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  1. There are certainly areas with which I disagree with MacArthur (and I'm sure it keeps him up at night too! ); for starters, his position on Lordship salvation is very suspect, and I wouldn't read anything about the issue from him (or would at least use caution). However, none of the above would be reasons for me to not read either him and Dr. Rice. But this isn't a thread to discuss these men, it's a thread to discuss books. Have you read any good books lately?
  2. This is true. It seems like multiple wives always caused them prOBlems, and it's OBvious that God's plan for marriage is one man and one woman.
  3. Fallacious arguementation. This is true. But I don't think there's any point in discussing it.
  4. Nevermind. Ignore that last question. I have a feeling this will be a pretty fruitless conversation.
  5. Have you ever heard of textual criticism? Back to my original question, which doctrines do the MVs change?
  6. I read parts of a question and answer book he has out. I thought it was interesting.
  7. While this is true, the verses I posted above don't really seem to portray God as condemning it. Do you agree with the viewpoint that the article I posted presents?
  8. A tract can be just as good when sharing the Gospel with someone, but it isn't the whole Bible and doesn't claim to be.
  9. Anyone have a good book that you've read recently, or are looking forward to reading? I just finished Your Own Jesus by Mark Hall. It's a very good read for anyone interested. You really learn about having a personal relationship with Jesus versus only using your parents' Jesus. Another one, I can't remember the title at the moment, but it was about the apostle Paul and was written by FB Meyer. You get to know a lot of the man. I'm currently reading 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper, and I'm looking forward to reading Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur and 50 People Every Christian Should Know.
  10. But what about the churches that use the KJV--like the Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons and Pentacostals? A doctrine cannot be built around one single verse. When looking at the whole counsel of the Word of God, the NIV teaches that salvation is by grace through faith. (I hope it is okay to post these for illustrative purposes. If not, I sincerely apologize!) Eph 2:8, 9: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Also, with v 37 taken out (still being included in the footnotes), we still see Phillip has shared the Gospel with the eunuch and can ascertain that he believed on Christ before being baptized once we look at all of what the Bible says. After all, looking at Acts 16, we see faith preceeded baptism. Ac 16:31-34: They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household." Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family. Thank you for the link! I will try to find some time to read it. And thanks all of you for your responses so far! It's great to get into the Word and discuss our beliefs, all in a civilized, Christ-like way.
  11. I would honestly like to know, not intending to start a fight or anything, where a doctrine is changed when going from the KJV to a mainstream MV. Are there any examples you could give?
  12. No need to be sorry! Your posts have been really helpful!
  13. I agree. I think God always intended for marriage to be a relationship between one man and one woman (and the verse you quoted from Matthew is a quote from Genesis, which seems to support that--clear back with Adam and Eve). The article on GotQuestions.org (http://www.gotquestions.org/polygamy.html)seems to suggest God allowed it to protect the women, who outnumbered the men, and to allow the human race to expand more quickly. However, wouldn't that make God a pragmatist, allowing the ends to justify the means?
  14. Why does it seem like God allows, possibly even supports, polygamy in the OT? In 2 Chr 24 vv. 2-3, we read that the priest Jehoiada gives Joash two wives and also that Joash did right in the sight of the LORD. And in 2 Sam 12, Nathan tells David God gave him his wives, and He would even give him more. It seems like the NT views the only valid marital relationship as being between one man and one woman, but the OT seems kinda supportive to me. Anyone have thoughts on it?
  15. I have talked with a couple of people who also said they're closer to their college friends than their HS friends. Why do you think this is? For you, is it just because you basically lived together? Or maybe because all of you are going through such an extreme change in your lives? The bolded part is definately what God has been reminding me about lately. Thanks again, guys, for all of your comments. I enjoy reading your stories and thoughts!
  16. It's good to know I'm not the only one! Thanks for your encouragement! Would you say you made closer friends in high school or college?
  17. I just recently had my last day of high school, and I'm already missing it. Most of my friends I'll still see in church Sundays and Wednesdays, but I'm still going to miss seeing them everyday (and then barely ever seeing them once we all go to different colleges) and the ones I won't see at church. I'm going to miss the structure, routine, loving teachers, safety, everything. Did anyone else miss high school once they graduated? How did you get over it?
  18. I'm prOBably one of the worst sinner only thanks to God's grace?
  19. But there sin is worse than ours. After all, there sin could cause them to have their names removed from the Book of Life. (By the way, I'm just messin with you. I know I am a sinner. PrOBably one of the worst.)
  20. Thank God we are not sinners like they are!
  21. Sad. Churches need to preach what the Bible says, not just what people want to hear.
  22. Huh? Ah, I see. Thanks! Most Bibles are translated by a committe made up of people from different denominational backgrounds to ensure no doctrinal biases are used in the text. Of course, the Holman Christian Standard Bible is sometimes derogatorily referred to as the "Baptist Bible" by its detractors because nearly half of the translation team was Baptist and it was published by a Southern Baptist owned company, but I digress.
  23. What was wrong with the Wyclif Bible? Where did I quote Scripture?
  24. God left the world without a sufficiant English translation of His Word for hundreds of years?
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