Ezra

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  1. Well, the Pope has also been approached on the matter of women becoming priests, and there is actually a group of female Catholic "priests" defying the RCC. http://arcwp.org/en/
  2. That was not the point. You seemed to think that Syria excluded Jews, and were shown to be incorrect. The Antichrist could come from Syria, or have his origins in Syria, and still be a renegade Jew, not a Muslim.
  3. Since there is nothing to study, the Pope would be better off dealing with all the corruption within the existing priesthood of the Catholic Church. Another attempt to deflect attention from the real issues. 1. The priesthood of the RCC is bogus, since all believers belong to a Royal Priesthood. 2. The Bible is crystal clear that pastor/elder/bishops are to be married men. 3. Women are excluded from preaching, teaching, or usurping authority within the local church.
  4. A"mummy's boy" (or a mama's boy) is a man who never grew up, and clings to his mother's apron strings. Very definitely a poor choice for a husband, since mama will always come first.
  5. Yes, that's the irony. Not only that but Paul always went to the Jewish synagogues FIRST and ministered to the Jews. So his ministry was to BOTH Jews and Gentiles, and it is only after the Jews rejected the Gospel that he focused exclusively on the Gentiles.
  6. None of those passages deal with soul sleep, so why are you trying to connect them with soul sleep? For example Peter speaks of his "decease" (death) and refers to his body as his "tabernacle" (tent). Which implies that the soul and spirit are resident in the body during life and leave the body after death. But they DO NOT SLEEP in the grave or anywhere else. Ever since the resurrection of Christ all the saints go directly to be with Christ in Heaven, which is very much alive.
  7. While the apostles did not call each other "Brother Apostle ___" but simply called each other "Brother___", you won't find that in the Bible. However, the fact that the apostle Peter, writing under Divine inspiration, placed all of Paul's epistles on the same level as "the other Scriptures" is proof positive that the apostles recognized Paul as a fellow apostle. They had also earlier given him "the right hand of fellowship" which meant that approved his ministry.
  8. Does this mean we have to clap for Clapper? Let's not forget that it was Clapper who tried to foist the bogus scenario in the first place. He cannot be trust for anything.
  9. How long Grace?? Since it is grace that offers eternal life, it must be eternal. And God can offer His grace freely to all mankind because Christ paid the sin debt in full. However, the Gospel requires (1) repentance toward God and (2) faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
  10. Well that is a fundamental fallacy. Paul was simply building on the foundation which had been laid by Christ. He was developing the doctrines which were in the Gospels. Do the Gospels teach salvation by grace through faith? Absolutely. Did Paul develop this truth? Absolutely. So those who try to drive a wedge between Christ and Paul have a sinister agenda. Some argue that Paul is not the twelfth apostle. But the New Testament shows that Paul became the leading apostle in every way. There is more written about Paul's missionary journeys than about any other apostles, and Paul himself wrote over half the New Testament. That is a testament in itself.
  11. As I said, a "renegade" Jew. Thanks for the input.
  12. Yes, while the Church is already in Heaven. I guess you missed that part. Scripture does not equate the world with the Church.
  13. Babes in Christ do not become mature adults overnight. Unless they are properly discipled and taught how to study the Word, beginning with the milk and moving on to the meat, they will be easily deceived and side-tracked. Most churches today do not have a plan for systematically teaching Bible truth and Gospel truth. Much of the preaching is shallow, not Bible-based. Some preachers are even plagiarizing the sermons of others, rather than doing the hard work necessary to do a proper job. That is why you see so many weird ideas being promoted on Christian forums.
  14. There could be some truth in all of this.
  15. As though that excludes renegade Jews coming out of Syria. There were large communities in Aleppo ("Halabi Jews", Aleppo is Halab in Arabic) and Damascus ("Shami Jews") for centuries, and a smaller community in Qamishli on the Turkish border near Nusaybin. (Wikipedia).