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Antiochian Orthodox Christian, Computer Programmer and all around geek.


Apr
27
comment Christian Position on the meaning of Faith
Testing the spirits is done like you test anything. You don't believe its true until you understand it. John gives a test (whether or not they accept that Jesus came in the flesh) On Pisteis Christou :There is a question of the meaning of Paul's use of 'Faith of/in Christ' - and this relates to whether a person's faith is 'in' Christ, believing in him, or if it is that their faith is like his either because of ascription or imitation.
Apr
27
answered Does proclaiming that all non-believers won't be saved count as passing judgement?
Apr
27
answered How is love greater than faith?
Apr
27
comment How is love greater than faith?
I dunno, I think Love is just straight up better. If God is Love, as John says, and not God is Faith, then what is higher than God?
Apr
27
comment Does proclaiming that all non-believers won't be saved count as passing judgement?
If anything, Romans 2:1 is warning, as Jesus does, against projection. There are other problems with saying those who don't confess with their mouth and believe in the heart will not be saved.
Apr
27
answered What is the “abomination of desolation”?
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
26
answered How did the monastic tradition evolve?
Apr
26
answered Christianity and extreme, seizure-like bodily shaking
Apr
26
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
Neither is, necessarily, the doctrine of the Trinity; but if you follow the logic of Christianity it is actually the only rational conclusion.
Apr
26
answered History of the “three” wise men
Apr
26
revised How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
Added more text; refining answer.
Apr
26
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
I've added some stuff @Rex Kerr .
Apr
26
revised How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
Added proof/evidence of position.
Apr
26
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
Says Doubting Thomas. ;) I'll put in some relevant stuff tomorrow.
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
The concept of the Gospel is the good news, that is to say, that God has delivered man from death. Evangelism is spreading this good news. Secondly, the experience of death cannot be measured as 'while', since as I have said, it is not temporal. Nor can we quantify the 'nicety' of the experience of God; It is the chief good of all goods. But you are correct that man's action is not what provides eternal salvation. I don't understand how this puts into question the goodness of God.
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@Jez so if God saves us, then what is the point of evangelism?
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@Jez so does God save us, or do we save people? What do the scriptures say?
Apr
25
comment What is the Christian perspective on deceptive brain messages?
lol, 'your brain takes over your thoughts'? Haha, that's pretty rich. The brain does no such thing. It has some programming, but if anything is 'taking over your thoughts' its the demons and/or your own memories. In both cases, vigilance is required.
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
"2. When the same Abba Anthony thought about the depth of the judgments of God, he asked, "Lord, how is it that some die when they are young, while others drag on to extreme old age? Why are there those who are poor and those who are rich? Why do wicked men proper and why are the just in need? He heard a voice answering him, "Anthony, keep your attention on yourself; these things are according to the judgment of God, and it is not to your advantage to known anything about them."