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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    My problem with you CTC is that you're not a "Jesus Freak", you are a "Bible Freak".

    In my personal beliefs, there is a big difference.

    People like you tend to preach the letter of the Bible at the expense of the spirit of the Word.

    In my heart, I feel this is not what Jesus intended his Church to be based on.
    When you come up with some concrete facts, let me know. "In my heart" doesn't work for me.

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    I think it does work for you, CTC, you just understand things "in your heart" differently than GnP does. Biblical interpretation in a difficult and inexact procedure; claiming that you know how Jesus meant specific passages of scripture to be applied 2000 years later as a "concrete fact" is pretty silly, in my opinion Plenty of other committed Christians that have had spiritual or conversion experiences just as powerful as yours believe differently when it comes to understanding scriptural passages (such as the beginning of Genesis).

    On another note, if I understand your comment to Spider correctly, people are incapable of coming to faith apart from supernatural intervention? If you believe this to be true, why spend so much effort trying to convince people to believe the way you do? According to your theology, what good will that do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    Tight-Waist,
    Your argument is valid and I can accept your justification of daily / weekly Bible readings if the Bible readings are to refocus and/or inspire the reader.

    Just don't let the tail wag the dog.
    The fact is that the Bible and its teaching are a guide and foundation for Christian life. You cant have one without the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    I think it does work for you, CTC, you just understand things "in your heart" differently than GnP does. Biblical interpretation in a difficult and inexact procedure; claiming that you know how Jesus meant specific passages of scripture to be applied 2000 years later as a "concrete fact" is pretty silly, in my opinion Plenty of other committed Christians that have had spiritual or conversion experiences just as powerful as yours believe differently when it comes to understanding scriptural passages (such as the beginning of Genesis).

    On another note, if I understand your comment to Spider correctly, people are incapable of coming to faith apart from supernatural intervention? If you believe this to be true, why spend so much effort trying to convince people to believe the way you do? According to your theology, what good will that do?

    That is the Calvinist view of things. The Bible calls us as believers to be disciples and spread the word. We do not lead people to Christ, the holy spirit leads them to Christ, we or events are a vehicle for it to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    That is the Calvinist view of things. The Bible calls us as believers to be disciples and spread the word. We do not lead people to Christ, the holy spirit leads them to Christ, we or events are a vehicle for it to happen.
    You are correct, Ugly. I call it "human intrumentality". God uses His people to accomplish His will.

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