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by j316
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Pain And Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Good, I am really pleased for you. Remember that almost all of our problems are caused by us walking away from God, not He from us.

Praise Him for His love and patience.
by j316
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Pain And Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Pain And Suffering

Okay, I know that God is SUPPOSED to be an all-knowing, all-loving, all-caring God. This is a common argument from atheists. However, it struck me last night about something is wrong with this picture. First of all, God can lift evil, yet He doesn't, He will do healings on people or miracles on ran...
by j316
Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 9444

Whoa! How can a papacy that changes with each succeeding pope be the antichrist? I mean either he is or he isn't. The antichrist of popular opinion is an individual not an institution, [I'm not endorsing popular opinion here because I am not certain that the current guess is biblical] but which pope...
by j316
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Baptism & The Church
Replies: 39
Views: 18700

Regardless you can't claim that not 1 of the molestation cases was correct and if even 1 was legimate then my point still stands. The fact is its clear the apostles were chosen by God, but there are SO many churches and christian organizations that it would be silly to claim that each pastor or pri...
by j316
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: What is "the Church"?
Replies: 33
Views: 16542

The best description of the church that I have seen is "the community of believers". I believe that it is referring to the shared experience of christianity on the part of all believers, this creates a community that is as yet only partially realized on earth. It transcends doctrinal and political d...
by j316
Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Beast = Pope+Catholic Church?
Replies: 45
Views: 9444

Prodigal Son wrote:i think the catholic church is evil. does anyone else?
If the catholic church is evil then it should be prospering, not under attack.
by j316
Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: bush
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

Felgar, I am sorry if you feel like you were attacked on Iraq. I didn't mean it as such. There have been some interesting opinions expressed here. Living in Florida,especially in this area, I have seen a lot about George. Lately, though, the tide of opinion has been shifting, people are not as eager...
by j316
Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Death
Replies: 20
Views: 3541

How do you you reconcile that with Paul's statement about those who sleep? If he meant die he would surely have said that To which statement in particular do you refer? I should know better by now than to just rely on memory. In Thessalonians Paul refers to those who sleep but it appears that he is...
by j316
Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: did Jesus go to hell?
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Here are two more links that refer to the topic. The second one is a little long but interesting.http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11049a.htm andhttp://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01629a.htm
by j316
Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Death
Replies: 20
Views: 3541

Well, NDE research looks credible but on the flip-side it doesn't at the same time. It is very convincing, however: I wouldn't expect to see heaven or hell in a near death experience, after reading Hebrews 9:27. makes a good point. Straight from the Bible. Society has gotten WAY out of hand in my o...
by j316
Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: bush
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

Bush is a typical politician, good and bad depending on your beliefs. The only thing I have against him is that he is hollow, his political agenda is controlled by his handlers. I think he is christian, again good or bad. I agree with Felgar except in regard to Iraq. I went through the Vietnam war a...
by j316
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: The Vatican Conspiracy?
Replies: 16
Views: 7466

Back before the cultural revolution of the sixties people got their religious instruction from their priests and pastors. These men, for the most part, were graduates of seminaries sponsored or owned by the major religious denominations. That tradition goes back hundreds of years and it lead to a bo...
by j316
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: The Vatican Conspiracy?
Replies: 16
Views: 7466

I think this internet religion fad is going to start showing its true nature before long. People like HMG and many others are so confused by the amount of contradictory information that they are unable to sort it out. There is little scholarship on the net, very few people who have devoted their liv...
by j316
Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: UPDATE: Is Mutual Masturbation Sinful?
Replies: 30
Views: 11336

Man you young'uns are sure a caution nowadays.
by j316
Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Psychic abilities...
Replies: 19
Views: 4602

I have had several psychic experiences that weren't just subjective. My ex wifes former husband died in the late 80's and the night he slipped into a coma I had a dream that my wife's brother had a message for her about transition. At the time we were involved in new age stuff and transition was cle...