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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
  3. Thread: A Big Ask

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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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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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  8. 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...
  9. 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 ?
  13. Creationism has the weakness that as God creates...

    Creationism has the weakness that as God creates each human soul ex nihilo, it is not clear how the guilt of Adam is transmitted to each later person.

    Traducianism has the opposite problem. It...
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    This is not nitpicking. A Bible that said...

    This is not nitpicking. A Bible that said Athaliah was king of Judah, or that Shem lived 700 years, or that Kish was the son of Saul, or that Jesus was a disciple of Judas, would be making statements...
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    The Genealogy of Christ in St Luke 3.23-38 is ...

    The Genealogy of Christ in St Luke 3.23-38 is making a theological point: that Jesus the Christ is of relevance to the entire human race. The Table of the Nations in Gen.10 makes a related point:...
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    of the starship Voyager with

    of the starship Voyager with
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    I am totally against disclosure of the pastor’s...

    I am totally against disclosure of the pastor’s sins by the pastor, especially during Divine worship. The emphasis should be on God, then in particular. Of course the pastor is a wretched sinner -...
  18. Both 1 & 2 have their theological difficulties....

    Both 1 & 2 have their theological difficulties. On the whole, I incline to 1. I believe that there is some basis for 3 in post-OT Judaism.
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    I believe that pride, anger, covetousness and...

    I believe that pride, anger, covetousness and treachery are all great evils. I believed that before I read Lord of the Rings, and those lessons can all be drawn from LOTR.

    To perceive the...
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    Sparky would have something to say about that……

    Sparky would have something to say about that……
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    39333

    39333
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    Why would spirits be sexually distinct ? Atoms...

    Why would spirits be sexually distinct ? Atoms aren’t.
  23. Ezekiel 37 seems to have been fulfilled by St...

    Ezekiel 37 seems to have been fulfilled by St Matthew 27.51-3.

    This passage in Acts 15:

    “12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and...
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    What the Orthodox say, I don’t know - though...

    What the Orthodox say, I don’t know - though Origen touches on the matter in his treatise On Prayer.

    IMO, the Saints in Heaven do not need to be omniscient - they need to be, and in Heaven they...
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    Sticky: …which is why this thread is still going strong.

    …which is why this thread is still going strong.
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