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by Turgonian
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Open Theism
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Does God Change His Mind? Gen. 6:6-7 -- This (along with another, 1 Sam 15:11, regarding God "repenting" over the choice of Saul) is the primary hinge point of the skeptical argument alleging contradiction. But let's look at that word "repent" more closely. Strong's gives this definition: 5162. nac...
by Turgonian
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: God is NOT just Spirit
Replies: 32
Views: 4101

OK.

Just tell me...did God create the first humans? If He did, your position is indefensible.
by Turgonian
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Forgiving or not forgiving sins
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Remember that only God can forgive sins. However, it seems that the disciples did receive authority to forgive sins in God's Name. That doesn't mean that priests of today have the same authority. If I recall correctly, touching the shadow of Paul could heal sick people. Try the same thing with a dev...
by Turgonian
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Play and Pray -- just don't lose soul points
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Play and Pray -- just don't lose soul points

Article in the Reformatorisch Dagblad ( Reformed Daily ) of today (15 December 2006), front page: Discussion in US about 'Christian killer game' HAMBURG - In America, trouble has arisen about a videogame in which 'born-again' Christians slaughter 'servants of Satan'. Critics protest, says the German...
by Turgonian
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: God is NOT just Spirit
Replies: 32
Views: 4101

Sargon, do you think God is human?
by Turgonian
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Homosexuality, politcs, and Christians-Oh my!
Replies: 42
Views: 6239

If you want to get back on topic, no one's stopping you... ;)
by Turgonian
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: PAY ATTENTION
Replies: 37
Views: 8535

Example, I say (in somewhat of a syllogistic fashion): “Things of a destructive nature are morally wrong; murder destroys life; hence murder is morally wrong.” And essentially this argument can be broken down to its tiniest intricacies and in fact, there are flaws in the logic because, if one were...
by Turgonian
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Homosexuality, politcs, and Christians-Oh my!
Replies: 42
Views: 6239

OK, thanks for clarifying. You know, I recently read Calvin, who said that faith is assurance of God's grace and 'propitiousness' toward us. And in the Gentiles thread, I argued that non-evangelized people might come to faith in the character of Christ. Don't the Judaists believe in God's grace and ...
by Turgonian
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Homosexuality, politcs, and Christians-Oh my!
Replies: 42
Views: 6239

What do the Beatitudes have to do with it? In the Dark Ages, warfare was much more local. Not intercontinental. And at least Christianity was present and expanding. In fact, I believe I quoted Peter Kreeft somewhere on the board, who summed up the things that were highly valued in the Middle Ages bu...
by Turgonian
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Homosexuality, politcs, and Christians-Oh my!
Replies: 42
Views: 6239

In fact I'm looking forward to your defence of postmillennialism, PL. It seems very counter-intuitive, because the world seems to have gotten a lot worse and to continue down that track. You said in your blog that 'there was nothing special about the 20th century'. Do you not agree that the two worl...
by Turgonian
Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Has anyone here seen "The God Who Wasn't There"?
Replies: 1
Views: 729

JP Holding has put a link to his scathing rebuttal :lol: on the homepage of his site, Tekton Apologetics Ministries.

The article is named The Apostate Who Wasn't All There.
by Turgonian
Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Apocryphal books
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Apocryphal books

Dave Armstrong makes out, in his article The Apocrypha: Why It's Part of the Bible, that the apocryphal books were rather arbitrarily discarded by Protestants. Could you enlighten me on what grounds Protestants omitted these books from the canon?
by Turgonian
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: God is NOT just Spirit
Replies: 32
Views: 4101

Sargon, the idea that God is spirit has nothing to do with the Greek philosophy that matter is evil . Yes it does, it has everything to do with it. The earliest Christians believed that God was a tangible being, until the aristocratic "theologians" decided they needed a God who was more like the "r...
by Turgonian
Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Darwin a racist?
Replies: 73
Views: 17966

There were two main justifications for 'Christian slavery': - A black skin was the result of Noah's curse on Cham. (No matter that Cham's son Canaan was cursed, and that the Bible doesn't talk about a black skin as the result.) - (the most insidious one) Blacks have no souls. (And if you think that ...
by Turgonian
Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: God is NOT just Spirit
Replies: 32
Views: 4101

Sargon, the idea that God is spirit has nothing to do with the Greek philosophy that matter is evil . Women are not evil simply because Jesus was a man. Your argument is quite circular also, since the bible clearly does not teach that time, space, and matter did not exist prior to God. It is based o...