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    • The Lord Jesus Christ
      By shiloh357 · Posted
      Two answer your first question, Jesus can be everywhere and is everywhere through the Holy Spirit.  Remember they are one God.   Jesus is able to hear every prayer and intercede for all of us.   Jesus can hear, remember and pray for the millions and millions of people who praying all over the world at this very moment. Jesus also promised us that he would never leave us or forsake us.   How can Jesus keep that promise to all believers if he is limited in space to a body?   Jesus is God and so nothing like this is impossible for him.   It may appear impossible to someone like you, but you don't really know him. All of His divine attributes are fully functioning right now and if you had the Holy Spirit, you would know that.   Your views are fleshly and based on a lack of any real relationship with God. Trinity is demonstrated in function in that we see it working, while it is not present in form in that we see nothing doctrinal mentioned about it in the Bible.  The only one being delusional is someone who thinks he is a "Messianic Jew"  but who teaches what Messianic Jews and REAL Christ followers reject.  
    • Salvation is just by faith and not by works
      By shiloh357 · Posted
      The problem with your logic is that the Bible doesn't describe any works that are not contained either directly, or in principle as being unconnected to the law. What people don't understand that is that every moral action you take  in life is either a violation of God's law or is done in keeping with God's law.   You cannot define "love"  apart from God's law because the NT teaches that "Love"  is the fulfillment of the law.   Jesus said that the entire law of Moses falls under the categories of loving God or loving man.   So you cannot walk in genuine love without fulfilling the law of Moses.   The fruit of the spirit can be viewed in the context of the first five books of Moses because the fruit  of the spirit amounts to being love manifested eight different ways.  Every principle of the NT stems from the theological seed-bed that is laid down for us in the first five books of Moses.  The NT quotes extensively from the law in order to teach its principles. So this notion that we do good works but not "Law"  works creates a false dichotomy about works that the Bible never makes.   There is no such thing as "works" in the realm of grace, vs. "works" in the realm of law. The passage here in Matt. 23 is a prophecy about Jesus will judge the nations but is not stating that works is necessary for salvation.   The way you know the sheep from the goats is by their works.   Their works did is not what made them sheep or goats.  Their works revealed what they were.   Your works demonstrate your salvation.  They don't make you saved, but they reveal if you are saved or not.    You have every thing backwards.  
    • Salvation is just by faith and not by works
      By shiloh357 · Posted
      Eph. 2:8-9 states that we are saved by grace through faith apart from works.   It is very clear that works have nothing to do with salvation.  There is not one verse about how we are saved and includes works as  a means by which is obtained.    Jesus is the sole object of our faith where salvation is concerned.  Because is eternal life.  Salvation is a person.   Salvation is Jesus.    Salvation is a gift (Rom. 6:23)   You cannot earn a gift.   You are not good enough to be pleasing to God through what you do.  No one is.   No one can do anything good enough to earn salvation.    Salvation  is not a reward to be earned and it is not a prize to win.    Salvation is a gift that is free and freely given.  If you are trying to earn salvation, then you never know from one day to next if you are saved;  you'd never know if you are accepted by God.  You would never know until you die if you did enough and if what you did was good enough.  There would never be any assurance or peace that you are actually saved.  
    • Mom is against me and parter getting married
      By simplejeff · Posted
      You'll have to seek Yahweh(God) and have faith in Yeshua(Jesus) the Messiah to find out the truth.
      protestants and catholics separated long ago, and many still believe the other is not saved.
      The BIBLE is the only authority/ standard we have that is trustworthy and reliable.
      Read the BIBLE prayerfully, trusting Yahweh(God) to guide you , teach you, and give you the ability to know the TRUTH. (ONLY HE is able to grant anyone the TRUTH).

      The actual business of the rcc and the protestants are not even close to the same. The 'God' that is taught is very different in many of the businesses (i.e. 'churches').

      The only way to find the TRUTH, is to seek from Yahweh (God) Himself, by faith in JESUS.

      If you trust what men say about God and Jesus and sin and forgiveness and eternal life,
      instead of
      what God's Word says, then you won't be able to know the TRUTH about anything
      according to God's Own Word (the BIBLE).

