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#1 bobabelever

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:33 AM

I just signed up a couple days back. My bro (real brother, same last name, had multi-hour wrestling matches with when we were kids, got the bike that I picked out for his birthday, etc...) (larrywj2) told me about this place, he said he was posting stuff about me so I had to join and make sure he's not slandering my name - jk, I know he wouldn't do that :P

I am a 100% Biblical literalist; what the Bible says is what God is telling us - no need to allegorize, unless allegory is the intent, but then it is obvious.

"And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."
- that's one literal day;
a 24 hour period;
breakfast->lunch->dinner - simple.
(well, maybe lunch->dinner->breakfast :D )
(I orient myself way too much with food :rolleyes: )

I struggled for many years with what I was 'taught' (brainwashed) in public schools. I came to my own conclusions about origins, but never quite understood evolutionary thinking, and never really believed my own theory. It was just over 15 years ago, while reading a book by the late Dr. Henry Morris (Institute for Creation Research), that I put the book down and said to myself "That's it, I'm done" (I get it, I understand).

I am a simple layman when it comes to scientific things, and it is from a layman's viewpoint that I believe in creation. The most eye-opening evidence for me is Mount St. Helen's, and the canyon that was quickly created after half of it was blown to smithereens. Compared to the Grand Canyon in the state that I live in, no longer are millions of years necessary for it to have been created. :huh:

After reading the Bible, through and through, my understanding is that we are to have faith and we are to embrace dominion:
Faith = believing as a child.
Dominion = using our God given intelligence to do good.
(it is a tough balancing act, but God knows that and He helps us)

Faith is the easy part, for me - God has proven Himself to me way too many times for me to deny Him. It is the dominion that can be more of a challenge, and in my humble opinion it is dominion that drives us creationists to "spread the Gospel".

#2 Ron

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:40 AM

Welcome to the forum Bob :rolleyes:

#3 Adam Nagy

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

Hi Bob! Welcome aboard. :lol:

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:40 PM

Welcome! Glad to see you have a sense of humor, always a good thing to have in these debates. It is almost 1:40am where I am right now, and before I pass out half way to my bed; it was nice meeting you and I hope we can have some interesting conversations about God and science. Until then, may Christ be your shalom.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:46 AM

Glad to see some YECs join. Welcome.

#6 bobabelever

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:35 AM

Thank you all for the warm welcome, Happy Thanksgiving to all <_<

#7 bobabelever

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 10:09 AM

Welcome!

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Just practicing quotes.

Glad to see you have a sense of humor, always a good thing to have in these debates.

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I hope this works the way I think it will (theory)

... may Christ be your shalom.

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I think I will see three separate quote boxes with snipets of Darkness45's post. (hypothesis)

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Conclusion, I have proven my theory :)

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 07:16 AM

Bobabelever, it's good to see you learned how to use the quote function. One word of advice though, as I've had this problem come up, you can't use more than 10 quotes in one post. Look under Ikester's signature for details if you haven't noticed already.

#9 Adam Nagy

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 07:36 AM

Just practicing quotes.
I hope this works the way I think it will (theory)
I think I will see three separate quote boxes with snipets of Darkness45's post. (hypothesis)

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Conclusion, I have proven my theory  :)

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<_< :lol: :lol:

#10 the totton linnet

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:08 PM

Greetings Bobbable Bob :wacko: we need a few Bobbies on the beat here.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:41 AM

Welcome to the forum. God has proven himself real to me also so there is no way I cannot or every will not believe in Him. I see him at work in my life and other peoples lives, I see people get saved a lot during the year, I see how the Word affects people.

When someone says that personal experiences are not reliable evidence, what they are really saying is your personal experience is not convincing to them, which is true. However if you ask them what it would take to believe in God, I would say 90% of the time they will give a personal experience answer, like God talking to them, appearing before them, etc...

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:28 AM

Guess I'm a bit late.

Welcome aboard bro.

#13 bobabelever

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:35 AM

I updated my avatar for two reasons:
my very latest post :)
and because I've discovered that my "opinions" in this type of forum may impede my advancement in the corporate world, it's sad but true.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:48 PM

Sad to hear that Bob.

#15 bobabelever

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:39 AM

Sad to hear that Bob.

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Thanks Jason.




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