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    Re: Intellectual versus occult Christianity

    You seem not to know what 'occult' means. It simply means 'hidden'.

    Any tenet of Christianity which cannot be described in writing, in such a way that a person of average intelligence who is a fluent speaker of the language the explanation has been written in can comprehend it, on the grounds that some additional activity or revelation is required, is by its nature occult.

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    Re: Intellectual versus occult Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidYoung View Post
    You seem not to know what 'occult' means. It simply means 'hidden'.

    Any tenet of Christianity which cannot be described in writing, in such a way that a person of average intelligence who is a fluent speaker of the language the explanation has been written in can comprehend it, on the grounds that some additional activity or revelation is required, is by its nature occult.
    I know what it means. What you don't realize is that there are NO tacit tenets of Christianity. Why do you parrot what your trainer says? Does it comfort you?

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    Learn some manners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidYoung View Post
    Learn some manners.
    Time is short. Time to pick a side. Judgment is coming. I don't have time to babysit. Go back to your college and get a refund. Read the Bible to find the truth or don't. The choice to know is yours. Time for silly debates about genealogies and trivia is over.

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    ‘Rather, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed it to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of man except his own spirit within him? So too, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.…’

    There is no “occult” for Christians. Unbelievers have an issue with that, so they project their paradigms on believersn with logic statements. Believers aren’t confined to their paradigms, and that drives them crazy.

    It’s like a blind person demanding that a person with sight choose their favorite color: Black or white?
    Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keck553 View Post
    ‘Rather, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed it to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of man except his own spirit within him? So too, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.…’

    There is no “occult” for Christians. Unbelievers have an issue with that, so they project their paradigms on believersn with logic statements. Believers aren’t confined to their paradigms, and that drives them crazy.

    It’s like a blind person demanding that a person with sight choose their favorite color: Black or white?
    That's right. There is nothing hidden that won't be revealed. (Matthew 10:26)

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    Re: Intellectual versus occult Christianity

    Romans 10:9-10 King James Version (KJV)
    9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    That is the definition of a Christian. That's pretty simple. You are making it difficult. All you need to do is stop it.

    Read a chapter of Proverbs every day. Proverbs has 31 chapters so you can keep your place by just looking at a calendar. There is no religion or nothing in Proverbs and you don't have to believe anything. Just read to find wisdom. When you are comfortable with that, then read the bible from Romans to 2 Thessalonians over and over until you start to remember what it says. That is the part that applies to Christians.

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    I have already read the book of Proverbs. What would I supposedly gain by reading one chapter a day which I didn't get by reading it the first, or second, time round?
    I have in fact read the entire Bible. What is so special about reading the selected part you suggest which you could not simply put into words and say 'It means this'?

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