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Posted by biblebulgaria on 06 August 2017 - 08:03 AM
Thanks for the detailed answer.
Posted by Marynsh on 30 April 2016 - 02:57 PM
Thank you for being so helpful.
Posted by Mark Taunton on 23 February 2015 - 01:23 AM
PoiterM, a brief note regarding your OP...
The exact same Hebrew form for "the nephilim" that occurs in Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33 occurs also in other places in the OT. Anyone who claims that the Genesis & Numbers uses both refer to a specific group of people in Noah's time needs to explain those other uses also. In particular, two instances from the same era as Numbers 13, i.,e. Joshua's lifetime or just after, are pertinent:
In summary, from these instances it is clear that the word "nephilim" does not refer to any specific ethnic group. It rather refers to people who are "fallen", in some sense. So the claims some have made about Num 13 / Gen 6, regarding actual genetic descent, are unfounded and wrong.
Hoping that's helpful...
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Posted by Matt Smith on 11 May 2012 - 04:02 PM
Pursuant to that point, perhaps you can answer to a prior post in which I asked another poster to list what Christian groups or denominations in the world today, deny that Jesus is the Son of God, or as claimed "reject the idea that Jesus .... died and rose from the dead." (perhaps as first century Gnostics did).
Any group or individual within christianity which claims Jesus is God.
Why don't you try answering this time rather than changing the subject. What billion Christians "reject the idea that Jesus .... died and rose from the dead."
Just because you don't like my answer doesn't mean I didn't answer it.
If Jesus is God it means he did not die (God cannot die) and if he did not die, he did not rise from the dead. So my answer remains the same: Any group or individual within christianity which claims Jesus is God.
So you make an excuse for falsely accusing that Christians "reject the idea that Jesus .... died and rose from the dead."
You accuse brethren on the basis of your apparent belief that God granted you the sole franchise on the truth of what the bible itself describes as a "mystery".
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Acts 2:42 - ...they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
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Quality of works is defined by the character of God.
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01 February 2014
"We are all subjected in our everyday lives to tests which will show if we will be loyal to Jesus under all circumstances. Persecutions may at some time be added to these. Tests of whatever kind are not pleasant but we must remember when undergoing them that our Lord has been tested, tempted in every way that we are. We serve a Master not only of infinite power but of infinite understanding."
- W.L. Bedwell
The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia
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Posted by RedShark on 21 September 2009 - 04:13 AM
I am no American English speaking guy but it is not hard for me to understand the phrase "through faith in Jesus Christ," all because of the words themselves. Faith in Jesus is faith that emanates in Jesus and it is not a faith that emanates from how we do understand what we read. Jesus is not something that we read (especially the bible) because Jesus is real and alive and He is the Lord who created all things, including the bible that we read.
Firstly, I was simply quoting 2 Timothy 3:15, but my understanding of through faith in Jesus Christ is the process of believing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ Acts 8:5,12.
That was then and the only means that you have to know that is through the bible and your understanding and comprehension, it is still different if applied to the phrase "through faith in Jesus.
Philip preached these things and the Samaritans believed the things that he preached, and they were then baptised.
Come on TrevorL, how do you know they contain errors? What about the bible, does the bible contain no errors? If it does not (in your perception), how did you know? I am not distrusting the bible in this regards but just asking you how well you do know.
Your definition that the "Scriptures are any written document about God available to men" could be ambiguous. I have many books written about God, but some of them contain errors.
May you see that definition of anything about faith, God, salvation, eternal life, etc. is still subjective and relative with respect to who is the speaker. This is also the cause of the proliferation of many religious sects all over the face of the globe.
I would prefer to define "The Scriptures" as the Bible, and treat all other books or writings with caution.