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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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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"That's right, Greg, his name wasn't "Son," but Matt. 28:19's quote "name of . . . the Son" allows a baptizer's use either "Son" or "Jesus" without confusion of meaning.  No minister or…"
44 minutes ago
Rev. Andre L. Pickens updated their profile
1 hour ago
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"NOTE: I apologize for a rather long posting of mine being posted twice.  The Web software apparently will not allow me to delete the second "edition" which is identical to the first. "
5 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"You are correct KG, the discussion has wandered from the OP.  Discussions do tend to wander a bit on Theologica.  The original quotation was from the book of a fellow who claims to be "Reformed/Calvinist".  Once his…"
6 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"You are correct KG, the discussion has wandered from the OP.  Discussions do tend to wander a bit on Theologica.  The original quotation was from the book of a fellow who claims to be "Reformed/Calvinist".  Once his…"
6 hours ago
Greg Smith replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"Peter must have heard the commission to baptize in three-name version.  But when you read everything else in the gospels, miraculous signs or authoritative acts the apostles did are done in the name of Jesus.  (Even the demons are…"
7 hours ago
KG replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"This entire discussion is far from the OP.  I hesitate to encourage this to continue but there are a few observations that I think are pertinent, especially to most recent posts: The reformed/Calvinistic (I would say biblical) doctrine of…"
7 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"I have heard it argued that one of the "selling points" of Christianity in Hellenistic culture was that it provided an alternative to "fate".  The Greeks weren't really looking for a Messiah so much as they were looking…"
8 hours ago
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Then shame on Paul for writing in Greek to Greek-speaking Romans who were bound to misinterpret his meaning, given their lack of familiarity with his 1st century Jewish context.  I hope the Jewish Christians in his Roman audience explained to…"
13 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Frank, Hellenistic philosophy tends to be preoccupied with fate.  I do not think that such is the case in either the Old Testament or in 1st century judaism.  If one reads "predestined" within a Greek-Hellenistic framework, then…"
16 hours ago
1stjohn replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"Matt 28:19 does have it's controversy and one could read up on Eusebius and find a "different" flavor where he states "Go and make disciples of all the nations in my name". I am not saying the text is spurious but it does…"
18 hours ago
Addai replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion Baptism in One Name Only?
"Are we still contemplating the potential veracity of Arianism?   :) I believe both the Jesus only and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit passages are both historical.    The Jesus only ones are simply short hand, simplified way…"
21 hours ago
1stjohn replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"How about a one liner :)......Once saved always saved is nowhere taught in all of scripture. A thorough read on John Calvin will expose quite a monster of a human!  "
yesterday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"For me the problem lies in attributing some active, causal effect to προορίζω in Romans 8. Maybe we have to do so to stay true to the meaning.  Maybe not.  It sure would be helpful if we had the second…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood posted a discussion

Knowledge or Opinion?

From my standpoint, one of the most interesting documents in the philosophy of education is Plato’s Meno.  (BTW, if one looks up “Meno’s slave” on Wikipedia, the explanation given there is exactly wrong!)  The object of interest is the nature of knowledge itself coupled with the question of whether it can be taught.  A problem in geometric construction is posed to an otherwise ignorant slave.  Socrates does not teach the slave to solve the problem, but rather continues to pose questions until…See More
yesterday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. posted a discussion

Baptism in One Name Only?

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 2:38), and stuck to his guns (Acts 10:48). I'd welcome some insight on how all this can be harmonized.  Was Matthew's Great Commission an edited version of Christ's actual words (as Eusebius of Caesarea later seems to suggest), or did Peter simply not get the message (or decide that he could safely…See More
yesterday
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…"
Friday
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…"
Friday
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. "
Friday
Leslie Jebaraj replied to Leslie Jebaraj's discussion Walkin' Away!
"Care to elaborate on your last statement. Thanks! "
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Baptism in One Name Only?

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Frank P. Spinella Jr. 44 minutes ago. 4 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

Walkin' Away!

Started by Leslie Jebaraj in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 5 hours ago. 43 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

Knowledge or Opinion?

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General) yesterday. 0 Replies

From my standpoint, one of the most interesting documents in the philosophy of education is Plato’s Meno.  (BTW, if one looks up “Meno’s slave” on Wikipedia, the explanation given there is exactly…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 on Thursday. 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 Jul 22. 32 Replies

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

JW Overview

Started by Ryan in Theology (General). Last reply by 1stjohn Jul 20. 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

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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

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