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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 basis of this claim is that the Koran claims it is so. The Koran tells some parts of the the stories of Abraham and of Moses, howbeit in mangled form, and claims to be preaching the same God. You don't have to read much of the Koran to encounter this claim, since the Koran really consists of little more than this claim, mangled retellings of Bible ...


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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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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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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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This is a great question. 1 John 4:12, John 1:18, & 1 Timothy 6:16 all cross reference each other and all say that God (the Father in this case; I'll get to this later) has not been seen, and cannot be seen. It doesn't directly say formless, but we interpret it that way as something that can't be seen would logically lack form. Now, you raised some ...


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This is the sort of question you could debate endlessly. Are "God" and "Allah" two names for the same being, or names for two different beings? It would be hard to logically argue that Christianity and Islam are both true, but does this mean that one or the other worships an imaginary God, or that they worship the same God but one of them is confused about ...


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I don't see the air or oxygen within it, but I breathe and live. My breath is sustained by God. I don't see him, but I keep breathing. I suggest you obtain a standard bible, sincerely read and study it. In so doing, you will learn about God. The more you study, the more you will learn and know about God.


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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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