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by jurek
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Simple argument against Christianity
Replies: 20
Views: 4539

Re: Simple argument against Christianity

You say “you do not believe in God?” And your argument against doing so is that you find it highly unlikely that human knowledge of God and Jesus (as understood through scripture) was reliable…. I am not a theologian, so I will not go into doctrinal interpretation of your position. However, simply f...
by jurek
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Jesus' bodily ressurection
Replies: 5
Views: 2159

Re: Jesus' bodily ressurection

Sorry for confusing things… I did not know how it works, I hoped that the threads – even if dormant for long time – can be “resuscitated” because with time we reflect, learn, and acquire new insights and understandings. My question was directed to those who either participated in the original exchan...
by jurek
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why Doesn't God Do This?
Replies: 19
Views: 2948

Re: Why Doesn't God Do This?

I have learned a lot reading the posts in this thread and if I understand the intents correctly, I believe that in a sense you echo Jesus’s sentiments expressed when refusing to give more signs… Now two cents form me - in parallel to proposing new spectacular ways of the “plausible” displays of God’...
by jurek
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Cognitive big bang article on how humans became intelligent
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Cognitive big bang article on how humans became intellig

Circular reasoning - the secret is the type of presuppositions accepted without questioning, so that they are out of sight, but need to be there to cement the logic and semantic structure of the "how they know," thus the mere starting point is never questioned but by virtue of remaining outside of v...
by jurek
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Our eternal destiny
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: Our eternal destiny

A careful study of the Bible shows that this is not correct, although it is very close to the truth. When pronouncing such a verdicts, please avoid using lost performative (i.e. not stating who does something and by which standards). It is difficult to respond, till we know: 1. A careful study - by...
by jurek
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: In the Bible...
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: In the Bible...

1 John 5:13 I’m writing these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. I’m doing it so you will know that you have eternal life . I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life My purpose in writing is simply thi...
by jurek
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Christian Testimonies
Topic: Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Re: Vision

Powerful stuff, indeed - thank you. I have just joined the forum, so there is some delay in my response to your post. I would like to ask you two questions many of the members of the forum might be interested to have answered by somebody with so vivid experience of God's reality as yours. A. Job 31:...
by jurek
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Jesus' bodily ressurection
Replies: 5
Views: 2159

Re: Jesus' bodily ressurection

19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body. How come you interpret this in a "spi...
by jurek
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: State of Mind and Questions of design
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: State of Mind and Questions of design

So my question is, Could it be that the atheisim that is taking some of the population of the world meerly be the Tiny seeds of doubt that had taken root in their childhood? and that they had not had them ever answered? The concept of "doubt" is quite complex. I would like to recommend Os Guinness'...
by jurek
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why do good people suffer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2668

Re: Why do good people suffer?

Suffering and with it, compassion, is a very human trait that we don't find as much in the animal kingdom. Some would say it is an evolved feeling, a sign of our high mental conscience. The issue is NOT that we suffer or even that we have compassion, it can be argued that other animals feel the sam...
by jurek
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Suicide/Assisted Suicide
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Suicide/Assisted Suicide

So while watching some videos on youtube I came across an interesting question: First, if you commit suicide, do you go to Hell? This seems relatively straightforward, because killing yourself is violating your greatest gift from God. Why is it straightfoward? The greatest gift from God is Jesus Ch...
by jurek
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why do good people suffer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2668

Re: Why do good people suffer?

It seems that there is much more to this. Even the person you label as a "skeptic" is capable of suffering and it may be physical, emotional and "spiritual" in a sense of anxiety and fear related to death and "meaninglessness" of life that does not consider any options for after death. From the view...
by jurek
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why do good people suffer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2668

Re: Why do good people suffer?

Interesting read, recommended: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? – a critique of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Rabbi Harold Kushner” written by Dr. Norman Geisler.

http://plafgridz.tripod.com/FetherPDFs/ ... People.pdf
by jurek
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why do good people suffer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2668

Re: Why do good people suffer?

Not going into the subject of good and bad people... There appear to be two major types of answers that seem to abound: (1) Systematic Theology textbooks and (2) direct testimonies of those on the receiving end of suffering. The second group is about those directly (their own experience) or indirect...
by jurek
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 6901

Re: What are you reading?

I forgot to mention another book I am currently re-reading… It is written by Neil T. Anderson and Hal Baumchen, under the title FINDING HOPE AGAIN. The book’s subtitle highlights the books’ focus as a valuable tool to overcome depression, however, you will find there much more than that. Both author...