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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer View Post
    Nothing is frustrating to me about people who can't read.
    The internet, which you keep referring to, is a small part of my ministry.
    Do you think I am constrained by your illogic? - Hardly.
    Hello!
    You say - "No one makes Jesus as God incarnate a salvific issue"?
    Are you kidding?

    "I am the door".
    "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me." - Sounds salvific to me.
    Get off your high horse, and back on your rocker. - Jesus is God made flesh.
    No man comes to the Father(eternal Spirit), but through Him.
    He proceeded from the Father(great Spirit), and He went back to the Father, from whom He proceeded.

    For you to make a theological distinction between the Father and the Son as to who is divine is both ridiculous and laughable.
    Listen Mark54, PLEASE READ!
    So are you an ordained minister Rick?
    If you are, do you stand in the pulpit and plainly tell people that if they believe Christ is the son of God but not the one true God Himself they are condemned with that belief and will go to hell if they keep that belief?

    So are you an ordained minister, or are you just talking of your ministry?

    As for the rest of what you have written, what does Christ Himself say on the subject?

    Now this is eternal life(please note what constitutes eternal life) that they may know you(the Father) the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent
    John17:3

    So if Christ who spoke the word of God on this earth is correct, your extrapolations of scripture that lead you to make extra biblical demands unto salvation are wrong
    Will you admit it? Or do you believe Christ lied when he walked this earth? Or do you just believe you know more than Christ?
    Last edited by mark54; March 20th, 2013 at 04:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer View Post
    For you to make a theological distinction between the Father and the Son as to who is divine is both ridiculous and laughable.
    Listen Mark54, PLEASE READ!
    Arius believed in the divinity of Christ. Would yopu accept him as a Christian, or is divinity not the most important thing here
    Tertullian believed the Father was greater than the son as he was the whole substance and Christ was a smaller, derivative of that substance, was he wrong?

    The difference here is not as to the nature of Christ but his title and whether the Father is greater than he
    People like you think you can theologise all of this into a neat package don't you? For you are wise and learned, you know much through your vast studying Why don't the qualified ministers in the churches do it Rick(or hardly asny seem to attempt it, none I have heard of)? How come you can do what they cannot, or do not
    All you end up doing is contradicting the plain words of Christ when he walked this earth, and in effect tell people they stand condemned for standing on the plain words of Christ when he walked this earth
    As Paul said:
    The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise are futile
    1Cor3:21
    Last edited by mark54; March 20th, 2013 at 04:42 AM.

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    Mark54,
    You are saying Jesus is a lesser diety.
    You are making a terrible mistake.
    Jesus proceeded from the Father.
    Jesus ascended back to the Father.
    Jesus and the Father are one. - (By that they are the same diety)
    Anyone knows this.
    Why is it that you must make such distinction?
    Do you not know that God is One?
    And that the Son came to earth to save?
    Do you not know that God didn't find anyone to plead His case so He sent His representative (out of Himself)?
    Why do you make these distinctions?
    Do you not know that is very dangerous? To sublimate Jesus as a lesser?
    Do you not understand that when you do so, you are separating the only way you have to salvation from the very God(the Father), you say you serve?

    As for my ministry - that you judge, I minister through music and evangelism.
    Street, church, evangelize. My ordination is through the lives God uses me to change.
    The signs follow. But don't believe me, - the signs of a prophet follow the prophet, the signs of an evangelist follow the evangelist, the signs of a pastor follow the pastor.
    And so on.
    We will see(and judge) each others works in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer View Post
    Mark54,
    You are saying Jesus is a lesser diety.
    You are making a terrible mistake.
    Jesus proceeded from the Father.
    Jesus ascended back to the Father.
    Jesus and the Father are one. - (By that they are the same diety)
    Anyone knows this.
    Why is it that you must make such distinction?
    Do you not know that God is One?
    And that the Son came to earth to save?
    Do you not know that God didn't find anyone to plead His case so He sent His representative (out of Himself)?
    Why do you make these distinctions?
    Do you not know that is very dangerous? To sublimate Jesus as a lesser?
    Do you not understand that when you do so, you are separating the only way you have to salvation from the very God(the Father), you say you serve?

