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Theological in nature

  1. Infant Baptism and Circumcision per Calvin

    In this exerpt from Institutes, John Calvin calls into mind his sacramentalism and RCC heritage.

    We have...a spiritual promise given to the fathers in circumcision, similar to that which is given to us in baptism...the forgiveness of sins and the mortification of the flesh...baptism representing to us the very thing which circumcision signified to the Jews...
    Boys only, HaHa

    To the contrary, baptism belongs to the new covenant and is upon confession ...

    Updated May 5th 2017 at 12:47 AM by IMINXTC

  2. ?Regeneration? Preceeds Faith???

    Nowhere in the Bible is it taught or even insinuated that sinful man, without first being regenerated, is incapable of repenting of his sins, turning to God, and believing the Gospel to the saving of his soul.

    Those under the Augustinian/Calvinistic spell, are free, of course, to post passages of scripture supporting their view. Debate can proceed on the open board. Here, the focus is the scriptures.

    Scripturally, faith precedes salvation and is in fact an essential ...

    Updated Apr 10th 2017 at 03:19 AM by IMINXTC

  3. Old Testament study

    There is a lot I don't understand about the Old Testament.

    As time has gone by, this has been bothering me more and more.

    Many of my preconceptions are being overturned more and more.

    More on this later...
  4. Was the Jubilee Year an Ancient Calendar Formula?

    There has been debate among biblical scholars concerning the Jubilee year inaugurated after Israel’s release from Egypt. It appears to be the last year in a cycle of fifty, hence our popular anniversary events which are celebrated every fifty years. However, a significant minority of authorities disagree with the said length of time. They point out that Jubilee was part of a broader sabbatical system, necessarily divisible by seven. Judah the Prince, a second century rabbi and chief editor of ...

    Updated Jan 2nd 2017 at 05:04 PM by Cyberseeker

    Theology , Teaching , Special Interest
  5. . . . of Solomon's and Zerubabbel's Temples, the Gospel, and the rest . . .

    There have been only two earthly physical “brick and mortar” temples: Solomon’s and Zerubabbel’s. And the "pre-exile" Jerusalem was destroyed for specific reasons--and along with Solomon’s "earthly" temple sanctuary:

    II Chron. 36
    11Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

    12He did evil in the sight of the LORD his God; he did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet