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Comments for God Makes Sense http://www.godmakessense.com Discussing God Logically and Rationally Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:27:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Comment on God’s Place, God’s Time by Andrea Feeney http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=1024#comment-104148 Andrea Feeney Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:27:47 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=1024#comment-104148 Hey Keith always good to read what you write! Still my teacher as always! Web site looks good! Good things on here to make us think! Will be checking in from time to time! Thanks!

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Comment on Are You Willing to be John the Baptist? by Lori Vocke http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=1035#comment-103310 Lori Vocke Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:51:33 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=1035#comment-103310 Wow!! This really touched my heart!!
I would like to receive these”mini messages” via email. God is speaking to my heart through you, and I cant keep myself from listening. Yay!
So glad you allowed God to “speak” through Madison Holbrook as well!
I could REALLY use a “Okblog” about FORGIVENESS!! Maybe a ” YOUNGER” person’s point of view would be helpful. Thanks, & God bless you in your mobistry2!!! You are helping people change their lives!!!

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Comment on Maintaining Your Soul by Shamra http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=989#comment-98754 Shamra Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:17:32 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=989#comment-98754 I think I need to read the last few paragraphs over and over and over until I have them memorized. You know of what I’m referencing.

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Comment on Is God Faithful? by Jimmie http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=973#comment-93117 Jimmie Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:53:37 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=973#comment-93117 Thank you Joe, This is inspiring. Share this, pray with everyone you meet. Times will get tough, Look at all the saints who put God first, look at all of Jesus’s Disciples who risked their lives to preach the Gospel, thrown in prison, and even Crucified for their faith in Christ, and in God. All the Profits who were too afraid to listed to what God was telling them to do, Jonah it took being eaten by a whale to no be afraid to answer the Call of God. Never question your calling Joe, I have known from the moment I heard you talking to someone, and the moment that person became a believer that you were special in Gods eyes. You are Blessed, do not give up your mission.

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Comment on Same Sex Marriage and the Norm by Revraney http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=627#comment-37997 Revraney Thu, 24 May 2012 14:14:22 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=627#comment-37997 Thanks for your response Steve. Many men of the Old Testament did have multiple wives, but this practice was never prescribed by, nor blessed by God. Often the people that we refer to as heroes of the Bible did things that God did not command, recommend or even sometimes disapproved of. For example, Abraham on two different occasions told Sarah to say she was his sister to save his own hide. Still, Paul reaffirms for us that Abraham was a man of righteousness, credited to him from God by faith.

The people of faith in the Bible were corrupted by the sinful nature just like everyone else and sometimes their actions and even practices reflected this. It is this corruption that causes us to live outside the norm. In the case of this current topic, the norm being the deisre of one woman for one man and vice-versa. Thats why Paul said don’t live according to the flesh (or sinful nature) but live according to the Spirit – because the flesh (sinful nature) is a corrupted (strayed from the norm, i.e. how we created or intended).

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Comment on Same Sex Marriage and the Norm by stevethnz http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=627#comment-37981 stevethnz Thu, 24 May 2012 01:44:47 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=627#comment-37981 I agree with you, but was it not true that in the Old Testament quite a few me had more than one wife? How then, is the ‘one man one woman’ morality hard-wired into us, if many of the heroes of the Bible had several wives and hopefully were attracted to them all.

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Comment on God and Intelligent People by Revraney http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=196#comment-37133 Revraney Fri, 04 May 2012 15:23:09 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=196#comment-37133 Try the The Old Scofield Study Bible – an oldie but a goodie. A newer ‘version’ of this one is the Wide Margin Old Scofield Refernce Bible, KJV
publisher: Bearing Precious Seed, Lansing MN

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Comment on God and Intelligent People by hebrew bible interpretation http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=196#comment-36661 hebrew bible interpretation Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:36:57 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=196#comment-36661 I need a Bible KJV with comments. Thanks.

