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    I'm quoting Scripture, actually! You all are the...

    I'm quoting Scripture, actually! You all are the ones ignoring the Scriptures that I present, you are not addressing the points that I make. And I agree that there is a case to be made for eternal...
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    Looking up one reference...

    Looking up one reference shows that copper and cerium oxide may make the best of both worlds...

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Photosynthesis is tricky! This other process...

    Photosynthesis is tricky! This other process seems relatively straightforward.


    Well, if an industrial process to convert CO2 to fuel could be realized, I think it might make a dent in global...
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    The son here, the only son, who is one with the...

    The son here, the only son, who is one with the Father. Jesus is saying he is greater than the gods, greater than humans.


    There are lots of indications of plurality in the Godhead in the OT,...
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    I agree, yet there still seems to be a glimmer of...

    I agree, yet there still seems to be a glimmer of hope even here, with hell being prepared for others. Let us also remember that Sodom will be restored, the very example of those who suffer the...
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    That's fuelishness! And I just discovered that...

    That's fuelishness! And I just discovered that gasoline is a combination of several ingredients.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, one verse is not erased by other verses, we...

    Well, one verse is not erased by other verses, we have to take them all together, and combine what they say.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Turning CO2 into fuel

    Researchers have discovered a practical starting point for converting carbon dioxide into sustainable liquid fuels, including fuels for heavier modes of transportation that may prove very difficult...
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    The eternal fire was prepared for the devil and...

    The eternal fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, so It wasn't prepared at least initially, for people.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Though I have Calvinist leanings, not Molinist. I...

    Though I have Calvinist leanings, not Molinist. I don't seem to fit in well in any doctrinal scheme!

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    I believe Scripture gives us reason to hope that...

    I believe Scripture gives us reason to hope that all will repent.


    I'm not sure how it might work out, I see three threads in Scripture, eternal punishment, annihilation of the wicked, and God...
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    Yes, and he said Tyre and Sidon would have...

    Yes, and he said Tyre and Sidon would have repented!


    Alrighty, yes.


    Actually, Jesus is speaking in parables lest they return and be forgiven! The parables are to keep them from repenting,...
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    See above, in my post to CowPoke… Blessings,...

    See above, in my post to CowPoke…

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, there is judgment, though it doesn't say...

    Well, there is judgment, though it doesn't say directly whether there is hope of repentance.


    Good point, I cede the point. But then what about those God says would have repented if things had...
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    Well, we may consider verses such as we read...

    Well, we may consider verses such as we read here:

    MT 11:21 "Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they...
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    Well, destruction doesn't mean utter destruction,...

    If God creates something for the purpose of him destroying it, then doesn't destroy it, then he is not omnipotent. How would that be any different than you claiming that God isn't omnipotent if he...
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    So there would need to be hope for repentance...

    So there would need to be hope for repentance after death.

    For example, "What about those who have never heard the gospel?" Even J.I. Packer has indicated that they may have a chance to hear and...
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    But God also commands everyone everywhere to...

    But God also commands everyone everywhere to repent! The stated purpose here would be that everyone repent.


    No, people have to repent and put their faith in Jesus, his sacrifice is the atonement...
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    Well, his desire is to show mercy, which means we...

    Well, his desire is to show mercy, which means we must first need mercy.


    Yes, some are vessels of wrath, prepared for destruction. Yet is there hope for them?

    "Brothers and sisters, my...
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    But what about Isaiah 55:10-11? God's purposes...

    But what about Isaiah 55:10-11? God's purposes will all be fulfilled.

    PR 16:4 The Lord works out everything for his own ends--even the wicked for a day of disaster.
    PR 16:9 The mind of man plans...
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    No, God's purpose sometimes is that people not...

    No, God's purpose sometimes is that people not repent:

    “Render the hearts of this people insensitive,
    Their ears dull,
    And their eyes dim,
    Otherwise...
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    And I believe there are three clear threads in...

    And I believe there are three clear threads in Scripture, eternal punishment, annihilationism, and God all in all, and I don't see how to put them together, but I believe that all will be true.
    ...
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    But is God behind that rejection? "Why, LORD,...

    But is God behind that rejection?

    "Why, LORD, do you make us wander from your ways
    and harden our hearts so we do not revere you?" (Isa. 63:17)

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    I believe there is reason to hope that all will...

    I believe there is reason to hope that all will repent, from Scripture. For example, when God commands all people everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30), is it his purpose that all repent? And if so, will...
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    Well, you yourself said "might", which precludes...

    Well, you yourself said "might", which precludes certainty.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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