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by Philip
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Predestination and prayer
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Predestination and prayer

Good questions, Hana! What does it really mean, "we can't believe in our own power"? Jesus says, in John 6:44: "44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him . And I will raise him up on the last day. John 6: 64-65: " 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus kne...
by Philip
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why i believe in a young earth by ex-evolutionist Dr.Grady McMurtry
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: Why i believe in a young earth by ex-evolutionist Dr.Grady McMurtry

Welcome, Warnerchorb! I see you're not a Christian. So, what drives your interest in the age of the earth and universe? I would assume you take an old earth view, as do most you will encounter here do. And theistically speaking, whether the earth is ancient or very young, it doesn't answer the far m...
by Philip
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Brother ill
Replies: 27
Views: 1039

Re: Brother ill

Hey, Bip - thanks so much for your concern! I don't really know much since his removal. He's a really private person and often doesn't return messages, etc. My last knowledge is that he may still have some residual infection but they couldn't find it - so a week or so ago he was still on IV antibiot...
by Philip
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Predestination and prayer
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Predestination and prayer

Paul: TULIP ? TULIP!!! http://www.prca.org/pamphlets/pamphlet_41.html - or rather, the false perversion / interpretation of Scripture, arrived at by attempting to apply man-made logic to God's Word, John 15:16, 1 John 4:19, Romans 9:18-21, John 10:26 - as if these verses supposedly supersede or som...
by Philip
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Predestination and prayer
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Predestination and prayer

The Calvinists' favorite singer?

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Tip-toe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tip-toe through the tulips with me
Tip-toe from the garden
By the garden of a lily tree
And tip-toe through the tulips with me
by Philip
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Predestination and prayer
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Predestination and prayer

Our prayers can affect the past. If you know people who are unsaved, pray for them. God can answer the prayer you make now by selecting that person to be saved before the creation of the world. Does God not exist outside of time? Yes - as in - He perfectly sees the past, present and future, ALL on ...
by Philip
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: The Olivet Discourse
Replies: 92
Views: 2139

Re: The Olivet Discourse

DB: I agree that Rev 20 indicates that something will happen at the end of the "1000 years" prior to the Final Judgement. We aren't given a whole lot of information. But it could potentially be referring to a still future time of 'tribulation' And that's where I am - that the aggregate meanings of ...
by Philip
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: The Olivet Discourse
Replies: 92
Views: 2139

Re: The Olivet Discourse

Thanks, Rick.
by Philip
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: The Olivet Discourse
Replies: 92
Views: 2139

Re: The Olivet Discourse

Don't know why the last of the post above is all bolded?
by Philip
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: The Olivet Discourse
Replies: 92
Views: 2139

Re: The Olivet Discourse

Been thinking over Revelation, the contention of preterism of the Beast numbered 666. Yes, Nero seems to well fit the warnings of John of that first century tribulation, Nero's fitting the numberings of 666 and 616 (per its Latin transliteration), and the length of time of his rampage against Christ...
by Philip
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Why are you still here?
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Why are you still here?

Blessed, I hope things are going better for you of late. Seems like 2018 was a rough year for you. You always bring an interesting perspective to the forum.
by Philip
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Tucker Carlson is right about some stuff!?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Tucker Carlson is right about some stuff!?!?

Absolutely some nuggets of truth there. An immense problem is that people don't sufficiently seek to educate themselves of facts, history, and how political rhetoric and policies are so often strongly disconnected from reality of how things really are or have been. And this "us against them" stuff b...
by Philip
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: The Olivet Discourse
Replies: 92
Views: 2139

Re: The Olivet Discourse

Paul: The time is NOW, be vigilante NOW, be righteous NOW, preach and lead by example NOW. Yes, very true. But it's important to note that DOING good stuff - even those amongst us who are the most consistent at such things - isn't what saves us. It's the faith in Christ and His indwelling He applie...
by Philip
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?
Replies: 160
Views: 3143

Re: Is Christianity and Belief in God RATIONAL?

Ken: Consider cells, material, and energy. If those have always existed, that would make them all first causes and clearly distinguishable from each other. Yes, but cells couldn't configure themselves into astonishing machines, and these elements couldn't orchestrate themselves into mind-blowing co...
by Philip
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why i believe in a young earth by ex-evolutionist Dr.Grady McMurtry
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: Why i believe in a young earth by ex-evolutionist Dr.Grady McMurtry

I will say this about Christians and their age of the Creation views: Whenever you see someone obsessed or overtly aggressive on this subject - to the point that they use it as almost a litmus test as to whether others are a Christian or not, or that assert one's views on this topic reveals how seri...