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Reply on September 17, 2017 06:56 AM << Modifed September 17 at 7:27AM >>
I enjoyed reading all about the giants. Fascinating.

I don't see why it's of such great importance and I think it's a mistake to give it such great importance. I'm not tall, so a dude pushing seven feet, cut like a diamond, is a GIANT to me. That doesn't mean such an individual isn't human. Maybe the folks telling the tale of David and Goliath exaggerated a tad. Humans tend to do that, yes? In any case, Goliath seemed like a pretty bad dude and one who would strike fear into any sane ordinary bloke. So, I think David was an amazing man to take him out all by himself. Yep, that would inspire his fellows I expect.

Then you start pointing to evidence of DNA etc. Well, like I say, it's interesting, but it doesn't sound like carved in stone fact, and you seem to offer it as such while at the same time refuting any opposing thought as fantasy and pure fiction.

The "Big Bang Theory" isn't something some dude on acid dreamed up on a lost weekend. It's the result of concerted study by many credible educated people. Yet, this is simply dismissed as the musings of simpletons without a clue.

Whatever. I don't see it that way. If anyone does, that's fine with me.

I love Genesis. I think it's beautifully written and it sounds like a wonderful description of creation written to explain it to people who couldn't possibly fathom the aspects of creation then and NOW. It's not a scientific treatise designed to explain the composition of the universe and the mechanisms involved. It certainly doesn't describe the Creator, how could it?

The first few words are just killer:

In the beginning---we all get that, yes?

GOD---well, we differ. Some of say yes, some no. What do the "no's" put in place of God?

CREATED---we think there's a purpose and an order and a plan.

A lot there in the opening isn't there?

How about this?

In the beginning, God created everything. He brought all the materials of creation together and breathed on them causing an explosion that would last an eternity. Each particle set forth on a journey with a purpose. etc, etc.

There's your big bang.

Anyway, I'm just blathering and musing because I can't sleep.

One of the reasons I'm reticent to call myself a Christian is that I'm not a good one. I fall so short of the goal, which is to emulate Christ. At least I think that is the goal, no? When I make that claim it makes me a spokesman and sets me up for scrutiny. The last thing I want to do is discourage anyone by my actions from seeking what I have. "If that fool is a Christian, then I don't want any part of it." That brings to mind the claims of the KKK and White Supremacists that they are in fact Christian organizations.

Don't we as Christians need to distance ourselves from them and condemn them in no uncertain terms? Is there any room to equivocate? Is it okay to march along side of them? It isn't in my view.

Oh well, way more than anyone wants to hear from me. HAHAHA!


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Reply on September 17, 2017 06:58 AM
Sorry, CD, we posted at the same time. :))

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Reply on September 17, 2017 07:29 AM
No probs, Mikey. And I for one enjoy your contributions. Since you ask the question "What do the "no's" put in place of God?" I'll offer my response, though I'm thinking you probably guessed it...

Nothing.

The old infinite regression thing. "Just because" has never seemed an adequate response to that for me.


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Reply on September 17, 2017 01:19 PM
sure CD...I will expound.
your dismissal of DJ's explanation of your constant accusation that our God a monster that considers human not sacred, by the murdering of children in the old testament scripture. I found a bit odd...when you have yet to explain in any lasting impression your alternative findings on who we are and come from.

the idea of Nephilim didnt come from walt Disney but Gods Word.
and giants where the direct result from fallen angels copulating with human women. the book of Enoch...describes in some detail what happened next.though the book not in the Bible, the Word, as Dj has shown does confirm. they were hybrid beings. and by the way Goliath was imposing enough to give pause to whole freaking army...so yea he was probably a lil' more than seven feet cut like diamond.
I used to watch the "shepherds chapel" with Arnold Murray. He teached on this in depth. apparently he's past away now. Anyway...I believe it.


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Reply on September 17, 2017 03:24 PM
There are many Biblical references to the Nephilim as Deck as pointed out. I don't know why you're bringing up a non-Biblical source in the book of Enoch.

Murray is about as far out on the fringe as you can possibly go with his first Earth age etc. Yes he passed away, but The Shepard's Chapel is still broadcast daily. Quite interesting. Few ascribe to his line of thinking. It sounds like a great debate topic though. :))


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Reply on September 17, 2017 04:21 PM
well I subscribe to my own thinking, even in regret.
but he backed up his interpretation with scripture. I like Charles Stanley too...wha wha whats wrong with him....?

I brought up Enoch for additional reference...ambrosia for op-ed's...-smile-


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Reply on September 17, 2017 04:51 PM
Charles Stanley is nothing like Murray. I like old Chuck. :))

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Reply on September 17, 2017 05:47 PM
Thanks, Recon, for clearing that up. Well, I understand a bit better, I think.

So are you saying God's not a monster because he didn't actually sanction / instigate the murder of thousands of helpless infants, or are you saying that he did do it, but it's ok because he's God?

If it's the latter, then I offer you the same opportunity I gave DJ. Please give me a list of conditions under which you personally would find it acceptable to slaughter babies, and we can discuss the matter in detail.

As for the nephilim, and other various monsters, demons, devils, hybrid humans, etc. - I'm a fan of Supernatural as much as the next guy - but I recognise it for what it is - fiction. Every culture on Earth has its own creation myths, and its own collection of critters from which nightmares are formed. Many of them are far, far older than the creation story of the Bible.

Complete skeletons of humans between twelve and thirteen thousand years old (twice the age of the universe, according to some) have been found. Partial remains several times older have been discovered as well. The spirit cave mummies of Nevada have been accurately dated at 9,400 years - long before the Nephilim and the giants referred to in the Old Testament. Where are all the remains of these demigods and giants?

Speaking of the Bible, if, as DJ in particular is fond of insisting, this aforementioned text is our "instruction manual", it certainly is a pretty shoddy job. Confusing in the extreme, and full of apparent contradictions, which aren't contradictions, because... well, they just can't be. The churches can't even agree upon what belongs in it, and what doesn't. I'm not just referring to Catholics and the Apocrypha here. Martin Luther didn't want the books of Hebrews, James, Jude or Revelation included in the canon either. If my local mechanic gained his knowledge about automobiles from a similarly reliable source, I wouldn't want him fixing my brakes.




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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 17, 2017 06:56 PM
Hey no probs CD...always here for prayer.
Im saying "put on the whole armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devils schemes. but our struggles are not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this worlds darkness and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. therefore take up the full armor of God"

no...I would probably be more like Lot. and bargain His Truth false.
but I'm not God. just part of His design and plan I guess so far...there is more to His design than us....everyone is watching.


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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 19, 2017 07:52 AM

Hey Craig,. I just got to your first response much more coming I am sure , but to your first challenge. First are you talking of this verse in Psalm 137:

O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
Psalms 137:8‭-‬9 NASB
http://bible.com/100/psa.137.8-9.NASB


If there are others , please tell me what they are.
To my interpretation of this specific one, it seems Most plausible that the Psalmist was responding to the enemies ( Babylon) who indeed smashed THEIR children on the rocks. Does it not? The verse you take offense at seems to me to be the Psalmist crying out for justice to THAT. Possibly with a heart of sarcastic quid pro quo. Or eye for an eye. Does it not?

All I have time for, right now.

   
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