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by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Romans 9:14-30 - God Hardens Hearts?
Replies: 52
Views: 13569

Great Topic and Post! Try examining what God's All-Knowing is — you may discover your answers there… Since He knows All — He can harden whom He will without any violation of justice or trust to them endowed with reason to think. Yes, He could place individuals in the scheme of time because He knows ...
by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Witnessing to Muslims
Replies: 23
Views: 5248

B.W., Thanks but GodandScience provides excellent articles too, as other sites do. We can't just hand the Muslims a book to read. They won't even read the Bible which they think is "corrupted." I know but we can read the books from others who have discussed issues with Muslims and learn from them o...
by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Hell – is it Relevant Today?
Replies: 159
Views: 30142

Greetings, I am the guy who sent the question. I guess I feel intimedated writing on the forum as others have more bible knowledge than me. Thank you B. W. for answeing my question regarding the OT writers descriptions of the afterlife and hell - sheol - hades. I never saw EZ 32 and its description...
by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Witnessing to Muslims
Replies: 23
Views: 5248

Re: Witnessing to Muslims

Here try this link to CRI

http://www.equip.org/

They have info you'll need.

Hope this helps.

Forgot to mention to use the search engine at CRI site to locate resourses
by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Holy Spirit Gifts still for today??
Replies: 54
Views: 9641

Re: RE:

Amazing as it may seem, I actually agree with puritan lad here. Me too, I'm also suprisingly skeptical of NDEs and other such events. I think it's good to have a healthy dose of skepticism towards alot of so-called 'Christian' experiences because we can often be mislead into believing lies that can...
by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

Fortigurn You stated: "He was and is the son of God, and since his teachings were given to him by God, I ascribe the same importance to his teachings as I ascribe to any of the teachings of God - the highest importance possible." And Fortigurn you further stated — concerning the phrase — Son of God:...
by B. W.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

Let's use the logic of One to mean only One with the inability to divide in order to produce a whole: Zygote. I haven't done maths in a long time, but I do remember that if you divide , you don't end up with a whole . At conception when the human sperm and human egg meet they form a Zygote. If one ...
by B. W.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

Thank you BW. The problem with your analogy is that it does not represent the trinity. In the trinity, God is not three parts making up a whole. Each of the three persons are God, yet there is one God You seemed to have missed the point I was making which was: a finger print from God within creatio...
by B. W.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

In the same vein — The gospels, in your view, did God just give Jesus certain divine powers “dunamis”, which enabled him — a mere mortal though he was, to perform God like task of healing the sick, forgiving sins? Well yes - Jesus says this himself: Matthew 9: 6 But so that you may know11 that the...
by B. W.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: RCC and the Nature of the Afterlife
Replies: 36
Views: 6892

I agree. I'm also open to different titles: Heaven, purgatory, or maybe both, which reconciles with Catholic doctrine as that is exactly what we believe. Some of us are very close to Jesus and God and go to heaven directly (like Mary and the saints). The rest of us are awaiting the resurrection. An...
by B. W.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Hell – is it Relevant Today?
Replies: 159
Views: 30142

I received an email from someone reading this forum. The individual asked me a question pertaining to the OT (Old Testament) and the afterlife. The person was afraid to post the question for fear of being made fun of but consented to my answering enquiry on the forum. Please do not feel that you can...
by B. W.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

Immortality is not eternality. To be eternal is to exist beyond the confines of time; to have existed from all time to all time - "Alpha and Omega" whereas to be immortal is to exist for all time from a certain point. An immortal being (angels, Satan (yeah, I know), and us) are still bound by time ...
by B. W.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Hell – is it Relevant Today?
Replies: 159
Views: 30142

One failure we all have in regarding the Concept of Justice is separating these in singular linear fashion failing to examine the big picture holistically. For example, in the book of I John 4:8 the writer states “God is Love.” We examine the word love, dissect it and apply linear definitions to it...
by B. W.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

Fortigurn, Please do not think me rude or trite on this matter but I would like to simply skip the scripture Judo and ask a simple question: Without any scripture — why do you believe that Jesus cannot be God and that the Trinity is not so? Because it is a logical contradiction. What is it about th...
by B. W.
Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Holy Trinity
Replies: 358
Views: 50732

Fortigurn, Please do not think me rude or trite on this matter but I would like to simply skip the scripture Judo and ask a simple question: Without any scripture — why do you believe that Jesus cannot be God and that the Trinity is not so? Do not think I am being impertinent, or cheeky, asking you ...