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  • Air Force Academy Student from Tennessee Is a Rhodes Scholar
    by News Feeder
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A U.S. Air Force Academy student from Tennessee has been named a Rhodes Scholar.
    The Rhodes Trust said Saturday that Jaspreet "Jesse" Singh, of Oak Ridge, is one of 32 students ...

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    11-20-2017, 06:34 AM
  • Eclipses
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    Sneak peek of latest Creation magazine. How a stunning astronomical event bears witness to the Creator.

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    11-20-2017, 06:21 AM
  • Reply to The serpent seed doctrine and other nonsense.
    in Lounge
    by ChatterBox
    I hadn't heard that one was still going, although I knew it was part of the Gnostic gospel. Given the focus on sex in secular society at the moment I'm sadly not surprised it has resurfaced.

    The Bible is quite upfront about what happened in the Garden of Eden. Given that the Bible is not known for shying away from violence or explicit male-female activities, if Eve had commited adultery it would probably be written right there on the page, just like King David's.
    11-20-2017, 05:23 AM
  • Reply to The serpent seed doctrine and other nonsense.
    in Lounge
    by Dutch
    I haven't heard of the serpent seed heresy.It is amazing the doctrines men come up with that take their minds of Christ and the truth. At the heart of all these false doctrines of course is the father of lies. Never thought I would live to see the day when vampires were so favorably regarded.
    11-20-2017, 03:24 AM
  • Reply to Some in the SBC say Calvinism is hurting the Denomination
    in Baptist
    by Dutch
    Yes Scripture is where all sound theology comes from.
    11-20-2017, 03:19 AM
  • Reply to YouTube channel suggestions.
    by Innerfire89
    I forgot to mention David Rives Ministries and Answeres in Genesis.

    And for killing boredom there's JStuStudios, two goofy college guys who go around playing pranks on people. And PupinaStewart, just a silly kid making vlogs....
    11-20-2017, 02:19 AM
  • Reply to YouTube channel suggestions.
    by William
    Not really what you asked but some Youtube subscriptions I think you'll get a kick out of.

    For entertainment and a Conservative view I subscribe to: PragerU - YouTube

    For satirical laughs: LutheranSatire - YouTube

    God bless,
    William
    11-20-2017, 12:04 AM
  • The serpent seed doctrine and other nonsense.
    in Lounge
    by Innerfire89
    Just now I learned a rather bizarre heresy called the serpent seed doctrine. So what that is, is the belief that Eve didn't sin by eating the fruit but by having sex with the serpent! So Eve gave birth to Cain whose father was the serpent, and all of Cain's descendants are biologically cursed.

    There's other false teachings I come across here and there I'm sure most of you know of already. Another is sex demons. Some Christians believe that when you sin demons attach to you and cause you to have sexual dreams or sexually assault you in your sleep. It's an old superstition from when people didn't understand what wet dreams were. People get obsessed with these superstions and have little to no focus on Christ and biblical truth. And some of the people who claim to be attacked by these demons might have actually been assaulted in their sleep, if they think it's a demon the real predator can just continue on not being suspected.
    And there's all sorts of other nonsense,...
    11-19-2017, 11:43 PM
  • Reply to Does the Doctrine of the Trinity Matter?
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    by Andrew Banks
    Mary was full of the holy spirit (God) and gave birth to a fleshy man both man and devine 100% God in the suit of our flesh, he set his examples and died giving up the Holy spirit to us and when we die for him we receive that spirit to become sons of God, he was transformed into a new body and ascended back into heaven and we shall too. He had to become man, poor and limited not to use his powers to impress and live but to live as us and teach and spread his gifts of healings and give all that he could give to do thy will and die till he had nothing more to give. It is simply Jesus you call on as stated many many times in the NT to get to the Father (God) through the Holy Spirit as man, we can ALL do thia now it is the gift and the promise. Not to be in league with vain works and traditions and allowance of sin you defend by calling it works (to not sin) see the truth and repent and sin no more. God is one who became flesh and died for you to see his truth, dont believe that you can confess...
    11-19-2017, 09:16 PM
  • Reply to Navy Recruits Will Soon Have to Prove They Can Run Before Boot Camp
    by Sue D.
    On the news yesterday or so -- the comment was made that requirements are being reconsidered for new recruits. Those who'd been previously rejected because of mental health issues earlier in life -- if they were Now in better mental health, then they could be accepted.

    How many people are using recreational marijuana which would Probably influence whether they really cared What they did or saw happening around them.

    I've heard that boot camp has a way of resolving the 'fat and unfit' condition of recruits.

    Our military Is in sad shape --- but , then again, those who are unemployed Might find the armed forces a viable prospect for employment. A roof over their head and 3 meals a day.

    Yes, all of it IS a terrible shame....
    11-19-2017, 07:57 PM

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  • Is the Word of God flawed?
    by Terry jones
    Many christians believe that all translations of the Bible contain errors. If ALL translations of the Bible contain errors where is the truth?
    03-29-2017, 09:44 AM
  • Which god is the true one and how can we tell?
    by Onliner
    This is one of the most raised questions by our atheist brothers. Most of them, basing on this, seem to have resolved to become non-believers after being unable to get the appropriate answer.

