First Lutheran transgender bishop, Megan Rohrer

BJ Bear

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promise is to all who believe on his name!
The heresy you assert is in the meaning of the words you use, otherwise, you wouldn't be using them to deny the clear word of God in Mark 16. It is apparent that those who use God's word as camouflage to attack and deny His clear word are those with a false faith and false Christ. Repent.
 

BJ Bear

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The debate is clearly not over as many Christians do not view this as a problem.
How do you know? And does the opinion of some people, Christian or otherwise, trump the word of God?
Everyone sins and you do daily and you don't stop. So picking one sin out of many to pick on is simply religious one upmanship.
How do you know that it is only one sin being acknowledged? Or do you think that acknowledgement of one sin necessarily denies other sins?
 

Faithoverbelief

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How do you know? And does the opinion of some people, Christian or otherwise, trump the word of God?

How do you know that it is only one sin being acknowledged? Or do you think that acknowledgement of one sin necessarily denies other sins?
Because I read the OP. That's how I know.
 

BJ Bear

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Because I read the OP. That's how I know.
Then in all seriousness, opinions don't trump the word of God, it is not a reference to a singular sin, and Scripture doesn't indicate that acknowledging a sin or evem multiple sins is necessarily a denial of all other sins.
 

Faithoverbelief

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Then in all seriousness, opinions don't trump the word of God, it is not a reference to a singular sin, and Scripture doesn't indicate that acknowledging a sin or evem multiple sins is necessarily a denial of all other sins.
God is not denying sin. People are and the evidence is all over this forum and the internet.
 

YeshuaFan

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The heresy you assert is in the meaning of the words you use, otherwise, you wouldn't be using them to deny the clear word of God in Mark 16. It is apparent that those who use God's word as camouflage to attack and deny His clear word are those with a false faith and false Christ. Repent.
That ending in mark though has been very disputed!
 

BJ Bear

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That ending in mark though has been very disputed!
Sure, but the overwhelming majority of those who do dispute the authenticity of the longer ending don't do so on doctrinal grounds. In other words, the disputers are not claiming that the longer ending isn't original because it teaches some kind of substantive error or heresy.

Mark 16:16 is a simple and straightforward way to demonstrate the error which some people read into the passage that leads to gross errors They do that as a way to justify their assertion of a false faith, false Jesus, and a false baptism. If a person studies the passage according to what is actually written and then repents of those errors it was only a misunderstanding rather than something worse.

Even so, if for grins and giggles we pretend that the longer ending of Mark doesn't exist or that the Gospel of Mark doesn't exist at all then nothing changes with regard to what is to be believed about Christ and baptism. A reason why is the nearly universal acceptance of the authenticity of the OT, Luke 24, Acts 2, 1 Peter 3, Romans, etc.

Because of this it works out the same way as in Mark 16:16 when one considers in chronological order Luke 24:44-48, Acts 2:31-39, and 1 Peter 3:21-22. They all rest on the OT and it's fulfillment in the person and work of Christ.

For example, in Luke 24:44-48 the risen Lord Jesus opens the minds of the disciples to understand the Scriptures, how they testify of Him, and the disciples' future witness of Him. They were to proclaim repentance and the forgiveness of sins in His name to the world beginning at Jerusalem, see Luke 24:44-48.

What then did the disciples proclaim in His name regarding repentance and the forgiveness of sins at Pentecost? What was it that people were to believe regarding Christ, baptism and salvation? They were to believe Christ was crucified, risen, ascended to the right hand of God, received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, and subsequently pours it out on all flesh in baptism. For the promise is unto you and your children (without reference to age or mental acuity), as many as the Lord shall call, see Acts 2:30-39.

This is the Prophetic and Apostolic witness regarding baptism, Christ, and salvation just as Peter would later sum the matter, baptism does now save you through the resurrection of Christ, 1 Peter 3:21-22. People who deny this truth in whole or in part necessarily proclaim a false faith, false Christ, and false baptism.
 
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