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by backwoodsman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Book Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Book Suggestions

"The Pilgrim Church" by E. H. Broadbent is still at the top of my list. https://theos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=54793#p54793 It's not hard to find a hard copy online, and it can be downloaded from several sites: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks10/1000351h.html http://paulanorman.com/pdf/PilgrimChurch/...
by backwoodsman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: "Being in the form (morphe) of God" Philippians 2:6
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: "Being in the form (morphe) of God" Philippians 2:6

According to the Online Bible Program's Greek lexicon, the Greek word μορφη (usually translated as "form") refers to: 1) the form by which a person or thing strikes the vision 2) external appearance That's Thayer's definition. He's generally good, but in this case clearly incomplete. I think it's c...
by backwoodsman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: "Being in the form (morphe) of God" Philippians 2:6
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: "Being in the form (morphe) of God" Philippians 2:6

Paidion wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:14 pm
The word seems to refer to the outward appearance.
Robertson says it "means the essential attributes as shown in the form."

Abbott-Smith says it can mean 'character'.

Mounce says it can mean 'nature'.

So it seems it can (and does, in this case) mean a lot more than just outward appearance.
by backwoodsman
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Love and the Trinity
Replies: 87
Views: 28457

Re: Love and the Trinity

The social trinity and a proof based on love seems really desperate to me. But, it begs two questions. First, if God can’t be complete without expressing His love in eternity, then what do you do when considering that the greatest expression of love is to lay down your life for another — that didn’...
by backwoodsman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: New Forum
Topic: No longer receiving email notifications
Replies: 0
Views: 1331

No longer receiving email notifications

The forum has stopped sending me email notifications of replies, etc. I'm not sure exactly when it started, but it's been some time, probably at least 6 months ago. It still has my correct email address. Is anyone else having this problem?
by backwoodsman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Eschatology
Topic: Mark of the Beast
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Mark of the Beast

Focusedman, this looks to me like more or less standard Seventh Day Adventist beliefs. If you were interested in discussing those points in light of the Bible, I'm sure you'd find some good discussion here. But looking over your past posts, it's pretty clear you're just here to preach your views, an...
by backwoodsman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Esoteric study
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Esoteric study

For Jesus said “Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you”. That's from the Gospel of Thomas. Nothing like it is ever stated in the Bible, and it seems much closer to gnosticism than to anything the Bible says Jesus said. So it's not reasonable to believe Jesus ever said it. Th...
by backwoodsman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Born Again or Begotten Again?
Replies: 17
Views: 2374

Re: Born Again or Begotten Again?

"Adoption as sons" is a poor translation of "υιοθεσια" (huiothesia). The word ought to be translated as the "placing as sons." Could you please provide your source for this? I checked several Greek references (Robertson, Nicoll, Alford, and Zodhiates), and none support it; all say 'adoption' is cor...
by backwoodsman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: John 8:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1801

Re: John 8:58

Also, doesn't verse 54 directly equate, from the mouth of Jesus, the Father and God? And so the popular Trinitarian interpretation of 58 would be that Jesus is saying that he is the Father? Lends more to Modelism it seems. In v54 He says the Father is God. In v58, according to Robertson, Vincent, a...
by backwoodsman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures

CThomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Hey, does anyone know if Steve’s two-hour segment on secular radio yesterday is or will be posted somewhere?
This should work:
http://shows.zbsradio.com/20190415/4114f9cd966ee26.mp3

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