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Fran C

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    I love good movies.
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    Mountain hiking.
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  1. Agreed on all. And said in a very unique way!
  2. Seems like you know your greek. I agree with what you've said regarding the KJ. It's not the best bible as far as I'm concerned for a couple of reasons. Also, some keep talking about the aorist tense to prove that one is saved forever, no matter what. So I went to my friendly Greek scholar (a priest that taught theology and Greek and Hebrew and reads the O.T. and the N.T. in those language) and he said it's complicated and to forget about it. He said it cannot be used to show progressive belief,,,belief is always in the present tense. Like for instance John 3:16...he who believes NOW. I also feel that the persons that translated the N.T. are competent persons that also know the culture and time of Jesus and we could trust that they did a good job of relaying the message WITHOUT having to know Greek. I believe that using the Greek is for experts and biblical scholars and not us here on these boards.
  3. That's not what those verses are saying. You've read salvation into the scripture when it's not there. Jesus is speaking about entering into the narrow gate that leads to life,,,but few find it. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing,,,we will know them by their fruit. Jesus states that every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. Not everyone who cries LORD, LORD, but the one who does the will of the Father. But many will believe they prophecied in the name of Jesus... and Jesus will declare to them: "I never knew your, depart from me YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS." There's no need to wonder what Jesus meant. He said we're to do the will of the Father and He said those that practice lawlessness will not enter into heaven.
  4. It's in John 3:14 I always remember John 12:32 for Jesus being lifted up as the serpent was. Sorry,,,you don't have to change John 3:14-18 I just don't see the explanation there...but John 3:14 is the same. (as John 12:32)
  5. I've been gone for a while and can hardly remember how to post on here. I'm rather horrified that we're willing to accept incorrect understanding of words because they bless us spiritually. I'm all for being blessed,,,,but at the expense of incorrect exegesis? Jesus said why some would not be known to Him in Mathew 7:23...it has nothing to do with being saved,,,,in this case it has to do with LAWLESSNESS. Jesus said I NEVER KNEW YOU, DEPART FROM ME YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS. Even here Jesus speaks of bearing good fruit. In Matthew 7:19 He states that every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down. Jesus spoke very clearly and simply. He's much easier to understand than Paul, for instance.
  6. None of the above. It's John 12:32
  7. You don't know Arnie!!! Maybe you know this guy: OOPS! Forget it. You know arnie... I knew you would. LOL
  8. How could the Pope be changing Jesus' word if we have translations? A translation is never perfect because they are NOT translated word for word...this is impossible. I believe this is a good idea because "lead us not into temptation" makes it sound as if it's God that is bringing us into temptation and Jesus did not MEAN that at all. I have no problem with this....
  9. Oh please. Anybody worth their salt (Mathew 5) knows it's Arnie!
  10. Hi Behold, Let me ask you WHICH laws were abolished.... There were three types of Law in the O.T. Covenant with Moses... Civil Ceremonial Moral Do you believe they were all abolished or only the first two?
  11. Seems pretty serious to me.
  12. What are you doing here?
  13. Hi Spiderman, I'm saddened to hear that you're filled with confusion. God is not a God of confusion. The bible is simple and clear and there is quarreling only because many ideas keep coming up which many accept when they shouldn't be accepted. You're idea is one of them! Think of it. A person dies, they go before God, God preaches the gospel to them and they have the choice of accepting it or not. What idiot would not? We're supposed to accept God in THIS life and live for Him in THIS life and be members of the Kingdom of God in THIS life. It's too late after we die --- we will have made our decision. God has asked us from Genesis on to make the decision for Him and to obey Him. Why would He have done this if anyway you have a second chance after death? Check out Deuteronomy 30:15, 19 Check out Joshua 24:15-16 God is always telling us to decide for Him and to decide TODAY. Also see Hebrews 9:27 Man dies one time and THEN comes the judgement, not a second chance. Also, you really should attend a good bible preaching church where you could learn good solid concepts and doctrine.
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