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Charles Fillmore in his book Prosperity (1936, 2nd Ed. 2006) says "Only those who put money above man and give it power in their minds by worshiping it, are the "rich" men to whom Jesus referred in His story about the camel and the needle's eye." (p. 80, ch. 5) For Fillmore, the saying about the camel and the needle is not a problem as ...


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Why Incarnation from Spirit is possible In Christianity understood through the Nicene creed, "God" in John 4:24 is God the Father, so it is correct to say that God the Father is spirit. In Christianity, God created everything, including all human beings who have a body as well as a soul made "in God's image". Incarnation (God taking a ...


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Rather than following well defined programming, AI systems work by doing trial-and-error experiments and effectively adjusting their own programming without human intervention. This works by being given a general goal with a way of evaluating it as a single number, and using feedback to decide what improves a result and what makes it worse. For instance, in ...


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Although I have been unable to find any documented evidence that artificial intelligence is currently being applied to Christian doctrine, I found a source that makes some interesting points and asks important questions for Christian consideration: Because AI systems learn from what they see in the world, they are likely to continue those patterns rather ...


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A recent example of the use of AI to analyse scripture is this paper that applies machine learning handwriting analysis to the dead sea scrolls. They find that two individuals wrote the Great Isaiah Scroll. This demonstrates that these techniques can be used "as a new entry point to access this scribal culture." The Dead Sea Scrolls are ...


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Technology is definitely used to aid Bible interpreters and teachers. Theological colleges will now frequently encourage their students to use Bible software such as Accordance or Logos, and run workshops showing how they enable you to perform complex searches (for example, find me all examples of χάρις (grace) with an aorist verb, or find me all passages ...


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God is our Father. Just as we each have only one earthly father, we have only one Father in Heaven. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" has an inescapable parallel in "honor thy father and thy mother". And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so also shall we bear the likeness of the heavenly man. (1 Corinthians ...


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Luke 21:36, and in fact the whole chapter of Luke 21 is reporting basically what Matthew stated at Matthew 24 in slightly different words. For instance at Luke 21:7, "And they questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place." Matthew 24:3, "And as ...


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Preterists vary in beliefs. The preterists that teach secession of the gifts are exclusive, but not all full preterists teach it. Those that have the Holy Ghost only teach Christ returned in "the dust clouds of the Roman horses", but never ceased giving the gifts of the Spirit.


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The verse is an exhortation to be part of the first resurrection(rapture), to miss the cataclysmic events also depicted in the book of Rev. The righteous will scarcely be saved.


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It is not clear what percentage of full-preterists view the 'perfect' St. Paul is referring to here as events around AD 70. It is difficult to find significant full-preterist commentary on this particular passage. My natural reading of 1 Corinthians 13:8-12, and my best guess, is that St. Paul is referring to Heaven. In Heaven, it seems natural to say we see ...


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Despite the best answer having been chosen, I feel constrained to add three points in the Bible itself, addressed to Christians. First of all, Protestantism is not a free-for-all, with each Protestant free to do his or her own thing, based on his or her own conclusions about the 'correct' interpretation of any Bible verses. Tragically, this is what it seems ...


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Plain bible teaching does not entertain strange ideas of a holy spirit person. There is no need for us to use creative imagination to arrive at the fanciful ideas as those construed by men writing 100’s of years after Christ and his apostles taught a simple truth about the one God the Father and His human son, Jesus. No bible verse teaches the ‘person’ of ...


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The Preterist interpretation of the book of Revelation basically claims that almost everything in Revelation was fulfilled in past history during the first century of the church. With regard to Luke 21 Jesus was foretelling the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the awful tribulation that Jews would suffer as it happened. But Jesus told his followers ...


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