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by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: John 10:33 ± John 5:18= Titus 2:13?
Replies: 62
Views: 6411

Re: John 10:33 ± John 5:18= Titus 2:13?

Apollos,

I have heard you.


Josh
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: John 10:33 ± John 5:18= Titus 2:13?
Replies: 62
Views: 6411

Re: John 10:33 ± John 5:18= Titus 2:13?

GWiT Also, I'm glad you took up the "Titus challenge" as it were. I wasn't sure if anyone had read it through with those points in mind that I made some time ago. Those who pick apart the language of each verse and argue punctuation and word order miss the big picture IMO. I don't claim any individ...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: John 10:33 ± John 5:18= Titus 2:13?
Replies: 62
Views: 6411

Re: John 10:33 ± John 5:18= Titus 2:13?

Did the Pharisees believe that Jesus claiming to be the Son of God meant that he was also claiming to be God? Was this a question of Divinity? In two seperate instances in John the religious leaders accused Jesus of 1) making himself equal to God 2) claiming to be God. They asked Jesus was he The S...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2
Replies: 58
Views: 6317

Re: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2

Hi Alex, I do not think you're trying to divide. In the early church, when John wrote, there were Christians who did not believe Jesus came in the flesh, a gnostic belief. Today if there are still such Christians they are hidden away in some closet or do not exist. Therefore for all practical purpo...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2
Replies: 58
Views: 6317

Re: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2

Apollos, If you are not sitting down I suggest that you do. 1Co 1:12 Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ." 1Co 1:13 Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name ...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2
Replies: 58
Views: 6317

Re: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2

Yes, I have "lines in the sand" but only where Christ drew them. Would I fellowship with someone like say Bart Ehrman who was a Christian and now a famous agnostic who believes Jesus existed but was not the Son of God or a former Christian who today believes the story of Jesus is a myth? Yes, I wou...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Were Humans Destined to Fail?
Replies: 42
Views: 6321

Re: Were Humans Destined to Fail?

From the WT today: "The founding of the world.” This clear connection of ko′smos with the world of mankind also aids one in understanding what is meant by “the founding of the world,” as referred to in a number of texts. These texts speak of certain things as taking place ‘from the founding of the ...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2
Replies: 58
Views: 6317

Re: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2

The text does not give clear and obvious support for branding Hi Josh This is what I don't understand. It seems to me that the text is very much about branding. The question is only who fits the bill? As far as my following through on my conscience I must point out that as far as I'm aware there is...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2
Replies: 58
Views: 6317

Re: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2

Josh You are completely missing my intermediate question. You are only willing to insist on your absolute interpretation of what God meant, not what the implication would be if we were to allow for an open Christian examination as to what the text really says. Your conclusion is based on a closed p...
by Daytona
6 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2
Replies: 58
Views: 6317

Re: Anti Christ and 1 John 4:2

Hi Josh Thanks, this is much clearer now. And I can see why you asked the question on the previous comment also. So my only question to you that you haven't answered is that if you were wrong about what John was thinking (and more importantly what the author - God - intended) regarding what is and ...