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by Homer
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Prayer, Praise & Testimonies
Topic: Prayer and Miracles
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Prayer and Miracles

I had no interest in a debate re cessationist vs continuationist(?) positions. But I do think this article touches on the hiddenness of God and should perhaps have been posted on that thread. One thing that irks me is Christian blather about miracles. You would think they are routine, expected happe...
by Homer
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Prayer, Praise & Testimonies
Topic: Prayer and Miracles
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Prayer and Miracles

So if a person is diagnosed with cancer, they are prayed for, and the cancer disappears, we can not be sure it is a miracle:

[Some cancers may go away]

No problem to me - all healing is from God!
by Homer
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: The Future: Open or Closed?
Replies: 11
Views: 3030

Re: The Future: Open or Closed?

Heard this explanation many years ago: E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898. Cock-crow. The Hebrews divided the night into four watches: 1, The “beginning of the watches” or “even” (Lam. ii. 19); 2, “The middle watch” or “midnight” (Judg. vii. 19); 3, “The cock-crowing;” ...
by Homer
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: General Bible Discussion
Topic: LimitedNegatives?
Replies: 90
Views: 33827

Re: LimitedNegatives?

Paidion, You wrote: Why then later on, did He give the Israelites specific instructions about sacrificing? I think it was by way of concession. Other nations offered appeasing sacrifices to THEIR gods so that their gods would not harm them. So the Israelites wished to do the same. So God allowed it ...
by Homer
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: General Bible Discussion
Topic: LimitedNegatives?
Replies: 90
Views: 33827

Re: LimitedNegatives?

Perhaps there is a better explanation for this. Last night I browsed through Alexander Campbell's book "Christianity Restored", in particular the 85 pages devoted to principles of interpretation where he goes into great detail on various figures of speech. For example, he divides metonomy into four ...
by Homer
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Getting Burned out on Theology?
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: Getting Burned out on Theology?

Jason,

Jesus had some pretty firm positions and He wasn't much fun to be around for some folks either. Maybe you are too hard on yourself.
by Homer
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: General Bible Discussion
Topic: LimitedNegatives?
Replies: 90
Views: 33827

Re: LimitedNegatives?

Perhaps the term should actually be "limited negation". See here: http://www.semioticon.com/seo/N/negation.html Note: There is a "long" version of the article you can click on. Here is a comment from the conclusion: It seems simple to 'just say no', but negation is in fact astonishingly complicated....
by Homer
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting Burned out on Theology?
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: Getting Burned out on Theology?

Jason, Your comments regarding getting burned out on theology immediately brought to mind David Bercot's statement in the preface to his A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs . Bercot writes: The early church concentrated chiefly on the nature of Christian living because the essential core of Chri...
by Homer
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: The Hiddeness Of God
Replies: 48
Views: 7206

Re: The Hiddeness Of God

Jim, The same question would apply to numerous things. Why doesn't God make old people young again in answer to prayer? I'm 68. It would be nice to be 21 again (well, maybe not). I think his whole argument rests on a false understanding regarding prayer. As C. S. Lewis said, prayer is not weak, but ...

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