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by claysmithr
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Richard Dawkins view of the "OT God"
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Richard Dawkins view of the "OT God"

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniac...
by claysmithr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Are only men supposed to go into the military?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Are only men supposed to go into the military?

Nobody should be in the military if they are a weak point that can get others killed.

Read Deuteronomy 20.
by claysmithr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:

Over the years, I've seen quite a few atheist and agnostics on the forum relentlessly argue their reasons why they don't believe in God, or don't believe in an afterlife. Seems they doth protest too much! I really don't get why anyone who believes there is no God truly cares beyond a certain, rathe...
by claysmithr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Judgement Day Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Judgement Day Vision

Does anyone know if judgement happens in flesh or in spirit?
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Judgement Day Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Judgement Day Vision

The main thing that bothers me is the "you barely made it" comment. When we trust in Jesus, we wear his righteousness as our garnment, and his righteousness is 100% perfection, which is required to make heaven, therefore the comment doesn't really make sense. You either make it or not. The bible doe...
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Is Christianity out of date?
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: Is Christianity out of date?

jesus is the truth. the truth doesn't get outdated, rather, we can only get a firmer grasp of it with time.
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Does anyone else not focus on God a lot with all their being?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Does anyone else not focus on God a lot with all their being?

I just find it hard to love my neighbor, especially when it seems they don't love me back. Maybe your neighbor is an angel who is having sexual relations with your female neighbor. That may be why you have a difficult time loving your neighbor. I find it difficult to love fallen angels too. :pound:...
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: How come Jesus never wrote anything down?
Replies: 88
Views: 3934

Re: How come Jesus never wrote anything down?

Jesus lived in an Oral culture, back then people could memorize their teachers words, and write them down later.

Plus, remember, it wasn't immediately evident to some people that Jesus was the Messiah.
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Does anyone else not focus on God a lot with all their being?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Does anyone else not focus on God a lot with all their being?

I just find it hard to love my neighbor, especially when it seems they don't love me back.
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: WAS it an angel?
Replies: 28
Views: 772

Re: WAS it an angel?



This looks like an angel. Angel's apparently have the ability to take human bodies that are sexually compatible with women, if the stories regarding the Nephilim are true, although this angers God and he casts them into hell for it.
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Be Fruitful and Multiply
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Be Fruitful and Multiply

Kurieuo wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:03 am
Wasn't that given to Adam and Eve? :) Also, WWJD? :P
To be fair, can you imagine the theological problems that would arise if Jesus had children?
by claysmithr
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Judgement Day Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Judgement Day Vision



Do you think this is legit? Thanks.
by claysmithr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Asking God to reveal himself?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Asking God to reveal himself?

It's funny you mention Occam's Razor, because from my point of view it proves the existence of God, when applied to questions like... Why do humans have a sense of and desire for Justice or Morality (Good vs Evil)? Why is morality objective? Why is there life on Earth? Did the universe appear from n...
by claysmithr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: I never knew you...
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: I never knew you...

I don't see a distinction. A believer is one who believes in/trusts Christ for salvation. Non-believers/false believers don't believe in/trust Christ for salvation. The main difference is that false believers may be professing Christians (even if they trust in their own works and never had the spir...
by claysmithr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: I never knew you...
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: I never knew you...

Replace non-believers with false-believers and I believe this is more accurate. I don't see a distinction. A believer is one who believes in/trusts Christ for salvation. Non-believers/false believers don't believe in/trust Christ for salvation. The main difference is that false believers may be pro...