Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Mikie Henderson DD's discussion Women in the church
"One thing we must remember, the Epistles were letters written mostly by Paul, to church leaders, mainly addressing specific issues in that church.  This is the reason that some are addressed to the churches and some to specific leaders, like Timothy…"
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Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Mikie Henderson DD's discussion Women in the church
"Women in ministry, of all kinds, is not a new occurrence and the Old Testament lists several . Miriam was considered one of three celebrated national leaders, Deborah became a judge when Israel lived in great moral decline. Huldah served as a prophe…"
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Christine lydia Ward and Dr. Derek P. Blake are now friends
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Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Mikie Henderson DD's discussion Women in the church
"Much of this confusion has been caused by mistranslated text due to vested interested in subjugating women through the dark and medieval ages.  There are so many inconsistencies in Paul's epistles, he places women as church leaders yet commands them…"
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake left a comment on Looking Up - Observing God's Glory
"Welcome to the Astronomy Group (Looking Up-observing God's glory) Charlie. It's good to have you as a member, please feel free to post anything associated with the heavens, observations, questions or some of your impressive photos."
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake left a comment on The Scripture Study Open Forum
"Charlie, when you have an item up for discussion, it might be better posting it in the forum section of this group. The Home page comments tend to get mixed up."
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake left a comment on The Scripture Study Open Forum
"Oh my, this has caused much conjecture through the ages, but is typical of Mark, in that he includes several anecdotes. συνηκολούθει α., suggests he was following Jesus; when He was being led away, and after the disciples had fled.—περι βεβλημένος σ…"
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Annette McEndarfer's discussion How do you define "the church" when others ask?
"Well it seems to me, it depends on the context.  Most people here seem to think of the their local building when they say 'church', they confuse the building with those who attend.  One problem is that we don't have a suitable word to describe the b…"
yesterday
Dr. Derek P. Blake commented on CARSON ALEXANDER's blog post POSITIVE VIBEZ STARS
"This is why we need to trust our God to look after us, He loves us more than any other human can, He will care for us if we listen yo Him and obey Him.  He is the only one who has ever died for me, what better friend can I find.  He looks after us s…"
Friday
Shalom Sabbath everyone.
Dr. Derek P. Blake left a comment for Dr. Derek P. Blake
"There is a problem, as you can tell from the dates of the posts, please bear with us."
Friday
CARSON ALEXANDER and Dr. Derek P. Blake are now friends
Friday
Dr. Derek P. Blake commented on Pamela Ann Paige's article Titles of the Leaders in Christian History
"After the apostle's deaths we hear very little of The Way until Rome accepted the faith the the Council of Nicaea in the fourth century. Until the Christian faith was formally 'legalised' it was considered to be a sect of Judaism and there was much…"
Thursday
Dr. Derek P. Blake replied to Dr. Derek P. Blake's discussion Is 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 an Instruction to Celebrate The Passover?
"I knew there was a scripture there somewhere Annette (pardon me for coming back to this old discussion) about Abraham's place in the descendantcy from Adam to Israel and I just came across it.  Romans 4:13 is quite clear:
"13 For the promise to Abra…"
Thursday
Dr. Derek P. Blake left a comment for Brain Smith
"Greetings in the name of the Lord Brain, and welcome to Christians Like Me, a Christian site that follows the Biblical teaching of Jesus.  There are a number of members here from your country, so it may be good to link up with them.  Lots to get inv…"
Thursday
Dr. Derek P. Blake left a comment for Sandra West
"Greetings in Jesus' name Sandra, and welcome to Christians Like Me, a very special Christian site that attempts to follow the Spirit's leading.  It is always a pleasure to welcome a fellow Brit to the site, I see you live in Wiltshire, not too far f…"
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