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Salvation By Baptism?

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Of all the stumbling blocks that confuse men regarding the way of salvation, baptism is near the top of the list.

It is difficult to find a religious denomination that does not teach some form of baptismal regeneration. Or to put it another way, salvation that is linked, in some way, to the practice of water baptism. Regardless of whether one is sprinkled with water or immersed beneath it, it is popularly taught that this ritual is a major component of salvation.

The problem for all these groups is that the Bible doesn’t actual teach this.

Baptism has no relationship to salvation.

Nor does it have any effectiveness to cleanse from sin.

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Offended by a Word

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“For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.”      (Isaiah 29: 30-21)

Talk about an Old Testament scenario repeating itself in modern times. This verse is an incredible condemnation of our own American culture.

It’s Deja Vu, all over again.

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To Know God “Personally”

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Last week, I was listening to a Catholic apologist on the radio. He was speaking about how Pope Benedict stressed, along with others within Catholic leadership, the importance of “having a personal relationship with God”.

Now, many will hear this and think nothing out of the ordinary about this. As if this is just something normal for Catholicism to teach.

But this really surprised me.

It is important to understand that the man who was speaking on the radio, had been an Evangelical before he converted to Catholicism. He has been a Catholic now for 22 years.

He also claimed that Catholicism offered “a more direct way to God”. Than supposedly the Evangelical or Fundamental route.

Again, this got my attention.

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Bigfoot Thoughts

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Back when I first started this blog, I mentioned the desire to discuss a wide variety of topics. Such as the Paranormal field, UFOs, and, my personal favorite, Sasquatch.

And to deal with these subjects from a specifically Christian perspective.

Now, many people who come to this sight might have no interest in these topics. Or may think that I should not have any interest in these topics. As if Christians should not think about or discuss such trivial things.

Or that, by discussing this stuff, the Christian message loses credibility. As if to say, that believing in Bigfoot is just foolishness; like believing in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

To which I must reply, What do you mean there’s no Santa Claus?! And are you telling me there is no Easter Bunny?!
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Just a note to anyone who has made a comment over the last month or so. Have been having issues with nothing showing up on my end. Not sure how to fix that. But will keep trying. Just want everyone to know that your comments weren’t ignored! They just weren’t reaching me. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Doug

America in the Last Days

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God commanded nations and peoples to spread out across the whole earth.

This plan was established in the beginning. According to the Genesis record of God and His dealings with men. So that men would spread out and live happily within “the bounds of their habitation.” (Acts 17:26)

No nation or people has ever existed outside of the influence of God.

Meaning, that every nation knows what is right and what is wrong. This has always been the case. Even with those tribes that have existed in the most remote corners of the world.

But this is not a popular belief.

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Perfect Preservation: Part 4 – Conclusion

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There are groups of dedicated believers who teach that a translation, specifically the King James Version, is Inspired. Yet, the Bible does not teach that Inspiration applies to a Translation. Of all the good that should be said of the King James Bible, and so much can, it was not Inspired.

However, I believe no other Translation is as accurate as the King James. I also love it and am grateful for the amazing process that God used to give it to the English-speaking peoples. And there is no other Translation that I would recommend for a person to read.

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Perfect Preservation: Part 3 – Thoughts or Words?

 

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If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

The church must be warned about the teaching of Thought Preservation.

This is an error that has been consistently pushed within both Evangelical and Fundamental universities which rejects the doctrine of the word-for-word preservation of scripture.

This thinking promotes the belief that perfect, word-for-word inspiration took place in the originals (the autographs); while also claiming that those same, exact words were lost in the copies.

It also promotes the idea that only God’s thoughts were preserved in the copies! Some say that the “essence of truth” has been preserved — but not the words.

Which means, that the Lord was only concerned with Preserving His actual written words, and punctuation in the originals.

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The Valley of Shadows

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Nothing can bring us to our knees like a season of pain.

This is the place where romanticism ends and realism begins.

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