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1 Offended by What is Understood Note Matt 15:12 jlhetrick Mon 03/2/15, 4:20pm 242031
  I can identify with that - 2 Timothy 3:16
2 Offended by What is Understood Note Matt 15:12 DocTrinsograce Mon 03/2/15, 4:02pm 242030
  "Be very sure of this: people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it only too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment." --J. C. Ryle

When I read this observation by Ryle, I was mindful of a quote by Mark Twain:

"It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand."

Q.E.D.

3 Praying in tongues Note Bible general Archive 4 jlhetrick Sun 03/1/15, 9:38pm 242028
  Hi Cup. Can you remind me where in the Bible it says that Satan can block our prayers?
4 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 DocTrinsograce Sun 03/1/15, 1:02pm 242027
  Thank you for your input, pastor.
5 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 lionheart Sun 03/1/15, 12:11pm 242026
  Hey Tim,
What you say is correct. Peter tells us that God is not willing that any should perish. I believe that.That applies to all,but there are those who will never turn to Christ. Many who Have Joined themselves with ISIS. These folks will suffer God's most extreme justice. In the mean time they gotta be stopped by all means necessary. This might seam unchristian but it tears my heart out to see what they are doing to our brothers and sisters and the innocents over there.

In Him,
lionheart
6 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 Morant61 Sun 03/1/15, 6:34am 242025
  Greetings Doc!

Sorry for the delay in responding my friend!

I have been swamped lately due to work and weather. :)

I just had a similar conversation with someone the other day.

It is a difficult question, but here is a simplistic answer to it.

I try to divide my response into an individual and a corporate approach.

As an individual, in accordance with the Sermon on the Mount, I have an obligation to love, pray for, and minister to my enemies. (Matt. 5:38-48)

Rom 12:19 Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God's wrath, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
Rom 12:20 Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head.
Rom 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

The only way we are going to reach those who are enemies of the cross is to love them unconditionally and sincerely.

Now, on a corporate level, our nation has an obligation to protect the innocent. So, military action may be required.

I understand that, for many, this is a very emotional issue. But, we need to remember that the only Christ many of these individuals will ever see is the Christ modeled by and through us.

No matter the intentions of our 'enemies', they are not in control. God is! God loves them, and died for them. How can we not demonstrate His love to them?

Your Brother in Christ,

Tim Moran
7 jobs suffering Note Job DocTrinsograce Sat 02/28/15, 8:00pm 242023
  Hi, gawoman...

If that is so, then I am very happy indeed that my integrity is not my own, but Christ's (Romans 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18). My integrity would never pass muster (Job 15:14-16; Isaiah 64:6; Ephesians 2:1-2; Titus 3:3).

In Him, Doc
8 jobs suffering Note Job gawoman Sat 02/28/15, 6:40pm 242021
  Hi: Just a word or two of clarity on your question concerning Job's suffering. First, Job's integrity was challenged by Satan. Then, God with confidence in that integrity and knowing His own ability to recover and reward Job, permitted Satan to test Job's integrity to the limit, but he did not allow Satan to kill Job. It should be noted here that a challenge was being raise concerning a man's integrity to God. It was a challenge made before all of the Angels in heaven and therefore It had to be settled so God allowed the test to settle that issue of a man's integrity to God. By the way, that same challeng of man's integrity to God still stands to be answered by each christian today.
9 Like a Bush in the Desert Note Jer 17:6 DocTrinsograce Fri 02/27/15, 3:35pm 242019
  "Many people who think they're converted are more like a male moose in heat in the spring. They don't want to verify anything; they just want a mate. And sometimes it doesn't pan out." --Dr. John D. Hannah

10 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 lionheart Thu 02/26/15, 4:36pm 242015
  Doc,
Thank you for that bro.

In Him,
lionheart
11 A Core Difference Note Mark 13:10 DocTrinsograce Thu 02/26/15, 3:58pm 242014
  There is a core difference between sharing the gospel with the lost and imposing a specific moral standard on the unconverted." --Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

12 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 DocTrinsograce Thu 02/26/15, 3:55pm 242013
  Hi, Lionheart...

Yes, sometimes violence is an appropriate action, even for the individual. For example, preventing our families from harm using a firearm. The distinction among believers, of course, is that once the evil deed is prevented, we immediately call an ambulance. Furthermore, the government is specifically authorized by God to use violence in preventing what is evil and promoting what is good (Romans 13). (You might be interested in the early church's deliberation on this topic called the "just war theory.")

I am not addressing the painfully obvious aspects of our cultural, social, economic, and political circumstances. There is great evil out there and greater evil yet to come. Those things demand our proper, right, and immediate attention -- and praying about it goes without saying.

