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  • God's Role in Regeneration

    03/23/2015 12:03:17 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 9 replies
    Grace to You ^ | January 27, 2013 | John MacArthur
    For this morning, I want you to open the Word of God to the third chapter of John, back to the third chapter of John and the opening ten verses. Now, you who have been with us the last couple of weeks know how important and critical this portion of Scripture is. You know something about it now that we’ve sort of penetrated it at least as far as verse 3. The good news, we’ll finish all the way down to verse 10 this morning. I can’t exactly tell you when but we will finish verse 10. Now I’m going...
  • Does Water Baptism Save?

    03/05/2015 2:28:53 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 277 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 3/5/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    p { margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1px } <p>body { font-family: "Times New Roman", serif; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal } Does Water Baptism Save? A Biblical Refutation of Baptismal Regeneration    Baptismal Regeneration is the teaching which says that water baptism is an essential requirement for salvation.  According to this teaching, if a person desires to be born again (born into God's family) then he must be baptized in water.  Those holding to this doctrine teach that apart from water baptism, a person cannot be saved, cannot be born again, cannot see the kingdom, and cannot enter heaven.     Introduction:...
  • Conversion from Roman Catholicism to Biblical Christianity

    03/02/2015 5:00:25 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 166 replies
    Gorden & Jacki's Place ^ | March 2<2015 | Jackie
    I grew up in a loving family who attended the Catholic Church regularly. Not just my immediate family, mind you(!) - but my entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.) was Catholic! I was a regular participant and played the organ at church and also was a leader in the "folk choir" for most of my teenage years. In short - I was as "Catholic" as they come! I never doubted my faith because I was told to just believe everything the Church taught me without question. The Pope was supreme in his authority, and the priests and nuns were...
  • Science Fiction Becomes Science-Fact: Two Strategies for Repairing Humans (regeneration)

    08/09/2014 11:02:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | Sonia Arrison
    Not long ago, it would have sounded like science fiction to discuss growing human organs in the lab or re-writing DNA. Yet today both are realities that will change the world and allow for longer and healthier lives. Already, lab-grown bladders, windpipes and blood vessels have been successfully created and implanted into humans. Most recently, tissue engineering pioneer Dr. Anthony Atala and his team at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced another breakthrough: lab-made vaginas—one of the most complex organs made to date. In four girls with MRKH syndrome, a medical condition in which the vagina and uterus...
  • Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

    06/06/2014 4:04:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:51PM BST 05 Jun 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable”. Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. […] Scientists found that prolonged fasting also reduced the enzyme PKA, which is linked to aging and...
  • Scientists Fully Regenerate Organ In Living Animal For The First Time

    04/08/2014 7:36:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/08/2014 | KATE KELLAND, REUTERS
    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal, a discovery they say may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans in future. The University of Edinburgh team rebuilt the thymus - an organ central to the immune system and found in front of the heart - of very old mice by reactivating a natural mechanism that gets shut down with age. The regenerated thymus was not only similar in structure and genetic detail to one in a young mouse, the scientists said,...
  • Missing parts? Salamander regeneration secret revealed

    05/20/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 53 replies
    Live science ^ | 5-20-2013 | Tanya Lewis
    Salamanders can regrow entire limbs and regenerate parts of major organs, an ability that relies on their immune systems, research now shows. A study of the axolotl, an aquatic salamander, reveals that immune cells called macrophages are critical in the early stages of regenerating lost limbs. Wiping out these cells permanently prevented regeneration and led to tissue scarring. The findings hint at possible strategies for tissue repair in humans.
  • Alligator Stem Cells Offer Hope for Tooth Regeneration in Humans

    05/18/2013 2:08:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies ^ | 5/17/13 | Natali Anderson
    An international team of scientists led by Prof Cheng-Ming Chuong from the University of Southern California has discovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).Their findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pave the way for tooth regeneration in people. “Humans naturally only have two sets of teeth – baby teeth and adult teeth. Ultimately, we want to identify stem cells that can be used as a resource to stimulate tooth renewal in adult humans who have lost teeth. But, to do that, we must first understand how they renew...
  • Newt sequencing may set back efforts to regrow human limbs

