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  1. Fastfredy0

    Does God care more about men then women?

    So either you: 1) believe Christ is not equal to God or 2) you believe Christ was not submissive to God or 3) you rescind your statement
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    Does God care more about men then women?

    Well, it is debatable as to whether we have 'free will' or not. You may be wrong. This being a 'reformed' site I would venture to say that the majority on this site disagree with you; though that doesn't prove you wrong. But, to placate your need to have God treat the group of people with uterus' the same as those without ... perhaps it is a "different but equal" scenario. As Christ is one with God and has the same nature, yet Christ was submissive to God the Father. So maybe women are the same to God as men and God has given them a different role. ... or perhaps God does favor men over women (sorry, not politically correct to say this). He favored the Jews over the Gentiles in the Old Testament (Amos 3:2), he favored Jacob over Esau (Romans 9:13) ... so He does have favorites. So what? Maybe He favors those with "blue" eyes; so what? Bottom Line: I personally don't care if God favors men over women of vise versa. He is sovereign and if that is his decision it must be the best one. I think the issue is that the "clay" (you) wants to determine what the "potter" (God) should do (Romans 9:21) and because you have a uterus you want your 'team' to be at a minimum equal to team 'testosterone' per you definition of 'fairness'. Aside: I don't believe fairness ( the impartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination) is an attribute of God.
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    Does God care more about men then women?

    Satirical Aside: Oh, I have to get that Bible commentary for the Mrs. assuming she will let me buy it.
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    Does God care more about men then women?

    Here you go. Assuming there is a correlation between the "elect" and the statistics above one could conclude that God loves women more than men for he has chosen more women to be his adopted heirs than men. This is a lot better deal than being preferred as preachers or any other subjective earthly benefit you can think of. Aside: if He chooses 90% women, so be it ... I am just glad he chose me (I am not on "TEAM MEN" or "TEAM WOMEN") *giggles*
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    Well, I agree that the Bible is our infallible source of information. You infer that the bible defines poverty differently than I have. So, I am all ears, state the Bible's definition. Aside: My definition I found online. I am open to other definitions. Your OP is arbitrary if you don't have a definition.
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    Poverty defined to bring clarity: Condition where people's basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter are not being met. Poverty is generally of two types: (1) Absolute poverty is synonymous with destitution and occurs when people cannot obtain adequate resources (measured in terms of calories or nutrition) to support a minimum level of physical health. Absolute poverty means about the same everywhere, and can be eradicated as demonstrated by some countries. (2) Relative poverty occurs when people do not enjoy a certain minimum level of living standards as determined by a government (and enjoyed by the bulk of the population) that vary from country to country, sometimes within the same country. So, by this definition of poverty some countries have eliminated 'absolute poverty'. 'Relative poverty' is a subjective term defined by the government. The U.S. for example can and has increased (or decreased) the number of poor by changing the definition (standard) by which 'poor' is quantified. (Theoretical Example: If you don't have internet and a 50+ inch flat screen TV you are poor) (Aside: I have a 60 inch so I may be considered rich *snickers*) So if you want to eliminate 'relative poverty' just lower the standard.
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    Hmmm ... if I had to guess at what was to be done to establish an "ideal government" (the definition of which has not been stated) from the Old Testament it would be: Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom...” Of priests, (of God or of Jehovah) and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” Obey God = Constitution of Ideal Government
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    So, if I don't agree/question your proposal then that proves I believe no proposal is possible. Your logic escapes me. Example: Joe says "A" is true. I say "A" is not true therefore there are no other possibilities like "B", "C" or "D". How one comes to that conclusion eludes me.
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    You should not question this. God is sovereign. The incumbent president is Xi Jinping, who is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, making him China's paramount leader. ..... source is Wikipedia As RB pointed out, your Matt 26:11 is out of context so your entire thesis is nullified. ANother commenter (Tom Constable) puts it this way: " “The disciples’ concern for the poor is by no means incorrect. In this one instance, however, the timing was wrong.” “Implicitly, the distinction Jesus makes is a high christological claim, for it not only shows that he foresees his impending departure but also that he himself, who is truly ‘gentle and humble in heart’ (11:29), deserves this lavish outpouring of love and expense. “Jesus is the poor, righteous Sufferer par excellence; and the opportunity to help him in any way will soon be gone forever" Again I state, that to DIRECTLY correlate "the poor will always be with you" to a form of government is a gross simplification. It does not account for God's sovereignty, natural resources, war, pestilence, man's evil nature and on and on.
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    Well, if you insist on that definition then communism is REDUCING POVERTY then the system can be successful. China, under communist rule, is now the 2nd (almost 1st) largest economy in the world and the US democracy owes them nearly one trillion dollars . Thus, if you measurement of a successful system is economics then communism in the Chinese form is a resounding success. Aside: To DIRECTLY correlate "the poor will always be with you" to a form of government is a gross simplification. It does not account for God's sovereignty, natural resources, war, pestilence, man's evil nature and on and on.
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    Bible says communism will ultimately fail

    " According to communist writers and thinkers, the goal of communism is to create a stateless, classless society. Communist thinkers believe this can happen if the people take away the power of the bourgeoisie (the ruling class, who own the means of production) and establish worker control of the means of production. " Therefore, your assertion is irrelevant because the goal of communism does not include the elimination of the poor. Aside: I am not a proponent of communism Satirical Aside: Perhaps communism should be deemed a success as it is a system that ensures that the poor will always be with us.
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    why Faith in salvation?

    Why Faith is so essential in salvation? Short answer ... God is free to operate in any fashion He wishes. (Psalm 115:3 Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he please) ... who knows the mind of God? Longer Answer (IMO) 1 Cor. 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God. 19 For it is written and forever remains written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise [the philosophy of the philosophers], And the cleverness of the clever [who do not know Me] I will nullify.” 20 Where is the wise man (philosopher)? Where is the scribe (scholar)? Where is the debater (logician, orator) of this age? Has God not exposed the foolishness of this world’s wisdom? 21 For since the world through all its [earthly] wisdom failed to recognize God, God in His wisdom was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached [regarding salvation] to save those who believe [in Christ and welcome Him as Savior]. 22 For Jews demand signs (attesting miracles), and Greeks pursue [worldly] wisdom and philosophy, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, [a message which is] to Jews a stumbling block [that provokes their opposition], and to Gentiles foolishness [just utter nonsense], 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 [This is] because the foolishness of God [is not foolishness at all and] is wiser than men [far beyond human comprehension], and the weakness of God is stronger than men [far beyond the limits of human effort]. _________________________ Is there no way for salvation except through FAITH in Jesus Christ? According to protestants, the only other way is if person has not reached the age of accountability (babies, mentally disabled). These people are saved. This is not agreed to by all protestants. The biblical support is tenuous.
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    How can the trinity be one God?

    For simple people like me ... God is: 1 WHAT & 3 WHOs
  14. Oh I don't know, Rev 7:9 springs to mind, and that's about as diverse a crowd as you can get Were they diverse? They were all of one belief. All forgiven. No, I don't see diversity in this illustration; I see commonality. Granted, they were selected from a diverse group; selected to be changed to a non-diverse group. (Going to have to define 'diverse' soon lest we digress)
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    The fear of God

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