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by Bernie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hello PL, The facts are simple. It is either "all", or it is "many". "Many" by it's mere definition, is not "all" (Most people learn that before kindergarten). Actually, the 'simple facts' you contend for just shot the fundamental truth of man's universal corruption to pieces. Rom 5:18 So then as th...
by Bernie
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Romans 9:18-19 is no problem. First, Bernie must decide if it is "all" (verse 18) or "many" (verse 19). It can't be both. The answer is clarified easily in verse 17. First, I assume you're referring to Rom 5 and not 9. Second, I don't have to decide anything, Paul's writing is pretty clear. Third, ...
by Bernie
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question for Calvinists
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

The "outwardly called" are goats. These may have some sort of religious experience, be partakers in the things of the Spirit (yet not able to recieve them in any beneficial way), and even performed miracles during the Apostolic period, yet Jesus never knew them. There are goats and tares in the chu...
by Bernie
Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

PL, I've presented enough of my case for your to offer a refutation, yet all you seem capable or willing to do is insist that your interpretation of Scripture is the only valid reading, and continue to demand that I explain universal salvation according to your standards. Dealing with your posts, I'...
by Bernie
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hello PL, In 1 Cor. 15, Paul is dealing with the doctrine of the resurrection, and makes no reference to the final judgment of the wicked. He writes that “in Christ, all shall be made alive.” In particular, he was referring to those who are “in Christ” being made alive. Of course, the wicked will ...
by Bernie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ABSTRACT: What is and what isn't?
Replies: 4
Views: 698

It's not "my definition" of Abstract. The dictionary link was there for a reason. I wasn't referring to the dictionary definition but that part of your post in which you wrote: "Abstract in the general sense means a concept or principle which exists in the mind and cannot be directly interacted wit...
by Bernie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ABSTRACT: What is and what isn't?
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Abstract in the general sense means a concept or principle which exists in the mind and cannot be directly interacted with through the 5 senses. In this context it does not mean that that concept or principle has any sense of reality beyond that which exists in the mind of the person or persons wor...
by Bernie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

you are clearly over-Spiritualizing the Book in order to promote your heresy. There is nothing in Scripture, anyplace, anytime, to support universalism. It is a heresy that you dreamed up following the heresies of Origen. You then must “interpret” the Bible in your own personal way to support this...
by Bernie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hello PL, Last night I missed your initial post. I went immediately to the last post in the thread and didn't find your earlier entry till this morning. Here's my response to your longer post above….. We are called to test the “spirits” (1 John 4:1), and we do so by “examining the Scriptures daily ...
by Bernie
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hello PL, No I'm not 'adding' to the word of God but interpreting it as the Spirit has led me. You are most likely mistaking me for those often called 'exessive spiritualizers', who impose meaning that seems for the most part to have little or no discernable association with truth.. As we'll see sho...
by Bernie
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hello Puritan lad, Been away from the thread for a while. Let's test your ideas.... Let him who argues use scripture, without making it "spiritual" to suit their own ends, for their spirit is foul. There are many who fear the spiritual as you do, and for good reason. The fire of God is within it and...
by Bernie
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hi FFC, God is Holy. Being holy, his judgement is perfect and his punishments just. He could never allow sin in His presence unless that person chooses the path that God puts before us all, that is to believe on His son who died on the cross to take away the sins of the world. Once that happens we a...
by Bernie
Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Hi FFC,

I don't understand the question. What discrepancy do you see between the notion of God's perfection being violated by an eternal hell and the fact that man is by nature spiritually corrupt? Could you elaborate?
by Bernie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

Opps....I just noticed that I've been referring to you as FCC rather than your actual moniker, FFC.

O the embarrassment. Please forgive me.
by Bernie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Christian Universalism
Replies: 170
Views: 39921

If someone asked you "what must I do to be saved?" what would you tell them? Strive to believe that you're a sinner in need of salvation, that God came to earth in the form of Jesus of Nazareth and died for our filthiness so that any who heard the gospel of Christ Jesus and accepted it may find sal...