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by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

Philip: And before I forget on this topic, there's Acts 17:26 "And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth..." y:-? That seems to assert from one man came all the nations "to live on the face of the earth..." - ALL nations that have ever existed everywhere ...
by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

And before I forget on this topic, there's Acts 17:26 "And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth..." y:-? That seems to assert from one man came all the nations "to live on the face of the earth..." - ALL nations that have ever existed everywhere ??? Back ...
by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

God has always had values as to what He considers right and wrong. And if beings of free will, surely any pre-Adamites had the ability to choose things or actions God has always deemed as being wrong - which is what sin is.
by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

Stu, God never causes sin - meaning He can only create humans with the capacity to choose to sin or not be capable of it. And so these supposed pre-Adamic men would also have had free will.
by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

Crap - messed up my straight 6s!

OK, here's my race car to keep it up for posterity!

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by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

DB: I think Genesis 3:20 is indicating that Adam and Eve were the first people to be spiritually 'alive'. There are a number of people on this planet who are physically alive but are not spiritually alive. And as the first people who were spiritually alive through relationship with God, everyone el...
by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

Hey, it's nice to feel so loved around here. :lol:
by Philip
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 55
Views: 4130

Re: Adam’s rib

Also, DB, I think you should take all of the mentions in Scripture that MIGHT tie Adam and Eve to all mankind - like the naming of Eve noted Genesis 3:20: "The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living ." As this statement would SEEM to mean that Eve was the mother of ...
by Philip
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Asking God to reveal himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Asking God to reveal himself?

K: I like Hana's chosen words above: "God does not refuse anyone who long for Him." It is something very inward within a person. Sure an intellectual in-the-head pursuit can be had, but whether or not we truly are honestly pursuing such (and our hearts often deceive even ourselves), an intellectual...
by Philip
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Asking God to reveal himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Asking God to reveal himself?

Philip wrote the following in another thread. I comment it now: Nils, don't know if I've asked you before - but have you ever attempted asking God to reveal Himself to you? Because if the God of the Bible exists, it's clear He wants you to know about Him. No amount of philosophical investigation, p...
by Philip
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 34
Views: 698

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Nils, I've not seen you respond to my questions of Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:01 pm. :)
by Philip
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...

Nicki: As God's own word says, love is supposed to be expressed in action, not just felt (by the one who loves) and maybe expressed in words. There is a very good chance we don't always know what is good or bad, FROM AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE. Many people, had they not faced some very difficult crisis...
by Philip
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...

Whatever we might FEEL about God in a given moment, may well be very inaccurate. We're instructed not to let emotions and feelings guide our sense of the truth of things. On the cross, why did Jesus exclaim (Matthew 27:46), "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"(My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)? W...
by Philip
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake
Replies: 27
Views: 453

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

I'm all in on K's Christian / secular utopia that encourages the good / discourages the bad, and respects the individual's right to His on conscience and values. Only thing is, many people's idea of conscience will be to trample upon your values so as to maintain their own ones as they desire and pe...
by Philip
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The world as Satan's kingdom
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: The world as Satan's kingdom

Hana: If that oldest person lived 122 years, than we have a problem.
As, looking back, Methusulah wonders, otherwise why all the birthday candles (over 969 years)!