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comment Humans doing miracles
@NSAddict I see what you are saying; you do not want to automatically assume that if a person is doing a miracle, that it is God working through the Holy Spirit. That is why God's word needs to be part of us - Jesus says "I know my sheep, and my sheep know me" (John 10:14). If you are clearly aware of what is consistent with God's character, you will be able to recognize the wolves among the sheep.
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comment Couldn't it be dangerous to pray to Jesus if he may be a man?
If your intention is really to seek out God, as opposed to trying to come up with reasons why Christianity is false, this article might be helpful in answering your question.
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comment Aim of christian missionary in India
Christian Family Bookstores I believe supports missionaries. At the very least I know they have a missionary program for their employees, as I have a relative that worked for them. If any other corporation would, I'd guess Chick-Fil-A might. Regardless, I know both companies would sponsor out of love for Jesus, not for any sort of conspiracy.
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
@djclayworth thanks brother (not sister right?)-- your forgiveness is greatly appreciated!
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
@gideon, that fact about the calf is interesting, but the point is that their hearts were far from God, a short time after they had witnessed His amazing miracles. Whatever they were specifically doing does not matter. I contend that we all do the same thing. Who has never prayed, "God, please get me through X, and I'll never do Y again" and after He does we go back to our old ways?
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
@gideon that is interesting re: specific instances; thank you for this insight. Makes sense that it is a polarizing issue.
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
I agree with what you're saying here, and I think Gregory's answer satisfied my curiosity as to how women were viewed at that time.
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accepted A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
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comment Does the Bible condemn white lies?
Jesus's deeper explanation of the commandments also helps us to shed light on the fact that we are all sinners who need a Savior, making it clear that even those "little white lies" are not as benign as we think.
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comment Is life hereditary?
The question doesn't really read "is a new life a scientific or supernatural process," but more, "do we inherit Adam's breath of life, or do we each get our own?" It sounded like the OP's assumption was that humans do have a soul. That said, I did think that this was a well thought out and interesting answer.
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comment Is the enemy a creator relatively the same as God and creator of what?
+1 what came to mind when I read the question - Satan is the "father of lies," thus he is a creator of lies + destruction. I would add that he is not a creator on par with God, but a creation of God, to answer the part of the OP's question of whether he is "relatively the same as God."
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
Also consider the Exodus. God does all this amazing stuff that would make our heads explode, and the next minute His people are sitting around worshipping a golden cow. It makes me scratch my head until I catch myself doing the same thing. Like getting all fired up about Jesus from a sermon, and literally the next minute inadvertently being a jerk to someone, or being too much of a coward to share Jesus with someone who needs to know Him desperately.
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
You should post those 2 questions to the site. My answer is: Jesus has been so gracious in my own life, but yet I keep sinning & I don't trust Him. When I think I'm doing well, I find myself sinning another way. So why do I keep doing stupid stuff that makes me kick myself later, when God is so faithful in my own life? I see the answer to your 2 questions as the same thing. We keep doing stupid stuff because we're fallen and we can't do anything good without the Holy Spirit working through us. That answer satisfies my conscience, but maybe not yours. I say keep asking til you are satistifed.
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
I agree that, even as a committed Christian, you should ask questions on things that confuse you. You should never have just a blind faith just because people say so. We don't serve a God of confusion, but of peace (1 Cor. 14:33) In Acts 17:11, the Berean Jews search the Scriptures to see if what Paul has told them is true, and Paul commends them for this. By God's grace I've always been able to get answers that satisfy my conscience.
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
+1 - Thanks for your answer! You taught me some stuff that I didn't know. The Jewish Virtual Library link really gave me a big push in the right direction. I'm going to leave a little time to see if anyone else has an answer, to be fair.
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
@caleb - I guess my big assumption was that Jewish tradition spans many thousands of years, and that attitudes about women across time would be taken from the Scriptures, which seem to me to be very consistent. Do you think that is a wrong assumption? Do you think I should try to fix the question by finding examples closer chronologically to Jesus's resurrection?
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
@djclayworth - my response was partially intended to be sarcastic and I feel convicted about it. I'm very sorry; will you forgive me? With your permission, Ill remove this and my previous response. Guess what i listened to on the way home from work? A sermon on repentance! What a jerk I am (and here i am telling people to be civil!). My frustration cam from these specific stack exchange sites, where several of my questions have been redirected to other sites. Was hoping someone who cares about Jesus would answer the question. Maybe its not a good fit for SE at all...
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comment Humans doing miracles
Personal opinion, but yes, I have heard of many miracles still done today, and there is no reason to believe that the Holy Spirit today is any different than He was 2,000 years ago. Though I haven't personally yet seen the specific types of miracles in the Gospels or Acts, I have seen miracles in my life that I can't explain any other way than to point to God. I probably wouldn't be a Christian today if God hadn't personally drawn me in that way. God's agenda isn't to prove He exists by doing magic tricks, but if it's truly helpful in drawing you to Him, He might work that way.
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