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by JesusSmiles
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: I have a question of fairness and salvation, does everyone g
Replies: 25
Views: 4487

Re: I have a question of fairness and salvation, does everyone g

That said, I think there's a difference between admitting an inability to understand how some things are reconciled or creating a scenarion or doctrine to reconcile it that isn't explicitly or even implicitly present in the Bible itself. And therein....lies many of the problems with organized relig...
by JesusSmiles
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Time of the Gentiles
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Time of the Gentiles

I really enjoyed reading your post. I've heard some of these before but it is always nice when something is brought back into your remembrance. I think living in the Church Dispensation is wonderful! I'm glad whenever the choices were made as to who was going to live when.....the decision was made f...
by JesusSmiles
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: I have a question of fairness and salvation, does everyone g
Replies: 25
Views: 4487

Re: I have a question of fairness and salvation, does everyone g

I have a question of fairness and salvation, does everyone get a chance? To make it short: It is a little puzzling for me. In the past and in some regions of the world, God would not be known by those people. And is it said that everyone has only one chance of Salvation and one chance of avoiding h...
by JesusSmiles
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Speaking in tongues.
Replies: 210
Views: 53240

Re: Speaking in tongues.

I'm sorry... No offense but I would have to disagree.. Awww Gman.......No offense taken at all! I was just trying to answer the original posters question based on the view point and scriptures used by those who do believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. I do ...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Progressive, Moderate
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: Progressive, Moderate

+ I mention this due to a new poll out in America that claims Evangelical voters are now not relevant due to declining Church membership. However the Poll is spurious as its based declining membership from one domination while ignoring others that are growing in the USA. - It would seem by past exp...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: NEW TO THIS
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: NEW TO THIS

But more important, prayer is as simple as talking to God, just like you would talk to another person. Respect and reverence are important, but I think we make it too complicated. The more you do it, the more comfortable and natural it will become. I don't think anyone could get any better advice. ...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Check this view
Replies: 11
Views: 1936

Re: Check this view

EDIT: MY response was Even non believers can become believers, you have that free will. YOU can choose. Not much of an argument But true. It IS true and no argument would really be needed. God planned for each man to serve Him and complete their mission on an individual basis. God knows in advance ...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Contemperaneous Sources
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: Contemperaneous Sources

The real proof is in Christ's words... I truly agree with that statement. Just a handful of men started all the early churches by using Jesus' words. They didn't have any props or whistles. They didn't have an internet and a lot of media sources. And you know what....it worked just fine because the...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: The End has come and gone.
Replies: 25
Views: 7268

Re: The End has come and gone.

Yes, that very much sounds like end times to me. :shock: I'm no scholar in this...nor do I worry a lot about it. If I'm sure I'm right with Jesus every day....then I'm good to go regardless of when or how it all happens. But my take on it is: Jesus said in Matt 24:8 there will will be the beginning...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: The thousand year reign
Replies: 28
Views: 8257

Re: The thousand year reign

I've always looked at it like: 4 days (4000 years) - Old Testament/Prophetic Dispensation 2 days (2000 years) - Church Dispensation 1 day (1000 years) - Mellinium Reign Much like the 7 days in creation....which may or may not each be a 24 hour period....depending on how people read it. Personally, I...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Blood transfusions
Replies: 12
Views: 3365

Re: Blood transfusions

I think the whole situation is an example of what happens when the legalistic keeping of Old Testamant laws is elevated above the death and resurrection of Christ. Well, I've always looked at marriage as a blood-transfer covenant. This is pretty much why sex outside of marrage can give a person a w...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: A Comprehensive (not really) View of Christian Ethics
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: A Comprehensive (not really) View of Christian Ethics

Christians have the advantage of a 'built in' monitor. They know immediately what is right and what is wrong before God. I'm reminded of a quote from Weston Smith: If you ask enough people, you can usually find someone who will advise you to do what you were going to do anyway. So, many times we tos...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Modest Dress and Headcoverings: Male Response?
Replies: 86
Views: 15340

Re: Modest Dress and Headcoverings: Male Response?

There are times when I thought a Berka would be real nice. I could go to the grocery store without having to do my hair and makeup. :lol: I think every woman knows her motives in chosing clothes, hair-style and the amount of makeup. If she checks her motives.....she'll be okay in what she choses. Th...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Check this anti-abortion site out.
Replies: 203
Views: 67900

Re: Check this anti-abortion site out.

http://www.abort73.com I am convinced that this site can destroy any pro-abortion argument This is an excellent link. My own 17 year old daughter got pregnant last year. It's funny all the stuff that goes thru your mind when it happens in your own family. I certainly understood why so many chose an...
by JesusSmiles
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Blood transfusions
Replies: 12
Views: 3365

Re: Blood transfusions

I think Jesus Himself donated His blood(life) for our redemption!Anyone who says he knows Him ought to walk even as He walked-1 JOHN 2V 6 What a sweet way to word it!!!!! y@};- -------------------------------------------- I think the JW stand is based on the transfer of blood as being a 'covenant'....