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Thread: What does being a Christian mean
04-15-2012, 09:50 AM #742
04-15-2012, 11:23 AM #743
For the record, I am one of those kooks who believes he has been directly contacted by......something spiritual. I am also one who believes that I am at times filled with the Holy Spirit, presumably as I am able to handle the knowledge that is made known to me.
Isn't it curious that millions of people throughout the ages in every corner of the Earth have had similar experiences? What this suggests to me is that there are more kooks then not. Since "normal" is a gauge based on the majority, then I suppose being a kook is really normal.
I'm just saying.....Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
04-15-2012, 11:34 AM #744
Please, tell us what teachings from scripture that apply to the New Testament teachings would not be beneficial to man.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
04-15-2012, 12:00 PM #745
Prior to having become one of His Own creations as the incarnation of the man Jesus, God "spoke" through the prophets, those who were most loving of Him and who most acknowledged God.
I find it interesting that for about 400 years prior to God becoming man incarnate in the man Jesus, there is nothing recorded in Hebrew history about God's speaking to the Hebrews through prophets. My guess would be that this was the time where Jews were being so Hellenized, and then turned the tables on the Greeks to accept Greeks becoming Jews, that God must have been setting back thinking; "Now what do I do? I can't tell who is who any longer."
What to do, indeed. How about get personally involved by becoming one of us so God can sort out how to now deal with us?
God's "chosen" people, the Jews, were so intermingled with other ethnic groups that it must have been very difficult to tell who was who or what was what. So, God decided to check us out Himself by being the incarnate of the man Jesus. In doing so, God realized that man could not ever completely obey the laws of the Hebrew Bible, so God cut another deal, this time with all of mankind. Love and Accept Me through My mortal son, Jesus Christ, and your mortal sins will be forgiven.
Not that tough to comprehend if you want to.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
04-15-2012, 12:06 PM #746
Unlike physical science, in theological science, what you seek is usually what you find. I seek Truth, so Truth is what I find. If you seek kookiness, then that is what you will find. Non-believers tend to be like a man looking for gold who keeps tossing away ruby's and diamonds because they are not what he is looking for.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
04-15-2012, 01:03 PM #747
I thought is was the Prophets of the Bible God spoke to not the profits
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04-15-2012, 04:25 PM #748Professional Member*
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There is evidence that the atmosphere enveloping the early earth was very different than it is today. At one time the entire earth enjoyed a warm tropical environment and there was enhanced oxygen in the atmosphere. Organisms grew larger and lived longer as a result.
John Baumgardner of Los Alamos has suggested that the atmosphere surrounding the original earth was far thicker than it is today and that the exploding of the fountains of the great deep during the initial stages of the Genesis Flood stripped some of this atmosphere away.
in South America and New Zealand, an international team of researchers has determined that climate changes - both warming and cooling patterns - during the late Pleistocene occurred rapidly and were global in scale.
The water vapor canopy hypothesis would neatly explain yet another observed anomaly...too much water in Earth's upper atmosphere. NASA satellites have confirmed far more hydroxyl in the hydrosphere than current models predict. The parent molecule of hydroxyl (OH) is water (H2O). Because ultraviolet radiation from the sun breaks down water in Earth's upper atmosphere into hydroxyl and hydrogen, a large amount of water must have previously existed. Some have proposed a constant influx of mini-comets as a source for the mysterious water, but that theory has been strongly criticized as unworkable. (Matthews, Robert, New Scientist, July, 1997, pp. 26-27.)
Another interesting feature of the early earth atmosphere was enhanced oxygen. "The Earth's atmosphere 80 million years ago contained 50 per cent more oxygen than it does now, according to an analysis of microscopic air bubbles trapped in fossilized tree resin. The implications of the discovery - if confirmed by more experiments - are enormous. One implication is that the atmospheric pressure of the Earth would have been much greater during the Cretaceous era, when the bubbles formed in the resin. A dense atmosphere could also explain how the ungainly pterosaur, with its stubby body and wing span of up to 11 meters, could have stayed airborne, he said. The spread of angiosperms, flowering plants, during the Cretaceous era could have caused the high oxygen levels reported by Berner and Landis, scientists said last week." (Anderson, Ian, "Dinosaurs Breathed Air Rich in Oxygen," New Scientist, vol. 116, p. 25. Cited in The Modern Creation Trilogy by Morris) Some have even suggested that without such an atmosphere the relatively small lung capacity in certain dinosaurs could not have supplied their massive tissue with the needed oxygen.
In October 2006 Science Daily publicized a study led by Arizona State University staff entitled "Giant Insects Might Reign If Only There Was More Oxygen In The Air." The article claims, "The delicate lady bug in your garden could be frighteningly large if only there was a greater concentration of oxygen in the air, a new study concludes. The study adds support to the theory that some insects were much larger during the late Paleozoic period because they had a much richer oxygen supply, said the study's lead author Alexander Kaiser. The Paleozoic period...was a time of huge and abundant plant life and rather large insects -- dragonflies had two-and-a-half-foot wing spans, for example. The air's oxygen content was 35% during this period, compared to the 21% we breathe now, Kaiser said." This research concurs with the biblical model of the early earth. In 2010 researchers at Arizona State University presented the results of experiments raising insects in various levels of atmospheric oxygen. Ten out of twelve varieties of insects studied decreased in size with lower oxygen. Some, like dragonflies, grew faster and became bigger in an enriched oxygen atmosphere (Science Daily, October 30, 2010.).
Really must I continue (my editing).
While you are at it, explain why paranormal experiences of people back then were so credible when those same types of experiences of modern day people are scoffed at by Fundamentalists?
Read God's word to man for a change. It was written for us so that we might find God. Our Sins have separated us from Him.
Fundamentalist would like you to believe that God only spoke to man back then but hasn’t since.
Go on and on mocking God...
It's not me, I'm not the Judge.
You may see; there are many scientist that still believe in God's creation and His version and they have credible Predictions from their hypothesis and so on...
But I can see that many will not have an open mind to see all aspects of science; notwithstanding God's Word.
You believe what you will, I'll accept God's Word (the end will justify the means).
To the future!
04-15-2012, 05:15 PM #749Regular Guest
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this thread is still going?
04-15-2012, 07:56 PM #750
04-15-2012, 08:15 PM #751You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.
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04-16-2012, 01:16 AM #753Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
04-16-2012, 01:21 AM #754