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by claysmithr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 51
Views: 1818

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

If being created in the image of God is what makes us superior/special compared to animals, suppose we discovered intelligent life on a distant planet, and they looked much different from us; does this mean we are entitled to treat them as inferior to us; perhaps the way we would treat an animal si...
by claysmithr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 51
Views: 1818

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

How about being created in the image of God? No other creature is. If being created in the image of God is what makes us superior/special compared to animals, suppose we discovered intelligent life on a distant planet, and they looked much different from us; does this mean we are entitled to treat ...
by claysmithr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: My wife and I need prayers...

Thanks! It turns out they both have small groups! Will keep updated, there are a few things we need to take care of in our own lives ATM also, thanks!
by claysmithr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: My wife and I need prayers...

Thanks for the kind word Philip! We have two other Churches in mind, and both seem to have a government made of Elders and Deacons. One Church seems to have people mostly in their 50's and up who are very friendly, it is easy to park there, good preaching, but no small home group meetings. The other...
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 7
Views: 143

My wife and I need prayers...

I'm feeling a bit lost as God has led us OUT of our current church. We learned that the people who we thought were are friends actually weren't, they were just using a 'friendship to convert' methodology, and after we were established there, they wanted nothing to do with us. Thinking about it even ...
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Afraid of my results and charges.
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Afraid of my results and charges.

Pray and seek earnestly that God will give you the power to break the chains that bind you to slavery and to lust and alcohol. Put on your mourning clothes and repent, repent, repent. Do everything in your power to STOP and have God meet you half way. If you sow sin you will reap death in your job, ...
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Conspiracy Buffs and Sinister Facts
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Conspiracy Buffs and Sinister Facts

How about this for a sinister fact: God exists but the world tries to cover it up, sending many to hell. :(
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?

From the dictionary... https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repent Definition of repent (Entry 1 of 2) intransitive verb 1 : to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life 2a : to feel regret or contrition b : to change one's mind transitive verb 1 : to cause to feel regr...
by claysmithr
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Confusing
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Confusing

What translation are you using? I find ESV more approachable than KJV for instance. The bible is a living book, you get something out of it each time you read it through. If you get confused, remember that God is not the author of confusion, that it lies into something you don't fully understand. Ke...
by claysmithr
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Someone Help Me Explain To My Friend God Is Real
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Someone Help Me Explain To My Friend God Is Real

You also have the problem of, what created the universe? You can only go back so far until you eventually reach the unmoved mover, the first cause, God the rock, on which everything else is founded on. The real problem most athiests will have to get over is that it ultimately comes down to child lik...
by claysmithr
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?

claysmithr wrote: What else is required of man? Repentance! A deliberate turning from sin and turning towards God! A process of sanctification that leads one to become Holy! That's an unbiblical meaning of repentance, and a works based salvation. John the baptist prepared a way for Jesus by preachi...
by claysmithr
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Someone Help Me Explain To My Friend God Is Real
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Someone Help Me Explain To My Friend God Is Real

https://bibleevidences.com/ -- Good site On the philosophical side, the universe itself seems filled with a very fine tuned level of design, from the solar system to the star systems to a single cell filled with DNA. I mean just look at it. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/b1/ba/57b1ba7673ff7c629ec...
by claysmithr
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?

Faith is a requirement of salvation, and if God was visible to all on Earth, no one would be able to meet the requirement of salvation. For by grace you have been saved through faith. --Eph 2:8 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he ...
by claysmithr
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aliens?
Replies: 52
Views: 1028

Re: Aliens?

Aliens are fake, they r really just demons.
by claysmithr
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Does Suicide = Hell ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2158

Re: Does Suicide = Hell ?

we are called to be overcomers and endure to the end, and suicide shows an extreme lack of faith. Ouch! That's a little rough. Many people who want to commit suicide, are just in so much pain, mentally or physically, that they just want it to stop. You are right, I trust God to be able to judge eac...