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11 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Steve, I haven't read your book yet, but look forward to it. Looks very interesting. What I picked up on in your post is: "It describes how the first man, Yima, lived in a walled garden ( the old Iranian word Paira-daeza, from which the English word ‘paradise’ comes) on a mountain where the water of life flowed and the tree of life grew." As a biblical scholar and ancient history
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Philip Gardiner wrote: The true spirit is peaceful, loving, kind, > considerate and open. This last one, I have slipped in, and you > must agree, it is one of those fruits of the spirit (of my own > making I agree) that is missing in many fundamentalist > evangelicals, not just the Catholic Church. You are absolutely right, Philip! I'm with you on that. That's why the people we see
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Thanks for the reply, Philip. Yes I understand your feelings on the subject and I respect your view. you wrote: > > To go with this one, I have to believe that whoever wrote the > many references to the Ark and other stories in the various > texts we call the Bible I would have to either believe that > they could see into the future somehow and then try and show or > discover
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Jim, Here are the verses: Matthew 27:50-54 "Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Interesting observations, Philip. > Is all of this real and literal? Good question. I believe it is "real". My understanding after many years of study is that the events that ocurred in the Old Testament were "types and shadows" of things to come. The Ark represented a "literal" box which stood between God and his people. It was a sort of "mediator".
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Ernest, How do you come to this conclusion? The word Hebrew word "Solomon" is a compound word taken from Hebrew words "shalom" and "shalem". Shalom meaning "peace, safety, happy, friendly, welfare, health and prosperity". And Shalem meaning "to complete, restore peace, restitution, finish, repay, perform, to make prosperous or reward." Solomon w
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Kattmanndoo wrote: > Lord is defined as Ruler or Rule Over. What rules the world? > Literalism. Taking something at face value or superficially, > without getting to it's root. > > Therefore even Solomon (The Philosopher) says to Fear > Literalism. To fear literalism is the beginning of knowledge, > wisdom and instruction. > How do you support these statements? In what
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Phillip, I know there are many theories as to where the Ark may have ended up. I personally believe it was "real". My favorite is story of how the prophet Jeremiah and his scribe Baruch travelled to Ireland and the tomb of Ollamh Fodhla in Loughcrew. This link has some interesting evidence. Also, I have read the books of E. Raymond Capt, maybe you have heard of him? For those
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hello Gordon and SunSword, If I may add... The Reason President Bush was re-elected is because he was able to unite ALL Christians in a common theme, belief or goal (you choose). For example: The Same Sex Marriage issue. This was the "genius" of his campaign. Had he not united ALL Christians, the Evangelical Christian vote wouldn't have been enough. This was learned from his father's
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Yes, Cesar, The Founders used this phrase often "we hold these truths to be self evident." The truth of God and his sovereign power was "self evident" to them. Kim
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15 years ago
Kboldt
But, Jim, This debate is not over symbolism. I have no argument with you there. This debate is over whether or not The Founding Fathers recognized God in the Constitution. I advise you to read the Federalist Papers link on that site I gave you to get a better understanding of what the Founders were trying to establish and what they actually thought. I agree that the Bible contains much symbolis
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15 years ago
Kboldt
JimLewandowski wrote: > 1) FF were Christians and by lack of judgement, forgot to put > god (or the word creator) in the Constitution OR... 1) They didn't need to put in the word GOD or Creator because it was understood that God is sovereign according to the Federalist Papers which are the precursor to the development of the U.S. Constitution. Read for yourself here in the National Archiv
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Geert, I sent you two emails, did you receive them? And if you did, did you have a chance to read them, yet? Kim
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15 years ago
Kboldt
I don't know what web site this came from, but these are not the words of Thomas Jefferson. I challenge you on this. If you show me in the National Archives where this letter came from in these exact words, I'll give it a thought. The word Christianity is in brackets which tells me this is an addition by a later author attempting to impose his own particular beliefs. Kim
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Geert, Very good, I agree. I would also like to add that this is also a representation of the constellation of Virgo. (so we have another double meaning here) This was her position in the sky or heavens at the time of Christ's birth. She appeared above the full moon at the center of heaven. So it "appeared" that she was "standing on the moon". kind regards, Kimberly
