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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

To put it simply, Old Earth proponents do not believe "God is a liar" but that YEC proponents have misunderstood the Bible. YEC insist on a literal interpretation of Genesis (they call it &...
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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

The Psalm does not describe God as "a God that abandons his children and could care less about them being fruitful and having support etc.", since it does not say the response that the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

There are some verses that speak to this issue. John 14:23, "Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and WE will come to him, ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

In the beginning, God created Adam from inorganic material (the 'dust of the ground') and breathed into him. It doesn't get more personal than that. Then God gave Adam the best possible instruction (...
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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

Like Job, the psalmists often expressed their complaints to God and cried to him for deliverance. This kind of psalm is known as a lament, and there are many of them, including Psalms 3, 4, 5, 7, 9-10,...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...
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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

You asked two questions, one of them probably overly broad, but I'll reply (at least briefly) to both. Is the God that this psalm refers to the same God as our Christian God, i.e. Christ's father in ...
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Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?

Must [a proponent of YEC] first establish the validity of Biblical inerrancy? No. In fact, I would concur with Paul's Answer, and even go further to assert that a case can be made without consulting ...
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Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?

No. Over the years, I have read thousands of posts on the Answers In Genesis and the Institute of Creation Research websites. As far as I know, most or all of the authors believe in inerrancy, but ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile Matt 22:39 with Luke 14:26?

The Biblical meaning of "hate" In the Biblical era, the word "hate" (μισεω, miseo) has connotations seldom used today, see Abarim Publications's online Biblical Greek Dictionary ...
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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

Q: Do we Christians read the Old Testament as a historical artifact only, or more than that? For the first 1,500 years of the Christian church's existence, the book of Psalms was the most read, ...
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How do Protestants counteract the Witnesses stance on Blood Transfusions?

It is also written, "You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor." Jews, including Christ, have understood this to mean it is lawful to break almost any commandment in order to ...
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Do all instances of the phrase “call on the name” prove that Jesus is God?

Given the long list of scripture quotations given, indicating what "calling upon the name of" meant to the writers of those Bible verses, there is not much that can be added by way of an ...
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Do all instances of the phrase “call on the name” prove that Jesus is God?

No: Refuted by Elijah's "competition" with the priests of Baal If you remember, Elijah and the priests of Baal had a competition to see whose god could actually make stuff happen. From 1 ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Book of Beginnings Genesis is a good place to "begin" a study of personal relationship. And it is here that we find the Creator God fellowshipping with His creatures He has made. From the ...
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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

Added: A number of people seem to be misunderstanding this answer. I am NOT defending any of the interpretations of Genesis - YEC or other. So, asking me for examples or to justify one or other ...
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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

proponents of YEC maintain that it logically follows that God cannot be deceptive in Genesis, leading to the conclusion that the Earth must indeed be young, It might lead to that conclusion, but that ...
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What does "throughout your generations" mean with respect to Mosaic Law?

Only in Christianity are the statutes of the ceremonial law permanently established (as these words ‘throughout your generations’ command). They were symbolic of his priesthood that lasts forever and ...
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How do Protestants counteract the Witnesses stance on Blood Transfusions?

You can't really counter their argument. The context, in my personal opinion, is reasonably clear. James et al are referring to consuming meat with the blood. They didn't have blood transfusions back ...
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