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by Philip
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: Billy Graham

Great comment, B.W! God doesn't work through perfect people, but uses flawed vessels to do great things. But the devil wants us to think that God can't used a messed up person like you or me. But a quick survey of Scripture shows that messed up people are exactly who he does use. God doesn't look fo...
by Philip
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: Billy Graham

Clay, do you expect Billy G to be a perfect person - that he never made mistakes? And he admitted to many mistakes. People love to cherrypick mistakes over the course of a person's entire life and career, who have endured 24/7 media for many years. I doubt you or I would be proud of ever such moment...
by Philip
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?
Replies: 10
Views: 51

Re: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?

Seriously, what would you say that YECs could reasonably and accurately be upset that OECs distort about their beliefs - per their accurate criticisms?
by Philip
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?
Replies: 10
Views: 51

Re: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?

Rick, seriously, this is a really nice fellow - but he did get that stubborn, bit irritated, bit smug look on his face as he declared his YEChood. What I took away from the encounter is what I have in similar encounters here on the forum - that his irritation is more than merely being about \\the de...
by Philip
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?
Replies: 10
Views: 51

Re: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?

Well, I did show immense self control when he mentioned blood being found in T-Rex bones. :shock:
by Philip
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?
Replies: 10
Views: 51

Re: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?

Oh, Ricky - I'm gonna have to have another talk with your girlfriend Ronny! :mrgreen:
by Philip
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?
Replies: 10
Views: 51

How Do YOU engage YEC vs. OEC?

I have a question about how those of you here respond to a person when the OEC / YEC controversy comes up with a fellow Christian. But first, the setup: I had an interesting exchange today at church. I started talking to a fellow I was somewhat acquainted and found out that he is an online science ...
by Philip
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: WHAT Jesus is - and WHEN did you know it?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: WHAT Jesus is - and WHEN did you know it?

DB: This is why I am so glad that I am saved by grace through faith in the person of Jesus Christ, and not based on the accuracy of my understanding of theology and doctrine. But SOME level of correct understanding must be critical, lest we could say that Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and Muslims - i...
by Philip
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Pagan Mythology
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Pagan Mythology

riderontheclouds: Though I am not presently a 'Christian' (I presently only follow the OT) If you follow the OT, then you should know it is ALL about Jesus - points to the Messiah's coming. And there is tremendous evidence of this. And if you understand the OT correctly, the messiah was prophesied ...
by Philip
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Exorcism!
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Exorcism!

I'm merely noting a huge contradiction of Catholic teachings vs. what Scripture says about exorcism - and that the Catholic Church mumbo-jumbo ritual is a bunch of nonsense. All it does is further belief in the unnecessary need and supposed powers for priests specializing in exorcisms and their rela...
by Philip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Exorcism!
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Exorcism!

Here's a better descriptive link: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/04/the-myths-and-realities-behind-the-exorcist/558314/ - I don't think the actual exorcism is available online. But what the CC asserts is that exorcism requires an experienced, skilled priest, carefully followe...
by Philip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Exorcism!
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Exorcism!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/devil-father-amorth-exorcist-film-11137254 :esurprised: I'm very skeptical - more so of the supposed exorcism than of the asserted possession, although I'm quite skeptical of that as well. The idea that using ritual and "holy" water can remove the demonic is...
by Philip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Syria Airstrikes: What We Know, What Comes Next
Replies: 14
Views: 120

Re: Syria Airstrikes: What We Know, What Comes Next

OK, I watched enough of that video to see that this guy morphs various things. Are there not times when the Russians and Syrians have perhaps protected certain areas and they are thankful for that? Of course - tyrants CAN do things that are helpful - but that doesn't change their overall motives. Cy...
by Philip
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Syria Airstrikes: What We Know, What Comes Next
Replies: 14
Views: 120

Re: Syria Airstrikes: What We Know, What Comes Next

I DON'T want Assad gone, because it's likely to make things worse. The Russians and KGB Boy at Heart Putin are merely opportunists, they don't give a crap about Assad. I have no idea who gassed those people, so I've no idea if the right party was punished. K: such a person or people possess God's im...