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What Does Hell Look Like
  
Cluny:

You asked: Can you name one such, Samuel?

The Westboro Baptist Church has (or at least had), on their website, a page devoted to Matthew Sheppard. It featured an animated graphic of flames, with his face superimposed on it, and a running counter titled "number of days Matthew Sheppard has been in hell". I am sure they would bring sandwiches to watch.

While I would be loath to call them Christians, based on their attitudes, I'll leave the wheat/tare separation until the day of judgment.


Pray For StrongAxe
  
Thanks for all the prayers and kind thoughts. I am just about to go back into the hospital for (planned) five day stay, but this should be a breeze compared to the (unplanned) two and a half months I recently spent there!


Christians That Evolved
  
Warwick:

Do you know any dinosaur that happens to meet that description either?


Christians That Evolved
  
David:

The Bible never gets into any details about giants. It doesn't say if they're a separate species, or merely humans who are unusually tall (like many of today's basketball players).


Are These False Teachers
  
Trav:

Thanks.

I once read a story about a man who was seeking spiritual guidance, so he opened up the Bible to a random verse, which said "Judas hung himself". Perplexed, he did it again, and got "Do ye, therefore, likewise". Distressed, he did it again, and got "what you must do, do quickly".

It can be quite dangerous to focus on single verses without context.


Christians That Evolved
  
Warwick:

Even if Job was written yesterday, and he used the word "Tyrannysaurus" rather than "Leviathan", it would not prove that man and dinosaur coexisted at the same time.


What Does Hell Look Like
  
Cluny:

You wrote: In other words, don't take anything Leon says seriously, since he has admitted he does not think the way God does.

This would apply to everyone (here and elsewhere), and not just Leon.


Is USA Christian
  
Glenn:

From your post, it sounds like you don't consider someone a Christian unless he is an Evangelical. Most Christians in the world aren't Evangelicals, and would strongly disagree with you.


Christians That Evolved
  
Warwick:

Just because we have one creature that might fit the description, this does not necessarily mean that it is definitely what is being talked about. There could be others we haven't seen.


jerry6593:

You wrote: But, the Accelerometer Mass Spectrometer is able to make accurate measurements of very old samples, and the ages of ALL fossils in ALL layers and in ALL locations is nearly the same - the age of Noah's flood. To me,

Really? The sources I have read show different (and older) numbers. What sources are you using?


Christians That Evolved
  
David:

You wrote: but some of the animals buried in the flood produced fossils. I believe Dinosaur bones have survived because of what it says about them in (Job 40:18).

The assumption that fossils were necessarily created during the flood is just that - an assumption. It takes a sudden cataclysm to form a fossil, but it doesn't necesarily have to be the great flood.

Aslo, while Job 40:18 describes a huge creature, it doesn't necessarily follow that such a creature is a dinosaur. This, again, is merely an assumption.


jerry6593:

Even if carbon dating is inaccurate (e.g. because carbon in atmosphere changed over time), two items deposited at the same time should not read as having different ages.


I Have To Go AKA
  
God bless, aka!


Is USA Christian
  
Samuelbb7:

I never said that a tradition that contradicts the bible supercedes it - just that there are some traditions (e.g. that canonicity of bible books) that are true, despite the fact that they aren't in the bible itself. Those scholars and religious leaders "worked out" which books were inspired - but that work was their own inspired best guesses based on long-standing tradition, not something they read in scripture. There is no scripture that says the epistle to the Colossians is inspired, while the epistle to the Laodiceans is not.


Is USA Christian
  
Samuelbb7:

You said: That is called Sola Scriptora and has been a Protestant teaching since the time of Martin Luther.

Why? Because the Bible says so. Jesus used "it is Written" to answer the devil and his enemies.


"If it is written, it is true" does not necessarily imply "If it is not written, it is false". Paul made reference to traditions that were taught. The very contents of the Bible itself are determined by tradition. The Bible has no table of contents that says which books are inspired. Is, say, the Gospel of John in the Bible? If so, how do you know? Because a council hundreds of years decided it was, based on tradition that was not, itself, written in the Bible.


Christians That Evolved
  
jerry6593:

You said: All the fossils found in the rock strata were formed quickly during Noah's flood.

What proof do you have of this? From what I understand, from various dating methods, fossils have been formed over various different periods.

David:

You asked: Can something in a state of decomposition, create a fossil?

Only in very rare instances when death is caused by something catastrophic. For example, being buried in a pit of tar. These things happen, but only rarely, which is why we have so few fossils compared to the number of creatures that have lived (and died) over the ages.


Are These False Teachers
  
Cluny:

You asked: How many times does something have to be in the Bible for it to be true?

In some cases, the Bible comes out and says something clearly, in plain black and white. In such cases, the conclusion is clear.

In other cases, something is mentioned only vaguely, in passing, and can be interpreted in several different ways. Building doctrines solely on such verses can be very shaky, at best. For example, the whole Jewish milk/meat dietary dichotomy based solely on "thou shalt not seethe a calf in its mother's milk" - excluding even chicken (that does not have milk), and the Mormons and their doctrine of baptism for the dead based on an aside comment by Paul.


Is USA Christian
  
aservant:

Some protestants are true Christians. Some are not. Some Catholics are true Christians. Some are not. We will not really know for sure which is which until the final judgment, when the wheat is separated from the tares. Jesus taught that this is done on the threshing floor after the harvest, and not before.


Christian By Words Or By Actions
  
learner2:

You said: Most fats and sugars are poisonous too so we should not eat any meat or eat any ice cream, especially if eating them gives us pleasure.

Since the Bible expicitly permits the eating of meat, if you reach the opposite conclusion, then something about your initial premises must be flawed. Also, there is nothing in the Bible that says "anything that gives us pleasure is sin". This is a legalism typical of repressive Victorian attitudes.


Christians That Evolved
  
jerry6593:

You asked: Why aren't these intermediate fossils found in abundance worldwide

Most living things decay and get recycled (or eaten) when they die. It's only very rarely that one gets fossilized, or its bones remain. Looking for continuity in fossils is like trying to get an entire set of books from a library after it burns to the ground - whatever books are left are likely to be few and far between.


Pray For StrongAxe
  
Darlene_1:

Thanks. I was in the hospital for two and a half months. A wee bit of chemotherapy, combined with many weeks of healthy boredom, waiting for my counts to return to normal.


Are Interfaith Churches Biblical
  
Lawrence:

You constantly sign your posts: Glory to God The Father which who Is Jesus Christ.

Despise the dubious theological correctness of this comment (that has been exhaustively debated to death here), the two boldfaced words above make no sense. Do you constantly just paste this signature without ever reading it? (Also, is should not be capitalized). One typo here and there is common (and almost everybody does it), but you do it on every message.



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