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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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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald, it seems to me you are affirming what Robert said about you being "one of the Elect.  As such, the Holy Spirit directly inspires him in his understanding of the Scripture.  By our disagreement we show ourselves to be…"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Well that  was refreshing. I would simply add  that there  is the body of truth  .The letter and there is "the Spirit  of truth " Some one has expressed their  understanding  of a Bible  "all…"
54 minutes ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"I take this to be Calvin’s position: We cannot prove by reason that the Bible is the Word of God. What is required is evidence that is so complete and persuasive that we cannot raise any further doubts or questions. Such evidence would have to…"
13 hours ago
Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"  I say they do not understand  what the scriptures say  but attribute their error  to Calvin. This I know about Calvin .He  argued his case and expounded  the doctrines he did or people say he did by a…"
14 hours ago
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"I'm not giving you a pass on this one, Gerald.  It's good that you recognize a distinction between reading and studying Calvin, and I thank you for the admission that you have "never" done the latter, but only the latter…"
15 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Hello Frank, I was just sitting here musing over Gerald's latest round of replies.   Gerald, you show amazing persistence and cleverness in defending your views, but unfortunately you do so at the expense of the veracity of the Bible.…"
23 hours ago
Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"I never  said  I had not read Calvin .I said I never  studied him. My reasons  for my statement  are quite simple .I have on the other studied the Bible . and rather than argue  about Calvin for or against .Id prefer to…"
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald, you're not paying attention.  Let's start over.  Please try answering this with a Yes or a No only:  Do you agree that a man who has never studied a subject has no basis to criticize others' understanding of…"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Ah, Gerald.  At the close of the story God ejects the Man and the Woman from the Garden because “Behold the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil;”   If, as you say, God gave them His knowledge of good and…"
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald, you said "I have never studied  Calvin. I doubt many  modern day Calvanists  have either  .  For they clearly  do not understand the doctrines  he expounded on ." I don't know what to make of…"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"I gave up on philosophy decades ago for simply  never supplying answers only more and more questions. As for my assertion  as to God giving them HIS  knowledge  of good and evil  I have already  laid it out . if…"
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Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"A point of clarification.  Gerald writes, When I cast doubt that you believe the scripture . I simply replied  that tit was yourself  who cast  the doubt  when you  said  "it depends how seriously  you…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
"Gerald wrote, But I would add that no text in scripture is by itself .It is in the context of the rest of scripture both before it and after it. Which gives its true context and meaning. Thank you for continuing in this dialogue Gerald.  …"
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Gerald Blezard replied to Robert Atwood's discussion On being deceived
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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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On being deceived

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Frank P. Spinella Jr. 1 minute ago. 37 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 Ms Rose Kabila on Thursday. 12 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

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

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 Oct 25. 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

Tags: intercessor, mediator, prayer, saints, necromancy

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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