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by Striped Leopard
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bulletin Board
Topic: Record Name Changes Here!
Replies: 63
Views: 28887

Re: Record Name Changes Here!

I was Christian A., and I am now Striped Leopard! My sig explains some of my thought process behind that. =) Basically, just like it's impossible for a leopard with spots to become striped, it's impossible for someone whose nature is to be enslaved to sin and evildoing to become good by nature. And ...
by Striped Leopard
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Creationism or Evolutionism.
Replies: 275
Views: 58934

Re: Creationism or Evolutionism.

No. I am saying that there are a multitude of examples of things that can be perceived that way, and yet we know God does not lie/deceive, so these things must be interpreted some other way. I feel like you are just saying that to provoke me, but I will respond, nevertheless. Carbon-14 dating is oft...
by Striped Leopard
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Creationism or Evolutionism.
Replies: 275
Views: 58934

Re: Creationism or Evolutionism.

I see no reason to believe that the DNA would not have appeared to be older than it was. Same with the tree rings. The very existence of both is enough to imply a false history. The existence of a chicken implies there was an egg. And yet we know that God used supernatural means to create it without...
by Striped Leopard
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Creationism or Evolutionism.
Replies: 275
Views: 58934

Re: Creationism or Evolutionism.

*quietly strolls in*

Yes, and why would you assume that God created Adam and Eve as fully formed humans? That gives the impression that they were once babies and then grew over time into adulthood. God would not so obviously deceive our senses.

*quietly strolls back out*
by Striped Leopard
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

*quietly strolls in*

I think what Jesus meant to say was, "No one is good--except God alone, along with Mary and all of the saints and anyone else who does good things."

*quietly strolls back out*
by Striped Leopard
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

Others have very different interpretations of those verses. Are they illogical? In fact, earlier, you spoke about the translations you "regularly use." Do you use them because they line up entirely with the original text? That's true. They aren't necessarily illogical, but I feel that the translati...
by Striped Leopard
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Joel Osteen
Replies: 105
Views: 18570

Re: Joel Osteen

This is one of those rare occasions where I entirely agree with 11th. =P I think Mr. Osteen has done much more harm than good as the leader of the largest church in America. He makes promises to people that are not based on the Word of God, and he is very negligent in presenting the full gospel on h...
by Striped Leopard
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

I will be honest and say that I'm not sure. Believe it or not, this is something that I've struggled with. I believe that every creation of God brings glory to Him just by living and breathing, merely because they are His creative handiwork. In that sense then, every blink brings Him glory and is th...
by Striped Leopard
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

11th: Good question... You're right, I don't agree with the "if necessary, use words" part, because the Gospel is the truth about Jesus, something you can't sufficiently explain by any other means than using words. But.... I suppose I wouldn't have a huge problem with it. Jesus did good things for ...
by Striped Leopard
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

Yes, I would. As long as there weren't any restrictions that kept me from striking up conversations with people and potentially sharing the gospel with them. Yes, I believe that even when we are saved, we still have the propensity to be influenced by the remnants of "the old man" and we will fall in...
by Striped Leopard
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

We've had this discussion before, and you know where I stand on this; that's why I was trying to direct this conversation in a slightly different direction. But I will answer your questions nonetheless. No, I don't believe the deed in and of itself is evil. But multiple places in the Bible we are to...
by Striped Leopard
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

Uh, you could do the courtesy of reading the whole post, so "Lol" to you, sir. Kaida already quoted that, and I refuted. Feel free to refute my argument, though. In fact, please do. Oh. Yes. Lol to me. I am thoroughly humbled now. For some reason, I only saw the first part and your response to it. ...
by Striped Leopard
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Is man basically good, or basically evil?
Replies: 200
Views: 29755

Re: Is man basically good, or basically evil?

The first verse has no bearing as it is before the flood. Also, it is speaking general not as a declaration with no exceptions, since God spared Noah. Lol, your comment has no bearing because Genesis 8:21 says the same thing after the flood, even though it's now only Noah and his family who are ali...
by Striped Leopard
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Debating Catholicism
Replies: 536
Views: 89441

Re: Christian vs. Catholic

You're missing the point, GratiaDei. The Pope is infallible and inspired in his theological proclamations, therefore there does not need to be any Scriptural support. The Pope is just as authoritative as Scripture, in the Catholic tradition. That's why so many of their teachings can't be found in th...
by Striped Leopard
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: Debating Catholicism
Replies: 536
Views: 89441

Re: Christian vs. Catholic

a member named Christian said with a straight facet that the Pope is the Antichrist (Christian, if you're reading this, one has to wonder how on earth you bought that.) Wait... I did? *goes back to check* EDIT: I guess I did post something from someone who held that view. I don't think I meant to a...
by Striped Leopard
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Community Courtyard
Topic: Favorite Movie Quotes
Replies: 25
Views: 6537

Re: Favorite Movie Quotes

SparkyHappyGiraffe wrote: Joker: And here we go! (I just randomly say that at the weirdest times; like when it's time to get out of bed I'll say then then I'll jump out of bed) ;)
That sounds like a great idea! I want to start doing that now. :D
by Striped Leopard
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: do you think men should wear pants?
Replies: 80
Views: 15546

Re: do you think men should wear pants?

Have you read the posts on any of the previous pages...?
by Striped Leopard
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: The Rapture..
Replies: 173
Views: 35056

Re: The Rapture..

I don't think there's much evidence at all for a seven-year period of heightened tribulation. I think Christians are undergoing tribulation now. We don't experience much at all in America, so we wouldn't understand, but think about all of the severely persecuted Christians in China, Korea, and Musli...
by Striped Leopard
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Community Courtyard
Topic: Mario or Sonic?!
Replies: 112
Views: 29222

Re: Mario or Sonic?!

Don't be racist. Be like Mario. He's an Italian plumber created by Japanese people who speaks English and looks like a Mexican. And runs like a Jamaican. And jumps like a black man. And grabs coins like a Jew.
by Striped Leopard
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: The Chapel
Topic: The Rapture..
Replies: 173
Views: 35056

Re: The Rapture..

Okay. Yeah, I see where you're coming from. All that stuff about Jesus taking His followers before the judgment of the wicked I think can be explained this way: There will be a rapture, but it will be directly before the Final Judgment. Christ's people will go to be with Him, while He executes judgm...