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by PaulSacramento
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: l Timothy issue
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: l Timothy issue

The issue of authorship of some ( for some all) of the pastoral letters is one that came into being because of textual critique and most that think that 1 and 2 timothy ( to speak of the Timothy letters only) were not authored by Paul , actually think that the letters were not ALL Pauls. There are d...
by PaulSacramento
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 40301

Re: Christian Universalism

I think that universalissim means that all will have the chance to be saved, Christ died for us all, for us all to have the chance to be saved. God's grace is given freely to Us all, what we do with it is up to us, right? If man has free will then he must be free to reject God's grace and reject God...
by PaulSacramento
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Authors of the New Testament
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Authors of the New Testament

I think if we look at it from only TWO POV we don't get the right picture at all. It's not a case of the bible being inerrant or not making it have value. The bible has value far beyond "simple inerrancy". The bible is a tool for us to find God, it points the way to God, it is vital, crucial and ind...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: "I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong"
Replies: 41
Views: 6328

Re: "I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong"

Jlay,
Thank you for expressing your POV.
It is greatly appreciated.
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Atheist Student
Replies: 31
Views: 5024

Re: Atheist Student

The evil we do to ourselves has NOTHING to do with God.
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Hell Question
Replies: 49
Views: 7842

Re: Hell Question

It seems to me that "hell" is where the unrepentive sinners that openly choose to not be part of God's kingdom will go. Especially within the context of revelations where we see that after 1000 years of peace and Christs' reign, Satan will be let loose again and there will be those that, even after ...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: "I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong"
Replies: 41
Views: 6328

Re: "I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong"

First off, lets us remember that there is only ONE sin that is "unforgivable" and that is sinning against the holy spirit. Homosexuality is NOT such a sin. Though one can possibly argue that to profess to have the HS AND being a homosexual is just a blasphemy, that requires even MORE judgment than w...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Authors of the New Testament
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Authors of the New Testament

I don;t think that Bart is trying to prove the bible to be a lie, just trying to show that it isn't inerrant, which is irrelevant to those that never viewed it as such and take the bible for what it is and what it isn't. I think Bart is trying to show that putting all your confidence and faith in th...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Possible Major Christian discovery.
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: Possible Major Christian discovery.

Speaking of "cults", IF this relic is dated to the 1st century and with its pictures of crosses ( in the shape of a T), I wonder how the JW's that say that Christ was impaled (nailed) on a stake (vertical post) and not a cross and that the cross was a 4th century pagan image adopted by the apostate ...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Authors of the New Testament
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Authors of the New Testament

Bart has always struck me as someone that, having come from an evangelical fundamentalist view of an inerrant bible, having discovered the the bible is not inerrant in the way HE wanted it to be, is now on a mission to make sure everyone is not duped as he was duped. Many of his issues are old ones,...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: "I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong"
Replies: 41
Views: 6328

Re: "I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong"

Homosexuality does NOT effect anyone in a negative or harmful way, what to gay people do as consenting adults is their business- providing no one gets hurt or no crimes are commited of course. The reality is that this is wrong in multiple ways. I am troubled that a believer would actually say this,...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Was Adam the first human?
Replies: 47
Views: 11008

Re: Was Adam the first human?

The issue of taking ALL of Genesis as literal AND concrete has been discused and debated for ages, even the likes of Origen, Augustine and Aquinas expressed their views on it. Here NT Wright express some views: http://biologos.org/resources/nt-wright-and-pete-enns-what-do-you-mean-by-literal/ http:/...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Possible Major Christian discovery.
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: Possible Major Christian discovery.

I guess that titles are everything, LOL !
http://discussions.godandscience.org/vi ... 22&t=35561

It's all good :)
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Was Adam the first human?
Replies: 47
Views: 11008

Re: Was Adam the first human?

Adam means "Man" so it could quite possibly be a parable/story of "Man's fall from grace" in which ONE person is symbolic of the whole race. The again perhaps Adam was indeed the firs Man to find God and of course, the first one to "shun" God, LOL ! When Cain was sent out he found others so it seems...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Authors of the New Testament
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Authors of the New Testament

There are a few books out there that give a far more balanced view than Bart's. The ones by Metzger ( as Canukster mentioned) are great. Bloomberg has a few also. There is nothing wrong in reading a book that states a particular viewpoint, even if controversial, as long as we are balanced and fair a...