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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Are all things possible with God?
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answered Are all things possible with God?
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comment Were Annanias and Saphira guilty of the “unforgiveable” sin?
Related: What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
Aug
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comment Does God hate unborn children?
@Jay, ...In short, I think you are confusing reconciliation, or forgiveness, with love. God loves everyone, and thus has provided a way for everyone to be saved. He wants everyone to be saved - including his enemies. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desires them to repent (Ezek 33:11). This sounds like it can only be described as unreconciled love. As for verses where God "hates", I don't think that can be seen as the opposite of love, or the absence of love. In context, it describes him hating their actions, or acting unfavorably on them. Not "not-loving" them.
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comment Does God hate unborn children?
@Jay, perhaps we're getting into semantics here, but to me, God wishing he could love someone doesn't make a lot of sense. I would define it more like, God loves them, but hasn't been reconciled to them. He wishes he could be reconciled to them because he loves them. Why would he want to love someone he does not love? Matthew 5 lends credibility to this, because Jesus tells us to love and pray for our enemies. Does Jesus not love his enemies? He says we must do this in order to "be perfect as our heavenly father is perfect", which implies that "our heavenly father" loves His enemies..
Aug
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comment Does God hate unborn children?
"The idea that God loves everyone ... is not a Biblical idea" 1 Timothy 2:3-6, 2 Peter 3:9, Matthew 5:44-48, 1 John 2:2, 1 John 4:7-12
Aug
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answered According to Calvinism: is it possible to believe in predestination, yet reject Christ?
Aug
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revised What doctrines teach that people are inherently good or bad?
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answered What doctrines teach that people are inherently good or bad?
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comment What reasons does Christianity give for “Why There Must Be A God?”
Great answer - best one here.
Jul
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comment What reasons does Christianity give for “Why There Must Be A God?”
The lack of reasons why there must be a God does not in any way reflect on whether there is a God. Furthermore, it is quite valid to believe a thing, even though there is no proof requiring the thing. You do it all the time - I assure you. For example, most computer scientists believe that NP-Complete problems are not solvable in polynomial time. However, there is no formal proof as of yet to this effect. This neither stops us from looking for a proof, nor from believing that it is probably true, regardless of provability.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
Why is Google Translate failing me here?
Jul
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accepted Are any writings of the Apostles non-Canonical?
Jul
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comment Are any writings of the Apostles non-Canonical?
Fascinating - great answer, as always.
Jul
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asked To what extent should the Apostles' speech be considered infallible?
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asked Are any writings of the Apostles non-Canonical?
Jul
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comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
@tunmisefashipe, furthermore, baptism is not meant to be legalistic. You will not find in the Bible a direct set of guidelines and rules for how to baptize. As Peter explains in 1 Peter 3:21, the physical act is not the important bit - what's important is an appeal to God for a good conscience. If the specifics of how baptism ought to be done were important, they would be covered in the Bible - they aren't.
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revised Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
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