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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 Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Well Frank, thanks for your response.  I am not sure exactly what Gerald thinks, except that he thinks differently than I do.  As far as I can tell our differences are at least two.  Apparently I have a bit different notion of what…"
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"This may be partially restating your point, Robert, but I'll weigh in anyway. For some, Gerald included, the collection of writings that (leaving the Apocrypha aside -- damn those Papists!) we now call the Christian Bible is the WORD OF GOD.…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Some years ago there was a public debate between Noam Chomsky and Michael Foucault on the topic “Human Nature: Justice versus Power.”  For Chomsky, there is such a thing as human nature.  It takes the form of asserting that…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Well, Gerald, thank you for your reply.   You seem to think I am being cavalier with the text, apparently because I insist that one begins to understand a text by understanding what it literally says.  I insist on that because I believe it…"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"I am simply presenting an argument and the consequences of it . I do not wish to reduce all this  to a personal level. For the record  then.  if a person believes  God for their  salvation  .Why do they not believe God…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald writes, You are right our theological framework IS  very different . And perchance the reason why you could not follow the argument. but the primary reason is that you do not believe the scriptures themselves but look to some…"
Sunday
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"Thank you for your message and offer , but I must decline as I am only on this website  to further biblical  understanding . in Christ gerald"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Do we need to beg people to become Christians?
"What I see the father  doing that do I said Jesus . I never saw or see Jesus  begging anybody. He was gracious tender and patient  with all  but the most hardened  hypocrite . Even to those who sought to snare him with his…"
Sunday
Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"I don't know how to simply reply  without the reply you gave added . So please forgive me . In the impasse .May I suggest  that  when two  men are discussing grave or serious matters  they  walk together down a…"
Sunday
Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
" Your last statement  needs more attention than I gave it . There are enough  self proclaimed  'prophets' and false apostles in the world today let alone the worlds own delusion that the truth is…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald, I think we have reached an impasse.  Perhaps it is because we are speaking out of very different frameworks of understanding.  Quite honestly, a good deal of the content of your postings leaves me scratching my head and wondering,…"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"" Well the text does not EXACTLY  say that "  How then does its meaning not? You then say "the answer depends on how seriously one takes the story........" How seriously do you think Adam and Eve  should have taken…"
Sunday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald writes, Did not God give them His knowledge  of what was good and evil? Well, the text doesn't exactly say that.  I suppose the answer depends on how seriously one takes the story. Is the problem that they disobeyed God?…"
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The great flaw and hidden snare to the unwary in democracy.

Hello one and all.While I appreciate  the fact  that this  is primarily about USA politic of which I know  next to nothing . I am  of the opinion  that there must be and are  principles  to good government .Even as there are principles  to building say an aeroplane .For while  every nation has some form of government .It seems to me  that  every one is not satisfied with the one they have .The question then is .What makes a good government?Winston Churchill once said  "Democracy  is the worse…See More
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A group to discuss Politics, candidates, parties, and the election process.
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Did not God give them His knowledge  of what was good and evil? and by that word of wisdom and knowledge  they lived. What God did not want or will was that they  know evil by doing it . But in that  God gave them the liberty to…"
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On being deceived

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 7 hours ago. 20 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 Gerald Blezard on Sunday. 11 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

Baptism in One Name Only?

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Gerald Blezard on Saturday. 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 on Saturday. 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

Nothing in particular

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Oct 22. 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 Oct 22. 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 Oct 21. 142 Replies

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

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A Forum Milestone

Started by Daniel in Misc. Last reply by Ms Rose Kabila Oct 20. 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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