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by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Grace, Faith, and Good Works.
Replies: 148
Views: 17676

Re: Grace, Faith, and Good Works.

No one, regardless of their good intentions and upstanding morals, will not enter Heaven unless they go by way of the cross of Christ. Salvation is by God's grace alone through faith alone. These passages are telling you that you need works as well as faith. Source: You should know this; Matthew 5:...
by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Shroud of Turin.
Replies: 77
Views: 9252

Re: Shroud of Turin.

Now let us know how you explain away these discrepancies; 1. The figure on the cloth is not anatomically consistent. The back image shows a full bloody footprint, which requires the knee to be bent. The front image shows the leg straight. The legs are also disproportionately long. 2. The hair and b...
by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Objective Evidence.
Replies: 111
Views: 9331

Re: Objective Evidence.

The reason I used those two examples was because of their status as either theoretical and abstract or undiscovered for many years. Your analogy doesn't work as they can be meaningfully defined, unlike your gods. What is your definition for your specific gods? Oh yeah, and some objective proof of t...
by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: What’s the point?
Replies: 90
Views: 10429

Re: What’s the point?

Do you think your consistently silent god has total control over your destiny? No control? Any control? How do you know He's consistently silent? And, are you asking if I think He chooses for me where I spend eternity after physical death? He's consistently silent to me, I've got no idea if he spea...
by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: What’s the point?
Replies: 90
Views: 10429

Re: What’s the point?

I dunno, why not ask God and get back to me? He answers your questions doesn't he? Do you think your god has no control over your destiny? You dunno? Well, then you should refrain from "If God existed He shoulda done this n that..." if you don't have your ideas fully figured out. I dunno how you ca...
by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Shroud of Turin.
Replies: 77
Views: 9252

Re: Shroud of Turin.

How did that go for you? Going fine, thank you. Cool. Now let us know how you explain away these discrepancies; 1. The figure on the cloth is not anatomically consistent. The back image shows a full bloody footprint, which requires the knee to be bent. The front image shows the leg straight. The le...
by SEG
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Objective Evidence.
Replies: 111
Views: 9331

Re: Objective Evidence.

What are gods? If you can't reasonably define them, they can't reasonably exist. It can't get any simpler than that. I used the field of Quantum Physics as an example precisely because it's difficult to understand, even for top scientists within that field. There's a reason why researchers spend th...
by SEG
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Is God responsible for everything that happens in the world?
Replies: 17
Views: 1841

Is God responsible for everything that happens in the world?

If you ask a Christian who is responsible for creating the universe, they will of course say God. They will readily say that he is responsible for creating us and all beautiful things in the world. Their answers will change for these things though; 1. Is God responsible for evil? 2. Is God responsib...
by SEG
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: What’s the point?
Replies: 90
Views: 10429

Re: What’s the point?

If god has a plan and we have free will, that means we can thwart his plan; if, no matter what we do, his plan comes to fruition as he has foreseen it, then what exactly is our "free will"? Theists seem to think that because there's more than one way to run the Rat's Maze, even though all choices l...
by SEG
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: What’s the point?
Replies: 90
Views: 10429

Re: What’s the point?

So, how do you know The Lord would force all human beings to live in perfect bliss and not misery? He didn't create humans with no free will, so he ensured their misery to his own ends. You said if humanity did not have free will God would force them to live a life of bliss. That's twice that you h...