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I want to understand the disconnect here. I almost feel as we are arguing the same point from a differnt perspective. So tell me what you think. I am thinking that if we have a more defined and stated position, we may have a better conversation seeing that an individual that has voted has stated their belief. There is then no question from where they are coming from once it has been made known.
Sorry, but I need advice and opinions here. What does it say in the bible about transgenderism? I ask this because I have seen many Christians embrace this transgenderism thing, as well as inclusion for LGBTQ people and acceptance. Please do not interpret this is gay bashing or hate, I just feel perplexed because I know that God made humans both man and woman, and that there is no such thing as "cisgender" and such. But now everyone seems to believe that there can be male brains in female bodies and vice versa. If its mental illness, how are we supposed to gracefully dialogue with Christians who seem to think "love is love" and that picking your gender is normal? I don't want to judge at all and say they are not Christians,...
Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. Luke 1:41d
One thing we know!
Do we know anything more about that?
I mean about that, the Holy Spirit "INSIDE" Elisabeth. What can we truthfully say, does Scripture say about that? (Not that it is actually a fetus, I don't think that is what it says.)
(I tend to think the next line, 42, is the actual actuality of "filled with the Holy Ghost" meant she SPoKE OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE.)
I like that explanation I don't think I know that explanation.
Quote. Pope Francis has signalled his approval of moves already under way in the Catholic church to change the line in the English version of the Lord's Prayer, from “Lead us not into temptation” to “Don't let me fall into temptation”. Noting that it was a bad translation, Pope Francis said: “It's Satan who leads us ... Unquote
I have never questioned this verse of scripture I have always assumed that I knew what it meant. The Pope's correction is dependant on his interpretation of the translation; I have problems with the words also but I don't see the Pope correcting the problem universally. I do not see any difference between being lead into temptation and falling into it; is temptation a place like hell or a state like euphoria. It...
Paul mentioned that he suffered a woman not to teach or usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. I interpret this to mean that a woman not to teach in a school, or rather in an educational assembly, which could have a more secular connotation, even though it may be a wrong interpretation. However, he meant for the women teacher to usurp, or forcefully take power, illegally, which could also have a secular connotation as well. The Bible also never said or implied that women have a lesser role than men, which could have a secular meaning as well.
I personally think that there is some misinterpretation of God's Word when it comes to leadership and women's roles in leadership. Preaching obviously implies a religious,...
How would you in your opinion define "once saved, always saved"? Is it true or is it false doctrine? Would "wilful sinning" have any connection to this said doctrine"? How also about works or obedience? What roles if any would that doctrine play in how we will end up in eternity?
Rev 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the COURT which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles:
The dome of the rock is exactly located at the COURT and will not be removed due to the threats from Arab world so the 3rd Temple shall be built side by side as the symbol of fake peace by antichrist.
Isnt it amazing that Apostle John has seen it 2000 years ago ?
And i suspect Jerusalem shall be made an int'l city so the antichrist can rule the world from it.
Rev 11:2 ..and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
The nations will rage...
Definitions are always helpful, especially in any sort of philosophical discussion. So to aid the discussion, here are basic definitions from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
"Causal determinism is, roughly speaking, the idea that every event is necessitated by antecedent events and conditions together with the laws of nature. The idea is ancient, but first became subject to clarification and mathematical analysis in the eighteenth century. Determinism is deeply connected with our understanding of the physical sciences and their explanatory ambitions, on the one hand, and with our views about human free action on the other. In both of these general areas there is no agreement over whether determinism is true (or even whether it...