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    Isn’t “ball” a typo for “bacon” ?

    Isn’t “ball” a typo for “bacon” ?
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    I doubt these papers are reliable evidence of anything, because such studies can always be negated by further research. And I think they are absolutely useless for apologetics. Something more certain...
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    That is what I thought.

    That is what I thought.
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    So presumably they have no objection to the use...

    So presumably they have no objection to the use of the phrase "illegal alien" if the speaker is motivated by charity. Do they have an objection to charitable giving motivated by uncharity in its many...
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    That explains it. So what, in one sentence, is...

    That explains it. So what, in one sentence, is New Evangelicalism ?
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    Didn't Luther claim to be Evangelical ? I wish...

    Didn't Luther claim to be Evangelical ? I wish the word, however spelt, were not so slippery.
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    This statement by Craig is most surprising: “The...

    This statement by Craig is most surprising: “The word Evangelical originated during, I think, during the late 1940s or so, when people like Billy Graham, Carl Henry, Harold Ockenga, others, wanted to...
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    I agree with all of it. Which adds up to a “Yes”....

    I agree with all of it. Which adds up to a “Yes”.

    I would have to see what “modernised meaning” is intended first.
    I think people can be unorthodox in their words, when their intention is...
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    far from the Alpha Quadrant;

    far from the Alpha Quadrant;
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    It also sends the message that ethical judgements...

    It also sends the message that ethical judgements are based on partisan politics or on identity politics :sad:
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    I would say that: an Evangelical with a...

    I would say that:



    an Evangelical with a capital E is a Protestant Christian
    and Evangelical piety (in the broadest sense) is Christ-centred & Bible-centred


    Other Christians use and...
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    IMHO, it would be better to say something along...

    IMHO, it would be better to say something along the lines of “God is at work even in calamities”.

    I think it is important to avoid speaking of events as though all of them were related in the...
  13. Does the article or its title imply that other...

    Does the article or its title imply that other crabs have a different ancestry ? Spiders give me the creeps, but they are amazing creatures to have survived so long.
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    A huge fuss about nothing at all.

    A huge fuss about nothing at all.
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    Sins should be confessed to 39833 or possibly...

    Sins should be confessed to 39833

    or possibly to 39834
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    oCould the reference be to Origen’s “Against...

    oCould the reference be to Origen’s “Against Celsus” ? He quotes long selections from Celsus, in order to discuss them. Origen is probably one of the more widely-read Fathers. Clement of Alexandria...
  17. The “literal interpretation” is the one intended...

    The “literal interpretation” is the one intended by the original human author (whatever authorship may mean in a given case). In that sense, passages like Ezekiel 38-39 are to be “taken literally” -...
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    Perhaps because (what seems to be) the source...

    Perhaps because (what seems to be) the source text in Isaiah distinguishes them ?

    5 Hear the word of the Lord,
    you who tremble at his word:
    “Your own people who hate you,
    and exclude you...
  19. According to the article on *bara’* in the...

    According to the article on *bara’* in the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, vol. 2 page 245: “As yet, the root br’ has not been found in the older Semitic languages outside the OT.” The...
  20. Probably not :teeth: My understanding is that the...

    Probably not :teeth: My understanding is that the CC is amillennial, but not atribulational. So, Earthly 1000-year Reign of Christ - no; but, Great Tribulation (of some unstated duration) - yes.
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  21. Does that verse rule out the possibility that...

    Does that verse rule out the possibility that Christianity will be obliterated for a while, and then be revived ? I see nothing in that verse to encourage the Church to suppose it will never, and can...
  22. STM it is not what one does, but the spirit in...

    STM it is not what one does, but the spirit in which one does it. Feeding the hungry is useless, if one resents them. Feeding the hungry, etc., is a Christian act only if done from Christian motives....
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    “There's No England Anymore...” - There most...

    “There's No England Anymore...”

    - There most certainly is.
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    In origin, yes. The capacity in creatures to be...

    In origin, yes. The capacity in creatures to be able to exercise compassion and mercy, has its source in God alone. So in an important sense, only God can be truly called Compassionate & Merciful;...
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    Because adults are immature AKA not (yet)...

    Because adults are immature AKA not (yet) perfected ?
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