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  1. BJ Bear

    Liturgical?

    For anyone interested in learning about the Common Service in the Evangelical Church this downloadable book provides a lot of information about terms used, the parts, and the substance of the service. https://www.lutheranlibrary.org/366-explanation-of-the-common-service/
  2. BJ Bear

    Sola Scriptura from and Orthodox perspective

    Here is the missing context which led to much of the errant speculation above. https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_1998_professio-fidei_en.html You will find the essence of the symbol of faith, what is commonly called the Apostles Creed, derived...
  3. BJ Bear

    Old time radio, or picture less TV

    Ok, I remember the commercial now. It seemed quirky and kind of funny when I first saw it because I didn't know the context. In a parallel to the sometime opening fo The Shadow the commercial started with, "Who knows what evil lurks in your plumbing?" And then then the unusual plumbing company...
  4. BJ Bear

    Old time radio, or picture less TV

    Thanks for mentioning Box 13. It was cool to hear Alan Ladd as the lead character.
  5. BJ Bear

    Vienna Christological Formula

    An agreement upon a new interpretation of Chalcedon was reached about fifty years ago. I am wondering if there have been any official responses from the participating churches or interested churches? Thanks. Here is an English translation of the Formula at Wikipedia. "Vienna Christological...
  6. BJ Bear

    Christ and the communication of attributes.

    Dr. Cooper at Just And Sinner has been doing some podcasts on Christology. His latest covers the genus of majesty as presented in Scripture through a work written by R. F. Weidner. Dr. Cooper gave the helpful reminder that what was being presented, abstract comments on Christ (A concrete...
  7. BJ Bear

    Liturgical?

    Liturgy is an order of service. Latin is an inflected language. The form of words change depending on their role in the sentence, for example, as the subject or object. It looks like what you are referring to in English would be Christ the victor. (Latin has no definite article.) In any case...
  8. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    It was primarily a contrast of the one person of Christ with what you previously posted. With respect to Job and the others through whom God has proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ, they and their circumstances are not important. The point is that they didn't live in a vacuum and that they...
  9. BJ Bear

    Super Bowl 2023 teams?

    Who do you think will win, or who do you want to win, this weekend in the conference championship games? The games are the Cincinnati Bengals vs the Kansas City Chiefs, and the San Francisco Forty-Niners vs the Philadelphia Eagles. I think the Super Bowl this year will be a rematch of the...
  10. BJ Bear

    Liturgical?

    I've been to numerous churches whose liturgical services would never be confused with the traditional services of English speaking churches. However, the change from the traditional service to a contemporary service has been the death rattle of sound doctrine in all the English speaking...
  11. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    lol. Well, Mr. Modulation who is Al and who is Fred? Signed, the other Mr. Modulation Btw, does it help you to understand the perspective if is pointed out that we were called Evangelicals (with just cause) as a pejorative by Roman Catholics? We have been known as the Evangelical Church for...
  12. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    Yes, the words all men are not literalistically in the passage. That is why in another post (I think in this thread, but if not then it is in the current James.thread on the Lutheran board.) I pointed out the context from John 5. For example, “And hath given him authority to execute judgment...
  13. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    Continuing on because I am a bit of a klutz and accidentally posted before I was finished. Getting back to your statement on value and the Canaanites: Although you didn't define value, the statement itself based on your entire post, it looks like you are evaluating the situation by some sort...
  14. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    God has left us multiple witnesses of those who believed in the coming incarnate Lord, for example, Eve in a literal translation of Genesis 4:1, Enoch according to Genesis 6 and Hebrews 11, Job, “25. For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth...
  15. BJ Bear

    Why Luther rejected James- it refuted his faith alone doctrine

    If in your reading of that history you have already reached the fourth century then is the subsequent church history sanitized or does it explicitly or implicitly give the reader the impression that it was sometimes a very messy business? Thanks.
  16. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    I am mystified by the questions and comment above. Previously, you wrote: Answer: it is the witness of Scripture. That implies there was understanding and agreement prior to my response. Not to be funny, but it is *the* witness of Scripture. It is through the proclamation of the gospel...
  17. BJ Bear

    Why Luther rejected James- it refuted his faith alone doctrine

    Thanks Bonnie! Although we didn't define church history, the context was largely one of person, place, and time. In that sense discussing church history apart from secular or world history can be flawed. It can be flawed because the providence of God and consequent obvious facts can be...
  18. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    Or to emphasize the practicality of doing so, if a person doesn't understand the gospel then they will not have the key to properly understand a lot of Scripture. The Savior saves. Alleluia!
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    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    You have, but not In a way that is consistent with the way Scripture speaks. The good news of Jesus Christ, has existed from the garden of Eden. Peter is not saying that the gospel or good news of Jesus Christ did not exist prior to His incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and exaltation...
  20. BJ Bear

    What if both sides are wrong in C&A debate?

    It is the witness of Scripture, both the Tanakh and the NT. They are they which testify of Jesus Christ, the one through whom all things came into being, etc., 1 Cor 8:6.
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