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by DBowling
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: St. Patrick
Replies: 1
Views: 55

St. Patrick

Happy St. Patricks Day :)

Here's a Youtube video that I came across yesterday, when I was looking for information on the historical St. Patrick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA-Gt5fMnEc
by DBowling
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Two Mosque Mass Shootings in Christchurch, NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Two Mosque Mass Shootings in Christchurch, NZ

Just one more example of the contrast between - an attitude of hatred and violence and - Jesus' attitude of love and giving his life for others Matthew 5:43-47 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for...
by DBowling
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Is impeachment and removal from office possible? What would it take?
Replies: 75
Views: 724

Re: Is impeachment and removal from office possible? What would it take?

I did not say RBG is dead but I do not believe the media when they claim she is back at work on the Supreme Court,like you do. It is more fake news just like Trump colluding with Russia,etc. So are you saying that you believe the following media reports are equally 'fake' ... or real? - RBG is back...
by DBowling
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

Reading K's post sparked some additional thoughts on 1 Tim 2:13-14 which may have some relevance. 1 Tim 2:13-14 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. I think it is interesting to note the difference the ro...
by DBowling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

Philip wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:26 pm
So, I'll leave it at that. But I do like hearing opinions and input to consider that might challenge me. I hope I wasn't too aggressive in my questioning - as I know I sometimes (often? :roll: ) can be.
I actually enjoyed this discussion ... Thank You!
:)
by DBowling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

DB: In 1 Timothy 2:14 Paul explicitly points out that Eve was deceived. Paul is not claiming that Eve became a sinner because of her gender. Eve became a sinner because she was deceived. But I didn't say that - so why assert I did? I said nothing about Eve becoming a sinner because she was female. ...
by DBowling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

DB: As I said earlier... I don't know. And so, if we don't KNOW... is the response to just not worry about it? Do it even if questionable? No... if I don't know then I am inclined not to make dogmatic statements regarding topics that Scripture is vague or unclear on. The biggest related questions I...
by DBowling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

What I see is people latching on to nebelous "maybes" and then ignoring the obvious omission of women in the stated criteria for elders and pastors. I hope you acknowledge that I have not done that. I have made no claim to a position regarding pastors and elders. Because as you note, there are no s...
by DBowling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

DBowling wrote: In Romans 16:1 Paul tells us that women did hold the office of deacon. It does? One possible meaning is deacon. It could also mean servant. Why do you think it means deacon, and not servant? Well a deacon is a servant, so I don't think this is an either/or issue... But to answer you...
by DBowling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

Are we to believe the list of qualifications for pastors and elders, which notes only men and only uses masculine pronouns, isn't definitive? A mistake? An oversight? Paul rendered only his personal and biased preferences? And never subsequently changed or modified? Paul was giving key instructions...
by DBowling
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Women in church
Replies: 85
Views: 1063

Re: Women in church

Interesting topic here that I have studied a few times since my daughter did a report on Women in the Church for a college paper. To he honest I don't have a firm position, but (to steal a phrase from Heiser)I am dating one. A key verse to this discussion is clearly 1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a ...
by DBowling
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Is impeachment and removal from office possible? What would it take?
Replies: 75
Views: 724

Re: Is impeachment and removal from office possible? What would it take?

I mean politically, not Constitutionally. Impeachment is always possible - any House majority can vote to impeach at any time - but without the possibility of conviction it doesn't mean much. Conviction would require 22 GOP Senators to vote with the Democrats. At the moment that's out of the questi...
by DBowling
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: What came before this Universe?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: What came before this Universe?

We actually do know the answer to that question. It's the very first thing that the Word of God tells us. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" What came before this universe? God Ever since science demonstrated that the universe began around 14 billion years ago, people who deny ...
by DBowling
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: State of emergency?
Replies: 105
Views: 1195

Re: State of emergency?

Again,you just choose to believe the MSM and I don't for many reasons. And you continue to repeat false statements about me, which speaks directly to your credibility. I have not seen any evidence she is still alive. I have presented multiple reports... from multiple sources... on multiple days... ...
by DBowling
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: State of emergency?
Replies: 105
Views: 1195

Re: State of emergency?

I have never said or defended the notion RBG is dead I am simply saying that we cannot know either way at this point. Here's what you said "I'm saying that we do not know if she is alive or dead but I believe she is dead and the media is keeping her alive ." That tells me that someone has convinced...