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Carl Emerson's Recent Activity

  1. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    I am not questioning what has happened - that is not the argument. I am questioning why, and I am questioning if God Himself planned...

    May 16, 2021 at 9:08 PM
  2. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Hey... I am open to share my journey but this thread is not about me. You could PM me or read my testimony thread here... Jesus's...

    May 16, 2021 at 9:01 PM
  3. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Help with Romans 9:1-5.

    I respect your questioning - no problem. I feel I am a little different than many on CF in that I read the word and nothing else for...

    May 16, 2021 at 8:50 PM
  4. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Yes, that is commonly the excuse given. Strangely these same Churches send out missionaries who do operate in the gifts of the Spirit...

    May 16, 2021 at 8:38 PM
  5. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    You mean you church operates as in early Acts?

    May 16, 2021 at 8:31 PM
  6. Carl Emerson liked topher694's post in the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    To provide a different angle to this... if one were to experience an event as you describe and yet hold on to their cessation beliefs,...

    May 16, 2021 at 8:11 PM
  7. Carl Emerson rated JAL's post Agree in the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Let me get this straight. Your claim is: (1) I don't see gifts happening. This proves cessationism. (2) If someone DOES see gifts...

    May 16, 2021 at 8:10 PM
  8. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Totally agree - so what statement are you taking issue with?

    May 16, 2021 at 8:08 PM
  9. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Help with Romans 9:1-5.

    What point are you trying to make? I have no issue with the scriptures you raise...

    May 16, 2021 at 7:59 PM
  10. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Help with Romans 9:1-5.

    Like I said - the anti-Christ spirit drives the unsaved world. The question that seems to be needing attention is whether there is a...

    May 16, 2021 at 5:56 PM
  11. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    You are right... I apologize - someone pressed my passion button.

    May 16, 2021 at 5:39 PM
  12. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Are you saying we no longer have a doubting and hostile world ?????

    May 16, 2021 at 5:37 PM
  13. Carl Emerson rated topher694's post Agree in the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Excellent post. This nicely illustrates why the cessation argument is silly. If a church choses not to pursue the gifts of the Spirit,...

    May 16, 2021 at 5:35 PM
  14. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Well you seem to be motivated by rational analysis (which has its place) but I am motivated by the excitement of participating in the...

    May 16, 2021 at 5:28 PM
  15. Carl Emerson replied to the thread Has a cessationist ever turned into a continuationist after witnessing/experiencing a sign gift?.

    Yes I get that... But the question of what God intended remains unanswered. If a church falls into compromise the Spirit can be...

    May 16, 2021 at 3:29 PM