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by DBowling
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: WAS Nero the Beast written of in Revelation - or NOT?
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

Re: WAS Nero the Beast written of in Revelation - or NOT?

So what about Jesus with the sword? Was that meant to be taken literally? Let's see if Scripture can help us interpret Scripture. Let's start with the vision of Jesus that is described in Revelation 1:12-16 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven g...
by DBowling
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Is salvation Given or is it earned?
Replies: 37
Views: 3618

Re: Is salvation Given or is it earned?

That God has the foresight what we choice before we do. That God or the foresight that before I know knew him I would be saved. C.S. Lewis discusses this issue in "Time and Beyond Time" in his classic Mere Christianity. Here is an audio clip of that chapter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHchZv4u...
by DBowling
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Re: Anyone else horrified?

I guess what throws me is how frequently I hear western conservatives repeating Russian propaganda. That's an opinion piece from a publication owned and controlled by the Russian government. It's spin from a foreign power whose main goal is to damage and weaken the West - to drive allied countries ...
by DBowling
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: At-one-ment, Not Atonement, by Richard Rohr
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: At-one-ment, Not Atonement, by Richard Rohr

You might find this lecture by NT Wright helpful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOq2hQLqNPs
by DBowling
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Preterist
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Preterist

Is Preterist biblical? There are people who believe in the fact all the things that were told in revelations and other parts were already fullied. Depends on which type of Preterism you are referring to. From https://www.theopedia.com/preterism A. Partial Preterism, the older of the two views, hold...
by DBowling
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Re: Anyone else horrified?

RickD wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:34 am
I wonder how much money this sham cost the taxpayers.
Well the National Debt has increased by over $3 Trillion dollars over the last three years.
Is that the sham you are referring to?
by DBowling
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Re: Anyone else horrified?

The facts are incontrovertible: - The constitution gives the power of impeachment to congress, not the majority leader, not some committee, to CONGRESS, . Without a congressional vote authorizing some committee to start impeachment proceedings and issue subpoenas, the whole sham is unconstitutional...
by DBowling
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Re: Anyone else horrified?

The facts are incontrovertible: - The constitution gives the power of impeachment to congress, not the majority leader, not some committee, to CONGRESS, . Without a congressional vote authorizing some committee to start impeachment proceedings and issue subpoenas, the whole sham is unconstitutional...
by DBowling
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Re: Anyone else horrified?

My concern for the future of my country is a bit of a distraction, though. Have no fear, Trump is on the job and will be for another 4 years. The country is safe from the do-nothing dems, now that the Schumer Schiff Sham Show is almost over . Didn't the Democrats say that they will try for impeachm...
by DBowling
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Anyone else horrified?
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Re: Anyone else horrified?

I wouldn't say I'm horrified. I would say that I am now more educated regarding how deeply Trump's corruption has infected the Republican party as a whole. However, I do have respect for the integrity of Romney and especially Collins. Collins made the right call on Kavanaugh and I believe she also m...
by DBowling
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Mark 13 and the knowledge of the Holy Spirit
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Mark 13 and the knowledge of the Holy Spirit

Mark 13: 32 “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows—neither the angels in heaven nor the Son—except the Father. What about the Holy Spirit. Did the Holy Spirit not know when Jesus would return? Yes, the Holy Spirit knows and knew the time of Jesus' return. Since God the Spirit is God he knows...
by DBowling
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities

DB, what approximate date are you giving for Adam? Somewhere between 5000 and 6000 BC. The Scriptural and archeological basis for this timeframe is: 1. The Septuagint version of the Genesis 5 and Genesis 11 genealogies. 2. In Genesis 4:17 Cain builds the city of Enoch (Uruk). Archeologists date the...
by DBowling
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities

What about - and I"m only throwing it out for discussion - but if God created humans prior to Adam (per the view of many Christians) - and those humans were created far prior to an independent of the Adam to Christ lineage, then how do we KNOW that God didn't also created multiple lines of these pr...
by DBowling
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities

These new findings, again, dredge up the question of what does it truly mean to be human - despite what Hugh Ross might think? https://www.foxnews.com/science/neanderthal-beachcombers-went-diving-for-seashells I'm pretty sure I've given my .02 on this topic elsewhere, but I think both the biologica...
by DBowling
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Who Knows

Based on the simple fact that I do not have perfect knowledge or perfect understanding, somewhere deep in my psyche there is there is a little agnostic that prevents me from 100% certainty about almost anything. However, as a person educated in engineering and the sciences, my inclination is to make...