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Pastor Scott Markle

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  1. Is it better to give up freedom, or to die for freedom?
  2. Brother Alan, A suggestion might be - The Daily Signal from the Heritage Foundation. I get their newsletter in my email twice a day. Definitely conservative in perspective. (I also am not interested in any debate.)
  3. So, to some extent the account (illustration) of Luke 16:19-31 was to illustrate the point of Luke 16:15? Seems contextually reasonable. I still would prefer simply to call it an illustrative account/record than a "parable," simply because most people view the definition of "parable" as indicating a "fictional" illustration to make a spiritual point. Regardless of the descriptive "title" that we give to this account, I would contend that it was a HISTORICALLY FACTUAL event/account.
  4. If we define "parable" as a story of illustration or allegory, then the details of that story (whether historically factual or illustratively fictional) must represent some principle of truth that is DIFFERENT (in some way) than the direct information of the "parable." So then, if our Lord's account in Luke 16:19-31 is parabolic, what principle(s) of truth is it illustrating/allegorizing that is/are DIFFERENT than the direct information of the parable?
  5. I would agree that Old Testament believers are not presently a part of the New Testament Church. However, if they were/are never born of the Spirit and regenerated in Christ, then they most certainly are NOT the children of God or members in the family of God. Denying Biblical regeneration by the power of the Holy Spirit unto Old Testament believers leaves them "dead in trespasses and sins," and thus prohibits them from EVER being a part of God's eternal, spiritual, heavenly family. Furthermore, the descriptive of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:1 - 22:5 appears to indicate that at some
  6. We see no such thing. 1. Our Lord's account in Luke 16:19-31 is NOT a parable. 2. In our Lord's account of Luke 16:19-31, He never said anything about a "temporary abode of the souls of the dead." That is your addition to the account. 3. In our Lord's account of Luke 16:19-31, He never once used the name "Paradise" for anything in the account. That is also your addition to the account. 4. It is uncertain that in our Lord's account of Luke 16:19-31 He employed the phrase "Abraham's bosom" as the official name for a "place." It is quite possible that in our Lord's ac
  7. Some further thoughts: 1. 1 Peter 3:19-20 does NOT apply the word "prison" in relation to Old Testament believers, but only to the disobedient and unbelieving of Noah's day. 2. I am NOT aware of ANY Scriptural passage that calls "paradise" a "prison." 3. If your definition of a "prison" is accurate, then Heaven at present is also a "prison" for all of the believing dead, since they cannot leave it of their own free will. Concerning this passage (and your usage of "the law of first mention"), it would also reveal that "prison" is a place of punishment for criminals
  8. This is a reference to 1 Peter 3:18-20 -- "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit, by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." Let us take notice of that which verse 19 says and that which it does NOT say. It says -- "By which also he went and preached unto the spirits
  9. Who ever said that Old Testament believers "ascended to the third Heaven without the benefit of the blood of Christ having cleansed them"? I certainly have never said any such thing. In fact, no believer ever ascends to Heaven apart from the shed blood and sacrificial death of our Savior Jesus the Christ. This is a false statement. The ONLY way of salvation for any human sinner is by means of Christ's death. Indeed, His death and resurrection were absolutely necessary; for no human sinner can "make it" on his or her own. But then your response will be that our Savior Jesus the
  10. Well, you are both correct and incorrect - According to our Lord's own words in Luke 23:43, He most certainly DID go to "paradise." However, our Lord's own words do NOT include the indication that this "paradise" was some "area of hades." In fact, God's OWN Word in 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 indicates that "Biblical paradise" and the "the Third Heaven" are to be equated with one another.
  11. For all who may be following in the audience, A number of times in this thread discussion I have asserted that the basic meaning of the English word "hell" is "the place of the dead," and that it includes two possible meanings -- (1) the grave or (2) the place of eternal judgment for the wicked. Allow me to present the following evidence for the assertion. In Noah Webster's dictionary of 1828 (facsimile edition), we find seven definitions for the English word "hell." The first two of these definitions are as follows: 1. The place or state of punishment for the wicked after d
  12. Indeed, the English word "paradise" is often used for the Garden of Eden. But that is NOT the question. The question is whether God the Holy Spirit ever inspired such a usage in the Holy Scriptures. If you use common human usage as your argument, then common human usage is your authority; but a sad (and unsound) authority it is for Biblical doctrine. Destroyed in the Flood. Where does God's Word indicates that "captivity" is a "them"? Actually, in His resurrection our Lord Jesus Christ took the captivity of death itself captive. Now the power of death and hell are in His han
  13. As for myself, I KNOW that Paradise is "a part" of the third heaven - because God's OWN Word says so: 2 Corinthians 12:4 -- "How that he [the one who was 'caught up to the third heaven' according to verse 2] was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter." Do you have ANY passage of Scripture that defines the Garden of Eden as "Biblical Paradise"? (If not, then your statement is human fabrication.) Do you have ANY passage of Scripture which indicates that Jesus took "Biblical Paradise" (apparently the Garden of Eden, ac
  14. Once again, what does God's OWN Word actually say about this place called "paradise" --
  15. I myself am also praying that Vice President Pence will serve like a Daniel for President Trump.
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