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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Common Soldier,

    Hate to disagree but James the brother of Jesus became the leader at Jerusalem and it was him who had men go out to the churches saying that Gentiles had to be circumcised if they...
  2. Re: Is Monarchy inherently a part of British \ English identity?

    conon394,

    The pub then the Museum eh? Is the pub first to bolster your trip to the Museum with all its millions of fossils and not one transitional to be found among them? Never mind for at...
  3. Re: Is Monarchy inherently a part of British \ English identity?

    It probably won't be a surprise to anyone for me to say that I am Scottish by birth and proud to be British as well as Christian. If one looks at the numbers of people from across the world who make...
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    So, some three hundred years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and some two hundred after John died the centre of Christianity went from Jerusalem to Rome and that on the pretext that...
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    My own knowledge of Constantine comes from the Decline and Fall by Gibbon and so from that my gathering of thoughts centres around Constantine seeing something more political than Spiritual to be had...
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    Yes Paul being a bit of a talker and without the use of modern printing applications would have found it very difficult to talk and write at the same time so he would have others perform that task...
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    Muizer,

    That's already happening and I'm still here as the Gospel is being diluted to make it more acceptible to the religious and unbelievers. We can see that anytime one clicks into youtube...
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    Abdulmecid l,

    Not necessarily so as each occurrence depended very much on the situation. At Pentecost the disciples spoke as the Spirit gave them the words to say them now knowing what they...
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    At Pentecost those who heard the disciples after the Holy Spirit fell on them could hear them all speak in different dialects finding their own among them and they were amazed that Galileans could do...
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    Genghis Skahn,

    What has been done in the name of God in the form you mention was not the teaching of Jesus Christ in Whose name certain systems of religion operated. The New Testament nowhere...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Edelward,

    The very first Christian was righteous Abel fathered by the first man Adam. Yes the Godly were not called Christians then, rather Saints so there were no other religions then as they...
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    CommodusIV,

    What I wrote is perfectly true and runs true because that is what God's word says. Every person who ever lived and who will live is predetermined to do what God has ordained that they...
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    CommodusIV,

    I think you over stretch your position when saying the people who read it are only doing so by reading between the lines to find what is true. The Old Testament is all about the...
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    Commodus1V,

    Concerning the Bible it is no mistake to say that despite the numbers in circulation most people do not accept that it is true, every last word of it. The history within it has been...
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    Logios,

    I think for your argument you stray a little from the point I was making which is what my Bible says and if today is any evidence for that then you must admit that for your argument there...
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    Re: All advanced aliens are moral

    95thrifleman,

    Oh but there is my friend and it runs through sixtysix books of the Bible. You may choose not to believe that but I suspect deep down you know there is a God.
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    Edelward,

    There is holy and there is Holy which only God is and so any scripture outside of His Scriptures are not viable or experimental. What I am saying is that anything outside of the Bible...
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    Not long after my conversion I had the opportunity of adding another toyshop franchise to the one I had. It was all arranged by the same guy who gave me the first one and at that time it all seemed...
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    Commodus1V,

    To continue even after my conversion I still knew little about Jesus other then accepting Him as the Son of God until one evening around the back of ten and having nothing else to do I...
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    Commodus1V,

    I didn't come to Christ because of any brain washing rather by the little I had read from a KJV I had mysteriously become the owner of. It was at that time I began to have visions and...
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    Cyclops,

    Referal is quite different from exact repetition yet there is no doubt Jesus uses living water as a reference to Himself just as the Scriptures say. He is the living water of both Old...
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    Cyclops,

    I'm afraid we don't agree on the talk between Pilate and Jesus because as I said Jesus answered him prior to the remark, " What is truth? " Pilate if you remember was being innundated...
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    PointOfViewGun,

    Whether bought individually or in job lots is immaterial since all have to be paid for so that doesn't change anything as far as the statistics are concerned. Most of the job lots...
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    Re: Morality of abortion

    Bethrezen,

    I can understand why because it sounds too silly for words. However have just googled and found a case that really happened in Alabama. I expect that there were mitigating...
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    PointOfViewGun,

    I can see your reasoning if only that were true but it's not true concerning British churches because so many are up for sale due to lack of belief. If people were that...
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    PointOfViewGun,

    Could well do but nowadays they are not as easily found as in the past in these places. I believe every person joining up in WW1 and 2 were given the New Testament in Britain's...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    PointOfViewGun,

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    5 billion copies
    The second billion was attained in less than 14 years (2002 to 2015). More objectively, according to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the...
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    Re: All advanced aliens are moral

    You will forgive me for saying that the only aliens we do know of and written about is the Creator whose morals are impecable and the angels whose morals in the case of all them that broke away from...
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    Commisar Caligula,

    The first books called the Old Covenant can be rather dark but the endearing thing about them is that God continually predicts through the prophets the coming of Jesus as well...
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    How true is the Bible?

    There are three types of people in the world that can be said to make up the world and these are those that consider the Bible to be the inerrant word of God, those that cling to the belief that it...
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    The only good thing that comes out of rape is that even a rapist can be forgiven if he or she falls on the mercy God provides in Jesus Christ. Therefore there can be no morality in aborting even the...
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    Gaidin,

    I didn't walk into anything because in the case of under age or medically disadvantaged girls the law also covers them. You're being disrespectful saying I'm cool witrh rape of any sort,...
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    The point is that under the law a woman already has control of her body and knows full well what can happen if she, note she, lets that control pass to a lover. The law says that if she says no, it...
  34. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    AqD,

    Sorry but I don't recollect that question because I don't know of any true believer, born again Christian that is who would not prefer heaven to earth. The earth is doomed to be replaced by...
  35. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    chriscase,

    There wouldn't be a problem if man could think of others as he does of himself. The problem comes in because man cannot do that by himself. For sure with time a person may well come...
  36. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Ever look across the table or room at your partner and wonder at how beautiful his or her construct is? Think of the hope and dreams a mother, your mother puts into you and ask yourself why it is? ...
  37. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Sar1n,

    So, does that mean that all them that believe the big bang came out of nothing are uneducated or ignorant? Or, in your calculation that's only for them who believe that God exists and...
  38. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Sarin,

    So, the earth spins around the sun by magic? We are all here by magic so I expect we are all going to die by magic and that's the best Clarke can come up with?
  39. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    Gaidin,

    If the concept was that a man was born with a penis and a uteris and womb I would see the problem but from all I know and that's admittedly not a lot, it appears to be all in the mind. ...
  40. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    Captain Arrrgh,

    The problem is that they are not girls.
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