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Will there be free will in heaven (or the new earth) and if so what will prevent sin's reoccurrence?
One of the most simple definitions of a Christian is affirmation of the Nicene Creed, but there is no equivalent for the morality which goes along with Christianity, which is surely just as integral to the faith as the things affirmed in the Nicene Creed. So, what are some points of necessary morality to be a Christian? I think the main three things are (that is, of the things which distinguish Christians from pop secular morality), are the belief the fornication is a serious sin, the belief...
Who introduced Catholicism to the Irish and when? I noticed that much of, if not the majority of South Western Europe is Catholic but Ireland is not. Latin America and some areas of Asia and Africa were colonized by the predominately Catholic nations of Spain, France, Portugal, and many Italians immigrated or conquered most of the New World. How come Ireland and most of the other nations do so?
I am not a proponent of colonization mind you, but I have noticed that except for the English...
Ok, now I'm curious.
Obviously its not red. But it is not called the BLUE sea.
Was it anything to do with God turning the nile river into blood at the time of the plagues. Or something completely unrelated?
And I do not think it was a typo and they meant 'reed sea'. Or 'Read sea'.
Or possibly some other reason you clever theologians who read Hebrew can divine.
If God experiences time in much the same way we do, and if he doesn't have complete foreknowledge of all that will come to pass, and if the enemy's machinations can take him by surprise, doesn't it follow that in the end he may not be victorious?
In the Bible it is said "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's" but "No taxation without representation" is nowhere to be found. And it is clearly stated that we have to submit to earthly authorities (Romans 13:1-6).
So, on what Biblical grounds can we justify the American Revolution? Try as you might, you will find none.
And this is not surprising because the so called "Founding Fathers" were not Christians. Some were "Deists" (which was a polite way to say "agnostic") and some were...
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
All scripture including the Parables! so get milking
What do you believe are the minimal requirements for one to be considered a Christian and to recieve the Divine benefits that are promised to those that call Lord Jesus their Lord and Savior?
It seems to me that one has to publicly declare Lord Jesus their Lord and Savior, they have to confess their sins, and they have to be baptized in the name of Lord Jesus to even start to be considered a Christian and receive the Divine benefits. But are there other things that absolutely have to be...
I keep getting drawn into this topic in various threads that aren't quite on topic with this, so I thought I would start a new thread and open it up to the community to see if there is any other answer to The Problem of Evil other than "free will".
So basically the problem goes: "Why did God create a world that would be filled with evil?" We can call "evil" just any negative thing. Death is evil. Crime is evil. Pain is evil, etc.
The typical answer is: "He didn't, we made evil when...