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Comment on The Right Stuff by Nancy Tuberman http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=379#comment-28195 Nancy Tuberman Sat, 17 Dec 2011 11:29:36 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=379#comment-28195 Very nice post. I have really enjoyed visiting your site posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon! Thanks a lot, I’ll attempt to visit more frequently. Happy new year!

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Comment on The Argument Against Euthanasia by Revraney http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=513#comment-28003 Revraney Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:08:09 +0000 http://www.godmakessense.com/?p=513#comment-28003 Stating or offering one’s belief’s is a far cry from imposing one’s religion on someone.

If you read more carefully you will see that I didn’t claim that “the person that the last post stated was going to kill themselves and then decided not to because of what they were going to leave behind, the reason why he was thinking that, is because of god (sp).” In response to the example of the person who was going to kill themselves but did not when they thought about all the people who cared about them, I suggested that maybe God was the one who introduced the thoughts regarding those people who cared about them. That’s a long way from saying that God control’s our thoughts. While by definition, an almighty God would have the power to control how people think I do not believe this is is how He normally operates. To do so would usurp the free will that He himself created us with. To believe that God could introduce such thoughts to us or remind us of such thoughts is not a difficult thing to believe in. You and I regularly introduce ideas to people and remind them of memories. If we can do so, how hard is it to believe that an almighty God can? God absolutely did not give up on this person or any person. A person can be loved continuously and reminded of this love regularly but still choose to ignore it.

The height of love can be seen no more clearly than in the idea of free will. Free will is full of possibility and risk at the same time. One cannot experience love both in receiving and in giving without free will. It requires the ultimate love to create someone with free will. Mindless robots carry far less risk, but they cannot experience the joys and the pleasure of being loved and loving.

The existing of demons and devils concurrently with an almighty God poses no contradiction at all. Any created being with the capacity to choose can choose to rebel against authority. This again illustrates the risk involved in creating things with the capacity to choose. It is not a matter of whether or not God can get rid of these rebellious spirits. Because He has not chosen to do so yet in no way leads to the conclusion that He cannot. I still have an old beat up pickup truck. I can afford a new one. Becasue I still have the old pickup truck does not indicate that I cannot get rid of it.

On your ideas of good and evil lets consider something. We’ll start with the scientific realm for our illustration. Scientifically speaking there is no such thing as darkness. We measure light. The term darkness really means some level of the absence of light. You see light exists. It exists in an almost infinite number of levels or degrees, all the way down to 0. The same goes for coldness. We measure heat. We do not measure coldness. Coldness and darkness are abstracts. Light and heat are the absolutes. Goodness, which is God in its absolute sense, exists. Evil is an abstract that is defined by the absence of goodness.

Light is not in competition with darkness. As soon as light is introduced into an area it overcomes the darkness. You cannot say the same thing in reverse. You cannot introduce darkness into a room and overcome the light. All you can do is remove the light. It is the absence of light that brings about what we call darkness. I can bring a light into a room and make it light. I cannot bring darkness into a room and ovecome light. As soon as goodness is introduced it overcomes evil. It dispels it because by definition evil is the absence of goodness. The reason evil exists in this world is not because of the devil. Evil exists because we reject the good (and that whole free will thing comes into play again). Sure the devil is an agent of evil, but he is not evil itself. Evil is not created, it is an absence of good; a result of us rejecting the good.

I find it intersting that one can believe in an innumerable amount of realities and not believe in an absolute God. Lets suppose there is this system of innumerable amount of realities – from where do they get their reality? what makes them real? Consider if you for a moment that concept of right and wrong. I know you believe in right and wrong because you mention good and evil and the concept of death with dignity (what is dignity? It is some defined standard of a good death), etc. Where did the concept of right and wrong come from? What makes something right and something else wrong? What is the basis of this standard that we use?

In response to your final questions regarding suicide, euthanasia, death with dignity, et al; read the original post again. It doesn’t focus on punishment. It focuses on the question of whose life is it? In place of hopelessness God offers hope.

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