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Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Skwim, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    It's cool no worries. I was never meant for this world anyways. I stick out like a sore thumb. I've done my time and duty to God, here on this miserable rock called Earth, and I am ready to go home. I'll keep taking my meds and stay alive as long as God wills it, but I'm ready to go at any point He deems it so.
     
  2. Skwim

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    Oh uh.... are we going to do this again MJFlores?;)

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  3. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Worshiping words written by men and believing they come from God can be very illusory....

    after all...when I try to let Christian fundamentalists understand that I am living proof that intelligent design or other Creationist stuff is fancifulness, they still don't want to get it.
     
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    Certainly apologetics is a game anyone can play, but those play it best never include a truth requirement.

    'A thousand years is but a day' gives a ratio for God's time sense of 365,250:1, close enough. That's ten orders of magnitude under your claim of 3.15576 e16:1. Both can't be right. Where did God make the claim you just made?
     
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    The apologetic tap dancing in the thread isn't as bad as I expected, but the varied assertions, fabrications, and digressions---some, outright goofy---are still kind of interesting.

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  6. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    There is no apologetics here.

    You just missed the point entirely.

    Closed minded folk have no imagination and are so boring to deal with. /sigh

    The point is 1 millisecond, 1,000,000 year, 10,000,000 years, 100,000,000 years, infinity = all the same to God.

    But hey you did some good math on a calculator, good for you!
     
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    Not unless they're both unaware of what 'dead' means.
    If they can get it wrong one way, they can get it wrong both ways, I guess.
    To be truly dead is to have undergone the irreversible failure of the body's biochemical systems that sustain life.
    For humans, it's to have the body's biochemical systems working sufficiently.

    Did Jesus exist in history? If so, he may have lied, he may have been mistaken, or he may have been misquoted.

    Even if that statement itself were accurate, and we have no reason to think it is, it says nothing about never making a mistake, or never being misquoted.
    Why do you think such a report is true? And were it true, why would not the explanation that the child self-evidently would have recovered anyway, be hugely more probable than a miracle?
     
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    So God has no concept of time, you say. That makes the OT look pretty silly, having him wander round in spacetime, but probably that's just stories, eh?
     
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  9. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Makes perfect sense when you understand how time works.

    Perhaps you think of time as a 2 dimensional string that only goes in one direction (forward) maybe with a slight curve eh?

    I see time as a 3 dimensional blanket. God can be at any and all points of that blanket at will. So yes time doesn't exist for God the way we perceive it. Even my understanding of it does it a disjustice. Considering Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking view time similarly to me, I'd say that's pretty good company from a scientific perspective.

    Here is something for ya to chew on. Multiverse - Wikipedia
     
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    Like Steve Rogers said:

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    I have taken notes of your side comments but I'm interested with your words which ended in a question mark.

    With regards if Jesus exist in history.
    I know he exists and seated at the right hand of God in heaven.
    But if you wanted some History better ask the historians
    https://www.history.com/news/was-jesus-real-historical-evidence

    How about another miracle story, kids?

    John 11:1-44 New International Version (NIV)

    Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
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    When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”

    “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”

    Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”

    After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”

    His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.

    So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

    Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

    On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

    “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

    Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

    Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

    “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

    After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.” When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.

    When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

    When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

    “Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

    Jesus wept.

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    Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

    But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

    Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said.

    “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.

    Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

    So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

    When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

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    Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

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    The usual understanding that if a man dies, he becomes a lifeless body and decompose.
    The body breaks down and becomes part of the Earth. Very true.



    However, in the eyes of the Lord Jesus - the author of Life.
    The dead are just asleep
    We will all die [sleep] and we will one day be awaken
    It doesn't matter if you are Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist, Irreligious, Pagan - as long as you are human, you will wake from the grave - to be judged at the Day of Judgement.

    And who else will wake you up than the Lord Jesus Christ who woke Lazarus.
     
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    No doubt, if only anyone knew how time 'works'.
    Nope.
    So duration occurs in three directions, giving six dimensions altogether, you say?

    That isn't my view.

    (There was a paper 15 or 20 years ago on there being two temporal dimensions, and concluding ─ from the maths that followed from whatever axioms were postulated ─ that the difference, from our PoV, would be small, but either proposing or inviting experiments that might detect something. As far as I'm aware the rest is silence.)
    Do you mean that God can be at any point of spacetime at will?

    If God is omnipresent then God has always been present at every point in spacetime from start to end, so already knows the history of the universe from memory. If God is omniscient then [he] already knew what he saw there. If God is perfect, then [he] could have perfectly guessed it all anyway. And of course humans can't have freewill; they can only ever do exactly what an omniscient God knew and intended back before [he] made the universe (which being omnipotent [he] made exactly in accordance with [his] wishes). There is not the tiniest chance of any other possibility.

    And God will never intervene in the universe again, because being perfect [he]'s already perfectly enacted all his intentions.

    Omni gods are a silly notion, aren't they.
     
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    The words ending with a question mark were questions for you to answer. I repeat what I said last time ─ if you can't answer a question, just say so. Don't prance around evading and delaying please.
    How will you demonstrate to me that your statement is an accurate statement about reality?
    I'm familiar with the arguments. It's clear that neither Paul nor the gospel writers had the faintest idea a biography for an historical Jesus. Mark made his up by devising a plot that linked purported messianic prophecies in the Tanakh, Matthew and Luke copied his outline but invented entirely different Jesuses, and so on. I accept there may have been an historical and fully human Jesus, but if there was, we know nothing about him, not even his message. (Though if there was, the 'physician heal thyself' scene, the 'a prophet is not without honor except' scene and his unrelenting contempt for his mother (one scene only excepted) may be echoes of him.) Indeed, if Paul is to be believed, his name wasn't even Jesus till after his death. There is no clincher either for or against such an historical Jesus.
    Again I ask you, which is more probable?

    A miracle?
    Or any other explanation not involving magic?

    But I guess you know the answer to that so you don't want to say.
     
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    It also would be rather difficult for everybody to see the son of man coming out in the sky when the world is a sphere.
     
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    Don't be upset blu, when you die - you are considered asleep.

    Even if you have a sea burial to be eaten by some shark and turned into shark poop - you are still considered asleep.

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    Yes. Protestants weren't futurists until Hal Lindsey published Late Great Planet Earth. Prior to that it was relegated to the lunatic fringe. Traveling tent revivals during the 1930s also preached futurism. The teaching resonated with the poor and uneducated during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.
     
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    That's a very silly word to use for someone who's dead.

    And you forgot to tell me. What's your demonstration that Jesus is alive and sitting at the right of God? Why should anyone think that's a true statement about reality?

    And which is more probable ─

    An explanation involving a miracle (magic)?

    Or any other explanation not involving a miracle (magic)?
     
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    We all just have to wait for it.
    as they say....
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    Ezekiel 37:1-14 New International Version (NIV)
    The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

    I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

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    Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

    So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
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    Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
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    Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”

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    Is it magic? I think it is more than that.
     
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    I have a healthy skepticism regarding cynics.

    You are dealing with translations and I do note that ERV was used
    I never heard of that before to be honest

    NET Bible
    I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
    most translations say 'this generation' and that in itself can mean a variety of things

    There are half a dozen views on what 'this generation' means

    But I think the superficial glance is more likely because of a cynical view. I think being a skeptic and having questions is fine, but being cynical makes it tough to be objective.
     
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