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Aug
3
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
2
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
2
answered According to Calvinism: is it possible to believe in predestination, yet reject Christ?
Aug
1
revised What doctrines teach that people are inherently good or bad?
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Aug
1
answered What doctrines teach that people are inherently good or bad?
Jul
31
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.
Jul
26
comment How can a loving God make a deal with the devil?
Why is Google Translate failing me here?
Jul
25
accepted Are any writings of the Apostles non-Canonical?
Jul
25
comment Are any writings of the Apostles non-Canonical?
Fascinating - great answer, as always.
Jul
25
asked To what extent should the Apostles' speech be considered infallible?
Jul
25
asked Are any writings of the Apostles non-Canonical?
Jul
25
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.
Jul
24
revised Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
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Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
Good answer - hits on the spirit of the question (whether baptism is still applicable today), without getting into the murky/controversial topic of whether water baptism is a soteriological event.
Jul
24
comment What is Lordship Salvation?
Good answer - I would only add, in order to answer the OPs final question, that the term Lordship salvation is freely used by those who adhere to it, and is not seen as derogatory. In John Macarthur's book, The Gospel According to Jesus, he argues for Lordship Salvation and unflinchingly adopts the label for his beliefs.
Jul
24
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
"baptism is uniquely positioned in scripture as the way in which you ask him to do so" - I don't think that's correct. Whether it is positioned or not, it is certainly not uniquely positioned. There are far more verses that proscribe faith, belief, surrender, repentance, etc.
Jul
9
answered What is the Biblical argument against Limited Atonement?
Jul
6
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Jul
6
awarded  Nice Answer