Theological in nature
The bible said in 1 Thessalonians 4: 16 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
If the above verses are not about our Lord's second coming, then why was it necessary for Him to descend only halfway in
Updated May 12th 2014 at 01:18 PM by Trivalee
Note: I may have already covered some of this in previous blogs. I'm not sure. I hope I included SOMETHING I haven't been over before.
I've been doing a lot of thought, for a long time, on doctrine on the subject of salvation.
I'm kind of confused about EXACTLY where I stand, but I am convinced that going too far one way can be just as bad as going too far the other.
On one hand, I strongly believe that salvation involves remorse and repentance.
Updated Aug 24th 2013 at 02:02 AM by gringo300
This touches on many different issues.
I've been attending a Church Of The Nazarene for at least a decade now.
I've seen a good side and a bad side to it.
I conclude more and more that going too far one way can be just as bad as going too far the other.
In the Church Of The Nazarene, it is strongly stressed that after getting saved, a person shouldn't just go right back to whatever it was that they were doing wrong before. In and of itself,
Updated Jul 18th 2013 at 03:04 AM by gringo300
Originally Posted by ProDeo
Originally Posted by Chimon
As you might imagine, people have been debating this topic for thousands of years. There are different schools of thought about free will within Christianity. Personally, as a Christian, I don't believe in free will. I don't think the Bible teaches that anyone has ever had free will. Some Christians disagree with me, and that's fine, we interpret the Bible differently. I am not going to argue for why we don't have free will, that has been done to death already. (If you're curious where, in the Bible,
From what I can tell, there are two Lapsarian Views in Calvinism, each with multiple names.
I've read that there are Calvinists that don't adhere to either Lapsarian View.
I've seen the terms "Five Point Calvinism" and "Five Point Calvinists". These are referring to the TULIP doctrine.
I've read that many Calvinists say that you HAVE to believe in all five points of the TULIP doctrine to be a Calvinist. However, I've read that there
Updated May 2nd 2013 at 11:46 PM by gringo300