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by Homer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Born Again or Begotten Again?
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Born Again or Begotten Again?

Hi Paidion, Read the article at the link you posted. The author is Reformed or Calvinist, if you will, and his idea about being "placed as a son" would seem to dovetail with a Calvinist idea of being elected as a son and then at conversion being placed as a son: The son was always the son ( elect? )...
by Homer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Born Again or Begotten Again?
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Born Again or Begotten Again?

Hi Paidion, I do not think there is any doubt that gennao in its various uses means begotten or born. But in either case it seems we can not take it literally in reference to our becoming a Christian. Paul, in numerous places, references our "adoption as sons". How can this be if we are literally "b...
by Homer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Born Again or Begotten Again?
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Born Again or Begotten Again?

Hi Paidion, This passage would not seem to fit into your view: Titus 3:3-5 (NASB) 3. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. 4. But when the kindness of God our Savior ...
by Homer
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Born Again or Begotten Again?
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Born Again or Begotten Again?

Hi Paidion, You wrote: The Greek word is not any form of the word “τικτω”. It is “γεννηθηναι”, the aorist passive infinitive of the verb “γενναω” (I beget). It is the word found in the geneologies in Matthew 1: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. (Matthew ...
by Homer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Kingdom
Topic: Denying yourself
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Denying yourself

Darin, Are you familiar with the writings of Dallas Willard? Some put him on par with C.S. Lewis. Anyway you mentioned a book, and I would highly recommend Willard's "Spirit of the Disciplines". Chapter 10, titled "Is Poverty Spiritual?" is about 25 pages on the subject of Christians and wealth. IMO...
by Homer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Kingdom
Topic: Denying yourself
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Denying yourself

by Homer
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Abe Lincoln on the Bible
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Abe Lincoln on the Bible

In regard to the quote of Lincoln we should all have Paul's attitude: Philippians 1:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 18. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice, Our current president does and says ...
by Homer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: Charlie Manson
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Charlie Manson

Something I found of interest regarding Manson was what a phony act he was. Manson was for some time incarcerated at Pelican Bay prison near Eureka, CA. Our daughter-in-law's brother has been employed at the prison for years and knew Manson pretty well. When Manson would get on TV for an interview o...
by Homer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: The Kingdom
Topic: Are we called to sell our possessions and give to the poor?
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Are we called to sell our possessions and give to the poor?

Christ not only demands that we give freely to all who ask from us (Matt. 5:42), with such prodigality that one hand is ignorant of the other’s largesse (Matt. 6:3); he explicitly forbids storing up earthly wealth – not merely storing it up too obsessively Is giving feely to all who ask the loving ...
by Homer
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Views of Hell
Topic: Conditional Immortality & Universalism
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Conditional Immortality & Universalism

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