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by Turgonian
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: John 17:3
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

It's complete bogus. Augustine FIRST gives the 'original' text and then rewrites it to what he thinks it should look like. He might very well have been wrong there, but the point is that Augustine gave the original Bible text before proposing to rewrite it. Hence, the Bible text as we have it has no...
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2611

What soteriological implications does that have, you think?
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: John 17:3
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

However, the liberal theologians claim to be Biblically led as well - they just take a different interpretation of Scripture, one that is more culturally determined than a "plain reading" as I do. You can notice different interpretations among folks on this board, and each will be Biblically based....
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Faith, Works and Covenant with the Jews
Replies: 90
Views: 9763

That's not true... 'New Testament' means 'New Covenant'.
The New Covenant was established at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to write the law on the hearts of the people.
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: I knew something like this would come up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

I have seen orthodox Christians fried and grilled, toasted and roasted... 'I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter...' (Sorry, couldn't resist. :lol:) Anyway, the document did state that they didn't want to come across as homophobic or judgmental, and that they cared abo...
by Turgonian
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Apocryphal books
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

It does. Thanks!
by Turgonian
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 17
Views: 2611

Soteriology

Here on this board, we have a pretty unanimous view on soteriology: one must believe in Jesus, which means one ought to stop seeing one's own righteousness as something that paves the road to Heaven -- simply believe that Jesus has saved you, and then live up to it, or 'repent'. Jac would exclude th...
by Turgonian
Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Progressive Creationism: Short Defence Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Thanks to both of you!
by Turgonian
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Progressive Creationism: Short Defence Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Progressive Creationism: Short Defence Wanted

In previous letters, I have defended YEC over against an American girl, aged 16. In my last letter, having been acquainted with inerrantist OECs, I moved away from that position, writing: If you're interested, you could take a look at http://www.godandscience.org . It's balanced, not paranoid about ...
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Darwin a racist?
Replies: 73
Views: 17744

FFC wrote:
Turgonian wrote:
FFC wrote:Cham? I thought it was Ham?
Sorry. 'Tis spelled Cham in Dutch.
Oh okay. I thought you were using another bible translation. :lol:
I was. The name came directly from the Statenvertaling. ;)
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Modest Dress and Headcoverings: Male Response?
Replies: 86
Views: 15451

On the other hand "modest dressing" is often escapism and hiding form the world. It often denotes a lack of confidence with your body and that's not right either. No it doesn't. The people I know who dress modestly (quite a lot of people) have no confidence problems whatsoever. Apparently they are ...
by Turgonian
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Please pray
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Christianity is not about feelings, and trying to conjure up feelings about God (or, for that matter, most other beautiful things) tends not to work, whether it is by reading or anything else. Don't hunt for feelings, but do good works, whether you feel like them or not. 'Do good works' not to be sa...
by Turgonian
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Please pray
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Vash -- Have been doing so & will do.
by Turgonian
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: A non-religious argument against gay marriage? (VERY LONG)
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

What a brilliant idea of yours to post this, Swamper! I'll read it as soon as I have time to do it. This should be very useful in defending traditional marriage at the Academy I will (hopefully) go to in September.
by Turgonian
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A new chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Yeah, I know...sound advice. ;) I've heard the name of Dooyeweerd thrown around, but I haven't heard of the other two philosophers you mentioned (Stoker, van Vollenhoven). Maybe I'll read them once...

The thing by Kuyper was just an article floating around on the Internet...not a whole book.