    As for my ministry - that you judge, I minister through music and evangelism.
    Street, church, evangelize. My ordination is through the lives God uses me to change.
    The signs follow. But don't believe me, - the signs of a prophet follow the prophet, the signs of an evangelist follow the evangelist, the signs of a pastor follow the pastor.
    And so on.
    We will see(and judge) each others works in the end.
    You have to ignore everythnig I write don't you, but then again you ignore what Jesus stated too. So if you won't believe Jesus, who spoke the word of God on this earth, no wonder you don't believe me either

    IE
    The Father is the one true God
    The Father is greater than I
    The Father is greater than all

    But lets see how sincere you really are

    Would you publically state here and now that any minister who refuses to state plainly from the pulpit salvific belief and the consequences of getting it wrong, should not be a minister
    IE
    Any minister who refuses tp plainly state from the pulpit that if a person believes Jesus is the Son of God, but not the one true God Himself they cannot be saved with that belief, and are therefore condemned and will go to hell if they keep that belief. Will you say any minister who refuses to palinly state that from the pulpit should not be allowed to preach in a church

    You see Rick, you and I both know that every minister is plainly obligated to preach clearly from the pulpit any salvific belief and the copnsequences of getting it wrong
    Now let us see If you have Holy Spirit conviction on this, for if you do, you cannot compromise, deflect or fudge, when answering
    Last edited by mark54; March 20th, 2013 at 05:09 AM.

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    Mark

    are you saying that Jesus is not equal to God. I don't understand Your position. Yes He is totally Man ( for we do not what we shall be, but we shall be like Him). And He is 100% God ( He thought it not robbery to be equal with God). I love you brother, but what are you getting at?

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    Yes, I am saying that!
    You don't seem to understand.
    Jesus IS God incarnate.
    No other.
    There is no other way to the Father.
    Let me put it as plainly as can be stated - "For there is no other name under heaven and earth wherein man(kind) can be saved". -

    Acts 4:10-12
    King James Version (KJV)
    10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
    12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.


    BAMMM!!!! - (Thus more arguments follow from Mark54)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlmayknowornot View Post
    Mark

    are you saying that Jesus is not equal to God. I don't understand Your position. Yes He is totally Man ( for we do not what we shall be, but we shall be like Him). And He is 100% God ( He thought it not robbery to be equal with God). I love you brother, but what are you getting at?
    Earl
    I really don't want to discuss this with you. I don't criticise anyone who believes Jesus is the one true God, my beef is always the same, people who make extra biblical demands unto salvation. I will just this once answer you, but then hope we can leasve it at that. The plain words of scripture, are, and always will be my bottom line:
    Jesus said:

    The Father is the one true God
    The Father is greater than I
    The Father is greater than all

    I believe that as written Earl, but I am not asking you to, I simply, put it up to answer your question

    But there is a very importasnt point here Earl. You and I agree on the core and most important doctrine of all, the Gospel of Grace. I am sure you agree that only the Holy Spirit can convict a person and open their eyes to the truth of that Gospel. And He does that if a person has been accepted by God, and the Holy Spirit dwells in their life
    The deciding factor as to whether a person is saved/is a Christian is whether the Holy Spirit dwells in them(Rom8:9)

    For us to agrere on the Gospel either neither of us are saved, or we both are.

    People who follow theologians and scholars and rely on the little grey cells to learn will never understand, but I know you do
    This is not a salvific issue, but they will; never understand for their god is the human intellect and they are led by that, and not Spirit filled truth. For it is impossible for anyone led of the Holy Spirit to refuse to accept the requirement of belief Christ himself laid down as to who a person must believe him to be unto salvation. And Trinitarianism itself stands against them

    For if a person led of the Holy Spirit could refuse to accept the requirement of belief Christ himself laid down unto salvation by adding to it, then the Spirit of God must contradict the word of God, God then contradicts God and the belief collapses. But those led of the natural mind of man will never acknowledge that
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer View Post
    Yes, I am saying that!
    You do realise that you have just in effect stated that nealy all the ministers in the Trinitarian churches should not be allowed in the pulpit. Though I commend you for your honesty as to your belief(others tend to just ignore the question) you are typical of some on the internet, you obviously believe you are prepared to teach/preach the true Gospel while nearly all of the ministers in the Trinitarian churches will not, so they shouldn't be in the pulpit. The internet sure does throw up some people who believe they are better able to preach than nearly all the ministers in the churches
    As to the rest of your post, it is of no importance to me
    You see, I can give you much plain scripture to prove my belief on this subject is correct. How much plainly written scripture can you give me to prove you are correct?
    Absolutely none. It is all your theological extrapolations of scripture
    But as you obviously believe you know better than Christ, Paul, John, nearly all the ministers in Trinitarian churches(who you have admitted shouldn't be ministers) and well over 90% of people who go to trinitarian churches, what would it matter what I said.
    Last edited by mark54; March 20th, 2013 at 05:35 AM.

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    Mark. I hope I am misunderstanding this goes back to the trinity and the lamb that was slain before the foundation of the earth. In the beginning was the the word and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us. I don't know full detail of what you and rick are fussing about. But I must say Jesus is God.

