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Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Thank you my good brother!  (Aug 17, 2009 | post #3683)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

History tells us, that Matthew 24:2 was fulfilled; for though Titus, when he took Jerusalem, did all he could to preserve the temple, yet he could not restrain the enraged soldiers from destroying it utterly; and it was done to that degree, that Turnus Rufus ploughed up the ground on which it had stood: thus fulfilling Micah 3:12. Prophecy fulfilled. Case closed.  (Aug 16, 2009 | post #3669)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

I do not agree with that concept. The Bible is the divinely-inspired & inerrant Word of God. Were there copyist errors associated with the KJV? Yes. Did any of those errors affect the context in any way? No. Please review my previous posts on this issue.  (Aug 14, 2009 | post #3636)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Based on my understanding of judgment, I believe that they will. Of course, Christ in His infinite wisdom will make that judgment.  (Aug 14, 2009 | post #3635)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Take this verse into consideration: And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always. In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel. (Exodus 27:20-21) "For ever" in verse 21 comes from the Hebrew "owlam"; however, we know that the rituals such as this one came to an end over 2000 years ago.  (Aug 14, 2009 | post #3634)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

You sir are the biggest blow I have ever come across. You don't know nothing about me and yet you come on time and again with this attitude that you know so much about everything. You don't define "hillbilly ", you define a level of arrogance increasing exponentially each day that you live. As for putting up, I have and yet you will choose to ignore absolutely irrefutable evidence so that you can maintain your "position ". Go ahead and maintain it, but do so at your own peril. The fact that God has proven Himself & His Word through the mounds of manuscripts from which His Word is based, mounds of archeological evidence that prove the historical events of the Bible to be true, the hundreds of fulfilled prophecies that prove the Bible to be true, and the statistical analysis that prove the Bible to be true. Ignore it if you want, but it will always be there casting a shadow over your arrogant view of the world. I have put up. Disprove what I have put up or get out of the way. Go blow your hot air in another direction.  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3423)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Also, take into consideration what Paul says in Romans 2:12-16: 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Again, Paul points to the fact that within the heart of everyone God instills an instinctual knowledge of His Law. Absent of exposure to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it will be that instinctual knowledge instilled into the conscience of man that will serve as the basis for just judgment.  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3422)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

I gave you a couple of responses related to your "kill" vs. "murder" question, but they obviously weren't good enough for you. I guess us "hillbillies " over here ain't neer as smart as youns oer theeer. In response to your post about people who do not hear the Gospel when they depart this life, take into consideration what Paul says in Romans 1:18-23: 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. In verse 19, Paul contends that God makes Himself known within the heart & conscience of man. He goes on to state in verse 20 that the attributes & characteristics of God are also made manifest through His creation. Paul goes on to say that the fact that God reveals Himself in the conscience of man & in the creation He brought into existence leaves no one with an excuse that would allow them to deny Him. By the way, I don't damn anyone to Hell. I don't have that power. I don't want to see that happen to anyone. As far as my views on the LDS church, I do disagree with points of their doctrine, just like you disagree with me with regard to certain things that I post. Therefore, if you're going to take it upon yourself to judge me for that, judge yourself also. And I don't worship the Bible. I worship God the Father & His Son Jesus Christ. I walk in fellowship with the Holy Spirit each day. The Bible is one way that I commune with Christ.  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3420)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

I guess according to you folks out in Utah & up in the big city of Indianapolis, us "hillbillies " are just a bunch of poor, pathetic souls that need to be enlightened by you. It would seem that you & your enlightend pals are the bigoted & biased ones. You can keeping looking down on us if you want, and saviorself can keep putting us down as well. I am glad that God is no respecter of persons.  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3415)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Take into consideration this passage from Exodus 21:6: "Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever." The same Hebrew word "owlam" is translated "for ever" at the end of the verse. Based on your interpretation of the word, is it reasonable to think that these slaves will live forever? They are mortals, aren't they? They will die at some point in time, won't they?  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3414)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Take into consideration I Corinthians 15:33: "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners." What would you interpret that verse to say?  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3412)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Applying the Law of Common Probability serves to validate even further the authenticity of the Protestant Bible. Take into consideration the fact that there are over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament dealing with the coming of Christ, spoken centuries prior to His birth. If one were to take 17 of those prophecies that are the most easily understood & verified, the probability of one man fulfilling all 17 of those prophecies would be 1 in (4.8 x 10^32). Expand those odds to the fulfillment of 48 prophecies and the probability expands to 1 in 10^157. Again, Christ fulfilled over 300 prophecies in His first coming. If we were to try to calculate the probability associated with those odds, one could imagine how large of a number that would be! Isn't it wonderful how God proves Himself so conclusively through His Word.  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3400)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

The academic discipline of "textual criticism" assures us that the Bible translations we have today are essentially the same as the ancient Bible manuscripts, with the exception of a few inconsequential discrepancies that have been introduced over time through copyist error. We must remember that the Bible was hand-copied for hundreds of years before the invention of the first printing press. Nevertheless, the text is exceedingly well preserved. Of the approximately 20,000 lines that make up the entire New Testament, only 40 lines are in question. These 40 lines represent one quarter of one percent of the entire text and do not in any way affect the teaching and doctrine of the New Testament. Of the approximately 15,600 lines that make up Homer's Iliad, 764 lines are in question. These 764 lines represent over 5 percent of the entire text, and yet nobody seems to question the general integrity of that ancient work. One can only conclude the Bible to be better preserved than other ancient works read and accepted over the years, such as Homer, Plato and Aristotle. As for the "interpretati on of an interpolation of an oral tradition" theory, it has been found that the Bible was not changed or interpreted from the ancient source texts. Simply, as the Bible was carried from country to country, it was translated into languages that don't necessarily mirror the original languages of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. However, other than some grammatical and cultural differences, the "Bible manuscripts" are absolutely true to their original form and content, and remarkably well-preserved in their various translations. In conclusion, there is no body of ancient literature in the world which enjoys such a wealth of good textual attestation as the Old and New Testaments of the Protestant Bible. So now Hannah, how many manuscripts are available that attest to the validity of the Book of Mormon? And how is it saviorself, that this Bible that you claim is crafted can have over 5,600 original manuscripts that for all intents & purposes, hit it "dead on"?  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3398)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

My posts this morning have been in relation to the manuscript evidence that attests to the authenticity of the Protestant Bible. I am in the middle of presenting my case, so you will see the finished product in the end. I will admit that I was angry yesterday, but that was yesterday. Today I am focusing my energies in a new direction. By the way, Emma, do you view the KJV of the Holy Bible as God's divinely-inspired & inerrant Word from Him?  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3397)

Whitley City, KY

Baptist Verson of Book of Mormon

Continuing a previous post... This pales in textual comparison with the over 5,600 copies and fragments of the New Testament in the original Greek that, together, assure us that nothing's been lost. In fact, all of the New Testament except eleven minor verses can be reconstructed outside the Bible from the writings of the early church leaders in the second and third centuries AD. (Josh McDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict, pp. 50-51) More to come...  (Aug 11, 2009 | post #3395)

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