neologist
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 05:42 pm
@InfraBlue,
You have to remember not to think too highly of yourself.
I am Mensa. You appear to be a peer.
But that is a danger. The Bible was not written to stroke the egos of intellectuals. It was written for the least sophisticated of mankind. From that approach, you may find it easy to understand.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 05:47 pm
@Squeakybro,
Squeakybro wrote:
I am not and never have been affiliated with a denomination. My calling and walk would be more like Pauls was. Alone.
Paul was a recognized elder of the first century congregation, a congregtion without sectarian division.

He was far removed from 'alone'.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 05:50 pm
@Squeakybro,
Squeakybro wrote:
lol Ok what is ARF?
Seriously?
It's a synonym for WOOF.
Very Happy

We were talking dogma, you know.

Bow Wow. Grrr!
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Squeakybro
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 07:51 pm
@neologist,
So your mensa. That explains a lot.
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Squeakybro
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 07:54 pm
@neologist,
He was alone at first.

Gal 1:14-19
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
(NKJ)

neologist
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 08:07 pm
@Squeakybro,
He could not have written Hebrews 10:24-25 if he were not part of the Christian congregation.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 09:47 pm
@neologist,
Yeah, you keep parroting the company line, but the reality shows itself to be quite the contrary, as evidenced by your church's evolving dogma and scriptural revisions.

I certainly won't accept your dogma on blind faith.
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Squeakybro
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:36 pm
@neologist,
Slow down a little. Your tripping over your own tongue. I'm talking about when he was called. Your talking about much later when he wrote some books.
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2015 11:11 am
@Squeakybro,
Squeakybro wrote:
Slow down a little. Your tripping over your own tongue. I'm talking about when he was called. Your talking about much later when he wrote some books.
Much later? No.
Read Acts, ch. 9. Paul was converted while on the way to Damascus. About 3 days later, he was called brother by Ananias, who welcomed him into the congregation, which at that time had no written texts other than the Hebrew scriptures. And, while in Damascus, vs. 20 relates he "immediately began to preach". Your claim to be an "independent" Christian shows your alienation from God's force.
Squeakybro
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2015 11:59 am
@neologist,
You are referring to Saul's conversion. And when he received the Holy Spirit.
I am talking about when he was Paul and received the revelations of Jesus Christ.

Gal 1:14-19
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
(NKJ)
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 06:00 am
@Squeakybro,
He immediately became part of the congregation, associating with brothers
Squeakybro
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 08:11 am
@neologist,
So when do you think he done this?

Gal 1:14-19
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
(NKJ)
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 11:03 am
@Squeakybro,
There was about 14 years between Paul's conversion and his first epistles. All through that time, he was part of the congregation, he preached, was persecuted, stoned, and threatened with death, using only the Hebrew writings and the testimony of those who knew Jesus. Besides, of course, his interaction with Jesus.

There are several things to be learned here; but the point directed at your previous post is that Paul regularly observed Hebrews 10:25. Why don't you?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 03:34 pm
@Squeakybro,
Squeakybro wrote:

I am not and never have been affiliated with a denomination. My calling and walk would be more like Pauls was. Alone.

I was confusing you with Smileyrius, my apologies.
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Squeakybro
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 03:38 pm
@neologist,
Why are you ignoring these verses?

Gal 1:14-19
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
(NKJ)
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Squeakybro
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 07:07 pm
@neologist,
Gal happened between Acts chap 9 and Acts chap 13
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 07:40 pm
@Squeakybro,
You know, the time line is not nearly as important as the fact that Paul associated from the beginning.
Squeakybro
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2015 08:32 pm
@neologist,
Do you understand the difference between the milk understanding and the meat understanding and the revelations of Jesus Christ???
born again comes with the revelations of Jesus Christ.
neologist
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2015 12:33 am
@Squeakybro,
Squeakybro wrote:
Do you understand the difference between the milk understanding and the meat understanding and the revelations of Jesus Christ???
born again comes with the revelations of Jesus Christ.
This is one of the places where your theological understanding is sadly deficient. The Christian congregation hit the ground running at Pentecost in 33 C.E. At that time they had no written guidance other than the Hebrew texts. By the time Peter and John were tried by the Sanhedrin, the congregation numbered about 5000. Do you suppose Peter and John could have given such a bold witness on milk understanding alone? Or that Stephan could have so thoroughly cut the hearts of the chief priests without having a complete understanding of the New Covenant and its relation to Jewish history, the Abrahamic Covenant, the Mosaic Covenant?
neologist
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2015 12:34 am
@Squeakybro,
Not to mention that the congregations regularly met together.
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