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Where will it end?

May 29, 2013

To the editor: Where will it end? Is it not enough that nine brilliant Supreme court judticees say it is legal to kill babies even before they draw their first breath and even some after a few......

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svensota

Jun-19-13 6:05 PM

JR: You would be...what...the fire hydrant?

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LJGibbs

Jun-18-13 7:44 PM

Are those your words or those of apostles and prophets? Not sure if I should care what you wrote or not...

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JReader

Jun-18-13 3:41 PM

Sven has left his mark on this site just as a dog does to a fire hydrant...

Sorry, couldn't resist such a lob ball.

You can now resume your meeting of the Sven fan club.

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svensota

Jun-18-13 12:06 AM

LJG: Ah, shucks, they're just jealous of my swarthy good looks and deep baritone voice.

Not sure about the one that agreed, though.

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LJGibbs

Jun-17-13 4:58 PM

Sven you are truly awesome. People disagree with you even when you haven't written anything. They disagree just because it's you!! You have truly left your mark on this website. They claim they don't care what you say, yet they care enough to disagree with a blank space. Wow. Three guesses as to who they were...

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svensota

Jun-16-13 4:05 PM

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LJGibbs

Jun-16-13 7:09 AM

I like to listen to or read others opinions. That doesn't mean I agree with them, but it helps me continue to study and hopefully grow. I don't like or agree with some things you write, but I still read them. So, in that respect, I do care what you write.

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MichaelT

Jun-15-13 2:55 PM

People shouldn't care about what I have to say. They should care what the Lord has to say through the prophets and apostles in the Bible.

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LJGibbs

Jun-15-13 10:56 AM

For the same reason you think people should care what you say?

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MichaelT

Jun-15-13 1:31 AM

ZM: Why should anyone care what Susan B. Anthony had to say about anything?

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Zorromcgee

Jun-12-13 2:38 PM

MT-I am again astounded at your arrogance and hubris-"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. Susan B. anthony"

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svensota

Jun-12-13 10:56 AM

And, so it ends, with MIT wondering what he is doing.

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MichaelT

Jun-12-13 1:17 AM

Sven: The devil's purpose is always to lead souls away from their Savior, not to Him. Is that what you see me doing?

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svensota

Jun-11-13 11:53 PM

"Even the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose."

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MichaelT

Jun-11-13 11:50 PM

"The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him."

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svensota

Jun-11-13 10:55 PM

MIT: I am awed by your every word.

Such insight. Such grandeur. Such malarky.

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MichaelT

Jun-11-13 10:05 PM

Sven: Glad to see that you're still following along.

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svensota

Jun-11-13 6:01 PM

So, now, it's not a matter of "where will it end", but, rather, WHEN will it end.

I'm guessing 165 posts.

But, I think it would be easier for everyone if MIT just wrote his own bible. He's gotten a nice head-start here.

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MichaelT

Jun-11-13 3:39 PM

ZM: Actually, when we talk about the Spirit revealing the things of God to a person, the "revealing" goes beyond just telling the person what God thinks. The "revealing" work that the Spirit does also involves this, that he gives the person the wisdom and insight to be able to recognize what he is reading as the Word of God, and to believe and trust in it. Unless the Spirit opens a person's heart and mind in this way, that person will continue to consider the words of the Bible as foolishness.

"The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him."

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middleclassworker

Jun-11-13 2:26 PM

LJGibbs, some ministers possess an 8- year degree. I know priests, WELS and ELS pastors among others have these. Much of that extra 4 years of education is because they are required to be able to read scripture and understand it in its original translation, so that God's word does not get lost in translation. I know that when my pastors prepare sermons, they read the sermon text in their original language.

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MichaelT

Jun-11-13 2:26 PM

ZM: If you look more closely at the context of the scripture passage you just quoted, you will see that it teaches the opposite of what you seem to think it does.

If you read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, you will see that Paul is teaching that no one can know what God thinks unless God reveals it to him. Paul goes on to say that God HAS revealed these things to him (Paul), and that he, Paul, has spoken and taught these things.

The bottom line is that the Bible consists of the words that God has revealed to the prophets and apostles. Anyone who reads and studies those words has access to "the things of God."

No one can know "the things of God" unless the Spirit reveals them to him. But that is exactly what He has done.

Am I acting arrogantly when I claim to know the mind of God? Not at all. I am simply taking what God Himself has revealed and publishing it to those who are still in the dark.

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Zorromcgee

Jun-11-13 12:30 PM

MT-I am sure god will sleep well tonight knowing you are the arbiter of who is christian. "For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God."

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MichaelT

Jun-11-13 9:32 AM

ZM: Your request, as stated, is too general. Give me the name of a denomination that disagrees with my definition of a Christian, and I will explain why that denomination disagrees with the definition I provided.

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Zorromcgee

Jun-11-13 9:21 AM

MT-If your explanation os what makes one christian is absolutely true, then why is it not universally accepted by every denomination? Are you right and everyone else just wrong?

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MichaelT

Jun-10-13 4:55 PM

LJG: No, the issues that we have been discussing do not depend on which translation of the Bible is being used. In fact, they are not based on a translation of the Bible at all.

The things that I have been sharing have their foundation and basis in the words of the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament (the languages in which the Bible was originally written).

It is true that some translations may reflect the words of the original more faithfully or more understandably. It is also true that there are some translators who are honest and honorable in their treatment of scripture, letting whatever the original says come through in their translation. There are others who approach the task of translation in a dishonest way, seeking to inject their own notions into their translation.

Many denominations do not train their ministers in Greek & Hebrew, so they have no way of telling the difference between a good & a bad translation.

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