Jaydog1976

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  1. Chat tends to get that way. You can't let it bother you. Just block them and move on. I do one of two things with trolls, either I will call them out immediately and then block, or I will entertain them for a time because I am bored and have nothing else to do. In either case don't let them get to you. I tend to spend too much time in circles. However I also know when enough is enough. Once I feel that the gospel was presented I will discuss it a bit further then pretty much I leave the person alone. I will allow others to try and chat with them and I will leave chat altogether for a time. Most anti-Christian talk is not demonic activity. We have to be careful that we don't think that every event is. Most times it is because people don't know the Lord and chose not to. Then they come into a christian chat either to stir up arguments (trolling) or they come in maybe looking for answers. Very few, that I have found anyway, really are there to learn anything. But the quote above probably wasn't the best response to give given the situation. But that is just my opinion. Just a side note, 2 hours in a chat is quite a bit of time. I can barely stand 10 to 15 minutes in chat unless the discussion is captivating. Most times chat is just a bunch of talk about food, entertainment and such. It really isn't the greatest medium to spread the gospel. But it can be done. I would encourge you and those in chat to find other things to do other than chat. I know it is difficult given your situation but there is so much to learn out there that chat should be a secondary item to being productive in learning and doing things. I personally watch how much I am in chat because chat can be an addictive process and I don't want to be checking chat every 5 seconds seeing what someone just said. Again not a demonic instance. Those in my opinion are few and far between. We definitely need to be praying. Personally I don't rebuke Satan I try to flee from him. Big difference. I know Jesus had that authority to rebuke Satan but I am not sure that we do. Even the archangel Michael when fighting over the body of Moses did not rebuke Satan but said, "The Lord rebuke you!". But this is just my personal believe. I could be wrong but I haven't seen enough real evidence that we as finite human beings, even if we are saved, have the authority to rebuke Satan. We do have the ability to flee from him because he is a roaring lion looking to devour someone. Again my opinion because I have not really researched this topic in depth. So I am erring on the side of extreme caution.
  2. The other issue with Nestorianism is that there is no scriptural evidence that Jesus had split personalities (this is really what Nestorianism teaches). And as one poster above said, Which one died for us? If you say God then did Jesus switch his personality to be God on the cross? Then if that is the case when was he God and when was he not? Nestorianism is a heretical view of Christ. So unless you can support scripture with your opinion then it is just opinion. I think the OP would be very hard pressed to really find an scriptural basis for this viewpoint.
  3. Evolution is only a theory but has been claimed as fact. What I find amazing is that something that hasn't even been proven to be true is considered fact. Ludicrous. Creation itself speaks of God's wonder and majesty, science helps us understand that fact and allows us to see God's handiwork even more closely. Evolution still has yet to be supported but for those that believe in evolution to reject it would mean that they would have to acknowledge that either God does exist or there is a higher power that made everything and that they are part of that creation. Man would rather believe a lie than acknowledge the one true God who created everything.
  4. I would agree. Doctrine shouldn't divide ever. It's when man decides that they know more than God and come up with their own doctrines. What is even more sad is when these new created false doctrines are based upon a very loose understanding or interpretation of a verse or passage of scripture. Now you have some partial truth as it's foundation. We who can discern the truth understand this a partial truth is still a lie yet those that are not in the Word or believe what it says fall into the trap. In other words, false doctrine is not new, it is just wrapped up in different packages to entice.
  5. I have acquaintances that are women but we are not best friends. I really on talk with them when at church, work or on facebook. I can assure we that we would never hangout with them in a public or private place without my wife somewhere around. One thing I read on time was this, Make your life as boring as possible when talking with a woman that is not your wife. When you create drama and make up woe is me stories that is where the trouble begins. It don't find it wrong for a married man to talk with a woman but I would strongly advise never to be seen alone with her and make sure that your love for your wife (or wives to the husbands) is so clearly evident that the woman you are talking to understands that your completely and totally unavailable.
  6. What I find amazing is that the Jews seem to have known exactly what Jesus was saying when he said in John 10:31-33, "Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God." They considered this blasphemy since Jesus was claiming to be God. If Jesus just said I am a good person that came from God the Jews would have not picked up those stones. So am I to gather then from the original post that the Gospels are wrong in how they recorded the facts? To say that Jesus isn't God or not fully God is just plain wrong and the writers of the gospels believed the same thing. Even today the Jews still believe that is it blasphemous that Jesus said He was God and they will torment and protest in front of Messianic Jews that have trusted Christ and believe that He was God. I for one will read scripture for what it teaches and you can find this teaching all through scripture: Jesus is fully God no doubt about it. Anyone that denies this fact has either not read their Bible and compared scripture to scripture or they are denying it because they don't believe that God's Words are true.
  7. Not something we do in our family but I have heard and seen people do it. I guess it all depends on the family and how they show affection. I mean it is perverted or sexual or anything like that. It is just how a family shows affection. For my family my kids kiss us on the cheeks. I don't want anyone, not including my kids, to kiss my wife on the mouth. That privilege belongs to me and to me alone.
  8. So do you feel better now that you got that off your chest? I felt this was more ranting and raving over an opinion than actually hardcore facts. Sure the US is going down the tubes but just because I call it the 4th of July doesn't mean I've been duped by the government or have been slowly brainwashed by it over time by it. I am as patriotic as they come and I have no problem calling it the 4th of July and will continue to call it such because it is what we celebrate it for that is the important part not the title. Just by two cents.
