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by Homer
Tue May 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: What it Means to Believe in Christ
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

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: 7920

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: 7920

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: 1728

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: 1728

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

How do you delete a post?
by Homer
Fri May 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: Presto Chango!
Replies: 50
Views: 7920

Re: Presto Chango!

BrotherAlan, You wrote: The word “transubstantiation” simply means a “change in substance”. In Christian theology, it refers to Christ, at the Last Supper, changing the substance of bread and wine (i.e., that which makes bread and wine to be bread and wine) into the substance of His Body and Blood, ...
by Homer
Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Roman Catholicism
Topic: How could "sola scripture" be correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: How could "sola scripture" be correct?

BrotherAlan,

The scriptures are truth. Truth does not change but your Roman traditions have changed many times. How can they be truth?
by Homer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus became a life giving spirit?
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Jesus became a life giving spirit?

was there a time when he was not such a spirit? It would seem to me that the likely occasion of His becoming such was at his resurrection/ascension. There is much to ponder in chapter 15; in Godet's commentary on 1 Corinthians he devotes over 125 pages to this chapter alone! Interestingly, Godet po...
by Homer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Our “spirits”?
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Our “spirits”?

Hi Paidion, Paul had much to say, particularly in Romans, about the battle between the flesh and our spirit, even to the point of despair over an inability to do what he ought. The animals go by the flesh; the difference between us and animals would seem to be the spirit we have in the image of God....
by Homer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Soteriology
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: Soteriology

Hi Paidion, I have no quibble with your last post, in fact I agree with it. But I do disagree that you have defined the extent of the benefits of Christ's atonement. I believe Jesus' death and resurrection had far greater effect, namely He suffered and died for the sins of all who ever lived. The sc...

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