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by steve
Tue May 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: another bad trinitarian argument?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: another bad trinitarian argument?

I have never found non-trinitarian arguments to be threatening—only unpersuasive.
by steve
Sun May 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: another bad trinitarian argument?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: another bad trinitarian argument?

If I heard someone say that, I would not assume that he was making an argument for the trinity. It sounds more like a sermon illustration.
by steve
Sat May 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Asking for prayers?
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Asking for prayers?

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...
by steve
Fri May 03, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Asking for prayers?
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Asking for prayers?

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...
by steve
Fri May 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Asking for prayers?
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Asking for prayers?

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...
by steve
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures

Be forewarned: The first 15 minutes of each hour are news, traffic, ads, etc. Each hour's discussion begins about 15 minutes into the hour.
by steve
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Proverbs 30, and Jesus' pre-incarnate "sonship"
Replies: 66
Views: 4791

Re: Proverbs 30, and Jesus' pre-incarnate "sonship"

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:...
by steve
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Did Paul Disagree With Jesus About Anger?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Did Paul Disagree With Jesus About Anger?

Hi Paidion,

Sure, you can quote me on it. Thanks for asking.

Steve
by steve
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Did Paul Disagree With Jesus About Anger?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Did Paul Disagree With Jesus About Anger?

Hi Paidion, Even though "without a cause" does not appear in the oldest manuscripts, and may have been added as a scribal gloss, it seems necessary for us to assume some such qualification in Jesus' absolute-sounding statement. First, because hyperbole is very common in the Sermon on the Mount, and ...

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