To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 5:56 PM
Subject: Seeking Answers
Gentlemen and Brothers in Christ:
I am confused about some teachings at Church. We are beginning a new Bible Study this Fall…except it isn’t from the Bible. It is based on a book by Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind. My concern is: 1) Even though a man is teaching the class, he is using a book written by a woman (whom I believe to be not walking as she should). Doesn’t that fall under a woman usurping a man’s authority? And 2) Why would a Bible Study not be from the Word of God? Why do people feel like they need something other than the Word? I really don’t want to “start” something and I don’t know who to ask. I have questions about our Elders being qualified to serve so I’m at a loss.
I look forward to your advice.
In Christian Love,
From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2016 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: Seeking Answers
These postings on our site will answer your question about Joyce Meyer and women teaching in the Body of Christ:
Meyer, Joyce: Segment in “What Kind of Faith Do You Have?”
Diabolical Doctrines: Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority over Men
As for the technicality of discussing a book on spiritual matters found in the Scriptures as a “Bible study,” that’s not really an issue. The issue is whether the book is in harmony with the Bible, coming from the same Spirit of Truth Who inspired its writing, testifying of Jesus Christ. We know that’s the case with our website, for example, but not with Joyce Meyer’s book.
Now you need to consider why your elders are blind to these things, Coral, and what you need to do about it.
“But He answered and said, Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:13-14 MKJV).
Paul and Victor
God is Lord of all. He alone is the Master of all destinies; otherwise He is Lord of nothing. Either one has free will, or one does not. Liberty must be total, or it isn’t true liberty - it’s only frustrating torment.
English - Spanish From: Paul To: The Path of Truth Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 5:00 AM Subject: 8 Repentance Steps Hi Guys Interesting page. Just a question on your eight steps of repentance. What if you committed a sin you weren't aware of how would you go through all of the 8 steps? if I have done a sin I am not aware of does that mean I have not completed proper repentance? Regards Paul From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk To: Paul Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 5:09 PM Subject: Re: 8 Repentance Steps Paul, it’s not about dotting all the “I’s” and crossing all the “t’s”. It’s all about motive and attitude. If you seek the Lord to do His will, He’ll surely cause you to know all you need to know. He’ll convict you of any sin and give you the gift of repentance to turn from it. Believe and obey; it’s for your life, His Eternal Life He gives to those who believe on Him. Jesus Christ is Lord. Victor Paul, Paul Cohen here. You have the cart in front of the horse. Those 8 elements follow the repentance that comes from God. In other words, when those elements are present, we know that God is doing a miraculous work of salvation in the person. And when any of those elements are absent, we know that God isn’t doing the work. And, O man, the one judging those who do such things, and practice them, do you think this, that you shall escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, and the forbearance and long-suffering, not ...
From: Homer To: The Path of Truth Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 6:38 AM Subject: Why MKJV? I try to utilized the oldest scripture not including Hebrew, Greek. I find much difficulty in trust that mankind translated appropriately. If God calls and chooses what is the Debate about. This would be Predestination entirely not written word. From: Homer To: The Path of Truth Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 5:19 AM Subject: RE: Why MKJV? Sorry! Just agreeing mostly with the gospel process you mentioned. I was involved in IFB, and saw the results of shotgun salvation. From: Victor Hafichuk To: Homer Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 6:55 AM Subject: RE: Why MKJV? Not sure what you’re trying to tell us in your more recent letter, Homer, about “shotgun salvation.” Regarding your question on Bible translations and versions, read our section: How We View and Use the Scriptures The Book of Matthew Corrupted The Book of Luke Corrupted: A Deathbed Conversion Tale The Book and Letters of John Corrupted In Defense of ExtraBiblical Inspiration of God Christ Lives and Speaks Today Duplicate Scriptures Is the King James Authorized Version the Perfect Word of God? Answer to an Apologist for Worship of the KJV Is Peterson's The Message Evil? Debra Lynn Berit Kjos - Moralizing Minister of Death Despatch Magazine (EndTime Ministries) The Rich Man and Lazarus – A Pagan Parable L. Ray Smith's Faulty Interpretation of the Rich Ma...