Post by sevenofnine on Mar 1, 2022 11:51:36 GMT -5
I wish I live in Riverside County the health director is spitting image of get this Doc Martin I AM SERIOUS smaller version you know what I talking about LOL! could be worst in LA county we may have Dr House version of health dept director LOL!
sevenofnine Kelly, I can't believe your state is just now letting people go without masks. Must be a relief for many of the people. At least for those the government hasn't terrified anyway.
anna Thanks for letting me know Marlene. I'll post some more then, but not all, as it's actually a small book. He did a series of short books explaining the main points of Christianity. Ok, here's more about it then:
One historic Protestant and Reformed doctrinal statement, the Westminster Confession of Faith, defines baptism this way: “Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible church, but also to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, of his engrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sins, of his giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life: which sacrament is, by Christ’s own appointment, to be continued in his church until the end of the world”. ...
Perhaps the most outstanding feature of that paragraph is the number of commas, each comma setting off a clause that indicates a particular significance of baptism. Even so, this paragraph is far from exhaustive. That is, baptism signifies even more things than those that are listed in this confessional summary.
New Testament baptism in water points to the Christian’s baptism by the Holy Spirit. Throughout the twentieth century, a major movement in the church placed great emphasis on the concept of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Charismatic and Pentecostal believers stressed the Spirit’s baptism as a second experience of grace. This was a departure from classical Christian thought, which understands the baptism of the Holy Spirit to refer to the equipping of all believers with a measure of power for ministry.....
What, then, is the baptism of the Spirit and how does it relate to water baptism? In the Old Testament, a few individuals had the charismata, charismatic gifts of grace that enabled them to perform significant tasks. ....
According to classical Christianity, the idea of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is this: Every Christian receives not only the Spirit’s work of regeneration, but also the Spirit’s empowering for participation in the ministry of the gospel. That does not mean everyone is called to be a pastor, a preacher, or an evangelist, but every Christian has been set apart and empowered by the Holy Spirit, like those seventy elders of Israel (Numbers 11:16–17). But whereas only some believers in the Old Testament received the empowerment of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, every believer in the New Testament receives it. Thus, even though there is a distinction between water baptism and Spirit baptism, one of the things the new covenant sign of baptism indicates is the participation of every believer in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a sign of Spirit baptism. ....
Finally, New Testament baptism is a sign of our death and resurrection with Christ. Baptism indicates our identification with the death of Christ; by it, we confess our faith that His death was for us, that in His atonement He paid the penalty for our sin. He was not raised from the dead simply for His own vindication, but as the New Testament teaches us, He was raised as the firstborn of many brethren (Rom. 8:29). So, the conquest of death, on behalf of all who are in Christ, is also signified by baptism.
As you can see, baptism is full of rich symbolism that points to all the things God does for us when He delivers us from our sin. The promises of God to His beloved people through Jesus Christ are on brilliant display when the sacrament of baptism is administered. These things were not part of the significance of the preparatory baptism of John the Baptist. New Testament baptism communicates all that Christ Jesus accomplished for us.
It is important to note that Paul speaks of circumcision as both a sign and a seal (Rom. 4:11), so Protestants historically have used the same language for baptism. The concept of sealing is one of the most neglected teachings of the New Testament. It tells us, for example, that everyone who is in Christ is not only reborn of the Holy Spirit and empowered for ministry, but sealed by the Spirit. Each believer receives the “earnest” of the Spirit. When a person buys a house, he is asked to put down earnest money, which constitutes his promise to pay the balance. Some people default on their promises, showing that they were not really in earnest when they put down their money. But when God makes a down payment and promises to finish the transaction, we need not worry about Him making the full payment. With this language, the New Testament is teaching that everyone who is born again and receives the Holy Spirit has God’s promise that He will do the rest. We are sealed for full salvation. ....
The Spirit is God’s brand upon the sheep of His flock. Thus, the incredible promise of God of salvation to all who believe is conveyed by the God who never goes back on His word.
Sproul, R. C., What Is Baptism?, The Crucial Questions Series.
I didn't want to post any more as I was concerned it would get too long. The book has 69 pages. I just tried to pick out the main parts of each chapter.
