I haven't known very many atheists personally. But probably, yes, as they would think Christians or Jews are judgmental.
I had a friend who was an atheist, but we parted ways because of her drinking, not because of our differing views.
I also had an uncle who was an atheist. He was also a doctor...
You are splitting hairs and disagreeing with me on trivialities. You are saying that baptism by the Spirit and Spirit baptism is not the same thing. We cannot have a conversation, unfortunately. Goodby.
Cynthia earlier said: The liberal element in their church were believed to have set the church sanctuary on fire, by heaping all bibles and hymnals in the middle of the room, adding lighter fluid. The Heat and Air was turned on (it is always shut off during the week) so that it would circulate...
Yes. You win the prize. Since water baptism was for repentance (an outward confession of our sin needing to be cleansed). Now we have the baptism (the one baptism) by the one Spirit which saves us. It also gives us gifts in differing measure as I mentioned earlier to someone else. But we can...
Water and Spirit. Only 2 baptisms.
The fire was from the Holy Spirit. So Water and Spirit holds up.
the Holy Spirit is given by measure differently for each saved person. to distribute gifts. we don't all have the same gifts. As Paul teaches us.
A cursory review of a concordance shows the word Eden appears 19 times in the OT,
Genesis 6 times
2 Kings 1 time
2 Chronicles 2 times
Isaiah 2 times
Ezekiel 7 times
Joel 1 time
Zero times in the New Testament.
In none of the references is Eden compared to New Jerusalem.
so there was a huge city in Eden with 12 gates? No
That description in no way is compared to Eden. In any event, it is highly symbolic. Just as the saints are said to be stones built into the heavenly temple. Are we to be put in a car crusher and shaped into cubes then stacked into a grisly...