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Baptism is a sign and seal of regeneration.
Regeneration is a saving act of God wherein man is totally passive. God removes the heart of stone and gives him a heart of flesh. Man cannot regenerate himself nor participate in his own regeneration. Baptism is an outward sign of regeneration. That is its meaning.
But baptists say that only adults may be baptized because only adults have the ability to understand the gospel, repent, and believe. This emphasizes not God's monergistic action in regenerating a person, but man's response to God and his participation in his salvation.
The Reformed view of baptism captures the meaning of baptism much better. Seeing an infant who has no ability to repent and believe be baptized testifies to us...
In this passage, we see the Gospel presented. Perhaps a LDS poster is able to explain these verses discussing the Gospel....
Would any LDS like to explain this small set of verses about the Gospel?
Verse by Verse...
1 Corinthians 15 New King James Version (NKJV)
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen...
This video shows the truth about the Mormon church. But you will find that most Mormon are so indoctrinated and deceived that they won't believe what is in the following video, even though the facts set out are confirmed by Mormon literature itself. Here is the link:
I just was curious about those posts online about people who have died that were Christian and experienced going to Hell. Do people really think that it’s all made up and you shouldn’t listen to those testimonies? Do people really think it’s impossible to lose your salvation? Cause there are many testimonies of people who have seen the names of some believers removed from the book of life due to backsliding and unrepentant sin.
Tell me what you think about all this, is it something that you just ignore and hope they’re wrong? Please explain what you do to convince yourself of the Once Saved Always Saved doctrine.
Everyone in my family is Christian, except for my sister. She is the most good-hearted, loving, forgiving, calm and sweet person I know and she really cares about everyone (whether it is me, our family, friends, patients (she is a medical student) or complete strangers) but she has never really believed in God. She is not like those passionate Atheists that will debate you and stuff, she actually never talks about it. I really care for her and I truly want her to be saved, what can I do to convert her to Christianity?
Last Wednesday or so I got the sudden hankering to sacrifice a few children to Moloch. It was a passing thought that's gone now so I'm sure I'll be okay.
But it got me thinking. If I don't sacrifice a few kids to Moloch every now and then, am I being legalistic? Am I relying on myself for my salvation?
The good news is, Legalism is not a life threatening condition, but it is a spiritual and mental health issue.
So, lets get right to it, so that if you have been infected with this heresy, you can begin to find your way out of its theological darkness.
What is Legalism?
Lots of Christians have random ideas about what it could mean, but here is what it is.......This is NT legalism as found within the belief system of any believer, who is a legalist.
Its simply that they believe, that, the Cross and the Blood Atonement, began their salvation, but didn't complete it. So, they take it upon themselves, to finish their salvation by :
Presenting an attempt to live a holy lifestyle.
Holding unto their faith, in...
We hear frequently these days that the reason for the submission of women was cultural, in the church of Corinth only, about a specific woman only etc.
I would like to present 3 biblical reasons for the submission. Notice, that none of them is temporal, cultural or local:
1) The creation order:
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
2) Because Eve was deceived, not Adam:
And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
3) Woman was created for man, not man for woman, its her purpose:
"Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but...