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  1. gcha8e

    Is the shut down a cover for spending massive amounts of money on something other than a wall?

    Right, it's a distraction. Every time there is a crisis, it feeds the machinery for a new conflict later down the road. Problem-Reaction-Solution........Rinse..... Repeat. I am just concerned that this one could be a real downturn for the USA. We're seeing cycles of mob violence, even though...
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    Is the shut down a cover for spending massive amounts of money on something other than a wall?

    The end of the world... yet again. The narrative is this, Trump is threatening to use Pentagon funds to build a wall with his emergency powers. I am worried that in so doing, he will be taking the steering wheel of the car that BUsh and Obama built for him. Under Bush: the Patriot Act...
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    Now that the election is over, is there a clock ticking?

    Recent events today make me wonder.... I've been wondering for a while how the Trump Administration's 1st term cycle ends. It's crazy to think he could be reelected. I've always been thinking Trump would not seek a second term. Okay the recent events are simple. Stocks are going down...
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    War in Palestine

    some acceleration of world conflict was very predictable as soon as the American House of Representatives was flipped to the Democrats. When a war is coming, it is much more satisfying to have both parties involved and sharing power. (In 2001 the Senate was controlled by Democrats and the...
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    Gardasil Vaccine Destroying Children

    It's quite simply really, the vaccines are known to carry a risk of harm, but this risk is considered insignificant just as any one person not really important in the face of "progress". The casualties of vaccines and all other forms of bad medicine are drowned out by the "good" that vaccines...
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    END TIMES - A thread for all christians

    I find this post to be so so true. Things are very sick, people are very dark in their hearts. I believe that all this was prophesied to be in Revelation through the symbolism of dark hearts (poiosonned water, dead trees and grass, clouds of smoke blocking the sun ... which is the truth and...
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    Does God's foreknowledge really imply determinism?

    I think the answer to the puzzle was not solved in discovery of the shape of reality, but rather in simply mathematics. I learned the proof Calculus 2 that shows how it works. It doesn't really need to go deeper than that. As far as the mind of God, I take the approach we can always get...
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    Does God's foreknowledge really imply determinism?

    God predicts the future prophetically, of course, but the question is how he knows. I say that God controls events by interracting with the universe carefully and subtly to guide human actions toward the outcome he has pre planned. The outcomes he speaks of as certain because he ensures...
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    Does God's foreknowledge really imply determinism?

    I would argue that in the minds of most Christians today, the concept of God's omniscience works in such a way that he can "see" the future or look into the future as a function of his power of being "outside time". This is predicated on the idea that God transcends the temporal universe...
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    Once Saved Always Saved?

    It is a complement to have had you give such a detailed response. I think you for that, and apologize as I don't have the time for a full blown point to point response, but the heart of the matter is how the following verses are interpreted. I will provide a comment to 3 of these. I will...
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    Mass Consciousness is real, and Christians are assimilating into a hive mind (God).

    Spot on, yes. I guess I'd say that the hive mind, is not in fact a mind, but rather it is the result of a unified set of individual minds. The question though, is whether or not the hive has a central mind, or whether the hive operates under a set of instinctive rules which result in the...
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    Once Saved Always Saved?

    Yeah, I think that's wrong. You are describing conversion and/or repentance. While this is supremely important, it isn't what the term Salvation means. Paul often attributes our present state as "being saved" or even "are-being-saved" it is a present tense thing, but not a past tense...
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    Once Saved Always Saved?

    in the citation of Romans 6, what is the interpretation? I think that "eternal" and "everlasting life" are the exact equivalent to salvation, do you agree? But stop to think what it means when it says: IN THE END everlasting life. The end of what?
  14. gcha8e

    Once Saved Always Saved?

    What does it say? Reading between the lines can be dicey, either scripturally, or with Todd's writings :) interpretation is necessary, isn't it?
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    Once Saved Always Saved?

    There is a relationship between sin, death, and the law. But the verses you cited don't explicitly say that being saved is to be saved from sin. 1 Corinthians 15:56, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.” That doesn't mean that the death stings us, causing us to sin...
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    Mass Consciousness is real, and Christians are assimilating into a hive mind (God).

    I think what you're pointing out here is possibly very important. But we might see it differently. When it comes to the Invictus Games, who, exactly, is highlighted by the "I AM" in yellow on the right? I would suggest that this symbol highlights the individual nature of the athletes...
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    Once Saved Always Saved?

    So what are we saved from? What is salvation? Predestination is confusing because the idea of salvation is often confused with confession. Salvation is what comes with the resurrection. Salvation is always always always to be saved-from-death. Romans 10:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9...
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    Mass Consciousness is real, and Christians are assimilating into a hive mind (God).

    It depends on what it means to perish. Does he desire that none perish mortally? Or is he speaking cryptically about eternal life/eternal death? Connotation? You are hitting the nail on the head. That's the very thing I'm driving at. You don't like the terms because of a bad "connotation"...
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    Mass Consciousness is real, and Christians are assimilating into a hive mind (God).

    In my personal study and reflection on Jesus Christ and God, I came to the conclusion that God is not 3 unique persons, but rather that God is actually one person who interacts with us in 3 distinctly different planes of reality. Those 3 planes are: 1) Physical (Christ is the physical...
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    Prophetic Expectations

    The temple Paul speaks about in Thessalonians where the "man of sin" will sit, is the temple of the human body. It is about humanistic worship, and man behaving as god, worshiping himself. Paul's "mystery of lawlessness" is personified a verse or two later as the "man of sin". It is...