I just wanted to quickly hit a few small things.
Oh now that’s not nice to hit things, what did they ever do to you?
First off, too many Christians compromise from their original beliefs to make room to fit God inside other thought patterns, but that was never His original intention, so don't base your view of Christianity off of those guys.
Well what exactly would that be? Besides, considering how almost all of Christians can’t seem to agree with how the Bible itself should be interpreted. Also, I noticed how some Christians like to do the exact opposite of what Jesus teaches, which I supposed is what you were trying to get at such as “love thy neighbor,” “give your money to the poor,” and more. From what I guess, your view point about those other Christians you disagree with is no different from what they thought of your view point too. One thing for sure, no one follows the bible literally and seem to steer from a lot of what was being said in the bible on what you should do.
I love how you do approach things from a 0% compromise point of view, maintaining all the different omni-s and even considering context of verses- most people who attack or screw up the Bible can't catch those things.
Second, with prayer, I guess we have to be really delicate. I do believe God is willing, can and will give anything, but He will not operate against the other things he sets in the Bible. It's kinda like taking a government programs simple explanation without considering all the different stipulations behind it.
But if he’s willing and can give anything, then why would he do so if he is not going to go against his own Bible? Wouldn’t that in fact be contradicting? “I’m willing to give, but I can’t give due to my own rules I set in place.”
Check out Matt. 12:39 on what Jesus says about miracles or signs for belief. He also called John the Baptist the greatest prophet the world had seen, but John never performed a single miracle. One other crucial thing to keep in mind when you are talking about prayer is the times that Jesus prayed. "...thy will be done..." He prayed the whole night before His crucifixion that he might not have to take this cup (which, when you check up the context, isn't actually speaking about the cross but his present suffering in the garden), but that His Father's will would be done. These are just things from Jesus, but if we are looking at prayer from a Christian standpoint, then you have to consider that the whole Bible was written by divine inspiration, so there is a bunch more, but I don't think getting any deeper will make a difference for you.
I’m not sure I understand this, and I would like to understand what you’re saying. It sounds like you’re saying that the will of God can be only from Jesus, but anyone else who prayers is just simply an inspiration like it’s merely symbolical and nothing more.
Third off: We both believe impossibilities. Mathematically, evolution can't exist.
What? Mathematically? Evolution has been proven very much indeed, but what did you mean by mathematically? Evolution is not impossible.
Scientifically, it has yet to be proven beyond diversification (which I agree is wholly true). I'm sure you know the whole thing with odds and such. Same stands for God on there, but I'm not sure how much you get into discussions about the scientific side of it all, so I'll not touch that either. What I'm getting at here though is we need to figure out which model best interprets our evidence scientifically, and which one shows who we are logically.
Well, there just has never been any scientific proof of a god, especially with no evidence to support the claims from the religious texts, but with evolution, it’s proven big time.
I respect your approach to all of this, and am kinda surprised by it. Most people stick with origin, mainly cuz it makes more sense to go from start to finish, denying the legitimacy of something straight up front there. Anyways, I don't expect anything from what I've said to change anything you believe because I know we're both coming at this with our presuppositions.
Well, things can change, if you can just prove that the Bible is true and that God exists.
You already have it set in yourself that God exists,
What? I don’t believe that a God exists unless you have evidence.
[/quote] so anything that I give you won't make you reconsider yourself. It'll simply make you expand your argument to fit anything new in it. The Bible talks about this in Romans 1, so yahh. [/quote]
Not so, I for one am willing to reconsider things if you can provide evidences. What you’re doing is merely trying to ramble and back away in fear as if we were going to bite you or something.
Anyways, I'd much rather have you email me back before you throw this on the blog forums or whatever cuz then I'll be stuck on there forever. If you want to talk on here, I'm available, and if not, I do pray that you'll consider what I've said without any bias. Havee a good day broo.
This is going on the forum anyway, so tough luck.