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by warhoop
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Infinite punishment for finite sins
Replies: 427
Views: 56496

Re: Infinite punishment for finite sins

My current belief is that there will be a judgment and sentence and punishment for all who reject Christ but it will not last forever but until it serves it purpose and ends in destruction/perishing. And what purpose does judgement and sentence and punishment serve? In any case, given that I haven'...
by warhoop
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Question about a modified problem of evil...
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Question about a modified problem of evil...

But things like the Holocaust, or tens of thousands of children who die of famine every day, these things obviously are. These are two different things. Killing people for no other reason than for their belief, absolutely evil. Children not having enough food to eat, absolutely tragic, but I wouldn...
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...
Replies: 257
Views: 37711

Re: Meaning and purpose to Atheists...

humblesmurph wrote: I don't believe that I live a life of hopeless existence without any purpose. I define my own purpose.
How do you do that? How do you define your own purpose?
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hawking - God did not create the universe
Replies: 74
Views: 9269

Re: Hawking - God did not create the universe

The assertion that matter exists because of gravity is like saying cars exist because of highways or that 1's and 0's exist because of computers.
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The "Gossip" thread
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: The "Gossip" thread

Just for clarification. The intent of my post was not to condone any type of abuse, public or private, but to point out the we as Christians must pursue transparency when the rest of the world must run from it, comprehend the light while the rest of the world embraces the darkness. And so this state...
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The "Gossip" thread
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: The "Gossip" thread

Just notifying all it has been removed at the request of some. Many went to a lot of effort with their posts. If anyone who posts a lot in the thread wants a copy please PM me. Thanks everyone! That's too bad. I can understand why it must have been removed, but I feel, probably more so than most an...
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: CURSES!!
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: CURSES!!

Have there ever even been instances of people being "cursed" or anything that I should know about? Have there ever been instances of people being "blessed"? I think that through the acknowledgement that blessings exist or occur, by default you acknowledge that cursings exist or occur. And I also th...
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Proof of god via DNA and evolution (From another site)
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Proof of god via DNA and evolution (From another site)

tidalforce wrote:...the observed facts are not inconsistent with...
Insert any physical "law" at the end of the quote and doesn't that give you what lies at the heart of empirical science?
by warhoop
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Question about a modified problem of evil...
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Question about a modified problem of evil...

Upon further reflection, you could also come at it from a perspective of semantics. Does pain and/or suffering necessarily equate to evil? Scripture certainly says no. I think a case could be made that evil, according to God's word, has more to do with acting outside of God's will than tribulation. ...
by warhoop
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Question about a modified problem of evil...
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Question about a modified problem of evil...

This question almost always invariably turns into, "if I was God, this is how I would do it." We attempt to project our finite reasoning onto infinite wisdom. I believe the subscription to glory is the correct one, but that really is cold comfort to those outside of a relationship with God, grieving...
by warhoop
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why Create?
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: Why Create?

I submitted this question because I believe one's perspective with regards to God's motive for creation has an impact as to one's stance on Genesis. I find it interesting that this statement: To be honest, I really do not know what God's motives were. If I were forced to answer though, I would have ...
by warhoop
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why Create?
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: Why Create?

I need to repair my car. I don't own the tool I need to make the repair. I then create the tool need to make the repair. Did I create the tool for the sake of having it in my toolbox? Please allow me to rephrase. I desire to repair my car. The tool that would best accomplish this task does not exis...
by warhoop
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why Create?
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: Why Create?

I need to repair my car. I don't own the tool I need to make the repair. I then create the tool need to make the repair. Did I create the tool for the sake of having it in my toolbox?
by warhoop
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why Create?
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: Why Create?

I agree. This is the purpose. Actually the answer is given in Isaiah.. We are created for His glory.. Isaiah 43:1-7 (New International Version) 1 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by ...
by warhoop
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why Create?
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Why Create?

Based upon a quote from another thread.
http://discussions.godandscience.org/vi ... 719#p84719
Truthman said:
God's purpose for creating the world and humans was for us to become His eternal children.
Is that really why God created us?