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Wonder If I Will Ever Get Married
  
JOSEPH_NM_CONTEH:

If "I want to marry a godly husband some time before I die" is asking too much, and if it is out of God's will to ask, then what can we reasonably ask of God at all?


Was Peter Saved Early
  
ven:

You still haven't explained WHY the gospel needs to be preached, if our salvation is pre-determined before we are even born. The saved will be saved, regardless of anything they choose to do in their life (including listening to the gospel), and the damned will be damned, regardless of anything they choose to do in their lif (including listening to the gospel). Since their fate HAS ALREADY BEEN PREDETERMINED, listening to the gospel will have NO BEARING on whether they are saved or not, so why bother?

This is where fatalistic determinism leads.

So God planned, from the beginning, to create billions of people destined to be tortured in hell for eternity, with zero chance of avoiding this fate? Is this Good? Is this love?


Was Peter Saved Early
  
ven:

Then what is the point of preaching? If everyone who is going to be saved was already predestined to be saved, no matter what happened, they will be saved whether we preach or not.

If everyone who is going to be damned was already predestined to be damned, no matter what happens, they will be damned whether we preach or not.

Why does God keep EXHORTING us to do things, if whether we do them is already pre-destined, and we're just robots acting out a fixed script? Exhortation implies that we have a choice to obey or disobey.


Should Churches Pay Taxes
  
ven:

Its impossible to list all races in 125 words. Police aren't constantly murdering Asians.

ICE separates children from parents, keeps them in deplorable conditions, worse than prison inmates (e.g. no cots, blankets, soap, or toothpaste). A judge told ICE to return children to parents, but for many this was impossible because ICE "lost" paperwork, making it impossible to reunite children with parents without DNA tests - which they force parents to pay for for ICE's incompetence. In some cases, seized children were adopted by American parents, and their OWN PARENTS sued for custody and were REFUSED.


Different Denominations Marry
  
ven:

Yes, "a man". You are reading "Jesus" between the lines, because you want it to be there.

John 1:14 says "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."

So, according to your theology, at what point in time did the Word, which was not previously flesh, become made flesh? The only time this makes sense was at the birth of Jesus.

If Jesus was, in fact, flesh BEFORE his birth, why did he need to become born in the first place? How did someone who was already flesh enter into his mother's womb? Your theory leads to many absurd conclusions like this.


Wonder If I Will Ever Get Married
  
EILEEN:

What kind of church teaches that? The Bible teaches otherwise, and so do the customs of most churches I know. Marriage vows include "Til death do us part" or "As long as we both shall live".

Marriage beyond death would cause many legal problems. Saducees tried to trick Jesus by saying there was a widow who had married seven brothers, each one after the previous one died, and they asked who was her husband - and Jesus said this:

Matthew 22:30:
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Mormons have a special "Temple marriage" that lasts forever, even beyond death, but that is not a biblical doctrine.


Should Churches Pay Taxes
  
ven:

BLM says "black lives matter" because society ALREADY believes white lives matter, based on its policies and actions. However, that same society repeatedly demonstrates that black lives DON'T matter (or if they do, they matter less). Because of this, society needs a reminder.

People cry out at injustice, not at justice. Jesus left the 99 safe sheep behind while seeking the lost sheep. He didn't need to say "all sheep matter". "White lives matter" does not need to be said. "Black lives matter" does. Also, many who say "all lives matter" show preferences for some lives over others, so they don't really mean it.


Are Democrats Terrorists
  
jerry6593:

Easily corroborated actual names and places, if you care to research. Where do you get YOUR info?

Lancaster PA Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said police have definite evidence white nationalists were among the crowds of protesters during last weekend, with body armor and handguns, and threw cayenne pepper bottles at police. White power group Identity Evropa created fake Antifa-related Twitter account promoting violence.

Minneapolis "umbrella man" who smashed AutoZone windows to incite rioting identified as a member of Aryan Cowboys.

Richmond VA riots were instigated by white supremacists disguised as BLM, some affiliated with Boogaloo Boys, a far right organization. Six arrested.


Are Democrats Terrorists
  
jerry6593:

In many cases, right-wing white supremacists disguised themselves as BLM protesters, sometimes even in blackface, and started fires or otherwise committed vandalism and other violence, just to frame BLM and attract retribution on them. Their true colors became known after they were caught and arrested.

Compare the number of deaths white supremacist organizations like the are responsible for (many), vs. Antifa (zero) to see who the REAL violent ones are.

You scream that Communists endorsed Joe Biden, but it doesn't bother you that the KKK is endorsing Trump, or the American Nazi party favored Trump's election in 2016?


Different Denominations Marry
  
wivv:

Catholics ARE Christians. There were Catholic Christians for centuries before there were Protestant ones. This is like asking "Should Baptists marry Christians?".

Questions like this imply items in the first category are excluded from the second. Such hidden assumptions are disingenuous, like the infamous question "Have you stopped beating your wife?" (assumes you have a wite, and used to beat her).

There is toxic elitism when some groups of people say "WE are REAL Christians, but YOU aren't", which divides Christ. If we have to judge people, judge them by their fruits, not their labels. There are good ones and bad ones in every denomination.


