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by Philip
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: John Allen Chau
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: John Allen Chau

Kid: Which makes me ask why did they shun the rest of the whole world? Bad contact with colonists? Weird cargo cult? A lot of tribes, under threat by their enemies, retreat to an unoccupied area that offers natural defenses of terrain or water. So, originally, their location was born out of surviva...
by Philip
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Five Best Evidences for the God of the Bible!
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: The Five Best Evidences for the God of the Bible!

And a whole lot more Reasons to Believe answers (from 2018): https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/t ... o-believe
by Philip
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Greetings

Stu, NO one forced BW to leave - he left of his own free will. In fact, he was encouraged to stay. To a mod, we wish this had not come to him feeling the need to leave - and he certainly wasn't asked to leave or forced out. As well, this was never a case of ANYONE winning, nor was it a matter of th...
by Philip
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Pontius Pilate's Ring Found?
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Pontius Pilate's Ring Found?

Very interesting! https://www.timesofisrael.com/2000-year ... ous-ruler/

A very rare name on the ring, in the right place and time - was it his - or someone's under him?
by Philip
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Powerful! 13 Fulfilled, Detailed Bible Prophecies
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Powerful! 13 Fulfilled, Detailed Bible Prophecies

Many may not be familiar with the powerful evidences of God per the very detailed Bible prophecies, of both precisely known times of their original proclamations and of their fulfillments. And unlike the silly nonsense of supposed prophets like Nostradamus ("Their will by famine and war" - duh), Scr...
by Philip
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: China demolishes hundreds of churches and confiscates Bibles during a crackdown on Christianity
Replies: 63
Views: 1256

Re: China demolishes hundreds of churches and confiscates Bibles during a crackdown on Christianity

Again, media loves to put out the click-bait of sensational stories. Because "Boy Scout Does Good Deed" stories don't draw interest. Even good ideas and solutions aren't sexy to media - conflict and drama are! So, we really have to take a well-rounded look at diverse sources about such articles. Als...
by Philip
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Radical possbilities of man-made DNA
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Radical possbilities of man-made DNA

This guy has no idea what dangers lie in what he's doing! As well, he's asserted what is only an assumption, that evolution has been optimizing the molecules of life for billions of years. But his team has merely synthesized from what already exists. This is the mentality of scientists who are willi...
by Philip
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: John Allen Chau
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: John Allen Chau

BTW, another person had contact and interacted peacefully with these people in the '80s. But yeah, disease is a real concern. However, many of the diseases that wiped out the Indians are now very rare and vaccinations do exist.
by Philip
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: John Allen Chau
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: John Allen Chau

I agree with DB. And I don't know all the details either. Missions are what the Church (collectively) was told by Christ to pursue - as Christianity did not spread by Christians not reaching the world beyond them with the Gospel. Sure contact with those not immune is a serious concern. But whether o...
by Philip
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Wow, the ark's float test is ready!
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Wow, the ark's float test is ready!

Gotta admire the dedication of the guy who built it. Yes, he's got a young earth view, but wow! Hopefully some savvy engineers have certified its safety. It doesn't look terribly stable.
by Philip
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Wow, the ark's float test is ready!
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Wow, the ark's float test is ready!

But will it? https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/11/1862/1048/Noah-Ark-1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 https://www.foxnews.com/travel/life-sized-replica-of-noahs-ark-will-sail-to-israel-says-dutch-carpenter-who-built-it Interesting article about the builder, a Dutch carpenter...
by Philip
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Brother ill
Replies: 21
Views: 817

Re: Brother ill

Thanks for asking, K. His surgeon, the day before Thanksgiving, thought the toe/foot infection looked better - so he's given him about ten more days before deciding to remove anything. But it's very tough for him to walk (wears a protective boot) and work (he has a demanding tech job). And he has to...
by Philip
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Mans ignorance in science is all science without God
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Mans ignorance in science is all science without God

Lover: There are no 'forces' that manipulate laws of physics. Yes, the "laws" of physics aren't forces - they are observations that record observed functions and behaviors at to how things actually work. And so things must first exist and then they must have observable functionalities that can be r...