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Your question is essentially the age-old question of vitalism versus mechanism. That is, is life purely a process that can ultimately be understood and explained in terms of the same physics and chemistry that govern non-living things (mechanism), or is there something fundamentally different about living things (vitalism). Or to put it another way, is there ...


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The standard answer, as you say is "God wants people to be with him because he loves us very much". Some people do indeed find this a little simplistic, and on much more reflection, come to a deeper answer. Your objection to the standard answer appears to be that in creating mankind some will not go to be with him, and will either be destroyed or go to ...


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Holy Ghost is KJV, Holy Spirit is modern translations. Its a little more complicated than that. In the New Testament, the KJV uses the term Holy Ghost 89 times, and the term Holy Spirit 4 times. So it actually uses both. But modern translations use Holy Spirit exclusively. The wikipedia article is not saying that Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are understood ...


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A friend of mine who has been reading a great deal of John Calvin's Institutes said something to me a couple months ago which has been resonating within me ever since. At this point (as of today, that is) I'm beginning to think that what my friend had to say--thanks, in part, to Calvin--is probably closer to the truth than what I believed previously. What ...


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In Wikipedia page, Christian Denomination, we see Mormonism as a Nontrinitarian Denomination. Explaining that: Mormons see themselves as believing in a Godhead comprising the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as separate personages united in purpose. On a separate page, God in Mormonism, explains that The Father in the Godhead is the same Jewish God, ...


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The scriptures seem to use breath as a metaphor for life. Life is a gift that comes from God. Psalms 127:3 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord Job 33:4 4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Acts 17:25 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he ...


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I ask myself that question all the time, like Jonah 4 NET But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a ...


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The fall of Adam and Eve plunged the human race into sin. Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Romans 8:7–9 Because the carnal mind is emnity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Man in and of himself cannot change his sinful nature. Jeremiah 17:9 ...



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