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by RoosterOnAStick
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Waterslide baptisms would be fun!
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Re: Waterslide baptisms would be fun!

"In the dry-off area next to the baptismal pool, a dripping congregant, who identified himself only as Eddie, was trying to get his iPhone to turn back on. He told reporters, “This was my first Sunday here.” Asked if he planned on returning to Elevation Church he said, “No. I think I’ll stick to the...
by RoosterOnAStick
Wed May 04, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Debates
Topic: Spiritual Gifts
Replies: 25
Views: 5902

Re: Spiritual Gifts

Having been through various charismatic and Pentecostal traditions and the spirituality on my own church The Orthodox Church, I feel I can confidently say three things. First, the deposit of faith, the Revelation that God has given us and His means of speaking with us are still here. Certain spiritu...
by RoosterOnAStick
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: The Crusades.
Replies: 25
Views: 3914

Re: The Crusades.

Context is everything. Just tossing more opinions out here. Each Crusade even has to be taken on a case by case basis too, which is not something that is done oftentimes. Not all Crusades were the result of just unbridled Christian aggression. As I said earlier the original intent was to assist the ...
by RoosterOnAStick
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: The Crusades.
Replies: 25
Views: 3914

Re: The Crusades.

Especially considering that the Turks did in fact pour into Eastern Europe like a Maelstrom after Constantinople centuries later fell gave it more credence in hindsight. Of course, it didn't help that one of those crusades wound up in Constantinople to begin with. Granted that happened due to a comb...
by RoosterOnAStick
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Music
Topic: What song are you listening to?
Replies: 7640
Views: 713975

Re: What song are you listening to?

Butchered by Dissimulator. It's a Christian Death Metal Band, one of two I stumbled on recently and sort of by accident. The first band I found was horrible but these guys on the other hand were amazing. I once joked with a friend of mine on how this wouldn't make much sense but apparently I was pro...
by RoosterOnAStick
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Prayer Requests and Praises
Topic: Psalm 53 in Aramaic
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: Psalm 53 in Aramaic

Sure thing. I'll add another one here, this time one of the typical hymms sang in Orthodox Churches during Sunday Service. It is called the Trisagion hymm, usually comes before the first Scripture reading of the day. This rendition is from the same priest and parish that did the previous video I pos...
by RoosterOnAStick
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Statement of Belief
Replies: 31
Views: 6075

Re: Statement of Belief

Dude, Dirk he ain't an "apt pupil" cause you ain't no teacher in the first place. Unless you show me evidence that you are either a clergyman, chaplain, or even a Sunday school teacher (or have been designated by one of the above to teach on their behalf) why should anyone consider themselves under ...
by RoosterOnAStick
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Debates
Topic: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?
Replies: 57
Views: 10039

Re: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?

Incidentally, I found an interesting link about the history of trinitarian doctrine in the Stanford University encyclopedia. I'm using this one for two reasons. First it shows the arguments for and against it, mostly from antiquity and middle ages. Second, while there is some bias it doesn't seem to...
by RoosterOnAStick
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Debates
Topic: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?
Replies: 57
Views: 10039

Re: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?

Another thing to keep in mind is that the Trinity doctrine was hardly universal in the early days. It wasn't until centuries after Christ's time on Earth that the church councils settled on the Trinity doctrine. Prior to that, there was a fairly even split. I partially agree with this. Even in the ...
by RoosterOnAStick
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Debates
Topic: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?
Replies: 57
Views: 10039

Re: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?

Again the fact (most of us) are attempting to discuss this with either open minds or a sense of respect for another's opinion, we're doing it in love, with grace and each of us brings our own saltiness into the topic. I would certainly hope nobody's being salty! :D Fortunately it does not seem to b...
by RoosterOnAStick
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Minecraft Magic and christians
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Minecraft Magic and christians

... ... there are certain times we ought to calmly express our discontent. Except when Satan goes too far and we're in prayer or a rebuke of his work. I can't be calm if it goes too far. Period. This is only because of things I have witnessed first hand that at least half of which is not worth know...
by RoosterOnAStick
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Prayer Requests and Praises
Topic: Psalm 53 in Aramaic
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Psalm 53 in Aramaic

I wasn't sure where to put this so I decided to put it here. Didn't quite seem to fit the Bible Study part, lol. So I finally found the churches that still did services in Aramaic. Apparently the Orthodox Church of Georgia had an influx of migrants from Syria many centuries ago and their traditions ...
by RoosterOnAStick
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Debates
Topic: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?
Replies: 57
Views: 10039

Re: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?

Apparently with even more trouble sleeping tonight, may as well post something else that came to mind. One of the main themes I have seen in this thread rest on one key component for their argument regarding a non trinitarian view is simplicity. It is an essentially an Occam's razor argument which i...
by RoosterOnAStick
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Debates
Topic: I'm Bringing 'OSAS' back!
Replies: 64
Views: 12230

Re: I'm Bringing 'OSAS' back!

Yeah I pretty much agree with everything that has been said so far and have other things to add. I do not believe in once saved always saved, or even that being saved is a discrete onetime event. It is a lifelong work in progress. Will we be saved I'm the end well, that's between each person and God...
by RoosterOnAStick
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Debates
Topic: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?
Replies: 57
Views: 10039

Re: Shall We Discuss the Trinity?

The trouble with an explanation like this is that it takes the Trinity as an axiom. In other words, you would have to interpret it as if the Trinity is already established doctrine and then develop this interpretation to reconcile it with the text. This doesn't actually prove the Trinity at all. Th...

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