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I posted the following story in the Christian DIR:
This significant event has stayed with me for a long time. I was an atheist at the time and had a close friend who was a pastor at one of those modern, contemporary churches. We would meet for coffee now and then and he would always try to convert me. Then one day he says "you know, just put your biased aside, get in a dark room by yourself, and ask god to come to you." I have always been open minded, so I did it trying to put aside my...
As Rabbi Hirsch makes clear, the new birth on the eighth day frees man from the law, which Rabbi Hirsch actually says rules over nature (and the flesh conceived by natural procreation), and enters man into a new plane of existence whereby he's free to make moral judgments for himself, without the law that rules over the old man,
Hirsch writes (page 301 of his commentary on Genesis, writing about verse 17:11)
"With cutting away the foreskin, the whole body receives the stamp of submission to...
Just curious as to your thoughts on this. Often, people believe in either/or. Either one believes in the theory of evolution or believes in creationism. But, is it acceptable for lack of a better word, for a Christian to believe that God is the impetus behind Darwin's theory of evolution? Or, is this why ''theistic evolution'' came about? (in order for there to be a bridge (of sorts) between both schools of thought)
Looking forward to your thoughts on the topic.
By the Light of Love aren't all things changed into ONE? Tawhid/Tawheed.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Rev 2:17, Ezekiel 11:19, Ezekiel 36:26, Daniel 2:45
I saw my life in a strangers face and it was mine....
When asked about our religious affiliation (or possible lack thereof), it is often expected that we tick a single box on the survey, so to speak. Yet syncretism and combining religious paths considered separate from each other has not only been historically commonplace, but seems to remain so today. As various groups have been following the shifting demographics of religions in America, one thing we don't often hear much about are the people who check multiple boxes.
The relationship between various world religions and acts of violence is complicated and very difficult to quantify or pin down to statements of causation. The subjective impressions people have about religions and violence, however, is much easier to measure. The Public Religion Research Institute examined the subject of terrorism last month, and included in their report was a finding that probably doesn't come as a surprise to most of us here:
"Americans employ a double standard when...
". . . it was the will of the Lord, confirmed by every single apostle according to the standard protocol that the LDS Church uses for revelations to the prophet.
At least that’s what LDS apostle Russell M. Nelson indicated yesterday in a devotional at BYU-Hawaii. Confronted with the reality of same-sex marriage becoming law in the United States, the Brethren met “repeatedly in the temple” to seek the Lord’s guidance on the matter.
"This is the first time I’ve seen an official from the LDS...
Pretty self explanatory title. I know there's a lot of the former on this site but any of the latter? And what does one group think of the other?
Since Scripture is replete with the strongest of statements to show that Jesus never deigned to have chatted, this actually is not a thread for The Debate Forum. But, since I am the only one in here who uses Scripture to form my threads, to make statements, and to provide essential information, this will indeed become a debate. Lol.
Jesus is never shown in Scripture to have chatted with anyone. Webster's Dictionary defines "chat. n light, informal talk." Jesus never asked how anyone...
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