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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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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
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Gerald Blezard replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"If  ALL  scripture is inspired by God. How it supposed  by some  that one scripture  opposes another ? Or that  by extention  the same \Holy Spirit  inspired BOTH writers  to write what was…"
1 hour ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald writes, It is in my view and error to say that God gave man a free choice to choose good or evil.  For he forbade them to eat of that tree which would bring them death and was therefore evil to eat. The free choice [he] gave…"
2 hours ago
Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"The assertion that "no one can know what they  believe  is correct " is  not only absurd but flies in the face  of all scripture . One of which says  by the lord  himself that  when you …"
5 hours ago
Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"When God  said  "let  us make  man  in our own image"  Wrapped up  in that  great truth  is another . "Man shall  not live  by bread alone  but by every Word that …"
6 hours 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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Gerald Blezard replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"I have  nothing odd up my sleeve .Ha .For I am  neither  a magician or cunning enough  to do so . Nor would wish it otherwise . I do however attempt to  follow Pauls  example of a Biblical  'argument' to…"
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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…"
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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…"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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…"
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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…"
Thursday
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…"
Thursday
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…"
Thursday
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…"
Thursday
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…"
Thursday
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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On being deceived

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Gerald Blezard 1 hour ago. 6 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

Baptism in One Name Only?

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Gerald Blezard 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

Matthew's gospel concludes with a commission to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  But if Acts is accurate, Peter wasted little time violating that commission (Acts…Continue

Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Gerald Blezard 7 hours ago. 48 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

Do we need to beg people to become Christians?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood on Thursday. 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 Oct 19. 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

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