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336324. daniel said in March 1st, 2018

On a new article by Eugene Prewitt (Feb. 5, 2018), I wrote this in response to the article: “Why does the author bother quoting Scripture, when he believes the words written in it are from his uncles?”
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He responded: “Words by the uncles are the way that inspired persons express their inspired ideas. And they are helped by the Spirit in this work such that their sentences are completely true, just as they would have been had they chosen different words to express the same thought. That is and has been my position. Thanks for asking.”
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To which I basically agreed, pointing out that the words are God’s words.
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Either he, or someone else on that forum had written earlier: “”The effect of inspiration was to move the authors so as to produce the words God wanted. In this view the human writers’ individual backgrounds, personal traits, and literary styles were authentically theirs, but had been providentially prepared by God for use as his instrument in producing Scripture”.”
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I agree with that too.
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So finally, it looks like basically we agree on this issue. Weird.
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Gerry Wagoner himself wrote in a comment 3 months ago: “Throughout history (including Luther’s day), pure doctrine came from the plain simple sense of the inspired words of Scripture—that “is” means what it plainly and simply says.”
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So we see he believe the words are “inspired” too, just as I believe, thus refuting one of the reasons Eugene Prewitt gave for writing the article condemning me.
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May they both repent, and follow Jesus’ pure, holy, inspired words.

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379779. daniel said in August 20th, 2018

On August 17, 2018, Eugene Prewitt’s article “Discipline” was published by Fulcrum7.
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In it, he quotes Deut 6:6 that says “these words, and he also write in his article: “Second, it is our work to surround our children with exposure to God’s principles of living. They should be hearing and thinking of God’s words continuously. This is how we prepare them for the seal of God.”
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Well, this has been my main point all along – that the words in the Bible are God’s words. So I wrote: “So Br. Prewitt, why do you quote “these words” from the Bible, when you don’t believe the words in the Bible are God’s?”
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He replied: “The Ten Commandments are referred to in Scripture as Ten Words. And as they were written with the finger of God I most certainly believe that these Ten Words are, in fact, God’s “words” even in the modern sense of words. But in the Biblical sense, a “word” is often an idea (like in the phrase, “May I have a word with you?” And so I do believe that the whole Bible is the words of God though the vocabulary reflects the language skill and habits of the various prophets who were God’s penmen, albeit not his pen. But I have a hard time imagining that you ask in good faith since we have discussed this to ad nasium in the past. I risk my life on the reliability and authority of Scripture. There is not an idea in Scripture to which I do not bow.”
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To which I responded: “I do believe that the whole Bible is the words of God
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That was my whole point before, to which you took umbrage.
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If you wish to be brotherly, it would be nice to see you apologize, admit your mistake, and move forward in believing all of God’s words.”
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He then said: “Daniel, I distinctly think you are in dangerous error on this topic. So though I coukd have a pleasant afternoon talking with you somewhere sometime, I do not think I have made a mistake warning people about your agitation of your views.”
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I replied somewhat lengithly: “As a teacher of God’s remnant people, I am commanded to respect you.
I do.
I’m also commanded to shout aloud, and show the house of Jacob their sins.
I do.
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I did not want to bring out the point that your previous post is self-contradictory, as I was hoping you would admit your error and turn from it.
But since you double down on it, I will point it out:
You correctly wrote: “I do believe that the whole Bible is the words of God”
But then you contradictorily wrote: “There is not an idea in Scripture to which I do not bow.”
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If you really believe the Bible is the words of God, then you believe the words of God. To say you believe the thoughts, but not the words, is self-contradictory, as the thoughts are told by the words.
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You know what Jesus said man lives on, and it is not by every thought of God.
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If you don’t wish to believe the words of God, then you need to retract your statement in this article “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:”
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Of course there are many other places in the Bible where it says things like “my words”, and “your words”, and “his words” etc. that you would have to purposely disbelieve also if you do choose to not believe the words in the Bible are the words of God.
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I pray you will follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, and make the right decision.”

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