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Eclectic Christian

  • Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to the cross I cling; Naked, come to You for dress; Helpless look to You for grace; Foul, I to the fountain fly; Wash me, Savior, or I die.

  • To have found You, and still be looking for You, It's the soul's paradox of love. You fill my cup, I lift it up for more. I won't stop now that I'm free. I'll be chasing You Like You chase me. - Newsboys

  • Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but, through you, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment and offering forgiveness. I turn from my sin and receive you as Savior. Amen. - Tim Keller


Jul
27
comment What is the Biblical basis for divine simplicity?
1. divine simplicity means God cannot be subdivided or that God isn't made up of parts. it doesn't matter what's the definition of parts as long as he doesn't have parts. 2. we'll, that's what I'm asking for :-). 3. Well, as of now (2015-07) think divine simplicity is coherent. referring to Flatland, a sphere may have no parts (hence simple) but he's transcendent to flatlanders. Same goes with God. simply put it, i currently think divine simplicity is a logically possible, but i see no Bible verse supporting it.
Jul
10
comment Why is it rare to combine Reformed/Calvinist doctrine and Dispensationalism?
For John, he holds on Reformed (R) soteriological view and Dispensational (D) ecclesiological and eschatological views. R and D doctrines covers wide aspect of Christian doctrine (the "logical"s I've mentioned). When we start comparing Covenant Theology (dominant view among reformed circle) and Dispensational since these tell us how to interpret the Bible, and this is where the stark differences arise.
Jul
8
comment Why was Esther not sinning when she broke the law and approached the king?
I think she might have potentially violated the visitation law but ultimately she didn't because the king held out the scepter. Well, I do not want to go further, munching through the nature of her violation of the king's visitation law, (potential, existent or not). I think you should check out Mark 2:23-28 and 1 Samuel 21 (linked).
Mar
21
comment What does being lukewarm mean in contrast with being hot or cold for the church of Laodicea?
John wrote Relevation for the seven churches in Asia Minor, which includes Laodicea. Moreover, in case you didn't notice, in verse 18, Jesus invites them to return to him and in v 19, he tells harsh things about them because he loves them. After all, does the father not discipline his child? what do you think?
Sep
9
comment What does being lukewarm mean in contrast with being hot or cold for the church of Laodicea?
Chiastic structure is quite interesting. BTW, the Parable of the Prodigal Son uses the same structure
Aug
16
comment Will the tribulation happen before or after the rapture? What about the chaining of the devil?
Hi. christians in the site have diverse interpretation of the scripture regarding end times. From your question, it appears to be a premillenial, pretribulational view. You may check this picture to give you an idea on the various view of end times.
Aug
14
comment Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
To have found You, and still be looking for You, It's the soul's paradox of love. You fill my cup, I lift it up for more. I won't stop now that I'm free. I'll be chasing You Like You chase me. - Newsboys
Aug
13
comment What is the difference between Reformed and Presbyterian
Reformed Charismatics, Reformed Methodist, etc. Crazy labels!
Aug
12
comment Why do Roman Catholics show devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart?
Care to post links? newadvent.org may have the article/s you've mentioned. If it's not possible, I won't mind, though citiation/s will reinforce your answer.
Aug
9
comment Why do Roman Catholics show devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart?
Anyway, base on the said entry on Wikipedia, it's possible that there are could be cultural and historical reasons during the Medivial times that I haven't considered.
Aug
9
comment Why do Roman Catholics show devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart?
Base on the entry on Wikipedia "Devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) is one of the most widely practiced and well-known devotions, taking Jesus' physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity." I don't mind the symbolic reprenstation of the heart for Christ's love, I just wondered why not be devoted to Christ Himself.
Aug
9
comment Why do Mathew and Luke present a different order of Satan's temptation of Jesus?
` I hold to the perfection and preservation of the scripture` thanks for stating this, at least I'm aware that not all Christians adheres to Bliblical inerrancy.
Aug
9
comment Why do Mathew and Luke present a different order of Satan's temptation of Jesus?
The answer that just about any scholar of hermeneutics would say, "there is no way to determine which event actually happened, **and there is no importance to that.**" does the difference in order of the temptations put the inerrancy of the scriptures in question?
Aug
9
comment Why do Mathew and Luke present a different order of Satan's temptation of Jesus?
@AffableGeek the additional question is fine.
Jul
15
comment If Jesus is God, who/where does Jesus pray to?
Here's my 10pts. You may now comment :)
Jul
9
comment What is the doctrine of the Trinity?
For people who likes pictures, you may look on the Shield of the Trinity!
Jul
8
comment Does George Muller have biblical basis on not accepting illegitimate orphans?
@Caleb hmm, something like that, though except for how his views on orphanage compares with other church-base ones. Could you explain why he has to be compared with other church-base orphanages?
Jul
8
comment Does George Muller have biblical basis on not accepting illegitimate orphans?
@JonEricson I strongly lean to socio-economic (or cultural) reasons. Nonetheless, his non acceptance of illegitimate orphans does not seem to reconcile with the man of faith.
Jul
8
comment What is the biblical basis for the idea that organ donation is right or wrong?
There was no mention in John 9 that the blind man does not have eyes prior Christ's healing. He's stated to be simply blind, hence we're not certain if he does not have eyes or not.
Jun
26
comment Does God need our praise and glory?
Here's a good article Is God Selfish?