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  1. No. Those regional, western, non-authoritive...

    No. Those regional, western, non-authoritive meetings did not declare anything to be the inerrant, verbally-inspired, inscripturated words of God and ergo the canon/rule/norm for faith and practice...
  2. Pastor Rickert Sincerely, I think...

    Pastor Rickert






    Sincerely, I think suggesting Jesus isn't the Savior because it's what I do that ultimately saves me actually destroys Christianity.
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    In California, the television is supersaturated,...

    In California, the television is supersaturated, flooded with commercials of TWO: Tim Steyer and Michael Bloomberg.

    Over and over and over and over. many times an hour.

    Don't recall hearing...
  4. Good point. There's always an inherent...

    Good point.


    There's always an inherent danger in "church shopping." Because there is no such thing as a "good" church, every church has sinners in it. The church is a hospital for sinners not...
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    .... then I'd SUSPECT that church isn't good at...

    .... then I'd SUSPECT that church isn't good at evangelism.

    I'd suspect there are churches with middle aged folks that are slowing declining in membership, too. Is the problem because most...
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    Why do some churches think old is bad? What,...

    Why do some churches think old is bad? What, pray tell, do they have against seniors?

    IMO, there are churches that are gifted and excel in ministering to certain groups: Middle Class...
  7. If salvation ultimately is because I did...

    If salvation ultimately is because I did something, then I am the Savior of me.


    I admit there is mystery here.... the "dynamic", the "how this cranks out in practice" isn't explained and isn't...
  8. Andrew, This is factually false. The...

    Andrew,

    This is factually false.

    The Jews had MANY, MANY books that SOME Jews used for SOME things in SOME ways. There was NO authoritative decision by any Jew or Jewish organization (with...
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    Agreed; there's no biblical mandate to JOIN a...

    Agreed; there's no biblical mandate to JOIN a church. And with my generation not being "joiners" there are lots of churches that have entirely eliminated "church membership" (my brother's HUGE...
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    USA The Dream of MARTIN LUTHER King, Jr.

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    "I have a dream that my four children will grow up in a land where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."


    We all know the quote.... ...
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    Name of MARTIN LUTHER King, Jr.

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    The father of the esteemed MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. was born in 1890, the son of a Baptist minister, and was named Michael King.

    When his son was born in 1929, he was given the name of Michel...
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    I think this is about A Methodist church.... ONE...

    I think this is about A Methodist church.... ONE congregation.


    I think it's NUTS but then it's not my parish.
  13. The DEVIL works hard, he works overtime.... all...

    The DEVIL works hard, he works overtime.... all to get our focus off the Cross and on the mirror

    His goal is to get us to make Jesus as small as possible and self as big as possible.

    He is...
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    I attended my church for about a year before...

    I attended my church for about a year before OFFICIALLY joining.... but that's because I was struggling with a certain book contained in the Book of Concord (the Lutheran Confessions); I did NOT want...
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    NO ONE here at CH has disagreed with that...

    I trust God and I trust the Bible is His word.[/quote]



    NO ONE here at CH has disagreed with that (certainly not me). There's never been a thread challenging that (or affirming that) here at...
  16. 1. Why quote from a Greek translation,...

    1. Why quote from a Greek translation, translated into English?????


    2. Where do any of these indicate that a book we NOW have with the title WE gave it of "The Prayer of Manasseh" is the...
  17. SOME books that SOME used were mentioned at 3...

    SOME books that SOME used were mentioned at 3 regional, western, non-authoritative meetings (all around 400 AD) and none of those councils said anything about anything be canonical, only what is...
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    psalms 91 Define the content of BIBLE. ...

    psalms 91


    Define the content of BIBLE. Remember: the word "Bible" simply means "books" and simply refers to a LIBRARY. Libraries often contain different kinds of books. In many such...
  19. NONE of the Seven Ecumenical Councils ever...

    There’s a difference with Maccabees though. Maccabees was declared to be scripture by multiple early church councils. [/quote]


    NONE of the Seven Ecumenical Councils ever declared ANYTHING to be...
  20. . A bit of history recorded in a book CAN help...

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    A bit of history recorded in a book CAN help us understand something in the Bible. Scholars OFTEN use secular sources such as the Jewish historian Josephus and many others (even archeology)....
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    1. And you are positive that record is what we...

    1. And you are positive that record is what we now have as the book of the Prayer of Manasseh? If so, how?


    2. And you are positive that the prayer of this man THEREFORE must, MUST, be the...
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    Good stuff.... important stuff! Truth...

    Good stuff.... important stuff!


    Truth matters! Theology matters! False prophets (wrong teachers) are PROMISED BY GOD to arise and lead many astray.... Antichrists will come and cause the...
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    Disney knows how to make money..... While I...

    Disney knows how to make money.....

    While I find this very uncreative and gutless, these classic cartoon remakes make BIG BUCKS. And Disney laughs all the way to the bank.
  24. Christians are sinners. ANYTIME they don't get...

    Christians are sinners. ANYTIME they don't get their way.... aren't the centerpiece... aren't the Lord..... their "Old Adam" will rise up.

    We are best when we tell our "Old Adam" where to go.
  25. ... in THAT case, I'd likely hold him as...

    ... in THAT case, I'd likely hold him as unaccountable and agree with how this was handled.
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