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Marsupials live in Australasia and the Americas. They don't exist in the Middle East. Did some descendant of Noah collect all the marsupials, build a SECOND ark, and sail to Australia? Was there yet another marsupial-centric ark that travelled to the Americas?
This was brought up in another thread (and it was off topic there) so I wanted to continue the discussion here.
It was posted:
The Dipensationalists normally do not agree with me on 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, because it reveals Christ returning to planet earth "in flaming fire", taking vengeance on those who do not know God.
What do you think the passage is about?
I will give others a chance to give their views first.
As I am taking immunology class, I am now learning in pictures and videos what are specific proteins and molecules and what do they have to do with the immune system. I noticed that many Bible believing Christians rail against all vaccination on reasons they claim is based in the Bible, but yet they're OK with blood transfusions. The JWs reject blood transfusions using many of the same Bible passages that the Fundies use to argue against vaccines, to claim the reasons why blood transfusions or donations are sinful.
Why are these very same Fundies who oppose vaccinating themselves or their kids, on Biblical grounds, are totally OK with blood transfusions, blood donations, and organ transplants?
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I am puzzled by what Paul says in 1 Corinthians, as I have been to churches where women can speak.
1 Corinthians 14:34-35
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
What do you think are some reasons certain Christians refuse to read certain parts of the Bible?
Does the Bible speak about this?
In Matthew 5:43, Jesus appears to refer to an Old Testament text which should read something like "You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy". However, there is no such verse in the Bible. What are we to make of this? Could He be referring to Psalms 139:21-22 or actions driven by hatred in the Old Testament?
Jesus seems to refer to a nonexistent "hate your enemy" verse? (Matthew 5:43) : cruciformity
The very presence of the Creator of the Universe within the believer is an underrated and little talked about topic.
Can we establish what the believer can expect the Holy Spirit to do within us.
This is not about spiritual gifts, or the empowering for ministry, but simply His presence within.
Given the promise of Jesus that the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth, is this still happening today? If so does that mean He speaks to us?
Does He no longer dwell within since we have the church as our guide? Does He no longer dwell within because we have the bible instead as our guide.
Your comments much appreciated.
The theologically progressive UM-Forward submitted a proposal known as the New Expressions Worldwide Plan, which if implemented would create four different Methodist denominations: a “Traditionalist Methodist Church,” a “Moderate Methodist Church,” a “Progressive Methodist Church,” and a “Liberation Methodist Church.”