K B Napier (BTM)76p
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It can also mean a gathering of people (anyone) in a public place, a gathering of a council to come to a decision, an assembly of Israelites, a fervent crowd met together randomly, Christians meeting to worship, an orderly meeting of believers, a gathering of believers as one body, all Christians everywhere, and believers who have died.
It also means a gathering/assembly of those who are called out.
So what you say is correct, it is the ‘theology’ behind the biblical facts.
Christians can lose what they love the most – money, possessions, even their life.
A conviction of the heart might indeed follow on from chastisement. in fact it would be most appropriate, because chastisement is not just about convicting a Christian that he is unworthy, it is also about building a better relationship with the Lord, using the chastisement as a ‘stepping stone’.
Simply put, think of chastisement as a ‘telling off’ from God, for one of many possible sins and failures, which requires us to respond with faith and genuine repentance.
If you honestly feel you should not attend just say so.
I know from my own experience that this will make people think you are ‘backslidden’ – but is that too big a price to pay for honesty and obedience to the Lord? I went through all that you speak of and finally had to stand my ground.
It wins no friends, but it does win God’s approval!!
The matters raised in the article were approached AFTER a number of far loftier Christians spoke to Stott, who rejected their words and sentiments.
I agree that teaching truth is better than jumping down the throats of believers. However, when that truth is then returned void, there must be admonition, if not sharp rebuke. Heresy must be obvious before it is called that.
lived in Austria.
Your linking of human beings sinning has nothing to do with the real point – that when God condemns something Christians have no right or business going against.
Yes, we all sin. But, the sin is condemned by God. It must be repented of and the person must change. So yes, as per God’s command I am judging those I speak of in the text.
Next you broaden out your anger by saying ALL my articles are “insanely stupid”.
Are you homosexual or Islamist? As for your accusation, that I must be homosexual… guess what? I heard that nonsense back in the 1970s when I challenged consultant psychiatrists. They didn’t win! It is an accusation that still comes up in childish rants, and it is still a very silly thing to say. You also say I have a “very very serious mental illness”.
If this is true I invite you to tell me what that illness is, in detail, so I can get help. (As you might know I am qualified to argue this).
Overall, your diatribe is from someone who is unsaved, and without knowledge… and with a propensity for foul language.
It is God Who judges the people in my short article, not me. I only stand against what God stands against. Your cryptic statement about BPD is incorrect and quoted out of context. If you wish to follow up with a sensible and rational argument I will be glad to read and publish it. But first make sure you have all the facts and can manage to write without using foul language (which I have edited).
Finally, how many other readers have noticed the resort to fascism? I “need to shut up”, what I say “needs to be stopped”, “never speak or write again”… Yet, my short article contains nothing like the hatred you just threw out at me.
When we subject ourselves to a government we automatically support it by our attitude and actions. Your quote from Peter is perfectly correct.
However, see the Addendum to the article, to be published later.
But there are flaws in your conclusions. I will write an addendum to the original article to make plain what I said, and what I believe scripture says.
The answers are far too long to put into a simple few sentences. please see other articles on our website (and on my private list). Basically, it comes down to the Gospel, which runs through all scripture.
The emphasis on money and economy was because that is what the comments were about! And the destruction of jobs and income directly affect millions, some of whom commit suicide out of despair. The overall statistics are malleable and can mean whatever ‘experts’ tell us… I question that there was a surge in the new virus (a number of viruses are coronaviruses), and we have passed on many warnings by scientists and doctors that there is a concerted effort to cause fear by recording deaths linked to the virus (SARSCoV2) rather than caused by the virus. There is a vast difference! Lockdowns were invented, literally, by a college student and do nothing to stop the spread of ANY virus. The new virus is NOT the worst we have ever seen… it is a fairly weak virus, less so than any flu virus. It is the government and its continuous scare tactics that make the virus appear to be the worst. As I keep telling our readers, of all who contract the virus a staggering 99.6% do not even feel ill!! The death rate has remained constant throughout, even with the supposed new variant (if it actually exists), which is NOT worse, but has the same outcome as that of the original virus. please check on all known sources of information before coming down in favour of blatantly unscientific government AND hospital figures!! The purpose of the approach to this virus (an approach never used to deal with annual flu) is to force the people to obey the whims of government, who are trying hard to force us into accepting a global socialism (the great reset). It is so obvious that big tech companies close down any and all opposition and alternative arguments. As for the vaccine – only a fool will accept the vaccine, untested and with yet to come serious results to millions. Masks do nothing, nor does distancing… all scientific facts. I did not continue my nursing pin number because of the corrupt nature of nursing and hospitals today!