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Mexican illegal immigration into the USA
by Anthony C.. Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 PM
Presuppositional Debate
by Tom. Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:12 PM
Question about sermons
by Johan. Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:54 AM
Same sex atrraction sinful then what?
by Tom. Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:35 AM
TWU Denied Law School Accreditation
by Tom. Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:14 AM
Reformed Confessions of Faith and the Traditional Text
by Pilgrim. Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:43 AM
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Yesterday at 01:32 AM
"Sad thing is, it’s you and me that are paying the South American human smugglers through U.S. taxpayer funds. Laundered through the immigration business bagmen at U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities, or Southwest Key Programs Inc; or Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD), just to name a few."

https://theconservativetreehouse.co...trols-are-the-epicenter-of-the-uniparty/
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Open Forum
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:12 PM
Pilgrim
That is just it, I agreed with him in principle; yet for some reason I didn't like how he presented himself.
That is why I posted here; I am all too aware how the flesh can distort how we perceive things.
The only thing I might have said to the guy who said he was a Christian may have been, seeing he obviously doesn't believe the Bible is what God claimed it to be, then there is no sense continuing with the discussion. Then leaving it that way.

Tom
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Open Forum
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:54 PM
Good day!

I have a question about making connections/links between different parts of Scripture in sermons.

Last Sunday we had the second in a series of sermons on Judges. In this case the sermon was mostly about Judges 2. I am not going to give all the background on the sermon. Towards the end of the sermon, the pastor referred to Judges 2:19 where it is stated that after the death of judge the people returned and corrupted themselves more than their fathers etc. The pastor pointed out that what we see in the book of Judges is a downward spiral for Israel. He then said that this downward spiral is a call for the Messiah to come.

My question is whether, in this specific case, it is really valid to make such a link. One can argue that there is nothing wrong with it, but is this really what the message of verse 19 is? Obviously the pastor wanted to make a connection with the Gospel and to some extent I am fine with that. But, as I said, is such a connection really "valid"?


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Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:35 PM
Not sure if the author would disagree with you.
Tom
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Open Forum
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:14 AM
Hi Pilgrim
I just found out a little more applicable information concerning this matter.
In this particular case it only applies to British Columbia and Ontario; which amounts to about half the population of Canada.
I also found out that this also applies to existing lawyers in these two provinces. They need to sign a document upholding the LBGQ rights as opposed to old traditional rights; or lose the right to practice law. I find it hard not to read into the future ramifications such a stand.
I was also talking to some parents after Church today during coffee time. A woman was talking about how she was taking courses to learn more about home schooling. She was saying that in public school parents no longer have a say about what is being taught to their children. It is now mandatory for them to be taught about LBGQ, in keeping with the government agenda. She also said it looks like in the future, anyone homeschooling their children might be forced to teach that agenda to their children as well. I told her about a family that came to Canada from Germany, that came here basically because in Germany home school was not allowed and that their children were not their own, they belonged to the government.
Her response was, it did not surprise her, because it looks like Canada in headed that way as well.
As an aside note; I listened to a short video clip of the Prime Minister of England saying to the British people basically that they do not own their children, the government does.
Tom
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Theology Discussion Forum
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 AM
Okay, so you prefer the 'Textus Receptus' vs. Westcott-Hort or the Nestle-Aland texts. I have read Burgon's book and others who defend the 'Textus Receptus' and I have also read many books that defend the 'Majority Text'. There are valid arguments on both sides which makes it very difficult to choose between them. However, I am curious if you go further than siding with the Textus Receptus and also believe that only one of the many translations based upon the Textus Receptus is equally inspired, i.e. the translation shares the same divine authorship and the original autographa, aka: The King James Bible?
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Theology Discussion Forum
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:29 AM
John
I am no expert on Messianic Judaism, however I do know that not all Messianic congregations believe the same thing. I used to go for coffee with one and found out that he believed that Christ came to restore the Jews to their original glory. Never did find out more than that though.
If you want to know more, I think Google is your friend.

Tom
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Open Forum
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 PM
I was thinking what he called "philosophy", had to do with things like apologetics, whether or not egalitarianism, or complimentarianism is correct; philosophy of ministry, or even musical styles for worship.
However, seeing he said this rant without context, I am not sure.
If so however, I disagree with him, the Bible deals with those topics.
Tom
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:10 PM
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Theology Discussion Forum
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:01 PM
It is clear in Malachi 3:1 that there is a messenger of preparation. There is, also, a messenger of the covenant who is the Lord himself.