      The biggest and most important difference that is lost in most businesses(most people) all around the world
      is that of how to be saved by faith in Jesus Christ - again, the BIBLE is the only authority that is reliable and trustworthy - everything and everyone else must meet that standard- that is how to test anything anyone (even an angel!) says....

      If it doesn't agree entirely with Scripture, and especially if something contradicts Scripture,
      then it is false and leads to death, not life.
    • Salvation is just by faith and not by works
      By robin hood · Posted
      Works within the realm of grace , not works according to the old law , must have a part in our entry into the Father's Kingdom otherwise what Jesus says must be wrong . He teaches that our reception of eternal life is dependent on the good works we do , good works within the realm of grace , not good works according to the old law . “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”  
    • Mom is against me and parter getting married
      By Jmarey · Posted
      My mum is the traditonal catholic. I am raised catholic too. My dad isn't. He's baptist and as my mum calls it, protestant.  My dad cheated on my mum and wasn't really treating her nice. They are still together though as my mum believes that separation and divorse is a sin.  Now my boyfriend and I wanted to get married. He's a protestant too and unfortunately to my mum's dismay. She wanted me too get married in catholic church or else I'll go to hell. I personally just wanted a christian, non catholic wedding as i don't want to put an issue on our different religion. Afterall, we believe in the same God. And for me, religion only causes division and useless fights as i have seen between my parents.  My mum is still so bitter and miserable with her marriage that she stereotypes non catholic as not good people. Therefore she expresses her disapproval on me marrying the one i love outside the catholic church as it is a sin. But is God that shallow? 
    • Integrity
      By xyluz · Posted
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      By Logan · Posted
      I'm with OO...I actually kinda want to see the picture!
    • Is it just me...
      By Logan · Posted
      That's because last is coming with me
    • We ALL Have a Universal Moral Code In Us
      By LuftWaffle · Posted
      Hi Siegi91, I'm sorry for only responding now, but I had some work obligations to attend to and then went on a short holiday. You say, "Even tough i believe that we are reducible to physical processes...I find it difficult to stop caring about many things that derive from said processes"
      This is precisely why I believe that reducing morality to physical processes isn't a good theory of morality. You DO care and if you think about it, you SHOULD care and it's precisely that aspect of morality which contradicts the idea that morality is reducible to mere physical processes, because if they were there is no reason to care at all. You made the following points regarding my social counterexamples:
      1. "if we did not find it difficult to kill 10 people then we would not remain 6 billions for long. Actually, we would reduce to one. The last man, or woman, standing." 2. "Then you ask me if homosexuality or abortions are evolutionary detrimental. The obvious answer is no, as long as our population grows." Do you notice that you're applying a double standard. For murder you're extrapolating the action to "population" wide, but you're limiting homosexuality to a few to give it a free pass. If you apply the same rule then population wide homosexuality will be just as detrimental to population growth as population-wide violence. This is the problem that moral subjectivists like yourself face all the time: The need to import moral objectivism and then look for ways to explain our moral intuitions naturalistically, but they always run into consistency problems like this one. The reason this happens is because the set of naturalistic rules you appeal to is just as applicable to good behavior as it is for bad behavior, so in the end it's not only unfalsifiable (and this unscientific) but really amounts to nothing more than personal preference. Lastly, you say "I even posit that our moral higher values are ultimately selfish, in general."
      Morality implies unselfishness, thus an explanation of morality is an explanation of why we shouldn't be selfish.
      The naturalistic explanation, as you've shown states that we ought to be selfish in order be moral, because it says that our moral choices are guided by selfishness. So the moral enterprise becomes a theory on how we are to be unselfish so that we can be more thoroughly selfish long term. See the problem here?
      See how meaningless it all becomes from such a perspective. The sexual predator or the murderer becomes the least selfish citizens and the humanitarian becomes the pinnacle of selfishness. But that's exactly the opposite of the phenomenon that you set out to explain. Your explanation of why people are unselfish explains why people ARE selfish. Thus it explains the opposite of what it set out to explain. So the question of why I shouldn't kill you, professor, is because killing you would be too unselfish? I guess I'm just not as selfish as you then, professor
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