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Something REALLY interesting is about to happen...

By cbb1962, 11 October 2013 - * * * * * · 2,619 views
Eschatalogy (Endtimes), History
Something REALLY interesting is about to happen... This is a subject that I think everyone  will find fascinating, and not so  controversial.  ;-)


During a Lunar Eclipse the moon appears Red. I know this will be familiar to all of you:
Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood , before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Act 2:20 The sun shall be turned into...


Blind Faith vs. True Faith

By cbb1962, 09 October 2013 - - - - - - · 2,333 views
New Testament, Pauls Letters and 3 more...
The book of Acts is the “umbrella” that covers all of Paul’s writings. Any doctrine that Paul teaches should be consistent throughout Acts and Paul's letters. I believe that any true doctrine should be consistent throughout the entire Bible. My problem is not that Paul said: "we are not under the law," it is the assumption that he meant   “we are not unde...


Ravening and Grievous Wolves: #1 or #2

By cbb1962, 06 October 2013 - - - - - - · 1,043 views
Denominations and Disciplines and 1 more...
There are over 31,000 verses in the Bible, and over 38,000 different Christian denominations. More denominations than verses in the Bible - is result of the “Ravening Wolves” of Mat 7:15 and “Grievous Wolves” of Acts 20:29. That many denominations are only confusion and not of the LORD.  

With that in mind, imagine this scene up in Heaven: Two very impor...


But, Paul said...

By cbb1962, 05 October 2013 - - - - - - · 1,372 views
Whole Bible, New Testament and 3 more...
How many of us studied the entire Bible and then through careful analysis determined that Paul’s statement “we are not under the Law” was actually: “we are not under the Law of Moses ”?  No one that I have ever met has ever done this, myself included.  From the time I was able to understand what the preacher was saying, I was taught what Paul meant: “the...


When is a Lie - Not a Lie?

By cbb1962, 30 September 2013 - * - - - - · 2,181 views
Old Testament, New Testament and 1 more...
Acts 6:13-14 Some men agreed to tell lies about Stephen,  and they said, "This man keeps on saying terrible things  about this holy temple and the Law of Moses.  (14) We have heard him claim that Jesus from Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses gave us."    

These are the lies that killed Stephen.  

Did you catch that?   It...


We are not under the Law

By cbb1962, 26 September 2013 - * * - - - · 2,057 views
Old Testament, New Testament and 2 more...
If part of Jesus' plan was to teach us that "we are not under the Law, " then the following passages pose fatal problems to this doctrine:  

If "we are not under the Law" why didn't Jesus congratulate the  religious leaders or at least tell them good job?

John 7:19 Hasn't Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law!  Why do you want to ki...


Acts 15 - we can't both be right...

By cbb1962, 17 September 2013 - - - - - - · 1,220 views
Whole Bible, Old Testament and 3 more...
Thank you Peter for bringing up Acts 15 and the first Jerusalem Council.

With any online discussion it is easy for feeling to be hurt, or things to be misunderstood. Neither is my goal.

For many years, I believed exactly as you explained. Until, I was challenged about core doctrines and began studying doctrines objectively: by assuming the doctrine to b...


An axe to grind - Willful Blindness

By cbb1962, 09 September 2013 - - - - - - · 2,140 views
Whole Bible, Old Testament and 3 more...
Exegesis, letting the text determine our doctrine vs. Eisegesis, letting our doctrine determine what the text means.


Several years ago I was challenged by my then 18 year old son about some core doctrines of the Church, doctrines that transcend denominational boundaries. The things he was questioning were so foundational to the Church that I figured I...


The thin narrow line --- Exegesis vs. Eisegesis

By cbb1962, 02 September 2013 - - - - - - · 2,541 views
Old Testament, New Testament and 3 more...
All of us want our study of scripture to be God communicating his intent to us without our preconceived notions. That is exegesis, letting the text determine our doctrine. However we all have far too much religious baggage. We all tend to make preconceived assumptions about certain texts without realizing it. That is eisegesis, letting our doctrine determ...





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