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by PeteSinCA
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: When were the gospels written?
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: When were the gospels written?

Thanks Jac - Excellent post. That is what I thought. Although I never that about Matthew - fascinating. The reason I asked is because I started reading a book on Christian history and straight away the author said that the Gospels were obviously written after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD, yet gave...
by PeteSinCA
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Christians, Their Media Portrayal & Myth
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Christians, Their Media Portrayal & Myth

Christians, Their Media Portrayal & Myth By Jesse Carey RelevantMagazine.com June 7, 2013 Ira Glass is an atheist. As he explains in this interview with author Jim Henderson —which took place in October of last year but was spotlighted this week on the culture and education site OpenCulture.com—Gla...
by PeteSinCA
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Ang Lee's Movie "Life of Pi's" False Assertions
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: Ang Lee's Movie "Life of Pi's" False Assertions

The passage to which CT referred, Isaiah 5:20-24 (NASB): Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! Woe to t...
by PeteSinCA
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Ang Lee's Movie "Life of Pi's" False Assertions
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: Ang Lee's Movie "Life of Pi's" False Assertions

Haven't seen the movie, but I had a question about the take on the ending. Is it simple pluralism or more particularly the idea that personal choices are "true" for the chooser and this is the only "truth" possible? Pluralism has been around a long time; the idea that "truth" is personally determine...
by PeteSinCA
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Music in the Church
Replies: 67
Views: 29420

Re: Music in the Church

Grew up in a Lutheran church, so organ and pre-1900 hymns (the hymnal was published in 1941). In the 1970s, the praise choruses that were in common use among charismatic churches; in the 1990s and 2000s we were at a charismatic church that used music similar to what Integrity/Hosanna was putting out...
by PeteSinCA
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2263
Views: 486803

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi, Jack! Some interesting people and stuff here.
by PeteSinCA
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Bible Teachings or Traditions of Men?
Replies: 132
Views: 34174

Re: Bible Teachings or Traditions of Men?

I know from debating literally dozens of Trintarians at various websites that they refuse... downright refuse to be corrected by the scriptures. They will jump through hoops, making things up as they go, in order to NOT SUBMIT TO CORRECTION from God's inspired word, the Judeo-Christian Bible. Serio...
by PeteSinCA
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: What are your denominations? and a question I have...
Replies: 73
Views: 24821

Re: What are your denominations? and a question I have...

Where to start ...? First of all, I am a Christian believer.That is what I identify with, not a denomination. My background ... let's see if I can do this briefly. I was raised in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (theologically conservative), but really became a committed believer through the mini...
by PeteSinCA
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2263
Views: 486803

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Thanks, guys! A three-country, two-continent welcome.....very cool! Nice to be out of moderated posting status, though I definitely understand its purpose.
by PeteSinCA
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why do Jehovah Witnesses have 'book' studies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Why do Jehovah Witnesses have 'book' studies?

May look into it. Raymond Franz is the nephew of the late Fred W. Franz, who was president of the Watchtower Society after Nathan H. Knorr died. IIRC, Raymond was a key writer in the WT's 1970s Bible encyclopedia, Aid to Bible Understanding . Raymond also gave the names of four men who he said were ...
by PeteSinCA
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why do Jehovah Witnesses have 'book' studies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Why do Jehovah Witnesses have 'book' studies?

:mrgreen: Hi, CT! :mrgreen: PaulS, the second part of your forum name is the capital of the state in which I live. Are you from Sacramento? Among other things, I've read "Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose", the historical account in the "1975 Yearbook" and, from the other side, Edmund Gruss'...
by PeteSinCA
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2263
Views: 486803

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hey! I'm PeteSinCA, AKA PeteS in CA. The board looks interesting and may be something I've been interested in finding for some years.

Also, :wave: CT.
by PeteSinCA
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Why do Jehovah Witnesses have 'book' studies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Why do Jehovah Witnesses have 'book' studies?

Prior to 1950 the Watchtower Society published the KJV, the American Standard Version, and a Greek-English interlinear titled the Emphatic Diaglott , written by a Christadelphian named Benjamin Wilson in the early 1830s. The Watchtower Society was founded in the late 1800s and bought the rights to t...