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by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Fair enough if you do not believe.  So then why do you care what I believe, or what manner of Scripture interpretation I use? Yes, fair enough. I'll stop posting in this forum if you will. Otherwise, when I get bored and have nothing better to do I can't resist the temptation to post a response to ...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Fair enough if you do not believe.  So then why do you care what I believe, or what manner of Scripture interpretation I use? Yes, fair enough. I'll stop posting in this forum if you will. Otherwise, when I get bored and have nothing better to do I can't resist the temptation to post a response to ...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

How do the advocates of Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide square the words of the Gospel, especially when considering that with Luther's doctrine he directly contradicts Christ, as illustrated below? Do Lutherans accept the passage from James below? Did Luther think these passages were corruptions inser...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

The NT was written in large part by the apostles in order to record Jesus' teachings before those who had heard it died, written by those who heard Jesus' words directly, or "interviewed" those who had heard Him, plus the things God wanted written where the author is not known for sure (e.g. Hebrew...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

And since the NT is inspired by God, what is the issue here?  I think you already knew I didn't believe the NT is inspired by God. If I might make another observation about you it is that I think when you read the Bible you read it through an LCMS lens and don't really think for yourself about what...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

We reject the doctrine which under the name of science has gained wide popularity in the Church of our day that Holy Scripture is not in all its parts the Word of God, but in part the Word of God and in part the word of man and hence does, or at least, might contain error. We reject this erroneous ...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Maximum Bond Upside
Replies: 239
Views: 65636

Re: Maximum Bond Upside

Any thoughts? Only that I'm in no position to criticize. Many's the time I considered the same, like every time TLT breaches 130. (I'm holding bonds directly, but TLT is a convenient and simple gauge). After Craig said he'd sell at 1%, I really got the bug. FWIW. The reason I don't comment much on ...
by Fred
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

We reject the doctrine which under the name of science has gained wide popularity in the Church of our day that Holy Scripture is not in all its parts the Word of God, but in part the Word of God and in part the word of man and hence does, or at least, might contain error. We reject this erroneous ...
by Fred
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pope Francis / Catholic Church
Replies: 14
Views: 4016

Re: Pope Francis / Catholic Church

A more interesting story is why his predecessor resigned... Two of the forces at play, in my view... "At the launch of the book in Brussels this week, the cardinal said he was part of a secret club of cardinals opposed to Pope Benedict XVI." "He called it a "mafia" club that bore the name of St. Ga...
by Fred
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

1. The Bible is a book of verifiable facts. Though the events, places and people cited in the Bible represent ancient history, their existence can be confirmed to a significant degree. It is not a theological book only; nor is it merely a book of wise sayings, like many other so-called “holy” books...
by Fred
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I think a better way to say it might be that the Bible contains "some testable claims". As in "it rained for forty days and nights" - it's possible that we might be able to check this claim out in some way and find out whether or not it actually happened as claimed. But, the big stuff isn't like th...
by Fred
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 490826

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Maybe it would be of more interest to you to go back and read the Thomas Aquinas link that murphy_p_t posted.  Much heavier on logic.  Much more stuff to chew on. I'm not interested in Thomas Aquinas' arguments for the existence of God or anybody else's. If God wanted to prove that he existed, he c...