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  1. You guys should see the NZ baptist church teachings. Mainly charismatic or Pentecostal, often teach eternal salvation is undoable, most often the sermons are topical rather than scriptural. There is a big congregation in a church in my city that used to be Spreydon Baptist church, we called them 'Sprayed on' baptist church. They may as well just be vineyard or new life churches, there isn't much distinctively Baptist about them
  2. Alright, so if it is a spiritual baptism, then I'm guessing you mean that at Pentecost the Holy Spirit began baptising people into the universal body of believers? If this is so, what about believers in the Old Testament, looking forward to Christ's coming? They would not be part of the body of Christ, if it began at Pentecost. So how would it consist of all believers, or all believers?
  3. I've looked at the context of this verse before and come to the conclusion it is referring to the local church. In looking at this verse in its context what do you see?
  4. That is truly great, thank God these people did come through . It is truly awesome what God does The thought I have is though, does this fit a biblical miracle? Think about that in the bible the healing is 100 percent, and instant or over a very short period of time. Look at Jesus' miracles. And what the disciples and apostles performed. I'm not saying the healing that happened wasn't from God. But was God tipping the scales to help them live through or was it 100 percent biblical miracles?
  5. I remember looking at Walter Martin's Kingdom of the Cults book about 7th day Adventism. He wrote there are 2 branches of it. One has tried to reform the teaching and it resembles mainline Christian denominations teaching. The other line is pretty much a cult. That emphasizes Ellen White's teaching much more and is more hooked on works for salvation.
  6. I don't know for sure about her. I am not with another woman though. But it has been something I have questioned myself alot about..is whether I want to be married to her.
  7. My wife left me almost a year and a half ago. I've struggled between knowing the marriage wasnt working but also knowing the commitment I made to God to stay with her. I didn't want to split, but knew she wasn't happy. I've sort to reconcile but each time come to the point that the marriage just won't work. Anyway, she doesn't seem to be following God now and it's been over a year separated. There is the thought of 'sweeping her off her feet' .. but that isn't how I operate.
  8. I wonder... when people go online to worship together.. are they assembled? I would have thought physical assembly would be a church assembly. Not dismissing that conference calling online is a good way to still talk to and teach each-other still- but I don't think that is actually assembling.
  9. I say I'm neither. My impression of calvinisim is they do not call out for salvation.. they are chosen before they believe. I believe a sinner does call out for salvation. Akin to Romans 10. My impression of Arminianism is they believe salvation can be lossed. I don't believe it can. According to the likes of John 3:16, 5:24, 3:36 among many other verses. So neither
  10. Sounds a bit like the bahai faith
  11. I support the local church. I am just trying to get clarity from scripture about what the bride is. Still looking to post scripture in reply
  12. I'm linking it to the local church as the bride being the church in heaven. Still local and visible.
  13. To those who believe the church is always a local, visible assembly in scripture.. What then is the bride of Christ?
  14. My understanding of this passage is that it is speaking of the local church body. So it is full immersion in water baptism as a pre requirement to join a church.
  15. Well I have put my trust in Jesus Christ.. believing in His life, death and resurrection. If it wasn't at 13 years old it would have been at university when I believed for sure. I'm 100 percent sure I am saved. Because of what Jesus has done for me. I am just not sure how receiving the Holy Spirit at salvation is also Holy Spirit baptism
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