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  • #31
    Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post

    Hopefully, some of what we discuss helps people's faith. Otherwise, Tweb is just a big time waste that should go.
    We have our moments.
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

      Been a long time since I've been in biology classes.
      Same here, but I've likely learned so much more about it by a couple of factors since then.

      I'm always still in trouble again

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

        How much of what we discuss on Tweb actually does improve anyone's faith?
        It's improved mine. I've reevaluated my stance on quite a number of issues based on discussions here.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
          It's improved mine. I've reevaluated my stance on quite a number of issues based on discussions here.
          I got quite an education in the Mormon forum, and that actually turned into a real life ministry for me and Mrs CP - we actually led several Mormons out of their cult and into following Christ.
          It's funny, though, how that appeared to be "for a season" --- for a time, there, I was constantly running into Mormons in real life and having opportunity to engage - but it's like that dried up and blew away.

          "Seasons".
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          • #35
            You never know when something is going to come up in the real world. Even in some of the Apologetics debates, especially pre-crash, some of the most interesting things would come up incidentally.

            Practical theology and Christian living is probably the most important topic for most Christians, more so than some of the more abstract issues. It's interesting to discuss issues like, say, the Filioque, but if you go to your average church, find the most godly, saintly member, they're almost certainly going to have no idea what you're talking about, and that's just fine. So personally I do like to try to push discussions toward practical implications, because we should be asking ourselves how we should be living in light of what we know.

            I will say that I've had a hard time understanding why, at some points in this site's history, there have been issues taken with whether discussing theology is a waste of time while spam threads end up being the most active on the site with those not being questioned..
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              How different is the Blood of Jesus from human blood?
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              Last edited by Cow Poke; 10-06-2023, 08:42 AM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by JacobMartinMertens View Post
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                Last edited by Cow Poke; 10-06-2023, 08:43 AM.
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                  His DNA might be unique but I would think his blood would be perfectly human.

                  Half of a person's DNA comes from their father. I would think God had to just create that half miraculously.
                  Interesting. I wonder if He replicated Adam's DNA for that.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                    It's improved mine. I've reevaluated my stance on quite a number of issues based on discussions here.
                    Same. I'm sad that the discussions here nowadays are more politics oriented than theology.
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