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by Homer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 50
Views: 5807

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, You wrote: And, as Paul teaches in 1 Cor. 11:23-29, it is only the consumption of Christ's Body and Blood by Faith that is life-giving (while the Body of Christ is still present in the Sacrament, regardless of whether or not one "discerns the Body of the Lord",as Paul says, it is only r...
by Homer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 50
Views: 5807

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, I took some time while you were gone to do a more in depth study of John 6. You appear to take John 6:53-54 in a literal manner, the basis of the doctrine of transubstantiation. Considering these verses: John 6:53-54 (NASB) 53. So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ...
by Homer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: The Holy Spirit - a person??
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: The Holy Spirit - a person??

BrotherAlan, I might add, to what you said, that Matthew's recounting of Jesus' words regarding making disciples "baptizing them into (Greek eis , not en ) the name" can be understood as being baptized into the "person" of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as the scriptures elsewhere speak of being ...
by Homer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

Hi Paidion, You wrote: I also think I gave another solution, the one I believe to be correct. God created man with free will. God always allows man always to exercise his free will, for He wants all people to freely choose to have a relationship with Him and to obey Him. If God forcibly overrules so...
by Homer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

BrotherAlan, To me it does not make sense in all cases. For example, Paidion brought up the case of a little girl being raped and murdered. This is very real to my wife and I. Long before we knew each other we lived in a small town in California. A little girl, walking to her school bus on a country...
by Homer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Theology "From the Top"!
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Theology "From the Top"!

BrotherAlan, You wrote: Augustine’s answer to this claim—which, I think, is the only possible one—is that God IS all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful, but, though He has all these attributes, He allows evil (including moral evil) to occur in order to bring about a greater good. I think Augustine'...
by Homer
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Enemy Love in Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Enemy Love in Practice

Paidion,

Printed your story and took to Church today to be read to the class we attend on Hebrews. Very important to be not just a hearer but a doer!
by Homer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Enemy Love in Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Enemy Love in Practice

Hi Paidion,

Thanks for the great story!
by Homer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Essays and Writings
Topic: 1 Timothy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:33-40 revisited
Replies: 59
Views: 19731

Re: 1 Timothy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:33-40 revisited

3Resurrections: You wrote: No argument whatsoever with the scriptural requirement for an elder ("presbuterO" individual who was a male-gendered overseer or deacon) being the husband of one wife. Polygamy for male elders was strictly forbidden in the ministry of the early church. But apparently this ...
by Homer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Essays and Writings
Topic: 1 Timothy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:33-40 revisited
Replies: 59
Views: 19731

Re: 1 Timothy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:33-40 revisited

Seems to me a wearying discussion about a subject of little to no relevance for us. The Apostles (capital "A") were commissioned directly by Jesus and had seen the Lord. The Twelve for the twelve tribes of Israel and then Paul specifically for the Gentiles. Others were sent as evangelists, etc., (ap...

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