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Wikipedia had some great text on Burden of Proof in an argument:
"Internet personality Matt Dillahunty gives the example of a large jar full of gumballs to illustrate the burden of proof. The number of whole gumballs in the jar is either even or odd, but the degree of personal acceptance or rejection of claims about that characteristic may vary. We can choose to consider two claims about the situation, given as:
The number of gumballs is even.
The number of gumballs is odd.
I usually read the King James Bible, not because I think it is superior, but because it is what I have always read and it is easier to find verses in the KJV. But with the advent of Bible Software programs it is easier to read other translations and make comparisons. This morning I read the International Standard Version of the book of Hebrews and was startled to read their translation of 13:4. In the KJV it says this:
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but...
I grew up in a Christian household. And I have known about God all my life. I have been living a life of pleasure and sin. I have had times when I rededicated my life to Christ, but it didn't last. Now, I really am seeking God's forgiveness. But sometimes I feel like it's too late. I don't know what advice you guys can give me.
The only thing I am asking, which I think I know the answer to this, is it too late?
I mean, I know it isn't, but it feels like it is. I keep beating myself up. Why...
NOTE: I have rewritten this post, after ones have already quoted it. The quotes of people below can be accurate, but not of how this post is now
Albion and Fire Dragon have indicated that I have misunderstood how certain groups understand having Canon Scripture.
I am asking, what were people's theological reasons for having any issue with the Epistle of James being inspired?
And I hope that we will discuss people's reasons.
Thank you And God bless you
Omniscience is just as impossible as the classic "married bachelor."
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem shows that any non-trivial self-consistent system must contain a logically valid statement which cannot be shown to be either true or false from the axioms.
Whether or not mathematics is consistent is currently an open question, but we already found a hypothesis which cannot be proven or disproven from our axioms: that there exists no X such that |Z|<|X|<|R| (Google "continuum hypothesis")....
Now I do realize in the end days things get harder and "brother will turn on brother". But while I can have debates with non-believers I often find other christians are the hardest to talk to. Even on this forum any times christians clash about things to a personal level. All to often they will in one way or another basically judge the other person and make assumptions, some of which technically break the rules.
For example I recently made a topic about a movie that out. Most people shared...
I am my mother's only child but I was born of her second marriage. Her first husband and her divorced long before I was born and then she married my father and had me and then they divorced. She has not been in a relationship with anyone else since then and doesn't intend to. But in the Bible it says that if you divorce and marry someone else, it's adultery. I hate the idea that I am a child of an adulterous union and therefore no better than a love child. It seems such a silly thing to...
This is a letter from St. Ignatius of Antioch to St. John the Apostle. It's very interesting to hear about her reputation among the earliest Christians. He referred to her as Mary of Jesus and so starts this thread.
Link: Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I
We are deeply grieved at thy delay in strengthening us by thy addresses and consolations. If thy absence be prolonged, it will disappoint many of us. Hasten then to come, for we believe that it is expedient. There are also many of our women...