Search found 2597 matches

by Homer
Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

BrotherAlan,

The scriptures are truth. Truth does not change but your Roman traditions have changed many times. How can they be truth?
by Homer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus became a life giving spirit?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Jesus became a life giving spirit?

was there a time when he was not such a spirit? It would seem to me that the likely occasion of His becoming such was at his resurrection/ascension. There is much to ponder in chapter 15; in Godet's commentary on 1 Corinthians he devotes over 125 pages to this chapter alone! Interestingly, Godet po...
by Homer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Our “spirits”?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Our “spirits”?

Hi Paidion, Paul had much to say, particularly in Romans, about the battle between the flesh and our spirit, even to the point of despair over an inability to do what he ought. The animals go by the flesh; the difference between us and animals would seem to be the spirit we have in the image of God....
by Homer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, I have no quibble with your last post, in fact I agree with it. But I do disagree that you have defined the extent of the benefits of Christ's atonement. I believe Jesus' death and resurrection had far greater effect, namely He suffered and died for the sins of all who ever lived. The sc...
by Homer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, Referring to my contention that Chist's sacrifice was efficacious you wrote: However, it may be referring to the people to whom the writer was addressing, who lived under both the Old Covenant and the New. Consider the ESV translation: Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so t...
by Homer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, It seems logical that if your belief concerning Christ's atonement is correct (i.e. His death was for the purpose of enabling us to live righteously) then His sacrifice would be of no help, or benefit, to those who lived and died prior to his death. On the other hand, if His death was a ...
by Homer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion,

Quick answer: saved from sin and its consequence, the second death. Another question. How do you see justification and regeneration as regards to the atonement?
by Homer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, You wrote: Of course, salvation is not the result of self-effort, but it is significantly related to our life style. You appear to make a distinction without a difference. I think there are three general categories: 1. We are saved by grace, works are irrelevant. 2. We are saved by grace...
by Homer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Ethics
Topic: Do We Know Better Than Jesus?
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Do We Know Better Than Jesus?

Hi Paidion,

I recall in one of his books Joachim Jeremias stated that all Jesus' remarks regarding self defense were in regard to being persecuted as a Christian. What would you say to that?
by Homer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Accountability Partners
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Accountability Partners

Having "accountability partners" is a practice being pushed where we attend church. I seem to recall some discussion about it here on the forum or perhaps it was a topic on The Narrow Path program. I wasn't able to find anything with "search". Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction. I s...

Go to advanced search