Sunday, 6 April 2014

Passover Preps

Well as it is about a week to go to Passover, we've been engaged or conscripted in a thorough cleaning of the household (Mrs K makes my ex drill sarge look like a laid back pussy) and been on ruthless inquisition in respect of expelling chametz, except for a bit which has been hidden by my brother Samuel for us to find on Passover eve (my brother's idea that we could Flambé my fine malt Scotch with a brisket, in keeping with burning chametz, didn't go down well, so I've instead done a repro agreement with Mr & Mrs Chang of no 65 in our street).

Oy Vey!

This week , in our Torah study,we're going to be tackling the weekly Torah portion- Leviticus 16 to 18- covering atonement, blood and sexual sin. Heavy duty stuff. But that's why we  are observant Jews; there is little point in trying to ignore the more challenging areas of faith and proclaim oneself to be a part of it.


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  1. WATER BAPTISM AND FAITH
    Can you imagine believers in Christ saying the same things about faith that they say about water baptism?

    BAPTISM: (Acts 2:38 ...baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins....) If a believer says "I was baptized, however, it had nothing to do with the forgiveness of my sins;"would that be a valid baptism?

    FAITH: If a believer says, "I believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son Of God, however, it has nothing to do with the remission of my sins;" would that be a faith that saves?


    BAPTISM: (Mark 16:16...has been baptized shall be saved...) If a believer says, " I was baptized as a testimony of my faith, however, I was already saved before I was baptized," would that be a valid baptism?


    FAITH: (Mark 16:16 He who has believed...shall be saved....) If a believer says,"I believe in Jesus, however, I was already saved before I believed;" would that be a faith that saves?


    BAPTISM: If a believer says, "I was baptized because Jesus commanded it, however, it was not essential for my salvation;"would that be a baptism that saves?


    FAITH: If a believer says, "I believe that Jesus is my Lord and Savior, however, I only believe because Jesus commanded it, faith has nothing to do with my salvation;" would that be a faith that saves?


    Does what you believe about water baptism and faith, effect your salvation? Does it matter what you think, as long as you are baptized and claim to have faith?


    CAN YOU DENY THAT WATER BAPTISM AND FAITH ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE FORGIVENESS OF SIN AND STILL BE SAVED?



    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

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  2. Steve

    No I don't think I'll be reading your blog. I shall keep the post up here as a place to point some of the more stringent (fundamentalist?) Christians who post here. It seems like their kinda place

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  3. David,

    Hi.Been trying to do ours today. Is it Christian mission week or something? Had a couple knocking on the door today, quite tiresome a bit like the first post on this thread (I'm thinking of doing a post on that).

    Steve, you are cheeky or what? The answer is no, I don't want to read your blog. Strange post, even by the standards of some others we get here.

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  4. Esther,

    Go for it! You're on the contributing list, so you can log onto your account and post something. I also believe we can do this at the same time, so even if I'm logged on here you can post (?). Hannah can explain this hopefully.

    As for the Steve Finnell post, I'd agree an utterly random contribution...

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