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by Gilligan
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Discussion about Peter the Roman "the final Pope"
Replies: 38
Views: 16514

Re: Discussion about Peter the Roman "the final Pope"

Some say Pope Francis can still fit the "Peter the Roman" motto. These mottos were descriptions of popes, not their birth or papal name. The "Peter" part may be referring to the fact he named himself after Francis of Assisi, whose birth name was Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone. Also, Pope Francis i...
by Gilligan
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: What’s the worst that could happen?
Replies: 228
Views: 29718

Re: What’s the worst that could happen?

God's apparent "invisibility" and requirement for faith could be viewed as a screening device . Many people only want what God can do for them, treating Him as a vending machine. I'm not sure if this is a good analogy, but someone who has just won a powerball lottery of hundreds of millions of dolla...
by Gilligan
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: 1 Peter 4:7 Makes More Sense With OEC
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: 1 Peter 4:7 Makes More Sense With OEC

To me "at hand" did seem to mean "around the corner". The reason I say we should always be watchful and ready isn't because of what Peter said, but because Jesus said to. This is true whether it is today or thousands of years from today, because we have no idea when.
by Gilligan
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: 1 Peter 4:7 Makes More Sense With OEC
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: 1 Peter 4:7 Makes More Sense With OEC

Pete,

I know they don't refer to the age of the earth, but the phrase "at hand" makes more sense from an OEC view than YEC. Two thousand years is a big chunk of time if the earth were young.
by Gilligan
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: My Reason (OEC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: My Reason (OEC)

I like that article and have read others about the genealogies.
by Gilligan
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: 1 Peter 4:7 Makes More Sense With OEC
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

1 Peter 4:7 Makes More Sense With OEC

When I held a young earth perspective, this verse made no sense to me. People tried to explain that 2,000 years is "at hand" for God using Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3:8, but that didn't help at all. It is true that time is different to God than to humans. However, the Bible was written for us , not God...
by Gilligan
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Did Jesus have long hair?
Replies: 33
Views: 5655

Re: Did Jesus have long hair?

Personally, I like to think He did, because I like long hair.
by Gilligan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: My Reason (OEC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: My Reason (OEC)

I believe the Genesis genealogies probably contain gaps and that "day" can mean long periods of time. Could the one in Luke 3:23-38 also contain gaps? I ask about Luke because it is the one that goes all the way from Jesus back to Adam. When you say some YECs believe in 10,000 or more years, are you...
by Gilligan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: My Reason (OEC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

My Reason (OEC)

I started warming up to an old earth belief after realizing that we exceeded the Creation Week Model for Human History, meaning God was supposedly limiting human history to 6,000 years plus 1,000 years for the Millennium, but we have already passed the "Year 6000" without the Second Coming even usin...
by Gilligan
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Great article on how to engage hateful non believers
Replies: 11
Views: 2356

Re: Great article on how to engage hateful non believers

A good article, but when someone is not interested, Matthew 7:6 & 10:14 come to mind.
by Gilligan
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2271
Views: 527219

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Thank You. Skipper, the Professor, Thurston & Lovey, Mary Ann and Ginger all say hi.
by Gilligan
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2271
Views: 527219

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Everyone, I'm Gilligan. I have been interested in OEC for a while now. Glad to be here. NOTE: If I go offline suddenly, it is because I use a public computer at a library (because I don't have one at home) and I'm only allowed two one-hour sessions daily, and my time ran out for the day. If I don...