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by steve
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

How could "sola scripture" be correct?

A Catholic named Fred has been corresponding with me about the Catholic/Protestant controversy over the policy of sola scripture. He asked my response to the following: Fred wrote: The Practical Problems of Sola Scriptura Challenge: God wants us to determine our theology sola scriptura (Latin, “by S...
by steve
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Ethics
Topic: An eye for an eye, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 401

An eye for an eye, etc.

I thought I would post an email that was sent to me, along with my response, to generate some thoughtful discussion. Steve, After reading your thoughts "On the believers use of forcible resistance” I am thankful as always for your thoughtful efforts in assisting the Lord’s people in discerning what ...
by steve
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Where have all the demons gone?
Replies: 32
Views: 12763

Re: Where have all the demons gone?

I cannot read many posts of this length (I usually leave them for others to respond to, since I am a slow reader with far too much reading material stacking up on any desk). However, since this was a response directly to my previous posting, I thought I would read it and respond. The scriptures pres...
by steve
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Where have all the demons gone?
Replies: 32
Views: 12763

Re: Where have all the demons gone?

The above post is full of speculative interpretations of various passages, presented in a dogmatic, rather than tentative, tone. This is not the desired tone of discourse in this forum. The recent post is not alone in this manner of presentation. In fact, it is quite a common one among most of the f...
by steve
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Courtyard
Topic: New member greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: New member greetings

Hi Patricia, Welcome to the forum. As for the question of other women posting here, it is not easy to know how many there are, since the screen names people use often conceal their gender (I would not have known, from your screen name, that you were a woman, but by the content of your post). There m...
by steve
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Praying Amiss
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: Praying Amiss

Brother Allan,

So, are you of the opinion that Saul contacting the deceased Samuel would not have been a sin (and that he would not have been killed for doing it) had they both been Christians?
by steve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Praying Amiss
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: Praying Amiss

And also virtually every Christian I know, addresses prayer to Jesus. Again, since Jesus is God, we should pray to Him. But how many times in the Bible do we find people addressing prayer to Jesus? I know of only one instance. When Stephen was being stoned to death, he called out to Jesus. (Acts 7:...
by steve
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Finding some of Steve's latest lectures

Hi Jacob, The lectures you mention are a series of teachings I have given in a home church where I visit to teach once a month. Initially, I was not recording the series, because of the casualness of the setting. However, it has become so easy to live-stream videos to Facebook that I have begun doin...
by steve
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Views of Hell
Topic: Could Luke 20:38 support Universalism?
Replies: 54
Views: 9821

Re: Could Luke 20:38 support Universalism?

I believe that man is a body/soul hybrid. The body is animated by the soul (or soul/spirit) as a machine may be operated by a human operator. The death of the machine and the death of the operator need to be considered as separate questions. Paul seems to believe (and if he does, then so do I) that ...
by steve
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Views of Hell
Topic: Could Luke 20:38 support Universalism?
Replies: 54
Views: 9821

Re: Could Luke 20:38 support Universalism?

Hi Homer, You wrote about universalism: I have never seen any scripture cited in support of it that can not be understood otherwise, and most of them rather easily so. I agree with you. My position is that the same can be said about both the traditional view and the annihilation view, as well. This ...

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