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John 6:37 Question
by Pilgrim. Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:09 AM
Justified or Not?
by Pilgrim. Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 AM
Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ
by Tom. Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:02 PM
Seminary Students Confess Their Sins to Plants
by Tom. Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:53 PM
Christian Relics
by Tom. Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:50 PM
Dr Sin's article on the Reformation
by Tom. Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:53 PM
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Yesterday at 02:10 PM
It is not opinions that man needs: it is TRUTH. It is not theology; it is God. It is not religion: it is Christ. It is not literature and science; but the knowledge of the free love of God in the gift of His only-begotten Son.
~ Horatius Bonar
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Yesterday at 02:10 PM
In order to grow in grace, we must be much alone. It is not in society that the soul grows most vigorously. In one single quiet hour of prayer it will often make more progress than in days of company with others. It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air its purest.

~ Horatius Bonar
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Yesterday at 12:09 PM
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First the Scriptures do not contradict themselves; instead, they are perfectly harmonious (Dt. 32:4; 1 Cor. 14:33a).When one encounters a passage, therefore, that may appear to conflict with plain-spoken texts contained elsewhere in Scripture, he must look carefully at the more obscure text and determine if there is a reasonable way to bring it into harmony with the other.

Having said that, let us further emphasize this point. No sacred text must be viewed in any way that would negate the following fundamental truths.

(1) Man has been granted free will (Mt. 23:37b; Jn. 5:39; 7:17; Rev. 22:17).

(2) His salvation is dependent upon his personal acceptance of divine grace, in obedience to the requirements of the gospel of Christ (2 Thes. 1:7-9; Heb. 5:8-9; 1 Pet. 4:17).

1. His first statement is correct... which falls under one of the fundamental axioms of biblical hermeneutics "The didactic interprets the symbolic", or put another way, "The clear interprets the unclear". IF one claims that John 6:37 is unclear, then the first thing that one must do is read the CONTEXT of the passage, which in this case makes the meaning clear. IF the context doesn't resolve the alleged difficulty, the consult the didactic passages that speak specifically to the subject, e.g. Eph 1:1-13; Rom 8:28-30, 9ff, et al... DONE DEAL!! Any further claim that Jn 6:37 is unclear shows another more serious problem; refusal to accept the divine origin of the Bible and its ultimate authority.

2. Notice, this man's immediate personal bias and presupposition which controls his interpretation; a) man has a 'free will', aka: man is the sovereign, and b) salvation; regeneration, justification and sanctification is dependent upon man's decision and obedience, aka: faith+works=salvation, which is a direct contradiction of a plethora of didactic passages, e.g. Jh 1:12,13, 3:3,5,16, 5:39,40, 10:25-29; Rom 3:28, 9:7-16; Gal 2:16, 3:10-12; Eph 2:1-5, 8-10; Titus 3:5; Jas 1:18, et al.
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Open Forum
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:02 PM
1. Wages employers are forced to pay, in far too many cases, is surely one of, if not the primary push to bring in self-checkout machines.
2. The cost of living in Canada is outrageous due to its Socialism politics, e.g. "Universal Healthcare".
3. The widespread control of the work force; wages and benefits, hurts small business owners as well as large corporations which look for ways to maintain a profit.

Why not protest the REAL problem??? Socialism has never worked. Corporations, businesses and the majority of working citizens are robbed of their hard-earned incomes by the government to feather their own nests, retain power over the people, and give a portion of the stolen money to those who have not, many of whom are lazy and have no desire to work. A cursory look at those who are running the government should be convincing in itself to realize the corruption and self-serving policies which are forced upon the citizens of Canada. Throw these people out and work to establish a free society. grin
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Theology Discussion Forum
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:02 AM
I am thinking of getting a book called 'Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ' by Nehemiah Coxe and John Owen.
Has anyone here read this book and if so, can you give me a brief review of it and your thoughts on it?

Tom
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:10 AM
God is goodness itself, in whom all goodness is involved. If therefore we love other things for the goodness which we see in them, why do we not love God, in whom is all goodness? All other things are but sparks of that fire, and drops of that sea. If you see any good in the creature, remember there is much more in the Creator. Leave therefore the streams, and go to the fountainhead of comfort.

~ Richard Sibbes.
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:06 AM
True believers are always represented as mixing in the world, doing their duty in it, and glorifying God by patience, meekness, purity, and courage in their several positions, and not by cowardly desertion of them. Moreover, it is foolish to suppose that we can keep the world and the devil out of our hearts by going into holes and corners. True Christianity and unworldliness are best seen, not in timidly forsaking the post which God has allotted to us, but in boldly standing our ground, and showing the power of grace to overcome evil.

~ J.C. Ryle
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:53 AM
Great warning Pilgrim!
Romans chapter one is very appropriate in this case.