I hope everyone knows that when I share something from the Bible, or an article or sermon someone else wrote, it's not because I know all there is to know about the subject, and it's not because I think other people don't know enough about the subject. It's quite simply because I love learning about the Lord and His Word, and I like to share what I've been learning. Note that it's things I'm learning, not things I know and have perfected. Actually, I haven't perfected anything! Anyway, I share things like this in hope that someone else will enjoy it like I do, or in some cases I share what I do in the hopes that it will help someone else like it's helped me.
I don't think of you like a know it all, I think of you like a librarian that has a library of books and has a willingness to look up information and is able to present the truth. It seems that over the years that you have always had a willingness to look up truth for someone or write out truth and I think few people are able to do that, and I know you do not physcially feel well yet you still over the years have been able to be faithful to others in that way. I almost always am able on my own to get information on something I do not understand in the Bible. I think that J C Sproul explained well about water baptism though baptism of the holy spirit is explained well in the Bible scriptures.
Thanks Marlene. Yes, I love to answer people's questions about the Bible. Not because I know the answers, but the opposite...because I love to discover the answers. It's my favorite thing to do!
Kelly, I think it's more because some people are very afraid of dying; and so they are afraid of going out and not wearing a mask and of others not wearing masks. It's a shame really, because if they really knew the Lord, they wouldn't have any reason to fear death anymore. It makes me want to tell everyone about Him so they won't have to live in fear anymore. Maybe I'll start posting this scripture on facebook every day or something...maybe that will get folks to check Jesus out... “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Hebrews 2:14–15) hmm.. I guess I'll have to state first that it's speaking about Jesus though, huh?
Post by sevenofnine on Mar 2, 2022 11:25:05 GMT -5
I bought a book from TCM library Called Cathoic in Hollywood talk about Hayes office Jews in Hollywood and stuff
What annoyed Jack Warner get this on Ash Wednesday all Cathoics at Warner bros "disappear" for good hour for Ash Wednesday mass he couldn't find Loretta Young, Jimmy Cagney, Pat O'brien they were at local Cathoic church near Burbank
Lot of studio engineer so Jack decided okay half a day go to Church get your behind back to the studio LOL!
Acme Book Shop Proprietress: You begin to interest me, vaguely=The Big Sleep
Ok, this is just weird. I pay for us to use my domain name (fresh hope) yearly. I even checked my check registers and they show me paying it yearly. But here, this is what it says now:
fresh-hope.com Active Apr 20, 2026 at 9:25pm
So.....apparently I'm paid up until April 20th, 2026. But have no idea how it happened! However, if you show up here on the 20th or 21st and the fresh hope link doesn't work anymore, check back in the afternoon as that means I just have to feed them some more money
Post by sevenofnine on Mar 3, 2022 13:29:38 GMT -5
OH Chapman university which is OC Christian college has distance from Trump conspiracy lawyer John Easterman over January 6 You knew about Trump might be investigate for criminal conspiracy on January 6 riots?
Well this tick off CHapman unierstiy graduates why guy was in head of law school they not happy happy let me tell you LOL!
Only thing I know about Chapman univesrity is archives of Huell Howser California gold just google Huell howser on you tube you could see old episode of him on KCET 28.1 here in SO CAL Still
Acme Book Shop Proprietress: You begin to interest me, vaguely=The Big Sleep
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Ang: I thought I had an account under "Ang" (I think since 2015) but then when this forum switched to ProBoards I lost access. :( Been awhile. So finally made a new account. What happened? However, maybe it was another Christian forum that I lost the url to.
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Cindy: I praise You, O God, for Your mighty acts, Your excellent greatness, and Your holy character. You are eternal, sovereign Lord and King of all creation. There are no other gods before You!
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Cindy: Not all the blood of beasts on Jewish altars slain; Could give the guilty conscience peace, or wash away the stain. But Christ, the heav’nly Lamb, takes all our sins away; A sacrifice of nobler name and richer blood than they.—Isaac Watts
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Cindy: I am a servant of the God of heaven; my business is to persuade sinners to repentance. I am commanded to do my endeavors to turn men, women, and children, from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. The pilgrim's progress
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