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by Paidion
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What happens when you commit suicide
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: What happens when you commit suicide

paulespino wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 pm
do you become unsaved?
Again, no living person has experienced life after death, and so no one knows any aspect of it.
by Paidion
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What happens when you commit suicide
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: What happens when you commit suicide

Since no living person has yet died in any sense—neither from suicide nor from sickness, accident, murder, or other cause, I don't think anyone qualifies to KNOW what happens to any individual after death.
by Paidion
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: YouTube Videos Christology
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: YouTube Videos Christology

If the Son of God is that "Wisdom" of Proverbs 8, and was begotten by God as His first acts (as it states there), then He MUST have been more than human at His begetting. No human was begotten prior to his existence as a zygote in his mother's womb. The fact that He was begotten as the first of God'...
by Paidion
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: A triad does not mean a Trinity
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: A triad does not mean a Trinity

Matthew 28:19 is rather exceptional in that it says these three have the same NAME, indicating a unity of nature. Oneness believers (those who believe that God is a single Individual who expresses Himself in three modes—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) also use the fact that there is one name and ther...
by Paidion
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: The Holy Spirit - a person??
Replies: 50
Views: 1152

Re: The Holy Spirit - a person??

Why is the Son called "God" (eg., John 1:14; 1 John 5:20)? Brother Alan, what are you saying? John 1:14 doesn't call the Son "God." Indeed, it does not even contain the word "God." How can the Son be God, when He Himself addressed His Father as "the only true God"? John 17:3. Indeed, He added, "AND...
by Paidion
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: The Holy Spirit - a person??
Replies: 50
Views: 1152

Re: The Holy Spirit - a person??

If God is a Trinity, why is it that no occurrence of the word in the Bible denotes a Trinity? Rather well over 90% of occurrences refers to the Father alone, and the rest (except where "god" or "gods" denote the imaginary gods of the heathen) refers to the Son, analogous to the word "man" referring ...
by Paidion
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

While I agree with your position in general I do believe God sometimes (rarely) makes exceptions. In the story of Pharaoh I believe we find Pharaoh hardening his heart repeatedly, interspersed with God hardening Pharaoh's heart. Whether directly or indirectly, God intervened and brought about a res...
by Paidion
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

I think the first big short-coming with this solution is that it addresses only those evils that are caused by the choices of men, i.e., moral evils. But, the Problem of Evil deals with ALL evils, including those evils which are not caused by human beings. Thus, this proposed solution would not ade...
by Paidion
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

1) What PRECISELY is wrong with Augustine's proposed solution? I think I already explained what's wrong with it. It's his solution that God does (or "allows") evil, in order to bring about a greater good. I brought up the example of God "allowing" the rape and murder of little girls, and asked what...
by Paidion
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

Well, because evil is, if we think about it, nothing but a PRIVATION of a due good. I have heard this idea before. Just as "cold" is the absence of "heat", so is "evil" the absence of "good." I think this idea is a grave mistake. I agree that "cold" is the absence of heat, but not that "evil" is th...

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