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Brother Alan, Your arguments about the meaning of the two key passages—the Bread of Life Discourse and the Last Supper—are far from persuasive. You say that Jesus never explained that His words in John 6 were not literal, but He did do so, in John 6:63. You have tried to refute my point on this earl...
Aquinas is supposed to be one of the premier Catholic theologians. If the passage cited above is the best defense of transubstantiation a Catholic doctor an produce, then those who reject the view can rest the more comfortably that the doctrine has no merit other than as a superstitious tradition. N...
When we pray, we do not bind God's hands. Prayers are petitions to a King. It is understood that they are subject to His approval or veto. Even Jesus prayed—"It it be your will, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not my will but yours be done." Jesus was apparently praying for something that w...
I guess it is no more selfish to ask others to pray for one's concerns than it is to pray for them oneself. No one should be praying for anything that they doubt to be God's will (1 John 5:14). Yet, if someone thinks a certain thing to be God's will, and is willing to pray for it oneself, there is n...
I am not sure I understand what lies behind either of your two questions, but in answer to the first, I would provide these scripture: Ephesians 6:18-19 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints...
- Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:42 pm
- Forum: The Gospels
- Topic: Resurrection accounts harmonized
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Check this out: http://matthew713.com/notes/files/Harmo ... rances.pdf
- Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:45 pm
- Forum: Announcements
- Topic: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures
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- Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 pm
- Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
- Topic: Proverbs 30, and Jesus' pre-incarnate "sonship"
- Replies: 66
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Hi Paidion, My understanding of Colossians 1:15 comes from the similar phrase three verses later, in v.18. There, Paul says Jesus is the "firstborn from the dead " (Jesus used the same imagery of Himself in Revelation 1:5). I believe that this phrase, like the similar expression in 1 Corinthians 15:...