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by j316
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Burden of Proof.
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Makes sense to me, good point.
by j316
Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Curious Of How Prayer Works
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

I can tell you that I have had prayers answered when I prayed for someone who needed help. I believe that God listens to those who listen to Him and will answer theit requests.
by j316
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: what are best arguments/evidence for Christianity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: what are best arguments/evidence for Christianity?

I was wondering, as a Christian who is new to trying to convert atheists, what are some of the best ways to talk to someone who doubts the integrity of the Bible? Perhaps certain prophecies from the Old Testament? I would point out to someone how incredibly interconnected the bible is. In the begin...
by j316
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Stories
Replies: 29
Views: 6741

Re: Hebrew word "Yom"

The Hebrew word for day "Yom" (יום) does not have to mean a 24 hour period so I believe the 6 "yom" of Creation were long periods of time and not 24 hours. I am a Torah observant Jew.I also think G-d may have used Evolution for creating because Adam was the first person with a "neshama" or Human so...
by j316
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Speaking In Tounges + Other Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

HMG, tounges seems to be a special way of relating to the Holy Spirit and although it appears to be gibberish there really is some sort of communication. It can be interpreted, not literally, but in the sense of what was meant. But it appears that the speaker seldom seems to really know what was said.
by j316
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Christian Testimonies
Topic: Christian Testimonies - Share yours?
Replies: 222
Views: 117038

Judah, I was particularly touched by one line in your testimony "I awoke knowing there was no other way, I had entered into the Kingdom of Heaven". Very beautiful. It also can give some insight into why it is difficult for many people to believe, who can appreciate the enormity of such a concept unl...
by j316
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Judas Iscariot
Replies: 44
Views: 10393

I don't know, but I will say this: it is not Judas' betrayal of Jesus that would cause him to go to hell, but rather his refusal to accept Jesus as saviour. Each of us has betrayed God, so Judas' sin is no more unforgiveable than any of ours. Now, whether he accepted God's grace is a whole other qu...
by j316
Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Where to now?
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

j316, what you have described as your experience mirrors almost exactly where I am at just now, although I am not sure yet if the Spirit is calling me to do anything or not. When you "got dunked" did that bother you at all about what it said (supposing it said anything) about your earlier baptism? ...
by j316
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Where to now?
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

Thanks LS, your comments are helpful. It would be a simple matter to be baptized again... although it looks like I should not even say "again" despite staring at my Baptismal certificate which I have right in front of me. I'm just a little taken aback by this discovery. I guess it will take a littl...
by j316
Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Free will / Adam and Eve
Replies: 23
Views: 5844

I have felt for a long time that the events in the garden occurred for a reason, that it is necessary for the people of God to know evil intimately. If we are to live forever it is not conceivable to me that all of it is to be spent sitting on a cloud eating bonbons. It is only logical that we will ...
by j316
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A Silly Notion
Replies: 4
Views: 1865

Pretty good Judah. I have often wondered if that might not actually be true.

And I do think that He does know us individually and by name, although our real name may not be what we think it is.
by j316
Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Physicalism rids our self of existence?
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Kurieuo, I would say that we agree. I apparently lost track of what you you were actually saying. A senior moment.
by j316
Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Physicalism rids our self of existence?
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

I hate to disagree with you about this point, but what I see as the origin of this argument is the concept that a major component our identities arises out of interaction with the physical [objective] world. This is true to a large extent, but it is not the only factor in the equation. Our identity ...
by j316
Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Christian Presuppositions
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

It is also true of atheists. I f you do not believe that God exists, then why are you refuting this belief in others? It shouldn't even be an issue. The people who engage in such arguments are hypocrites. You can't be against a concept unless you accept its existence, if you accept that it exists th...
by j316
Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Islamic Terrorists.
Replies: 32
Views: 8423

True religion is not that flexible!!!!!!!!!!!