Paul's Passing Thoughts

Romans 7: Assurance and Sanctification; Part 1, 35 minutes

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 27, 2018

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  1. Wayne said, on February 2, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    aren’t you giving us your commentary!?

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on February 2, 2019 at 8:38 PM

      Commentary by leadership through persuasion, and an appeal to reason (real teaching) is not commentary as authoritative “truth.” Elders in the home fellowship movement are NOT God’s appointed authority nor do they claim to be.

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      • Wayne said, on February 2, 2019 at 10:40 PM

        So then you were giving us your commentary of Romans 7 as you understand it. It may be correct and it may not be correct. Do you feel that all commentaries are viewed by those who give their understandings believe that their understanding must be received as authoritative truth?

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      • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on February 3, 2019 at 8:52 AM

        “So then you were giving us your commentary of Romans 7 as you understand it. It may be correct and it may not be correct.” EXACTY. It’s a proposition for others to discern and either add to their understanding or reject. In a group setting the input of others also adds to the understanding. A major theme of this ministry: the truths of the Bible will never be rightly understood without the collective study and efforts of the laity. “Do you feel that all commentaries are viewed by those who give their understandings believe that their understanding must be received as authoritative truth?” Well, that is what they state themselves!!! The authority of the church teaching elitist class is black and white orthodoxy…authority as truth. Now, some, as well as parishioners would reject this intellectually while functioning according to authority as truth. Kind of like churches that are supposedly led by a “plurality of elders.” LOL! The elders are going to do whatever the “pastor teacher” or “pastor of spiritual formation” wants to do. Look, I was a pastor in the church for some 20 years in three different states; this is how it works.

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