    Honestly, I think about this every other day-how do we really know that indeed the God we believe in we as Christians is the one to be worshiped ? Why not the god in the Muslim context or any other world religions?...
    03-06-2017, 08:52 PM
  • Faith alone?
    by faither
    Faith alone ? This is a phrase i"ve heard often , but i'm not sure i understand what it means. I want to start a discussion about Faith , and the Salvation process. But before i do , could someone who knows about "Faith alone" , tell me what it means?
    04-01-2017, 07:50 AM
  • The incontestable miracle at Fatima
    by Eddie
    Just curious what people's thoughts are on the miracle at Fatima in 1917? A quick summary of the facts:
    • 3 young children claimed a "lady from heaven" appeared out of nowhere in a remote field in Portugal where they were watching their animals, and the lady gave them a Catholic related message to relay to the people where they lived. This lady also told the children to meet her in this same location on the 13th of the month for the next 5 months at the same time where she would tell them more. Of course no one believed the children when they returned home with this news, and it caused a massive stir in their town.
    • The 3 children returned the following month, and many curious people came along with them. The children again claimed to see and speak with this "lady from heaven", but other bystanders could not see her. Since no one would believe the children, the lady told the children in July that she would perform a miracle on her last visit (Oct 13, 1917) so as "to
    ...
    08-19-2017, 12:18 PM
  • What happens when the believer dies?
    by AndThisGospel
    On another thread I asked the following question: "Why were those from Adam to Moses dying? Were they dying because the law condemned them to death? No, the law had yet to been posted by God on Mount Sinai. Therefore "sin is not imputed when there is no law" (Rom 5:13). Then why were they dying?

    Answer: Because all men share Adam's fallen life indwelt with sin and therefore stand disqualified for heaven and eternal life.

    This leads to another question: If there's nothing good in our flesh then why do some Christians teach that something goes to heaven upon the death of the believer?

    Let's look at Acts 2:29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. ...34 For David did not ascend into the heavens.

    David was a man of God. He was a believer, yet we clearly see from Scripture that he did not enter heaven upon his death. Why?...
    03-14-2017, 04:47 PM
  • "Do you believe science or God?"
    by River Jordan
    When I discuss evolution with some fellow Christians, I often get in response "You either believe in science or God".

    In my experiences serving as youth leader at our church, I can't tell you how many times I've seen middle schoolers, teenagers, and young Christians struggle with this issue. Interestingly, it's almost exclusively the ones from conservative households that have the most problems. They've been raised and taught in a "you have to pick one or the other" environment. And most often they've also been fed creationist talking points like "there are no transitional fossils", "evolution is never observed", "mutations can't add information", and the like, but when they start taking biology courses they quickly find out that those talking points simply aren't true....transitional fossils exist by the thousands, we see populations evolve all the time, mutations adding information is as common as rain, and so on. So now...
    07-26-2017, 02:34 PM
  • Prayer Requests for TonyT
    by TonyT
    I am really stressed out and worried that I will say mean and evil things about people who are overweight (I am obese myself) and about people who are not Jewish. Please pray against that ever happening. I know that I can trust in God so that it wont ever happen, but I need support too. Thank You and God Bless.
    08-17-2017, 02:04 AM
  • Why do protestants have a beef with Mary?
    by Truthseeker
    I never really understood protestants hostility towards Marian doctrines. There is not a single Marian doctrine that does not center and hinge on Jesus Himself. They are all Christocentric. To downplay her role and status is a direct effrontery to Jesus Himself. I don't go to Mary unless it was Jesus whom I was trying to get to ultimately. She is as much of a help, as Abraham helped, Noah, Moses, the prophets were in bringing souls back to God. Mary does not save souls, God does but God has deigned to make Mary someone whom we can come to for help. The power with which she can intercede for us comes from Christ Himself. She does nothing on her own. Her own sinless life has given her the privilege to be very close to God. Our veneration and prayers do not amount to deifying her.

    If Jesus was whom all we ever needed then why did God use so many outstanding people in salvation history to get his message across? Why do through the incarnation? Why bother using Mary's body and...
    12-10-2016, 02:41 PM
  • Why do most modern Christians only follow 9 of the 10 commandments? [Sabbath Day]
    by Trist
    I was told that I was required to work today and I called in and said that I would not work because I guard the 10 commandments. I live in an "at will" state and have a high probability of being fired for doing this, but I believe that I have done the right thing at this time. If I have not done the right thing, why is this so and where can it be found in scripture? My interpretation of what Jesus spoke against was not the law of Moses, but against the ridiculous additions that were made to it by the scribes and Pharisees. I also know that the Sabbath day (or seventh day) was created before the law of Moses.

    The Sabbath day appears to be a gift from the most high to mankind for rest and for learning about God (Jesus taught in the tabernacle on the Sabbath day routinely, and this is why I want to learn about the Sabbath day now), and it feels wrong to deny a gift from God.
    07-08-2017, 11:41 AM
  • Breaking the shackles of evolutionary propaganda
    by News Feeder
    From the dying embers of faith, via atheism and evolutionary compromise, to a rock solid confidence in biblical creation and Scripture-one man's fascinating journey.

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    08-16-2017, 09:54 PM

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