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Forum: To God Be The Glory! 08-27-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 104,113
Posted By OBW
Re: Praise/Worship Songs! Turn Up Your Speakers!

I've seen this name in various forms all over the internet. I have concluded that it is Stuart Townend (no "s"). Many of his songs are written in conjunction with Keith and Kristen Getty, including...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-27-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By OBW
Re: Why not just move on?

Lot's of good reasons to not simply "move on."

And at this point, I will say that my lack of involvement over the past couple of years is evidence of a change in my own position. But it is only...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 08-27-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,582
Posted By OBW
Re: Is One Church One City a bad idea or unBiblical?

In the Kingdom (as coming and not what is here now) there will be no cause for names other than those by which we are individually known.

In this pre-NJ part of the Kingdom, getting caught-up in...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 08-27-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,136
Posted By OBW
Re: Spiritual Abuse Verses

Always a topic worthy of consideration.

But in an off-topic way, I note that some of the verses in Jeremiah seem to speak to some of our political/cultural issues of today as well.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 08-15-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 231,165
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

I wasn't blasting Christians. I was noting something that should be considered un-Christian. However, I do hear Christians using that rhetoric and therefore find them to be Christians worthy of the...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 08-15-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By OBW
Re: "Lord Thou Saidst"

But so far I am unable to determine if your claim of "very strong biblical and historical evidence to support the practice of pray reading the word of God" is correct since I do not have a copy of...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 24,465
Posted By OBW
Re: Outer Darkness?

And we might be here pre-rapture for 5 times that, therefore the possibility that man can get that one problem right and corrected without a post-rapture 1,000 years.

And we are dealing with a God...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 24,465
Posted By OBW
Re: Outer Darkness?

The next question is whether the 1,000 years is something actual or something metaphorical. When you recognize the nature of the whole writing of Revelation, it is not so clear that there are any of...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 08-13-2019, 08:17 AM
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Views: 231,165
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

Irrelevant.

My point was not to agree with the far left of the Democratic party. It was to point out that the one of the biggest problems is the constant increase in deficit spending. I am sure...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-13-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 24,465
Posted By OBW
Re: Outer Darkness?

It is hard to make everything in this parable tie together. We tend to insist on either a kind of purgatory for the foolish virgins, or an Arminian understanding of salvation (salvation can be lost)....
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-17-2019, 10:13 AM
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Views: 231,165
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

But he really didn't challenge their ideas. He just demeaned them personally. Implied that they were not really from here and told them to "go back."

Well, I don't think any of us are "from here."...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-17-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By OBW
Re: Education Gap

I will say that you manage to write so much that finding a specific point is often a daunting task, especially for someone who doesn't spend a lot of time here. For all the complaints about my long...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By OBW
Re: Education Gap

First, before I start, I need to point out that my comments and questions are not a critique, but rather things I think about. I understand your points so far, and think that there is a lot to...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-15-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 22,980
Posted By OBW
Re: Climate Change

What was the previous record? Only one occurrence or many for that temperature? Recent or first very old record?

Just curious.

I also note that many years back when there was scientific talk...
Forum: If you really Nee to know 07-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,841
Posted By OBW
Re: Problems with Watchman Nee

Too true!!

And from what I can find, the only spirit we are to be turning to is The Spirit.

The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.

Not the "spirit," but the "Spirit."

This goes...
Forum: If you really Nee to know 07-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,841
Posted By OBW
Re: Problems with Watchman Nee

This is too true. But the general view by most theologians is that the thing we call the soul no matter how undefinable that seems to be is the thing that differentiates man from other animals....
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-15-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,350
Posted By OBW
Re: God doesn't care for right and wrong, only life

Several years ago, I heard someone describe it a little differently. It is not that we came to know good and evil (though we did do that), but that we came to rely on our own determination of what is...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 05-06-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,497
Posted By OBW
Re: Soul-Life, Kundalini, and Watchman Nee

aron,

I know that there have been discussions of this so-called "Jezebel spirit" in the past. It has always been problematic to me in that it tries to force an otherwise undefined label upon...
Forum: Blogosphere @ LocalChurchDiscussions 05-06-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 48,966
Posted By OBW
Re: OBW's Blog

Back in late 2016, Nell started a thread introducing a book by Jane Anderson that basically takes on the alleged favor of the Bible for subjugation of women. The thread lasted for just over 225...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 05-06-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,497
Posted By OBW
Re: Soul-Life, Kundalini, and Watchman Nee

Nell,

I like Ohio's indirect response. It deals with it as an uncertainty.

I have tended to be more complete in taking an "OK or dismiss all" approach to Nee and Lee, but it is more because I...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 03-22-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 27,984
Posted By OBW
Re: Lee's Trinity

Are you sure? It might be correct to say that His essence is "spirit." But "Spirit"?

The place where we get "God is spirit" (John 4) does not refer to the identification of either the entirety of...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 02-08-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,590
Posted By OBW
Re: Lee and LC: Home Runs and Strikeouts

INTP

Not that different.

And I think that we are talking about different things here. My main complaints relate to

1. Lee's kind of Trinity/Triune that majors on the oneness to the near...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 02-06-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,263
Posted By OBW
Re: 'Ground of the Church'

And they act more like the religious rulers that Jesus spoke against. They really do not care for the flock, but order it around and profit from it.
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 02-06-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,590
Posted By OBW
Re: Lee and LC: Home Runs and Strikeouts

I cannot say what is and what is not taking the "image of God" too far. But I would ask why we have a compelling to come to an understanding of a similarity with God in every possible way as rating...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-01-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 22,980
Posted By OBW
Re: Climate Change

I saw a drop from about 70 to 15 from early afternoon until shortly after dark. And I've seen it warm up during the night. But this is not unheard of over the period of recorded temperatures in the...
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