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I'm considering taking the Literary Framework View of Genesis 1. If you're unfamiliar, this is the view that Genesis 1 is a poem or song that is using a six day framework in order to communicate truths about God and Creation, but not to be understood as six historical days. It's an argument from genre.
However before I really made a commitment to this view I wanted to try it on for size and see if it could be adequately defended. How would you challenge this view? I'll try my best in this thread to defend it.
Should I attend church regularly? Why or why not?
Should I attend every Saturday or Sunday? Why or why not?
Are there any disadvantages of NOT going to church? If yes, what are they?
What are the advantages of attending church regularly and becoming a member?
What are the disadvantages of attending church?
Are there any disadvantages of becoming a member of a church?
If yes, what are the disadvantages of becoming a member of a church?
My one and only objection to scripture is that, we do not have more from the people in it/them about their private conversations with God...
Cause of this we lack the "how" of how people in the scriptures got here to there or there to here, so to speak...
Like Joseph's private probably daily conversations with God, Jesus private converse with God when he went off by himself to pray or his conversations with God as a boy, or Paul's three years spent away with God, or, "whomever" (pick one)...
Point being without knowledge of these things we can only speculate or guess, and that is usually wrong most of time...
I wish we had more of the private conversations of Biblical characters with God... Oh, but, then, how would the world contain...
God is omnipresent. There is no place in all of existence that God is not fully present. Since existence is absolute and eternal, its contrast "non-existence" cannot ever exist. There is no such thing as true utter nothingness. You cannot even imagine it! Even in a perfect vacuum, there is space and time.
Since there is nothing outside of God because "outside of God" does not exist. This means everything in existence, including us, must be inside of God. A better way of saying this might be: we are surrounded by God.
Someone once asked me, "What do you think the universe is expanding into?" I answered, "Certainly not into nothing!" God has no size, he is able to absorb an infinite amount of infinitely expanding universes if he so...
I thought someone would have started a thread by now! Why hasn't anyone? The violence is so wrong! It reminds me of the unrest in the sixties.
The Virginia governor has declared a state of emergency.
"Charlottesville has become a flash point for white nationalists and protesters seeking to counter them since a City Council vote in February to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park formerly called Lee Park but renamed in June as Emancipation Park."
- Michael Edison Hayden
White nationalist rally in Virginia sparks violent clashes, emergency declaration
A car plowed into a group of counter-protesters at the white nationalist rally today!
Please pray for a return to non-violence.
I'm a Republican who...
The purpose of this section is to present a dispensational view of Galatians 6:16, the only passage produced by all Covenant Theologians as evidence that the Church is the spiritual Israel, or that Gentile believers become spiritual Jews. The verse does not prove their case. The passage reads:
"And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God."
The Book of Galatians is concerned with Gentiles who were attempting to attain salvation through the law. The ones deceiving them were Judaizers, who were Jews demanding adherence to the Law of Moses. To them, a Gentile had to convert to Judaism before he qualified for salvation through Christ. In verse 15 Paul states that the important thing for...
I would like to invite recovery members and others to post in fellowship
letters of love, thankfulness and appreciation that they have for other CF members
they letters can be just text, or a mixture of text and video/photos, or poetry tributes, even artwork tributes