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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
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All of the scripture can be understood figuratively, and would all have figurative meaning; but only some of it can be understood literally*. My question is, what good does the literal side of the coin do? What good is literal understanding of the scripture? Also, what parts of the scripture do you believe MUST be understood literally, or else the reader is not of Christ?
Briefly, to understand what I mean by figurative: take the Exodus from Egypt in the Old Testament. This can be...
In the Bible, Jesus tells us to love our enemies and to bless them, and tells us to forgive those that sin against us. If this is what is good to do, can God ignore these things and not be acting in a hypocritical manner?
If God does not love His enemies, and does not bless them, nor forgive them: how is it that we must do these things? If I said "forgive the sins of your enemies" and then turned to one of my enemies and said "I do not forgive you your sins against me" then everyone would...
I'm well aware that not all Christians ascribe to a literal interpretation of Genesis, but I'm curious why some feel it is important to retain the literal interpretation.
Basically, my thinking is that Jesus hid the truth in parables, so why wouldn't God? Not everything in the Bible is to be taken literally, so we have to make decisions on what is literal and what is allegorical. What harm results from taking an allegorical approach to Genesis? Or what evidence is there that it should be...
As I'm lead to understand, God cannot be defeated. If God can lose, then God is not perfect. Because of this, it seems clear to me that Satan can never beat God.
But, many people claim that Satan can not only defeat God, but that Satan trounces God at almost every moment. This is because people say that God doesn't "save" everyone. They propose there is a "battle for the souls of men" between God and Satan, and God is usually losing these battles at almost a complete shutout rate by Satan....
Hate speech is not permitted, but any worship is. Should hate worship or worship of a god of hate be permitted?
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’” -- (Genesis 1:26).
Christ, the Word of God, took on the nature of Man through His incarnation.
The nature of Man is now united in the nature of God through the “bride” of Christ.
"Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature" -- (2 Peter 1:4).
Through Christ, the Oneness of God now includes the nature of Man.
Therefore, God, as...
I would love to get simply yes/no answers on these 4 questions to get some insight in how Christians view science.
Do Christians believe the universe has existed for 13 billion years?
Do Christians believe the Big Bang happened, and was the beginning of everything within the universe?
Do Christians believe that earth has existed for 4.5 billion years?
Do Christians believe neanderthals were living on earth 500,000 years ago?
I believe in the seven churches as ages...
Ephesus - Messianic - Beginning with the Apostle to the Circumcision, Peter
Smyrna - Martyr - Beginning with the Apostle to the Un-Circumcision, Peter
Pergamos - Orthodoxy formed in this time... Pergos is a tower... Needed in the dark ages
Thyatira - Catholicism formed in this time - The spirit of Jezebel is to control and to dominate.
Sardis - Protestantism formed in this time- A sardius is a gem - elegant yet hard and rigid