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  1. Doctrine: why do we bother with it?

    Most of the issues concerning this are represented in one chapter of Holy Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:

    1 Corinthians 3
    1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.
    2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able,

    3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you
  2. Christian

    Pray, Christian; pray
    Every night and day.
    God is never far but near
    Open your heart and be sincere;
    Pray, Christian; pray.

    Read, Christian; read
    Study God's Word; take heed.
    Read your Bible ev'ry day
    Or else you might be led astray;
    Read, Christian; read.

    Stand, Christian; stand
    God's given
  3. 29. The Bondage of Pacifism

    The comment made:

    Yes, for Israel. The New Covenant, however, does not allow Christians to use force.
    My response:

    Do you honestly feel that the Ministers of God that the Lord is to use on earth are to be non-Christians? That the men and women who God uses to....

    //for he is Godís minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.// Romans 13:4 NKJV

    ... are limited to only those who DON'T have a relationship with God?


    Updated May 13th 2012 at 10:39 AM by Slug1

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  4. constructed languages (conlangs)

    It's been only in the last few weeks that I've really started to study the concept of constructed languages (conlangs).

    Constructed languages are a category of languages in contrast to naturall languages (natlangs).

    For example, English is a naturally evolved language.

    To the best I can tell, constructed languages generally aren't used as a person's first language.

    Esperanto is an example of a constructed language.

    It is ...

    Updated Mar 30th 2010 at 12:42 AM by gringo300

  5. James: a reflection on Fatherhood

    Reflections on Fatherhood

    In much of literature a major theme is how parental influence relates to who we are, and how we learn to deal with lifes trials and hardships. One that is memorable to me is that of Bob Cratchitt in Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'. He is a man who tries to teach his children to be joyful and thankful for all they have, even in the face of much hardship and, especially, in the face of his harsh treatment at the hands of Ebeneezer Scrooge. It is this thankfulness, ...