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  1. Bob Carabbio

    Which Bible is the true Bible?

    Simple: NONE OF THEM, and all of them. In the final analysis the BEST Translation is the one you'll actually READ. 70 years ago I started (and learned to read in) the KJV. and since I know it best, and understand the "Work Arounds" for places where the translation isn't good, I'll not be...
  2. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    It appears to be that, in God's overall plan for the "Visible Church", it STARTED with "The just will live by FAITH", which the Catholics had long forgotten, even though it's the cornerstone on which everything else is built. Then for the next 500 years God has been ADDING to the overall...
  3. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    And folks have been praying and TRYING their best to "Unify" what ONLY the Holy Spirit can unify (like He did in a small, but significant, way in the '70s, but when The Spirit lifted, and the outpouring ended, folks went right back to their divisions. BUT no problem, He'll do it again when...
  4. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    And THAT Prayer will be answered, when the time is right.
  5. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    And, when God decides it's TIME for that, it'll happen. Man's religious efforts will NEVER bring it about. All MAN can do is create division.
  6. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    The "Charismatic Outpouring" actually was a world wide "Sovereign Act" of God back in '64, or so, until '78 or so when it ended - followed by the "Charismatic Movement" which never "denominationalized" the way the Pentecostals did back in '14. It PRIMARILY effected the "Liberal Denominations"...
  7. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    You'd get a kick out of "The Granary Burial Ground" adjacent to Park Street Congregational Church (1809) on Tremont Street in Boston. The cemetery goes back to 1660, and includes folks like: Peter Faneuil, Sam Adams, Crispus Attacks, John Hancock, James Otis, Robert Treat Paine, Paul Revere...
  8. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    Nope - the AoG has never been "non denominational" in any sense of the word - formalized in 1914, and affirmed their Trinitarian Stance in 1916 to combat a growing "Oneness" corruption that was gaining a foothold in the denomination. More recently, the Assemblies of God have found it...
  9. Bob Carabbio

    What does it mean to be saved?

    "Saved" is a "Religious Euphemism" for being "Born Again of the Holy Spirit" (John 3). It follows God's Drawing of a person to Christ (John 6:44) in the form of CONVICTION OF SIN, and of Judgement up front and personal. It's the beginning of God's WORD TO YOU (Rom 10:17) where HE lets you...
  10. Bob Carabbio

    Which denomination do you belong to and why? Or what you believe is the meaning of Church?

    For MOST of the last 57 years (since I was saved in 1963), I've been a member of the Assemblies of God Denominational group, after starting out for the first years or so as a Southern Baptist. since the SOuthern Baptist theology about cessationism is obviously not accurate, I jumped into the...
  11. Bob Carabbio

    Online dating

    The only thing you're "meeting" is the Image (true or false) the the "New people" want to project of themselves.
  12. Bob Carabbio

    Catholics and the Eucharist

    If the Priest is a Born again Christian, then they can certainly give valuable Spiritual advice. One led my wife into the Born Again experience back when she was a Roman Catholic. If they're only a "Catholic", not so much.
  13. Bob Carabbio

    On why being a good person is not enough

    Of course if one ACTUALLY DOES Become Born again of the Holy SPirit (instead of just performing rituals, and repeating stuff by rote), then since they are indwelled by the Holy Spirit, the natural outworking of that will be taking HIS YOKE upon Him/Her, learning of Him, and acting accordingly...
  14. Bob Carabbio

    On why being a good person is not enough

    Being a "good person" isn't enough for sure (because our "Good works" are (in God's sight) nothing but filthy rags). Going to mass, and doing Catholic Rituals is also useless (since that nothing but "Good works" also). What a person NEEDS to be right with God, is to be Born Again of the Holy...
  15. Bob Carabbio

    Steps to Christ

    That's completely Biblical. True in the absolute, BUT "Theologians" skilled in the art of "Adjusting Scripture" will always be able to turn "White" into "Black" with their "Reasonings", and "Rationalizations".
  16. Bob Carabbio

    Steps to Christ

    I have also spoken "Prophetically, and never claimed to be a "Prophet". "Prophetic utterances", are simply when a person speaks that which the Holy Spirit sources to their minds. It's one of the recorded Gifts of the Holy Spirit" partially cataloged by Paul in 1 Cor 12. OF course: "Live by...
  17. Bob Carabbio

    Steps to Christ

    Theologians "Create doctrine" using the tools of their trade. God reveals truths - then and now - like when He revealed to Luther in the midst of phony Roman Catholic "Doctrine" that "the Just will live by FAITH".
  18. Bob Carabbio

    Thoughts of Suicide

    That's true, for sure - what kept me alive long enough to be Born Again, was what my Aunt told me when I was 18, and suicidal: "If you end your life through suicide, you will have FROZEN yourself for eternity in the agony that caused you to end your life with no possibility for release from the...
  19. Bob Carabbio

    Steps to Christ

    This is the straight Cessationist line.
  20. Bob Carabbio

    Steps to Christ

    Thanks - it's a 1995 Gibson Mastertone, Earl Scruggs model, that I got as a bonus that year from my company. I was happy, but my wife probably would have appreciated the Ca$h more (oh well). "Dear Old Dixie" is a favorite: or "Shuck'in them corn":
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