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The Protest is Over

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EVANGELICALS MIGHT LOVE CHANTING

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Evangelicals Need Saints Too

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Review of Noah

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10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

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What Part of Noah Don't You Understand?

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For My old "Theooze.com" Companions

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Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Leslie wrote, Of course, some Calvinist believe in double predestination. However, the Bible only teaches that some are predestined to eternal life, while the rest are bypassed. I have met (or read) a number of people who have styled themselves…"
3 hours ago
Tyrone Flanagan replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
" Yes, Mr. Jebaraj,  the rest are bypassed which means that Christ's atonement is limited to the elect.  Calvinists have to do a lot of scripture twisting to come up with that view.  I prefer to view the issues of…"
4 hours ago
Leslie Jebaraj replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Of course, some Calvinist believe in double predestination. However, the Bible only teaches that some are predestined to eternal life, while the rest are bypassed. "
10 hours ago
Leslie Jebaraj replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Care to elaborate on your last statement. Thanks! "
10 hours ago
1stjohn replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"I wouldn't take John Calvin (the murderer) as anything other than that. His teachings are not in harmony with scripture on the issue of salvation."
15 hours ago
Carol Jean commented on Marv's blog post Why Genesis Chapter One is Not Poetic
yesterday
1stjohn replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"Jesus giving the Apostles a greater understanding of scripture has nothing to do with the paraclete issue. Two different educational events. "
yesterday
1stjohn replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"I do not see the blessed trinity here in this context. However it DOES remind me of John 10:27-29. Here we have that the sheep cannot be taken from the Messiah because the Father (Jesus' God) gave them to him. Next we have that the sheep cannot…"
yesterday
Steve replied to Ainnir Smith's discussion Eastern Orthodoxy Lite?
"As an Antiochian convert myself, I can confirm what Addai and Ots have been saying: there are no "praxis police", and if there are any such blessed souls (usually old grandmothers) at any particular parish, you an safely ignore them.On the…"
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"I read the text in Luke 24 to refer to Jesus bringing two disciples to understand the relationship between recent events (his crucifixion and death) and certain Old Testament texts.  The exact mechanism by which this was accomplished is…"
Wednesday
Greg Smith updated their profile
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"One can read Luke 24:43-45 to mean that Christ opened the apostles' minds to greater understanding pre-Ascension, and John 14:26 to mean that they will have to wait for the Paraclete to accomplish this post-Ascension.  Does anyone else see…"
Wednesday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"I think there is a difference between someone who articulates ethical relativism as a theory, and someone who observes what actually goes on in the Cosmos around him.  I am of the latter sort.  Perhaps at its inception, ethics was merely…"
Tuesday
Peter John Ellway replied to Addai's discussion What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?
"thanks, that is very interesting - how strange and fascinating that someone as "civilised" as yourself (I am using the term neutrally) should have actually known someone from, virtually, the Wild West! What you are saying…"
Tuesday
Robert Atwood replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"Let me make a general comment about what I think is at stake in your question, and some others that we have dealt with recently.  We have a lot of sources, many of them translated into English and readily available, that give us a pretty good…"
Monday
Robert Atwood replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"  But [Moses] asserts that the formation of the individual man, perceptible by the external senses is a composition of earthly substance, and divine spirit.  For that the body was created by the Creator taking a lump of clay, and…"
Sunday
Lawrence F. Vincent replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"I think this a typical literary structure seen in divine revelations involving more than one person of the Blessed Trinity. Take a look at Ezekiel 34:11 and Ezekiel 34:23. "
Sunday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"Subtle language differences, or simply distinct references?  Jesus promising to send the paraclete and Jesus promising to return do not, standing alone, support an inference of Jesus = paraclete. "
Sunday
1stjohn replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Jewish and Christian Understandings of "Holy Spirit" in the First Century
"It did Justin Martyr...:p No, we do not "substitute" for (my spirit). There are some subtle language variances Jesus uses in the supper discourse,  John 13-17. Sometimes Jesus states that he himself will send the paraclete.…"
Sunday
1stjohn replied to Ryan's discussion JW Overview
"As I understand it, in English translations like the KJV will use LORD for both the tetrgrammaton AND Adonai. In the NWT this same thing happens, the word could have very well been a shortened form of the name of God or even Adonai. "
Sunday

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Walkin' Away!

Started by Leslie Jebaraj in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 3 hours ago. 34 Replies

I bumped into a couple of statements by a renowed Bible teacher."The Bible clearly teaches that God's love for His people is of such magnitude that even those who walk away from the faith have not…Continue

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

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn yesterday. 37 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

Eastern Orthodoxy Lite?

Started by Ainnir Smith in Theology (General). Last reply by Steve on Wednesday. 22 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

What affect will Putin have on our WEIRD society?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood on Tuesday. 32 Replies

My wife sent me this article...    Pretty interesting!…Continue

JW Overview

Started by Ryan in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn on Sunday. 6 Replies

It's been a while since I looked into Jehovah's Witnesses.  I came across this video today.  Can someone who knows tell me if this a charitable brief overview of the JW worldview?  Continue

Tags: jw, jehovah's witnesses

A small fragment

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Jul 16. 4 Replies

Some while back joan elizabeth made a blog posting on symbolism in the book of Revelation.  The following is not exactly pertinent to that, nor meant as a criticism of Joan's proposal, so I am…Continue

The Post-Exilic Davidic Line

Started by Casey Birch in Theology (General). Last reply by Tom Thurston Jul 6. 8 Replies

That was two "ic"s in one sentence, yay! One thing I've always been curious about, and perhaps the enlightened of Theologica can help with it, is why, if the Davidic line was known post exile, they…Continue

Who do we go to church to worship?

Started by Ainnir Smith in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Jul 2. 124 Replies

My kids and I were reviewing the behavior expected of them at church.  Not for the first time, I reminded them that church isn't for socialization (distinguished from fellowship), because we're there…Continue

What can Christians in the West learn from Africa?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Ainnir Smith Jun 30. 12 Replies

I've known of ministers that do work in Africa.   They struggle at planting churches in the U.S. UK etc. yet their work explodes (in a good way) once they set foot on that other continent.   And it…Continue

The new web site background colors (orange and black) theme

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Patrick R Bennett Jun 30. 5 Replies

I find the new web site colors scheme change exciting but not in a good way.    I find those orange and black dots actually a bit agitating.     It reminds me of having to go to vision therapy a few…Continue

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