> Apparently we aren't alone in this debate.This debate has been going on for a LONG time in both secular and Christian
circles. From experience, the one thing I have noted from observing these
debates is that I have never seen anyone change their position from the one
they held prior to the debate. I know that there are other topics where the
same can be said, but this seems to be one of those things that is so clear
and straightforward to each of the opposing sides of the debate, and neither
can convince the other to understand, and see their arguments. It was wise
to wrap this one up, as it really was not going anywhere and probably never
would. I thought some of the arguments were excellent, but I already know
what I believe, so it was more of a reinforcement than anything.
Just an observation...Ginny
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ginny Dohms"
>probably > never would.
> It was wise
> to wrap this one up, as it really was not going anywhere and
Oh, I don't know. I was enjoying the discussion very much, and
learning alot too. True, I did not read anything to cause me to
waver from the view Augustine, Calvin, and Turretin uphold (that
lying, though less heinous in a case like Rahab's, is sin
nonetheless, and in the case of Rahab, graciously forgiven, and that
even our good works are tainted with our sin), but I am definatley
spending some good time meditating on these things. I think as long
as folks stay friendly about it, continuing the discussion is fine by
I know I still have questions about lying under oath in order to save
a life, and Susan was wondering about what Gus has to say about
Turretin's view, and there are no doubt other things that could still
be fleshed out a little, WITHOUT FIGHTING, of course.
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>Has anyone address Joshua 8:1-2 yet? God here is sanctioning a military
> I know I still have questions about lying under oath in order to save
> a life, and Susan was wondering about what Gus has to say about
> Turretin's view, and there are no doubt other things that could still
> be fleshed out a little, WITHOUT FIGHTING, of course.
strategy that is deceptive in nature to destroy the people of Ai.
What sayest ye (plural to all in the list)?