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15 years ago
Kboldt
JimLewandowski wrote: > Jefferson accepts the DOCTRINES of Jesus (sermon on the Mount) > but NOT his divinity. HUGE difference between your and my > definition of Christian. Jefferson never stated that Jesus was not Divine. I challenge you to find these words in anything he wrote. I've gone over everything I can find on Jefferson. I don't see it anywhere. You have to understand me. I
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Jim, This is your best argument? Have you read the Federalist Papers? What does Rev. Barry Lynn have to do with this debate? Who is he, anyway? An expert on the Founding Fathers original intent? I don't think so. You are free to try again. kind regards, Kimberly
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Lee, So you want to debate this again? Yes, all wonderful quotes from these men. But all taken out of context and meaning and completely misinterpreted and twisted with half truths to fit beliefs of Atheists and Agnostics. It's true, the Founders WERE against those people who "claimed" to be Christians, but were in fact hypocrites. This is what they protested, not Christianity itse
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, etc. were actually Christians. I can prove it (if you are interested) by their letters on file at the National Archives. Thomas Jefferson actually used the words "I am a Christian". He was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. In Washington's personal diary, he called upon the name of Jesus Christ fequently. As was the case in his prayer at Valley Forge wh
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Back up about 150 years from Washington, Jefferson.... that's who the real founders were.
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Paoputzu, Christians tend to "stick" together when the alternative is against their moral values. All Christians share many of the same moral values. It is their particular doctrines that are different. Which is why there are so many different denominations. Bush is an "Evangelical Christian" which includes the teachings of fundamentalism and dispensationalism. Bush stood
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15 years ago
Kboldt
You are Welcome, Claude! I know, this is a lot of information to digest, and I am still learning myself. Regarding the "warning" in the book of Revelation, this is the only warning I know of and it is a harsh one. Rev 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues th
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Yes, James, I agree. Everything will work out in the end. We are all destined to be in the same place. To walk with our Lord Jesus Christ will truly be wonderful indeed! Kim
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi James, Patrick and I do not agree on the coming "millennial rule" of Christ. I believe Christ is coming again one time and his rule is permanent, not just a thousand years. Anyway, regarding my "futurist" statement about Patrick, maybe the use of the word "everything" was a bit too exaggerated. I apologize. But I personally haven't seen him demonstrate otherwise
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Claude, Got a minute? (hee, hee) I can understand why you do not "buy" Patrick's description of the "5th Seal". The "real" meaning behind the 5th Seal is the "martyrdom of the saints" or the great persecution of the Christians. For the most part, this has already taken place. Let's look at Revelation again....Chapter 6:9-11 "And when he had op
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi James, I've presented my argument to the best of my capability. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I would like to note, that I once believed the Nephilim to be a race of super-human beings myself. Then I decided to look a bit furthur. I know it is human nature to accept what we want to believe and see what we want to see. It's difficult not to interject our own "feeli
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15 years ago
Kboldt
JamesH wrote: > If the "children of man" (humans) begat beautiful daughters who > went on to have sexual relations with "angels" and we assume > those "angels" were merely human, then why did they give birth > to a race of super-humans, namely giants? It only makes sense > if we recognise that these sexuals unions were out of the > ordinary... uni
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi Lee, Yes, I agree. That is my point. There was nothing "supernatural" taking place then. The word "angels" is used as a figure of speech. Kim
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Again, James, those passages are allegory. The Greek word for "angels" used in those verses is "agellos". This word comes from two root words "agele" and ago" which when combined means "those ancient shepherds that lorded over the children of God". "Ago meaning "to bring forth or to lead", and "agele", which means "a driv
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15 years ago
Kboldt
Hi James, The text you quote in Enoch, book 1, is mainly "figure of speech". For example: "angels, children of heaven" is just another allegory for the "sons of God". This allegory is used throughout the whole Bible. Even Jesus uses this allegory when he invites all of us to become the "sons of God" or the "children of God". All followers of God
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