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1  Theology / Debate / Assembling on: January 30, 2015, 10:30:39 PM
What makes Hebrews 10:25 a command to assemble for all believers for all time?

It seems an admoniition to the first century Hebrew disciples to not forsake the assembling of themselves together for whatever reason they may not have been assembling.

How is it a command for all believers?

It seems only good spiritual guidance for the Hebrews and for all who might take it to heart and heed the admonition, seeing the benefits of assembling together, but I can not see where it is a command.
2  Welcome / About You! / Hello. on: January 25, 2015, 11:38:55 PM

Where is everyone? I havn't been here in a long while, but coming in tonight I see the forum very inactive. It used to be so good and very busy.  Maybe it can get busy again.

I pray every one is in good spirits in the Lord and doing ok.
3  Theology / General Theology / Re: The real message of Bethlehem's star on: January 25, 2015, 11:33:33 PM
I only know what I read in the scriptures of the new testament about "the star".

I stop there and try not to say anymore. I can infer from the verses what God is doing with the star.
It is what God has revealed through His Holy Spirit and is all God has deemed necessary to be known. I take the scriptures as the word of God and try not to impose my thoughts and ideas in to the words. It can happen though at time, but I work very hard at trying to be honest with what God gives us.
All that is necessary for salvation has been given in His Son Jesus the Christ.

Matthew 2:2.  "Where is the newborn King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in far-off eastern lands, and have come to worship him.''

 Matthew 2:7.  "Then Herod sent a private message to the astrologers, asking them to come to see him; at this meeting he found out from them the exact time when they first saw the star. Then he told them, "

Matthew 2:9.  "After this interview the astrologers started out again. And look! The star appeared to them again, standing over Bethlehem."

Matthew 2:16.  "Herod was furious when he learned that the astrologers had disobeyed him. Sending soldiers to Bethlehem, he ordered them to kill every baby boy two years old and under, both in the town and on the nearby farms, for the astrologers had told him the star first appeared to them two years before.

I think I view the star simply as  a guiding star to the Babe Jesus placed by God.
4  Theology / Bible Study / Re: Two Minutes With The Bible on: January 25, 2015, 11:09:45 PM
"The “covenant” of the law was abolished by the cross (Col. 2:14), the curse of the law was removed by the cross (Gal. 3:13), the “middle wall of partition” was broken down by the cross (Eph. 2:14) and believers in Christ are reconciled to God in one body by the cross (Eph. 2:16). Little wonder Paul calls his message “the preaching of the cross”!


Praise God. Give thanks always.

1 Corinthians 1:18.  I know very well how foolish it sounds to those who are lost, when they hear that Jesus died to save them. But we who are saved recognize this message as the very power of God.
5  Theology / Debate / Re: Acts 2:38 SALVATION on: June 28, 2012, 08:36:29 AM
Where is the written authority that baptism must be done preceded by announcing in whose authority the baptism is done? We have examples in scriptures of baptism being accomplished and it being shown by whose authority such is claimed.  Still where is it commanded that the example should be followed? It seems a legality made up by men.

6  Theology / Apologetics / Re: A very serious major doctrinal change after the apostles on: June 28, 2012, 08:23:18 AM
Second, the “have-not” church leaders were an obvious problem
The Lord did NOT give powerful spiritual gifts to everyone in the NT churches.
These gifts were special anointings, which were connected with the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Naturally, those who did NOT have these spiritual gifts were jealous of those who had them.
The “have-nots” in church authority had to find a way to protect their prestigious positions.
They decided that pointing to 1 Corinthians 13:10 was their safest and best excuse.
And many “have-not” church members went along with this rationalization.

1 Cor 12:7-11
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

7  Theology / General Theology / Re: Correct Bible manuscripts vs corrupted manuscripts on: June 28, 2012, 08:17:51 AM
Hello Didymus,

I agree with you. I've used the KJV most of my life and grew up with it, but I'm not a KJY onlyist. I've started using the ESV, NASB, and other translations in recent years and also enjoy making side by side comparisons. I still use the KJV more because of habit and familiarity, but I think that the ESV and the NASB are more accurate. I would view the ESV as the easiest to read and understand.

