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Translation of the New Testament from the Original Greek Humbly Attempted by Nathaniel Scarlett Assisted by Men of Piety & Literature with notes, 1798:
"And These will go away into onian punishment: but the righteous into onian life."
The New Testament by Abner Kneeland, 1823:
"And these shall go away into aionian punishment*: but the righteous into aionian life."
The New Covenant by Dr. J.W. Hanson, 1884:
"And these shall go away into onian chastisement, and the just into onian life."
Youngs Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, 1898:
"And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during."
The Holy Bible in Modern English, 1903
"And these He will dismiss into a long correction, but...
Matthew 7:6 reads:
"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces."
What exactly does this mean? Can somebody help me understand what this verse means? Because I haven't the foggiest idea.
All Protestants who know church history knows that it was Martin Luther who is the father of Protestantism. Since then, many Protestant denominations have arisen with differing beliefs on grace and sin and salvation. They differ from the most liberal - sin so grace can abound, all the way to sinless perfection.
Here is a letter from Martin Luther on his view. "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger.
Here is the letter in context. What are the views of your denomination, and what denomination is that. Thanks.
If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who...
I believe in the seven churches as ages...
Ephesus - Messianic - Beginning with the Apostle to the Circumcision, Peter
Smyrna - Martyr - Beginning with the Apostle to the Un-Circumcision, Paul
Pergamos - Orthodoxy formed in this time... Pergos is a tower... Needed in the dark ages
Thyatira - Catholicism formed in this time - The spirit of Jezebel is to control and to dominate.
Sardis - Protestantism formed in this time- A sardius is a gem - elegant yet hard and rigid
Philadelphia - Wesleyism formed in this time - To be sanctioned is to acquire it with love.
Laodicea - Charismatic movement formed in this time - Beginning with DL Moody, the first to make money off of ministry
If I had to pick an end time date I would go with the...
Armenian Catholicos rejects Jerusalem as Israeli capital
The Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram Irejects the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalemas the Israeli capital.
U.S. president Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday, December 6. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians.
Eight of the 15 nations who are currently members of the United Nations Security Council have called for the body to hold an urgent meeting on the U.S. decision by the end of the week.
The Armenian Catholicos discussed the matter with Lebanese president Michel Aoun.
According to the Patriarch, the U.S. approach is not consistent with...
As a Reformed believer I've always admired the Catholic practice of confession. I think that it ends up having some theological pitfalls and my Catholic brothers are welcome to correct me if I'm misunderstanding them. But to me, the pitfalls are:
A notion of penance which appears to be a form of re-payment for our sins.
The insistence that an ordained priest must hear confession in order for a person to receive forgiveness (extenuating circumstances aside).
Reformed types, and by extension most Protestants, have rejected these theological pitfalls, but why have we rejected the practice of confession altogether? The idea of fixed hours wherein parishioners may come to the pastor or elders of the church in order to confess their sins...
I believe in terms of end times prophecies, the EU going from 28 to 10 members will be the thing that will require the most time to develop. I just don't see how this can be accomplished anytime soon unless I am missing something. Please let me know your thoughts.
Mormonism teaches that some of the sons of perdition will be resurrected beings. So how do Mormons define salvation and what is eternal life?
Let’s ask Venn?
OEC vs YEC according to Venn Diagrams!
In an attempt to change the nature of our argument, I want to apply syllogism to this discussion to hopefully make clear some of the points between the two. Before we begin I would like to start with a few examples. Venn Diagrams give a visual reference to understand the difference between logical and illogical conclusions. In the second statement below no conclusion is actually given, as such the presenter of this type of argument wants you to think that by implication, therefore some A’s are C’s. This is illogical, in some cases A and C might be mutually exclusive, and in other cases they may be synonymous, but they can’t be both at the same time. This form of argument is used...