Getting To Know Your Biblical Beliefs And Background?

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Truth7t7

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What Is Your Religious Background?

Example: Non-Denominational, 7th Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Other?

What Is Your Eschatological Belief?

Example: Ahmillennial, Historicist, Dispensationalist, Full Preterist, Partial Preterist, Other?
 

Dino246

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Perhaps you should answer your questions first. Given the questions, it would also be appropriate to explain why you're asking.
 

Truth7t7

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What Is Your Religious Background?

Example: Non-Denominational, 7th Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Other?

What Is Your Eschatological Belief?

Example: Ahmillennial, Historicist, Dispensationalist, Full Preterist, Partial Preterist, Other?
I'm Trying To Understand Posters Beliefs, It's A Mystery In Many Situations.

1.)I'm Non-Denominational, I have attended Calvary Chapels, And Baptist Churches Also.

2.) Im Ahmillennial, Post Trib Second Coming, Resurrection Of All That Have Lived, Fire In Final Judgement, Eternal State In The New Heaven And Earth, This Being On The (Last Day)
 

Dino246

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I'm Trying To Understand Posters Beliefs, It's A Mystery In Many Situations.
I have seen you try to put people in pigeonholes; you have done it to me. I can't see any good coming from this line of questioning. I shall happily remain a mystery to you.
 
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What Is Your Religious Background?
Romans 8
“2 For the Law (that which we are about to give is a Law of God, devised by the Godhead in eternity past [I Pet. 1:18-20]; this Law, in fact, is “God’s Prescribed Order of Victory”) of the Spirit (Holy Spirit, i.e., “the way the Spirit works”) of Life (all life comes from Christ, but through the Holy Spirit [Jn. 16:13-14]) in Christ Jesus (any time Paul uses this term or one of its derivatives, he is, without fail, referring to what Christ did at the Cross, which makes this “life” possible) has made me free (given me total Victory) from the Law of Sin and Death (these are the two most powerful Laws in the Universe; the “Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus” alone is stronger than the “Law of Sin and Death”; this means that if the Believer attempts to live for God by any manner other than Faith in Christ and the Cross, he is doomed to failure).”


1 Corinthians 1
“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize (presents to us a Cardinal Truth), but to preach the Gospel (the manner in which one may be Saved from sin): not with wisdom of words (intellectualism is not the Gospel), lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect. (This tells us in no uncertain terms that the Cross of Christ must always be the emphasis of the Message.)

18 For the preaching (Message) of the Cross is to them who perish foolishness (Spiritual things cannot be discerned by unredeemed people, but that doesn’t matter; the Cross must be preached just the same, even as we shall see); but unto us who are Saved it is the Power of God. (The Cross is the Power of God simply because it was there that the total sin debt was paid, giving the Holy Spirit, in Whom the Power resides, latitude to work mightily within our lives.)

19 For it is written (Isa. 29:14), I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent (speaks to those who are wise in their own eyes, in effect, having forsaken the Ways of the Lord).”


1 Corinthians 2
“2 For I determined not to know any thing among you (with purpose and design, Paul did not resort to the knowledge or philosophy of the world regarding the preaching of the Gospel), save Jesus Christ, and Him Crucified (that and that alone is the Message, which will save the sinner, set the captive free, and give the Believer perpetual Victory).”

Galatians 2
“20 I am Crucified with Christ (as the Foundation of all Victory; Paul, here, takes us back to Rom. 6:3-5): nevertheless I live (have new life); yet not I (not by my own strength and ability), but Christ lives in me (by virtue of me dying with Him on the Cross, and being raised with Him in Newness of Life): and the life which I now live in the flesh (my daily walk before God) I live by the Faith of the Son of God (the Cross is ever the Object of my Faith), Who loved me, and gave Himself for me (which is the only way that I could be Saved).

21 I do not frustrate the Grace of God (if we make anything other than the Cross of Christ the Object of our Faith, we frustrate the Grace of God, which means we stop its action, and the Holy Spirit will no longer help us): for if Righteousness come by the Law (any type of Law), then Christ is dead in vain.
(If I can successfully live for the Lord by any means other than Faith in Christ and the Cross, then the Death of Christ was a waste.)


Romans 14
“7 For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself (no Christian is his own end in life; what is always present in his mind as a rule of his conduct is the will and interest of his Lord).

8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord (everything in our lives is to be, “unto the Lord”): whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s (reflects the Lord having total control over our lives and deaths, which we must desire He use to the fullest).

9 For to this end (refers to the fact of Christ’s absolute ownership of the Believer, spirit, soul, and body) Christ both died, and rose, and revived (a price was paid for us of such magnitude that it absolutely defies description), that He might be Lord both of the dead and living (refers to the Lordship of Christ over all Saints, whether alive or having passed on).
 

