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Jesus of Nazareth was really a man who was also really the Son of God. The resurrection is our evidence for the latter (Romans 1:4).
Since all men are sinners (Romans 3:10) Jesus if He was...
May 17th 2013, 05:11 PM
It was nevertheless the idea behind it.
May 17th 2013, 03:32 PM
Not true. The first amendment was necessary because of known government oppression on freedom to believe, speak, teach, and write about what is true. Both religious and political freedom. And ...
May 11th 2013, 03:16 PM
You are using a broad definition for Christianity. Not everyone who professes are the real deal. (Matthew 7:21-23. 1 John 4:5-10. 2 Corinthians 13:5.)
May 10th 2013, 03:27 PM
That is not to allow the government to set up a state religion or to favor one religion over another. But the restriction goes farther as to not allow Congress to "prohibiting the free exercise...
May 9th 2013, 11:59 PM
If this is what interests you, you might find Who Wrote the Bible? & The Hidden Book in the Bible by Richard Elliott Friedman an interesting read.
Two things I understand and believe. One, the...
May 9th 2013, 03:23 PM
A Christian is at liberty not to evangelize anyone when he or she is under the service of another. Such as a paid employee or in the acts of government service. As per the difference between being...
May 9th 2013, 12:09 PM
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.'s rant is totally bogus.
May 8th 2013, 03:12 PM
That is pure gibberish. Since Biblical evangelism is a form of proselytizing. Or it is pointless. Many people refuse to understand the claims of the gospel. If asked how do you understand one is...
May 7th 2013, 03:22 PM
Genuine Christians do evangelism per the sermon on the mount.
Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is...
May 5th 2013, 05:06 PM
I first heard about it on two local Christian radio stations. KKLA 99.5 and KBRT 740. I know of a pastor's twin brother who is a chaplain in the U.S Army. From that stand point I do not have any...
May 5th 2013, 03:26 PM
This is not good.
April 29th 2013, 05:05 PM
Not to have eternal life (John 17:3. John 14:6. 1 Timothy 2:5, 6. 1 John 2:1-2; 1 John 5:1, 4-5, 9-12)
Yes. Trying to work or merit salvation is to disobey the gospel of grace. (Romans 4:5,...
April 29th 2013, 03:15 PM
And of those "reasons," what would be a key or major reason? And why?
I understood that. So how would your response relate to the op of this thread?
Fine. Where did the information come from...
April 28th 2013, 12:03 PM
And what does that mean?
It is my understanding Bart Ehrman's
unbelief, deconversion was do to those types issues and the problem of evil, pain and suffering in the world. Which BTW does not...
April 27th 2013, 12:07 PM
What has he presented that is not a well known issue of either interpretation, translation, or known textual issue?
April 27th 2013, 01:48 AM
Knowing God personally is a prerequisite to have eternal life(John 17:3). All genuine "born again" - born of God - Christians have this. Though they more likely to state it as you stated it "a...
April 26th 2013, 05:09 PM
If so, then Christianity has then been effectively falsified. At least in theory. Yet Christians like myself and others who hold the view similar to what you held as a professing Christian remain...
There are two main issues. How it is translated is one. The underlying texts is the other. (Textual criticism.)
April 24th 2013, 12:08 PM
Knowledge is information believed to be true. The theist view holds that there is an "uncaused infinite intelligence." The atheist view effectively denies that. Without question all seem to...
I do not think so. There is no Biblical basis for such a notion, other than reading into the text what it does not say.
April 21st 2013, 09:13 PM
There is an uncaused existence - that being uncaused is transendental in nature - it being the only "Self Existent" entity, and the very identity of God. Existence cannot be said not to exist.
I believe in general at best it is presumptuous, at worst pure superstition. Unless it is something you know is demonic or of God, and I mean know, it is being presumptuous. And it must be...
April 18th 2013, 10:31 PM
If by assertion one means a claim of truth without proof.
April 18th 2013, 05:12 PM
Not anyone's beliefs about anything makes anything a fact. The texts of the Bible are better supported than any other ancient writings. While that by no means proves inerrancy, it does support the...