    02/27/2013 2:15:32 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 21 February 2013 | Zoe Cormier
    Amphibian's unique proteins cast doubt on existence of latent potential for regeneration. The ability of some animals to regenerate tissue is generally considered to be an ancient quality of all multicellular animals. A genetic analysis of newts, however, now suggests that it evolved much more recently. Tiny and delicate it may be, but the red spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) has tissue-engineering skills that far surpass the most advanced biotechnology labs. The newt can regenerate lost tissue, including heart muscle, components of its central nervous system and even the lens of its eye. Doctors hope that this skill relies on a...
  • Building The Body Electric [Tufts scientists manipulate electrical signals, sparks new eye]

    12/16/2011 6:26:02 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies ^ | December 31st, 2011; Vol.180 #14 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Scientists have created a tadpole that can literally watch what it eats: The tadpole has an eye growing in its gut. Led by developmental biologist Michael Levin of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., the researchers manipulated cells in the tadpole’s gut to take on a specific electrical state. Those cells developed into a fully formed eye. Inducing just the right electrical state in cells can lead to eye growth anywhere on the body, the team reports online December 7 in Development. Bizarre as the experiment sounds, it is a major step toward regenerating complex organs and limbs. One day, Levin...
  • Some Helpful References to Monergism from Church History

    05/29/2011 12:28:23 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | John Hendryx
    Also available in (Kindle .mobi ) & (ePub Version) formats To download eBook, click the link and select "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..."------------------------------------------------------------------------ While this is by no means an exhaustive list, the following are Christians in the course of the history of the Church who believed and taught monergistic regeneration: (we will add to this list as more resources are found) Scripture, Augustine, Council of Orange, Martin Luther (who considered this doctrine the heart of the Reformation), John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, John Owen, John Flavel, Thomas Manton, William Gurnall, Thomas Watson,...
  • UC Davis Doc - Grows New Fingertip(Graphic Pic Warning)

    09/10/2010 9:09:01 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 18 replies
    CBS47 ^ | 9-10-10 | CAKID1
    UC Davis Doctor grows new fingertip. I have never heard of this before. Back in January Deepa Kulkarni had the tip of her finger cut-off when a car door slammed into her hand. The tip of her pinky was on the ground. Some time later she found Dr. Malathi Srinivasan at the University of California-Davis Medical Center. The idea of 'tissue regeneration' is new. "The therapy involved cleaning out the finger and removing scar tissue -- a process called debridement - and then dipping her finger into MatriStem wound powder."
  • Dental implants could be grown inside patients' mouths

    05/30/2010 11:00:39 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 10 replies · 537+ views
    gizmag ^ | May 28, 2010 | Ben Coxworth
    Conventional dental implants are typically screwed into the patient’s jaw bone, require visits to several types of clinicians, take two to six months to heal, and are still subject to failure. Not exactly an ideal solution to missing teeth. A professor of dental medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, however, has devised a technique wherein implants could be grown in the empty tooth socket, right inside the patient’s mouth. Dr. Jeremy Mao started with a tooth-shaped scaffold made of microchannelled natural materials, infused with a growth factor. In an animal-model study, he placed that structure in a recipient’s empty tooth...
  • Regeneration in the ESV Study Bible

    10/23/2008 11:18:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies · 575+ views
    For visitors to who are considering the purchase of the ESV Study Bible, the following may be of particular interest to you. Ever since the ESV Study Bibles have come out I have been reading through some of the notes on various texts and skimming the theological articles so I could report back to you what I found. As you might have guessed, one of the first things looked for was whether the ESV Study Bible would take a clear Christ-honoring stand on the vital doctrinal issue of regeneration. Expecting to find an amorphous commentary that neither monergist nor...
  • The New Birth

