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by Philip
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:

JH: It is a mistake to think that atheists/agnostics could not be as caring and passionate about many of the same things you mention, just because they are atheists. A person who doesn't believe God doesn't even exist is a person who ultimately thinks the belief is largely irrelevant - unless there...
by Philip
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Would you accept an LGBT relative if they threatened you with an ultimatum?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Would you accept an LGBT relative if they threatened you with an ultimatum?

Emphasize loving them - even socializing. But also making them understand you don't agree with their views on the morality of it, nor will you be emotionally blackmailed into endorsing their unscriptural beliefs. If they were to wed, I would not attend.
by Philip
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Asking God to reveal himself?
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Asking God to reveal himself?

Nils, ASKING is not complicated and it is reasonable, as the universe reveals planning, intelligence and sophistication on a massive scale - it cannot be uncaused or have no intelligence behind it. But as for the TIMING and the WHEN and HOW God reveals Himself is unique to a given person. If you tru...
by Philip
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 87
Views: 4606

Re: Adam’s rib

DB: The consequences of sinning without the law is a person will perish (apollumi: to destroy, destroy utterly)
You're not saying those sinning without the law are destroyed utterly as in annihilationism they cease to exist / no afterlife at all?
by Philip
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 87
Views: 4606

Re: Adam’s rib

There's is also the point of Romans 2: "12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law." This tells me that people CAN and do sin without the law. But notice they also "perish" - a judgement. Obviously beca...
by Philip
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 87
Views: 4606

Re: Adam’s rib

Thanks, K - I'll study on that.
by Philip
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake
Replies: 30
Views: 538

Re: Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake

That's because uber liberals have so long run California. Some states have no state income tax. Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming don't have it. But they DO have sales taxes.
by Philip
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Homelessness being criminalized
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Homelessness being criminalized

What is wrong is to have laws and policies that perpetuate homelessness. Often people find themselves homeless due to uncontrollable circumstances - and most of those want to climb out of it. Others don't want to do what it takes to escape it, or they continue practices or habits that keep them ther...
by Philip
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 87
Views: 4606

Re: Adam’s rib

K, I'm not saying that is what Paul meant. I'm merely throwing out this for discussion. I'm not sold on a pre-Adamite view. In fact, I kind of lean toward Adam having existed considerably longer ago than thought. But it is a bit interesting - Adam and Eve first sinned. And yet we're told sin is not ...
by Philip
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 18
Views: 139

Re: Protestant v Catholic

Rick, you know my point - that there is no justification whatsoever for asserting Mary to be relevant as one to beseech or pray to so as to receive intercession on our behalf! That's total CC bunk. My point had nothing to do with Who, what, or whatever attributes and nature is inherent in Christ. It...
by Philip
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 18
Views: 139

Re: Protestant v Catholic

Regardless of the human and divine nature of Jesus, MARY was but the human vessel into which and through Jesus took on his human form. And beyond being a human vessel for that birth, Mary was a sinful human being, if but one of the best examples the world has ever had of being a faithful Christian. ...
by Philip
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: BOMBSHELL: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: BOMBSHELL: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species

Sifting through all of this is immensely impacted by just what COLLECTIVE evidences are sifted. It also has a lot to do with how one views Scripture and interprets it. There is no one chain of evidences a Christian should be open to examining. A whole lot of people don't believe Scripture because o...
by Philip
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 18
Views: 139

Re: Protestant v Catholic

Paul: "Praying to the saints and Mary is a tricky one. We assume that Mary is not waiting on the resurrection since she was the Mother of Christ and holy. y:O2 And just why would anyone have a Scriptural reason to assume THAT? Mary was the physical mother of the human shell that Jesus took on. Peri...
by Philip
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 18
Views: 139

Re: Protestant v Catholic

Whether you pray to Mary or any of the saints, they are all dead and unable to hear you anyway. Only Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God can hear you. While they cannot hear us, they likely do pray to GOD for their loved ones they know are still on earth. And we have no way of knowing if they have any a...
by Philip
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: BOMBSHELL: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: BOMBSHELL: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species

Sifting through all of this is immensely impacted by just what COLLECTIVE evidences are sifted. It also has a lot to do with how one views Scripture and interprets it. There is no one chain of evidences a Christian should be open to examining. A whole lot of people don't believe Scripture because of...