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Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:12 AM Swearing [by Tom]
I would like to talk about a subject that for the most part has almost been an non-issue until now as a Christian. I am not talking here about oaths; I am talking about profane language.

Before I was a Christian, although I knew that swearing was wrong; unless I was around adults, for the most part I really did not care if I swore or not.
When I became a Christian one of the first things that I was convicted about is my swearing. I knew it was not edifying, and definitely didn’t glorify my thrice holy God. On that basis, I sought and eventually stopped swearing and I thank the Lord that He helped me with this.
However, recently I have been noticing quite a few professing Christians use swear words as though it was normal language. Some of them even excuse it by trying to tell me that they are not swearing. Others say they know it is wrong, but don’t seem to care. I really do not have a huge problem if a Christian is struggling with a particular sin such as swearing. However, to excuse their sin as though it is not a big deal really bothers me. The secular world understands swearing is wrong and even in many workplaces swearing is cause for discipline. One professing Christian at work, uses swearing a part of his normal language and I am surprised nobody has called him on it.
Recently however, I have been noticing professing Christians say swearing is not a sin; rather the motive behind the swearing is a sin. They added that even Jesus swore when he called people a “den of vipers”.
Personally speaking, I do not even consider swearing and Jesus calling people a “den of vipers” as the same thing. LIke Jesus did, there are times strong language that gets the point across is sometimes needed. It seems to me however that asociiating this as swearing is wrong.
I believe sometimes changing the words from a profain word to a more socially accepted word hasn't really changed the heart of the individual.
Thoughts?

Tom
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:29 AM Happy Anniversary to The Highway [by chestnutmare]
Happy 23rd Anniversary to The Highway!

This is our 23rd year online. May the Lord glorify His holy Name and use The Highway for the upbuilding and strengthening of His saints.

And a highway shall be there; and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray. (Isaiah 35:8)
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 AM When the believer is weakest [by chestnutmare]
When the believer is weakest, then is he strongest. The child that knows most its utter feebleness, entrusts itself most completely into the mother’s arms. The young eagle that knows, by many a fall, its own inability to fly yields itself to be carried on the mother’s mighty wing. When it is weak, then it is strong; and just so the believer, when he has found out, by repeated falls, his own utter feebleness, clings with simplest faith, to the arm of the Saviour – leans on his Beloved, coming up out of the wilderness, and hears with joy the word:...

“My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made
perfect in weakness”. (2 Cor 12:9)

~ Robert Murray McCheyne.
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:25 AM OSAS [by Tom]
OSAS
One of the things over the years that the Highway has taught me is to be a bit nitpicky. Of course I have still got a lot learn in that regard, but...
This is equally true when I am talking about OSAS and the Perseverance of the Saints. I do so in this particular case because when a non-Calvinist who claims to believe in OSAS; for the most part do not believe in the Perseverance of the Saints.
Unfortunately however, this nitpickiness has got me in hot water with a group of Calvinists who took issue with me. Saying things like:
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Tom Hardy, the misuse or abuse of a term does not render it false, misleading or inaccurate

I emphasized how the Perseverance of the Saints is a two sided coin; while OSAS is a one sided coin.
While agreeing with me that the Perseverance of the Saints is a two sided coin. They insist that OSAS has been stolen and misrepresented; therefore my nitpickiness has no bearing in the conversation.
I told them if they want to use the term OSAS, they better qualify it; mainly because if they do not do so those who affirm OSAS, but not the Perseverance of the Saints will think you are agreeing with them. I then told them, there are many non-Calvinist Baptists who reject all 5 points of TULIP, yet embrace OSAS. However, they keep going back to their point.
I am actually really surprised, because for the most part we usually agree with each other.
Any thoughts that might be helpful would be appreciated.

Tom
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:09 AM Temple Sacrifices [by Tom]
I have a question related to Dispensationalism.
I understand many Dispensationalists believe that Temple sacrifice will one day be restored. Would you call this belief “heretical”? Temple sacrifice was a foreshadowing or the final sacrifice of Christ. Why would anyone want to go back?
I have been told that John MacArthur believes that the Temple Sacrifice will be restored. However, somehow I don’t think MacArthur would go that far.
Sounds extreme.

Tom
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