "...our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...."


Mormon Temples Rituals
  
laurie wrote: Do they require that members wear the undergarments at all times?


This is from the ritual I posted earlier for the TBM to EARN the privilege of entering the Temple.

12. If you have received your temple endowment -- (b) Do you wear the authorized garments both day and night?

Meriting that Temple Ticket is important, for if the Mormon wants to get in, no ticket, no Temple, no Temple, no sealing, or Temple wedding.

Therefore it is important for the TBM Mormon to wear those garments 24/7 excepting in the bath and during marital intimacy. Anyone telling you differently IS FLAT OUT LYING, question 12b proves it conclusively.


Mormon Temples Rituals
  
HappyLDS

In all your looking at Christianity, have you EVER had to go through a ringer as I posted in order to have communion? (and in the Evangelical churches, communion is a sacramental remembrance, bestowing no eternal benefits).

This stuff is in defiance of grace, that is free, and unmerited (to be redundant) and there is NOTHING contingent on God's free grace,

You embraces a religion of works, but it is not too late if you repent, NOW


Mormon Temples Rituals
  

Here are the instructions to have the "special endowments" that let you MERIT HEAVEN YEAH, AND PIGS CAN FLY

When interviewing an applicant for a recommend, do not inquire into personal, intimate matters between a husband and his wife.
Generally, do not deviate from the recommend interview questions. If, during an interview, an applicant asks about the propriety of specific conduct, do not pursue the matter.

Merely suggest that if the applicant has enough anxiety about the
propriety of the conduct to ask about it, the best course would be to discontinue it.

If you are sensitive and wise, you usually can prevent those being interviewed from asking such explicit questions.


Mormon Temples Rituals
  
(part 2)

Interview Questions for Recommends to Enter a Temple


1. Do you believe in God, the Eternal Father, in his Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost, and do you have a firm testimony of the restored gospel?

2. Do you sustain the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the prophet, seer, and revelator, and do you recognize him as the only person on the earth authorized to exercise all priesthood keys?

3. Do you sustain the other General Authorities and the local authorities of the Church?

4. Do you live the law of chastity?

5. Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?


Mormon Temples Rituals
  
(part 3)

6. Do you affiliate with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or do you sympathize with the precepts of any such group or individual?

7. Do you earnestly strive to do your duty in the Church, to attend your sacrament, priesthood, and other meetings, and to obey the rules, laws, and commandments of the gospel?

8. Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?

9. Are you a full-tithe payer?

10. Do you keep the Word of Wisdom?


Mormon Temples Rituals
  
(part 4)
11. Have you ever been divorced or are you now separated from your spouse under order of a civil court? If yes, (a) - Are you current in your support payments and other financial obligations for family members, as specified by court order or in other written, binding commitments? (b) Were there any circumstances of transgression in connection
with your divorce or separation that have not been previously resolved with your bishop?

12. If you have received your temple endowment -- (a) Do you keep all the covenants that you made in the temple? (b) Do you wear the authorized garments both day and night?

13. Has there been any sin or misdeed that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but has not?


Should Priests Be Able To Marry
  
Mic

Alan has MANY good reasons to add the number, and they go back to 3 years ago (perhaps more).

Should he reveal the circumstances to you is his choice, but if not, assume nothing about the number, for it is neither your choice nor your business what he chooses to use to call himself on a blog like this.

In saying that, I am being factual, but not rude. Hope you can understand that.


Mormon Temples Rituals
  
Rochelle surely got it right, because she demonstrated that Mormonism is a religion of self-exalting works, performed to enter a temple, so hat secret ceremonies done there will "make the participants WORTHY to enter the Celestial Kingdom--whatever that is.

Notice that there is ZERO grace of God there, but according to their books, grace is given "AFTER DOING ALL WE CAN"

If any doubts this, please web search "Temple Recommend Questions". Surely that will open eyes.



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