Why not now? if Angels and humans had children in the past why don't we see it happening after that? Was it only a special kind of angel that no longer roams the earth? Did God neuter the Angels after this episode?
Sadly, I think this is just one of those topics we will never fully understand and because of that it can just get weird.
to discriminate or not to So should we also refuse to service someone who is divorced and their spouse is still single? Are we going to refuse service to someone getting married to an unbeliever, or someone who is currently in adultry? I find no issue with a photographer, catering company, florist, or event planner serving any of the above including gay weddings. If we are going to pick the sin let's just say Christians can only serve those in their local church body. I understand a pastors decision to not be able to officiate an unbiblical marriage but a florist is proving flowers to an event not making it official.
not ignorant III A-This is a difficult question and varies based on each unique situation but I think the Church often times does too much preaching to the choir and needs to focus more on relationships, knowledge is essential yes but the body cannot be the body with Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night service where we drop off our kids and go sit and listen.
not ignorant II Q-authors and languages A-Our Bible was written by over 40 men during a period of time of about 1500 years and in 3 different languages(Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)
Q-inspiration and canonization
A-The 40 men although some were spoken to directly from God most where inspired by the Holy Spirit to write what they did but maintained their own perspective on some of what was written in the Bible.
The Canonization of the New Testament began happening rather quickly in the early Church and the word "Canon" is a way of measuring and or validating letters written to be inspired. Part of the measurement was its connection to the Old Testament , the writings ability to change or saves souls, and its broad acceptance by the collective body of the New Testament Church.
The Old Testament was accepted as it was written starting with the Torah and as time went on the addition of writings was accepted by the collective leadership of Israel.
Q- how much time between Malachi and Matthew
not ignorant Q-how we got 66 books
Answer-This is lengthy response but it is answered in how the Old and New Testament were canonized but the Old Testament was not necessarily ordered by the Jews as we order it in our Bible. The New Testament is 4 Gospels written by two disciples and two witnesses, the rest of the new testament are letters written to the various Churches with the exception of Hebrews which is believed to be a series of sermons. But the entire narrative of the Old and New Testament is one Big story of God loving and redeeming a lost people who need him.
As a church that believes in a voting body what happens when that body decides they want small groups and not Sunday school? How would pastoral leadership deal with this because small groups do allow for flexible times to assemble? Is there a difference between a small group and a woman's bible study? Do we scrutinize the materials used in these "small groups?"
Great Sermon! Did you know the public schools get about $8000 per child enrolled, even if that parent isn't contributing any in the form of taxes parents should be able to have some say in what their child is taught, how, and from whom they are taught.
Great Sermon! I think we are wrong in our understanding of women and their desire to have sex. It is wrong to conclude that women don't desire to have sex for merely just physical reasons. Women can be just as predatory as men but they just may not be as vocal about it.