  9. So my thought is this, we know that the JWs doctrine is not right and is not scriptural. What do we as believers do about it? Do we bait then with questions to trap them and the feel like we won the argument or do we present the gospel when that opportunity arises by maybe engaging them in dialogue and building a relationship that will allow itself for them to open up to the gospel? I only ask this question to find what different methods are used. I know what my method is but I also know,that one method doesn't fit all situations.
  10. Thanks for clarifying your statement. I agree with you. The original poster was as one person called it, cherry picking.
  11. Quite honestly does it really matter whether we think dinosaurs were on the ark or not? It actually does because it means we are either taking God at His word or God doesn't mean what He has said. Genesis 7:1-5 indicates that yes even dinosaurs were on the ark. It's says 2 if every kind, including unclean animals. The question that has to,be asked is, is a dinosaur a kind? Another question has to be asked is God to be taken at His word or not? If we say yes then we have to take these verses at gave value and say that dinosaurs were on the ark, if we say no then God is lying to US and how can I be sure that what else God says in His word is wrong? Just a couple of thoughts. The focus should be on,what God's word says not what we think. And quite honestly none of us were there to be an eyewitness of the account so I am going to trust God and take Him at His word.
  12. I guess it depends on what the definition of happiness is and what makes you happy. Are we looking for earthly things to make us happy? This type of happiness is short lived and not good. However if I am spending time with the Lord and my happiness has a foundation in Him and in HIm only then that is a good happiness.
  13. I actually find it quite sad that this is a major debate among Christians. I attended a college that was KJV only (not extreme) and one day I was having lunch with some people. We started talking about Bible versions and I just merely mentioned that the KJV is a translation. It is a good translation but it is only a translation. One of them stood up, looked me dead in the eye, and shouted at me saying that I was going to hell because I did not believe that the 1611 KJV version of the Bible was the one and only pure translation there ever was and will be. Needless to say this person shunned me for the rest of my college days from that point on (which was 3 years). I was kind of baffled at the response. It was as though this person believed that the translators were inspired and the translation itself was inspired. Scripture itself is inspired not translations. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a]may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." There is nothing here in scripture that says a translation is inspired. I know that this isn't the intent (or at least I do not think it is) of the OP. I did however see some responses that come close to what is called dual inspiration which is what I have described. I have been in the middle of this debate for years and was in the midst of the debate for 4 years while at college. Here is my conclusion. The KJV is a translation and nothing more. Is it God's word? Yes it is. The NIV is a translation and nothing more. Is it God's Word? Yes it is. I can prove who God is and who Jesus is through both translations. The gospel preached in the KJV is the same gospel preached in the NIV. However I do admit that the NIV (in some translations) have taken liberties and that I do not agree with. Some liberties I tend to just look over, others I do not. One does have to be careful. I have always wondered, and no one has really answered this question to my satisfaction, before the KJV what bible was used? What was God's word before the KJV? Did the early apostles have the KJV? I know these questions are pretty crazy but sadly they have to be asked. We have to remember that the translators of the KJV were not under the inspiration of God as the the Bible describes inspiration. They did a good job translating the greek text and that is good. The NIV, NASB, and others were translated just as well and those translators did the best they could to translate God's Word accurately. That is my take on the subject since this subject can cause massive division among believers and can cause people to put a faith in a translation instead of putting their faith in what the translation actually says.
  14. fixerupper I am not insinuating anything. The verses I quoted actually do imply that Jesus and God the Father are one in the same. It's ok that you don't see it. Lot's of people don't see it either because they choose not to. The JW's and mormons do the same thing. I am going to place these final thoughts out there. First if Jesus is not fully God then what part of God does He not have? Can you show me from scripture what attributes of God Jesus does not possess? I would say that you will have a hard time finding anything. Second if Jesus was not fully God as you claim then how can I trust in what He did on the cross. Was there a part where he maybe sinned at some point because of the fact that He isn't God. I mean if God cannot sin did Jesus set this part of his Godhood aside? If so did He sin and thus make his death meaningless? See fixerupper when you remove the fact that Jesus is fully and 100% God our salvation could be a sham and Jesus Christ would be nothing more than a good man that did good things. Fixerupper I have this feeling that instead of really looking at the scriptures as they are written and applied you have a quick defense set up to deny something that you really can't deny. Those verses, and there are so many more, show that Jesus is fully God and that God himself indicates this. Since I have read some of your other responses and how they are more attacking than debating I will end my discussion here.
  15. fixerupper you have decided for yourself what Jesus to believe in. You are reading the scriptures to fit your own viewpoint. I don't have to try anything. Either Jesus isn't God or he is. There isn't an in between state. So can I ask you this, Who created the heavens and the earth in Genesis 1:1? Oh and to remind you really quick that Hebrews chapter 1 talks only about Jesus Christ and no one else. God says this about Jesus Christ and I will put the verse here for the benefit of those wanting to know what it says, Hebrews 1:10-12 10 He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” Why would God call Jesus Christ, Lord, if Jesus Christ isn't God? And you cannot argue that the word He at the beginning of the verse does not refer to God himself since he refers to verse 5. Can you answer that question as well?