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by Philip
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Asking God to reveal himself?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

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: 4
Views: 85

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: 33
Views: 665

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: 231

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: 231

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: 25
Views: 413

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: 342

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)!
by Philip
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...
Replies: 16
Views: 231

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?)? Wh...
by Philip
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Adam’s rib
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Adam’s rib

King777: "I reject the concept of "pre-Adamites". It was cooked up to defend all sorts of racism." I doubt seriously that Moses, who once married one of another race - a Cushite woman (the KJV and other versions say she was Ethiopian) and experienced racism because of it, was himself racist. Not to...
by Philip
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The world as Satan's kingdom
Replies: 28
Views: 342

Re: The world as Satan's kingdom

While Satan is the ruler of the WORLD - he's not the ruler of CHRISTIANS - as ultimately, he has no abilities that Believers are not given the Tool (Christ!) to resist him. People wrongly think the devil has power comparable to that of God. The devil's power is both loaned, limited, and restrained b...
by Philip
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...
Replies: 16
Views: 231

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

Hana: Maybe in my case, I could say, God was drawing me, drawing, drawing, until I could not resist :poke: Of course you could resist - but you didn't WANT to continue resisting. Your heart and mind, at a certain point, were intrigued, hopeful and willing to listen and be drawn. And with others, th...
by Philip
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Is Schizophrenia a form of Demonic Posession ?
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Is Schizophrenia a form of Demonic Posession ?

ILLNESS is not possession. But the question is, when is it illness and when might it be possession. Here's an interesting take on the differences: https://mentalillnesspolicy.org/coping/demonic-possession-mental-illness.html The other question is, can a person not be mentally ill - an illness of the...
by Philip
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Did we choose God or did God choose us? Your personal testimony...
Replies: 16
Views: 231

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

We must choose God, but He chose us FIRST. Both are true. He chose in conjunction with His perfect foreknowledge of all future decisions - He has forever perfectly known all who would reject and all who would accept His salvation and invite Him in. But He also chose us based upon His criteria and Ho...
by Philip
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Conservative vs. Liberal Poll: What God Looks Like?
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Conservative vs. Liberal Poll: What God Looks Like?

RickD wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 am
I disagree. God is a black woman.

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Well, He must have been looking at you when that photo was taken - that would explain the displeased look He's giving you.