For May 3rd, 2017

For May 3rd, 2017

First: Read Romans 10

Second: Watch this Video

Third: Join this blog discussion at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 3rd!

11 comments (Add your own)

1. Bill Marquette wrote:
Good evening everyone. Hope you enjoyed the video this week. I know many of you have asked if you can participate in the active blog, but you are in class on Wednesday evening. Please, once you've watched the video and read the scripture for the week make any comments or ask questions. Then check back online after class to see the responses to your comments. I hope to entertain some great questions this evening. This is a subject that has been in the news for the last twenty years.

Please let us know when you are online.

Thank you again,

Bill Marquette

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:28 PM

2. Sandy Littleton wrote:
Do you feel like v.13 should be taken at face value or are there some things left out?

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:35 PM

3. Bill Marquette wrote:
Good evening Sandy.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:38 PM

4. Bill Marquette wrote:
Yes. I believe every scripture should be take at face value, as long as it is also placed in the proper context. If you continue reading in chapter 10 14-17 that partially answers your question.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:40 PM

5. Bill Marquette wrote:
How can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
How are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?
How are they to hear without someone preaching?

and then in vs. 16
"But they have not all obeyed the Gospel."

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:43 PM

6. Bill Marquette wrote:
In I Peter 3: 18-22 we see that part of our calling out to God, our appeal to God is through the act of Baptism.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:44 PM

7. Bill Marquette wrote:
God has taught us through the scriptures how to appeal, or call out to Him.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:45 PM

8. Sandy Littleton wrote:
I agree with you, but it seems like baptism should have been mentioned, especially in verses 9-10.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 6:52 PM

9. Bill Marquette wrote:
Baptism is mentioned several times in the book of Romans. For example Romans 6:4. Baptism has only become an issue in the last one-hundred fifty years. For almost two thousand years Baptism has been the accepted way for Christians to call on God for their salvation. It is an appeal to God. Baptism should be a non-issue to those who read their Bible. Christ setting the example by being baptized, Christ directly commands that we be baptized and the book of Acts filled with all those examples of conversion which include baptism. For a Christian who studies his bible it should be a, next issue, lets move on, subject.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

10. Bill Marquette wrote:
Unfortunately modern day Christians have mixed in a rejection of baptism with a rejection of salvation by works, which is unfortunate. It dilutes the clear teaching of Christ that we are not saved by works, but that salvation is a free gift from God to all who accept the gift. Baptism is no more a work than saying the sinners prayer or calling God into your heart. Both of those take effort and are works, in that regard, but only Baptism is requested by our Lord and savior.

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 7:04 PM

11. Bill Marquette wrote:
I want to thank you for your questions and comments this evening. I was hoping to discuss the concept of who God's Chosen People are. But we have run out of time. If you wish to comment on that subject please do so. I will be checking the blog over the next few days and will look to comment on any late arrivals.

God Bless to all and hope to see you next week on-line.

Bill Marquette

Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 7:25 PM

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