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by Philip
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder
Replies: 38
Views: 565

Re: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder

And Rick brings up an important point - the system is flawed. I'm only for the death penalty if there is overwhelming, virtually undeniable evidence of premeditated murder. A lot of past convictions have not met that criteria. Could I execute my own child for a deliberate murder? No. Would he be des...
by Philip
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder
Replies: 38
Views: 565

Re: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder

Just because a person is sentenced to death does not mean they can't repent. In fact, facing death - if they wouldn’t repent THEN, well, they probably wouldn’t even if they lived to a ripe old age!
by Philip
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How do you know prayer works?
Replies: 60
Views: 4334

Re: How do you know prayer works?

NO answer to prayer can still be an answer - perhaps to wait or change course. Or that our prayer may not be in alignment with God's will for us.
by Philip
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Demon Magicians
Replies: 13
Views: 167

Re: Demon Magicians

Ever see a magician raise a dead man to life? Make a man born lame instantly able to run? Make a blind man see? Making the weather obey his commands? Instantly curing terrible illnesses?
by Philip
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder
Replies: 38
Views: 565

Re: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder

Clearly there can be immoral use of the death penalty. And applying it unfairly, dishonestly, unequally - all unjust. But as for society demanding a deliberate murderer pay for his crime with his own life. Entirely just!
by Philip
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder
Replies: 38
Views: 565

Re: Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder

I think one answer has to do with whether one is falsely accused or not. And note the government of the land when Paul wrote the Romans passage. And the Roman government was exceptionally corrupt. Also, the same God who set the penalty of death for murder was also the same One who submitted to execu...
by Philip
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How can we tell if there is a ghost or if it's a trick (like a bad angel or imagination)?
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: How can we tell if there is a ghost or if it's a trick (like a bad angel or imagination)?

What were you doing when this happened? Can you think of anything that may have brought this on?
by Philip
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Protestant v Catholic

What, direct statements of popes are not authoritative enough?
by Philip
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Protestant v Catholic

Arguing over whether Catholics are praying TO Mary or merely beseeching her - well, it's pretty clear what many of them believe about this. But FAR more serious and dangerous, is the Catholic Church's and its popes assertions about Mary being a "Co-Redemptrix" - look at what they've asserted: https:...
by Philip
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:
Replies: 30
Views: 1294

Re: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:

JH, those of us who have been Christians for a long time - and for me, that's over 50 years - we can tell you with confidence that a huge number of people who self-identify as Christians are not. How can we tell? We can tell by the way they have long lived and acted, and for many of them we know per...
by Philip
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Protestant v Catholic
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Protestant v Catholic

I don't get the praying to her part, or to anyone other than Christ. I'm assuming you mean asking for her intercession (to pray for us), right? And if you don't get that then perhaps you need to stop asking your family and friends to pray for you. But you don't think there's anything wrong with tha...