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I skimmed through another closed thread that was supposed to address why God chooses to be invisible but it was mostly off topic with predictable subjects. I'm starting this new thread on the subject as I'll be addressing it differently. My science oriented perspective does not subscribe to Bible inerrancy and infallibility, multi-universes, god is on another plain of existence, time travel, precognition, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, omnibenevolence, miracles like magic. Note, will resist posts going off topic.
That no one in modern times has been able to provide certain physical proof of god or even spiritual existences looking back through human history, is the strongest scientific evidence for...
One of our members said the following.
"God works through his word. Hearing comes by believing and believing the word of God. Jesus is the word and the ''word'' is now scripture."
Now this claim that Jesus is no longer the Word poses problems for me.
The theory is that since the scripture is written, Jesus is silent, as His voice is replaced by the scriptures. That means that believers who have the Holy Spirit inside must expect Him now to be silent. Anyone claiming to experience guidance from God is deceived as we now have the bible that has replaced God's voice.
While I hold the bible to be our God given authority on matters of faith and life, we can't understand it unless the Spirit of God speaks. Further no where do I...
What are the top three reasons you hold to the eschatological position you have now? If you feel up to it please state your position (example Premil, Pretrib, Futurist, etc) This is open to all, to anyone willing to share their theological reflections, thanks in advance.
Yours in the Lord,
People talk about the 'day of the Lord' in Joel. Yet we are told that Joel was written almost 3,000 years ago. There was 'a day of the Lord' that took place when Babylon conquered Jerusalem. Even when they were working on the temple mount they found arrowhead from that invasion around 500 bc. Also there was a 'day of the Lord' in 70 AD when the temple was destroyed and Jerusalem was scattered to the nations. If this is not enough there is talk about a future day of the Lord that has not happened yet. That can not happen until the end of the final harvest. As the Good New of Jesus is going to be taken to the ends of the world one more time for this generation. Even there are people that say this will be the greatest time to be alive as...
Last night, my wife told me she is such a sucker because she stays with me even though I have porn addiction. I want to be rid of my addiction once and for all.
But when I stop, there will be a huge vacuum and sense of loneliness. I always have loneliness anyways as I wish I had a sister; I know, an odd thing for me.
I want to be rid of all loneliness and porn addictions and I want Jesus Christ to be my all in all and always ever satisfying. I have tried programs, Bible studies, prayer, Steps to Freedom in Christ, you name it - I've done it.
Please pray for me ... I don't want my wife to feel like she is that sucker ...
See between the dotted lines below what Polycarp, and Ignatius, and Ireneaus, and Barnabus, and Justin Martyr, wrote about the return of Christ during 70 AD.
Reason I ask, a few day's ago, a co-worker of mine that is a Protestant was asking me on various topics of the Catholic Church (doctrines/dogmas) and how am I to know the official Catholic Church's teaching on such topics. My answer........ The Catechism of the Catholic Church. (CCC) He was unaware that there was even such a thing, so I told him I would bring my copy of the the Catechism the following day.
After thumbing through it on our lunch break, he asked me if there is such a thing that a Protestant could turn to for official teaching in Protestantism, such as a Protestant Catechism, for he has never heard of such a thing. I told him I didn't know, and I too never heard of such a thing when I was Protestant before my converting...
28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6
How do we understand these verses. Isn't this the thing taught through the jailer when asking what he must do to be saved and he was told to "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ." I am OSAS believer and look forward to all thoughts on this, is believing on the Lord Jesus Christ enough or did that jailer perish?
4So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, a b so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 4So when you are assembled and I am with you in...