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  1. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    Yes, I made some grammar and spelling mistakes and wanted to correct them. Sorry about that, Rabbi Dak.



    Thank you! BTW, I appreciate your perspective. Since the NT Scriptures were written by...
  2. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    True, a covenant of works (i.e., Mosaic Covenant) where the onus was on the believer meriting their salvation and right standing before God by what they did.
    If...then.



    Jesus, on behalf of...
  3. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
    I have a very long response (sorry).

    [1] What verse are you using as an example, please?

    Sin was always punishable by death,...
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    Re: Are Jews Under the Mosaic Law After A.D. 70?

    You have given me much work! (^8 :craz:

    It will take time to explain my reasoning, and I will answer your other post first.
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    Re: Are Jews Under the Mosaic Law After A.D. 70?

    Thanks for answering. I understand.





    [3] That would be the Prince from the verse, and the ESV (English Standard Version) is the standard default Bible used on this site.

    [1] I base the...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    You are joking, right???

    "If [I] want to apply the term 'Human being?'" Is it human or is it something else? Is it living?

    Let's see what embryology texts say about when a human life starts (I...
  7. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    Rabbi, I broke your post up into two parts because I did not want to overwhelm you with information.



    I'm not sure who this post is directed to, Rabbi Dak, but I think it is addressed to me, so...
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    Re: Any prevalent American social issue

    Belthazor, I'm liking your arguments to date! I will keep reading.
  9. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    I would like to address your issues when time permits. I will sum up what my argument will condsist of in one statement; Does the NT teach that 1) a believer saves themself, 2) that the NT believer...
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    Are Jews Under the Mosaic Law After A.D. 70?

    Hi Rabbi Ty,

    This thread is for you.

    Can you answer my queries below:

    The problem I see with Judaism is the OT gives Daniel's people seventy sevens (heptads) to repent (Daniel 9:24-27). It...
  11. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    My understanding is that all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory (Romans 3:23) and the penalty for sin is death (Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23), but the GIFT of God is everlasting life in Christ...
  12. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    My understanding is that all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory (Romans 3:23) and the penalty for sin is death (Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23), but the GIFT of God is everlasting life in Christ...
  13. Christianity: Re: Can a true Christian believer get punished for sin?

    I appreciate this thought (underlined)! I too take a particular interest in worldviews and how they are justified by their adherents.



    The problem I see with Judaism is the OT gives Daniel's...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Yes, they are good points.

    As soon as I get some time I'll lay out the argument for God for you, and hopefully, we can debate the reasonableness of the argument.

    I'm going to address Mican...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Okay:
    1) The unborn is a human being.
    2) Human life is intrinsically valuable.
    3) It is reasonable to believe the unborn is a person.
    4) Taking the life of an innocent human being is murder, not...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Let me rephrase; two subjective moral values that oppose each other can't both logically be right. How a subjective value of right is established when no objective/ideal is known is anybodies guess....
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    I would like to discuss the abortion debate on the following issues:


    1) Is the unborn a human being?
    2) Is human life intrinsically valuable?
    3) Is the unborn being a person?
    4) Is taking...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    [1] It can! I believe I can show the reasonableness of believing in the Christian God is sound and logic. I do NOT believe that the same can be demonstrated by the atheist position in making sense of...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Okay, three points.

    Why would you believe something if it was not better to hold that view?

    Do you think your system of ethics (what you believe) is BETTER than that of Kim Jong Un's? If not...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Granted, but what makes his views any BETTER than your opinion? Is it because you don't like his views, or is there some standard of justice that is above all others that you can appeal to?

    A...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    More particularly, the term “morality” can be used either
    1. descriptively to refer to certain codes of conduct put forward by a society or a group (such as a religion), or accepted by an individual...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Your premises? Why are they true?

    How can there be such a thing as subjective morality? Surely you mean subjective preference that you happen to call "good" or "bad"?

    If a standard is...
  23. Thread: Chess

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    Re: Chess

    A long time ago. I had a rating of about 1400 thirty years ago. So, my mind would be very rusty. What is your rating?

    I transitioned to Go, but again, that was a long time ago. Have you tried...
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    Re: Our Racist National Anthem

    I'm not highly engaged in politics. I am engaged in worldview analysis, and so I approach the situation from what is behind it all.



    What is behind the actions?



    For instance: "The...
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    Re: Our Racist National Anthem

    But many people are taking it to violent extremes and those against racism are exhibiting signs of racism and bigotry. Many conservatives are labeled racist and ultra right. It wreaks of a double...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality





    How will you know you have found truth?

    May I ask if you have read the Bible and if so, did you understand what you read? Most people...
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    Eschatology

    I think you guys (the USA) should remove every statue and reference to history. That will solve the problem (Man, this is complete stupidity). Thank goodness you have someone in power who is not...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Thank you for your interesting post. I will get to answering your questions to the best of my ability in between my debate on another site. This may take a week or so. It will probably be best to...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    [1] a) The point is that my Christian worldview CAN make sense of the overall picture, your worldview can't. It does not have what is NECESSARY to do so.

    YOU can't make sense of it. I can. "In...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Where have I changed it? Belthazor was looking for truth. Truth and reason go hand in hand. Error/falsehood is improper reasoning.

    Here is the OP in context:
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