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by Homer
Mon May 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, I find your (Catholic) belief about the eucharist very puzzling. The very word eucharist has its roots in the Greek word for "thanksgiving". When I read the scriptures it seems simple enough that the ritual is a thankful remembrance of what Christ has done for us. But you take a literal...
by Homer
Sat May 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

Hi Paidon, Whether there are errors in the scriptures is of no concern regarding the point I was making. The point is that the scriptures and Catholic tradition are different categories. The scriptures do not change but the Catholics change their tradition. For example, time once was when papal infa...
by Homer
Sat May 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

How do you delete a post?
by Homer
Fri May 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, You wrote: The word “transubstantiation” simply means a “change in substance”. In Christian theology, it refers to Christ, at the Last Supper, changing the substance of bread and wine (i.e., that which makes bread and wine to be bread and wine) into the substance of His Body and Blood, ...
by Homer
Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

BrotherAlan,

The scriptures are truth. Truth does not change but your Roman traditions have changed many times. How can they be truth?
by Homer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus became a life giving spirit?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Jesus became a life giving spirit?

was there a time when he was not such a spirit? It would seem to me that the likely occasion of His becoming such was at his resurrection/ascension. There is much to ponder in chapter 15; in Godet's commentary on 1 Corinthians he devotes over 125 pages to this chapter alone! Interestingly, Godet po...
by Homer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Our “spirits”?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Our “spirits”?

Hi Paidion, Paul had much to say, particularly in Romans, about the battle between the flesh and our spirit, even to the point of despair over an inability to do what he ought. The animals go by the flesh; the difference between us and animals would seem to be the spirit we have in the image of God....
by Homer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, I have no quibble with your last post, in fact I agree with it. But I do disagree that you have defined the extent of the benefits of Christ's atonement. I believe Jesus' death and resurrection had far greater effect, namely He suffered and died for the sins of all who ever lived. The sc...
by Homer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, Referring to my contention that Chist's sacrifice was efficacious you wrote: However, it may be referring to the people to whom the writer was addressing, who lived under both the Old Covenant and the New. Consider the ESV translation: Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so t...
by Homer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, It seems logical that if your belief concerning Christ's atonement is correct (i.e. His death was for the purpose of enabling us to live righteously) then His sacrifice would be of no help, or benefit, to those who lived and died prior to his death. On the other hand, if His death was a ...

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