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by mattrose
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good Church in Toronto???
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Good Church in Toronto???

If I lived in Toronto, I'd try to connect with one of The Meeting House sites. Bruxy Cavey is the teaching pastor and there are a lot of different campuses
http://www.themeetinghouse.com/locations/
by mattrose
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Bible Discussion
Topic: Commentary Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Commentary Recommendation

I don't like to buy a whole set. Since different volumes are by different authors, the quality is usually somewhat unbalanced. I prefer to make an independent decision with each book and I like to start by using this link to get ideas...
https://www.bestcommentaries.com/
by mattrose
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Bible Discussion
Topic: 2020 NASB update will be gender inclusive
Replies: 12
Views: 3391

Re: 2020 NASB update will be gender inclusive

To me, there is a big difference between trying to communicate what the original authors meant and trying to be politically correct. While there is overlap in some cases, the motivation is different.
by mattrose
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Bible Discussion
Topic: 2020 NASB update will be gender inclusive
Replies: 12
Views: 3391

Re: 2020 NASB update will be gender inclusive

While I prefer the translators to just translate words and trust me to do the work of understanding how words were used in the ancient world, I also recognize that the majority of bible readers won't be doing that work. Brethren/Adam in those cases do indeed refer to both men and women collectively....
by mattrose
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Poetry and Wisdom
Topic: Recent thoughts on Job...
Replies: 30
Views: 5121

Re: Recent thoughts on Job...

Hi Matt, I am not sure what is gained theologically by seeing God's permission of evil as more general than specific. In either case, the character of God is the same. The difference is in the daily assurance given to the disciple. In seeing God's intervention as personal and specific, we are affir...
by mattrose
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Poetry and Wisdom
Topic: Recent thoughts on Job...
Replies: 30
Views: 5121

Re: Recent thoughts on Job...

The problem with the reply is that when you allow your child to go out with friends you are usually not present. God is always present and has a veto over anything that may occur. Yes, all analogies have short-comings. The point of the analogy, though, was to show that there can be a difference bet...
by mattrose
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Poetry and Wisdom
Topic: Recent thoughts on Job...
Replies: 30
Views: 5121

Re: Recent thoughts on Job...

What do you think it meant that God put thorns and thistles in our life It doesn't actually say that God put thorns and thistles in our lives. It says that 'because of you' (Adam) the ground is cursed. You are automatically reading this as a specific act of God, but to me it makes more sense to rea...
by mattrose
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Poetry and Wisdom
Topic: Recent thoughts on Job...
Replies: 30
Views: 5121

Re: Recent thoughts on Job...

To your first point, if i had the power to stop the robbery and didn't i would be complicit, so God is either complicit in evil, or the allowance and also the causing of it on occasion is for a greater good IMHO. You would have the power to stop the robbery by not letting her have freedom. But once...
by mattrose
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Poetry and Wisdom
Topic: Recent thoughts on Job...
Replies: 30
Views: 5121

Re: Recent thoughts on Job...

Also I still don't know any real difference between God ALLOWING things verses CAUSING things because God has the power to intervene and apparently for the most part does not. What if you allowed your teenage daughter to go out with her friends and they chose to rob a convenience store. Would you s...
by mattrose
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Poetry and Wisdom
Topic: Recent thoughts on Job...
Replies: 30
Views: 5121

Re: Recent thoughts on Job...

Hello Steve :) I have no problem with the 'allowed' language. I just think God's allowance was built into creation... not so much on a case by case basis. I also agree with you that there are times when God intervenes to stop Satan from doing things (as with the Luke passage you mentioned). I guess ...

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