Mark draws attention to this in the opening verses of his Gospel Account. He draws attention, first, not to the greater Prophet, Isaiah, who also has precedence, but to the lesser and later prophet Malachi. Thus he emphasises the 'beginning of the gospel' as being the preparatory ministry of John the Baptist.

I can see no reason whatsoever to think that Malachi 4 relates to another than John. The sending of the prophet and the day of burning, in that chapter, relate both to the first coming of Messiah and to the second coming of Christ, the two events merging in the vision of Malachi as they are both distant in the future and both merge into almost one, from his perspective in time and in progressive revelation.
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Open Forum
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anthony C.
US Veterans Uncover Underground Bunker Possibly Used for Child Trafficking Camp In Arizona! This is the link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/20...d-for-child-trafficking-camp-in-arizona/
bridges and washes to find and aid fellow veterans who are homeless, discovered what appears to be an encampment holding area for children sold as sex slaves.

Veterans on Patrol stumbled upon the encampment in Tucson, Arizona on Tuesday, but it wasn’t a typical homeless camp.

In the middle of the desert, they found trees with restraints on them at the site, children’s clothing, a baby crib, a stroller, an outdoor bathroom, pornographic material, hair dye and a five feet tall underground cave that had a dresser and crates. The cave was not big enough for an adult, but a child could easily fit inside.


Dang! Looks like fake news....
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Open Forum
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:39 PM
Anthony,

I ask because I'm wondering why you might need to know if I'm a 7th day Adventist in order for you to be responsive to the OP request?
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What's New on The Highway website?
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:46 AM
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This question comes over the transom regularly. I think most confessional Reformed pastors would probably say that, though they disagree strongly with Arminianism, it is not heresy. Somewhere I read (or heard) that William Ames (1576-1633), who served as an advisor at the Synod of Dort, regarded Arminianism as an error tending to heresy but not heresy itself. Whether Ames actually said that—he wrote treatises against the Remonstrants, which have not been translated—it all comes down to the definition of heresy.

Dr. R. Scott Clark is a professor at Westminster Seminary California. In this short but powerful article he examines the judgment of the Synod of Dordt (1618-19) which rejected the 5-point thesis of the Arminian Remonstrance and pronounced it heresy and those who embraced the Arminian doctrine heretics. In Part 1, he first defines the word "heresy", which is a biblical term and how it is used. In Part 2, he then examines where the doctrine and followers of Arminius fit in with the term "heresy/heretics". This article is a most refreshing antidote to the rampant spread of what is currently called, "Tolerant Calvinism" throughout the Reformed churches.

You can read this month's article here: Are the Remonstrants Heretics?

In His service and grace,
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Open Forum
Thu May 31, 2018 1:01 AM
You are correct that British Israelism is a teaching of the Worldwide Church of God and Mormonism. Yet, there are groups out there that claim they follow the teaching of the Reformation; especially where soteriology is concerned.
It does appear however (and I haven't read a lot on it yet) that they are Dispensational. One author in responding to an accusation of being guilty by association (referring to the World Wide Church of God and Mormonism) was adamant they were Protestant.
Of course claiming to believe Reformation doctrine and actually believing it, doesn't mean they actually do.

Tom
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Theology Discussion Forum
Mon May 28, 2018 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by Johan
But I would like to hear from others if I have reason to be shocked and disturbed.

1. Yes, yep you should be shocked and disturbed.

2. No nope you shouldn't be shocked and disturbed... because such things are commonplace among many (most?) churches, at least in the U.S., in our day.
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Theology Discussion Forum
Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 AM
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the second, how I may be delivered from all my sins and miseries

There are actually at least three major elements to this second statement concerning what things are necessary to enjoy this comfort ...

1. HOW I may be delivered
and
2. how I may BE DELIVERED
and
3. from ALL my sins and miseries

So, lets turn these three things into questions for discussion:

1. HOW is a sinner delivered from all sins and miseries?

2. What does it mean to BE DELIVERED?

3. Does ALL sins and miseries mean ALL, without exception? What is the implication of that?
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