Should we archive that post? :chuckle:
Does he or anyone else on this board have your mailing address? I thought you were all secretive about your identity.Originally posted by Zakath
I wouldn't know what the book shows. I wasn't offered a courtesy copy, even though a significant amount of the material is mine... :nono:
... about what I would expect from a money-grubbing media personality.
Originally posted by Zakath
Aww, give him time. Perhaps he just hasn't sunk that low yet...
So he's not a "healing is for today" sort of fellow, eh?Originally posted by Shimei
Bob better quite selling his book "The Plot" then. Most of his material would have to be scrapped. A healing ministry totally opposes what Bob teaches on that very subject.
And didn't you ultimately forsake Christianity because you did not see evidence that supernatural healings and such were happening? Didn't you reason that if there are no miracles and supernatural healings happening today, then the God of the Bible does not exist?Originally posted by Zakath
I was a "charismaniac" of sorts, yes.
Not as simple as that, no. It was merely one of a number of contributing factors. But there were plenty of denominations and independent fellowships I could have moved into that waved the dispensational wand to banish such difficulties...Originally posted by Turbo
And didn't you ultimately forsake Christianity because you did not see evidence that supernatural healings and such were happening? Didn't you reason that if there are no miracles and supernatural healings happening today, then the God of the Bible does not exist?
As I mentioned above, the the deity's consistent "no-show" behavior over a period of years was certainly a contributing factor.Originally posted by Turbo
Zakath, I got the impression from your post that the absense of miracles did cause you to reject the God of the Bible, because according to your understanding, the Bible taught that one should expect some supernatural assistance now and then if one prayed for it.
I wouldn't say that I have a single paramount issue, it was a combination of a number of issues and difficulties. The issues and difficulties eventually caused me to resign my pastorate since I couldn't in good conscience continue to preach what I did not believe. Continued investigation of church history, the bible, and prayer led me away from the church and the belief in deity all-together.If that was not your primary difficulty with the existence of a deity, what was?