    07/28/2008 11:01:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies · 70+ views
    Banner Of Truth ^ | Geoff Thomas
     John 3:1-8 'Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no-one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him." In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no-one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb...
  • U.S. teams aim to grow ears, skin for war wounded

    04/18/2008 10:14:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 1 replies · 86+ views
    Reuters ^ | 18 Apr 2008 | Kristin Roberts
    Teams of university scientists backed by US government funds hope to grow new skin, ears, muscles and other body tissue for troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The $US250 million effort aims to address the Pentagon's unprecedented challenge of caring for troops returning from the war zones with multiple traumatic injuries, many of which would have been fatal years ago. "We've had just over 900 people, men, some women with amputations of some kind or another since the start of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq," said Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Many have also suffered...
  • Regrowing Limbs: Can People Regenerate Body Parts?

    03/18/2008 6:47:11 PM PDT · by Flavius · 44 replies · 1,525+ views
    sciam ^ | April, 2008 | By Ken Muneoka, Manjong Han and David M. Gardiner
    Progress on the road to regenerating major body parts, salamander-style, could transform the treatment of amputations and major wounds * The gold standard for limb regeneration is the salamander, which can grow perfect replacements for lost body parts throughout its lifetime. Understanding how can provide a road map for human limb regeneration. * The early responses of tissues at an amputation site are not that different in salamanders and in humans, but eventually human tissues form a scar, whereas the salamander’s reactivate an embryonic development program to build a new limb. * Learning to control the human wound environment to...
  • A "Holy Grail" Of Healing[Regenerative Medicine]

    02/17/2008 5:20:13 PM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 561+ views
    CBS News ^ | 07 Feb 2008 | Wyatt Andrews
    Regenerative Powder Helped Re-Grow A Man's Fingertip, And Could Change Medicine (CBS) A new generation of researchers is changing the way we heal, one cell at a time. This is the second in a CBS News series on the innovative field of regenerative medicine. You might become a believer in the power of magic dust, when you see how a special powder re-grew the tip of Lee Spievack's finger. He sliced off a half inch of his finger in the propeller of a hobby shop airplane. His finger never even formed a scar. "Your finger grew back flesh, blood, vessels...

    12/28/2007 2:25:53 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 68+ views
    Banner of Truth ^ | Geoff Thomas
    WHO OPENED LYDIA'S HEART? The hearts of all mankind are closed to the gospel, to the preaching of the word, the beseechings and invitations of the Lord. by Geoff Thomas Lydia's home town was four hundred miles away in Thyatira a city famous for its dyes (there is an early inscription to a guild of dyers there). Lydia was a business woman and an entrepreneur. She traded in purple cloth, up-market material because purple dye was expensive (she may have been the agent for a Thyatiran manufacturer). We are also told that she was also a worshipper of God, that...
  • Protein cue that allows limb re-growth

    11/03/2007 4:39:05 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 5 replies · 111+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 3rd Nov., 2007 | AFP
    WASHINGTON: Researchers in Britain discovered a protein's molecular signal that apparently plays a key role in allowing newts, which are amphibians to re-grow severed limbs, a report in the journal Science says. The finding could provide insights in the field of regenerative medicine relating to mammals and humans, said Anoop Kumar of the University College London (UCL), the report's main author. Biologists have long been intrigued at how newts and other amphibians can re-grow severed limbs, never fully understanding the biological process. The protein called nAG, produced by nerve and skin cells, apparently plays a key role in stimulating blastema...
  • Science finds new ways to regrow fingers

    10/21/2007 9:22:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 535+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 19, 2007 | Malcolm Ritter
    AP Science Writer NEW YORK --Researchers are trying to find ways to regrow fingers -- and someday, even limbs -- with tricks that sound like magic spells from a Harry Potter novel. There's the guy who sliced off a fingertip but grew it back, after he treated the wound with an extract of pig bladder. And the scientists who grow extra arms on salamanders. And the laboratory mice with the eerie ability to heal themselves. This summer, scientists are planning to see whether the powdered pig extract can help injured soldiers regrow parts of their fingers. And a large federally...
  • My Testimony

