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May
10
comment If God desires salvation for all, how come many people died without hearing the gospel?
First I think it's a good question... It maybe implied but just to be clear.. you are saying that if you must hear the Gospel to be saved, and God truly desires everyone to be saved, then God should give everyone the opportunity to at least hear the Gospel. Is this correct?
Jul
24
comment Does the Bible require us to vote?
@AaronH I personally don't agree with endorsing candidates as a believer. I've heard so much bashing from people who say they are Christian. 1 Pet 2:17 "Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor." We get so angry about politics, it proves our trust is not in God. Politics don't save, God does. Prov 21:1 "The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will." We vote, but ultimately God is sovereign. I think Pastors should teach biblical principles on the character of what a godly leaders should be
Jul
20
comment Does the Bible require us to vote?
@AaronH thanks for the reply... Because God also says in Hosea 13:4 "But I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior." Also, reading the rest of the chapter, It seems that God is saying (paraphrasing) "where are the kings you trusted in, I am the only one who can save. I have set up kings and brought them down" Related scriptures: 1 Sam 8, Psa 118:9, Psa 146:3. Is this your interpretation? trying to understand more about what you are saying. :)
Jul
20
comment Does the Bible require us to vote?
@aaronh can u explain why u added that scripture?
Jul
18
comment What caused the Fall of Mankind?
@Mawia that is expected with so many different translations. The translations I usually read are the NKJV, ESV, NASB, and at times the NLT. All of those have the "with her" clause in there. But, in either case, I still don't think Adam had to choose to eat the fruit. I think if you could explain why you believe that dying was all he could do that would be helpful.
Jul
18
comment Does the Bible require us to vote?
@AndrewLeach just to add as a distinction, that is why I said above "they themselves don't care to keep it", not "they themselves aren't able to keep it", because we all fall short.
Jul
18
comment Does the Bible require us to vote?
@AndrewLeach I totally agree, and I guess I should've clarified that. It is one thing vote for someone who will fall short, I'll vote for the person who is really trying to please God, but comes short. But, it is another thing to vote for a person who is just pandering to the "conservative" crowd to get votes.
Jul
18
comment What caused the Fall of Mankind?
@Mawia, Ok where was Adam? It does say "and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate." It says he was with her. But let's say he wasn't, was it really the loving conclusion to eat of the fruit also? There is no way that if my wife sins, that it is good for me to go ahead and sin with her, that isn't loving her. Actually, if Adam couldn't convince her not to sin, he should've helped restore her to God, he should have mourned the sin, not joined in with her.
Jul
18
comment What caused the Fall of Mankind?
I really like the first part of the answer, however I wouldn't compare Adam's disobedience to a symbol of God's love. Actually Adam didn't love his wife according to what true love was. This is proven because he did not try to stop her, and also when he got caught by God, he blamed her. Adam didn't give his life for his wife, because he didn't save her from anything, he actually participated in her condemnation.
Jul
17
comment Are there Biblical reasons why a Christian should not believe that Global Warming is happening
@yvonnezoe, yeah it is strange to me, I just heard it again on the radio, and again I don't mind if someone doesn't believe in it, but I just don't see the relationship to Christianity. It just bugs me that I haven't heard a sound biblical reason why it is opposed.
Jul
17
comment How diverse or united is Christian history on the imagery of “Father” and “Son”?
Extra late reply, but that kind of ignores the terminology that God uses. Gender isn't really the point, the point is really role/position. There are roles given to men specifically as well as roles to women. Eph 5:22-33 is a good example of roles and how it relates to Christ and the Church. I could get more in depth, but to neutralize gender is to also misunderstand our roles. And just to be clear different roles does not mean inequality. As the Son is equal with the Father, but they have different roles. I'd like to hear more about the unintended effects you mentioned.
Sep
9
comment If we are saved by grace, then why does Jesus say we must be baptized in both spirit and water?
@mason Its hard to be clear in short messages. But i guess what i was trying to say: Is it possible for a person who's ultimate destination is hell to be in paradise with Christ. And especially in the context that the thief asked to be remembered when Jesus comes into his kingdom. With the context of kingdom being the kingdom of heaven. The reason that this is important is if the thief is going to heaven after paradise, then the concept still stands. By the way thx 4 the input.
Sep
9
comment If we are saved by grace, then why does Jesus say we must be baptized in both spirit and water?
I read ur post... but I don't think John 20:17 definitely answers the question about what paradise is. Revelation 2:7 “To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’ 2 Cor 12 - 2 ...such a one was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Paradise may not exactly be heaven... but I still don't think someone going to hell would be in Paradise.
Sep
9
comment The Tyranny of the Weaker Brother
Yeah it can be hard to tell the difference. One thing I note is that it seems that people who have an honest humility about themselves will think a little bit before asking someone else to stop doing something just for them. If someone feels that their that important that they always have to be catered to, that's a problem. Phillipians 2:4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.