woolysheep reacted to Standing Firm In Christ in The Suit and Tie
Eight years pastoring. Suit and tie twice. (Borrowed both times; glad to return them afterwards)
suit and tie just not me.
shotr sleeze shirt and everyday jeans or khakis.
many in congregation dressed better than me, many worse. Services were great, people saved, congregations flourished.
woolysheep reacted to Salyan in When Is A Non-Baptist A Baptist?
This idea of two gospels - one for the Jews and one by Paul for the Gentiles - is unBiblical, heretical nonsense. There is no division. Peter and Paul are not speaking different gospels. How could they? The center of everything they both said is Christ, and He is the one that inspired all the scriptural writings that bear record of their words. There is no separate gospel for the Jew and for the Greek; God deals with both the sane way. Romans 10:10-13; Colossians 3:10-11.
I find it interesting that you emphasize Acts 3:19, but seem to skip over the previous few verses which explain the faith in Jesus as the Son of God that those unbelieving Jews needed for their salvation. The mechanism of salvation has not changed through the ages. Read Romans 4-5 and you will see this. But then, I'm sure you have read it, and OBviously reject its conclusions.
I reject your idea of multiple churches/a changed gospel as heresy. I reject it based on the clear reading of Scripture in Ephesians 4:4-6.
You have been given many second chances in this board despite your poor attitudes, behavior and questionable doctrines. You will not be given any further.
woolysheep reacted to Salyan in Serious Question.
Dave, I appreciate you countering that teaching. HOWEVER, it is not up to you to determine what will and will not be discussed on this site, or to what level it will or will not be discussed. This site does not endorse Calvinism, but it will allow discussions to a point. That point is not for you personally to determine. Rest assured that the mods do keep tabs on discussions and that action is taken when it is determined necessary - and that action is not necessarily public. You don't know what goes on behind the scenes to maintain this site, so do not presume to pass judgment on it. I promise that, to the best of our ability, we will not allow this site to be 'taken over' by Calvinism - we will likewise not allow another Ach-style mutiny.
Being correct in one's doctrine is never an excuse for boorish behavior. Why does a younger person like me have to tell you men this? Shouldn't you be the ones exemplifying Christ-like behavior to me of 'speaking the truth in love'?
If you need a break from opposing viewpoints, feel free to spend some time in the IFB forums. That's why they were created.
woolysheep reacted to DaveW in Overemphasizing Words
2Co 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Some here delight in missing the point of a verse or even doctrine in the attempt to dissect the words and find something in those words that was never intended, arguing against the OBvious meaning.
straining at gnats whilst swallowing camels......
woolysheep reacted to 2bLikeJesus in What Is Being Taught?
I for one have never heard in any Baptist church that men ever become angels.
Hebrews 2:7 (KJV)
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
In fact in the final judgement, we which are in heaven will be appointed judge of angels.
1 Corinthians 6:3 (KJV)
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
woolysheep reacted to DaveW in Blessings And Curses
Mentioned in another thread about people using Malachi to scare people into giving to avoid a curse.
In my opinion this is only possible because of a false understanding of blessings that is promoted today.
We fall into the trap of thinking of blessings as when we are prospered.
Think about the way people talk about blessings and the kinds of things that we consider "blessings".
If we get a pay rise, it is a blessing.
If someone gives us a better birthday gift than we expected, it is a blessing.
If we get a good deal on a car it is a blessing, etc.
If we lose a jOB it is NOT a blessing, and we may even think that God is "teaching us a lesson".
That sort of thing.
(Mild form of prosperity gospel is what it is).
It is this general attitude that opens up the possibility for the kind of false Micah teaching spoken of.
Gain is good, loss is punishment.
Whereas the truth is that sometimes what we call a blessing can lead to covetousness, and sometimes what we think of as punishment can lead us closer to the Lord.
Which then is actually the blessing?
That which leads us closer to the Lord.
A right view of blessings etc will lead is to look differently at "the Malachi curse".
The Lord promises to provide us with that which we need - but that is not necessarily that which we want.
And the blessings He gives us are far more likely to be spiritual blessings than monetary or physical.
We are not seek after the things of this world, so why would He reward us by giving us the things which He tells us not to seek after?
woolysheep reacted to No Nicolaitans in Dispensations
Still waiting to see an answer to this... ↑
You also neglected to highlight certain portions of the scriptures that you were highlighting...
I've pointed this out before, but I'll humbly say it again...
Nowhere, NOWHERE in scripture is OBedience to the Old Testament law said to give salvation...the only promises given for OBeying the law were physical promises...promises of blessings (for OBedience to the law) in the land or promises of cursing them and driving them from the land (for disOBedience to the law).
What was "the mystery" (in relation to this subject we're speaking of) that Paul spoke of? It wasn't salvation by grace through faith; it was the church...that's the mystery. That both Jew and Gentile would be heirs together and part of the same body...the church.
3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Israel couldn't see that. They neglected their own scriptures and became self-righteous...
Part of Israel's duty was to be a witness for God to the world...
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
...however, they neglected that duty, and "went about to establish their own righteousness" by stumbling over the law. Rather than being a witness for God, they became a nation of self-righteous isolationists. They stumbled over the intent of the law, thinking that keeping the law made them righteous; therefore, since the law was given to them, the rest of the world were heathens to be avoided.
God knew they couldn't keep the law, and that was the intent. The law was given to show them man's absolute incapacity to be self-righteous through works. They needed God's righteousness to be righteous, and that can only be imputed...not earned...and God's righteousness could only, can only, and will be only imputed by...his grace through faith.
Salvation has always been by grace through faith. What "work" did Adam perform to get God's forgiveness when he sinned? What work did Enoch do? David? Isaiah? Where does the Bible say that man had to do "works"...whether to earn salvation...or as others here put it...in addition to their faith? It's simply not there.
The Les Feldick argument. ↑
1 Corinthians 1:12-13
12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
Paul didn't want undue exaltation being given to him. Beameup, let's be thankful to God for the writings of Paul; they were inspired by God, but let's only lift up the Lord Jesus Christ...he's the only one deserving of glory.