    03/31/2007 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies · 262+ views ^ | 31 March 2007 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Vanity)
    I grew up attending church at the Lee's Summit First Church of the Nazarene. When I was around 6 or 7 years of age, I went forward during an altar call at a revival service being held, and prayed a prayer, and then got baptised a couple of weeks later. Despite my profession of faith, my life as I grew older did not demonstrate any sort of true repentence unto salvation. All through middle school and high school, I did pretty much the same thing all the other kids did: I lied, I gossiped, I made fun of other kids,...
  • Electric switch could turn on limb regeneration

    02/28/2007 8:05:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 748+ views ^ | 28 February 2007 | Heidi Ledford
    Close window Published online: 28 February 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070226-8 Electric switch could turn on limb regenerationTadpoles use a proton pump to direct tissue regrowth.Heidi Ledford Tadpoles: chop off their tails and they grow back. NHPA Tadpoles can achieve something that humans may only dream of: pull off a tadpole's thick tail or a tiny developing leg, and it'll grow right back — spinal cord, muscles, blood vessels and all. Now researchers have discovered the key regulator of the electrical signal that convinces Xenopus pollywogs to regenerate amputated tails. The results, reported this week in Development, give some researchers hope...
  • Discovery of cardiac stem cells may advance regenerative heart therapy

    12/02/2006 3:58:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 406+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 11.22.06 | Heidi Hardman
    An immediate early publication of the journal Cell, published by Cell Press, on Nov. 22, 2006 points to the possible existence of master cardiac stem cells with the capacity to produce all three major tissues of the mammalian heart. A companion Cell paper also published online reports the discovery of a second population of cardiac progenitors, which are capable of forming both cardiac muscle and the smooth muscle found in the heart's blood vessel walls.  Together with similar findings reported in the November issue of the journal Developmental Cell, also a Cell Press publication, the findings challenge the notion that...
  • For First Time, Brain Cells Generated In A Dish

    06/18/2006 11:06:33 AM PDT · by annie laurie · 68 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | Jun 15, 2006 | unattributed
    GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 14 (SPX) -- Regenerative medicine scientists at the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute have created a system in rodent models that for the first time duplicates neurogenesis - the process of generating new brain cells - in a dish. Writing in today's (June 13) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe a cell culture method that holds the promise of producing a limitless supply of a person's own brain cells to potentially heal disorders such as Parkinson's disease or epilepsy. "It's like an assembly line to manufacture and increase the number of brain cells,"...

    05/27/2006 3:16:13 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 14 replies · 863+ views
    R. B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries | 1995 | R. B. Thieme, Jr.
    DOCTRINE OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST Spir Dynamics 827 4/17/96; Eph 284-286 5/11/86; Rev 11/3/82; 1 Jn 11/11/81 A. Definition and Description. 1. While our Lord did some bleeding on the cross, He didn't bleed to death, nor does His literal human blood have anything to do with the phrase found throughout the New Testament, "the blood of Christ." 2. Even Greek lexicons recognize this principle when defining the word HAIMA, the Greek word for blood. a. The Arndt and Gingrich, Greek-English Lexicon, p.22, under HAIMA in the paragraph describing the figurative use of the blood of Christ, says, "blood...
  • Eye-Opener for Restoring Optic Nerves

    05/15/2006 10:48:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 738+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 15 May 2006 | Prashant Nair
    When neurologists first found a way to regrow damaged optic nerves in mammals 5 years ago, they weren't sure exactly how the procedure worked. Now, a team of researchers has identified the molecule responsible and achieved significant regeneration of optic nerves in rats without the harmful side-effects seen with some previous techniques. The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain. Injuries or diseases such as glaucoma can damage it, and once severed, nerve fibers projecting from the retina via the optic nerve don't regrow. In the past, scientists have achieved modest sprouting of these neurons in rats by inducing...
  • Regrow Your Own

