"I'm not quite sure what point you are making. The Thessalonians passage appears to say that people will be knowingly deceived when the Day of the Lord comes; the others seem to say that God knows whether we are pure in heart - which He could do…"
"The idea of conflict between flesh and spirit isn't problematic - the difficulty that I continue to have is with the notion of God setting out to create a negative spirit, or actively causing an individual to react sub-optimally, and that is…"
"I don't have a problem with God punishing Pharaoh, or with the Egyptians reaping what they had sown - my difficulty is with the idea that God somehow makes people behave badly, and then punishes them when they do so. If the seed that you have…"
"I find myself wondering if this idea is part of the Scriptural tradition of ascribing responsibility for everything, including everything negative, to God. It seems inconsistent with God's clear statement that all of His creation was…"
"1 Therefore, my brothers, we encourage you, and we petition you earnestly, in our AdonYeshua, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please Eloah, thatyou increasingly do more.2 For you know those commandments we gave to you, in…"
Dear All, Some of the liturgies I've been looking at talk about being sanctified by the commandments, whereas I had always understood that it is the Holy Spirit who sanctifies. The two possibilities that occur to me are1) Maybe I'm hairsplitting, since sanctification has to involve my obedient co-operation anyway, or2) Are we looking at different shades of meaning for sanctification - primarily set-apartness in the case of the commandments (and clearly the Law does set apart those…See More
Not sure how people feel about buying dry goods which are "past best" - my personal view is that, since firms were asked to set best before dates almost overnight, there's little scientfic basis for these assessments, and certainly far less than for use by dates on fresh foods. However, the reason for raising this is that Approved Foods (www.approvedfood.co.uk), who are a UK based online clearance firm, currently have lines from Osem and Aviv, if…See More
The Emissary Kefa encouraged us to to "hasten" the return of the Messiah (2Kefa 3:12). He also taught that Messiah's return was delayed because Messiah is "longsuffering toward us, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2Kefa 3:9). It is therefore encumbant upon us as Nazarenes to become active in “KIRUV” ("bringing close" "outreach") even going "door to door" with the message just as our Nazarene forefathers did (Acts 20:20).See More
"Not sure if this should actually be a separate discussion - but I remember reading a commentator on the Book of Joshua stating that each of the strategies used to defeat the Canaanites actually had a parallel in spiritual warfare (I don't…"
Can anyone recommend liturgical resources, especially for daily use, either in English or with English parallel text, please? I've found some material whilst surfing the net (see attachments) but I have no real way of assessing its quality.Karairite-Siddur-Cover%5B1%5D.pdf…See More
Tanak (Old Testament), Ketuvim Netzarim (New Testament)
Favorite version of Scriptures:
I am very much at the exploring stage, and my responses to some of the questions show this, so for some things it will be "watch this space". I'm a committed Christian from an evangelical background, and have belonged to churches which were Episcopalian, Baptist, Mennonite and currently a Celtic Christian Community. My reasons for exploring include some of the books that I have read, vocational issues which I believe to be Scriptural, but which don't add up in other contexts, and a concern for the integrity of my response to Scripture and my liturgical practice.
I will shortly be moving to Liverpool, following the death of my mother, whose home I shared during the final months of her life (my family come from London, and Mum had retired to Norfolk).
I have a background in psychiatric nursing, a commitment to poor and marginalised people and four cats.
I enjoy singing (alto) and like music which is gentle and worshipful - for example, "Lord, You Have My Heart" and "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence". I also enjoy Elizabethan music.
Books, books, and more books! especially religion, history and allegory (e.g. C.S. Lewis's interplanetary series). Cookery, hospitality, walking and knitting. I love problem solving and batting ideas about, and anything to do with words (I have Bookworm on the computer and have to ration myself severely as it's really addictive).
Favorite Television Shows and Movies:
I got out of the habit of watching TV when I started doing shift work, because I couldn't follow anything (videos were only just coming in, which really dates me!).
I enjoyed Shadowlands, Lord of the Rings and some of the Narnia films (I actually prefer the older ones) and was deeply disappointed by Moonacre, which wasn't at all faithful to the book.
What is your favorite Book of the Scriptures?
What is your favorite verse?
John 1:14 The Word became flesh, and we beheld His glory.
What is your favorite quote? (From Scripture or elsewhere)
He looked through the lattice of our flesh and he spake us fair, yea, he set us on fire, and we hasten on his scent. But when he shall appear, then shall we be like him, for we shall see him as he is as he is - Augustine of Hippo
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