Photo credits

The Embalse de Riano in northern Spain. The picture was taken by .... me!

Friday, February 21

Important day for Mrs

Please pray for my wife as she meets the diocesan director of ordinands.  She wants to do her training at a different church since she doesn't get on with our vicar.

2 comments:

  1. IS ACTS 2:38 SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION?

    Should Scriptures be interpreted or should they be read and understood? When men claim that Scriptures are subject to interpretation, what they normally mean is subject to explanation according to their denominational view point. Case in point Acts 2:38.

    God's Point of View: Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let everyone one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall received the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

    Man's Interpretation: Peter said to them your sins were forgiven and you received the gift of the Holy Spirit the minute you believed. Repentance and water baptism follow forgiveness from sins and reception of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    God's point of View: Acts 2:38 Peter, "All of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then your sins will be forgiven. You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(New International Reader's Version NIRV)

    Man's Interpretation: Water baptism is simply an act of obedience and is not essential to the forgiveness of sins. Receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit precedes repentance and water baptism.

    God's Point of View: Acts 2:38 Reconsider your lives; change your direction. Participate in the ceremonial washing of baptism in the name of Jesus God's Anointed, the Liberating King. Then your sins will be forgiven, and the gift of the Holy Spirit will be yours. (The Voice VOICE)

    Man's Interpretation: Bible commentaries and church catechisms are more accurate than the Bible.

    God's Point of View: Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible NIV )

    Man's Interpretation: God is not smart enough to guide men into an accurate translation of the Bible. It has to be explained by Priests, Preachers, and denominational leaders.


    WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO TRUST, THE BIBLE, WHICH IS GOD"S VIEW OR MAN'S INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE?


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    1. Hi Steve
      It's always gratifying to get a comment - 'someone is actually reading my blog!' .... Only it's obvious that you haven't read it: your comment has nothing to do worth the post it is attached to or to any recent discussion. it is irrelevant to my blog. It is part of your own programme of self-aggrandisement.

      Regarding the content of your comment, I would point out that God gives the whole of scripture not just the one verse. In the same scripture, the thief on the cross is taken to paradise without baptism and without it being recorded if he received the Holy Spirit. And the household of Cornelius received the Holy Spirit before they had heard the full gospel message and had a chance to respond to it - the Spirit just came. So your interpretation of Peters message in acts is just your human interpretation, out of sync with Gods interpretation.

      And no I won't subscribe to your blog for the reasons I have given you several times previously.

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