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oh boy !!!! sorry Red B, I forgot the most important and best Scholar, His name is HOLY SPIRIT His real, and personal and always available to guide you through His Book!
Im not afraid of anything because TRuth always prevails, so I'm just posting my view, it's you guys who don't like our views.Why are you so resistant to actual dialogue? What are you afraid of learning?
you can certainly suggest it, doesn't make it true, but hey go ahead and read up on Dr. William Lane Craig, I guarantee you, He is Spirit-Filled & pretty smart tooGo ahead. Read some stuff from Peter Enns and James McGrath, I would suggest that they too are led by the Spirit.
I go by what you post, kindly don't tell me what I should be reading ro notAnd kindly stop telling me what I don't believe in.
omg sometimes you're so laughable, like no other scholar ever hasThe two scholars I mentioned, along with others I could name, have spent their lives studying the Bible, the text and context,
hmmmm, not just to me, but an entire generation of believers, beginning from Acts and I guarantee you it will continue because God is Sovereign!t Somehow I would trust their conclusions a bit more than whatever thoughts 'the Spirit' seems to impart to you.
Sounds like a quote from a profoundly stupid person living in a bubble. Lots of people think what they do is "destroying" everyone else. You do the same. Rarely are things going the way you think they are.hmmmm, not just to me, but an entire generation of believers, beginning from Acts and I guarantee you it will continue because God is Sovereign!
1 Cor 1:19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."
The Holy Spirit who leads me along the way of life, appointed for me by the will of God, has no gender. This presents a major stumbling block for those subordinate to patriarchal structures. These are basically based on the pattern of Egypt; a few privileged persons at the top and multitudes of oppressed persons at the bottom.His name is HOLY SPIRIT His real, and personal and always available to guide you through His Book!
Speaking for myself, I very much appreciate persons willing to share their ideas. I find that the ideas of others help me clarify my own. The only stumbling block in my engagement of such persons is that some insist that they are right and those who do not submit to that rightness are damned to hell.it's you guys who don't like our views.
no stumbling block for me, I understand Spirit has no GenderHi,
The Holy Spirit who leads me along the way of life, appointed for me by the will of God, has no gender. This presents a major stumbling block for those subordinate to patriarchal structures.
The Holy Spirit has inspired me by many passages of scripture. One of the first was from Jeremiah. It goes like this: "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'." At the time I was sleeping under bridges and in the back lanes of Canadian cities. From that point I moved forward along the way of blessing. None of this to be taken as me expressing merit. It is all by the Grace of God. [/quote}
I do remember you telling me this in the past, Amen
no argument their, holy agreeAnother text that the Holy Spirit illuminated in my experience is from the book of Revelations. In chapter 2 it says: "To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’"
God has enabled me to overcome all that opposes our human being. This by dying to my former self and rising to express my new self. I suspect you are well aware of the apostle speaking about putting off the old man and putting on the new.
As we all died in the Old Adam, we all are raised to newness of life in the New Adam. Paul is speaking about the resurrection of Christ. From Paul I also learned that it is no longer I who live but it is Christ in me.
Speaking for myself, I very much appreciate persons willing to share their ideas. I find that the ideas of others help me clarify my own. The only stumbling block in my engagement of such persons is that some insist that they are right and those who do not submit to that rightness are damned to hell.
here I disagree with your broad sweep of the use of the word Christian, not all are users or have other ulterior motives,This sounds nothing like the God of love whose light has led me out of darkness. That darkness being the Christian religion which inverted the gospel of Jesus Christ to make it serve the interests of power and neglect the broken poor laying by the door of the Church.
First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, held in 325 an attempt to unite all believers by Rome, and even so the church is not the institution, though there are also true believer in the higher structure as well, the church is the bodyEven a cursory review of history will show that Christianity was basically formed by the collusion of Church and State at the council of Nicaea. This collusion stands at the heart of God's prophetic word to ancient Israel, as it stands at the heart of the gospel.
do you not believe
acts2 :17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
God is sovereign and will blow where he wills
But it's like the bible was born for this. It describes brutal punishment and death for those who disobey God. Chunks of the book are an attempted eternal smackdown on those who do not believe or do not follow it. Blackbelt appears to be giving voice to the stupid that is already there.My sanity requires that this be re-posted.......
Why do some folks want to worship a God who chooses to punish people. (Um, because they like punishing people?)
Give me the God of love that Jesus spoke of .........
That still boggles the mind, to be honest.Can we call it colluding before it happens 4 times?