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by mattrose
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?
Replies: 74
Views: 29055

Re: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?

Of course, the main problem I have with my OWN theory is that Satan was a liar and murderer from the beginning. My theory says that he was a morally neutral tester from the beginning, but that those tests could include lies and misinformation that could result in death. I think the verse can fit. Bu...
by mattrose
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?
Replies: 74
Views: 29055

Re: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?

How would creating a being who "tested" people to see if he can get them to do evil NOT be creating a moral evil? That's not really my theory. My theory is that God created a being who tested people. Period. Testing is morally neutral. God wanted them to pass the test. The tester just gave the test...
by mattrose
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?
Replies: 74
Views: 29055

Re: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?

Paidion, While you raise legitimate points against some versions of the non-traditional view, the theory that I put forward in my last post addressed both of your concerns. Your 2 most recent concerns 1) How could a good creation include a being created as evil? 2) Why would God annihilate a being t...
by mattrose
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?
Replies: 74
Views: 29055

Re: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?

Allyn, Yours is the alternative view I am considering. Paidion, It is a personal hypothesis, though I think it is based on Scripture. The James reference is, it seems to me, a statement in the context of a fallen, flesh driven, world. The 'desire' spoken of, there, seems to be an established and fal...
by mattrose
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?
Replies: 74
Views: 29055

Is Satan's 1st Sin even Possible?

If the traditional view of Satan (a good angel gone bad) is correct, how is his fall explained? This is a question I've had since my early teenage years. I even asked it on the previous forum and Steve replied that it was a solid question to ask the traditional view camp. But I'd like to hear someon...
by mattrose
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Eschatology
Topic: Questions for Allyn about the full-preterist view
Replies: 37
Views: 3566

Re: Questions for Allyn about the full-preterist view

I had an open mind toward full-preterism, but it just doesn't measure up to the big picture. Reading NT Wright is devastating to full-preterism. The main issue is, of course, resurrection. Jesus was resurrected bodily, as a firstfruits. The word resurrection MEANS bodily. The pharisees believed in a...
by mattrose
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Picture of my children
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Picture of my children

Very cute Sean! Thanks for sharing :)
by mattrose
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: New Forum
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 22
Views: 4495

Re: New Forum

Hey Greg :)

Glad you're able to interact now!
by mattrose
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Angelology & Demonology
Topic: Angels and Demons
Replies: 15
Views: 3593

Re: Angels and Demons

I think there is a lot going on in the spiritual realm all around us. I'm actually teaching a series in my Sunday school class right now titled 'invisible insights' and it's all about the spiritual realm. To be honest, it's my first intense study of angels, satan & demons. It's been interesting. I r...

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