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Old 04-26-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Don't you ever tire of these juvenile pretenses that you do not understand idioms and figures of speech? I find it quite annoying from anyone over the age of ten. Grow up.
We're talking about people that say they believe in demons, and your recommendation is to grow up.......... riiiiiiiiiiight
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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We're talking about people that say they believe in demons, and your recommendation is to grow up.......... riiiiiiiiiiight
In his defense he does have an advanced degree in "mystics". They probably have a 6000 level course on demons in that curriculum.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Can a christian be demon posessed

LOL, I disbelieve equally the christian god and the christian demon, some comic books have a better plot line than the christian bible. I do not believe anything can be possessed by mythological entities.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The mainstream Christian dogma is "No" a Christian can only be demon "oppressed". I heard that stated SO MANY times during my bible belt journeys.

So you know it must be true!
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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Sometimes I think my wife is possessed.........but she's not a christian so.......maybe C34 could shed some light on the matter as he's the expert in these matters.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The mainstream Christian dogma is "No" a Christian can only be demon "oppressed". I heard that stated SO MANY times during my bible belt journeys.

So you know it must be true!

Just because a lot of people believe the same thing does not automatically mean they're wrong, no more than it means they're automatically right.

We still have to apply the intellect to come to a conclusion. The difference for believers, and why their opinions on the subject dovetail so often, is that we have the Word of God as a standard of reference to bounce new ideas against.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Just because a lot of people believe the same thing does not automatically mean they're wrong, no more than it means they're automatically right.

We still have to apply the intellect to come to a conclusion. The difference for believers, and why their opinions on the subject dovetail so often, is that we have the Word of God as a standard of reference to bounce new ideas against.

But that's like having a board nailed onto sand and saying it's firm.

You believe the word is god's but is just as easily can can be the word of man claiming to be god. All evidence is that your "word" is exactly that, now that we've developed and grown as a species over the last 2000 years.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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But that's like having a board nailed onto sand and saying it's firm.

You believe the word is god's but is just as easily can can be the word of man claiming to be god. All evidence is that your "word" is exactly that, now that we've developed and grown as a species over the last 2000 years.

"All evidence" to you, maybe, but not to me. My God is still there and my Jesus is still the foundation of solid rock on which I've built my life.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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"All evidence" to you, maybe, but not to me. My God is still there and my Jesus is still the foundation of solid rock on which I've built my life.
That's a personal conviction though. 20,000 + denominations all have variants and all are perceived to be solid and unchangeable by those who adhere to them.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Sometimes I think my wife is possessed.........but she's not a christian so.......maybe C34 could shed some light on the matter as he's the expert in these matters.
All women are possessed to one degree or another.
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