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by JButler
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Are we really 99 Percent the Same as Chimps?
Replies: 81
Views: 9834

Re: Are we really 99 Percent the Same as Chimps?

All mammals have the same type of organs and such, so it stands to reason all mammals are 90% identical.
by JButler
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Dating the Exodus - Egyptian chronology
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Re: Dating the Exodus - Egyptian chronology

The Ethiopians are pretty adamant the Queen of Sheba was from Ethiopia. I have my doubts about "Egypt" extending into Sudan. Maybe it did a short distance in antiquity. The Sudanese people look different than Egyptians and Ethiopians/Eritreans. Egyptian wall art shows the distinct differences betwee...
by JButler
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Top 5 ‘Heresies’ of 2016:
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Top 5 ‘Heresies’ of 2016:

I noticed in the past year for sure that I was seeing more and harsher remarks about Pope Francis. I don't go looking for comments, just come across them accidentally in various forums. In times past I almost never encountered a negative remark about the previous ones. From the looks of it, if Franc...
by JButler
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Resources & Reviews
Topic: Hells Dominion by B.W. Melvin
Replies: 218
Views: 43300

Re: Hells Dominion by B.W. Melvin

Ian McCormack cautions people to be careful about assuming if someone is in hell. That's based on his own experience. One thing he stresses is ministering to the dying even if we think they can't hear, because they can hear in many cases. Along with that, ministering to them until they are gone. Tha...
by JButler
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: X-Pastor says he left the church because he can no longer teach a lie to black people!
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: X-Pastor says he left the church because he can no longer teach a lie to black people!

Wow, I wonder how long it took for the congregation to send him packing. Maybe Bart Ehrman had a talk with him.
by JButler
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: what is with the anti-pauline movement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4850

Re: what is with the anti-pauline movement?

I recognize a number of the "talking points" that are anti-Paul or attempt to diminish his role/authority in Scripture. Won't get into a big elaboration but I used to be sympathetic to anti-Paul rhetoric. That changed as I was going through our church class a year ago. You see, I had never approache...
by JButler
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Rob Bell AFTER Hell
Replies: 148
Views: 19610

Re: Rob Bell AFTER Hell

As a person who likes to asks questions, its easy to see the same trait in Rob. His ministry is a ministry to undermind the truth of the bible based on questions Of course Jesus asked alot of questions too. However, Rob questions don't actually move people towards the truth. He ultimately leaves pe...
by JButler
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Rob Bell AFTER Hell
Replies: 148
Views: 19610

Re: Rob Bell AFTER Hell

As a person who likes to asks questions, its easy to see the same trait in Rob. His ministry is a ministry to undermind the truth of the bible based on questions Of course Jesus asked alot of questions too. However, Rob questions don't actually move people towards the truth. He ultimately leaves pe...
by JButler
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: John 6 --- Who is the little boy? And other details
Replies: 10
Views: 10674

Re: John 6 --- Who is the little boy? And other details

Thanks for the in-depth explanation. I just knew there was more embedded in this story than the immediate obvious words and message. WOW! :esurprised: I firmly believe God uses the natural curiousity I was born with to question deeper and explore further. Not just to help me understand and deepen my...
by JButler
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Technical Help with ITunes, please
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Technical Help with ITunes, please

If I understand the question correctly it looks like you'll need a Bluetooth capable speaker to receive the signal from your pc. Otherwise iPod is cheapest and most convenient way to bring iTunes into another room. I've got iTunes on my iPhone 5 and even after several "improvement" updates the softw...
by JButler
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: John 6 --- Who is the little boy? And other details
Replies: 10
Views: 10674

John 6 --- Who is the little boy? And other details

I know from prior readings of Paul's work that little details are inserted that normally escape a reader's attention. Same with parallelisms throughout the Bible, especially between OT and NT. These details are put in Scripture for a reason, but the reason isn't apparent without some research on man...
by JButler
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Correct the mistakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: Correct the mistakes

The gospels were written by people who lived in Rome perhaps just a few decades after when Jesus would have been around and the fact that they knew about something like the census - I mean, why wouldn't they know about the census? That's saying Sweeney Todd was a real barber because boats exist. Ch...
by JButler
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The Clinton 'body count'
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: The Clinton 'body count'

Not sure what to think. Possibly a long series of coincidences. However given HRC's extremely violent temper and intense hatred its could be possible. Also, the media has known this since the Clinton's were in Arkansas but have smothered any stories. FWIW Bill has an infamous temper but again the me...
by JButler
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Beware Saudi Arabia: Forget Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Beware Saudi Arabia: Forget Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria

The Saudis have been the main funder of islamic centers in the US, especially on college campuses. Islamic center is synonymous with terror planning and support HQ. Somewhere, somehow the Saudis got labeled as "friends" and congenial Arabs who we could do business with, even trust them as the modera...
by JButler
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Ehrman–Licona Dialogue on the Historical Reliability of the New Testament
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Ehrman–Licona Dialogue on the Historical Reliability of the New Testament

Ehrmann uses his position and knowledge to justify his unbelief. As you mention he obviously knows better but chooses to spread doubt and unbelief among thousands. Maybe by now he actually believes himself, I don't know.