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by jerickson314
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Is being Gay really that bad?
Replies: 184
Views: 26684

All passages in Leviticus are completed and have fulfilled their purpose since the death and resurrection of Christ. Half of the NT is about that fact. Also, Leviticus and the Law was directed to the Israelites. Are you a Jew? This does not mean we cannot glean moral values from Leviticus when othe...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Is being Gay really that bad?
Replies: 184
Views: 26684

All passages in Leviticus are completed and have fulfilled their purpose since the death and resurrection of Christ. Half of the NT is about that fact. Also, Leviticus and the Law was directed to the Israelites. Are you a Jew? This does not mean we cannot glean moral values from Leviticus when othe...
by jerickson314
Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Pre-Trib contradicts the Bible
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

Pre-Trib contradicts the Bible

Follow the argument: 1.) Death is the last enemy that Christ will defeat: For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 2.) The Resurrection of the dead will occur before the event identified as the "Rapture", when people will be t...
by jerickson314
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Preterism
Replies: 177
Views: 29769

For the "Matthew 16:28 refers to the Transfiguration" argument, I quote Dee Dee Warren (from http://www.preteristsite.com/plain/warrenend.html#matt1627a ). She's talking about Matthew 16:27-28. This combination of verses tells us exactly what time frame Matthew 24:34 is referring to. Let me explain....
by jerickson314
Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: How to interpret the Bible
Replies: 18
Views: 2828

In the meantime, premill. disp. is new because the method is fairly new. The School of Antioch notwithstanding, the grammatical-historical method wasn't really used until the Reformers came upon the idea of the sufficiency and authority Scripture ( sola scriptura , spelling right?). God was writing...
by jerickson314
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Preterism
Replies: 177
Views: 29769

In English, it seems to imply that Jesus is talking about the people living in His day, and so the promise would be that everything in the Olivet Discourse would be accomplished within that generation. The problem is that everything DIDN'T happen . . . I don't recall the Second Advent. So, you have...
by jerickson314
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Preterism
Replies: 177
Views: 29769

First, I'm not 100% sure about the passages that talk about Jesus returning "soon." I just know that it was the expectation of the apostles and the first generation that Christ would return for them. That's why Paul had to write what he did in 1 Thess 4:13-18. So, I'm just going along, for the sake...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Radiometric Dating Confirms a Young Age for the Earth
Replies: 24
Views: 6044

Ok I can understand that, but I do not see it as inconsistent for God to say that he created stars to give light, and he caused them to be created giving light. Well, there are billions of years between when stars give light and when we can see the light on Earth, at least at current distances. Fur...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Radiometric Dating Confirms a Young Age for the Earth
Replies: 24
Views: 6044

To what "facts" do you refer? Are you sure that you are not confusing evolutionary/uniformitarian "interpretations" with the real scientific facts? This is the case many times. For instance, Archaeopteryx is a fossil found just a couple of years after Darwin published his book, Origins of the Speci...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Odds Jesus is God?
Replies: 42
Views: 9470

Resident, ever hear of the Preterist view? all of the things described there have already happened in the Apostle's lifetime, except the second coming of Christ (which isnt what Jesus talks about in those passages). Anyway, many would argue that "generation" means "race", or a certain group of peop...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: How to interpret the Bible
Replies: 18
Views: 2828

Re: How to interpret the Bible

Broadly, there two views I want to consider. The first is the historical-grammatical method, often referred to as the literal method of interpretation. A consistent application of this hermeneutic ALWAYS leads to a premillennial dispensationalism. If that's the case, why is premillennial dispensati...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Radiometric Dating Confirms a Young Age for the Earth
Replies: 24
Views: 6044

Is it harder to have it come about by speaking "let there be stars in the heavens" OR is it harder to say "Let there be stars in the heaven, that they give light to the earth"? I personally do not see the problem. Also God said that he rolls out the heavens, and that he will roll them up. I don't s...
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Can we really be so stupid
Replies: 37
Views: 5692

IRQ Conflict wrote:Don't put God in a box. K?
Don't exegete the English, OK? In Hebrew we have more flexibility. Scholars have done studies.

In fact, in the first couple days of creation we have no basis for determining "day" in any way which resembles the 24-hour conception.
by jerickson314
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Can we really be so stupid
Replies: 37
Views: 5692

There is actually far more to it than that. The Big Bang theory is itself a flawed theory in the sense that it can't explain why there was a big bang nor what the universe looked like prior to it. The theistic (and for that matter, even the deistic) view of the Big Bang does not have this problem. ...
by jerickson314
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Radiometric Dating Confirms a Young Age for the Earth
Replies: 24
Views: 6044

What about believing Christians who believe that the facts point to an old universe? People like me and Greg Koukl, who has a good article here on one basic scientific/theological argument for an old earth. Or anybody else on this list , for example. In fact, it was facts that converted me to an old...