I very much follow the same pattern of Bible translation use. I use the KJV because many copies reference the Strong's dictionary number for the Greek word definition. It is interesting how many differing Greek words with differing meanings have been translated to mean the same in KJV English.

8  Theology / Debate / Re: Where will I find God's true Church to day ? on: November 18, 2009, 07:30:12 AM
The church is not a religious organization such as we find in todays' world. Creations of men around faith in the Christ.

Church is a word used to translate a word meaning assembly.

God's assembly of folks being called out of the world by His gospel of His Son, seperated unto Him, are the saved, Those who believe it.

These are the body of the Lord and individual members of this body.

The organized meetings and incorporated organizations we know as churches are not as revealed in scriptures, however some of the called may be among them.

9  Theology / Apologetics / Re: Believing without looking stupid on: November 18, 2009, 07:12:48 AM
Hi, I'm new here, and I need help. My parents are atheists and my mother has asked me "do you believe in the bible?" I want to say yes, because I do, but I'm afraid that I'll look stupid. She worries that I'll get taken advantage of and get scammed out of my money by false churches and organizations. How do I tell my mother that I do believe in the bible without looking like a fool?  Huh
By living it and being witness to God with your life, withoiut being totalitarian or foolish appearing. The things of God witnessed in us will never look foolish, and may stir some to ask about the hope that is in you.


10  Theology / General Theology / Re: Worhsip on: November 18, 2009, 07:04:57 AM
-- Revised Standard
Romans 12:1  I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 

-- King James
Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Our lives in service/sacrifice to God in His Son is worship and done in spirit and truth.  There is a part of our lives where we do this collectively with other saints in assembly and displayed action through song, prayer, etc. coming from the inner self and reflected by the action of the outer self. Worship however is not always seen by outward action, but is a quiet within one's spirit of reflection, bowing down, adoring, and loving God.

- King James
John 4:20.  Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
 21.  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
 22.  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
 23.  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
 24.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

11  Theology / Debate / Re: Obama's Church on: January 27, 2008, 04:52:05 PM

I'm curious, because I got an email on this, what you all think.  I won't tell you what my email said until I get some opinions.  This is Obama's church's website.

In Christ,
We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.***

*** http://www.tucc.org/about.htm

I don't think this should be a credo for a president of the United States of America.

12  Entertainment / Television / Re: Gay channel Logo launches weekly newscast on: November 25, 2007, 07:39:03 AM
I seen it too, yes it was on B.O Smiley
YEP, were turning into a modern day Sodom!
Except for the faithfull, sanctified by the Christ, lifted up and away from it in modern times. Not true for the Sodom of old.

Stay seperated and holy unto God.

13  Theology / Debate / Re: JESUS OR SANTA on: November 02, 2007, 09:19:48 PM
This may well have been discussed already over the years, but I would like to see what others think.

I have a writing called JESUS OR SANTA.
In it, I say that Satan created santa and the Easter bunny to take away from what these holy days really stand for. And I state that no Christian should teach their child that santa is real, for first, they are lying to their child...(thou shalt not lie)...and they are perpetuating the lie that satan put forth to deceive people....but you would be surprised how many tell me that it is no big deal.

So, what think you all about this?

God bless you all.....Roy.
Jesus at the cross, His death , burial, resurrection and ascension not at the manger.

We should celebrate the Christ for what he is, our saviour, our King, in Heaven with all power and not the physical birth that brought Him on the road to fulfilling all in all.


14  Theology / Debate / Re: Hillary Clinton is the Woman riding on the beast in Rev: 17 on: November 02, 2007, 09:03:38 PM
Hillary Clinton is the Woman riding on the beast in Rev: 17

It is Rome in my view.


15  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re: Doctors on: November 02, 2007, 08:55:24 PM
What's the difference between God and doctors?

God doesn't think he's a doctor.

(drum roll, cymbal crash...)
Spiritual and physical.

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