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by Turgonian
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Was Adam the first man?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Then how did sin come into the world?
And how do you interpret Genesis 3? And Romans 5?
by Turgonian
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Was Adam the first man?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Are there people living today who are no descendants of Adam?

If so, whatever happened to Original Sin?
by Turgonian
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Was Adam the first man?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Was Adam the first man?

I'm having a discussion on TheologyWeb about whether Adam was the first man, as the Bible clearly teaches. I asked the questions: 1) Is Adam the common ancestor of all men living today? 2) How did sin enter the world? My debate opponent replied: For #1, based on anthropological evidence, the answer ...
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

You can only have an avatar when you've made 25 posts. The thread gives answers to the questions I asked, but I'd like to hear the take of traditional 'Sola Fideists' on whether those answers are the right ones, in their opinion. We, as Human beings, have a propensity to err of the side of selectivi...
by Turgonian
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Trinity: Why only three?
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Simply because there is no justification for it. We have no good reason to assume that there are more persons in the Godhead. We do have good reason to think that the Father, the Son and the Spirit are three Persons within God. The Father: obviously. The Son: became flesh -- he obviously was not the...
by Turgonian
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Faith, Works and Covenant with the Jews
Replies: 90
Views: 9766

In what light do you see the destruction of the Temple? The Old Covenant has never officially been abolished, but everyone is welcome into the New Covenant. Including Gentiles. Take a look at Yahweh's Covenants in the New Testaments . Paul's epistles make quite clear that the Gentiles become a part ...
by Turgonian
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Personality -- limited to humans?
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Personality -- limited to humans?

In my letter to Elfhild, making use of the article on the main board about ape-language studies, I wrote that animals learn through trial and error, while humans are the only species who self-reflect. I think reflection is a part of reason and is therefore limited to humans. However, I was challenge...
by Turgonian
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: A difficult abortion situation - responses?
Replies: 21
Views: 4687

Silvertusk -- I would ask for guidance, not for forgiveness.
Either an act is wrong, or it isn't. If it is, you shouldn't do it. If it isn't, you needn't be forgiven for it. I agree with Canuckster and Judah on this issue, by the way.
by Turgonian
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

How is 'pricking' the same as 'cleansing'?
by Turgonian
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Eastern Orthodox Church
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

I know very, very little of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition. I believe it can be said generally that whereas the Western church has stressed Christ's death and His forgiveness of sins, the Eastern church has emphasized the Resurrection, the new creation and the purging of sins. On the Cross, Christ d...
by Turgonian
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

I gather you exclude the Calvinists by that statement? No. And you just called me insane. There is a lot of sanity in the writings of the old Calvinist Protestants... Right now, I'm reading J.C. Philpot's Meditations on the Sacred Humanity of our Blessed Redeemer . Very lucid and well-considered. H...
by Turgonian
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Oh, I know that. The Bible doesn't say 'God hates us all', and neither do the sane Protestants I've read.
How was Christ's sacrifice needed just to turn us from our sins?

(BTW, I'd also like the opinions of well-informed Sola Fideists, to get a good discussion...)
by Turgonian
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Faith, Works and Covenant with the Jews
Replies: 90
Views: 9766

Jer.31 does say that when the NC comes to be, the Torah Law will be written on the hearts and minds of the House of Israel and the House of Judah whose fathers came out of Egypt. You misread something. Jer. 31:31-32: ' "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with t...
by Turgonian
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

What do you trust?

And how do you interpret the book of Hebrews, which talks about the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice?
by Turgonian
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: I knew something like this would come up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

:shock:

Sounds like something worth preventing.

Unless all British Christians want to emigrate to Holland.