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    I'm happy to be of help to you.

    I'm happy to be of help to you.
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    Not sure I agree with that, but it's OK. See how...

    Not sure I agree with that, but it's OK. See how easy this was once one of us (me) decided to say something definite?
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    The return of the dodger. At any rate, since...

    The return of the dodger.

    At any rate, since you dare not answer the question, I'll give you what I use which is what most people use. The passage should be taken literally unless there is a...
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    I didn't suggest you did. Everyone employs a...

    I didn't suggest you did.

    Everyone employs a standard as to when to take a passage literally versus when to regard it as strictly figurative. What is your standard?
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    Yep. A dodger for sure. When asked, "What is your...

    Yep. A dodger for sure. When asked, "What is your standard for deciding when a passage should be considered non-literal?", you respond with a long definition of what an allegory is. But that was not...
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    That's true, but it certainly does not render the...

    That's true, but it certainly does not render the entire OT as a giant allegory.

    What is your standard for deciding when a passage should be considered non-literal? Note to reader. This question...
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    I was actually more looking at the statement that...

    I was actually more looking at the statement that everyone has "the same capacity". That seems to mean that everyone has the same basic set of abilities which is just an amazingly incorrect...
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    A titanically stupid idea. Am I to believe that...

    A titanically stupid idea. Am I to believe that the only reason I didn't make it big in the NBA like MJ was because while we had "the same capacity", I didn't have equal opportunity?
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    It is very difficult to ever get a simple,...

    It is very difficult to ever get a simple, straight answer from WG. Not real sure why, but it does seem to be the case.
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    Pure speculation masquerading as fact.

    Pure speculation masquerading as fact.
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    Amen, Wondergirl.

    Amen, Wondergirl.
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    My only concern is the complete absence in your...

    My only concern is the complete absence in your description of what will make heaven truly glorious.
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    Life will not be like it is now. It will be far,...

    Life will not be like it is now. It will be far, far better and far more glorious, and the great difference maker will be to be in God's presence unhindered. As Paul said, "For to me, to live is...
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    Fair enough. I'd even agree with that. It's why,...

    Fair enough. I'd even agree with that. It's why, however, I asked, "So how much singing do you think will take place?"

    No one will hate singing in heaven. It will be a supreme joy above joys.
  16. Pretty well sums it up. True enough, but it...

    Pretty well sums it up.

    True enough, but it can be added that the initial variant was not the deadly, world ending virus it was first portrayed as.
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    Walter, I think you are referring to Luke 13:32...

    Walter, I think you are referring to Luke 13:32 where it reads in the KJV, "And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the...
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    So frequently it's the conditional, "answerless"...

    So frequently it's the conditional, "answerless" answer.

    I like that. Very true.
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    I think you're offbase on that one. He is the...

    I think you're offbase on that one. He is the perfect, flawless, sinless Lamb of God. That has been Christian doctrine for ages. It took a perfect sacrifice to atone for millions of people.

    Jesus...
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    Nah. Just your usual evasiveness. Why are...

    Nah. Just your usual evasiveness. Why are liberals so afraid of answering direct questions, and especially in this case? It was a simple question. If it bothers you, then we'll just move on.
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    Still unanswered. I do admire your consistency,...

    Still unanswered. I do admire your consistency, though in this case it is inappropriate, but I appreciate you demonstrating that I know you very well!!

    I am all for you and hope you do well.
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    Are you suggesting that Jesus claimed He was not...

    Are you suggesting that Jesus claimed He was not perfect???

    Oh brother. You have become just like WG. You make an assertion which you cannot support, and then you want to tell the other person to...
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    You are nothing if not consistent. Still...

    You are nothing if not consistent. Still unanswered. Here it is again. I feel certain it will still remain unanswered, but perhaps not. We'll see. "So how much singing do you think will take place?...
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    Yet again, a direct question goes unanswered.\ ...

    Yet again, a direct question goes unanswered.\

    This. "9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who...
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    So how much singing do you think will take place?...

    So how much singing do you think will take place? Will you not desire to praise Him endlessly, the one who gave His life for you?
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    It's three months prior to the crucial midterms....

    It's three months prior to the crucial midterms. In my view, that explains this entire exercise. They are gambling they will find something incriminating, or even plant something incriminating. With...
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    So darkness is not really darkness and sin is not...

