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Given the recent spate of Christological threads which have challenged, and indeed outright attacked, the orthodox Christological teaching, it seems like it is worth asking if the reason for so much confusion is because people are being improperly catechized in our churches.
Or is this less of a failure of churches properly teaching the faith, and more representative of rogue theology?
And how do we address these problems in our church communities?
I have heard from some that the curse from Adam's time has been completely removed only for Gentile men.
I don't understand their semantics to back up their statements. Can this be discussed using scripture for and against the argument please.
Examples would be from @Dave-W (posted below) and I think I also heard @RDKirk expressing the same semantic, if they could contribute to the thread would be appreciated.
Myself I don't believe there is a difference between Jew, Gentile, slave,...
I know this is going to open a can of worms, but I just had a thought. Christians who are against abortions, I'm curious as to why you would rather a child suffer in this life, rather than being sent to heaven before enduring any suffering? As far as I can remember children are granted automatic entry into heaven until they can be held accountable. So why deny a child a chance to have a loving home with your heavenly father instead of being raised in foster care, or worse? I don't get it.
I used to think only Muslims and Mormons thought that but I realized some Christians have this idea. Even I used to think the reason for the Reformation was that the Church became corrupted. So I want to know the date and reason that damaged the Church.
I would like to have your opinions and also verses from the Bible about the right attitude of a Christian when faced with abuse. I am thinking especially domestic and psychological abuse. Is assertiveness non-Christian? Is self-defense non-Christian?Too many people are convinced of this. Too many times women in abusive marriages are advised to stay in the name of jesus.
So, what do you think?
Do you believe that you will be saved based on God's foreknowledge of your ultimate choice? OR
Based on God's random choice/selection?
What do you based that on?
Okay so my wife and I have a question when we are given our new sinless bodies can we ever make the choice to sin or betray Jesus? Will we ever be tempted in our eternities? Can what happened to the angels ever happen again to humans? Ergo one of Christs followers ups and decides that he wants power and wants to betray God.
John 10:28 says that we shall never perish. Does this mean that God can see throughout eternity and nobody would ever be tempted to betray Jesus or make the choice to sin?
Its true. We will know the consequences of and dangers of sin but couldn't we just decide to sin anyway? Or will our new sinless bodies make sin impossible somehow? Where even if we wanted to sin we couldn't. If that's the case why didn't God...
If you got a notice from your bank declaring that your mortgage was now paid in full, would you continue to make monthly house payments on the loan? Of course not.
Yet this is how some treat the Atonement of Christ.
The price for our reconciliation has been paid in full, but they continue to pay and pay. Thinking that somehow they still owe on their debt. Thus declaring the Atonement for sin to be somehow incomplete.
Do "works of righteousness" declare the Atonement to be incomplete?
Consider this scripture. (comments below)
Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as...
Some Protestants think the veneration of Mary with statues as being idolatry.
I say what about images of Jesus, that Protestants have everywhere?
Isn't a statue of Jesus an idol according to OT law?
Exodus 20:4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Looks like a statue of Jesus counts as an idol. But why? Look at why God does not like idols.
Do you think it possible for God to change any facet of himself such that some time later, than the beginning, he has improved any part of himself?
Scripture of course says the Son of God was made lower, so we can't doubt that God could "descend to a lower level" temporarily. And if he was lowered, it does not count for my question that when he undoes his lowering as an improvement.
Hebrews 2:9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from...