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by Homer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Trinities podcast
Replies: 33
Views: 1580

Re: Trinities podcast

Hi Paidion, How is it any harder to think of an infinite past than it is to think of an infinite future? Seems to me if there is no infinite past that God had a beginning. If we say time began when Jesus was begotten we would have to say God existed prior to, as you say, His first act of begetting J...
by Homer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Trinities podcast
Replies: 33
Views: 1580

Re: Trinities podcast

Hi Paidion, You wrote: I am not sure what you mean about the Son being "eternal." Do you believe that time extends infinitely into the past? If so, what was God doing during all that infinite time? Just sitting there doing nothing? Do you believe that God did not exist infinitely into the past, i.e....
by Homer
Wed May 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 50
Views: 5790

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, Your contention that Jesus' body becomes the substance of the bread at some point in the Eucharist is a very puzzling thing to me. I think we likely have a very different understanding of what "substance" means. I suspect you are relying on the Latin root of the word rather than our Eng...
by Homer
Sun May 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ethics
Topic: Do We Know Better Than Jesus?
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Do We Know Better Than Jesus?

Hi Paidion,

Thanks for the clarification. It appears I misunderstood your post, my apologies. I should have known because it sounded so unlike you!
by Homer
Sun May 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Ethics
Topic: Do We Know Better Than Jesus?
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Do We Know Better Than Jesus?

Hi Paidion, Regarding Darrell's post you commented: The supposed implication to the above questions is that they are proof that in is UNNECESSARY or even MORALLY WRONG to carry out the commandments of Christ, though the framer of the questions is not bold enough to say so. I hope you will rethink yo...
by Homer
Tue May 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: What it Means to Believe in Christ
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: What it Means to Believe in Christ

Hi Paidion,

I was recently reading the Roman Catholic view of justification/sanctification and was struck by the similarity of your view and theirs.
Were you aware of this?
by Homer
Tue May 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 50
Views: 5790

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, I do not have the ambition for long posts, being slow at the keyboard. I will try to make replies to what you wrote as I can. I am sure you are comforted and blessed by the experience you described but this is no more proof than the burning in the bosom claimed as proof by the Mormons. ...
by Homer
Mon May 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 50
Views: 5790

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, I find your (Catholic) belief about the eucharist very puzzling. The very word eucharist has its roots in the Greek word for "thanksgiving". When I read the scriptures it seems simple enough that the ritual is a thankful remembrance of what Christ has done for us. But you take a literal...
by Homer
Sat May 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

Hi Paidon, Whether there are errors in the scriptures is of no concern regarding the point I was making. The point is that the scriptures and Catholic tradition are different categories. The scriptures do not change but the Catholics change their tradition. For example, time once was when papal infa...
by Homer
Sat May 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

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