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The Agnostic Believer?
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:04:31 PM »
Can there be such a thing? I hear you all say.

On its own, and in the strict understanding of the word, it would not be true to say that I am an Agnostic.

Am I a Believer?
In the context of the mainstream, fundamentalist, evangelical interpretation (particularly if the Evangelical Alliance's Statement of Faith is taken as an ultimate definition) then no, I am not a Believer.

But mark me down as a 'Believer 'who is agnostic to the degree that I can only 'see' the mind and intent of God "as through a glass darkly"
or
Conversely, mark me down as an 'Agnostic' who believes in a God who sent His Son, as the incarnate exemplification of God and His Kingdom of Heaven to mankind by means of Christ's sacrificial atonement for sin (but acknowledges the restriction of the darkened glass to all deeper theological convictions)
and
You might have me more closely buttonholed.

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Re: The Agnostic Believer?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 06:37:07 PM »
Can there be such a thing? I hear you all say.

On its own, and in the strict understanding of the word, it would not be true to say that I am an Agnostic.

Am I a Believer?
In the context of the mainstream, fundamentalist, evangelical interpretation (particularly if the Evangelical Alliance's Statement of Faith is taken as an ultimate definition) then no, I am not a Believer.

But mark me down as a 'Believer 'who is agnostic to the degree that I can only 'see' the mind and intent of God "as through a glass darkly"
or
Conversely, mark me down as an 'Agnostic' who believes in a God who sent His Son, as the incarnate exemplification of God and His Kingdom of Heaven to mankind by means of Christ's sacrificial atonement for sin (but acknowledges the restriction of the darkened glass to all deeper theological convictions)
and
You might have me more closely buttonholed.

'For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face:
now I know in part;
but then shall I know
even as also I am known.'

(1 Corinthians 13:12)   

Hello there, Theo,

At least you know WHOM you have believed:-  The Lord Jesus Christ. 

'For God so loved the world,
.. that He gave His only begotten Son,
.... that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
...... but have everlasting life.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world;
.. but that the world through Him might be saved.
He that believeth on Him is not condemned:
.. but he that believeth not is condemned already,
.... because He hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.'

(John 3:16-18) 

In Christ Jesus
Chris

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Re: The Agnostic Believer?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 07:44:57 AM »
Hello Theo, it's nice you are here and to see your honesty. :D

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Re: The Agnostic Believer?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 04:41:28 PM »
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Conversely, mark me down as an 'Agnostic' who believes in a God who sent His Son, as the incarnate exemplification of God and His Kingdom of Heaven to mankind by means of Christ's sacrificial atonement for sin " quote Theo.

Clarification please.
Agnostic= does not know.
So what do you know about the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus?

Did it happen and if not please supply your historical references and historians names.
I ask as only ignoramuses believe that Jesus never existed, didn't die or that the tomb was found to be empty.

Would you also explain what you believe about his resurrection?

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Re: The Agnostic Believer?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 11:30:47 AM »
It appears that Theo is a drive by poster.

 

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