Are Democrats Terrorists
  
Tt's really curious violence started in Portland when the federal "troops" arrived, then stopped as soon as they left. It's almost as if their very presence was causing the very violence they were allegedly there to prevent.

Alt-right white nationalists have been fomenting violence, attempting to frame BLM for it. The black-clad "umbrella man" who smashed AutoZone windows in Minneapolis while others were peacefully protesting was a white nationalist. White nationalists were arrested wearing blackface committing violent acts in an attempt to frame BLM.

Far from "should those on the left be called terrorists?" we have those on the right ACTUALLY being caught red-handed being terrorists.


Are Democrats Terrorists
  
jerry6593:

If "ALL lives matter" and life is sacred, the life of a criminal on death row is just as precious as the life of a child. If not, "pro-life" is only "pro-SOME lives", only "pro WORTHY lives" - and Jesus taught us NONE are worthy and ALL deserve death. Any Bible-believing Christian would know this.

Medicare For All may cost billions more in taxes, but counting premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and payment caps, OUR total cost will be billions LESS, as it eliminates a huge insurance industry whose sole purpose is to decide who pays for what, and takes a huge cut while doing so. Also price-gouging pharmaceuticals.

U.S. is the ONLY developed country without universal health care.


Different Denominations Marry
  
ven:

The Father is not a human being, so he's neither man, woman, nor any other kind of human. He is spirit, and must be worshiped in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). He's called Father, never Mother (although Matthew 23:37 "how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings")

John 17:21
That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

We can't all be each other. "One" means unity in purpose and spirit, not "one and the same" (erroneous belief of Oneness Pentecostals).

Jesus manifested in flesh at his BIRTH, not before.


Different Denominations Marry
  
ven:

We seem to be arguing not about whether he was a fleshy human being, but whether he was a "man". So what does "man" actually mean?

Dictionary defines "man" as 1. adult male person, 2. member of Homo Sapiens species, 3. the species collectively. You clearly mean 1. I mean 2. What does the Bible mean?

Numbers 23:19: "God is not a man, that he should lie" clearly means 2, and NOT 1.

The frequently-used term "son of man" clearly means 2 or 3.

John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us" indicates that he was not flesh before, and then was later changed into flesh.


Are Democrats Terrorists
  
ven:

Billy Graham wrote in an interview with Parade Magazine in 1981:

"I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it."

Satan offered Jesus political power, and he wisely refused. Sadly, evangelicals today reject that lesson, and embrace worldly power, at the expense of spiritual discernment, and Franklin is one of the chief examples of this. Evangelicals today don't so much preach the love of God, as they preach hatred of socialism and liberalism - forgetting that the early church was both.


Different Denominations Marry
  
ven:

You are confused about what kathr4453 believes, and are leaping to judgment, by hastily taking a few words out of context.

Mormon belief was that Jesus (and Jehovah) pre-existed AS HUMAN BEINGS. That is the heresy. Christianity teaches that Jesus existed in divine form in the beginning, but he only BECAME flesh later - two millenia years ago.

"Jesus" (or, or accurately, "The Word", since the name "Jesus" was given to him at birth) existed from the beginning of time. "The MAN Jesus" was born around 2023 years ago. Do you understand the difference now?


Who Are You Voting For
  
jerry6593:

Some Democrats are Marxists. Most aren't. Some Republicans are Nazis. Most aren't.

The "racial divide" is caused by our legal system. Police assault innocent people (mostly black) with no repercussions. When white and black people commit the same crimes, whites get a pat on the wrist while blacks get the book.

It's NOT REVENGE for 2016. Revenge is one of TRUMP'S chief motivations, and he ADMITS it. The man is not remotely Christian.

The American Civil War was a war of secession. The FINANCIAL divide in America today is the same as in France in the 18th century, and in THAT civil war, the peasants with pitchforks WON.


Are Democrats Terrorists
  
kathr4453:

Franklin's father, Billy Graham, was a respectable man of God. He was a welcome visitor to the White House, under many presidents of different parties. He said that he dreaded a day when Christianity would get mixed up with right wing politics, and, sadly, he was right.

These days, the two groups have become intertwined into an unholy pharisaical mess, claiming to be pro-life yet also pro-war and pro-capital punishment and against helping people after they're born. Claiming to be pro-family, yet glorifying leaders who hold family values in contempt. Claiming to be Christian, yet despising the poor and pandering to the rich.


Who Are You Voting For
  
ven:

Most women who have abortions don't do it because they want to. It's traumatic. Most have them because they don't have any other viable options. E.g. they're single, just barely making ends meet, and can't afford time off their jobs to have or raise a child, because in many jobs, if you take time off, you get fired. Or, if you take time off without pay, you can't afford rent, so you lose your home.

Republicans contribute to this problem by constantly cutting funds to infrastructures that help single mothers be able to afford to have children. Countries like DK and NL have LOWER abortion rates, even though abortion is freely available, because they address the symptom - unwanted pregnancy - by providing such infrastructures.



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