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  • #16
    Originally posted by Arsenios View Post
    1Peter 2:9

    But ye are
    a chosen generation,
    a Royal Priesthood,
    an holy nation,
    a peculiar people;


    That ye should shew forth the praises of Him
    Who hath called you out of darkness
    into His marvellous Light:


    Does this apply to modern Christianity?

    What do priests, the members of the priesthood, DO?

    What is the meaning of priestly actions?

    What is so peculiar about Christians?

    Arsenios
    When God chose a priesthood, an holy nation in the past, they would be above all people.


    Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

    Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.


    So will be in the future for Israel,


    Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


    but that is not the case for us as SaulToPaul already pointed out


    Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


    Those who pose as priests today are 2 Timothy 11:13-15 KJV!
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Paul defines the word of truth as the gospel of your salvation (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV, Ephesians 1:13 KJV). Now, study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed by rightly dividing it!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by heir View Post
      When God chose a priesthood, an holy nation in the past, they would be above all people.


      Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
      That's why all professing Christians who believe they are Israel are so arrogant. LA for example, tho there are many others here.
      "There is one thing worse than going to Hell. That would be going to Hell and having it be a surprise."
      Terence Mc Lean

      [most will be very surprised]


      Everyone who has not believed the Gospel of grace is not saved, no matter what else they believe or do.
      By that measure, how many professing Christians are on their way to the Lake of Fire?

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      • #18
        Arsie.

        Originally posted by musterion View Post
        Where is Israel called the BoC?
        "There is one thing worse than going to Hell. That would be going to Hell and having it be a surprise."
        Terence Mc Lean

        [most will be very surprised]


        Everyone who has not believed the Gospel of grace is not saved, no matter what else they believe or do.
        By that measure, how many professing Christians are on their way to the Lake of Fire?

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        • #19
          Christians have been chosen/called "out of darkness."

          There is darkness today, so this applies today.

          Priests offer sacrifices.

          Priestly actions cleanse people.

          Christians are in "His marvelous light;" "a Royal Priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people." We are peculiar because we are in "His marvelous light." Everybody else is in darkness.
          Originally posted by Arsenios View Post
          1Peter 2:9

          But ye are
          a chosen generation,
          a Royal Priesthood,
          an holy nation,
          a peculiar people;

          That ye should shew forth the praises of Him
          Who hath called you out of darkness

          into His marvellous Light:

          Does this apply to modern Christianity?

          What do priests, the members of the priesthood, DO?

          What is the meaning of priestly actions?

          What is so peculiar about Christians?

          Arsenios
          "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

          @Nee_Nihilo

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          • #20
            Originally posted by DAN P View Post
            In the end there are 2 groups left

            Israel,

            who are an Earthly Kingdom
            and

            the Body of Christ

            who are a Heavenly people !!
            Matthew 19:28
            And Jesus said unto them,
            "Verily I say unto you,
            That ye which have followed me,
            in the regeneration
            when the Son of man shall sit
            in the throne of his glory,
            ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones,
            judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

            Are we to disregard all Christ said that was not to the Gentiles?

            Or is the Kingdom of Heaven Christ's?

            And is His Body those reborn into Him?

            Arsenios
            Arsenios

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            • #21
              The High Priest rules the priesthood
              The Priesthood judges the twelve tribes of Israel
              Israel is the head of the nations, the Gentiles
              Originally posted by Interplanner
              They can't compete with a real writer and grammar scholar
              Originally posted by Interplanner
              You're too literal to get it.
              Originally posted by Interplanner
              The New Covenant preceded the Old Covenant.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Idolater View Post
                Christians have been chosen/called "out of darkness."

                There is darkness today, so this applies today.

                Priests offer sacrifices.

                Priestly actions cleanse people.

                Christians are in "His marvelous light;" "a Royal Priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people." We are peculiar because we are in "His marvelous light." Everybody else is in darkness.
                Yours is the first direct answer - Thank-you...

                Do you offer sacrifices and cleanse people?

                If the Light of Christ is invisible to the worldly, what makes us peculiar?

                Arsenios
                Arsenios

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Arsenios View Post
                  Matthew 19:28
                  And Jesus said unto them,
                  "Verily I say unto you,
                  That ye which have followed me,
                  in the regeneration
                  when the Son of man shall sit
                  in the throne of his glory,
                  ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones,
                  judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

                  Are we to disregard all Christ said that was not to the Gentiles?

                  Or is the Kingdom of Heaven Christ's?

                  And is His Body those reborn into Him?

                  Arsenios
                  We never disregard anything Christ says, we pay attention to His words more than any part of the Bible. That's the way to understanding

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                  • #24
                    I didn't say that priests cleanse people, but that priestly actions cleanse people. Christ cleanses people through priestly actions.

