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comment Are there any real statistics on how many people fall away?
Just to be clear, I'm not disagreeing with you at all, I'm just trying to back up that these aren't that reliable.
Oct
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comment Are there any real statistics on how many people fall away?
I appreciate the work you did in creating this answer. But, a lot of the statistics seem to be people who claimed Christianity in a very quick time, i.e., so they didn't take much time to count the costs, then were left completely to themselves without any encouragement for months. So, it's likely that a large number of these weren't true conversions, and it's likely that many would have fared better with encouragement. And, I see the phrase "remained in fellowship", which probably means in the same denomination. So, those statistics don't count people who changed denomination.
Jan
20
comment What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is closed?
By the way, I'm not saying the canon should or should not be closed. And, if it is open, there are still many reasons not to believe books like The Book of Mormon.
Jan
20
comment What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is closed?
I'm no expert at all, and that's why this is a comment. But, I don't think there can possibly be any Biblical argument that the canon is closed because what is known as the Bible was not compiled as the Bible until 300 years after Jesus. But, there were some criteria for the books in the Bible, specifically the NT, such as the authors had firsthand experience of Jesus. Some people use Revelation's bit about any one adding to this book, but again, the Bible wasn't compiled as it is now until 300 years after Jesus. That bit in Revelation can only be seen as a comment on Revelation.
Jan
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
6
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
I read it. I don't agree with the definition of faith to begin with, and so I can't agree with the conclusion either, but most of it is very reasonable. For example, someone who truly feels that way would say, "It looks to me as if evolution happened, there is much evidence for it, but there's no way for us to really know since we can not go back and see what happened." This is why I have some of the points I have above. This is NOT how scientists talk. They "know" evolution happened with 100% certainty and they shun and mock and punish those who disagree.
Jan
6
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
My definition, by the way, is from the Bible. Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." I am not saying you have to agree with my definition. I am saying, when I say faith, that is what it means. You hope that when you die there is no God and you believe that strongly enough to deny God. If you are right, I will look silly when I die. If you are wrong, you will look silly when you die.
Jan
6
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
Semantics. You give me a website written by an atheist who defines what he/she means by certain words and from those definitions makes conclusions. And then, based on these definitions made up by this one person, you tell me that I have the wrong definition. Really? I could go make a website right now where I define the terms to mean whatever I want and give you a link. Would that make me right? Forget that I said faith. Who cares. The point is, you can not know for sure that God doesn't exist, but you choose to believe that God does not exist.
Jan
6
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
Also, my point is it either started from God creating it, or it started somehow from nonlife. Those are the only two explanations. There is no other possible explanation. The fact that no one has ever been able to produce life from nonlife means it is believed by faith to be possible. Faith means believing without seeing.
Jan
6
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
Under the assumption that God is not real, non-belief in God is not by faith. That's circular logic.
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