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VA Supreme Court Refuses to Reconsider Church Property Ruling

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“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#63 Dec 28, 2010
Think Again wrote:
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Thanks for the link and the response.
There is evidence in Acts that early Christians were worshiping on the first day of the week (Sunday). So I do not think this is extra biblical.
Acts 20:7
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.

They had a meal and Paul spoke before he left, this is not a service.

Act 2:44-46 tells us that the church in Jerusalem met every day in the temple courts and gathered to break bread together in private homes.
"All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,"

They ate every day together, again not a service and NOT the Sabbath.

It seems the canon of Scripture was decided well before any councils were convened. The Muratorian Canon, which was compiled in A.D. 170 and included all of the New Testament books except Hebrews, James, and 3 John.
The later councils did add a few books but the majority of these books were settled long before.
Personally, I am still undecided about celebrating Christmas. There seem to be many reasons not to celebrate on the 25th of December. Scripture is silent on the actual birth date of Jesus but the details point to His birth being another time of year.
Jesus was born in August.

The only thing the romans got right was Mary's conception, in December.

Could you explain why the Bible of the 1700's had more book in it then the Bible's today?

I wonder what 'spirit' influenced those who rewrote Scripture....

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#64 Dec 28, 2010
Some of my responses are within your post.....

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#65 Dec 28, 2010
Think Again wrote:
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I would add as well that throughout history God has used many people to accomplish His will. It is entirely within the realm of feasibility that God would use the head of the Roman Empire to accomplish the collection of the canon.
Your god even took away the 'free will' of Pharaoh and then punished the Pharaoh, his people and their animals for doing what your god compelled him to do. Do you call that a 'loving god'?

Of course, Ha-Satan "the accuser" or "the adversary” could have done it. Ha-Satan could have 'inspired' the Emperor Constantine to order The Bible's creation.

The Accuser is after all God's Minister of Quality Control and has been given the power to test God's people for 'purity' and God's creation for remaining 'true' to its purpose. He really isn't that bad; however his job is so misunderstood. You have to think of Ha-Satan as a lawyer or 'Advocate' working for God.

In the Book of Job, Ha-Satan is a member of the Heavenly Court and one of “the sons of God” who is both subservient and obedient to God. He clearly has a 'divine mission' and God uses him to accomplish His ends. Have you ever consider the concept that Ha-Satan is 'inspired' to do his job by the Holy Spirit. I have and find great merit in the concept based on the facts as we know them.
Think Again

Raeford, NC

#66 Dec 28, 2010
MiddleWay wrote:
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Jesus was born in August.
The only thing the romans got right was Mary's conception, in December.
Could you explain why the Bible of the 1700's had more book in it then the Bible's today?
I wonder what 'spirit' influenced those who rewrote Scripture....
What books are missing? The Apocrypha?

Was the text rewritten or retranslated based on newer textual finds?

“For this reason...”

Since: Feb 10

Marriage = Man + Woman 4 Life

#67 Dec 28, 2010
T McCabe wrote:
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Ha-Satan could have 'inspired' the Emperor Constantine to order The Bible's creation.
Or "Ha-Satan" could be 'inspiring' you for that matter.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#68 Dec 29, 2010
Think Again wrote:
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What books are missing? The Apocrypha?
Was the text rewritten or retranslated based on newer textual finds?
I asked you, surely you can learn something on your own.

It's an easy task.

Learning on one's own makes one think, perhaps it's time to 'think again'.........
Think Again

Raeford, NC

#69 Dec 29, 2010
MiddleWay wrote:
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I asked you, surely you can learn something on your own.
It's an easy task.
Learning on one's own makes one think, perhaps it's time to 'think again'.........
I have learned a lot on my own. If you are speaking of the Apocrypha, then I will answer. If you are speaking of some other unknown books then I need to know which ones.

I haven't asked you to do anything for me. I asked a question for clarification. Perhaps you should learn how to converse outside of your drive by attack posts.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#70 Dec 29, 2010
Think Again wrote:
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I have learned a lot on my own. If you are speaking of the Apocrypha, then I will answer. If you are speaking of some other unknown books then I need to know which ones.
I haven't asked you to do anything for me. I asked a question for clarification. Perhaps you should learn how to converse outside of your drive by attack posts.
LOL!

Whatever.

The question remains yours:

Why are the number of books of the Bible different in 1700 and now?

Tick tick tick..........
Think Again

Raeford, NC

#71 Dec 29, 2010
MiddleWay wrote:
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LOL!
Whatever.
The question remains yours:
Why are the number of books of the Bible different in 1700 and now?
Tick tick tick..........
The newer versions do not contain the Apocrypha. You can still buy a Bible that contains these books if you are so inclined.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#72 Dec 29, 2010
WotMeWorry wrote:
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Or "Ha-Satan" could be 'inspiring' you for that matter.
I like to think that I am part of the Holy Spirit's Quality Control Team.

The Holy Spirit has full power over the church and the communion of saints until Christ Jesus returns as Christ the King and the Lord of Judgement Day.

Thanks be to God!

“For this reason...”

Since: Feb 10

Marriage = Man + Woman 4 Life

#73 Dec 29, 2010
T McCabe wrote:
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I like to think that I am part of the Holy Spirit's Quality Control Team.
Yes, I know that you would *like* to think that.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#74 Dec 30, 2010
Think Again wrote:
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The newer versions do not contain the Apocrypha. You can still buy a Bible that contains these books if you are so inclined.
WRONG.

I'll make it easier for you. Let's start with one you can easily search.

The Bible of the 1300's had more books than the bible of the 1700's.

Why?

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#75 Dec 30, 2010
WotMeWorry wrote:
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Yes, I know that you would *like* to think that.
Dear Sweet Alfred, I am inspired by the Holy Spirit to confront idolatry passing itself off as 'Christian' practice whenever I see it.

Here I stand, I can do no other!

“For this reason...”

Since: Feb 10

Marriage = Man + Woman 4 Life

#76 Dec 30, 2010
T McCabe wrote:
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Dear Sweet Alfred, I am inspired by the Holy Spirit to confront idolatry passing itself off as 'Christian' practice whenever I see it.
Here I stand, I can do no other!
How great thou art.

All hail McCabe

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