reply to post by donwhite
Hi Again donwhite!
I was reflecting on what you wrote in your post. Have you considered the following thoughts ?
"1) Assuming a cubit to be 18 inches (it could have been as short as 6 inches), it is painfully obvious to marine architects that no structure that
large and made of wood without iron nails could FLOAT in anything more tempestuous than a bathtub! The slightest wave action would cause the vessel to
break in half. ......."
What about the fact that God was with Noah, and I bet that by the Power of God he could even make the New York Stock Exchange float on the roughest
oceans and over the seven seas. Remember - Jesus walked on water. Is the God you believe so feeble he couldn't keep Noah's Ark afloat ?
"2) This is closely akin to the “once saved, always saved” bunkum now so popular. You are FREED of any social responsibility. Jesus did it for
you! GOD made the world, That is a very selfish religion."
I like this quote from Oscar Wilde - "I am not young enough to know everything." I can't tell you if someone can loose their salvation, and I have
no plans in going to try it out for myself. I don't understand how, me having faith in the promises revealed in the Word of God (Bible), and that
Jesus Christ had died to open up the way to atone for our sins and restore our relationship with God, in revealing a new righteousness available, that
provide through faith in the blood of Jesus which washes away all sins and one can stand within the body of Christ, in all righteousness, not because
anyone did anything to earn it, but by the grace of God. How does that mean I am evading my social responsibility. Do you know that the Bible
commands us to love our neighbour as ourself. Real born-again Christians, are not tied down by fear, hate, envy, greed, etc, they want to spread the
good news, your salvation is just as important to a born again Christian as their own. Don't get confused by the mainstream Religions who have a
different Gospel, and say everyone gets to heaven. most of what mainstream religion says is just the ideas of Guru's, not coming out of the Bible.
Where is the selfishness with God's FREE GIFT of eternal salvation available to ALL ? I don't Get it ??
"Or, some may argue it is akin to the Presbyterian’s pre-destination. That its, you are selected from the foundations of the Universe to end in
Heaven or to end in Hell. .... it’s all a divine fiat accompli! A general cop-out! "
I don't know what they base themselves on - but usually when you think up a name for yourself, it's because you have beliefs that have gone off at a
tangent from the basis of the faith, grown away from the Bible, with some guy's interpretation, or new revelation supposedly from God. People have
free-will and are not programmed robots, so how can someone be destined for hell ? Sure they are free to choose that path like the Satan worshippers
do. But that only proves the argument for free will. Otherwise why create people that end up with your enemy?
"Well, we already knew Jews did not like pigs.....Pigs will eat their own excrement. ......... ...... I suppose the best lesson is that some - not
all - parents are forgiving. You don’t suppose the son will revert to his former slovenly and indolent habits do you? As so many do in our time. A
nice moral tale but hardly earth-shaking wisdom"
Where did Jesus say he doesn't like pigs ? You are comparing God to how people act. Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of
man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
I don't believe the Son will return back to his ways, he's had a change of heart.
"Being the generous person I am, I'd give the author of this anecdote a C-."
Thanks again for sitting in Judgement, are you a Professor or a Judge? which institution gave you the post?
[edit on 20-2-2009 by blj_777]