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The honorable Rev. FSSL, Litt.D., Hon.D.

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 10:39:37 PM »
... believers will lose their salvation?
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bibleprotector

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 10:57:57 PM »
... believers will lose their salvation?

Are they really believers? And of course, many have lost their salvation:

Ga 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Pr 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

prophet

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 11:20:34 PM »
... believers will lose their salvation?

Are they really believers? And of course, many have lost their salvation:

Ga 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Pr 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
Like I said before, you leave the door open for Armenian heresy.

You said "Penecostals aren't the only Armenians."

Ok, so we know that you also are a works salvation heretick.

A lot makes sense now.


subllibrm

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2014, 06:20:28 AM »
An in between state of "saved" and "unsaved?" Now THAT is interesting!

Carnal brethren are in danger of backsliding, that's why He said He will spue them out.

Ah, a salvation is not secure kind of guy. Kind of Catlick thinking right there. Jesus didn't do quite enough and relies on us to make it across the finish line ourselves.

subllibrm

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2014, 06:24:10 AM »
Ok, so we know that you also are a works salvation heretick.

A lot makes sense now.

Obviously the "work" assigned to him is the "apostolic" protection of the KJV. No wonder he takes the stance the way he does. His entire eternity rests on his KJV efforts.

Thankfully, mine rest upon the finished work of Christ.

rsc2a

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2014, 07:03:31 AM »
Ah! The old "ignore the verses we don't like" hermeneutical approach. Based on one certain view of "salvation", it seems there are plenty of verses for those who would claim one cannot lose so precious a gift. Of course, there are plenty of other verses for those who think you can give it up.

The better answer: accept all the passages and ask where our understanding of salvation is wrong.

See also: God choosing vs man choosing, works vs faith, God will restore all things vs Hell's hot and forever, etc, etc...
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bgwilkinson

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 07:45:03 AM »
... believers will lose their salvation?

Are they really believers? And of course, many have lost their salvation:

Ga 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Pr 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

So why not admit that your theology is Catholic?

Totally fits with having a non people interpretation in Psa. 12:7.

You cast doubt on God's promise of people preservation.



John Gill's comments on Psa. 12:7.


"Thou shall keep them, O Lord,....
Not the words before mentioned, as Aben Ezra explains it, for the affix is masculine and not feminine; not but God has wonderfully kept and preserved the sacred writings; and he keeps every word of promise which he has made; and the doctrines of the Gospel will always continue from one generation to another; but the sense is, that God will keep the poor and needy, and such as he sets in safety, as Kimchi rightly observes: they are not their own keepers, but God is the keeper of them; he keeps them by his power, and in his Son, in whose hands they are, and who is able to keep them from falling; they are kept by him from a total and final falling away; from the dominion and damning power of sin, and from being devoured by Satan, and from the evil of the world: and this the psalmist had good reason to believe, because of the love of God to them, his covenant with them, and the promises of safety and salvation he has made unto them;

thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever; or "thou shalt preserve him" (p); that is, everyone of the poor and needy, from the wicked generation of men in which they live, from being corrupted or intimidated by them; and who are described in the beginning of the psalm. Some take these words to be a prayer, "keep thou them, O Lord, and preserve them", &c. (q); and so the following words may be thought to be a reason or argument enforcing the request.

(p) תצרנו "custodies eum", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth. (q) "Custodi eum", Tigurine version, Vatablus, "custodito eorum quemque", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator."
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cubanito

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2015, 10:59:55 PM »
The fallacy here is using what is not clear to interpret what is clear.  :-[

Rev 3: 5 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. NASB

In this particular use, either cold or hot is Good.  Notice that Christ would like them to be either one or the other, and He accepts either. Clearly Christ Glorified will not abide sin, so whatever "cold" means, it is not a sinful state. This is not Christ as we have him in the Gospels, a man who set aside His power and privileges to walk the Earth like one of us. This is the ascended Master in judgement upon His Churches. He has been the lamb, this is a view of what the returning Lion will look and act like.

If you get that straight, then you can have long winded fanciful debates as to what is meant by hot and cold. Again, since Christ did NOT spit out hot nor cold, they are both acceptable to Him.

JR



JR

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Re: Rev 3:15 traditional vs acceptible.
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2017, 11:54:33 AM »
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Face value is primary for interpretation.<br /><br />God said:<br />Rev 3:15-16<br />15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.<br /> 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.<br /><br />Despite a multitude of interpretations to the contrary, the text does not allow for any dispersions cast against "cold", or any exaltation of "hot".<br />It places them as equals.<br /><br />2Pe 1:20<br />20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.<br /><br />Primacy established.<br /><br />Please discontinue your claim to adhere to some "Protestant"(private) interpretation of this passage, it makes any salient point you have to offer to be of none effect.<br />
The Protestant tradition is attested to by both Historicist and Futurists, i.e. many years, majority witness, etc. Your alternative view is an extremely minority (mainly Calvinist) and new view (i.e. post-1950s). If anyone has "private interpretation" it is those who changed the interpretation of the word "cold".<br />
<br /><br />My "alternative view" is taking the Scripture at face value.<br /><br />It is as old as when I read it, most recently a few minutes ago.<br /><br />I could care less what some Protestant like Calvin thinks of the Scripture...<br /><br />Any interpretation of "cold" as any other meaning than one of the acceptable temperature ranges of a beverage, fit for consumption, is private, by definition. It is not available in the text, therefore "private" to those in the know (Protestant tradition, in your mind, which I care not for, since many of these Protestants fail the John 16 test).<br /><br />You are a modern Nicodemus, unable to grasp the earthly side of the parable...<br />A man picks up a mug of tea, expecting hot tea, but sadly, it has cooled to room temperature due to neglect...he spits it back out, disgusted.<br />The same man, fancying a quaffing of his thirst on a hot day, picks up his lemonade, only to find that it has set for hours and warmed to room temperature, and again, he spits it out.<br />Hot drinks refresh.<br />Cold drinks refresh.<br />Room temperature drinks disgust.<br /><br />There is not one shred of a hint of a gleam of any inference to the contrary of this acceptable face value of this passage, in this passage.<br /><br />Call on whichever dead Romish waif you may, to testify from the grave, still there is FIRST no private interpretation.<br /><br />The wind blows through the trees, and you can't see it, but the evidence that it exists is plain, Nicky.<br/>

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I would agree that the imagery of disgust at the taste of something is given, and have often read the beverage in view would likely have been mineral water. Water that is cold is refreshing, and water that is hot has been cleansed. Water that is lukewarm (particularly if it is mineral water) is revolting.

But I view as more important to interpreting this verse is defining what it means to overcome. I take the position "overcoming" is synonymous with salvation itself.  So, in His address of the churches, in which He knows perfectly well are the tares and wheat He has taught about a great deal, His command is simply that those who have an association with the churches be saved. Their lack of genuine relationship is evidenced by their works, just as the lack of repentance was evidenced to John because their works were no meet with works that would show genuine repentance. And while we would not create doctrine that the Lord is here teaching salvation by works, just as He did not create this doctrine by telling a man to go and sell all he had and then follow Him, we do see the consistent teaching that works will no doubt be evidence of the condition of a person. Good works evidence salvation, evil works evidence one does not know Christ, nor is known of Him.


God bless.