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Amosathar last won the day on January 14

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  1. If an android has any human or organic part then it starts to lean towards a cyborg, a mixture of mechanical and biology/organic matter. I agree with what has already been said. The soul is the third part of the human image made by God, Body, Mind and Soul and the spirit is the breath of life that gives us being. Having only the brain or part of it would be only a 1/3 of the equation or image that God created and I would wonder where the soul would inhabit and without the breath of God, is it truly alive or an imitation of life. An interesting idea that has often been l
  2. I think a large issue relating to the way people share their faith relates back to their own salvation. One of the biggest issues in the church is discipleship. People come to salvation, they are now adopted into the family of God, but who is showing them what that means, who is modelling what it looks like to be a child of God and is what they are seeing the correct reflection of Jesus nature? When a child is adopted into a family, they may be part of the family, but it takes time for them to learn and reflect the values of the family so that they are seen as part of the family bo
  3. As I work in a Christian School where all the staff are Christians, I'm sure all my co-workers know that I am a Christian, it's not something I've ever hidden as I have never cared what people think about me, although I have never revealed my beliefs in a way that would be offensive. One of the major downfalls I have seen in churches and Christian culture is that Jesus commissioned us to go into all the world and make disciples, not converts. It's not just about bringing people to salvation, it's about relationship. The best way to witness to someone is to befriend them and show th
  4. I'm sorry, I don't think I understand what you are trying to say.
  5. I often feel that way, I certainly did with the latest chapter I wrote, that is until someone is gracious enough to offer their time to read it and tell me if I missed the mark.
  6. I believe that God still inspires people today through the Holy Spirit, but it is a different kind of inspiration. The writings people are inspired to write today, whether it is a book, a poem or a song, is designed to point people back to God and the Bible. What sets the Bible apart from any other book or writing is that the Bible IS the Word of God, it is living and it has depth beyond the words written on the page. Jesus is the Word, the embodiment of everything the Bible is and what it stands for. That's why 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is God-breathed. Just as creati
  7. With the challenge of my visual disability I find it hard to read a lot of text. So reading through my own work a second time is hard and it has often been quite a struggle just to write it and do the minor editing the first time through. It's part of the reason I stopped putting stuff into the critique forum as I didn't think it was fair to ask for critiques when I was unable to read through other people's work and offer critiques or help. A lot of people suggest I listen to text or books with text-to-speech or audio books but ever since I was young I have found that sitting and l
  8. John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. In many discussions with my father who was trained as a minister and can read and understand the New Testament in the Greek language, this is one of the things he has taught me. There are two words in the Greek used for the 'Word' of God or Scripture - Logos which I see as the the verbal expression
  9. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying people shouldn't use them as they can be beneficial for younger Christians who desire to learn more about the Bible. As long as people read the Bible more than commentaries and measure everything they read or hear against the Bible to make sure it is agreement then there isn't a problem. But I myself for the most part have never used them. When I read I often find it easier to grasp and understand what I'm reading. That is partially due to three years of Bible college mixed with an aptitude towards understanding the written word and interpretation from the H
  10. That is what I was trying to get at, that they are personal interpretations, but I forgot to say it, thanks for pointing it out.
  11. Progressive Christianity is a false doctrine and is not of God nor does have the Bible as the central source to measure all beliefs by. It is an attempt to water down the Gospel and try and make it more acceptable to the world. It sacrifices truth and holiness for more acceptance, tolerance and popularity. When we come to salvation we are born again, we are a new creation (2 Cor 5:17) and we are no longer of this world but are aliens living in the world but no longer part of it. Do we doubt the scriptures? Can we not accept them as a record of truth. We know that all scripture is f
  12. yes that is a nice picture, I can see how that would inspire a nomadic story. My first impression is she is either waiting for a loved one to come over the horizon because someone said they were coming or there are unwanted people approaching and she is concerned for what that means for the tribe.
  13. @Alleyyes, images can have a profound impact on me and I may often see more in the picture than is there or am inspired by it. What about yourself?
  14. I realize that not everyone feels or relates to music the way that I do and my overall intention with this thread was to offer an idea about helping an author to get into the personality/mentality or consciousness of a character for those who either see the stories they write like a movie in their head like I do or music inspires their writing in some way. I guess in some way it also gives people a partial glimpse into how my mind works.
  15. @Alley I don't usually listen while writing, but sometimes I will stop and listen to the song or part of it just to get me into the right head space. You seem to understand what I'm trying to say. Those 3 songs are really good and the type of songs I am talking about, that they convey their own story or message.
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