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According to Scripture, God wants all men to be saved. We are also told in the opening chapter of Romans that God, in some way, shape, or form, has revealed Himself to all men. However, in the OT, we read about how God parted seas, rained manna from Heaven, executed fearful judgment on nations and individuals, and generally made His presence quite evident.
If we are perfectly honest, God does not seem so 'obvious' now, to the point that some may ask - where is God? I understand...
"Ultimately, many Christians end up hated - not because of Jesus - but because we are too often jerks and completely unwilling to look at our own behavior."
I think i know some key ideas. Its because it undermines the creation story and that people will become irreligious?
Well wouldnt that be an issue about the idea of the earth is flat if the bible is literal on that part i mean?
What i mean is that science explains our physicial world. The main point i am making is that Creation Story had two interpretations in medieval ages. Allegory" basically a deeper meaning than it is. Or "Literally" like just like it is written.
So basically allegory...
Sometimes I find myself talking to deceased loves ones. It is a one-way conversation. A few times I might ask for help if that is possible. I don't know if deceased loved ones exist or if they might be too busy with problems of their own or there might be a process. Maybe the deceased person is limited to interceding with God on behalf of the living person. It is all open to speculation.
Anyway, here are my questions:
(1) How is my interaction with deceased loved ones different from...
I plan to have this type of wavy blue anime hair. Because its great!. Although not coloring, you can imagine the more 17th or 18th century long wavy hair too.
But i am just wondering, is it possible that it means in Church monastary like monks, priests and stuff and not everyday person?. Just curious?
1) Well-known passages from the Apostle Paul seem to indicate that women are not to have authority over men or even speak in church.
2) God created the man first, then the woman.
3) Every author of Scripture (that we know of) is a man.
4) All of Christ's Apostles were men.
5) Christ himself is a man, and God is clearly described as masculine in Scripture.
For the first several centuries, the New Testament writers and early writers declared the unveiling of the Son from His Father, the one true God. They also declared that the Son was God, too, for what is begotten of God, is God. But in later centuries, there was a overreaction to heresy, so the Son began to be elevated to be co-equal with God, the Father.
I am curious as to why we haven't gone back to the teachings before this overreaction? Why are Christians, theologians, professors, etc....
I am a Cantor. A Greek Orthodox equivalent of a choir director or precentor. I find hymanls fascinating. Recently I had a really interesting discussion with @MarkRohfrietsch about Lutheran hymnals, and I thought I'd post a thread here so we can talk about hymnals in general.
Now, Mark suggested I buy a copy of his denomination's Lutheran Service Book, and Inlove this hymnal. I had recently obtained a 1982 Episcopal hymnal, because I heard it contained several Eastern hymns, but I don't...
When discussing the historicity of Jesus there seem to be three main camps. In one, believers assert that Jesus existed as a historical figure and was indeed the divine son of God. In another agnostics or atheists claim that Jesus existed in history as a man but was not in fact divine. Then we have the myth hypothesis, where the claim is that Jesus never existed as a historical person at all.
My interest in this thread is the latter, specifically I would like to discuss the relative...