    04/10/2006 8:51:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 777+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 11, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Stem cell therapy has long captured the limelight as a way to the goal of regenerative medicine, that of repairing the body with its own natural systems. But a few scientists, working in a relatively obscure field, believe another path to regenerative medicine may be as likely to succeed. The less illustrious approach is promising, in their view, because it is the solution that nature itself has developed for repairing damaged limbs or organs in a wide variety of animals. Many species, notably amphibians and certain fish, can regenerate a wide variety of their body parts. The salamander can regenerate...
  • Straight Out of Science Fiction: Organs Engineered in a Lab [1st total organ regeneration]

    04/03/2006 6:17:44 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 61 replies · 1,436+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Joy Victory
    April 3, 2006 — The news is being hailed as a medical milestone: Several years after receiving new bladders engineered entirely in a laboratory, seven young patients are all still healthy. It marks the first long-term success of total-organ tissue regeneration, an area of medicine that until now was more the stuff of science fiction than clinical reality. Dr. Anthony Atala, the director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, reports in tomorrow's issue of the medical journal The Lancet on the success of the new procedure, which was performed on children born with...
  • Appendage Regeneration in Adult Vertebrates and Implications for Regenerative Medicine

    12/24/2005 5:57:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 748+ views
    Science ^ | 23 December 2005 | Jeremy P. Brockes and Anoop Kumar
    Appendage Regeneration in Adult Vertebrates and Implications for Regenerative Medicine Jeremy P. Brockes* and Anoop Kumar The regeneration of complex structures in adult salamanders depends on mechanisms that offer pointers for regenerative medicine. These include the plasticity of differentiated cells and the retention in regenerative cells of local cues such as positional identity. Limb regeneration proceeds by the local formation of a blastema, a growth zone of mesenchymal stem cells on the stump. The blastema can regenerate autonomously as a self-organizing system over variable linear dimensions. Here we consider the prospects for limb regeneration in mammals from this viewpoint. Department...
  • Multipotent stem cells discovered in hair follicle (End to baldness?)

    10/06/2005 8:49:11 AM PDT · by jb6 · 16 replies · 912+ views
    Researchers have discovered that certain cells inside the hair follicle are true multipotent stem cells, capable of developing into the many different cell types needed for hair growth and follicle replacement. 6 Oct 2005, 09:42 GMT - Using an animal model scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated that these holoclones can be used for long-term follicle renewal. The researchers isolated stem cells from rat whisker follicles, labeled them and grew them in culture for 140 generations. They then implanted progeny cells into the skin of newborn mice whose hair follicles were just being formed. This...
  • 'Miracle mouse' can grow back lost limbs

    09/02/2005 3:53:28 PM PDT · by zencat · 27 replies · 930+ views
    Times Online ^ | 08/28/2005 | Jonathan Leake
    Scientists have created a “miracle mouse” that can regenerate amputated limbs or badly damaged organs, making it able to recover from injuries that would kill or permanently disable normal animals. The experimental animal is unique among mammals in its ability to regrow its heart, toes, joints and tail.
  • It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts

    09/01/2005 11:32:43 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 14 replies · 708+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 29, 2005
    It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts 29aug05 SCIENTISTS have created "miracle mice" that can regenerate amputated limbs or damaged vital organs, making them able to recover from injuries that would kill or permanently disable normal animals. The experimental animals are unique among mammals in their ability to regrow their heart, toes, joints and tail. And when cells from the test mouse are injected into ordinary mice, they too acquire the ability to regenerate, the US-based researchers say. Their discoveries raise the prospect that humans could one day be given the ability to regenerate lost or damaged organs, opening up a...
  • It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts - [stunning news about tissue regeneration]

