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Will

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  1. [quote="Seth Doty"][quote]The question is: How is God involved in the process of decision making?" Now, God's will is expressly made clear in Scripture. However, the prevailing view today of Christians is that God has a special blueprint for our lives, and that blueprint must be sought out because God just doesn't show it to use. So Christians "pray and seek God to show them His will." There isn't a Biblical foundation for this kind of thing. People say they "feel led of the Spirit" to do such and such. But in saying this, they're abusing Scripture. The Spirit empowers us to live Holy Lives, u
  2. [quote="Seth Doty"][quote]I'll get back to this later, but you're taking several of these verses out of context, and taking descriptive passages as being prescriptive.[/quote] If you don't want to ask the Lord about any decision before you make it that is between you and God, but it does speak of a poor understanding of the character of God and the working of the Holy Spirit in a believers life. I hope you do not hold a deist position. Belief that the Lord will hear and respond is one of those fundamentals you can't even get saved without. [color=#0000FF]"Hebrews 11:6 But without fait
  3. [quote="Seth Doty"][quote]The question is: How is God involved in the process of decision making?" Now, God's will is expressly made clear in Scripture. However, the prevailing view today of Christians is that God has a special blueprint for our lives, and that blueprint must be sought out because God just doesn't show it to use. So Christians "pray and seek God to show them His will." There isn't a Biblical foundation for this kind of thing. People say they "feel led of the Spirit" to do such and such. But in saying this, they're abusing Scripture. The Spirit empowers us to live Holy Lives, u
  4. That was painful. I couldn't watch it all.
  5. [quote="joyfulpraise93"][quote="Will"][quote="joyfulpraise93"][quote="Will"]There's no Scriptural justification for this.[/quote] Over and over God shows us in His word that he cares about each decision that we make...big or small. Casting ALL your cares upon him...if someone is concerned about whether something is a good decision or not, then that is a care and He invites us to cast it upon him. It's not right to criticize someone because they prayed about a decision. I have been amazed to hear many stories in my life of Christians who were about to do something and prayed and changed th
  6. But there's no Scriptural Justification for this idea. We are to use the wisdom and judgment that God has given us. Anecdotal stories are nice, but they don't do in place of Scripture.
  7. Why don't you talk to American troops who have trained with people forced to be in the military. They're a shoddy lot, incapable of keeping up with our boys, and constant whiners and complainers. Besides, there's no Constitutional justification for the nonsense that you spouted.
  8. There's no Scriptural justification for this.
  9. Well, simply put, I think that God's Will generally has little or nothing to do with internet message board. God's Will is that we live for him on a daily basis. We don't have to pray out whether or not we should join a certain message board, let our kids play in Little League, or what newspaper we should subscribe to. Those are matters where we simply exercise the judgment and wisdom that God has given us.
  10. [quote="Crushmaster"]I found it when I was Google searching for an Independent Baptist site. I soon found OB and, after some praying, decided to join. :wink I've very much enjoyed my experience thus far, and I am sure I will continue to. God bless, Crushmaster.[/quote] Internet magics. s You prayed to decide whether or not to join? How odd.
  11. A false dichotomy. Many of the greatest scientists who ever lived were also Christians or at least religious in some sense.
  12. [quote="dwayner79"]Matt, Remember the debate that was done a while back. Calvinism right? a few select people with opening statements, rebuttals, etc. Is that still around to read, and where you planning on doing that again? Just remembered it, and thought I would bring it up.[/quote] Debates? Interesting.
  13. [quote="candlelight"]Oh...Will, you always crack me up. :lol: How are you?[/quote] I'm doing just fine. And you?
  14. The Shack is emergent garbage. I wouldn't line the parrot cage with it.
  15. Kingdom of the Cults is good. Two Babylons however, is rather awful, and full of half-truths.
  16. A: You've obviously never broken a horse, as your analogy is so out of whack that I don't know where to begin. Suffice it to say however, that there are ways of gentling a horse that don't involve riding it into submission, or using other "cruel" means. B: What on earth do you mean by "abstinence of the mind". I think it's important that you define this, before we continue this discussion.
  17. Because I just didn't find this article to be anything majorly out of the ordinary, or particularly newsworthy. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,459247,00.html
  18. I looked at Obama's actual issues that he stood for. And there was very little that I could stand with. His fiscal(economic) policy will do tremendous harm to the people on "Main Street" if he gets to put it in place. Obama will bring change if he can, and that change will be bad.
  19. Yeah, the mistake of being libeled by folks who suggested her baby wasn't hers, she tried to ban books, she bought expensive clothes for herself and her family. The mistake of her interviewers editing out her reasonable answers and instead putting her comments in the worst possible light, of being asked gotcha questions by a media who asked no such questions of Obama/Biden. The mistake of being the only true conservative in the race. The mistake of being the most popular politician with her constituents? The mistake of being the only one in the race with executive experience. The fact is
  20. And Bush did have some very flawed and failed policies that did result in public backlash. I'm a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, and many of us have been talking about that fact.
  21. Hello Mr Dow, didn't realize you were over here. How's everything up in Dover?
  22. The name Jehovah is more or less a transliteration of the Tetragrammaton. The reading of it as we see it comes from the Qere Perpetuum. The Qere(marker) is a marker for a marginal note that was put in by the Masoretic scribes. Most of the time in copying Scriptures, the Masoretes simply put in JHVH(or YHWH). Sometimes, they added a Qere that it was to be pronounced as Adonai. And in some manuscripts, it was simply a Qere Perpetuum(Perpetual Marker), and they just added the vowel markers for Adonai into the Tetragrammaton.
  23. YHWH is an English transliteration of the character-letters that are used to form the Tetragrammaton. The Tetragrammaton is used in the place of God's name in Old Testament Scripture.
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