Truth7t7

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Romans 8
“2 For the Law (that which we are about to give is a Law of God, devised by the Godhead in eternity past [I Pet. 1:18-20]; this Law, in fact, is “God’s Prescribed Order of Victory”) of the Spirit (Holy Spirit, i.e., “the way the Spirit works”) of Life (all life comes from Christ, but through the Holy Spirit [Jn. 16:13-14]) in Christ Jesus (any time Paul uses this term or one of its derivatives, he is, without fail, referring to what Christ did at the Cross, which makes this “life” possible) has made me free (given me total Victory) from the Law of Sin and Death (these are the two most powerful Laws in the Universe; the “Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus” alone is stronger than the “Law of Sin and Death”; this means that if the Believer attempts to live for God by any manner other than Faith in Christ and the Cross, he is doomed to failure).”


1 Corinthians 1
“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize (presents to us a Cardinal Truth), but to preach the Gospel (the manner in which one may be Saved from sin): not with wisdom of words (intellectualism is not the Gospel), lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect. (This tells us in no uncertain terms that the Cross of Christ must always be the emphasis of the Message.)

18 For the preaching (Message) of the Cross is to them who perish foolishness (Spiritual things cannot be discerned by unredeemed people, but that doesn’t matter; the Cross must be preached just the same, even as we shall see); but unto us who are Saved it is the Power of God. (The Cross is the Power of God simply because it was there that the total sin debt was paid, giving the Holy Spirit, in Whom the Power resides, latitude to work mightily within our lives.)

19 For it is written (Isa. 29:14), I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent (speaks to those who are wise in their own eyes, in effect, having forsaken the Ways of the Lord).”


1 Corinthians 2
“2 For I determined not to know any thing among you (with purpose and design, Paul did not resort to the knowledge or philosophy of the world regarding the preaching of the Gospel), save Jesus Christ, and Him Crucified (that and that alone is the Message, which will save the sinner, set the captive free, and give the Believer perpetual Victory).”

Galatians 2
“20 I am Crucified with Christ (as the Foundation of all Victory; Paul, here, takes us back to Rom. 6:3-5): nevertheless I live (have new life); yet not I (not by my own strength and ability), but Christ lives in me (by virtue of me dying with Him on the Cross, and being raised with Him in Newness of Life): and the life which I now live in the flesh (my daily walk before God) I live by the Faith of the Son of God (the Cross is ever the Object of my Faith), Who loved me, and gave Himself for me (which is the only way that I could be Saved).

21 I do not frustrate the Grace of God (if we make anything other than the Cross of Christ the Object of our Faith, we frustrate the Grace of God, which means we stop its action, and the Holy Spirit will no longer help us): for if Righteousness come by the Law (any type of Law), then Christ is dead in vain. (If I can successfully live for the Lord by any means other than Faith in Christ and the Cross, then the Death of Christ was a waste.)


Romans 14
“7 For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself (no Christian is his own end in life; what is always present in his mind as a rule of his conduct is the will and interest of his Lord).

8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord (everything in our lives is to be, “unto the Lord”): whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s (reflects the Lord having total control over our lives and deaths, which we must desire He use to the fullest).

9 For to this end (refers to the fact of Christ’s absolute ownership of the Believer, spirit, soul, and body) Christ both died, and rose, and revived (a price was paid for us of such magnitude that it absolutely defies description), that He might be Lord both of the dead and living (refers to the Lordship of Christ over all Saints, whether alive or having passed on).
Thanks for the response, however I don't believe the two questions have been answered :)
 

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#7
What Is Your Religious Background?

Example: Non-Denominational, 7th Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Other?

What Is Your Eschatological Belief?

Example: Ahmillennial, Historicist, Dispensationalist, Full Preterist, Partial Preterist, Other?
Everyone should drop all of these labels and question their presuppositions. Unfortunately in order to explain what we mean we have created these labels to make to easier ,but now instead of this making things easier they propergate the problem . People give up their sense making to statements of faith , confessions , so called ' giants of the faith , Church history and traditions. Most are just parroting dead theoligians from the past or pointing back to a time they think was 'true christianity ' and how we need to get back to ....fill in the blank of your favourite ' God fearing Giant of the faith from of old ' .
 

John146

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What Is Your Religious Background?

Example: Non-Denominational, 7th Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Other?

What Is Your Eschatological Belief?

Example: Ahmillennial, Historicist, Dispensationalist, Full Preterist, Partial Preterist, Other?
Independent Baptist, KJV only, hymn singing, dispensationalist...and proud of it.
 

Adstar

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What Is Your Religious Background?

Example: Non-Denominational, 7th Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Other?

What Is Your Eschatological Belief?

Example: Ahmillennial, Historicist, Dispensationalist, Full Preterist, Partial Preterist, Other?
I was born into a devout catholic family.. But i read the Bible in my early 20's and renounced catholsim and became a Bible believing Christian.. I never did find a church that was 100% Bible based so i remain today a Bible believing Christian..

I believe The 1000 Year millennium will start on the day of the second coming of the LORD Jesus Christ..

