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Matthew 12:40
by Pilgrim
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:04 AM
Belief a Choice?
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Scripture Inherency
by Tom
Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:22 PM
The death of Jesus
by Pilgrim
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Merit and Moses: A Critique of the Klinean Doctrine of Republication
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:25 AM The death of Jesus by John_C

I may not be asking this correctly, so feel free to change the question(s).

When Jesus was crucified was it only His human nature that died, not His divine nature? How does blood reflect in His divine nature? Is it absent? The definition of nature comes into play on this. I am sitting on the sidelines of a vigorous debate online on another forum concerning those topics.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:30 AM Scripture Inherency by Tom

I just finished reading an article by someone who believes (as I do) that the Scriptures are inherent. Yet he also says that it is wrong to believe that this is an essential view of the faith.
You can read that article at: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/20...pid-statements/
Although I certainly can understand where the author of the article is coming from, I find myself disagreeing with him on this point. In fact if I understand passages such as 2 Tim. 3:14-16, they actually claim Scripture to be inherent.
The author makes the statement that it is stupid to say that if the Bible is not inherent, then Christianity is false. Yet seeing how the Bible claims to be inherent, then if it isnít then logically seeing how Christianity is based on Godís Word; wouldnít this be a contradiction if indeed it wasnít inherent?
Tom

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Monday, September 1, 2014 8:36 PM Book of Revelation Question by calvin

Using the book of Revelation ONLY and setting aside our presuppositions as partial preterists, historicists or futurists, can it be determined which of the two beasts in Revelation is the one to be "numbered"?

"According to Revelation verses ... and ... it can be determined that it is the ...... beast that is the numbered one."

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Monday, September 1, 2014 5:34 AM "New Testament Use of the Old Testament" by Roger Nicole by Pilgrim

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THE NEW Testament contains an extraordinarily large number of Old Testament quotations. It is difficult to give an accurate figure since the variation in use ranges all the way from a distant allusion to a definite quotation introduced by an explicit formula stating the citation's source. As a result, the figures given by various authors often reflect a startling discrepancy.

1. RANGE OF OLD TESTAMENT REFERENCES

The present writer has counted 224 direct citations introduced by a definite formula indicating the writer purposed to quote. To these must be added seven cases where a second quotation is introduced by the conjunction ďand,Ē and 19 cases where a paraphrase or summary rather than a direct quotation follows the introductory formula. We may further note at least 45 instances where the similarity with certain Old Testament passages is so pronounced that, although no explicit indication is given that the New Testament author was referring to Old Testament Scripture, his intention to do so can scarcely be doubted. Thus a very conservative count discloses unquestionably at least 295 separate references to the Old Testament. These occupy some 352 verses of the New Testament, or more than 4.4 per cent. Therefore one verse in 22.5 of the New Testament is a quotation....

This month's article, from the pen of Dr. Roger Nicole, weighs in more on the 'technical' side of things vs. the pop easy reading side which invariably is preferred by far too many in our modern cultures. grin

So, why have I chosen to add this article? There are two reasons: 1) What Dr. Nicole has compiled is a valuable resource for understanding a) just how integrally related the Bible really is, i.e., evidence of its divine inspiration. And, b) how dependent the NT authors were on the OT writings and therefore how appreciative and dependent readers of the Bible should likewise be of the Old Testament. 2) This article is definitely an aid in detecting fanciful views (heresy) that seem to be flourishing in our present day that most always are the result of ripping a passage of Scripture out of context, or some other similar reason(s). And further, the valuable information provided in this article will help guard oneself against fabricating 'unique' ideas which no one else or extremely few have held before. In short, it provides one of the foundational elements of a solidly biblical hermeneutic (method of interpretation). Of course, this is simply another way of stating that a proper understanding of the Bible will lead one into truth rather than error. Without truth, one cannot know God, for God's written Word and Living Word is truth (Jh 14:6, 17:17; 2Sam 7:28; Ps 19:7, 119:144,151,152; Eph 4:21).

You can read this month's Article of the Month here: New Testament Use of the Old Testament.

In His service and grace,



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:12 AM Peace at death by chestnutmare

If a wicked man seems to have peace at death, it is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but from the ingnorance of his danger.
~ Thomas Watson

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