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  1. Ronald

    How do I defend Matthew 16:28?

    Immediately following this statement in all three synopitcs Jesus is transfigured. That is what He was speaking of: 2 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, { Or b my Son, my b ( or b the b ) b Beloved b } with whom I am well pleased, " 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.
  2. Look what the cat dragged in.

  3. I suppose one could always submit an article to an admin and have it discussed by the moderating staff. I doubt CTF has the member capacity for multiple articles from multiple members though. So I don't see this working here.
  4. You certainly had enough time to bump a year old thread! haha. This never happened I don't think.
  5. Ronald

    The book of John.

    Yup! You have discovered the rocket launcher to defend Christianity from heresies!
  6. A common misconception in Christianity. James 1:26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Blessings!
  7. God said let there be light on day 1, separated darkness from light and had "evening and morning, day 1" without a sun, moon, stars, rotation of the earth and nothing to judge evening and morning by, and then created the sun on day four? Also, apparently on day three God created vegetation and seed bearing plants and whatnot, went on to create mankind and said to be fruitful and multiply on day six but then apparently made Adam before any plant had yet sprung up? (Genesis 2:5) Either these are extremely strong contradictions within two chapters or they're not meant to be taken literally.
  8. Luke 18:10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” You realize you're a sinner and you are unworthy of Heaven. We are all unworthy of Heaven, so when you acknowledge such a fact it is pleasing to God. Perhaps it might help you if you continue in your realization that you're unworthy of Heaven and deserve Hell (as do the rest of us) but your Faith in Jesus Christ will still save you.
  9. Ronald

    How to Kill My Calvinism

    Are you saying God would find it more glorifying to Him if He just created us all with the intent to glorify Him from the beginning? Doesn't it bring more glory to God if we are made to choose to worship Him rather than being forced to?
  10. Ronald

    Evangelism

    I used have troubles before I made Christian friends and have been with a devout Christian girlfriend. I remember I was afraid of what people might think of me if I talked about Jesus. Now I can't help myself, I want to test other's knowledge of what they believe in. There's nothing more fun than discussing Faith with someone who knows what they're talking about, and if someone has no idea about any belief or lack of belief, then it's an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to plant a seed. God loves you very much, and He is patient with you. You shouldn't expect to be the greatest apologist or theologian right away, but if you work at it He'll guide you to bring others to His glory. God bless!
  11. Ronald

    Christian 'teen' forums.

    I find a lot of the topics seem so teenish when you get older so you visit a little less frequently. But us oldies still linger.
  12. Ronald

    Is it ok to be a liberal christian?

    Sometimes we need to render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and render to God the things that are God's. (Luke 20:25) But sometimes when it's a spiritual matter of the life of a human being, it's important for us to stand up against killing unborn children. I just like to let homosexuals know how much I love them the way Christ commands us to. If more Christians showed love to homosexuals there would be more homosexual Christians which would lead to repentance.
  13. Ronald

    Salvation of Old Testament Saints

    Hm... now this begs the question on what Jesus was really up to in the days that He was dead. When He preached to disobedient spirits in prison did He also speak to the righteous? It is possible that Jesus preached to those in Abraham's bosom presented in Luke 16? If Salvation is through Christ alone, perhaps He gave some in prison the chance to receive Salvation through Him before He ascended to Heaven. I think Luke 16 is the best example I can give of this, but despite that I believe we can have full confidence that the righteous will dwell in Heaven.
  14. Ronald

    Salvation

    Do you believe that one is "saved" the instant they accept Christ? The interesting thing about all the passages on believing in Christ is that it says that they shall be saved, or will eventually come to salvation. Therefore I believe that if one believes in Christ, he shall be saved, but if he drops that belief in Christ, he shall not be saved when the last day comes.
  15. Ronald

    how do I defend the ending to mark?

    Actually, there is a third option. I could quote Iraneus who quotes the ending of Mark as we have it now. After doing some research it was silly of me to doubt the ending of Mark. It turns out the ending of Mark has clearly existed since at least the second century. Here is Iraneus in 177ad:" Also, towards the conclusion of his Gospel, Mark says: "So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God;"There are also others who quote the end of Mark. The only problem is we don't have it in our earliest manuscripts, which is okay because it's been quoted like crazy in early centuries. God forgive my disbelief.
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