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Pietism revisited

Posted by Robert Atwood on September 22, 2014 at 9:11am 0 Comments

EVIDENCE FOR THE CONVINCIBLE

Posted by joan elizabeth mazzu on September 18, 2014 at 3:05pm 1 Comment

On Genesis

Posted by Robert Atwood on August 20, 2014 at 12:52pm 1 Comment

More nihilism notes

Posted by Robert Atwood on August 1, 2014 at 11:03am 1 Comment

kikenshiso

Posted by Robert Atwood on June 26, 2014 at 10:08am 4 Comments

The Protest is Over

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:51am 1 Comment

EVANGELICALS MIGHT LOVE CHANTING

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:49am 4 Comments

Evangelicals Need Saints Too

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:47am 2 Comments

Review of Noah

Posted by Brad Epp on April 27, 2014 at 5:45am 0 Comments

ISLANDS

Posted by joan elizabeth mazzu on April 19, 2014 at 5:58pm 1 Comment

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Robert Atwood replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"Thank you for your considered reply Gerald.   By and large I agree with much of what you have written.  Some points may be a bit "expansive", but unless you have something odd up your sleeve I don't think they need to be…"
41 minutes ago
Gerald Blezard replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
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1stjohn replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"There is nothing of co-creatorship in Gen 1:26 as this verse is not the act of creation in progress. Gen 1:27 says it all about one divine being creating, the very simple use of singular pronouns is essential. Jesus had no part in the creation of…"
10 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Peter, you are championing a very strong sense of knowing.  The list of things that one might know in that very strong sense is a very short list.  By my lights, the problem is not figuring out how to get Christianity on that very short…"
12 hours ago
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"no-one can know that they are not deceived, since no-one can know that what they believe is in fact correct. Gary's robust intervention here has prompted me to assert that I am not knowingly the agent of Satan in my apparent defence, in the…"
18 hours ago
Robert Atwood posted a discussion

On being deceived

It has recently been suggested that I am deceived.  Traditionally, it has been supposed that deception requires an essentially intentional activity, such as lying or pretending.  In the case at hand, it seems to be supposed that the Devil or one of his minions is deceiving me.  (But I may be deceived about the writer’s supposition as to the source of my deception.)There is a text. Matthew 24:24 that says, For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so…See More
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Keith Rasmussen left a comment for Daniel
"Thank you for the welcome.  I have just begun to join, and access this site. I wanted to alert you to the following comment.  I have two comments on your site, yours and this one.  Is this a valid comment? i am rather suspicious. At…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"So we get long diatribes and now Gary no longer has the time? Ah Frank!  Your email just popped into my inbox as I was writing this.  I will certainly let Gary sail away in peace.  It is interesting to remember that my original…"
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"Well, Robert, we're dealing with a very bright fellow!  He knows how perceptive you think you are, knows what "other" things you didn't notice (and even what I didn't notice; I wonder how he figured that out just from…"
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Gary Sellars replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"You're not as perceptive as you think you are Robert. I'm sorry that you and Frank didn't see the "other" things that I think you should have both noticed but didn't. I will make one point about which you seem to be…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"Gary, I don't know if you are angry, but you sound angry (or perhaps deeply frustrated).  I sometimes experience a bit of anger/frustration when I encounter an "atheist" who breezes in and assumes that I am an ignorant fool just…"
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Gary Sellars replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"It's not my site, so if those who authored the site really think that darkness adds to the discussion, who am I to remind them that that doesn't make a lick of sense? I do realize that there are many "Christians" who think…"
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"I beg to differ, Gary.  This site is not just for theists.  It is a site for the exploration of a topic, and exploration is often aided by challenges to one's belief system. By the way, my brother: as one Christian to another, in…"
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Gary Sellars replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Nothing in particular
"Let me begin with a comment that probably belongs on the other topic, but I do not wish to introduce it there.  As it happens, I have recently read through the "fool" texts so they are relatively fresh in my mind.  The fool of…"
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Kendall Redburn replied to joan elizabeth mazzu's discussion ADDRESSING THE SCIENCE
"The biomass of the earth is an important question. I'm not sure why it should be compared to the amount of crude oil, natural gas and other components of decomposition. A lot of the biomass of the earth is in the ocean, and we know very little…"
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Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Nothing in particular
"easy topic first, from the end of your post, Robert: no faux pas when you apologised, but you now have committed one, very intentionally and humorously! I think I was recalling an incident from when a US visitor to the UK seemed to assume that…"
Wednesday
Peter John Ellway replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"I certainly agree that Robert need not apologise for anything he has said - he is sincere, learned and benevolent in my judgment. Gary, hi, I am I suppose an atheist fool. I am certain that there is no God or…"
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Marvin Moran replied to David Oldham's discussion Can the dead do anything?
""The living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a…"
Wednesday
Gary Sellars replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"I've been a Believing one for over 42 years and atheists are, according to the Bible, the only sort of fool on the planet. Atheists are of such a bent that they think they're exceptionally astute in their not seeing the incalculable…"
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Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 41 minutes ago. 46 Replies

Using the KJV as a source, there are lots of OT references to the "Spirit of God" (e.g., Gen. 1:2, Ex. 31:3, Job 33:4 ) and "Spirit of the Lord" (e.g., Judges 3:10, 2 Sam. 23:2, Ezekiel 11:5, Is.…Continue

On being deceived

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

It has recently been suggested that I am deceived.  Traditionally, it has been supposed that deception requires an essentially intentional activity, such as lying or pretending.  In the case at hand,…Continue

Do we need to beg people to become Christians?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood yesterday. 10 Replies

Recently I was rather short with an atheist newly arrived on Theologica.  I am well aware that my own "theology" and general knowledge is likely imperfect in some points.  I continue to work on it,…Continue

Nothing in particular

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood on Wednesday. 21 Replies

The theory of European nihilism is inseparable from what is now usually referred to as the “philosophy of difference”, whose founders are Nietzsche and Heidegger.  The philosophy of difference…Continue

ADDRESSING THE SCIENCE

Started by joan elizabeth mazzu in Theology (General). Last reply by Kendall Redburn on Wednesday. 4 Replies

I consider myself kind of a fundamentalist even though I am a Methodist. one of the positive aspects of Methodism is our commitment to being open to others' ideas and trying to reconcile the Bible…Continue

Can the dead do anything?

Started by David Oldham in Theology (General). Last reply by Marvin Moran on Wednesday. 142 Replies

Something off topic from another thread inspired this question. Can the dead do anything?Here are a few…Continue

Tags: intercessor, mediator, prayer, saints, necromancy

A Forum Milestone

Started by Daniel in Misc. Last reply by Ms Rose Kabila on Monday. 14 Replies

We've now reached 2,500 forum topics.  What have been your favorites and most memorable so far?  If you can, link to them....Daniel Continue

Christianity Before Roman Influence

Started by Elder Maurice Edwards in Theology (General). Last reply by Gerald Blezard on Sunday. 17 Replies

In my studies, Christianity only existed in it's purest form for four centuries and as the RCC for twelve, before the initiation of the reform. From the 4th to the 16th, there was only the one, holy,…Continue

Eastern Orthodoxy Lite?

Started by Ainnir Smith in Theology (General). Last reply by Gerald Blezard on Sunday. 23 Replies

Is there anything even remotely like Eastern Orthodoxy in theology/philosophy (for lack of a better word), but not as...formal in practice?  It seems there wouldn't be since as far as I understand…Continue

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