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by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Earlier Paulsacramento provided a dictionary definition of “belief” be·lief bəˈlēf/Submit noun 1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. "his belief in the value of hard work" 2. trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. You seem to be referring the th...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny, Let's say for the sake of the discussion, I agree with your statement here: Not in the context of this conversation; in this discussion, to believe is to become convinced something is true. As I said, assuming I agree, "to believe" is the same as "to become convinced". Th...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny, Let me pose a scenario to show you that I think you do choose what you believe. Keep in mind, that to believe something, you put your trust or confidence in that something, that it's true, or reliable. I don't know if you're married, but let's assume you are for this example. In your house, ...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny, Let's say for the sake of the discussion, I agree with your statement here: Not in the context of this conversation; in this discussion, to believe is to become convinced something is true. As I said, assuming I agree, "to believe" is the same as "to become convinced". Th...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 7
Views: 27

Re: Billy Graham

I know with my own Dad, he had an impact upon him and likley three other of his siblings in the family (out of six in total) coming to Christ in his earlier crusades. Or at least, strong influence, so my Dad mentioned in some random conversation we have over the last year. Billy Graham was around f...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Is coming to Jesus and being saved simple?
Replies: 7
Views: 15

Re: Is coming to Jesus and being saved simple?

I definitely agree a child can be saved and its that simple. But if its so simple that you just have to say a prayer then why arent more people in heaven... because I think we all know that although salvation is free, Jesus wants all of us. And to be on the throne of our lives oppose to us ruling o...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny, Let's say for the sake of the discussion, I agree with your statement here: Not in the context of this conversation; in this discussion, to believe is to become convinced something is true. As I said, assuming I agree, "to believe" is the same as "to become convinced". The...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny, Let me pose a scenario to show you that I think you do choose what you believe. Keep in mind, that to believe something, you put your trust or confidence in that something, that it's true, or reliable. I don't know if you're married, but let's assume you are for this example. In your house, ...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 7
Views: 27

Re: Billy Graham

I know with my own Dad, he had an impact upon him and likley three other of his siblings in the family (out of six in total) coming to Christ in his earlier crusades. Or at least, strong influence, so my Dad mentioned in some random conversation we have over the last year. Billy Graham was around f...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Is coming to Jesus and being saved simple?
Replies: 7
Views: 15

Re: Is coming to Jesus and being saved simple?

This thread comes after phils comment in the billy graham thread. I think it's simple but also complex. A paradox perhaps. Like waving to someone across the street may seem 'simple' but on one hand it is also a complex action that needs certain things to take place to cause it to happen. I guess my...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Is coming to Jesus and being saved simple?
Replies: 7
Views: 15

Re: Is coming to Jesus and being saved simple?

At the end of the day, it is so simple that a child can be saved . I came to belief at age 7 - I didn't know much, didn't know the cost, didn't really understand how bad god views sin, etc. - but I knew enough an truly believed and desired Jesus, committed myself to Him. But the question is, did yo...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Neanderthal Art 110,000 Years Old?
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Neanderthal Art 110,000 Years Old?


I think it means that I can't read the article unless I subscribe.
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny, Let me pose a scenario to show you that I think you do choose what you believe. Keep in mind, that to believe something, you put your trust or confidence in that something, that it's true, or reliable. I don't know if you're married, but let's assume you are for this example. In your house, y...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 239
Views: 2622

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

kenny wrote: So how about answering my original question; could you choose to believe something you know is not true? Kenny, the question as asked is paradoxical. It's an absurdity. By asking, "Could you choose to believe something you know is not true", is like asking if you could choose...
by RickD
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Remember: "Legal Pot Will Prevent Crime and Be Taxed!"
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Remember: "Legal Pot Will Prevent Crime and Be Taxed!"

It's only logical that by legalizing marijuana, that would reduce crime. You clearly didn't read the article! It just spreads the crime out - particularly with the cartels (that no longer have to worry about getting their product across the border - so FAR easier), and smuggling to yet-illegal stat...

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