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Jan
24
comment Can people speak in tongues today?
In the spirit of trying to help, could I enquire why Paul would make a comparison between the eternal and the temporal?
Jan
24
comment Can people speak in tongues today?
Perfect could indicate "mature". It may help to reflect on this meaning.
Jan
24
comment Can people speak in tongues today?
Sorry, or edited my answer to be more assertive (and probably generate criticism ) This is a difficult topic, as evinced by the continuation of the debate. I tried not to be judgmental. However help should be given to those who wonder if a practise is acceptable as a permanent feature in churches.
Jan
17
comment What is the difference between mind and soul (if any)
Hi, I edited the answer to convey what the Link attempted to do, as well as tried to clarify the proper use of the word "soul" in contrast to spirit. Hope the added material helps.
Dec
27
comment Can God reverse the fall of man specifically on earth?
There are jubilees and then, there are Jubilees! Scroll down to "blood of the high priest": frame-poythress.org/ebooks/…
Dec
20
comment Is the nation of Israel itself a type of Christ and, if so, how?
+1 for the comprehensive review. Drinking at the hose!
Dec
20
comment Is the nation of Israel itself a type of Christ and, if so, how?
+1 for ya! I enjoyed reading your answer
Dec
20
comment Is the nation of Israel itself a type of Christ and, if so, how?
Very good answer! Maybe the baptism Of Jesus should go before the temptation in the wilderness, just as Israel went through the Red Sea?
Dec
20
comment Are Calvinism and Arminianism compatible?
This is Wesley: " But we also believe that the grace of God through Jesus Christ is freely bestowed upon all people, enabling all who will to turn from sin to righteousness, believe on Jesus Christ for pardon and cleansing from sin, and follow good works pleasing and acceptable in His sight". Arminius and he follows the same, as in this article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevenient_grace
Dec
19
comment What does “in the image of God” mean?
Instinctive behaviour is believed to be a result of the development of traits most suitable for survival. There is an interesting use of game theory to illustrate thus point. Morality is better described as conscious choice of acts of normative rightness, regardless of outcomes.
Dec
18
comment What does “in the image of God” mean?
I read that the only animal with anything resembling moral sensibilities was the South American vampire bat that shares precious blood meal with starving roostmates by regurgitation. Google vampire bat bloodmeal. The question to ask is if these are instinctive, like the maternal instinct.
Dec
17
comment Is there any Christian group that takes Matthew 23:8-10 literally?
Oops, my bad. I don't believe there are groups that apply the strictures of that passage to the secular realm, prohibiting the addressing of biological fathers as Father.
Dec
14
comment Are Calvinism and Arminianism compatible?
@San Jacinto: I responded that Arminians do not believe someone can make a false confession that disqualifies them. Lack of works does the latter. Was that helpful? :)
Dec
14
comment Are Calvinism and Arminianism compatible?
Arminians believe that a response from man is possible and is required, it being belief in Christ manifested through good works, as final judgment is based on good works, ranging from mere giving of water to extensive caring for the downtrodden. People who call Him Lord and even do miracles are called lawbreakers and cast out. They left out caring for the disadvantaged. Progressive societies care for their weak, unlike the jungle. But then animals do not have the image of God.
Dec
12
comment What must one do in order to lose his or her salvation?
Israel was rescued from Egypt. They never went back. However no one over twenty reached their destination. If you want, I can correlate this situation to the Christian life. Not everyone accepts that salvation is reaching your destination.
Dec
11
comment Why did foot washing become a common practice in Christianity?
Sorry about the brief answer. The background is so large, I don't know what to include, it grows, like leaven! Don't even start me up about the kingdom of God! PS When I chose the Footwasher nick at the Theologyweb campus, I didn't even know what I was doing!
Dec
9
comment Why did Paul say “I am pure from the blood of all men”?
Yup, don't knock the NLT or The Message. Plenty of effort by the translators went into the dynamic equivalence, especially by Peterson.
Dec
9
comment Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
The Law is eternal. The Law is only for Jews. The Law should be observed through dependence on God, as if it were possible any other way: 613 precepts, ain't no small task! Israel's hardening, stiff necked belief in attempting to observe it through self effort and not believing Jesus's Way (all the Law, all through the Father ) is only temporary. When the Jews finally accept Jesus's teachings, then they WILL fulfil ALL the Law, through dependence on God (Matt 23:29). God's Word has NOT failed (Rom 9:6).
Dec
2
comment How are Christians free from sin?
Excellent, comprehensive answer! I especially like the observation that as Christians we are under grace, not law. Where there is no transgression, there us no sin! +1
Nov
29
comment Does yearning to know more about God for a stronger relationship leave us hanging in confusion?
I am serious that getting answers doesn't help in getting closer to God. I will edit my answer...