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by mattrose
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Christian Evidences & Challenges
Topic: Where Does it Fit?, or Was there Pottery on the Ark?
Replies: 14
Views: 5752

Re: Where Does it Fit?, or Was there Pottery on the Ark?

I don't have time to read it right now, but a quick search found that Answers in Genesis has published an article about that particular site https://answersingenesis.org/archaeolog ... cient-man/
by mattrose
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Does "Holy" Mean "Set Apart"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3733

Re: Does "Holy" Mean "Set Apart"?

I have noticed the same thing. Interestingly, I was just reading a book by Scot McKnight and he also made the argument that holy has more to do with devotion than separation. If 'theology' books are part of the problem here, perhaps 'theology' is also part of the solution. After all, how could 'holy...
by mattrose
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Ecclesiology
Topic: Answering a correspondent about full-preterism
Replies: 7
Views: 6653

Re: Answering a correspondent about full-preterism

Quote from the email you received... "I live in New England and it has divided so many people in the body of Christ" This is the line that struck me. I've been pastoring in NY State, now, for 15+ years and I can honestly say I've NEVER come across full preterism other than on the internet. Of course...
by mattrose
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Eschatology
Topic: My Uncle's Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

Re: My Uncle's Question

It seems that every time I mention that the resurrection is necessary, someone concludes that I believe in "soul sleep." How can I believe in soul sleep if I don't believe in souls? ψθχη is translated as "soul" in some versions. But how could the rich man have been talking to his soul? Were there t...
by mattrose
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Eschatology
Topic: My Uncle's Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

Re: My Uncle's Question

Yes, I considered mention that some Christians believe in 'soul sleep' or some variation... but I don't personally hold that view and didn't want to muddy the waters more than I already had :)
by mattrose
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Eschatology
Topic: My Uncle's Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

My Uncle's Question

One of my uncles sent me this question via email and I thought I'd share it and my reply ................................. Dear Matthew, A couple of recent funerals have got me to thinking about things of a religious nature, and I am asking for your thoughts here. I understand that when our souls go...
by mattrose
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Pentateuch
Topic: Was Joseph a Calvinist?
Replies: 28
Views: 6659

Re: Was Joseph a Calvinist?

God must have prevented the brothers from killing Joseph... I still see Gen 45:5 expressing a hard truth in what God determined for Joseph, but without micro-managing every iota of circumstances to place him in Egypt. God can do this with the highest regard to flexibility among free-will agents. Bl...
by mattrose
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Pentateuch
Topic: Was Joseph a Calvinist?
Replies: 28
Views: 6659

Re: Was Joseph a Calvinist?

Ok my friend, I apologize for my muddled response and will try to find common ground in your understanding of the text Thank you for continuing in dialogue :) Let me unpack this by stating: a) God can prevent evil, allow evil, or be the causing agent of calamity/harm (Isa. 45:7) b) God allowed the ...
by mattrose
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Pentateuch
Topic: Was Joseph a Calvinist?
Replies: 28
Views: 6659

Re: Was Joseph a Calvinist?

Hi Matt, I didn’t say the brothers had no alternatives, I said their ultimate response was God ordained, that's if you take Joseph’s words at face-value in Gen 45 & 50 . But don’t you know your argument contends that Joseph made fallacious statements against God? So to disprove a Calvinistic procli...
by mattrose
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: The Pentateuch
Topic: Was Joseph a Calvinist?
Replies: 28
Views: 6659

Re: Was Joseph a Calvinist?

My postings are always my speculative opinion. I argue for my views not because they are facts, but because I believe them. My point is that the opinion I am presenting is an alternative (non-calvinistic) way of reading the Joseph story AND that it actually takes the context of the story more seriou...

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