Not too sure if i am 100% in alignment with one of those Eschatological standards.. But i am definitely not a preterist..
 

Lanolin

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1. none. I suppose that just means I read the Bible as nobody taught me.
2. and I suppose other. Eschatological is a big word thats greek to me. Although its a but weird that people call those born after the year 2000 millenials. Will they be the ones to live for a thousand years?
Revelation can be difficult to decipher as its both symbolic and literal because its a vision. as far as I know the new Jerusalem hasnt appeared on earth yet (anyone BEEN to Jerusalem lately? ) am holding out for it. But a vision doesnt mean nothing is happening in the spiritual realm.
 

Truth7t7

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I was born into a devout catholic family.. But i read the Bible in my early 20's and renounced catholsim and became a Bible believing Christian.. I never did find a church that was 100% Bible based so i remain today a Bible believing Christian..

I believe The 1000 Year millennium will start on the day of the second coming of the LORD Jesus Christ..

Not too sure if i am 100% in alignment with one of those Eschatological standards.. But i am definitely not a preterist..
Do you believe Matthew 25:31-34 below is the start of the 1,000 year millennium on earth?

Matthew 25:31-34KJV
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
 

Truth7t7

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Everyone should drop all of these labels and question their presuppositions. Unfortunately in order to explain what we mean we have created these labels to make to easier ,but now instead of this making things easier they propergate the problem . People give up their sense making to statements of faith , confessions , so called ' giants of the faith , Church history and traditions. Most are just parroting dead theoligians from the past or pointing back to a time they think was 'true christianity ' and how we need to get back to ....fill in the blank of your favourite ' God fearing Giant of the faith from of old ' .
Briefly explaining ones background and belief saves much time spent in forums trying to figure it out.

Why hide ones background and beliefs?
 

Truth7t7

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Independent Baptist, KJV only, hymn singing, dispensationalist...and proud of it.
Im KJV Only in the English language, I'm fully aware of the corruptions in the New Bible Versions, Amazing testimony of Dr. Franklin Logsdon who put together the NASB, and in his renouncing the book after it was in print.

Thanks for the response
 

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I'm Trying To Understand Posters Beliefs, It's A Mystery In Many Situations.
Now had you also said that those who respond will receive a prize, you would get a flood of responses.;)
 

throughfaith

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Independent Baptist, KJV only, hymn singing, dispensationalist...and proud of it.
Briefly explaining ones background and belief saves much time spent in forums trying to figure it out.

Why hide ones background and beliefs?
I don't say that we have to hide . I say we need to question all our presups .
 

Truth7t7

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I don't say that we have to hide . I say we need to question all our presups .
John clearly identifies his beliefs, you haven't :)

If you read the Bible and don't go to church anywhere say it?

The thread isn't about presuppositions on background or beliefs.
 
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What Is Your Religious Background?

Example: Non-Denominational, 7th Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Other?

What Is Your Eschatological Belief?

Example: Ahmillennial, Historicist, Dispensationalist, Full Preterist, Partial Preterist, Other?
I don't mind being labeled. Just make sure it is the right label. :)

No religious background before I was saved in prison. Read the Bible for 3 years in prison and lived the book of Acts as I understood it. When I was released from prison I researched all of the main denominations to determine which ones I thought were closest to the book of Acts church pattern I had been living in prison.

After careful research I chose to affiliate with the Assemblies of God because I was in agreement with their doctrines but also their spiritual reality I found them to be the closest to the book of Acts on the earth today. Also attended a few nondenominational churches through the years that were just the same in spirit and doctrine as the AOG. My calling is to preach the Full Gospel including salvation by being born again and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for regeneration, but also including the subsequent experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, healing, casting out demons, all the gifts of the Holy Spirit that were in operation in the book of Acts. And a focus on the great commission.

Eschatological Belief: pre-millennial, (rapture is nonnegotiable fact that will occur before the millennial reign begins) However, pre-tribulation vs post-tribulation rapture I am not dogmatic about. I lean toward pre-tribulation but I am still researching the post-tribulation argument and deciding which hermeneutic is superior in my own mind. I have a list of books I am reading on the subject recommended by theologians and professors of seminary classes and I am not in a hurry to decide.

OK. I am ready for your label. :) Please by kind I cry easily.
 

throughfaith

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John clearly identifies his beliefs, you haven't :)

If you read the Bible and don't go to church anywhere say it?

The thread isn't about presuppositions on background or beliefs.
John the disciple ?
 

throughfaith

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Briefly explaining ones background and belief saves much time spent in forums trying to figure it out.

Why hide ones background and beliefs?
Always open for bible discussion.
 

Truth7t7

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Always open for bible discussion.
What churches have you attended?

Are You Pre, Post, Or No Rapture?

Do you believe Matthew Chapter 24 has been fulfilled?

Do you believe in a future second coming and bodily resurrection of the believer?