Dr. Tim wrote: The Waldenses baptized by immersion prior to the Reformation. â€śEquivocationâ€ť is a fine word when used correctly, which in your post, Neil, it was not. The nearest equivalent idiomatic expression would be â€śbeating around the bush.â€ť I have a ton of faults, but beating around the bush generally isnâ€™t one of them.
Equivocation: "The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead." Maybe you don't intend it, but that's the effect.
And Immersion (mode) isn't my point; Credobaptism (subject) is. Even E. Orthodox baptize by immersion. I would like to see documentary evidence of Waldensian Credobaptism from sources not having an ax to grind (namely, Baptists). And even if you're right, it only proves it dates back to the 12th Century at the earliest (i.e. Peter Waldo's lifetime).
Pretty shaky to split a denomination over, which is what Landmarkists did to Southern Baptists back in the 1850s. As if there wasn't enough division already.
The Waldenses baptized by immersion prior to the Reformation. â€śEquivocationâ€ť is a fine word when used correctly, which in your post, Neil, it was not. The nearest equivalent idiomatic expression would be â€śbeating around the bush.â€ť I have a ton of faults, but beating around the bush generally isnâ€™t one of them.
PolitiFact wrote: .... Finally, there is also some truth to Klobucharâ€™s statement about the adverse effects of negative rhetoric. After studying the pattern and seasonality in the FBI data, the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that "hate crimes have increased in every presidential election year since national FBI recordkeeping began in the early 1990s." In 2016, the spike also corresponded with the election month of November. Levin said that hate crimes fluctuate more than usual around "catalytic, emotionally-charged events, terrorist attacks, and conflictual elections." "Weâ€™ve seen that hate crimes have increased not only around all elections, but Brexit as well in the UK. Thatâ€™s a lesson for all of us to maybe tone down the rhetoric," Levin said.
excerpt from, "Explaining the numbers behind the rise in reported hate crimes"
It probably would be even better if the Indiana attorney general did pay more attention to the living, while they are still aliveâť—
The names of those pastors polled should be fully disclosed to the consuming public. And its noteworthy that those pastors who are the most "educated" are the ones who are most accepting of same-sex marriage. Which proves Paul assertion that "Professing to be wise, they became fools."
Jesus did bare the sins of many in His flesh, which doesnâ€™t exclude any who will believe, but not all people will believe. Therefore, His death only bares the sins of those who believe and not those who donâ€™t.
""Islamist terrorist groups causing havoc in northern Nigeria are set on "killing Christians" and "destroying Christianity", a bishop has warned.""
Satan's followers the Muslims will NEVER destroy Christianity - GOD's witness on earth.
Many have tried but GOD has prevented them.
GOD states::- 2Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;" Amen!
I wouldnâ€™t put it past the possibility of regents, faculty and administrators are all in cahoots with China and Saudi Arabia. Perhaps the payments are for working for these countries intelligence agencies.
""In the most recent survey, 24% of pastors say they see nothing wrong with two people of the same gender getting married""
In many churches today you find that they are under the satanic Liberalist worldly religion. Oh and they are P.C.
These are the religious reprobates who call themselves "christian?"
They have long since demonstrated that they do not believe the Bible. - Except the nice bits!!
Their religious ideology is worldly.
The Reformers came up with the expressions of "Visible church" - And "Invisible church"
So its no surprise that many church-goers are not real Christians. And as far as they are concerned the NEW definition of sin is whatever the person decides it to be.
Repentance of sin is no longer applicable to their doctrine. They are "nice" people whom their god just loves to bits because of all the good works they do.
The "Elect" are entirely different! - Thanks be to God. Amen.
Matt 22:12 .... Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen."
Joseph D. Harder, Ph.D. wrote: ...reconstructionists follow the presuppositionalism of Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987), a professor at Westminster Theological Society, although Van Til himself had nothing to do with reconstructionism. Van Til taught that epistemologically, there is no neutral ground. All thought is based on presuppositionsâ€”foundational assumptionsâ€”and genuine discourse is impossible among those who hold different presuppositions.
While this has definite apologetic implicationsâ€”it ruled out all evidentialist attempts to reason an unbeliever into faith, for instanceâ€”what it means politically is that reconstructionists accept no system that is not based entirely on Godâ€™s revelation, which they believe is contained in the Bible. Any system based on natural law is illegitimate because it is an outgrowth of alien presuppositions....
---"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
The above is a great source for historyđź‘Ť
"Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, --- R.Kipling https://tinyurl.com/uvkyuhd
Mainliners won't demand the death penalty for homosexuals? The Apostle Paul didn't eitherâť— Left and right extremistsđź‘Ž