I said, "First, what is self evident needs no proof." So how is it self evident that I made no argument?
Then I stated, " Second, what is premised to be true, is the the starting point, not what is...
The holy Scriptures were Holy scripture upon being written. They were given to the people of Israel by the prophets. And the New Covenant writings were given to the recipient churches.
April 17th 2013, 10:12 PM
It is believed by many who hold to the inerrancy of God's word, as found in the Bible, that the Hebrew texts of the Bible are regarded to be 95 percent of the original, and the Greek text of the...
You can believe what you want. As you do and will.
The following is for those who think they are born of God and are not and promises for those who are born of God:
This then is the message...
If you truly understood for whom Christ died. Then you would understand Jesus teaching here. "Except a man be born over he cannot see the kingdom of God." Only God's redeemed children shall see...
April 16th 2013, 05:06 PM
And so to make a case one has to show both arguments. And explain how the two arguments differ in interpretation. And why one is better than the other. An inerrancy defense, there my be...
April 16th 2013, 03:14 PM
If God's identity is God, then those claims are true. Only if God isn't God, would it not be the case.
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; . . .
And God's Name means the "Self...
April 16th 2013, 03:01 PM
Only one example is needed. Where it is not a known argument of interpretation. Where it is not a known translation argument. And where it is not a known textual argument. Just one is all that is...
April 16th 2013, 12:07 PM
No. Not because I just say so. There is no evidence to attribute error to the original autographs. All arguments alleging such can be show as error in interpretation, a real translation issue or a...
April 16th 2013, 12:03 PM
You do not understand. The LDS church claims a higher inerrancy than the Bible. You have not refuted the inerrancy of the Bible as the written word of God, as I had previously explained, what it is...
April 15th 2013, 04:58 PM
No it cannot.
April 15th 2013, 03:18 PM
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
First, what is self evident needs no proof. Second, what is premised to be true, is the the starting point, not what is to be proved. Third, the discussion or debate is over the intelligible order...
The main reason is one atheists deny. God happens to be the fundamental self evident truth upon which all self evident truths depend. The self evident existence is God's identity. And the uncaused...
April 14th 2013, 03:19 PM
That is fine. As far as my understanding of inerrancy goes they are all wrong. Bible scholars such as B. B. Warfield and Van Til would not agree with that, for example. And inerrancy goes to the...
In order for anything to be intelligible, there has to be intelligence to understand it.
There seems to be at least two claims here.
1. The order is from which intelligence emerges to allow the...
There are NEVER any valid arguments for a lie. Assertions rejected on the grounds they are assertions are inherently lies. OR it is not really a mere assertion.
The marshmallow is yours and Adrift's lack of concise thinking.
Those who hold to intelligent design see the intelligible order as that evidence.
Those who deny this as a bald assertion are...
April 11th 2013, 02:12 PM
There is one fundamental self evident truth which all other self evident truths are contingent upon. God. Whose identity is the LORD (the Self Existent Existence.)
April 10th 2013, 10:39 PM
And it is the very identity of God. [the self existent existence.] So God would not be God.
Understand if God is not God. That which is identified as God is still identified as God by me...
Do you even understand what you are arguing? That Judah is not of Israel. Which is false. Because Judah which is Judean is of Israel. The anointed kings of Judah are listed from David to Christ...
The church Christ is building precedes the Christian sects and many if not all church claims of today. The reasons for many of the "Protestant" sects is that Jesus is building His church and it is...
April 10th 2013, 01:08 PM
Do you understand the claim Jesus is cited to make, "If any man is willing to do God's will?" What is that will of God one must do? Jesus claims that if one is willing to do God's will he can "know...
April 10th 2013, 01:01 PM
This as a statement does not presume a God, but existence. There has to be a self existent existence. A God or no God.
A self existent existence needs no kind of God.
So would you rationally...
April 10th 2013, 12:27 PM
. . . If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, . . . . . . But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach...