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  1. Sigh. Your answer may not require a separate thread, but the discussion this is likely to create will. And I didn’t want us to get distracted from giving the OP answers to her genuine questions as to the nature of God. It is very likely there were STDs in the ancient world. However, you cannot say with any authority they are what is being referred to here. There is simply no biblical evidence for it. In reference to the woman of Moab being “diseased”, you contradicted that yourself. If God sent a special disease to punish Israel’s immorality, then the Moabites were not diseased when they arrived. At any rate, God punished Israel for sinning and disobeying him – period. There’s no reason to add anything else to the story. It was very common for victors of the time to kill the men and boys, and keep the single girls and children alive. No male children means no one to grow up and avenge their fathers. You have an interesting theory, but I really don’t see the need to read a special anti-STD campaign into this. Could it have been a factor? Sure. But you can’t count it as ‘fact’.
  2. Good question, because I don't see that either, but can you take this to a new thread? I don't want to co-opt the OP's question.
  3. I must say that I am impressed at bears being so close to civilization! I hope the momma was nowhere nearby.
  4. Two miles from downtown... overlooking Gatlinburg... are you sure you left the city? If that's their idea of country down there, you should come up here! I can take you to a lovely lake over 2.5 hours from any town, with bears and cougars! Glad you guys got to get away and have a vacation.
  5. Yes, this. /\ Calvinism’s definition of total depravity includes the inability to choose Christ. You cannot embrace one part of the doctrine without tacitly accepting false doctrines.
  6. He was not banned. He was put on moderation, but chose not to submit any further posts.
  7. David Cloud isn't wrong... but he's got to update his information. The Resolved Conference closed its doors in 2012.
  8. Yay, if it's spring. Mosquitos
  9. I don't think people get confused. Isn't the Spanish name pronounced "Hay-soos" when it's a person and not Jesus Christ?
  10. Why would you come to a site expecting to get banned for your behavior? That is... not a sign of mature behavior.
  11. They were there because they were still held captive by sin, in a sense. It was sin that prevented them from you directly going to heaven with God, until Christ’s sacrifice for sin was complete. Is that captivity – of sin — that Christ had victory over.
  12. What?? That is a ridiculous suggestion to make. I know you’re trying to make a (wrong) point, but please don’t butcher interpretation on purpose. Abraham was one of the righteous dead. If our interpretation is correct, then he too had to wait for Jesus’ work of salvation to be complete in order to go to heaven. That means he was waiting in Hades too. Abraham is referenced in the Bible as being the father of those that believe through faith. As such, and especially as that period of waiting took place when his descendants the Jews were the vast majority of the righteous dead, it makes sense that he would be referred to with a position of… Leadership? honor? Either could be implied by that reference. Finally, whenever the Bible refers to someone’s bosom in that way, it’s always talking of a place of care and protection - never of captivity.
  13. Heaven and hell are indeed far off from each other, but I don’t believe you can see one from the other. The old testament saints could not to heaven until the sacrifice for their sins – Christ – had been completed. Their souls had to go somewhere. If not Hades, then where?
  14. You use some really strange terminology sometimes. The Mennonites cannot be “as apostate as Muslims” because Muslims are not apostate. They are a false religion. They never had the true gospel.

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