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by Theophilus
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Is The Holy Spirit God's Grace?
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: Is The Holy Spirit God's Grace?

That's a good point about ministering angels being part of God's grace. Focusing on unmerited favor, that is something that is given to you that you do not have a right to. In the context of our ultimate salvation or redemption, the something that is given to us is the Spirit of Christ. At the cente...
by Theophilus
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Is The Holy Spirit God's Grace?
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Is The Holy Spirit God's Grace?

Is it proper to think of the Holy Spirit as God's grace? The Holy Spirit is our seal or ernest until our redemption and is how we are in Christ. The concept of God's grace in our lives seems to be His very presence. Without Him, there is no life. The Greek word charismata is translated as gift of gr...
by Theophilus
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus is Lord Translator Note
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Jesus is Lord Translator Note

While reading through Romans 10 in the NET Bible, http://net.bible.org/, I came across the translator note below that suggests Jesus is "the Lord", that is, Yahweh. I was wondering what other people thought about that. In discussions with other believers, I've heard some think the Trinity is Yahweh,...
by Theophilus
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Being led by God?
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: Being led by God?

Hi Sean, As The Good Father, I think God is interested in something as big as a house purchase. If He doesn't make His will known to you in prayer, He may make it known to you through other people (believers and unbelievers) or maybe your circumstances. Sometimes the answer comes in unexpected place...
by Theophilus
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: The Gospels
Topic: Luke 17:6 ("Faith like a mustard seed")
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Luke 17:6 ("Faith like a mustard seed")

I can follow your line of reasoning on that, especially since Jesus followed up his statements on the mustard seed with the duty of servants. Jesus may be saying to the disciples that they don't have any real faith, yet. The disciples say, "Increase our faith", and I guess they are assuming they alr...
by Theophilus
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: What is "Prayer"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2783

Re: What is "Prayer"?

The Greek word for prayer in Phil 4:6 is proseuche <4335> whereas the Greek word for ask in James 4:2 is aiteo <154>. This link says the English word for prayer has Latin roots. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=pray&searchmode=none And Wikipedia mentions, "From classical times, it was used...
by Theophilus
Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Job's Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Job's Faith

Yeah, sometimes the book of Job makes you go, huh? Here are two new things I heard recently: 1. The word 'curse' is actually bless (barak) in the Hebrew but gets translated as curse because it would lose its force with a direct translation. Job 1 11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he...
by Theophilus
Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Job's Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Job's Faith

I recently sat under some teaching from the book of Job and began to think about Job's faith. Here are a couple of observations. God previously had "put a hedge around him", but then allowed that hedge to shrink to the man, Job. Job 1 9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?" Satan replied. 10 "Have you no...
by Theophilus
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Evolution is compatible with Christianity
Replies: 42
Views: 24106

Re: Evolution is compatible with Christianity

I was listening to Steve's Verse-By-Verse teaching in Romans (rom04.mp3) and he mentioned that Darwin made reference to God in the conclusion to The Origin of Species. Below are excerpts from the final two paragraphs. Previously, I had not heard that Darwin was a deist. Darwin was still short of Bib...
by Theophilus
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is the New Jerusalem Bible a Reliable Translation?
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Is the New Jerusalem Bible a Reliable Translation?

Is the New Jerusalem Bible a reliable translation? I like the use of Yahweh better than LORD. Also, some of the scriptures I have read seem to be clearer than other translations. In some of Steve's lectures, he has referred to the Jerusalem Bible, not the New Jerusalem Bible. I read this is the most...

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