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by EssentialSacrifice
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

No Story, no one ever said your dad was going to hell. There is a place for people like your dad, and me and most people, who to a good extent, display the will of God in the form of love. He in His great Mercy will provide for the sake of love. Love is the only thing you can take with you from, one...
by EssentialSacrifice
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Storyteller: I always think of the story of the lost sheep. Christ went out to look for, and save, the one last, lost lamb. How much more lost can a "lamb" be than in hell? What if, just if, God goes out for that last, lost lamb? Sorry Story, I know your heart wishes otherwise but Philip is quite c...
by EssentialSacrifice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Rick: Edit: okay, after reading my quote that you edited again, I think I could’ve worded it better. Christ’s sacrifice atones for all people, whether or not they believe in him. But only those who believe in him, are saved. Does that clarify it better? I didn’t mean to imply that Christ’s atoning ...
by EssentialSacrifice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Yeah, just going to leave Universalism alone. We are talking past one another. Just let Stu iron out his meaning if he returns. I don’t think his thoughts had anything what-so-ever to do with Universalism. That was your questioning contribution. Rick: In a nutshell, within universalism , Christianit...
by EssentialSacrifice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Sorry, can't highlight partial post as I cannot edit.
by EssentialSacrifice
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Rick: Universalism doctrine says-Christ died for the sins of the world; therefore, ALL go to heaven. Biblical Christianity doctrine says-Christ died for the sins of the world; therefore, ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM go to heaven. I’m just speaking about doctrine. We’re in lock step here. Universalists, n...
by EssentialSacrifice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Rickd: In a nutshell, within universalism, is the belief that Christ’s sacrifice atones for all people, regardless of whether or not they believe in him. Of course, that’s not biblical Christianity. I didn’t get Stu saying anything other than if all men go to heaven regardless then why the sacrific...
by EssentialSacrifice
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 36
Views: 11250

Re: Who Knows

Rickd In a nutshell, within universalism, is the belief that Christ’s sacrifice atones for all people, regardless of whether or not they believe in him. Of course, that’s not biblical Christianity. what is biblical Christianity if not directly from the bible ? I John 2:1-2: My little children, I am...
by EssentialSacrifice
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 74
Views: 20429

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

Ken: So it appears God has a face, a hand, and a back side That is exactly correct Ken, He appears to ... I have included an article that shows many, even all the ways Go has manifested himself to man. He is pure spirit capable of anything, and usually does make the effort to keep us calm in his pre...
by EssentialSacrifice
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 74
Views: 20429

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

How about being created in the image of God? No other creature is. If being created in the image of God is what makes us superior/special compared to animals, suppose we discovered intelligent life on a distant planet, and they looked much different from us; does this mean we are entitled to treat ...
by EssentialSacrifice
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 74
Views: 20429

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

K: So then what gives human life value that we ought to respect it? This Easter, keeping most in mind the Resurrection, Christ’s then and our own soon enough … the answer for us, IMO is clear... The thing that makes human beings exceedingly valuable and thereby due all our concerted respect is our S...
by EssentialSacrifice
Fri May 20, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Catholicism Questions
Replies: 352
Views: 32539

Re: Catholicism Questions

When I pray, it is ALWAYS to God. I was praying, asking for guidance about my faith, about Marys role, how I feel about Catholicism. Now, it could be argued that subconcsiously I am willing myself to get a "sign" but I felt something. I have felt a prescence before, I trust my Lord and I believe He...
by EssentialSacrifice
Thu May 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Catholicism Questions
Replies: 352
Views: 32539

Re: Catholicism Questions

philip: My belief, and while not explicit, is there is good Scriptural evidence to suggest that children before an understanding of the Gospel, of their sin, of God's directive to believe/have faith in Jesus, cannot do these things. And so God doesn't demand of children (or the severely mentally ha...
by EssentialSacrifice
Thu May 19, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Catholicism Questions
Replies: 352
Views: 32539

Re: Catholicism Questions

philip: infants don't understand their sin, don't understand or know the Gospel, can't choose to have faith in what they do not yet know, nor have the ability to respond to. So baptizing an infant - whether with a sprinkle or by being tossed in a pool - will not save that child. so two questions he...
by EssentialSacrifice
Thu May 19, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Catholicism Questions
Replies: 352
Views: 32539

Re: Catholicism Questions

philip: Essential, in what way have I personally attacked Byblos? philip, you read way too much into this. I mean only that your tone in that post was, imo, harsh. and harshness doesn't really fit in the mold of love, again imho. apologies if this feels thin skinned but you misinterpreted my intent...