                    We are peculiar because we can see.
                    Originally posted by Arsenios View Post
                    Yours is the first direct answer - Thank-you...

                    Do you offer sacrifices and cleanse people?

                    If the Light of Christ is invisible to the worldly, what makes us peculiar?

                    Arsenios
                    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

                    @Nee_Nihilo

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                      We never disregard anything Christ says,
                      we pay attention to His words
                      more than any part of the Bible.
                      That's the way to understanding
                      Good... I could not agree more...

                      So... Here is my little issue...

                      Whenever I use a citation from anyone other than Paul in the New Testament, I am cast out because it was only addressed to the Jews, and not to the Gentiles, as were virtually all of Paul's epistles addressed mostly to Gentiles... Since we are not Jews and do not observe the Levitical Law, we are, under this guidance, compelled to disregard all of the Bible that is addressed only to Jews...

                      The idea in this (false) line of thinking is that Christ preached TWO Gospels, one to the Jews prior to His Passion, and one to the Gentiles after that, as given to Paul to preach to them...

                      So that we are to only receive the Gospel of St. Paul, and NOT the Gospel of Sts. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and only the epistles of Paul, and not those of anyone else...

                      So here come my issue: Following this line, are we not compelled to disregard the Gospel of Christ as He preached it because it was ONLY addressed to and intended for the Jews???

                      Arsenios
                      Arsenios

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Idolater View Post
                        I didn't say that priests cleanse people,
                        but that priestly actions cleanse people.
                        Christ cleanses people through priestly actions.
                        OK - If priestly actions cleanse people,
                        And if we are Christ's Royal Priesthood...
                        Do WE cleanse people by OUR priestly actions IN Christ?

                        We are peculiar because we can see.
                        What is so peculiar about seeing?

                        I mean...

                        When someone is hallucinating,

                        then THAT is peculiar...

                        Arsenios
                        Arsenios

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                        • #27
                          Christ cleanses people. It's not a/an hallucination.
                          Originally posted by Arsenios View Post
                          OK - If priestly actions cleanse people,
                          And if we are Christ's Royal Priesthood...
                          Do WE cleanse people by OUR priestly actions IN Christ?



                          What is so peculiar about seeing?

                          I mean...

                          When someone is hallucinating,

                          then THAT is peculiar...

                          Arsenios
                          "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

                          @Nee_Nihilo

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                          • #28
                            Arsie.

                            What need now for any priest if the one true Sacrifice was made and accepted by God?
                            "There is one thing worse than going to Hell. That would be going to Hell and having it be a surprise."
                            Terence Mc Lean

                            [most will be very surprised]


                            Everyone who has not believed the Gospel of grace is not saved, no matter what else they believe or do.
                            By that measure, how many professing Christians are on their way to the Lake of Fire?

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                            • #29
                              Today is the holiest day on the Idolaters' of Christ calendar: Thanksgiving. It's the Anglicized Greek, rather than the transliterated Greek Eucharist.

                              In America, it is customary to celebrate Thanksgiving with what's colloquially as well as accurately known as a "four-day-week-end." It's the only four day weekend on almost every American's calendar; and it is on every Idolater's of Christ calendar. Holiest four days, every year.

                              We begin by feasting. And then we take it easy. With family.

                              Happy Thanksgiving Arsenios.
                              "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

                              @Nee_Nihilo

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Idolater View Post
                                Today is the holiest day on the Idolaters' of Christ calendar: Thanksgiving. It's the Anglicized Greek, rather than the transliterated Greek Eucharist.

                                In America, it is customary to celebrate Thanksgiving with what's colloquially as well as accurately known as a "four-day-week-end." It's the only four day weekend on almost every American's calendar; and it is on every Idolater's of Christ calendar. Holiest four days, every year.

                                We begin by feasting. And then we take it easy. With family.

                                Happy Thanksgiving Arsenios.
                                Blessings to you too, my Friend...

                                As worshipers of the Ancient Eastern Orthodox Faith in the US, we made an accommodation in our parish for Thanksgiving. You see, we fast for 40 days in preparation for the Nativity of Christ on the 25th, and Thanksgiving always falls during the Nativity Fast, so we break out the turkey and trimmings on the Sunday before the commencement of the Fast, and today we celebrate the Eucharist of Christ in an 8AM Service of the Divine Liturgy, and then do our Thanksgiving feast with a blessing to eat fish, wine and oil for the day...

                                I am gladdened to see that you follow a Christian Calendar... In the West, we seem to have lost track of the fact that holidays are in fact Holy Days, as we secularate our Faith with carnal and materialistic substitutions... Even Thanksgiving has its aptly named BLACK FRIDAY... Black indeed...

                                Arsenios
                                Arsenios

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