Thanks Christopher. And yes, Romans 1 tells us that they are willfully ignorant. This isn't to say that they are not extremely smart people often or that the theory is not well developed, but they are ignorant and wrong simply. Thing is, both sides of this important arguments makes good sounding arguments and can sound correct. So, both sides approach with a prior ideology. However, Christians admit their prior view in interpreting facts, evolutionists pretend that the facts told them. Yeah, as if those fossils came with dates.
I think you'll appreciate this Richard lewontin quote that he admitted.
â€˜Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a pri
J4J, look again through the thread and find some where besides your post some one saying God forces people to believe. Nobody denies that unbelievers reject Christ like the Jews you mentioned in Luke 19. You have now acknowledge believers could not believe in Jesus without His help. That is what we are saying. A person is not brought kicking and screaming to faith in Christ. Look at Paul, he was breathing out threatenings against the church. He was on his way to persecute it. Did God FORCE him to reluctantly repent? No, it was with lovingkindness that He drew him, it was hard for Paul to continue to kick against the pricks. He had heard the truth from Stephen and doubtless other believers, but it was not until God opened the eyes of his understanding did he become a believer. Even Paul said he was separated unto his work before he was born. You have yet to say directly from where you think the faith that is exercised by the sinner comes or what makes it effectual. Remember the flesh profits NOTHING it is the SPIRIT that gives life. (John 6:63) Salvation is not a mere mental asset to a group of truths. It is a divine transformation, an infusion of life from above. What did the Lord say of Peter's confession, flesh and blood has not revealed this unto you.
I drive by the tbn headquarters on occasion. It's not far from the crystal cathedral(ha, which is now the orange county,ca. Headquarters of the roman Catholic church). It looks like something that should be in Disneyland. Which is also very close to where I live(another ha).
Informative Sermon! It was a pleasure and very informative to hear this presentation of the Pilgrims migration here and how important it was to have Jesus Christ be their inspiration. It would be great for this presentation to be told to all the younger children as part of American history.
Great Broadcast! If I could reach through the internet and give you a hug brother -I would! With tears it has been such a burden on my heart to hear the things said in this broadcast today! With compassion telling those that have broken our laws - we care about you enough to tell you to do what is right! I will be excited to look into the supporting those Christian groups that have not fallen asleep on illegal immigration and it's impact to our country. It made my heart glad to hear you make the connections with those that support illegal immigration. I live along the border and have a front row seat. Thank you for standing up for us!
Then details, please, & in a way which proves *necessarily* YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. What you have so far is merely a vague declarative statement, not a lengthy chain of reasoning, in the manner of Aquinas (Summa Theologica, Prima Pars, Q2, Art. 3).
N.B., God is not a physical body that set another one in motion, like a billiard cue ball. This creates a logical problem in attempting a regress to a First Cause.
You have got some nerve stating that my Nephew and Niece In-Law and their children who reside in Tulare, California and who are Pentecostals who attend First Church of God of Tulare, California are not saved. My Nephew and Niece In-Law are dedicated to Jesus.
wise came about 2 years later wrote: The wise men were not anywhere to be found at the birth of Christ and John Yurich you used to be much kinder in your posts
The wise men still celebrated the Birth of Jesus. And all the Protestant Reformers celebrated the Birth of Jesus. There is nothing unscriptural about celebrating the Birth of Jesus on 25 December even if Jesus was not born on 25 December.
Great Sermon! Internet:
people think they are shnooks if they dont have a good time, and think their friends are having it better from their profile
another problem, when people use their slashtags, or 'sharps' to condemn others
another problem, when people punch others, think its funny, and record it
when people take doctored pictures, or stick their picture on another persons head, thanks to PHOTOCHOP...
I SAY THIS because no one ever talks to one another anymore--and don't forget txtn, which is making young people try to txt a business letter for a new job...? could millenials be the last generation?
1517 wrote: 1) A sinner doesn't believe THEN is saved. He is saved and his suppose choice or believe is the result of the work of God in him. 2) Apart from me (Jesus) you can do nothing. I am the one who is saying that God doesn't sit around, wringing his hands, and hopes people will believe they are saved by Christ.
1) Believers are saved by faith! Whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Jesus didn't say whoever will have eternal life will believe afterward. 2) Believers could not believe in Jesus without His help. But nowhere does God teach that He forces people to believe with no ability to do otherwise. Okay, you got me! The Bible doesn't say Jesus wrings His hands. It does say, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, â€œIf you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. (Luke 19:41, 42 NKJV). Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christâ€™s behalf, be reconciled to God. (II Corinthians 5:20 NKJV). Behold, the Lord â€™s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. (Isaiah 59:1 NKJV) What is God waiting on to hear before He saves?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Which one? Mike. As I said I have more respect for the elder than his addle-headed son, who became a President, [Bush: Terrible President, Also Not a Smart ManI'm thankful I never voted for him. Ah, well, something we can be all be thankful for, Giving Thanks (Or the biggest thing for giving thanks, being saved!)