Mat 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here."Repentance" means the same thing it always has. The Ninevites "repented" in the hearts when they believed the preaching, BEFORE they ever did any "works", otherwise they would have ignored Jonah, kept on doing what they were doing, and suffered the destruction.. Repentance is a heart thing, not a work. Likewise, today, salvation and repentance are inseparable. The devils "believe" in God but they have never repented.
It's worded differently here, in this version... Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race, ye ransomed from the fall, Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all. Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.
Biblically, the only "seed" of "Abraham" or "Israel's chosen race" are those who are "ransomed from the fall" and "saved by grace", whether they be Jew or Gentile....See (Romans 9:6-8) so, I would say that the second verse of the song is scriptural. However; That does not negate the fact that the physical nation of Israel, namely the Jews, are still God's chosen nation and he has not cast them away. America, or anyone else, had better be friends to the Jews. Anyway, I will have to ask my pastor why we didn't sing the verse.
At our SBC, we normally sing all the verses of every song. But of the 4 listed in our songbook, our song leader skipped verse 2 Sunday morning... What say you? All hail the power of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall; bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.
Ye chosen seed of Israel's race, ye ransomed from the Fall, hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all. Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.
Let every kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball, to Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all. To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all.
O that with yonder sacred throng we at His feet may fall! We'll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all. We'll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all.
One thing "repentance" is not Repentence is not being remorseful or "sorry", but "sorryness" does work repentance. Judas Iscariot was "sorry" and remorseful, but he never repented. 2 Corinthians 7:10 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. 6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. 8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. 9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Even God "repents", the Bible says. But He's never been "sorry" for anything He ever did. The Bible records God as having changed His course of direction, turned against, turned away from, or "changed His mind" from certain things. He "repented" of the evil He was going to do to Nineveh, for instance. Why? because Nineveh "repented" first by turning away from their wickedness IN FAITH. They met God's conditions and God changed His very intentions and "turned away" from destroying them. If you look at the context, every instance of the word "repent" means the same. And when a human being "repents" toward God he turns away from sin toward God in faith. Repentance toward God is not a work: it is pure faith. That's what the Ninevites Did. The believed the Word of God, spoken by Jonah. http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=repent&t=KJV&ss=1#s=s_primary_0_1
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38
That verse sounds like they were to be baptized for salvation, but I hope everyone here agrees that this was not the case. The way it was explained to me in Bible college, was that the word "for" sometimes means "suiting the purposes of" "because of" or "on account of" . If that be the case, then the verse should be understood to say "Be baptized "on account of" the remission of sins.. or "be baptized because of the remission of sins...." Likewise, the meaning of the phrase "bring fruits meet for repentance" could mean 'because of' or 'suiting the purposes of' repentance". At any rate, we know that repentance in faith must come first before any 'fruit' is produced.
I'm not a moderator but, Worldly, or profane language has no business on this forum. How abont, instead of mocking and scorning, just calling the Muslims what they are: lost sinners on their way to Hell?
One more thing; About the flag for the flag's sake, I could take it or leave it. But if all the push to remove Confederate flags is really about taking away our freedoms, then I'm totally against that.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/black-college-student-sparks-debate-hanging-confederate-flag-dorm-room-kind-weird-black-article-1.985611 If you heard me speak you would know right away that I'm from the rural Deep South. I'm quite content to be a Southerner and I do all the Southern things. I hunt, farm, drive a pickup truck, love grits, boiled peanuts, turnip greens, corn bread and fried chicken. My 3x great granpappy fought for the Confederacy and my Dad was "camp commander" of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans association. Dad flew the flag regularly in front of his house. I don't. I think the War, by whatever name you know it by, was a long time ago, I do believe that Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee were very great men of character; much more so than men like U.S. Grant and W. T. Sherman. But the War was lost and it was obviously not God's will to have been otherwise. A lot of people just need to move on. Several years ago, I was asked by some church members to lead a group of young people, playing music in a local parade. Some of the young guys wanted to fly Confederate flags on the float but I wouldn't allow it. I explained that worldly flags are not what we're about, it is offensive to some people, and why would we want to offend. Is not "the banner" of Christ far more important? So no one flew the flag and some of the parents were disgusted with me. Oh Well, you can't please everyone all the time. Some people see nothing wrong with the flag and I'm good with that. it means different things to different people; there are even Black people who proudly wave it. But I've seen and experienced a lot of hurt, even in my own life, associated with it too. Is a flag really worth all that? There are way more important things in life than old flags from lost causes. Some people call it their "heritage". But my 3x great grandpa lost two sons, my 2xgreat uncles, in that war; one of them died in battle and the other in a Northern prison camp. I can't imagine the heartbreak and pain he and my 3xgreat grandmother went through. But I prefer the heritage of knowing that my ancestor became a Baptist preacher when he came home. Somehow, I think he found something better than a flag. I could be wrong. What say you?
This verse, in the OT (Exodus 28:42) commands the priests to "cover their nakedness" by covering their thighs. I tend to infer from that, that if God wants a bunch of ugly, hairy-legged priests to cover their "nakedness" by covering their thighs, He must want pretty legged Christian women to cover theirs too, not only in the church house, but everywhere else as well. I briefly noticed last Sunday (and quickly turned my head) that the pastor's daughter-in-law was wearing what appeared to be nothing but a shirt. Not a dress, just a tapered bottom, button up SHIRT .....Nothing but "shirt" and legs. I would be totally embarassed to wear this without my pants!! I think if I had been preaching and saw that, someone would have gone home mad. If a man needs to wear blinders at church, it ain't modest and it sure isn't respectful. If a woman is already married and "caught her man" why advertise to others? I don't get it. I'm so thankful my wife and daughter don't dress that way. I also believe it's immodest for men to wear shorts, tight pants, and go around with their shirt off or unbuttoned down their chest too. Here are a couple more verses. Pro 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
1 Timothy 2":9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
I don't know of a verse on shorts, but what is "modest apparel"? And what is "the attire of an harlot"? A harlot wears what advertises her "trade".
No, no doubt the Pharisees had no way of knowing if the Australian Aborigines, Amazonian Indians and Arctic Eskimos went after Jesus; but the Bible doesn't say "the world went after Jesus" it says "the Pharisees said". So, what is your point?