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In Topic: Whats for Supper...

Yesterday, 07:37 PM

Roast turkey in sage and onion gravy, Mixed chopped vegetable gratin, steamed green beans, Roast parsnips (one of my favourite veggies at present though I hated them as a child. I roast them in olive oil with a little powdered garlic and herbes de provence) served with sauté potatoes with persillade 

In Topic: Father, Forgive Them

Yesterday, 07:27 PM

I would agree that the specific sins were the context: those crucifying Jesus, and those stoning Stephen. 


That jesus' request was granted is plain, because He is God, and He Himself forgives sin. No reason to believe it wasn't the case here. Though I don't see in the context of it having to do with any other sins, or their general lost condition. Though at least one present DID, indeed, find faith and salvation in Christ, the thief next to Jesus.


In the case of Stephen's prayer, we can't know whether this was forgiven or not-this is between the Lord, Stephen and those stoning him. It is possible they weren't forgiven for this, unless they found salvation, but I suppose we'll know one day. It wouldn't have mattered if they continued on in sin, except that, if they were forgiven for this one, perhaps their eternal jucdgment will not be as bad as if they were held against them.


It is possible some at the cross were converted because:


Matt 24:54  Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 

In Topic: Father, Forgive Them

29 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

59  And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60  And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

In Topic: Paul Chappell - The Challenge Of Christmas Curriculum

24 October 2014 - 06:00 PM

I went into B&Q, our leading DIY store, about a week or so ago and they had all their Christmas display out.  Not a mention of Christ, that I noticed.

In Topic: Here's A Question

24 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

1John 2:18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

The following is the opening lines of The Noble Lesson of the Waldenses written about AD1160

"O Brethren, give ear to a noble lesson.

We ought always to watch and pray,
For we see the world nigh to a conclusion.
We ought to strive to do good works,
Seeing that the end of this world approacheth.
There are already a thousand and one hundred years fully accomplished,
Since it was written thus, for we are in the last time.
We ought to covet little, for we are at what remains, viz. at the later end. 


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