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Today we know that information is processed in the brain as electrical signals. So if God wishes to say something to us, he only needs to alter the potentials here and there and the message would be conveyed to us - He can do this without revealing himself and we would never know his presence. This way, he could stay in touch with humans in every corner of the world. This is something tailor made for oneself and apt for the situation.
So why put someone (a prophet) or something else (a...
I was recently in discussion with a nice Christian gentleman who assured me that God required blood payment for sin. I asked whether God could simply choose to forgive the debt. The God of Scripture, after all, demanded that we forgive each other our debts. My tutor informed me that God could not forgive any debt without blood sacrifice, because He has perfect honor, and perfect honor cannot abide sin without repayment.
Does God's perfection require him or her to act in certain ways? If so...
I want to learn about different religious beliefs. Not sure, but I'm thinking that comparing ideas about something we all have in common--forgiving--might open my eyes a little. So please tell me:
• What's your religion?
• What do you believe forgiveness is?
• When do you believe you should forgive and when should you not forgive?
If you want, feel free to cite a text from a religious author, so I may look it up myself.
spe·ci·a·tion: the formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.
Generally speciation is only said to occur when species from the same genus have evolved to the point they can no longer interbreed.
The mechanism thought to create the conditions for speciation to occur is geographic isolation. When a group of organisms from the same species are separated by geography those living together will have different food sources and natural pressures and through natural...
We've seen an interesting discussion of the scientific method.
It's more complicated & flexible than is typically proffered by educators.
Is there a method for religion?
Or to phrase it better....what methods do you see?
I see no debating is allowed here.
This is partly why I chose this forum.
Consider this... When we die we lose consciousness and all sense of time, space and knowledge of existence. In effect, time would not exist to us and we would be nothing more than matter/energy changing form. We could be dead, unconscious, or completely unaware for billions of years and we wouldn't even know it. The only possibility I can think of is that at some point during that vast amount of time matter changes form and we re-appear or re-awaken into some other form or mode of...
The following is from Answers in Genesis, so its absurdity shouldn't come as any surprise. The "we" in the thread's title is obviously the choir, so no need to feel included (I doubt there are any AiG choir members here anyway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .are there?).
We Should Not Accept Millions of Years Because:
1. The Bible clearly teaches that God created in six literal, 24-hour days a few thousand years ago.
2. Exodus 20:11 blocks all attempts to fit millions of years into Genesis 1....
Do Jews and Christians believe Allah is their God?
Whats interesting is how Christians of West says Allah is not their god because of words they claim such as cruelty and unforgiving. The irony is that they take OT as holy Book, we all know how God is portrayed in OT.
So why are they also not sayng: God of OT is not our God.
FYI: I am not an inerrantist (someone who believes the Bible does not contain errors), but I do believe the Bible points us to God. Therefore it is authoritative. I will try to answer you biblically for the sake of some of my other fellow believers and provide you with examples as to how what the Bible says is relevant to what you're asking. I hope all of us learn something new about each other and grow as individuals.
This is fun!
It is written Jesus says, "get away from me".
Why does he say that?
Depart is a verb and away is a place. What will he tell them?
Matthew 7:22"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
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