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I just wanted to share something my fiance' came up with. She is a jewelry designer and has a shop with her daughter. They asked if I had an outlet for some of their items and I told them I would share it with everyone here at CF. So I started them an Etsy Shop account to showcase what they have done. And this is the first items! Check it out and let me know what you think!
Thanks so much! - Rex
Click here to see it!
Inspired by this thread: How can a God of love send people to hell?
and my recent Bible studies, I wanted to open up discussion about this.
There's a whole alternative framework (that's not ever been deemed as heretical by the church) that seems to fit in much better with passages like John 3:16.
If we "dare to hope all men will be saved" (as the author Hans Urs von Balthasar writes) and if we believe that God laid down His life for us....not to "save us" from an angry Father...but to demonstrate His love for us.....it all fits together much better.
Instead of looking at the end.....maybe it'd be better to look at the beginning and start from there?
From Fr Richard Rohr: The incarnation of God and the redemption of the world could...
If the world is reconciled to God & He is not holding their sins against them, explain why the following verses do not support eventual universal salvation. Do not bring up alleged anti-universalist "proof texts" from other contexts of the Scriptures (e.g. Jn.3:16), but base your argument on the following texts, such as the meaning of "reconciliation":
Well, to you salvation is a process, to me it is a done deal. Thanks to Christ who did the deal. You seem to want to continue to view Christ's death as a possible salvation, I view it as a realized salvation. Good for you, good for me, whatever be the thought. Let's let the others view and believe for them selves.
Rom 5:10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through...
Ezekiel 38:11 KJV: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
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When do you believe israels walls will come tumbling down?
You believe in Sola Scriptura (I know that there are different definitions of this term), now explain true, inerrant, dogmatic Christology using only the Scriptures. No councils, no Church Fathers, no theologians. Use only the Scriptures and explain the truth.
1) Explain whether or not Christ has two natures or one nature.
2) Does He have two wills or one? Explain.
3) Describe His nature(s).
4) Provide scriptural support for your answers.
You who reply, you will do well to note the dramatic differences between your answers and those of others. Then, ask yourself, which one of you is truly being led by the Holy Spirit into all Truth, and which are being led by that deceitful spirit of error.
When I was young, I stumbled across Pornography on the internet. As time passed by I progressively started to view it more and more. Around this time I went to a service at a local church, and when they asked for people who had never given their hearts to Jesus to come to the front, I went. Ever since I can remember I have always believed that the entire Bible is true.
Soon after that I started to realize that maybe viewing Pornography was a sin and I needed to stop. Throughout middle school and high school, I tried over and over to stop viewing pornography but every time the temptation of it was so strong that I would get pulled back into it. For awhile I made the habit of praying for God to help me to permanently stop watching...
Now let me begin by saying I know there is a verse condemning this viewpoint. However, we also know Jesus can not come before the anti=christ has been discovered... which means no one can ever tell anyone if Jesus is coming, if he really is coming. (Or if he really came.)
Step back for a minute and consider the logic of that. Pay close attention to what I am about to say...
I will respond to patient, intelligent comments with the mystery answered...
(And no, I am definitely not Jesus, if that is what u think spells this out...)
Regards my friend,
My wife and I were watching some videos on Youtube last night about where Christians go when they die. And we came across a video that teaches soul sleep I.e. when we die we don't go to be with Jesus but we sleep in our graves and in an instant it will be the second coming of Jesus and we will be resurrected. I've heard this teaching before from a seventh day Adventist but NEVER from other Christians. The internet seems to be a buzz with both theories so I was wondering what is the general stance of the church? Its always been in my opinion that dead people ultimately end up in either heaven or hell. If you believe in Jesus and died in him and are born again you go to heaven if you deny Jesus you go to hell. Honestly I never knew that...
2 weeks in a row. What I thought should be family time out on weekends was him just shaming and lecturing me in the car and I having to calm baby down on a pointless trip out that led to nothing pleasurable for anyone to begin with.
Yes, I have a baby about 3.5 months old and husband seems to think I have to cook every single meal every single day, and he blames me if he is "hungry" at work (He works downtown with a food court right below!). Meanwhile I struggle just to feed myself.
Also now that he realized child benefits is in my name, he refuses to pay for even the groceries (he makes $200 he seems to boast, and says I benefit by using the furniture he bought before such as our bed, dressers etc (That he chose most of the time)
Can I ask God for a better job with these criteria?
1. higher salary to cope with increasing financial burden (due to children have grown up and need to go to colleges, due to inflation and increased value added tax of goods imposed by the government).
2. a new job with better stability, to work in a better company that will unlikely to retrench people.
Is it Ok to ask for this?
Cardinal Kasper: Homosexual unions are ‘analogous’ to Christian marriage
Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
March 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose theology appears to be the chief inspiration for Pope Francis’ doctrine on giving Holy Communion to people living in states of adultery in second marriages, now appears to be claiming that homosexual unions contain “elements” of Christian marriage and are even “analogous” to it in a way that is similar to the relationship between the Catholic Church and non-Catholic Christian communities.
Moreover, the cardinal is attributing his claims to Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, despite the fact that the document explicitly contradicts him.
“The pope does not...