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by Philip
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Kids and faith
Replies: 13
Views: 39

Re: Kids and faith

As for being politically obsessed, as if WE don't have just the right leaders following just the right plans, of we're doomed and hopeless - think the Apostles had that mindset when they were roaming the Roman Empire's distant outpost of Ancient Palestine? No! God is not limited by empires or politi...
by Philip
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Kids and faith
Replies: 13
Views: 39

Re: Kids and faith

If you want your kids to have faith, you need to both model it AND provide them with the many amazing evidences for God's existence, for the truth of the Bible, for the historical things of Scripture, of prophecy, from science and history. These things all, collectively and very powerfully, help to ...
by Philip
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: How can God know everything and let us have free will?
Replies: 54
Views: 1448

Re: How can God know everything and let us have free will?

Just like God knowing doesn't take free will from you either. Free will is an ability to choose between things available, and to be able to act upon all available things within range of one's capabilities, physical, mental, etc. It's NOT an ability to do things one is incapable of, or to have knowl...
by Philip
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Trump or Pence?
Replies: 10
Views: 79

Re: Trump or Pence?

Rick: I'd say no then. Let's let the process play itself out. He was voted in. He can't be any worse than Obama, when all is said and done. Holy crap - you'd rather, given, likely, what would likely be a far better president - just see how it plays out because "he can't be any worse than Obama...
by Philip
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?
Replies: 43
Views: 400

Re: Global Warming: Massaging the Data per Desired Results?

Morny: Spencer no more represents climate change science, than I represent Biblical exegesis. Exactly what I thought - you didn''t address the questions, you merely attack someone who disagrees - a person, BTW, who has exemplary credentials as to the matter at hand. The 1st step is to accurately st...
by Philip
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Were the Nephilim and the Sumerian mythical kings somehow related?
Replies: 376
Views: 2765

Re: Were the Nephilim and the Sumerian mythical kings somehow related?

Reasonable people who hold a high view of Scripture CAN reasonably disagree on this issue. But what I want to know, what does it change for us if we don't know the truth of how things went down in the days of Noah? If we don't personally know or have it right about the Nephilim, what would be differ...
by Philip
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Well, what about offensive historical public monuments?
Replies: 35
Views: 199

Re: Well, what about offensive historical public monuments?

Many people on all sides of the aisle absolutely hate those on the other sides. Sensible decisions can be voted on about these symbols. But make no mistake about it, there are people on both sides of the aisle ratcheting up the issue over symbols of the past, to demonize whatever people, trying to m...
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Trump or Pence?
Replies: 10
Views: 79

Re: Trump or Pence?

Can I push a different button? Nope. Given the choice of just those. Yep, the left hates him no matter what he does or says. Yes, there are quite a few light-weight, so-called Republicans who need to "grow some." And Democrats will never concede if he matures in various areas, or whatever...
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Trump or Pence?
Replies: 10
Views: 79

Trump or Pence?

Knowing what we know now about Trump's negatives, IF you could push a button right now and instantly install Pence into the presidency, WOULD you?
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Media and Charlottesville Racist Riot
Replies: 17
Views: 139

Re: Media and Charlottesville Racist Riot

I don't know that the video blogger's narrative is, at this point, much more than speculation being spun. Read what people who knew him well say - he sounds like a nut in search of a movement to raise hell with: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/organizer-of-charlottesville-s-unite-the-right-ral...
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Is eternal security part of the gospel?
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Is eternal security part of the gospel?

jpbg: No! I do not believe it is part of the gospel.


Doesn't matter what anyone believes - what matters is what Scripture actually says about it.

Here's a little light reading for you on the topic: http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/security_believer.html
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Transgenders and same sex marriage
Replies: 11
Views: 117

Re: Transgenders and same sex marriage

jpbg: If a woman were to have a sex change then later get saved and married a man. It would not be sin for eather of them. Why stir controversy over a silly "fringe" issue? But I'll bite, anyway: Assuming we're speaking of a woman that transitions to becoming ("a man") - while g...
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Were the Nephilim and the Sumerian mythical kings somehow related?
Replies: 376
Views: 2765

Re: Were the Nephilim and the Sumerian mythical kings somehow related?

Yet Dr. Heiser does NOT believe Job is older (outtake comments from https://www.nakedbiblepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Transcript-71-QA7.pdf :) "There are a lot of things in Job in the story and the characteristics of the characters that reflect a patriarchal time period which would ...
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Were the Nephilim and the Sumerian mythical kings somehow related?
Replies: 376
Views: 2765

Re: Were the Nephilim and the Sumerian mythical kings somehow related?

Job was written after the flood and not before. Not necessarily - see my posts and links on that issue, and the book by Hugh Ross on that topic, from about 4 years back: Ross wrote this book: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512RIth2VXL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Hugh: "I real...
by Philip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Well, what about offensive historical public monuments?
Replies: 35
Views: 199

Re: Well, what about offensive historical public monuments?

The REAL issue is that people are using the baggage of the historical past as an emotional wedge per their present-day politics, in an attempt to cause more fighting and anger - so irresponsible. There can be a civil way to assess where certain symbols and monuments should be put - perhaps in a muse...

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