I'm in a really weird position.
I know more now than I've ever known before in my entire life, and I'm learning more all the time.
There is undoubtably a greater degree of factual accuracy to what I believe I know than ever before in my entire life, and, undoubtably, the degree of factual accuracy to what I believe I know is growing greater all the time.
So why do I feel so frustrated???
The word gift is an important one in the Bible, and it is good that we understand its definition and implications.
In the New Testament, there are several Greek words translated “gift.” Some of these words are used in contexts other than God’s gift of salvation, such as the reciprocal gift-giving of celebrants (Revelation 11:10), the things received from fathers (Matthew 7:11), offerings to a ministry (Philippians 4:17), and the gifts of the magi (Matthew 2:11).
"How can you believe in salvation by faith alone when the only occurrence of ‘faith alone’ in the Bible (James 2:24) says that salvation is not by faith alone?"
It is entirely true that the one verse in the Bible that contains the exact phrase “faith alone”seemsto argue against salvation by faith alone.James 2:24reads, “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (ESV). However, rejecting the doctrine of salvation by faith alone based on this verse
I'm continuing to attempt to do research on Calvinism and Arminianism.
I need to learn more about what's known as Lapsarian Views within Calvinism.
It's pretty clear to me at this point that Seventh Day Adventism and the Jehovah's Witness religion are closely associated.
I still need to learn more about Mormonism.
I need to learn more about Christadelphianism.
Sliced from an article I've been working on - a somewhat off topic sentiment - yet grounds, perhaps for another article.
One of the many perks of being over 60 and having been a Christian for over 45 years is the tacit, universal (in cheek), carte blance permission to speak very openly, however bluntly [some might call it eccentricity] on many topics. From this perspective of experience, I would say I have a great deal of trouble understanding how any believer can expect to regularly
Updated Apr 6th 2013 at 01:03 PM by IMINXTC