Brother, Jesus had no need to change it because the faithful needed to live near the stand-in Earthly temple-copy where the Sabbath is right in Jerusalem, but nowhere else. Now that Christians are spread throughout the world because of the true temple in heaven, it is necessary to better understand the Sabbath in the new covenant book of Hebrews. Our church has never changed "when it is" that evening takes place since Joshua. Our church still assumes the human tradition since Joshua that the first "evening" took place at the beginning of the first day, when it takes place in the middle of the first day.Sorry, I don't believe this any more than I do your claim to have found an error in scripture that even Jesus missed while here on earth.
Yeah, I think you may be right. It's quite possible that the vast majority of people just don't have the courage to stand up for what's right because they fear the repercussions.I think many are just live-and-let-live. Many too scared not to go along. A lot are just confused by it all. And few who have really bought into it.
When a sacrament is celebrated according to the norms of the Church and in faith, we believe that it confers the grace it signifies. While a human being is the minister of the sacrament, Christ Himself is the one who is at work: He baptizes, He confirms, He absolves, He changes the bread and wine into His Body and Blood, He unites a couple in marriage, He ordains and He anoints. Acting in His sacraments, Christ communicates the grace — that sharing in the divine life and love of God — offered through each sacrament. (Cf. Catechism, No. 1127-28.)I suppose, yes. I am asking if the baptism extends its Spiritual benefits based upon the heart of the one performing the task. For example, Adolf Hitler allegedly held a form of "christianity." Would baptism be Effectual if Adolf Hitler performed the task?
If you have the time, I'd also be interested in what water baptism gives that the Father, Son, and Spirit give themselves. A list would be great, but if not I understand.
No, I’m not saying God wrote more than Ten Commandments on stone. I’m not saying God changed the Ten Commandments. What I’m saying is the Ten Commandments God wrote on stone were incorporated into the Covenant, just like all the other commandments under the Covenant.What? It still says Ten Commandments. Are you claiming God wrote more than Ten Commandments on stone?
I would hope so.So a real christian woman will love a emotionally vulnerable honest man that is not playing games ?
The British were responsible for Yemen pretty much from WW2 to the 60's. Cruise ships used to stop there after the journey down the Red Sea. There was a massive oil refinery there. It was one of the world's busiest ports. This was a few years before ME oil producers realised the power they wielded. The British pulled out. Egypt was playing America off against Russia. Russia promised more to Egypt and so won that round. Russians moved into Aden and the Suez canal was shut for a time. That's when supertankers became the norm. I met someone who was on a cruise ship that stopped off at Aden once the canal was reopened. They said that it was a waste of time. There was little left of the thriving businesses that used to cater to tourism. I forgot to mention that Aden was duty free. My family lived like royalty while we were there. Everything was dirt cheap and my dad was paid an overseas allowance. My mother worked for the Sheik of Yemen and was driven from home and back in a limo. We had a servant! The weather was amazing. It rained once a year, maybe. It was hot in summer but milder at other times. Certainly no worse than parts of Australia.Who was responsible for Yemen being a destination for tourist ships? Yemen has been an Islamic country for centuries.
Many scriptures say how the Lord will protect His own people from His fiery wrath. The 3 men in the fiery furnace is the prime example.
Good description of a version of Sola Scriptura that makes a little more sense. So often all of this stuff is a caricature. For example, the Catholic view is often said by Protestants to be 'Tradition Alone'.It seems to me the best way to understand what it is is how it was used by those who are most closely associated with it. Certainly some misunderstand it to require Scriptural derivation, but that's not how Jan Hus and the proto-reformers, and the reformers who followed, used the term. What they used it for was to challenge scholastic theology that was more rooted in medeival culture than in the historic tradition. The reformers didn't see Scripture as exhaustive, in fact they relied heavily on Augustine for their doctrine. And sola scriptura isn't really a dogma, as it's not meant to be taken axiomatically but by recognizing that either we rely on what has been authenticated as codified Apostolic tradition or we subject ourselves to authorities of dubious character. There has always been a recognition of authorities alongside Scripure.
I hear you. I point people to Dei Verbum from Vatican II. I doubt more than a tiny percentage of people I point to it ever read it, but it is a surprisingly good statement.I will say, I probably should have made clear I don't fully agree with sola scriptura, and instead take a view similar to the orthodox of scripture in tradition. It's simply that the argument is based on what seems to be a mischaracterization of the historic doctrine rather than how it was used in church history.
So your argument is that unwritten scripture conflicts with inspired scripture. Sorry, I can't accept such a claim.John 21:25
But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.
Scripture is just a part of God's Word. Sunday worship was established by the Apostles. They did not need to write down everything they had taught face to face, in fact they wrote very little.
I want to resume writing, but I'm afraid of being punished by God.
If I have to give up writing, then it's another dream of mine built up and smashed to pieces.
Romans 8:14-16 said:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons and daughters of God. 15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons and daughters by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
Hebrews 12:4 said:4 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; 5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
Nor faint when you are punished by Him;
6 For whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
And He punishes every son whom He accepts.”
7 It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we had [d]earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much more be subject to the Father of [e]spirits, and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. 11 For the moment, all discipline seems not to be pleasant, but painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
12 Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is impaired may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
1 John 4:17-19 said:17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, we also are in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 19 We love, because He first loved us.
I love MacArthur's preaching!
My gardening days are no more, but I imagine that's a great book.