Christianity is fundamentally anti-critical thinking and the U.S. is not a Christian nation

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dhh712

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@dhh712 I love that Acts 8 passage, how Isaiah 53 came alive to the Ethiopian eunuch.......

Right! Isn't that the way the way it goes often? Philip comes along and sees him reading and ask him, "Do you understand what you're reading there?" And the guy's like, "How am I supposed to understand it if someone doesn't explain to to me? Is the writer talking about himself or someone else?" And so Philip goes over and shows him Jesus in those verses. It's great.
 

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Right! Isn't that the way the way it goes often? Philip comes along and sees him reading and ask him, "Do you understand what you're reading there?" And the guy's like, "How am I supposed to understand it if someone doesn't explain to to me? Is the writer talking about himself or someone else?" And so Philip goes over and shows him Jesus in those verses. It's great.
@dhh712 We can indeed be 'fellowhelpers to the truth' (3 John 8), although in the end it is the Holy Spirit Who gives light and understanding (cf. 'Lydia....whose heart the Lord opened', Acts 16.14).
 

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@dhh712 We can indeed be 'fellowhelpers to the truth' (3 John 8), although in the end it is the Holy Spirit Who gives light and understanding (cf. 'Lydia....whose heart the Lord opened', Acts 16.14).

That is right of course--you can explain it all clearly to someone but if the Holy Spirit doesn't enlighten their mind and give life to their spirit they'll still refuse to believe.
 
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is right of course--you can explain it all clearly to someone but if the Holy Spirit doesn't enlighten their mind and give life to their spirit they'll still refuse to believe
True but I do not think that any word that goes out of a man or woman of God, comes back empty. Is 55:11
1 Corinthians 2:4 says:
My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,
 
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