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Old 04-18-2017, 10:56 AM   #48
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Default Re: The Bible Answer Man Converts to The Eastern Orthodox Church!

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
Can't I use the word opposer to mean "someone who disagrees with me"?
Only if your thinking is a one-dimensional as to presume that disagreement means to be adverse to you personally. That disagreement means only to attack and cannot mean to persuade.

And only if you think that you and your opinions cannot be separated. And only if you are so sure of your opinions as the "gospel truth" that you cannot fathom that they might be incorrect and worthy of reconsidering.

I did not get to this place in my thinking by presuming that my thoughts were simply correct and that anyone who suggests disagreement is personally attacking me and the "truth" which I always hold to.

And don't come back with a "you seem so sure of yourself" argument. I am only sure that we are not really so sure about so many things outside of the fact that Jesus is God, come in the flesh, born of Mary, crucified by man, died, buried, resurrected, and now seated at the right hand of the Father. That belief in him is salvation. (But belief is more than mental assent.)
I once thought I was. . . . but I may have been mistaken Edge (with apologies)
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