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  1. Hello @Solas, Perhaps it does have little relation to the subject of the thread, however, the example of Timothy, being exhorted to rise above the arguments around him and seek to show himself approved unto God, by rightly dividing the Word of Truth, is a good one to keep in mind when endeavouring to make known the Truth of God's Word. For it is so easy to get embroiled in argument and counter-argument which do not serve the truth. Thank you, Solas, In Christ Jesus our risen and glorified Saviour, Lord and Head. Chris
  2. Hello there, I have appreciated the informative input in this thread, however my mind goes to 2 Timothy 2:15, where Timothy surrounded as he is there in Ephesus by argument and strife of words, is exhorted to study to show himself approved unto God, a workman which needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth. Vain disputation can subvert the hearers, and destroy the faith of some. In Christ Jesus Our risen and glorified Saviour, Lord and Head Chris
  3. Hello @William, I do not believe that God pre-destines some to salvation and others to judgment. I believe that the pre-destination of believers to be conformed to the image of His Son, and to 'the adoption of sons', is as a result of His foreknowledge. He knows those who will come to salvation in advance of their coming. Predestination is consequent on salvation, not a prelude to it. In Christ Jesus Chris
  4. Thank you,@William, Yes, God foreknows those who are His. They are indeed individuals, who do come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, by God's grace, and thereby receive the spirit of sonship whereby they can say, 'Abba', Father. He knows who they are in advance, and is thereby able to pre-destine them accordingly in the way of His choosing. I see no difference in our understanding of this, but I thank you for your notes. In Christ Jesus Chris
  5. ' In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was (or became) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.' (Genesis 1:1-2) Hello @Origen, I have just responded to a thread you created concerning the figure of speech called 'idiom'; and here in these two verses there is another figure of speech. It is called, 'anadiplosis or 'like sentence endings and beginnings': the repetition of the same Word or Words at the end of one sentence and at the beginning of another. The words repeated are thereby emphasised as being the most important words in the sentence, which we should consider when interpreting. In this case our attention is called to the fact that two things are referred to, 'the Heaven and the Earth', but that the following statement speaks only of one of them, leaving the other without consideration. Both were created 'in the beginning', but the earth at some time, and by some means, became 'empty and waste' (tohoo & bohoo). In Isaiah 45:18, it is stated clearly that the earth was not created so, 'He created it not tohoo'. So, what follows in Genesis one is a restoration. 'For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, (tohoo) He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.' (Isaiah 45:18) In Christ Jesus Chris
  6. Hello @laverne3, Romans 8:29-30, enabled me to understand this:- For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.' * God has foreknowledge, therefore He can 'pre-destinate'. He has prior knowledge, and knows who will believe. He does not predestine one to salvation and another to judgement, but foreknowing, he is able to predestinate those who will believe the gospel concerning His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and can predestinate that they should be conformed to the image of His Son, and receive the adoption as Sons:- 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,' (Eph 1:3-5) * Don't get caught up in the endless arguments on this subject, just believe what is written, and praise God. Praise His Holy Name! In Christ Jesus Chris
  7. 'And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.' (Joshua 9:5) (Q) What do you think of the word, 'clouted' or 'clouts' as in Jeremiah 38:11-12?
  8. Hello @Origen, Would it not mean to make a circuit? Or a round about course, eg.,2 Kings 3:9 - ' And he said, "Which way shall we go up?" And he answered, "The way through the wilderness of Edom." So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them.' (2 Kings 3:8,9)
  9. 'And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.' (Gen 2:7) Hello @CDF47, It is evident from Genesis 2:7, that without the breath of life ( or, 'spirit'). man is not a living soul. At death, the breath of life leaves the body and returns to God who gave it (Eccl. 12:7), and the body goes back to the dust from whence it came. You refer to Jeremiah 1:5, but that simply refers to God's foreknowledge: for whom He foreknew He was able to predestinate (Roman's 8:29). * Man does not have an immortal soul, for the soul that sinneth, (we are told), shall surely die (Ezekiel 8:4). The soul being the whole person - The body energised by life. In Christ Jesus Chris
  10. Hello @Becky, To you. On demand in this way, nothing I'm afraid. I don't respond to this type of confrontational dialogue. In Christ Jesus Chris
  11. Hello there William and Becky, Looking at this section devoted to dispensationalism, it would seem that you simply provide these categories on your forum in order to engage in the process of ripping them apart. I find the comments bitchy and totally lacking in the love of Christ. Nothing you provide here on your forum makes me desire to take part, by engaging in debate, either here or in any other section. It appears to be a means of promoting your own doctrinal stance at the expense of others. In Christ Jesus Chris
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    Hello @William, Thank you for clarifying your belief. I differ with you on this. In Christ Jesus Chris
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    Hello @William, Thank you for responding once again. So you believe that the Church is Israel as a nation, to whom much of the Old Testament is concerning? That the believing remnant is the same as the Church which is His (Christ's) Body, the fulness that filleth all in all? That they all have the same inheritance, and the same blessings attributed to them, without distinction? In Christ Jesus Chris
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    'Thus saith the LORD, "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.' (Jeremiah 9:23-24) (Jeremiah 9:23-24) Hello @William, I agree with what you have said, but the last line is a little unclear. Scripture is about God, the desire being that we should 'know' Him as Jeremiah 9:23-24 states. You mention 'the Elect', 'the remnant of Israel', and 'The Church and her members', However you must also agree, that not all Scripture applies to each of these companies at the same time. The address on the envelope determines to whom the words of any part of Scripture is addressed. Thank you for treating my entry respectfully and not being dismissive as the former responder. In Christ Jesus Chris
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    Does it,@Becky? In what way? In Christ Jesus Chris
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