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    So what factors have I missed? Yet we can...

    So what factors have I missed?


    Yet we can speak of the probability of car accidents, insurance companies do that.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    So 2.5 x 1058 is 497. And 1.5 x 10175 is (497)3,...

    So 2.5 x 1058 is 497. And 1.5 x 10175 is (497)3, 4 being the number of nucleotides.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, what part of this do you disagree with? ...

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    Well, what part of this do you disagree with?


    And Sodom is an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 7)

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, why so? Blessings, Lee

    Well, why so?

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Or "you will be as God". But this clearly...

    Or "you will be as God".


    But this clearly echoes Exodus 4:16, so the meaning would be the same.


    I recognize that Elohim / Theos can mean a god (or human judges, in the case of Elohim).

    ...
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    But you asked for my calculations, not for...

    But you asked for my calculations, not for someone else's calculations.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well said! My love of consistency with my own...

    Well said!

    My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow me knowingly to alter a single text of Scripture. I have great respect for orthodoxy, but my reverence...
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    Thanks for the recommendation, but I am convinced...

    Thanks for the recommendation, but I am convinced of my Calvinism. As I am convinced that "God's desires are not frustrated" (getting back to the topic of the thread).

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Sodom was a city made up of individuals, which...

    Sodom was a city made up of individuals, which will be restored!


    He doesn't seem repentant, actually, he doesn't express sorrow to Lazarus for his mistreatment, for instance.


    Yes, people...
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    This reference...

    This reference proposes a ribozyme as part of the answer, with 97 nucleotides, which has a probability of 1 in 2.5 x 1058 of forming randomly. If multiple ribozymes are needed, say three, that's...
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    But the argument is that complex entities in...

    But the argument is that complex entities in nature are designed.


    An undesigned complex entity would be one that can be generated by natural processes.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    But this is not a scientific argument (to echo...

    But this is not a scientific argument (to echo TheLurch).


    Well, do you have any probability calculations? And there are calculations of the probability of the random formation of the first...
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    Oh, but I asked for your calculations... ...

    Oh, but I asked for your calculations...


    Sorry I misspoke, I should have said as far as James Tour knows, nobody is talking about evolution of the interactome.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    And nations and cities are made out of people, in...

    And nations and cities are made out of people, in this case, people who "serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire." (Jude 7)


    How have I been out of context, though?...
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    The people of Sodom! "Nevertheless, I will...

    The people of Sodom!

    "Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and along with them your own captivity, in...
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    But ID people acknowledge that nature can do some...

    But ID people acknowledge that nature can do some things. Improbability comes into play as the complexity goes up. You have apparently concluded that ID is wrong, that evolution can produce all...
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    Yet I believe people can repent after death...

    Yet I believe people can repent after death.


    Calvinists get such a question a lot! God uses the means of preaching to bring people into his kingdom, God's command to repent is often given...
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    Yet the meaning is that God has to give grace to...

    Yet the meaning is that God has to give grace to hear and repent:

    "Yet to this day the LORD has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear." (Dt. 29:4)


    So is this...
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    These are all good verses, but where does it say...

    These are all good verses, but where does it say that people have free will? I can interpret the verses commanding a choice as God sending his word to accomplish its purpose, allowing me to hope that...
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    You are talking as if God doesn't know the...

    You are talking as if God doesn't know the future!

    "For God has shut up all in disobedience [which would include Adam] so that He may show mercy to all." (Rom. 11:32)

    God acted, he shut up all...
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    I acknowledge that I was wrong about the XNAs...

    I acknowledge that I was wrong about the XNAs being non-random. However, they did do some directed evolution...

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Sure, they are! Humans will try to do the best...

    Sure, they are! Humans will try to do the best they can, why should we stop when we get to the ability to do what nature can do?

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    So they did do directed evolution, as well as...

    So they did do directed evolution, as well as random selection. I guess we're both right.


    Well, many OT prophecies are "forever" prophecies, such as "the Egyptian nation will never rise again to...
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    As part of bringing them to obedience. Then...

    As part of bringing them to obedience.


    Then God's plan to show mercy to all would have failed!


    Because God's command accomplishes its purpose.


    Yet these verses do not show that we...
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    I meant if God knew they would eventually be...

    I meant if God knew they would eventually be obedient.


    This could however, apply to all laws, and to the first commandment, I believe it does:

    "For God has shut up all in disobedience [which...
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