    So darkness is not really darkness and sin is not really sin? I think I see now why you scarcely ever appeal to scripture.

    I consider myself to be whatever the Bible says I am.

    With this I...
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    The light of Jesus. If you have light, then...

    The light of Jesus.

    If you have light, then are you in darkness?
    If you have the righteousness of Christ, then are you full of sin?
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    "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the...

    "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” John 8:12
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    Doesn't your last line heavily work against your...

    Doesn't your last line heavily work against your idea?

    OK. You dropped that line.

    I haven't "put it". I have shown you scripture. If Jesus said we are the light of the world, then I can...
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    I edited my post. I'm still not sure what your...

    I edited my post. I'm still not sure what your post about the Bible being translated many times by sometimes dishonest, inefficient, biased, or whatever "not always true to their calling" translators...
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    Saying the Bible has been "translated many times"...

    Saying the Bible has been "translated many times" is rather misleading. Some translations do vary in generally minor ways, but that does not alter the reliability of our current translations. The...
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    Why are you treating "light" and "righteousness"...

    Why are you treating "light" and "righteousness" as though they are synonyms?

    "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." We...
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    Well said. It certainly seems to be true. God...

    Well said. It certainly seems to be true.

    God does not turn our darkness into light??? "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may...
  35. Very good post. When people stop listening to the...

    Very good post. When people stop listening to the craziness of the one-note media and think for themselves, they find that things are not as they supposed.
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    See what I mean? Ask for a "cogent argument", and...

    See what I mean? Ask for a "cogent argument", and you get a retread question.
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    I read it perfectly. You have a view that people...

    I read it perfectly. You have a view that people who are subject to sin have, notwithstanding that, free will. I have asked you to support THAT VIEW with cogent arguments. So far, not much.
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    This is a good paragraph. Not so sure about...

    This is a good paragraph.

    Not so sure about this one. Jesus said, "You are the light of the world". Paul wrote, "that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the...
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    Oh please. I've tried and tried to get you to...

    Oh please. I've tried and tried to get you to support your views with "cogent arguments", most recently with your views on free will and yet being bound by/subject to sin. All I get is evasion,...
  40. Still not following you. The economy was great....

    Still not following you. The economy was great. Unemployment was incredible. Federal judges were appointed who believed in the rule of law. N. Korea was held in check. China was held in check. Russia...
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    Been rather sad to see the demise of this site. I...

    Been rather sad to see the demise of this site. I came aboard several years ago mainly for the plumbing and electrical areas. We used to get several questions a week on both of them. Now it's down to...
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    I can understand that. You are always welcome and...

    I can understand that. You are always welcome and it's good to see your views. It's just a stretch to say that you "rarely" comment on political subjects. And to be sure, you have never found a...
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    You rarely comment on political threads? You've...

    You rarely comment on political threads? You've commented on the latest four under "current events". At any rate, any comment you make is to support the liberal dem cause.
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    When a stupid, vulgar adult uses profane language...

    When a stupid, vulgar adult uses profane language like that in the presence of a child, he is a poor excuse of a human being. Make all the excuses you want. It is disgusting. Why should that "loving...
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    No parent should have to explain the meaning of...

    No parent should have to explain the meaning of "mf" to their 10 year old. It's just a desperate defense of a fellow liberal dem who acted like a ten year old himself.

    Sane repub? Nah. Perhaps it...
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    No. Adults should use common sense and simply not...

    No. Adults should use common sense and simply not use those words. How about the N word? Are you OK with someone using that as long as the kids don't understand them? "Honey, let mommy explain to you...
  47. He is attempting the same maneuver with inflation...

    He is attempting the same maneuver with inflation that he is with gas prices. First they were allowed to increase greatly, and then a modest decrease is celebrated as amazing news. All liberal dems...
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    Like I said. Liberal dems always support liberal...

    Like I said. Liberal dems always support liberal dems even when they do that which is despicable, including the use of very foul language around children. But I'll remember in the future that WG is...
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    Maybe he just needs more time??? (

    Maybe he just needs more time??? (<;
  50. If record low unemployment is a "fiasco", then we...

    If record low unemployment is a "fiasco", then we need more fiascoes.

    I think they may very well be strengthening Trump's hand rather than weakening it. They are now under great pressure to come...
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