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by theophilus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: The Celestial Railroad
Replies: 0
Views: 273

The Celestial Railroad

In 1678 John Bunyan published Pilgrim’s Progress . It describes the journey of a man named Christian from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City and was intended as an allegory of the Christian life. In 1684 he published part two, which tells how Christian’s wife, Christiana, made the same tr...
by theophilus
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Predestination and prayer
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: Predestination and prayer

There is NO Scripture that tells us God goes back into time and changes what has already transpired. I agree with that statement completely. However he does know everything that will happen in the future, including what people will ask for in prayer, and if he decides to answer a prayer his origina...
by theophilus
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Predestination and prayer
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Predestination and prayer

Those of us who are saved were chosen for salvation before the world was even created. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we sho...
by theophilus
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Support Gay Marriage Cakes
Replies: 525
Views: 39749

Re: Support Gay Marriage Cakes

It is both legally and ethically wrong to refuse to sell a cake to someone because he is gay. We do have a right to refuse to make a cake that promotes something we believe is morally wrong. There is difference between what a baker sells and who he sells it to.
by theophilus
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Humor and Jokes
Topic: Lexophiles
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Lexophiles

Lexophile describes those that have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish,” or “To write with a broken pencil is pointless” An annual competition is held by the New York Times to see who can create the best original lexophile. This year’s winning submission is post...
by theophilus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Caught In Hail Storm
Replies: 136
Views: 6051

Re: Caught In Hail Storm

Perhaps God sent the hail to remind you to think about Jesus and what he has done for you. This is always a good thing to do even if that wasn't the purpose of the hail.
by theophilus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Samuel and Eli
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Samuel and Eli

There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah h...
by theophilus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Promises delayed
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Promises delayed

The Israelites spent 400 years in Egypt. They were invited to settle in Egypt to escape the famine in their own land. At first they were honored guests but that status changed. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel ar...
by theophilus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: MAECs
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: MAECs

RickD wrote:Theophilus,

This is your last warning. Stop misrepresenting other believers who disagree with your YEC interpretation.

You've been warned in the past, and continue to bear false witness against your brothers in Christ.
Who have I misrepresented?
by theophilus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: MAECs
Replies: 9
Views: 779

MAECs

Among those who believe that God created the earth there is disagreement as to how and when he did so. Some believe he created it in six literal days, just as the Bible says. They are known as young earth creationists or YECs. Others believe he created the earth gradually over millions of years and ...
by theophilus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Trump Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem!!!
Replies: 52
Views: 6056

Re: Trump Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem!!!

God chose the Jews as the nation through whom he would bring salvation to the world and he promised to bless those who bless them. He chose Jerusalem to be the capital of his people. By moving the embassy to Jerusalem President Trump is aligning our country with God and enabling us to receive the bl...
by theophilus
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: A random arrow
Replies: 2
Views: 504

A random arrow

1 Kings 22:1-40 describes the battle in which King Ahab of Israel lost his life. He asked Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, to join him in taking Ramoth-gilead back from the Syrians. Jehoshaphat agreed to help but insisted that they ask God’s guidance first. Ahab called 400 prophets and asked whether ...
by theophilus
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Humor and Jokes
Topic: The lion in my wardrobe
Replies: 3
Views: 764

The lion in my wardrobe

This morning I opened the door to my wardrobe and found a lion in it. When I asked him what he was doing there he replied, "Narnia business."
by theophilus
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Resources & Reviews
Topic: Christian counseling
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Christian counseling

If you have a problem and need a professional counselor you probably won’t have much trouble finding one unless you want a counselor who believes the Bible and uses that as the basis for his work. Most counselors base their work on secular beliefs. One organization that does offer Biblical counselin...
by theophilus
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Local flood and local fire?
Replies: 57
Views: 6154

Re: Local flood and local fire?

In theophilus' defense, he doesn't take Genesis quite as literally and concretely when he believes the sun only became visible, but was already created. Why he feels the need to be inconsistent, and take yom literally and concretely, is puzzling. There is nothing inconsistent in my beliefs. The Bib...