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by phiver4
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Christians who committ suicide
Replies: 64
Views: 10910

Re: Christians who committ suicide

I have always wondered about someone who has given their life to Christ and later on commits suicide. Is this forgivable in God's eyes? I have to ask - phiver4 - are you personally thinking of such a course for yourself or known someone who has? - - - B.W. Me? not at all. I have personally known pe...
by phiver4
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Christians who committ suicide
Replies: 64
Views: 10910

Christians who committ suicide

I have always wondered about someone who has given their life to Christ and later on commits suicide. Is this forgivable in God's eyes?
by phiver4
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Near Death Experiences?
Replies: 45
Views: 7932

Re: Near Death Experiences?

Thank you very much B.W. for sharing your experience, yours is the first I have heard described in that way, to be in God's completely pure presence. That definatley moved me. I had no idea I would get so many responses from my initial post and I too hesitated because I was not sure of the feedback....
by phiver4
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Near Death Experiences?
Replies: 45
Views: 7932

Re: Near Death Experiences?

Well, we already know from the Bible that consciousness continues after death...no news there. As for near death experiences, they are real. They happen. My wife is a nurse and a friend of mine is an anesthesiologist. Both could tell you stories about near death patients. I see this as something li...
by phiver4
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Near Death Experiences?
Replies: 45
Views: 7932

Near Death Experiences?

I came across a website, http://www.near-death.com/evidence , that claims scientific evidence for survival of consciousness after death. I know this is nothing new but I could not find this issue addressed here or maybe I did not look hard enough. The site makes the claim that Paul describes this ty...
by phiver4
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What exactly are "ghosts"?
Replies: 14
Views: 3486

Re: What exactly are "ghosts"?

For a further explanation on "ghosts" check out parts 1 and 2 from John Ankerberg contained on the 2 links below. http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/practical-christianity/PC1005W2.htm http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/practical-christianity/PC1005W3.htm The links are not working and I canno...
by phiver4
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: the need for a bible
Replies: 132
Views: 14452

Re: the need for a bible

Canuckster, Thank you very much for responding so quickly to me. You wrote: "I encourage you to continue to pursue and work this out. I will confess it is difficult. It was much easier as a young Christian for me to accept things uncritically. More education and especially addressing the textual sup...
by phiver4
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: the need for a bible
Replies: 132
Views: 14452

Re: the need for a bible

Canuckster, I have spent a lot of time lately studying and looking for the answers to many of the more pressing questions and issues the skeptics pose in relation to the accuracy of the Bible. I am doing this to satisfy my own self in order to feel "safe" in what the Bible teaches. I want to be sure...
by phiver4
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Question on Baptism
Replies: 19
Views: 3125

Re: Question on Baptism

So you don't think we should follow the example of Jesus and be baptised with water? Jesus Himself knew that it was necessary, so He Himself was baptized with water. I think that it is important as an outward profession of your faith but not a requirement for Salvation because of all the reasons an...
by phiver4
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Was Christ's resurrection in 3 days prophecized?
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Was Christ's resurrection in 3 days prophecized?

There are a bunch. So just off the top of my head here are a few. Abraham and Isaac - God said kill son, at that moment son was dead in Abrahams eyes, three days journey they angel stopped him. Isaac is an alusion to Christ. Also Isaac not seen until his bride comes, foreshadow of rature. We don't ...
by phiver4
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Was Christ's resurrection in 3 days prophecized?
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Was Christ's resurrection in 3 days prophecized?

[ I always thought that Paul was speaking of Christ's own self proclamation that he would suffer, die and rise again. Could he be speaking about the apostles writings?[/quote] I don't think those are the Scriptures that Paul is referring to because wouldn't the other apostle's writings still be a wo...
by phiver4
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Was Christ's resurrection in 3 days prophecized?
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Was Christ's resurrection in 3 days prophecized?

The following verses point to a prophecy about Jesus' rising from the dead in 3 days, however there is no O.T. prophecy on this. "Thus it is written that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day" (Luke 24:47). The apostle Paul also alleged that the scriptures had spoken of...
by phiver4
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Contradictions?
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

Re: Contradictions?

uneedHim, Here is an excellent link that deals with numerous alleged discrepancies brought up by atheists and skeptics: http://www.apologeticspress.org/allegeddiscrepancies/ This link specifically addresses the contradictions of the geneaology found in Matthew and Luke: http://www.bcbsr.com/topics/n...
by phiver4
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What exactly are "ghosts"?
Replies: 14
Views: 3486

Re: What exactly are "ghosts"?

For a further explanation on "ghosts" check out parts 1 and 2 from John Ankerberg contained on the 2 links below.


http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/p ... 1005W2.htm

http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/p ... 1005W3.htm
by phiver4
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: LOST again!??!???? < Strong doubting of my Salvation!
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: LOST again!??!???? < Strong doubting of my Salvation!

Arthur, Amen to what JCSX2 shared with you! I was in your situation for years, expressing the same doubt and fears and frustrations. I went through it all, the guilt from sin that kept me from God and feeling that I was not worthy of Him because I kept falling into the same sin. I even came to doubt...