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by ttoews
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Jac, I am hoping to soon post a second partial response to your last long post, but I am far from having absolute certainty wrt that matter...so here's a response to your last (shorter) post You cannot say, "Well, in modern English, the idea of faith is uncertain, and because people use 'to believe'...
by ttoews
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

hey Jac...please allow me to deal with this a bit at a time...I had said: ....so you can imagine my surprise when you quoted the above passage from TWOT with approval. Can I presume that you now agree with my view that the meaning of "believe" as used today includes the concept of something that is ...
by ttoews
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

sorry this took so long... Hi Jac, here again is the quote from TWOT that you would like to focus upon: This very important concept in biblical doctrine girves clear evidence of the biblical meaning of "faith" in contradistinction to the many popular concepts of the term. At the heart of the meaning...
by ttoews
Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Jac3510 wrote:....Have at it.
thanks for the clarifications...I suspect it'll be a week before I can have at it.. but hopefully it'll be worth the wait.
cheers
by ttoews
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Jac, it appears to me that your argument runs (as you have presented it) as follows: 1) A lexicon presents factual statements as to the meanings of words, therefore the TWOT must be correct/must be free from opinion wrt the meaning of "believe/aman" 2) according to the TWOT the OT concept of belief ...
by ttoews
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Jac, at your request I will comment on the bit from the TWOT. And so as not to rely to heavily on Waterhouse, the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (TWOT), edited by Archer (Moody Press, 1980) defines aman as "to confirm, support, uphold (qual); to be established, be faithful (niphal); to be...
by ttoews
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Jac, it has been a while since we recognized a need to look at the greek for "believe" and so I would like to put the matter in its context. You assert that "to believe" as Jesus used the term means to possess absolute certainty wrt a thing. As such, one cannot believe with reservations, for if one ...
by ttoews
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

FFC wrote: How about this, teachings may be a part of it but not necessarily all of it. I'm also beginning to see that fruit means differnt things in different scripture passages.
works for me.
by ttoews
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

FFC, it seems that I miss a day or two and all of a sudden I am several pages behind....I thought I would take the time to comment on this of yours: Mat 12:33 ¶ Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit. ...
by ttoews
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Jac3510 wrote:ttoews,

..... Most specifically, I was invited to speak at a regional GES conference late in September,...
congrats...even tho' I have no idea what GES stands for....God's Elite Squad, perhaps?
by ttoews
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Byblos, your explanation works for me...I just wouldn't use the word "objective".
.... frankly, I'm still in the processing of working it out myself.
aren't we all...not only do I see dimly, but sometimes I am quite dim.


God Bless,

Byblos.
you too.
by ttoews
Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Precisely. One needs to differentiate between the objective assurance offered by the word of God and the subjective assurance of such when looking into one's heart. They are not mutually exclusive; on the contrary, one needs the objective assurance to negate some of the doubt that creeps in due to ...
by ttoews
Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Puritan Lad's Response
Replies: 271
Views: 39149

Hope this helps if I understood your question correctly. sorry, I wasn't very clear. I should have said that it appears that you have the decision to create "Bob" coming before the decision to elect "Bob" as opposed to those being concurrent decisions w/i the mind of God. Actually, I have election ...
by ttoews
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Puritan Lad's Response
Replies: 271
Views: 39149

2.) Either God elects unconditionally (not of works), or He elects based on a “deep foreknowledge” of our actions, works, choices, etc. It's one or the other B.W. It cannot be both. PL, I note that you have creation and election occurring "sequentially". The way you say it, it sounds as if God fir...
by ttoews
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: "Seven Reasons NOT to Ask Jesus into Your Heart"
Replies: 274
Views: 49875

Maybe we should have testimony night? Everyone post a brief on how they became saved and realized it as fact. I grew up in a Christian home...was so young when I came to trust Jesus that I can't remember the day... ttoews - are you looking for a formula, method, that easily explains how one believe...