This video is 8 hours long because it is a debate set over a number of sessions. It is worthy of your time to view this in order that you may know how to prove that God exists.
Today we go by faith and faith we gain by studying in truth and getting exact knowledge. But keep in mind, not all people are spiritual. The apostle contrasts the spiritual man with the physical man. He says: “But a physical [literally, soulical] man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him.” (1Co 2:14) This “physical man” does not mean merely one living on earth, one with a fleshly body, for, obviously, Christians on earth have fleshly bodies. The physical man here spoken of means one who has no spiritual side to his life. He is “soulical” in that he follows the desires of the human soul to the exclusion of spiritual things.
Paul continues about the “physical man,” that he cannot get to know the things of the spirit of God “because they are examined spiritually.”
I do not think you can prove to a “physical man” that God exist anymore than you can teach a bird metallurgy engineering.
I concur with you. IMHO I believe some men simply don’t want to know God because they want to do it their own way. Authority is a problem for some because clearly it denies them their way.
Fell free to communicate with me as you wish.
and Thank you for the reply.
That is indeed an often occurring reason. Imperfect humans often abuse power, as history has confirmed again and again. (Ecclesiastes 4:1; 8:9) For this reason, many mistrust the powerful and withdraw from them. This include even God.
But they forget a few things when it comes to God and power: See this https://lastminutetalent.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/jehovah-is-great-in-power/
And yes, some just want to do it their own way indeed. If you think about it. A person may hear the sounds of someone speaking to him. He may even note the tone of voice. But of what use would that be to him if he did not understand the meaning of the words being spoken? (1 Cor. 14:9) In a similar way, thousands heard what Jesus was saying. He even spoke to them in a language that they could understand. However, not all of them understood the meaning of his words. For this reason, Jesus told his audience: “Listen to me, all of you, and understand the meaning.”—Mark 7:14.
So the question remain. Why did many fail to understand the meaning of what Jesus said? Some had preconceived opinions and wrong motives. Jesus said of such ones: “You skillfully disregard the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.” (Mark 7:9) These people did not really try to get the meaning of his words. They did not want to change their ways and views. Their ears may have been open, but their hearts were tightly shut! (Read Matthew 13:13-15.)
The majority of people would prefer to die, in order to keep their human traditions.
Id be happy to talk about any Biblical topic, if you have any questions, or requests. But for this very moment, I’m preparing dinner and then heading out for a little work 🙂
Thanks for the spiritual food and Amen to your comments even though they are terribly sad. I hope your physical sustenance proved tasty and your work profitable. Graham
On 23 May 2015 at 18:12, Antipodean59's Blog wrote:
The food was good, but the work was voluntary, yes it actually costed money, but it was worth it.
I saw your story from oct 2012 about Hell and thought might be as good a time as any to talk about Lazarus. I will leave it up to you if you accept it’s conclusions about Hell.
Some seeds landed on the hard rock, some in the good soil. 🙂
a lot of great research regarding terms etc however your conclusion indicates annihilation which obviously is at odds with my position. Would you mind if I shared your thoughts with colleagues of mine? I am sure we could have a wonderful discussion.
Thank you for sharing, my friend. Graham Btw, can you remind me of your first name, please?
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Antipodean59's Blog wrote:
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