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Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-12-2019, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I love those stories!

I totally agree with you about making sure someone believes that Jesus is the Son of God and are consciously embracing him as their Lord before getting in the water. Before...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-12-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I think you make a good point, though I am reluctant to use a single passage from a historical narrative, since we have nothing else to help us to know if this was a general practice. (You, of...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

Agreed. It should be “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?" (Acts 8.36).
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-12-2019, 10:48 AM
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Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

It is probably easier to define "sin" than to define "blameless" regarding those that you mention. From Noah's example, it seems blameless does not mean sinless, since he got so drunk he was laying...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 03:53 PM
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Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I only read the section entitled "Repentance." What I objected to is that he posits that there are, in effect, stages of forgiveness. Though it's not complete at repentance (it's completed at...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I agree with much that you say here, but I'm not sure I understand everything you say, and I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing regarding obedience.

When Paul speaks of the curse of...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

As Paul indicates in Rom 4.1-12, they were saved on the same basis we are: justification by faith. This would be for those before the Law (Abraham) and for those under the Law (David).

They were...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I mean that baptism is the normal, biblical place for fulfilling Rom 10.9-13. Genuine faith is displayed or expressed in baptism. We call on the name of the Lord when we confess that Jesus is Lord in...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I'm not sure about this, but where does the NT say that Jesus's death is symbolic of repentance, or that when we repent we are identifying with his death? I know we Oneness Pentecostals have said...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

How were they saved?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 09:50 AM
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Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I figured it was something like that, but it was interpreted easy enough. :-)
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-11-2019, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

I appreciate it, Esaias.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-10-2019, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

Well said. Do you think that the place to confess Jesus is Lord is in baptism? It seems that baptism should be the location or context for repentance to (publicly) occur. I have long thought that OPs...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-10-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

Your second and third paragraphs alone would have been a great response to my initial post.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-10-2019, 08:25 PM
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Views: 1,923
Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

Repent means "stop sinning"? Is there no forgiveness at all till baptism? I ask because I was reading the section on repentance in David Bernard's book The New Birth, and he asserts that repentance...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-10-2019, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: Repentance in Acts 2:38

What does repent mean, though? What does it accomplish?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 12-10-2019, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Repentance in Acts 2:38

In Acts 2:38, what does it mean to "repent," and when someone repents, what is their status before God, or what does it accomplish?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 11-02-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

How would you understand the situation of Psalm 22:16, for example? Either the original text was "they pierced my hands and my feet" or "like a lion, they are at my hands and feet." In the oldest...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-31-2019, 09:54 AM
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Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

Thanks for the resource.

Do you think that later Jews changed the Hebrew in some places to not be as helpful to Christian interpretations and claims that certain texts referred to Jesus?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-31-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

Thanks for the reply, but regarding the NIV being based on the CT, yes I agree; however, in the examples I give, the CT and MT have the same reading, which is different from the TR's. I use the NKJV,...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-31-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

Very interesting. Thank you for the info. I asked EB about the following, but I would appreciate your input as well: Since the apostles used the LXX why didn't it remain the OT for Christians? When...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-31-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

I guess I would be thinking of the Hebrew our translations are based on, so the Masoretic text.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-31-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

Thanks for the info. If the apostles (mostly/always) used the LXX, do you know why and when it fell out of favor with Christians? Regarding the Latin, if I recall correctly, Jerome learned Hebrew and...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

I believe I have seen you mention the value of the LXX several times on this forum. Since, as you note, the NT quotes from the LXX, do you think it is the authoritative OT we should use? I guess I am...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 10-29-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By Costeon
Re: Only Hebrew Old Testament Preserved by God?

Would you regard the following as trivial? (I happened to come across it last night.)

The NKJV, based on the TR, reads this way for Acts 9.5-6: 5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord...
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