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by Philip
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 162
Views: 2378

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

Blessed: "I don't see how that relates to the U.S. being a Christian nation." So, WHAT exactly is a Christian NATION? Is it one in which a significant majority of people CALLED or CALL themselves Christians - many of whom are merely cultural Christians, raised with an exterior of Christian religios...
by Philip
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 162
Views: 2378

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

Why would ANY Christian, who supposedly would want to see people come to Christ and be saved from an eternity apart from God, not want unbelievers to be here? Unless a person is continually disruptive or here just for attacking people (as opposed to just challenging their beliefs), just to stir up a...
by Philip
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Survival of the Fittest
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Survival of the Fittest

How nature's food chain works, as designed by God - perfectly demonstrated! http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/05/4B85D0BF00000578-5654411-image-a-251_1524632267230.jpg Osprey flys away with its combo "take-out" meal: a shark with the very last portions of its own fish prey still in proces...
by Philip
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: WHAT Jesus is - and WHEN did you know it?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

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

Mallz: I don't think there is a 'point' of salvation for people, rather it is self expressive as their soul develops it's allegiance and self expression from that worldview it acquires for itself. I have no idea what the last part of that statement means. But Scripture does say there is a point in ...
by Philip
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Trump: Is his response credible?
Replies: 32
Views: 310

Re: Trump: Is his response credible?

God chose Trump - really, that's what Scripture teaches. y:-? Oh, but wait, it gets more interesting: God chose Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush and W, Lincoln, George Washington, Hitler, Caesar, and every king and nation's leader that ever lived. We need to remember that whenever we are so certain ...
by Philip
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: WHAT Jesus is - and WHEN did you know it?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

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

The idea that many people connect their initial understanding, faith and commitment to the Biblical Jesus and the Gospel story, and are truly saved BEFORE they have the fuller understanding of Jesus' Deity and Godhood is illustrated when Jesus asked about this. He first asks his disciples who the pe...
by Philip
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: WHAT Jesus is - and WHEN did you know it?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

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

Rick wrote: I tend to agree with this. But as you said before, not having a complete understanding of who Christ is, is one thing. When a Christian learns, the Holy Spirit will reveal the truth. But, denying who the Bible says Christ is, is a completely different matter, imo. I definitely agree. I ...
by Philip
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: WHAT Jesus is - and WHEN did you know it?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

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

It would seem, of those who first accept Jesus, while not yet comprehending that He's not only God the Father's Son, but that He's also fully God, and those who believe in a false Jesus, has everything to do with WHAT they believe about Jesus, and perhaps more obvious as to what they deny about Him....
by Philip
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 19
Views: 442

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: 442

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: 11
Views: 89

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: 11
Views: 89

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: 11
Views: 89

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: 11
Views: 89

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: 11
Views: 89

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 ...