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    What is a trinitarian church and where can I go to see there doctrine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlmayknowornot View Post
    Mark. I hope I am misunderstanding this goes back to the trinity and the lamb that was slain before the foundation of the earth. In the beginning was the the word and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us. I don't know full detail of what you and rick are fussing about. But I must say Jesus is God.
    I understand your position Earl, but cannot have more than one conversation at a time, and as thus fasr you have not stated va person must believe Christ is the one true God unto salvation, I have nothng that I would want to debate with you about this subject
    God Bless

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    "The Father is greater than all"
    So Mark54 is saying Jesus is a lesser diety.
    Quite remarkable, seeing as the scripture plainly states Jesus came from the Father.
    That the Holy Spirit was His Father, and that the Father is a spirit - so those who
    worship Him can only do so in spirit and in truth.
    And the apostle John clearly stated that the "Word was made flesh, and that everything that was made, was made by Him".
    And Jesus telling Phillip that the works he saw Jesus do were the works of the Father.
    Quite the penciled in conundrum for Mark54.
    And though he questions me, ....since I'm "on the internet"; but why question the words of Christ or the apostle He loved(St. John). - - - Maybe you should check their ordinations also Mark54? Seeing as they might also not be quite 'up to snuff'.

    PLEASE - - - - - READ THE BIBLE.

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    Okay sorry, my apology

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    [QUOTE=RickShafer;956596]"The Father is greater than all"
    So Mark54 is saying Jesus is a lesser diety.
    QUOTE]

    The Father is greater than I
    The Father is greater than all
    The Father is the one true God

    The above are statements of Christ, all written in John's Gospel
    If you have a problem with them, why come to me?
    I didn't write the bible.

    It's always rthe same on the internet isn't it. People who are wise in their own eyes think they can extrapolate scripture to the point of contradicting the plain words of Christ when he walked this earth

    You do not even understand the basics of Christianity Rick

    For you actually believe people will be condemned on the day of Judgement for standing on the plain words of Christ when he walked this earth

    This is spiritual immaturity of the like I have never seen in the flesh
    You have theologised yourself to absurdity

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer;956596[SIZE=4
    PLEASE - - - - - READ THE BIBLE.[/SIZE]
    I have read the bible Rick. And you refuse to accept the requirments plainly written in it for a person to inhehrit eternal life, you add to it
    And the only way you can do that is becasue you are led of your little grey calls

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    Baaaah,ha,ha!!!
    I like that, "the little grey calls"
    If this was a baseball game it would have been called. - (Did you mean 'little grey cells'?)

    The jury is out.
    Mark54 says Jesus isn't the only way to the Father.
    I say He is.

    Hear ye, hear ye:
    All jurors cast your votes
    .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark54 View Post
    I understand your position Earl, but cannot have more than one conversation at a time, and as thus far you have not stated a person must believe Christ is the one true God unto salvation, I have nothng that I would want to debate with you about this subject
    God Bless
    Remember, that Jesus is not the only way to salvation is Mark54's claim.

    (Mark, if this was a little league game it would have been called 30 of our exchanged posts back)


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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer View Post
    Baaaah,ha,ha!!!
    I like that, "the little grey calls"
    If this was a baseball game it would have been called. - (Did you mean 'little grey cells'?)

    The jury is out.
    Mark54 says Jesus isn't the only way to the Father.
    I say He is.

    Hear ye, hear ye:
    All jurors cast your votes
    .
    So now come the lies and distortions as you have nowhere else to go. There is no way to the Father but by the Son

    But lets recap as to what you actually believe

    Nearly all the ministers in Trinitarian churches should not be in the pulpit as they fail to plaijly state from it what to you is salvific belief and the consequences of getting it wrong
    We do not accept the requirement of belief Christ himself laid down as to who a person must believe him to be but add to it
    If you stand on the plain words of Christ as to the requirement of belief as to who he is unto salvation when he walked this earth you wil go to hell

    The core of the Christian faith upon which eternal life hinges is not plainly written anywhere in the bible
    Well over 90% of members of Trinitarian churches do not understand the salvific belief required unto salvation

    Need I go on? Why am I wasting my time talking to someone with such absurd beliefs as yours

    I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’[c]
    20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
    26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’[d]



    Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become ‘fools’ so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’[a]; 20 and again, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickShafer View Post
    Remember, that Jesus is not the only way to salvation is Mark54's claim.

    (Mark, if this was a little league game it would have been called 30 of our exchanged posts back)

    You are showing your desperation now, you're losing it. Please produce the post where I said Jesus is not the only way to salvation/be saved/i9mherit eternal life
    Last edited by mark54; March 20th, 2013 at 06:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark54 View Post
    I understand your position Earl, but cannot have more than one conversation at a time, and as thus fasr you have not stated va person must believe Christ is the one true God unto salvation, I have nothng that I would want to debate with you about this subject
    God Bless
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