    09/01/2005 4:12:01 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 113 replies · 2,675+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 29, 2005
    It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts 29aug05 SCIENTISTS have created "miracle mice" that can regenerate amputated limbs or damaged vital organs, making them able to recover from injuries that would kill or permanently disable normal animals. The experimental animals are unique among mammals in their ability to regrow their heart, toes, joints and tail. And when cells from the test mouse are injected into ordinary mice, they too acquire the ability to regenerate, the US-based researchers say. Their discoveries raise the prospect that humans could one day be given the ability to regenerate lost or damaged organs, opening up...
  • Reversing the Curse

    06/14/2005 9:27:50 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 274 replies · 2,055+ views ^ | Unknown | John Owens
    “To say that we are able by our own efforts to think good thoughts or give God spiritual obedience before we are spiritually regenerate is to overthrow the gospel and the faith of the universal church in all ages.” - John Owen All men can be divided into two groups. They are either regenerate or unregenerate. All men are born unregenerate (John 3:3-8). ...Spiritual darkness is in all men and lies on all men until God, by an almighty work of the Spirit, shines into men’s hearts, or creates light in them (Matt 4:16; John 1:5; Act 26:18; Eph 5:8;...
  • But Spiritual Discernment is Wholly Lost Until we are Regenerated

    05/21/2005 12:48:38 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 7 replies · 207+ views ^ | Unknown | John Calvin
    The following selection by John Calvin was taken from book 2, chapter 2 parts 18-21 of The Institutes of The Christian Religion, translated by by Henry Beveridge, Esq. A must read for all Christians who aspire to better understand the Bible's teaching on man's spiritual impotence prior to the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. 18. The limits of our understanding We must now explain what the power of human reason is, in regard to the kingdom of God, and spiritual discernments which consists chiefly of three things - the knowledge of God, the knowledge of his paternal favour towards us,...
  • The Wind of the Holy Ghost Blowing upon the Dry Bones in the Valley of Vision

    11/11/2004 3:03:55 PM PST · by telder1 · 254+ views
    In the beginning of this chapter, the Lord, in a vision, brings the prophet Ezekiel into a valley full of dead men's bones, quite dried and withered, and asks him the question, if he thought it possible for these dry bones to live? Thereby intimating, that although it was a thing impossible with men, yet it was easily effected by the almighty power of God. And, to convince him of it, he commands the prophet to speak to the dry bones, and to tell them, in his name, that he would make the breath of life to enter into them;...
  • the opened sight

    01/11/2004 12:13:36 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 4 replies · 88+ views
    "to open their eyes...that they recieve"acts 26v18 this verse is the grandest condensation of the propaganda of a disciple of Jesus Christ in the whole of the New Testament. the first sovereign work of grace is summed up in the words-"that they may recieve remission of sins." when a man fails in personal Christian experiance,it is nearly always because he has never recieved anything.the only sign that a man is saved is that he has recieved something from Jesus Christ.our part as workers for God is to open men's eyes that they turn themselves from darkness to light;but that is...
  • Refuting the Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration

    10/06/2003 5:30:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 299 replies · 441+ views
    The False Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration by John R. Rice   I can understand your rearing and your training. It is of a very distinctive kind, and easily recognized in the Church of Christ and Christian Church preachers and debaters. The Scriptures do make clear the answer to this problem and the Scriptures never contradict themselves. They should be taken for face value. I believe this and pray you do as well. I. "SAVED BY FAITH" IS A BIBLE DOCTRINE REFFERING TO WHAT A SINNER MUST DO TO BE SAVED 1. The Bible Does Teach That One Who Trusts in...
  • The Nature of Regeneration

    09/08/2002 2:25:19 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 6 replies · 64+ views
    Fundamentals website ^ | Unknown | Thomas Boston
    The Nature of Regeneration by Thomas Boston (1676-1732) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. For the better understanding of the nature of regeneration, take this along with you, in the first place, that as there are false conceptions in nature, so there are also in grace: by these many are deluded, mistaking some partial changes made upon them for this great and thorough change. To remove such mistakes, let these few things be considered: 1. Many call the Church their mother, whom God will not own to be His children. "My mother's children," that is, false brethren, "were angry with me" (Cant. 1:6). All...