Tom
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Open Forum
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:50 AM
Thank you Pilgrim
That was along the lines I was thinking about.
Like you, I do not think there is anything wrong with an academic historical pursuit of Christian relics.
Unfortunately, although there definitely is some academic historical curiosity. Unfortunately, I think there is a whole lot more than that going on, particularly in the person I mentioned.

Tom
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Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:47 AM
"Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things." Matt.6:22

Seek to cherish a spirit of more childlike confidence in your Heavenly Father's will. You are not left unfriended and alone to buffet the storms of the wilderness. Your Marahs as well as your Elims are appointed by Him. A gracious pillar-cloud is before you. Follow it through sunshine and storm. He may "lead you about," but He will not lead you wrong. Unutterable tenderness is the characteristic of all His dealings. "Blessed be His name," says a tried believer, "He makes my feet like hinds' feet" (literally, "equals" them), "he equals them for every precipice, every ascent, every leap."

And who is it that speaks this quieting word? It is He who Himself felt the preciousness of the assurance during His own awful sufferings, that all were needed, and all appointed; that from Bethlehem's cradle to Calvary's Cross there was not the unnecessary thorn in the crown of sorrow which He, the Man of Sorrows, bore. Every drop in His bitter cup was mingled by His Father: "This cup which You give me to drink, shall I not drink it?" Oh, if He could extract comfort in this hour of inconceivable agony, in the thought that a Father's hand lighted the fearful furnace-fires—what strong consolation is there is the same truth to all His suffering people!

What! one superfluous drop! one unessential pang! one unneeded cross! Hush the secret atheism! He gave His Son for you! He calls Himself "your Father!" Whatever be the trial under which you are now smarting, let the word of a gracious Savior be "like oil thrown on the fretful sea;" let it dry every rebellious tear-drop. "He, your unerring Parent, knows that you have need of this as well as all these things."

"Your word is very sure, therefore your servant loves it."

~ J R MacDuff
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Theology Discussion Forum
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:53 PM
You might be interested in an excellent documentary on the Reformation that Ligonier Ministries makes available for free.
[url]https://www.ligonier.org/blog/stream-luther-documentary-free/[\url]

Tom
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What's New on The Highway website?
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:42 AM
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We live in an age of forgetfulness and a pre-occupation with the trivia of life. Pleasure, fun, work, entertainment and secular interests have occupied centre-stage in many Protestant homes and churches. It is a mindless age as less people are concerned with using their God-given mental faculties in searching and studying the Scriptures or delving deep into the historic past concerning our glorious spiritual heritage. There is more self-styled man-centred new fangled ways of worshipping God. The Reformation of the 16th century still has significant relevant lessons and applications for the 21st century church after more than 500 years.

Dr. Jack Sin is our guest author for this month's Article of the Month. He would have us take a stroll back into history and ponder some of the marvelous truths and far-reaching benefits we have inherited from that period of time and more specifically, from those who lived during those days. Much has been given not only to those who profess to be disciples of Christ, but even to the entire world. Doing a comparison between the Church of the Protestant Reformation and the contemporary church of our present day is most surprising and instructive.

Read this article by clicking here Unforgettable Lessons From the Protestant Reformation.

Or, this article and all past articles can be found on The Highway website and clicking on the Article of the Month logo.

In His service and grace,
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:37 AM
Thanks
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Quotes
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:29 PM
Pride is one chief cause of undue anger. It is because men are proud, and exalt themselves in their own hearts, that they are revengeful, and are apt to be excited, and to make great things out of little ones that may be against themselves. Yea, they even treat as vices things that are in themselves virtues, when they think their honor is touched, or when their will is crossed. And it is pride that makes men so unreasonable and rash in their anger, and raises it to such a high degree, and continues it so long, and often keeps it up in the form of habitual malice… If men sought not chiefly their own private and selfish interests, but the glory of God and the common good, then their spirit would be a great deal more stirred up in God's cause than in their own; and they would not be prone to hasty, rash, inconsiderate, immoderate, and long-continued wrath, with any who might have injured or provoked them; but they would in a great measure forget themselves for God's sake, and from their zeal for the honor of Christ. The end they would aim at, would be, not making themselves great, or getting their own will, but the glory of God and the good of their fellow-beings.

~ Jonathan Edwards
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:49 PM
I believe both the Conservative and the PPC candidates said they are personally against abortion and are for traditional family values. Yet they said the party line like you said is not something they run on.
One question however, if one of them had been elected, yet tried to change abortion laws etc... anyway. Would that not have been a lie? Something that others could try to get him out of office for?

I agree with you on the climate change thing. However it appears that the young Swedish girl named Greta (you have probably seen her on the news) message is being swallowed hook line and sinker.
It is even deviding the Christian community.
So much so in fact, that anyone who denies what she said is considered a moron.

Tom
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