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Fred Whaley's Liberal Slant--Part 3

October 19 2011, 11:47 PM 

Fred's responses to the following items are bolded or underscored:
  • 5. Grace is a constant topic; [Fred says: "Yes isn't this terrible"]

    Dr. Bill Crump has already responded to Fred's opinion -- cf. "Does Fred's church need to be quarantined?" (October 14 2011, 4:24 PM):

    Many believe that they are saved by "grace" alone and that's all--no repentance, no confession, no baptism, no obedience; all you have to do is "invite Jesus into your heart as your personal Savior" and BAM--you're "saved." That's what the original article meant by "grace" being a constant topic in the "changed" churches. True Christians believe that Christ imparts His grace of salvation unto us when we obey His commandments.

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Re: Fred Whaley's Liberal Slant--Part 3

October 20 2011, 6:09 PM 

Why would grace not be a constant topic? It's a gift from God. I'm leary of a Church that would shun grace. Can you preach too much about grace? Can you ever thank God enough for His grace? Is grace to be only whispered about in Church?

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Re: Fred Whaley's Liberal Slant--Part 3

October 20 2011, 8:56 PM 

No one will disagree with you there. Yes, we should talk about God's grace, but not only His grace, but also His love and mercy and kindness--constantly; etc.; etc.

Believe me. The church teaches about God's grace. That's why we emphasize God's plan of salvation for mankind. For in that plan and because of God's grace, He sent His Son who suffered and died for man. And God's plan instructs man how to have access to that grace, be saved and become His child.

Grace has been offered (is available) to everyone. Does everyone need it? Yes! Does everyone want it? NO. And that should explain why not everyone is saved in as much as God wants all men to repent and be saved.

So, in essence, God's grace is God's part. No man can change that. One can preach about God's grace constantly -- and there is nothing wrong with that at all. But the problem is when man tinkers with what belongs to God -- His grace -- for it is not broken.

Now, man's part. If God did not allow man either to accept His grace or to reject it, but just automatically gave it to everyone (like or not), then, logically speaking, all people would be saved. Is that the case? Of course, not.

Man must do his part -- be taught of God's grace, love and mercy; believe in God's Son, repent and be immersed with Christ in baptism IN ORDER TO HAVE ALL HIS PAST SINS REMITTED in the blood and be resurrected with Him to begin newness of life. Man is now a Christian and is admonished to continue that faith and be obedient to God's command and remain faithful to the end.

The change agents have God's grace confused with the famous biblical question: "How can I obtain God's grace; what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30).

God's grace is there -- it is offered to everyone. Does it mean that all the billions of people in the world have received God's grace? I think not.

So, it is never God's fault that His grace is available. It is really man's freewill to accept it or reject it. But the Bible is clear and specific about how to receive that grace.

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Because he can't define grace

October 20 2011, 6:44 PM 

To the musicators, GRACE (Charis) was blue-eyed blond musical prostitutes in a brown-eyed world. They are also the musics (prostitutes) or Abaddon's musical worship team in Revelation 18. They are the "locusts" in John's term for anyone who read the literature of the time.

Grace or Charis in a musical-erotic sense "giving favors to another man."

The Bible reveals the ANTITHESIS which is NEVER the grace-centered concept of "we gonna sin and grace gonna cover us."

GRACE like WORD is another name for Jesus whom God made to be both Lord and Christ. The true GRACE is neither a religioous performer or a gender-confused male performer: Grace is.

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Grace is Christ's power to be conformed to His will. To appeal to "grace" to let you violate the Bible, recorded history and deliberately sow discord means that you are not bright enough to be a disciple of Christ.

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The Graces of the PAGAN Thesis of Grace

October 20 2011, 9:31 PM 

The context is Paul's rejecting the Jews demand that people be circumcised and keep the law of Moses to be fit for baptism.

The Law as distorted by the Monarchy regulated the Civil-Military-Clergy complex.

Instead, Grace as the name for Jesus as well as the Christian System came as a Divine favor (Grace).

It did not come from either the Jews or Gentiles. Those working really hard to BRING PEOPLE INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD are REPUDIATING Grace which came only through Jesus Christ: "Command them to teach what I have commanded to be taught."

In the Bible Grace is the power to MOVE OUT of the Charis or Charismatic worship of the Pagans.

