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by ttoews
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Fall and Free Will
Replies: 96
Views: 18862

Re: The Tree of Life

I don't think you can doubt the historicity of Adam and Eve,.... I don't...however, doubting the historicity of the Eden story does not require me to doubt the historicity of Adam and Eve any more than it requires me to doubt that God is the creator or that satan is a tempter. ... although the Bibl...
by ttoews
Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Fall and Free Will
Replies: 96
Views: 18862

Re: The Tree of Life

I've also wondered about that "tree of life." Is it possible that that tree was just a symbol. That it symbolized one's right to live forever. But since when Adam disobeyed God he lost that right and therefore was not permitted to eat from that symbolic tree? Don Personally, I believe the whole sto...
by ttoews
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Fall and Free Will
Replies: 96
Views: 18862

Oy, did you not read the whole thing? read the whole thing? What a wild and crazy idea....I must try it some day. ...sorry, I forgot the smiley with that statement. I thought the "Oy" was as good as a smiley...and since you didn't formally apply a smiley, I didn't think I had to either, even though...
by ttoews
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Fall and Free Will
Replies: 96
Views: 18862

Oy, did you not read the whole thing? read the whole thing? What a wild and crazy idea....I must try it some day. In what womb was Adam formed? He was uniquely created from scratch by God, and was not a descendent of any human. He could not inheret any human characteristics ro human nature. When I ...
by ttoews
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Fall and Free Will
Replies: 96
Views: 18862

August, earlier you had said : Are you saying that God should just have: 1. Never created mankind, so we could have avoided all this unpleasantness? 2. Created mankind already fallen, so that He could show His grace, and avoid the "test"? 3. Created mankind but as emotionless automatons or robots, t...
by ttoews
Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Bart's Invitation
Replies: 124
Views: 16590

Hello Everyone, With all this 'intellectual stuff' going on I thought I would go to back to Acts 2:14-42 and observe what it was that the apostles were teaching about Jesus that caused 3,000 people to get baptized. I was not able to see anything they said that even comes close to suggesting that Je...
by ttoews
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Bart's Invitation
Replies: 124
Views: 16590

Hi ttoews, I looked at your posts back in January but there is so much information there that I don't know how to handle it. If there is something specific you want to bring to my attention I'd be happy to consider it. well let me see if I can cut it down a bit....part of what I am saying is that I...
by ttoews
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Bart's Invitation
Replies: 124
Views: 16590

Does that make sense to anyone - besides me? yes, what you have said makes sense to me...I don't agree with it, I don't think it is the way we should understand the passages, but your comments are not devoid of sense. I've looked at the "One Lord" etc passages earlier (on the old board) and if you ...
by ttoews
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Bart's Invitation
Replies: 124
Views: 16590

You have the answers, Don, I'll give you that. I can't hear the tone of your voice here...so I don't know if you are surprised by Don's ability to provide answers or not...but I think we trinitarians tend to think ours is the only view that can a thinking man could hold. I often have to remind myse...
by ttoews
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: more mormon heresy
Replies: 166
Views: 41223

FFC wrote:Sargon,
Is it true that mormons believe that Lucifer and Jesus are brothers?
we are all brothers according to LDS doctrine....here is a bit of mormon teaching that might interest you: premortal existence
by ttoews
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: more mormon heresy
Replies: 166
Views: 41223

In the case of the Book of Mormon, we have had very little time to study. The Book of Mormon has been around for a mere 177 years(one year before the creation of the church I think), and for most of that time very little was known about the Mesoamerican cultures. In fact, at the time the BoM was wr...
by ttoews
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: "Apologize to Muslims" rally at Franklin Graham Me
Replies: 37
Views: 6839

*gasp* Communication with understanding followed by appreciation. You two better be careful. This sort of thing might catch on! ;) nah, we've tried it a number of times before....it never had any impact. BTW what part of the frozen north did you come from? It is somewhat surprising how many canucks...
by ttoews
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: "Apologize to Muslims" rally at Franklin Graham Me
Replies: 37
Views: 6839

Kurieuo wrote: I better stop before I ramble on more than I have, but hopefully you have a more balanced perspective of my beliefs.

K
thanks, I do...they even make sense (IMHO)
by ttoews
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Immaculate Conception Information
Replies: 29
Views: 4359

Byblos wrote:How do you know she didn't (ask herself, that is)?
I have no reason to believe that she did ask those questions...b/c I have no reason to believe that she didn't sin. On the other hand, if I had reason to believe that she didn't sin, then.....
by ttoews
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Immaculate Conception Information
Replies: 29
Views: 4359

..... As far as her knowing it, I would say no, she did not know it until she was spoken to by the angel Gabriel, but I don't see what difference that makes. I agree that it wouldn't make any difference...but don't you think that at sometime in her 15 +/- years she would have asked herself, "Hey, w...