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John Young

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  1. “The Rapture" Part two: What is the rapture, Where do the Major Christian Frameworks place the rapture and why. Please note that this section is not meant to be an in depth study of all “rapture” views and does not represent each view with the same terminology or variants to which adherents to those views may prefer but rather is just meant to, in very broad strokes give an overview of the issues involved along with a title indicating the general origin of those doctrinal views. At its simplest, the rapture teaching is the “catching away” of the church body of Christ, from Earth to
  2. I like Brother James L. Melton's simplified view of the issue and the linked articles give a good balance view of repentance. "REPENTANCE ISSUE SIMPLIFIED There are generally three views of repentance, and only one is correct. Sure, one can offer up a dozen views, but they will all end up being very similar to one of the following . . . The EMPTY-BELIEVE view. Just pray a prayer and make a profession. You get eternal life as a Christian because you professed to have changed your mind about believing, even though your sinful life never changes and
  3. Thank you for your service Brother. Looking forward to what God will do with you as you enter into ministry.
  4. Yes they are sins. This has not been denied. Your problem is you are trying to make general and generic what God has placed in specifics. Salvation is not obtained by a general remorse for sin but rather the specific sins of pride and rebellion against God. When anyone repents by humbly submitting to God by faith in Christ, then they will be saved. Their level of remorse or regret or turning from sin, in the general, does not matter. If they have a sense of remorse then that is great but to claim they need anything more than humble submission before coming to Christ is to add to the gospel.
  5. NO. Repentance is turning from pride and rebellion to humble submission.
  6. Isaiah 55:7 does not say "repentance of sin" read the passage closely. "repentance of sin" is a very general term used by many denominations to mean many things and does not appear in this passage. The passage is specific in wording. Giving two things and two types of people "let the wicked forsake his way" and "the unrighteous man his thoughts". According to scripture, what is the way of the wicked? According to scripture what are the thoughts of the unrighteous. According to scripture, what are they supposed to forsake them for?
  7. I never denied it. It is my view, and the view of all Christians that all people should depart from sin.
  8. James 4:17 ... to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
  9. Repentance of any sin is good and right for anyone and can give the person temporal benefits but it will only give eternal benefits to the saved man.
  10. First you need to understand that the free gift of God is not obtained by "repentance of sin" but rather by faith in Christ alone. Second, you need to understand the goal of salvation is not reform of man into a good person but rather to bring them back to God. It makes no difference their feelings about sin BEFORE salvation. Some have a great deal of sorrow others a simple acknowledgement. What matters is that they turn to God through faith in Christ. The matter of sin can also be dealt with in the life of a lost man through the law and conviction of what God has naturally placed
  11. A lost man cannot deal with his sin until after he has submitted to God and is born again. Otherwise he is only a self righteous lost man, trusting in his own measure of reform or regret. It is only after we are born again that we become dead to sin and alive to Christ and HIS righteousness. Dealing with sin in the life of a believer is a matter of sanctification, not salvation (study John 3 and Romans 6-8). A lost man needs only to repent of anything keeping him from believing and trusting in Jesus payment for his sin. Afterwards God will properly deal with their sins. 1 Corinthians 2:1
  12. The way of the wicked is rebellion and his thoughts are of self pride. Isaiah 55 is calling on all people to come to God and drink the water of life freely. Repentance of the wicked's way would be turning from rebellion to submission to God and forsaking our own ways for God's ways.These are what keep people from coming to God and drinking of the water of life freely. Romans 10:2-4 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted th
  13. Yes. "Repentance of Sin" is a work. It is a physical and spiritual work that is done by the believer, with the help of the Holy Ghost, AFTER Spiritual salvation. Repentance that leads to salvation is Spiritual repentance, from pride and rebellion against God to humble submission before God. James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth g
  14. "And all the people shall answer and say, Amen." Can I get an Amen? lol
  15. Instructing amens are biblical though.... (Deuteronomy 27)
  16. Archaism VS. Synonym. Here also is the issue with the original post document argument for Easter merely being an "synonym" of the Jewish Passover rather than holding that Easter is specific to the Christian faith and the Passover fulfilled in Christ. Using the exact same logic as the original document's conclusion, Pro-KJV will call it a synonym and Anti-KJV advocates will call it an Archaism/archaic or an error on the translators part. Pretty much relegating it to a matter of personal opinion. Brother Jordan, this is why your paper needs to be stronger in its conclusion. As it stands
  17. I am passionate about this topic and I'm more than happy to discuss the topic at hand based on the material presented. However, I have no interest in "defending my honor" or accusing other members of ill intent on this forum or ever encouraging such line of thinking. It is only when we allow self presumed and intended slights, born out of self pride to distract us, that productive conversation suffers. That is the primary reason advances in helpful information, and the truth of the matter, suffers on most forums. I would like to encourage the other members to simply focus on the topic and not
  18. An additional resource I would like for you to study is a sermon on the Easter tradition kept by the church preached by one of the translators Lancelot Andrews. In it he gives the understanding of what "Easter" meant to them in their day and the church in general throughout history and to which was received from the early church and the apostles themselves and is similar to what I advocate. If I am being intellectually dishonest then you will have to consider the translators to be as well. http://anglicanhistory.org/lact/andrewes/v2/easter1618.html
  19. Yet the translators chose not to translate Easter in the same way that those before them had done. Its clear the Christian event is what was referenced by Luke, therefore they left the distinctly Christian name rather than the Jewish event known everywhere else as Passover. Your paper needs to address that choice of the distinctly Christian event word "Easter" specifically rather than generally asserting it was merely a synonym preference for the distinctly Jewish event word "Passover".
  20. I agree with your dismissal of the errant views, however, I don't agree with your conclusion. While it is true that the translators did use a variety of synonyms, they did not use Easter and Passover interchangeably or they would have used Easter more than once. Additionally, if you were correct in the reasoning, your paper does not prove their reasoning as you only cited their statement to the general uses of words in the whole of scripture and merely asserted that was what was done in Acts 12:4. Easter does retain its etymology as it refers specifically to the morning of the resurrecti
  21. No. You should first consider the origin of such information and the reasons of those who are telling you these things and try their hearts. God has made it clear that you can tell a tree by it's outward fruit and not some shadowy or mystical information or conspiratorial connections of symbols. If you want to know who a person is look at their clear and open teachings, actions, and practices. Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abu
  22. One of My favorite Preachers Pastor Phil Lydick of Bible Baptist Church, in Spokane Valley, WA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/biblebaptistchurchsv/posts/?ref=page_internal My sending Pastor Steven Zantjer of Green Meadow Bible Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, MI. They don't live stream but they upload a day later after personal information is edited out of the recording. Some good special singing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuftG-mE0HPfnEQ7CoBWMNA I also like Pastor James Knox of THE BIBLE Baptist church in Deland, FL. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZPl1MeGSxe2ocXZPgbsfw One
  23. I suggest you read the letter of James in the Bible and take it to heart. Don't play games with your faith, as you won't please or amuse God. Either believe or don't and don't base your faith off of what you can get form God because a half hearted believer or those who are self serving will get nothing. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+1&version=AKJV
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