Note in the posts about this all the external references. My question has to do with what is going on internally (Mark 7:21). If I understand passages like 1 Peter 4:17, obedience to the Gospel is an out and out essential. If I don't get that down pat, what difference will all the flag waving make?

In Him, Doc
13 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 EdB Thu 02/26/15, 8:57am 242009
  I don't think anyone was suggestting that political activity is an answer to a spiritual problem.

The religion of Islam declares itself to be against Christianity. It repeatedly calls for the conversion of Christians and if Christians fail to convert they are to be beheaded.

Islam is a spiritual adversary of Christianity and as a spritiual adversary the only effective way to combat that is through prayer.

James 5:16 (NASB)
16 ... The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.


The church in attempt to show Christian love often down plays their opponents real motives until prohibitions against Christianity are in place and then it is too late.

Islam is also more than a religion it is a social/political/economic structure. As such Islam wants to enslave the world under it's LAW.
Islam wants the world to live under Sharia LAW which opposes much of the freedom we enjoy here in America. To that aspect of Islam yes political opposition is our recourse. Again is must be bathed with prayer.

The mistake is to try to make Islam our friends. The Koran clearly states a follower of Mohammed can not be a friend of a non believer of Islam. So we only fool ourselves when we try to make them something their religion tells them they can not be.

We are to show them Christian love, a love that shares Jesus with them. Not a love that tries to get into bed with them.
14 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 lionheart Thu 02/26/15, 7:54am 242008
  Doc,
You know me as well as anyone, Don't we as Christians and disciples of Jesus have a sworn duty to stand up and protect the weak and helpless?

In Him,
lionheart
15 Praying in tongues Note Bible general Archive 4 DocTrinsograce Wed 02/25/15, 4:00pm 242007
  Thank you, Ed.
16 Walk in a Manner Worthy... Note 1 Thess 2:12 DocTrinsograce Wed 02/25/15, 2:35pm 242006
  "The Spirit filled life should also demonstrate progressive development toward a complete Christlike character. The fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) should be developing in the life of every believer." --Dr. Gordon L. Anderson (2003)

17 Islam the religion that hates Christians Note Luke 6:28 DocTrinsograce Wed 02/25/15, 2:29pm 242005
  Dear Pastor Tim,

We have heard some references to the Scriptures relative to loving and witnessing to those who hate us. Alternatively, we have been encouraged to resolve the problem of our enemies by political actions. I would like to ask your opinion on how we bring to bear the Word of God even in our emotions.

Explaining further: I seek to act in a loving manner to those who hate me, and I make every effort to expose them to the Gospel. Nonetheless, I find a degree of animus arising, from time to time, in my emotions. To me, those feelings -- even though I do not act on them (by God's grace) -- are evidence of hatred. I know that emotions come and go... but I would like to eliminate even the feelings that are contrary to the thrust of Christ's command to "love your enemies" (Matthew 5:44a).

What advice would you offer to eliminate occasional feelings of ill will for our enemies?

In Him, Doc
18 Praying in tongues Note Bible general Archive 4 EdB Wed 02/25/15, 7:48am 242004
  Let me publicily clear a misunderstanding in my post above I used the word nemesis in referrence to my relationship with Doc. That was an unfortunate choice of a word. I meant it as I was the one that often added to Doc's responses to insure there was a theologically unbiased presentation of the various theological positions.
Doc unfortunately took to mean I was declaring him my enemy. I didn't want to be accused of being a psalm 26:19 person so I figured I should clear up this apparent misunderstanding of my use of the nemesis

While I hold Doc's theology to be an abhorrent philosophy of man and I'm sure he feels my position to be equally wrong, however I do not consider Doc to be an enemy.

Doc is not public enemy #1 to me. :-)
19 A Doctrine for Saints Note Matt 13:21 EdB Wed 02/25/15, 7:24am 242003
  I read Brown's view of Hebrews 6:4-6, he deals with it by saying scripture includes a situation that could never happen. Brown does not explain why God or the person that penned Hebrews would waste everyone's time writing about something that in Brown's opinion could never happen.

I of course believe God doesn't write about things that could never happen so I see this as a very serious warning to all that handle their salvation in a trivial manner.

Thanks for the reference, I think I will just stick to a literal reading of scripture instead of Mr Brown's opinion.
20 What is Pleasing to the Lord Note Eph 5:10 DocTrinsograce Tue 02/24/15, 5:52pm 242002
  "Unity is not something which exists, or of which you can speak, in and of itself. It is always the consequence of our belief and acceptance of this great and glorious doctrine of God who has provided in His Son the way of salvation, and who mediates it to us through the operation of the Holy Spirit. That is the basis and the nature of Christian unity. It must never be thought of except in terms of this great background, this essential doctrine." --Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

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