Grace in the Greek and Neo-Pagan worship centers ANYTIME there are people performing musical or other rituals thinking that the power (chara) comes from THEM.

Kharis includes:

2. esp. in erotic sense, of favours granted (v. kharizomai 1.3), alokhou kharin idein Il.11.243, cf. A.Ag.1206: more freq. in pl., X.Hier.1.34, 7.6, etc.; bia d' epraxas kharitas peisas korn; Trag.Adesp.402; in full, kharites aphrodisin ertn

IV. gratification, delight, tinos in or from a thing, sumposiou Pi. O.7.5; wikas Id.O.10(11).78; hupnou kh. E.Or.159 (lyr.); even kh. gon Id.Supp.79 (lyr.); also concrete, of things, a delight, Pi.I.2.19 (pl.); tan botrud Dionusou kh. oinas E.Ba.535 (lyr.),

V. daimonn kharis homage due to them, their worship, majesty, A.Ag. 182 (lyr.); athiktn kh. ib.371 (lyr.); horkn E.Med.439 (lyr.).

The Levite (pattern) performed as SOOTHSAYERS with instrumental accompaniment
The "fruits" or speakers, singers and instrument pllayers performed as SORCERERS with instrumental accompaniment.

Of the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai Paul associated it with DEMON worship.

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Get a Hobby That Will interest You

October 21 2011, 12:27 AM 

Donnie said "Song leading is quite simple. One can start the pitch of the song. He can actually sit down and sing with the congregation, and he can prepare to start the pitch of another song."

If, as you say, it is that simple, then why doesn't he sit down and sing with the congregation? When have you been to a service where this happened? You haven't....that is why. But you can rationalize your traditional song leader as he pumps his hand back and forth to get people in the 4/4 time and as he uses his pitch pipe to get the melody note at the perfect pitch so the basses will not be too low and the sopranos don't have to get too then you will put down the praise team and worship leader because YOU feel it is holy entertainment...instead of the worthy praise that God accepts more than the contemporary show time.

So stick your nose up in the air Donnie because the worship leader doesn't behave as you want, but know this....You do NOT know anyone's heart but your own. That smug attitude will get you into trouble with God quicker than anything that you can ever do.
So creep on over to the contemporary service so you can come back here and tell us what you believe isn't right with their service. Sooner or later Donnie it will come back and bite you.

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good point

October 21 2011, 2:23 PM 

The question should always be "WHAT IS?" without being legalistic and whining "Is this a salvation issue?" If not, don't bother the elders.

"The McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia not only speaks, in general terms, of 'heresy largely pervading the church and making rapid headway' at that very time, but it specifies 'the appointment of singers as a distinct class of officers in the church' with 'the consequent introduction of profane music'; and why should not instrumental music have been introduced if the carnal wishes of the people called for it" (Kurfees, M. C., Instrumental Music in Worship, p. 123)

"They were taught the doctrines concerning God, creation, providence, sacred history, the fall, the incarnation, the resurrection, and future rewards and punishments. Their books were portions of the Bible...

When the ecclesiastical spirit overcame the apostolic and Gospel teaching,
the study of the Bible was
largely displaced by ritual ceremonies and priestly confessionals.

A few faithful continued to teach the Bible, as the Waldenses and the Lollards." (Shaff-Herzog Religious Ency. , Sunday schools, p. 159).

This urge for "play" or drama is the evidence of lostness which can be somewhat relieved by pretending a form of worship to replace the never-realized goals of a few minor gods:

"It is symptomatic of structures that have lost their elasticity, becoming too rigid to accommodate further development,

to intensify the semantics of self-reference as a sort of final act of self-reassurance.

The patterns of self-reference by drama to drama as we see them in The Bacchae of Euripides reflect a crisis in the very genre of tragedy, in the context of drastic changes in Athenian society toward the end of the fifth century; the prospect is one of abrupt confrontation and loss." -- Nagy, Pindar's Homer p. 388

Did you notice that no theologian even at the peak of their incompetency can grassp: "What is a Disciple?" "To whom are we discipled?" "What kind of assembly does a student attend?" "What is their textbook?"

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Re: Quarantine the "Changers" to Save Our Children (by E. Claude Gardner)

October 25 2011, 1:23 PM 

Ken asked "What kind of assembly does a student attend?

I know....
I know....

Church in the wilderness?

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