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  • Replying to CanadianCopt:  Yes indeed there are a lot of philosophical attempts to "logic" God into existence. The majority of such arguments fall short either simply because they happen to be bad or circular arguments, or they fail to prove the exi…
  • Very passionate about this topic so could not keep myself from replying ...  I think the phrase means exactly what it says (as with most phrases in general) ... we are imploring God not to be a…
  • Three reasons I choose to be Christian: 1. Apostles who started Christianity, and preached that Christ was risen, died for that belief. It doesn't make sense to make something up and die for it. Mohammed would easily renounce Islam if you have a swo…
  • Thanks everyone for responses. This has been helpful!
  • Dear @Theodosia I did acknowledge your response, and I replied above. Also your post is still there as far as I can see. Thanks again for your help!
  • @minatasgeelOk thanks. The rule I'm mainly referring to is that the wage of sin is death. God set this rule when he created humans. You are saying that, for reasons that are not clear to me, if God goes back on this and decides to simply forgive wit…
  • Dear @Theodosia I'm not sure why you say God can't change the rules? Yes God's nature is immutable but his laws are not necessarily part of his nature. To say that God can't change the rules is to say that there is another being above God who sets t…
  • @ShareTheLord Thanks yes and I agree with everything you said. No analogy captures every aspect of the real thing. But I was just trying to capture two aspects: a) complete innocence of Christ (hence little kid) and b) the loving relationship that e…
  • Yes this is just an analogy to demonstrate how ridiculous penal substitution or atonement is. Christ may not have been a 'child', but he was certainly 'innocent' (most people would agree). The idea is that "justice", as we understand it, can't be se…
  • That’s fine but are the quotes he listed not real or taken out of context somehow? If they are real, then it doesn’t matter what his own biases are, right? For example, one of the quotes is also used here https://www.suscopts.org/q&a/index.php?q…
  • Yeah it's actually not just protestants, this blog posts has very relevant quotes that highlight the church's view on the topic http://myagpeya.com/blog/soteriologycoptic/ ... but also just read passages like Isiah 53:5-10, 1 John 2:2, Romans 3:23-2…
  • Ok I have read all the answers here and I would like to dispute the two answers that I feel are near satisfactory, but just not quite there ... First peterfarrington' s idea that hell is simply the presence of God for someone who had lived in sin. O…
  • Krazy lion you are right this is the best answer ... unfortunately it's still not good enough. The problem with it is that I'm not so sure the student would flip out as you say if the teacher says he can't write the final.  Imagine that this final w…
  • For anyone actually following this thread, I emailed my initial question (verbatim) to suscopts.org and this is the answer I received: “Peace & Grace, Yes, God's acceptance of sinners who repent and confess their sins is endless. He is willin…
  • Ok thanks for your response. I didn't mean for the "bored" part to be taken so literally. It was just an example of difficulties we may face obeying God's commandments. One can have a good relationship with God and enjoy going to church, prayer, bib…
  • small point, the Father's house is not boring. anyone who thinks it is has missed the point... Well, something made him leave the first time at least. The "boredom" is just a place holder or example of the difficulties one may face in living with Go…
  • Ok so with respect to my initial two questions, you are saying that:- God would forgive someone who "has the desire to repent, and thinks about it, and acts on it, and practices it" even if they fall into the same sin again and again- That person ca…
  • Ok I get what you're saying intention matters just as much as the action/words. However the problem with that is that intention to return to God is often there and it is the driver behind words and actions. Perhaps this is not the case with the prod…