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IS KNOWING AND USING GOD'S NAME IMPORTANT?
I just thought this was an interesting topic as I know people that believe God needs to be called by a specific name or else type of thing. So at some point I wanted to know if this is important or not. We know that in the new testament Jesus is God and we have God the father but in the old testament many believe that God's name is YAHWEH/JEHOVAH.
What I found interesting in this topic was the way the Hebrews named things. Unlike what we do in our culture, the names given by the Hebrews is very descriptive of what is being named. Sometimes parents of Children would not even name their new born babies until sometime later after they had the chance to study the child's character, then...
Not proud but I have done this when my husband deployed and he requested I email him suggestive pics-nude of myself. I was hesitant but eventually I made two bogus email accounts one for him and one for me and sent him such pics years ago.
I justified it because I knew a lady in church small group who would flash her deployed spouse on camera while he was in a communication center at his deployed location. He would tell her to do this when no one was looking. Or one nonChristian couple I knew whose girlfriend kept trying to send him dirty magazines labeled “art” (lol) when he was deployed.
I thought emailing personal pics to the hubbykins was a lot better than what others were up to. I regret it though. I deleted the bogus email...
Hey you, curious to know what is left for us to do after acceptance of placing faith in God, and the Lord Jesus Christ?
Here below you can see what we progress from after we accept the Lord Jesus Christ, but what is there left for us to do afterwards?
Hebrews 6: 1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Hebrews 6 says we go to perfection (maturity), for a believer they do not have to worry about laying down the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith (work is...
There is some discussion on other threads about the holy Land; all that area from the Nile to the Euphrates.
Some think that area has no significance now. Other say it is for the Jews only. Both these views are wrong, because God still keeps His eyes on it, Deuteronomy 11:11-12, and it is well prophesied that He will get rid of all the ungodly wicked people there and only the faithful peoples of God will live there. Jeremiah 12:14
The question of who will inhabit the holy Land in the period before the Return of Jesus, is made clear by the following Bible passages;
Daniel 7:25 He [the Anti-Christ] will wear down the holy ones of God. He will change the feasts and the religious laws. The Lord’s holy people will be delivered into...
This article, courtesy of ABC Australia, the publicly owned broadcaster, is a sobering assessment of the current political situation in the USA. The one factor left out of the analysis (hardly surprising) is God. Unfortunately, God is increasingly left out of American society. So no one should be surprised at the current state of affairs in the US.
The problem at the heart of this week's crisis goes deeper than Trump
Is the article factual? Are the conclusions correct? I don't agree with everything stated in the article, but the general theme is hard to argue against. Agree? Or not?
He says he found the zip ties on the floor and was going to give them to the next cop he came across. Anybody's guess, I suppose.
Insurrectionist “Zip-Tie Guy” identified as retired Air Force lieutenant colonel (airforcetimes.com)
Ok. We all see folks these days dancing around in various churches who label themselves as "Non-denominational." But I'm wondering about the meaning and denotation of that term since I see people here on C.F. who, as far as I can tell, are sometimes Christians BUT also sometimes not.
And frankly, I don't trust the term. I feel it is too amorphous and possibly obscurantist to mean anything. If a person wants to claim the label of "Christian," even if he or she is like me and feels somewhat Existentialistic about that identity, why doesn't he or she just accept the term, "Christian."
I guess I feel I have to ask because, frankly, I don't trust the variability involved in the term "non-denominational." And the Analytic Philosopher...
I was thinking of putting this in the Christian history section but I'm not so much concerned with Marcion but with the issues he raised.
Marcion and Marcionism is quite a multi topic subject but I'm focussing on his reason for generating a cut down version of the Holy Scriptures (which some say spurred the Early Church to decide on a canon of scripture)
Marcion decided on 10 Pauline epistles (not the pastoral ones) and a cut down version of Luke's gospel. Marcion and his followers were concerned that the "God of the Old Testament" whom he regarded as inconsistent, jealous, wrathful and genocidal did not tally with the God of the NT gospel.
Now I don't agree with Marcion given how much of the OT is quoted in the NT. But I prefer to...