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    Poll : Will Charles Templeton Be in Heaven?

    Charles Templeton was a former evangelist who became agnostic and an atheist. See the link below. Charles Templeton - Wikipedia This poll was inspired by an interchange in the thread: Once saved always saved (OSAS) debunked. Free Grace 2...
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    What translation has the exact words of God preserved for English speakers?

    What translation has the exact words of God preserved for English speakers? Answer: None No English translation is "inspired". Many English translations are reputable and do an excellent job at conveying well the original meaning of the original inspired manuscripts. There is no perfect...
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    By Works

    The title for this thread comes from the use of the phrase in James 2: it is used four times - see the bold phrases James 2 KJV 14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily...
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    forgive us as we forgive others?

    As part of the Lord's Prayer we have this in Matthew 6:12: "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." What are your thoughts? What does this mean? What was Jesus trying to say?
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    The question no flat-earther can answer

    If the Earth is flat and the North Pole is the center of a circular flat Earth, then . . . distances in the southern Hemisphere are much greater between lines of latitude than distances between the same lines of latitude north of the equator. This means that the sun (according to the flat...
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    Is Q anon for real?

    I am not much of a conspiracy theorist, or put it this way: I don't have time to spend the hours necessary to find out what is true or not true. Some of my friends are into Q anon big time, and I am wondering what the concensus is her about Q anon?
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    Question about Scriptural Interpretation

    Which is best, or which is correct? Does one study a particular text to determine what is overall Biblical doctrine? OR Does one use overall Biblical doctrine to determine the meaning of a particular text?
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    The New Apostolic Reformation and Dutch Sheets

    The book Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets has been a favorite of mine and very influential in my life. I am a bit concerned, however, with his involvement and support of the New Apostolic Reformation. I am just wanting some reaction or help from any in CC who have an opinion or insight...
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    Problem with x inside a black box

    Occasionally someone posts (or pastes) something that comes through on my screen as a white x inside a small black box which is surrounded by a larger square. Clicking on it does nothing? I assume it is something with my computer setup? Does anyone know? Does anyone else have this problem...
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    Poll: On what day of the week was Jesus Crucified?

    There is another thread discussing this, but I thought it would be interesting to see how a poll comes out. Choose the day of the week you think Jesus was crucified on.
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    Alert: Severe Persecution in China

    The situation in China right now is much worse than I think most of us know: Here is part of the lastest report from an organization called Asia Harvest. It is a highly reputable organization working with the Chinese house churches. To read the full article go to their website...
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    Will Some NonChristians (Unbelievers) Get to Heaven?

    Is it possible that someone who is not believing in Jesus Christ could die and get to heaven? Explain your answer
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    Interpreting I John 2:18,19

    What is the interpretation of these verses? What is John saying about this group of "antichrists"? Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but...
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    Does the Christian sin every day?

    Does the Christian sin every day? What are your thoughts? What does the Bible say?
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    Have a Blessed Christmas!!

    Just a simple thread for any and all to wish the rest a merry or blessed Christmas! Or say whatever else you want to encourage us this Holiday Season! May the Lamb of God give each of you REST and REFRESHMENT from the River of Life! Drink deeply and maybe that way you won't eat as much! :)
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    Is the rapture found in II Thess. 2:3?

    This thread is mostly for those who believe in a pretrib premillennial rapture. The rest of you may of course post anything you want and argue, . . . :) I just ran across the idea that the KJV words "falling away" (apostasia) means literally "a departure". Some earlier translations before...
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    Did Peter, Paul, and Jesus preach the same message or a different message?

    Are the epistles of Paul the best and final message for the church today? Are the epistles of Peter the best and final message for the church today? Are the words of Jesus above the writings of Peter and Paul? Or, are the writings of Peter, Paul, and Jesus to be treated equally - that is...
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    Why was David called a man after God's own heart?

    I have read this many times, maybe have a few ideas, but would like some discussion on the question.
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    Thank You: Praise the Lord!

    Posts, attitudes, and overall interaction has been much better the last few days! CC is a joy! Thanks to all of you!
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    Salvation, Forgiveness, Grace, Faith, and Works

    This thread is to answer the accusation that the person who does not believe in “once saved always saved” must by definition also believe that works are then what keeps the Christian saved. I do not believe in OSAS, but am adamantly against the idea that works are what keep me saved or that...