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  1. God is the Trinity. Godhead does not mean Trinity it means divine. The general revelation of God to man does not reveal the Trinity but it does reveal that there is a God. Special revelation (the Bible) reveals the Trinity. The person of the Son was manifested in the flesh. He is fully Divine The Father and the Spirit were not manifested in the flesh but they also are fully Divine. Colossians 2:9 says that the Son of God in the flesh was fully Divine.
  2. I am aware of that image. I do not display any images like that or pictures of Jesus. Like you stated I also do not believe it is appropriate to do so. I believe you are creating your own definition for the use of the word in Colossians 2:9. The verse means that Jesus Christ is fully God. He is Deity. As far as what exactly Paul preached in Acts 17:18 we don't have all the details. He certainly could have been preaching the Trinity, it mentions specifically that he preached Jesus and His resurrection. Again I believe you are inserting a definition you like into Acts 17:29. I have already gone over what I believe the verse is teaching. Carrying on your logic you would have to say that in Romans 1:20 that the general revelation of God to man through the creation clearly reveals that not only does God exist but He is a Trinity. I don't think the Trinity is clearly revealed without the special revelation of the Bible. General revelation clearly reveals that their is a God and because of that men are accountable to Him. That verse is clearly talking about the general revelation of God. The word Godhead is translated from a different Greek word in each if these three instances. Each of those three words either convey a divine being, a divine nature, or being divine/deity. They do not specifically reveal that God is Triune. Like you previously mentioned the word Trinity is not in the Bible. So in order to teach it we must find it in Scripture. 1 John 5:7 is obviously the clearest description, however it is not the only one. We cannot create our own definitions for a word to teach a doctrine we believe in though.
  3. I have no problem whatsoever with the Trinity. I believe it, I support it, I teach it. There are many many things in the Bible that come in threes and you have listed a plethora. What I am saying is that the word Godhead does not mean Trinity. It is talking about Divinity. Romans 1:20 is talking about the power and divine nature of God. That from the creation those things are fully evident and mankind is without excuse. Colossians 2:9 is talking about the full Divine nature that was in Christ. The Father, Son, and Spirit were not walking around on the earth in the flesh, the Son was. But the fullness of Deity and the full Divinity of God was in Christ. I believe in Acts 17:29 Paul is simply saying that God is not gold, silver, or stone. He cannot be made by man. The true and living God is the one that created us not the other way around. And He commands all men to repent. Those are my thoughts. You and anyone else are certainly entitled to disagree. There are examples upon examples that show God is Triune. I just don't think Godhead is a good one to show that.
  4. I reserve the right to be wrong here but I believe that the use of the word Godhead is speaking to the Divine nature/Divinity of God. Not necessarily that God is triune. I believe 100% in the Trinity but I am not sure that the word Godhead is the best way to prove it.
  5. I received a message from my friend Doug Devine from Pensacola. He will be heading to Papua New Guinea to work with our mutual friends the Florence family. He is an older gentleman and a very firm believer in the power of prayer. He is going to PNG for an undetermined amount of time to be a help to the Florence family in any way he can. Please for him, the Florence family, and for PNG. If anyone would like more info about this ministry please contact me directly.
  6. Welcome. Thank you for being a witness for Christ. Do you belong to a local church that may have brothers willing to go out and witness with you?
  7. I have seen this hive and read some about it. It does use plastic. From reviews I have read beekeeping purists absolutely hate it. They say it is much worse for the bees this way and that the traditional way of opening the hive is much better for the bees and for your understanding of how the hive is doing. With this flow hive there is basically no interaction between you and the bees. I have no idea if they have a point or not. The flow hive certainly looks easier but I don't know anywhere near enough to speak intelligently about it. Just read a few articles about that type of hive.
  8. Do not forget about people that you have visited. If someone makes a profession of faith follow up with them for discipleship. I have come back to people and brought them a Bible and had their name but on the front along with some of literature about basic doctrine. Encourage them to come to church. Pray for them. If they show no interest when you come back or reject you then don't push the issue or get upset with them, pray for them and make sure they have your churches info if things change.
  9. I definitely appreciate all the info and suggestions! I live in North Florida. I found a bee keeping association in my county so I will try to get in touch with them about equipment and bees, etc. The cold weather probably won't be as much of a concern here. We generally only get down to freezing a couple times per winter and then it goes back up to the 50s or 60s. Once I get some more info and start trying to setup I will post more for those that are interested. Hopefully some pictures too.
  10. Does anyone keep bees? I have never done it and looking for some advice. I have done some research on langstroth hives. What things are needed to get started? How do you know if the hive is doing well or sick? How often and how much honey is harvested and how do you make sure you don't take too much? Anyone that has any experience I would be all ears. Thanks!
  11. Thank you for the information.
  12. I am wanting to start canning with my wife but I am kind of at a loss as of where to start. I have researched pressure canners some but am not sure exactly what to buy or other methods of doing it. I am wanting to can vegetables and meat if that makes any difference. Anyone that has experience that wouldn't mind sharing I would really appreciate it.
  13. I don't see anything in the text to support a co-regency. It is speculation at best on our part to think that may have happened based on our understanding of a ancient foriegn culture. The facts are the both passages say he began his reign at a different age, 8 and 18. From there both passages agree with what happened next, a 3 month reign in Jerusalem followed by the coming if Nebuchadnezzar. If things are not the same they are apparent discrepancies. That does not mean it is an actual discrepancy. We may not have a full understanding leading us to see a discrepancy that does not exist. I believe we should diligently search to find the truth and show that there is no discrepancy. In this scenario with Jehoiachin I have been unable to do so yet. I am confident that because the KJB is the word of God that the answer will reveal itself and I came here to my brothers and sisters to seek there guidance and help in understanding the text.
  14. I believe there is indication from the following verses in each passage that Nebuchadnezzar's arrival from Babylon was an immediate event. 9Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. 10And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem. When the year was expired should follow from the same context as the previous time given of 3 months and 10 days. 8Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. 9And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done. 10At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. 11And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it. 12And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign. In this passage At that time in verse should follow the context of the 3 month reign. In verse 12 the eighth year of his reign could refer to Jehoiachin making him 26 when the siege ended and he was taken to Babylon. Or it could be the eighth year of Nebuchadnezzar. I am not for sure on that. Siege warfare is typically not a quick process.
  15. I appreciate your response to this. I have heard the idea of co-regency before. I do not see how this could be possible in this instance. II Kings says he began his reign at 18 and 3 months later Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem. II Chronicles says he began his reign at 8 and 3 months and 10 days later Nebuchadnezzar had him brought to Babylon and set up Zedekiah as king. I can't see the coregency as plausible because both verses say after approximately 3 months of reigning in Jerusalem Nebuchadnezzar captured them and took them to Babylon. I can see your point with Abraham. Haran would have to have been born first and Abraham most likely last. Why do you think Abram would be listed first and Haran last? Importance or significance of their lives?