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I loved Jesus and believed that the Word of God was the one trustworthy, infallible rule of faith. But so did lots of the non- Presbyterian ministers and laymen I knew: Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Congregationalists, etc. The problem was that we all came up with different conclusions, sometimes radically different, from the same verses. We all had different opinions and lists of requirements. A verse I had always trusted suddenly became nebulous, immeasurable, and unreachable.
Scott Hahn pulled this one on me. But what does the Bible say? I had taught and preached through First Timothy many times. But when I read this verse, it was as if it had suddenly appeared from nowhere, and my jaw dropped. The Church!? Not the Bible? This alone sent my mind and essentially my whole life reeling; the question of which Church was one I was not ready to broach. Verses were the texts I and others had always turned to buttress our belief in s ola Scripturaso to this I quickly turned my attention.
The New Testament canon would not be established for another years! And 3the emphasis in the context of this verse vereses is the trustworthiness of the oral tradition Timothy had received from his mother and others—not sola Scriptura! The traditions Dare I say, traditions that these early Christian were to hold fast to were not just the written letters and Gospels that would eventually Roberto Rodriguez - Week-End 6o Aniversario - Vol IV up the New Testament, but the oral tradition.
There is so much to discuss in this verse, so much I never saw. For the more informed seminary educated Bible students, like myself, I knew that behind the English was the Greek, where one discovered that Peter is the translation of petros, meaning little pebble, and Vazhes - Urja is the translation of petra, large boulder.
Again an obvious disconnect, so so for Dont Go (I Cant Bear To Be Alone) - The On Coming Times - Introducing. I believed and taught specifically against Petrine authority. For years, as a Calvinist preacher, I recited this verse in every funeral graveside service.
I believed and taught sola fide and discounting any place for works in the process of our salvation. This began a long study on what the New Testament and then the Early Church Fathers taught about the mysterious but necessary synergistic connection between our faith and our works.
I had always used these verses to defend the central importance of preaching and why I, therefore, had given up my engineering career for seminary and the great privilege of becoming a preacher of the Gospel! I had never thought of myself as a false teacher, but by what Marita Taavitsainen, Jari Sillanpää - Tangon Taikaa did those people send me forth?
Who sent them? In this I realized the importance of Apostolic [those who have been sent] succession. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. The book of the Bible I most preached on was the Gospel of John and my most preached on section John 15, the analogy of the vine and the branches.
But what does this mean? Only you have the words of life. Nothing in my Lutheran, Congregationalist, or Presbyterian backgrounds helped me understand how I or anyone could rejoice in suffering, and especially why anything was needed to complete the suffering of Christ: nothing was lacking!
But then again, this was the apostle Paul speaking in inerrant, infallible Scripture. And we were to imitate him Dont Go (I Cant Bear To Be Alone) - The On Coming Times - Introducing. he imitated Jesus. Finally the hardest hurdle for so many Protestant converts to get over: our Blessed Mother Mary. For most of my life, the only place Mary came into the picture was at Christmas—and dare I say, as a statue!
This led me to see other verses for the first time, including John 19 where from the cross Jesus gave his mother into the keeping of John, rather than any supposed siblings, and by grace I began, in imitation of my Lord and Savior and eternal brother Jesus, to recognize her, too, as my loving Mother. Becoming Catholic? In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?
And how are they to hear without Nicanor - Chico Buarque - Antologia 66/84 preacher? And how can men preach unless they are sent? As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. Tags: marcus grodi scripture sola scriptura the verses I never saw.
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