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by j316
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Holy Spirit Gifts still for today??
Replies: 54
Views: 11357

I would only disagree with PL in one aspect of what he said, that is tongues. By Paul's time tongues was no longer actual existing languages, interpretation of tongues was a corollary of speaking in tongues. I agree that it is severely abused nowadays, but I don't agree that it is always false. I ba...
by j316
Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: RCC and the Nature of the Afterlife
Replies: 36
Views: 8186

In regard to Mr Fortigurn, are we arguing with antichrist? I think it is a legitimate point as all he does is oppose everything that is said to him, trying to twist it in a direction that only he seems to control. Antichrist is not an individual, remember, but a spirit.
by j316
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Help me find my mustard seed
Replies: 12
Views: 3196

Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened. Go get baptised and join the rest of us seekers. But don't expect instant or complete knowledge, that comes at the end of the book you have only started.
by j316
Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Trying to commit boppin'
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

Re: Trying to commit suicide

I'm trying so hard to keep from ending my life. The only reason I am not doing it or hurting others is because of my faith. I'm tired of godless idiots trying to accuse religion of being evil, but they have no idea that they'd be six feet under by now if it wasn't for my faith. I'm tired of living ...
by j316
Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Hell – is it Relevant Today?
Replies: 159
Views: 35651

I have often pondered this issue and I feel that it is central to our understanding of God. There appears to be no real balance between the two extremes, but perhaps that is because the issue has been dominated by the extremists on both sides. I will admit that I have a problem with the concept of a...
by j316
Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What's the deal with Catholics?
Replies: 47
Views: 14586

although I can't really see the problem. I'm not sure what "problem" you think we see. It seems to me any "problem" seen would stem from you since you began the thread??? I mean - claiming exlcusivity on absolute truth; rituals that are arguably theologically dubious; lack of real understanding wit...
by j316
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 13278

Define "church" Mr. J. The Church is defined by God and His Word. Like it or not, it is a very exclusive "club", and those who believe in purgatory and "indulgences", those who worship idols. etc. are excluded. Galatians 1:8 "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you t...
by j316
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 13278

[quote="puritan lad"][quote="Thinker"]Didn't the Catholics or Roman Catholics bring us the The Bible though? If they are not Christian and brought Christianity to us, then why are they not the same as us minus the added things they do?[/quote You could make the same argument for Mormons. It is the a...
by j316
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 13278

I don't understand. All these things that people are saying about the catholic church, I've never heard or seen in church. Yes I'm Catholic and yes I have submitted myself to Christ and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior (I'm sure all of you have seen my testimony), so I believe myself to be saved....
by j316
Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 13278

KL, why are you so exercised by the RC church? Anger involves a personal commitment and I don't get the impression that you are catholic. As for the church, RC or otherwise I will always defend them because they are my brothers and sisters, they are forgiven just as I am; and also yourself, if you r...
by j316
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Science
Replies: 33
Views: 11812

I think Kateliz has the right slant on this issue, and I say that from similar experience with letting God provide. I never was very good at thinking my way through life, and it has been a lot better since I stopped trying to be my own director. There is such a hazy line between being responsible fo...
by j316
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: How did light come before the Sun?
Replies: 37
Views: 17032

Why couldn't the dark in Gen 1 simply be matter itself. The way I understand it is that matter is only slowed down light{fallen light?] anyway, so when He seperated the light from the dark He simply pulled the dark out of the light. The basic concept is used more than once in religious thought.
by j316
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What proofs do you have that God exists?
Replies: 26
Views: 6557

John 8:20 "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also." He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his time had not yet come." John 14:9 Jesus answered: "Don'...
by j316
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Cosmological Constant and "Big Bang" Momentum
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

That's interesting, I never thought about the acceleration requiring a force, from whence cometh it? I think of stretchiness as the quality your body acquires as you age, it too, accelerates.
by j316
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 13278

Thanks Jakelo, that is about what I would have said. Even with all the evil that has crept in, the church has been a constant witness to Jesus. In answer to Kateliz I would like to ask her who is known as the accuser of the saints? Where are you in relation to him if you are doing the same thing. Ch...