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Yes I meant DISPROVEN...To me there is an OVERWHELMING bit of evidence that God is real. For one, the Search for Intelligent Life Institute has a criteria model in which they determine if a variable is deemed intelligent and when they applied the criteria to human DNA coding, they found that the odds of human DNA NOT being created by Intelligent Design were 13 TRILLION to one. For 2, if we evolved from apes, then why are there still apes? And 3, the overwhelming proof of Near Death Experiences and miracles that go along with them. Is this needing proof thing based on eyesight? You can't see the wind but you feel its effects and know it is real. Those who need proof, do you think people are running around so desperate to believe in...
So back in 2010/2011 I was seeking God about whether it was okay to have a Christmas tree put up or not. I would see Christmas trees put up in the church that I was attending at the time, so I figured it was okay and didn’t think anything of it, until one day someone said something about it maybe offending people, and that’s what made me wonder.
I was praying one night asking God about it, and as I was ending my prayer, I heard a voice that said, “Idolatry”. (I’ve never told anybody but my husband, mom, and a friend b/c ppl would probably think I’m nuts or not believe that God spoke to me).
I have read in the bible about how they would cut down trees and carve out images/idols and adorn them w/ gold and things to worship. So I have...
Abraham's demonstration of faith in his willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac is curious because we know God didn't need a demonstration. God is omniscient, and foreknowing that Abraham would comply with his sacrificial command. Since God already knew Abraham would comply, who else could Abraham be demonstrating his faith to? Not God, but Abraham himself.
It was a type of object lesson, a life changing experience that God put Abraham through so that Abraham would live out his faith in the most challenging way possible, even to the point of sacrificing his son. Abraham would come out of that experience a changed man, more fully suited for the destiny God had given him. God was molding Abraham by this life...
My (mini) Theology in a nutshell.
God is three persons of one nature of immutable moral character. All persons of God are perfect in unity, personal, and above all, God is Holy. God is comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all existing from everlasting to everlasting. God the Father is an Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnibenevolent being. He lacks nothing and He needs nothing. God the Son is the only begotten of the Father. The Son is fully God, fully human, born of a virgin through the Holy Spirit. The Son is the Jewish Messiah sent into the world that all the world would be blessed and He intercedes for us. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and indwells in every believer through...
For me it has been learning something about church history, in particular the five Solas of the Reformation, viz:
Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone")
Sola fide ("by faith alone")
Sola gratia ("by grace alone")
Solus Christus or Solo Christo ("Christ alone" or "through Christ alone")
Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")
Also, learning about Ephesians 2:8-9:
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
And finally, just how many different views there are as to what role, if any, our free will has to play in our salvation.
I'd be interested to know what big things others have learnt here.
So I was married. She cheated on me. I wanted to make it work but she didn't. After much turmoil I signed the papers but I didn't divorce her in my heart. I was not going to fight with her any longer. We have a son together. We do have a nice relationship with each other. Heres the thing. She remarried and that marriage is potentially failing. My question is...could it be that because I only divorced her on paper and not in my heart that she is in fact living in sin with the new guy? Is she still my wife in God's eyes?? Please help.
Since I was young I've seen a few family members do it and was always interested and hopeful I could do it. Then in my mid twenties I was able to do it at will and it's such a spiritual blessing. Sometimes I feel almost too blessed but God always reassures me that I have it because I need it and that I have all I need. I've had some spiritual experiences that speaking in tongues helps me always remember. It can be easy to have doubts even when you have spiritual blessings simply because you don't pray enough, or talk to God enough or constantly feed your faith.
Formerly known as Columbus Day. Today is the day to celebrate the discovery of America with outrage, riots, and vandalism
Statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt toppled in Portland | Daily Mail Online
I'm not sure what Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln had to do with the discovery of America, but education and facts were never woke strong points, just outrage.
What I don't understand is, if they are so outrage over the stealing of land from the indigenous people why don't they do something about it? Why don't they buy the land from the Indians they are sitting on. Even if renting, the rent should go to the original owners. Or better yet return the land to the original owners and return to your ancestral land.
I didn't know where else to stick this, but figured this might be the place for it.
I enjoy extreme heavy Christian music. What are people's thoughts on this?
Example of a song I like that I would consider in this category. Will post the lyics.
Perversions elevated to the state of religion.
It was, and is and shall be no more.
In ancient days, women on their knees mounted by goats,
the sehirrim of the wastelands, demons of Azazel.
These days we repeat such filth with pride.
Perversions elevated to the state of state-religion,
marching through the gates of every city.
All shall bow like in the days of the mad king.
White light broken up in colours,
distorted under the veil of good.
What was, is and shall not be.
The city is a...