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by PaulSacramento
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 213
Views: 8137

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

Indeed Philip. I think that it needs to be made clear that God has given us enough to KNOW Him if we CHOOSE to and that He gives those that can handle more, more. It is funny that we think we could possibly understand God when even the brightest of us realize how little we still know about the unive...
by PaulSacramento
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: God never said that
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: God never said that

Very interesting sermon and series of sermons.
by PaulSacramento
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: A letter to an anti-nationalist pastor
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: A letter to an anti-nationalist pastor

Warning Nazi comparison ahead! America allied with Stalin, an evil man, to defeat a greater evil. An evil which was much more of a threat to the US, and the rest of the world. Not unlike our alliance with Stalin in WW2, many Americans chose a lesser evil(Trump), to defeat a greater evil, (Hillary)....
by PaulSacramento
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 213
Views: 8137

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

... Using human logic to figure out such a Being as God is rather silly. Why? Human logic can help us to understand about God but not God. Can an ant understand a human? Can an amoeba comprehend the universe? IF God exists ( and if you understand classic/real theism then you understand why He MUST)...
by PaulSacramento
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: A letter to an anti-nationalist pastor
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: A letter to an anti-nationalist pastor

From the letter, this caught my eye: Re Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr: Our spiritual leaders should be speaking out about the direction the country should be going - social issues, etc. One of the reasons we're in the mess we're in is because they have not! This gets into a difficult area fo...
by PaulSacramento
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

I am also curious as to how you reconcile the stylistic writing in the GOJ and the Johnanin Epistles with a fisherman? Some comments... I don't really get all that excited about stylistic issues in the NT documents. Paul explicitly states that he used an amanuensis at times, and I have no reason to...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: A letter to an anti-nationalist pastor
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: A letter to an anti-nationalist pastor

Not really relevant within the context of the discussion.
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

I am also curious as to how you reconcile the stylistic writing in the GOJ and the Johnanin Epistles with a fisherman?
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

The sons of Zebedee are named, not twice, my bad, but at the end. The internal evidence that gives clues to the beloved disciple ( if you do not read into it that he may be John Son of Zebedee): He is called the beloved disciple. The term "beloved disciple" would seem to exclude Lazarus. ...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

The sons of Zebedee are named, not twice, my bad, but at the end. The internal evidence that gives clues to the beloved disciple ( if you do not read into it that he may be John Son of Zebedee): He is called the beloved disciple. Only one other is ever mentioned as being the one the Jesus loves: Laz...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

I think you are kind of stretching it a bit to be honest but it is a possibility. There is no explicit statement that equates John Zebedee as the beloved disciple. There is no explicit statement in the Gospel of John equating "the beloved disciple" to anyone. But I think Wescott does an e...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

Well, you can go a step further really. See, nowhere does the GOJ state WHO the beloved disciple was BUT only one person is mentioned in the GOJ as the one that Jesus loves and that is Lazarus. This has made some conclude that the GOJ was passed on by Lazarus to the writer of the GOJ ( which could ...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Who is John the Elder?
Replies: 23
Views: 184

Re: Who is John the Elder?

I think you are kind of stretching it a bit to be honest but it is a possibility.
There is no explicit statement that equates John Zebedee as the beloved disciple.
by PaulSacramento
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 213
Views: 8137

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I mean, 'me' is who I am. If I change into something else, it's not me anymore. What responsibilty will that 'new me' have towards it's 'old me', regarding that previous life? It's like a fresh start in a new existence, the old one discarded and forgotten. An eternity in paradise as... what? What r...

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