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by RGeeB
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: The Gospels
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

All the gospels rely on eyewitness accounts. Mark got his from Peter. Matthew and Luke followed on from there, giving their own prespectives. Luke and Acts were written about the same time. Luke must have got a bit from Mary, the mother of Jesus. John was written after the destruction of the temple....
by RGeeB
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Can robots become self-aware?
Replies: 131
Views: 21449

I'm also a physicists and I studied neural networks as well. (BTW K, A, or mm: have you ever studied them?) Neural networks show collective behaviour which is not "programmed" in its basic constituents. They are capable of some task which the brain can do and for which there is no efficient algorit...
by RGeeB
Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Baptism & The Church
Replies: 39
Views: 18864

Thanks. I've also looked at the HS like a coach training athletes.
by RGeeB
Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: On keeping the Sabbath
Replies: 135
Views: 27226

All this talk about what to do and not to do reminds me of Jesus' visit to the house of Mary and Martha. As He said 'only one thing is needful'. Regardless of special day(s), I would suggest we seek to do work God's way every day of the week. Yet there is only one day God made holy. Go figure. . . ...
by RGeeB
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: What type of church should I be part of?
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

Yeah, I get your point. Another observation - church members tend to follow more what the leaders do than what they say. (?)
by RGeeB
Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: What type of church should I be part of?
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

I guess the difference between new testament days and ours for the church is that we have access to all information instantly. Our source of knowledge extends beyond teaching from the pulpit. We don't need letters from Paul because we are more enlightened (or are capable of knowing) what heresy is. ...
by RGeeB
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: On keeping the Sabbath
Replies: 135
Views: 27226

All this talk about what to do and not to do reminds me of Jesus' visit to the house of Mary and Martha. As He said 'only one thing is needful'. Regardless of special day(s), I would suggest we seek to do work God's way every day of the week.
by RGeeB
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: What does god have to say about prescription drugs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

It will come down to where you ultimately know your source of physical and mental well being is (hopefully Jesus). As long as it does not lead to an addiction, I guess drugs are a rational solution. It would be good, as far as possible, to know how each drug you take would function in the body.
by RGeeB
Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Baptism & The Church
Replies: 39
Views: 18864

At the same time, I strongly believe God can and does sustain "lone" Christians, and helps them to grow if their hearts are set on God. I feel sorry for such people, as they lack a valuable source of affirmation as a Christian, and many of the things you mention above. The dangers of being totally ...
by RGeeB
Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: What type of church should I be part of?
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

Thanks. Another issue I personally have faced is finding my place in any church, due to my introverted nature. I seldom am joyfully involved in Christian community activities. I don't know if it is selfish or do I just accept the fact that I have known more about Christianity through books rather th...
by RGeeB
Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Christianity = Very Effective Law Enforcement?
Replies: 38
Views: 7645

by RGeeB
Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: unforgiveable sins
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

..ammo for opposers of OSAS. :wink:
by RGeeB
Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why don't christians believe in the laws of the OT?
Replies: 19
Views: 4494

Just because Jesus fulfilled the law does not mean that it is no longer valid. The issue people have is whether we still have to keep part or all of the law. The principle behind having faith in Christ is that you have kept/ are keeping the law. So, I would ask myself this question - If I had true f...
by RGeeB
Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: unforgiveable sins
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
by RGeeB
Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Euthanasia (assisted suicide)
Replies: 27
Views: 7018

Euthanasia (assisted suicide)

In the UK, laws will soon be passed which will make this legal. I want to hear any arguments (preferrably Christian) to support this move. Can a Chritian support it under certain conditions?