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Speechify 25 points ago +25 / -0

“Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.”

But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

The physical person (Jesus) is God, the Mental person (Father) is God, the spiritual (Spirit) is God.

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

Love your heart brother.

Thank you. It's my profession.

[If I'm] found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.

For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

Then those also who have fallen asleep [died] in Christ have perished.

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we [I] are of all people most to be pitied.

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Speechify 1 point ago +1 / -0

" He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. "

Col 1:15-17

"In Him all things hold together" - His power is omnipresent but he is not personally present in everything his power holds together.

God is not the tree in much less sense than I am my toe. Again, technically, God is everywhere present, but not represented by every thing.

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Speechify 4 points ago +4 / -0

Too much to unwrap there, but briefly:

The HS is God.

Simon the Sorcerer was a ? believer? who tried to attain apostolic gifting by money.

Moses saw Jesus Christ.

Yaweh is the proper name of God. Adoni (Lord) is not.

"ruach ha-kodesh" - "lit. the holy breath (spirit)" is an old testament phrase that is clearly interpreted by the new testament as the holy spirit:

And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

That is not "technically" true either. Nature is created by God, but not itself God.

Otherwise that's Pantheism:

https://www.theopedia.com/pantheism

God is apart from nature in the same sense that the idea of a tree is not a tree.

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

No. It's a bad analogy. Steam, Ice, and Water do not exist simultaneously (at normal atmosphere and temperature).

It's a bad analogy because it teaches one God in three "forms". That is not the doctrine of the Trinity.

https://www.theopedia.com/modalism

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah, good point. I have a great marriage. It's mostly .. haha. Sanctifying.. It makes me a better man, and her a better woman by the 20 odd relationship.

Let me just say though: The sanctifying (more holy) aspect of marriage is the reason why men need it.

I see a lot of "single" men, f***ing indiscriminately. They don't seem to have benefited from the work of making a family.

They seem irritable, in a way that kids don't allow. They seem broadly too quick in decisions, in a way that caring for others doesn't allow. Those kind of men, seem quite set in there ways, in a way that being in charge of a wife and children doesn't allow.

Without the active responsibility of wife and children, men are weaker.

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sorry brother.

It can be the greatest hell and the greatest heaven. Worth making a good decision.

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Speechify 1 point ago +1 / -0

I agree. But you and I agree that Christian marriage should only be offered to Christians?

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Speechify 2 points ago +2 / -0

Am I wrong in understanding the owner of Duckduckgo is jewish? Gabriel Weinberg

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Speechify 1 point ago +1 / -0

But. The law is there to uphold marriage. It's sad that it's abused.

Let the institution go back to the hometown. Let the church do it.

But no less in commitment and no less in its binding of the sexual relationship to be upheld by all witnesses to it.

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Speechify 1 point ago +1 / -0

Honest question: do you think that two (male + female) non-Christians can be married?

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Speechify 1 point ago +1 / -0

And Pharisees came up to [Jesus] and tested him by asking,

“Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?”

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

[The Pharisees] said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?”

He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

Matt 19

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