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  • Theology Club: MADs: analogies to describe disp'ism

    BBS and others use the analogy of a mailroom to describe MAD. It's fine, but what other analogies might you use, if you were going to?

    I've been thinking about a pile of tools laying in front of an empty pegboard. All of the tools are good but each tool has a specific purpose that no other tool can meet. You can try to use them all willy nilly but to do the best possible job, you have to be clear on how and when, or if, each tool is used. There are also some you can't use without resulting in bad workmanship, through no fault of the tool.

    So what's the first order of business? Don't jump in and start driving nails with a level. Before going to work, organize them all on the board to see what's what.

    Other analogies?
    "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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    Office projects. The boss starts one group doing something And they are having trouble so he starts another group to basically take over the second half of the project because the first group can't even get the first half finished. It's a work in progress.
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    • #3
      I like that.
      "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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      • #4
        Originally posted by musterion View Post
        I like that.
        Thank you.
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        • #5
          Two that come to mind...

          Finding that one has done one's taxes in accordance with a tax code no longer that of the current administration!

          Visiting another state and not checking to see where its' rules of the road might greatly differ from those of one's own home state!

          Both are very similar in end result to the following!

          1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danoh View Post
            Two that come to mind...

            Finding that one has done one's taxes in accordance with a tax code no longer that of the current administration!

            Visiting another state and not checking to see where its' rules of the road might greatly differ from those of one's own home state!

            Both are very similar in end result to the following!

            1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
            Tax code idea reminds me that I once did a Sunday school sermon using an old stock certificate from Burger Queen. It was perfectly valid when the company existed, but good luck trying to claim anything out of it today. Even if there was someone to appeal to, they'd be under no legal requirement to honor anything about it because any guarantees associated with it are now defunct.

            I do own this mug, though.

            "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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            • #7
              My back and forth with dodge in his errors...inspired this one:

              We have one Military...comprised of different Branches...each with often very Different...instructions...

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              • #8
                That might work, except you'd need to address when people like Dodge automatically come back with something like "Yeah but it's still ONE military under ONE CiC...Israel/Body of Christ are one entity in Christ...it's all the same..." yada yada.
                "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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
                  Office projects. The boss starts one group doing something And they are having trouble so he starts another group to basically take over the second half of the project because the first group can't even get the first half finished. It's a work in progress.
                  Hi Lighthouse, Welcome back.

                  What you said sounds too much like Plan A failed so Plan B, and that doesn't work because the second group was chosen in Him before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4 KJV) whereas the first was prepared from the foundation of the world (Matthew 25:34 KJV). Your analogy might also give the impression to some that the BoC replaced Israel or that the same message, doctrine, duty and destination that was preached by the first group is now being preached just by different people, but it's not. Paul's apostleship is unique as is what is being preached today (mysteries)!

                  Just my thoughts
                  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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                  • #10
                    It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle, surrounded by an enigma

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by heir View Post
                      Hi Lighthouse, Welcome back.

                      What you said sounds too much like Plan A failed so Plan B, and that doesn't work because the second group was chosen in Him before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4 KJV) whereas the first was prepared from the foundation of the world (Matthew 25:34 KJV). Your analogy might also give the impression to some that the BoC replaced Israel or that the same message, doctrine, duty and destination that was preached by the first group is now being preached just by different people, but it's not. Paul's apostleship is unique as is what is being preached today (mysteries)!

                      Just my thoughts
                      That's why I said it was a work in progress.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                        It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle, surrounded by an enigma
                        Yeah, that'll clear things up.

                        What do you call two doctors?
                        "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?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by musterion View Post
                          Yeah, that'll clear things up.

                          What do you call two doctors?
                          A second opinion?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by musterion View Post
                            Yeah, that'll clear things up.

                            What do you call two doctors?
                            Paradox (pair of docs)

                            We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
                            They already know monsters exist.
                            We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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                            • #15
                              Bingo!
                              "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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