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RE: The God pill
wwtl, I have read many monks and saint's accounts, they all speak of having daily conversations and guidance from God. No idea why you believe this is prelast?

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(10-01-2019 07:30 AM)Samseau Wrote:  wwtl, I have read many monks and saint's accounts, they all speak of having daily conversations and guidance from God. No idea why you believe this is prelast?

Obviously it's not my personal belief I just recited an opinion. My personal belief is that anybody can receive the Spirit baptism/gift by grace when the Father sees fit. He can be asked (Luke 11:13).
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(10-01-2019 06:01 AM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  If so, please post the clip here.

If you're unable to find one, then I think it speaks volumes that the *only* clips of him anywhere on YouTube seem to be of him almost trembling with rage as he yells about all of the various people he hates.

Michael, I'll post a clip of him saying something kind when you and other theologians on here start using the Bible to back up everything you're saying. Which in other words, that means it'll probably never happen. Hahaha. Just givin ya a hard time.
But for real, I've been to his church and met him when I was working in the area a couple years back. I talked to him for awhile about some issues I needed cleared up in my mind and about me feeling stuck in the flesh. He cared. He really did. He ain't a monster. But he also definitely ain't afraid to throw someone out his church. Sometimes literally. Yeah he preaches tough on sin, jumps up and down, yells and screams, but he's a man of passion, and a man among men who deeply believes in the fight to spread Christianity. And again if you don't like hearing Anderson yell, that link to the NIFB page I posted awhile back has a list of pastors who are more calm one can always check out. But from the sound of it, I won't get my hopes up.

For what it's worth, he did do a sermon on being nice.



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If you vouch for having met him personally then that counts for a lot. Internet content is 2 dimensional so anyone that's experienced the same thing in 3D is naturally going to see it differently than someone who's only ever gotten the flat version. And that's an analogy, by the way. Don't ask him to film in 3D.

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I think his sermons which are the harshest against the sins of society will gain more traction online in a society filled with luke warm preaching than those such as 'how to be nice' above. In todays society, there are a lot of Churches that only preach how to be nice etc etc.

The issue with Preachers is that there is an innate need to entertain the audience. This is something to be cautious of. The people might not self select for the most holy preacher, but the most entertaining.

If someone can vouch in person that does mean a lot. Its hard for anyone to build an evangelical Church without some personal skills & charisma.

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(10-01-2019 09:27 AM)Spectrumwalker Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 06:01 AM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  If so, please post the clip here.

If you're unable to find one, then I think it speaks volumes that the *only* clips of him anywhere on YouTube seem to be of him almost trembling with rage as he yells about all of the various people he hates.

Michael, I'll post a clip of him saying something kind when you and other theologians on here start using the Bible to back up everything you're saying. Which in other words, that means it'll probably never happen.

I posted a link to a two-hour video where his entire "ministry" is debunked with nothing besides Scripture and highlighting his own lack of consistency. Did you watch it?

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(10-01-2019 02:35 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 09:27 AM)Spectrumwalker Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 06:01 AM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  If so, please post the clip here.

If you're unable to find one, then I think it speaks volumes that the *only* clips of him anywhere on YouTube seem to be of him almost trembling with rage as he yells about all of the various people he hates.

Michael, I'll post a clip of him saying something kind when you and other theologians on here start using the Bible to back up everything you're saying. Which in other words, that means it'll probably never happen.

I posted a link to a two-hour video where his entire "ministry" is debunked with nothing besides Scripture and highlighting his own lack of consistency. Did you watch it?

Yes I made it halfway. I made a remark about it a couple pages back I think it was. Ya must have missed it.
Edit. Page 55 at the end.

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Ah yes, I see you slandered the video without responding to a single point it made or refuting a single argument. So if you demanded a Biblical argument after watching an hour of Biblical argument, then it seems you're emotionally attached to an outcome rather than genuinely interested in truth. And that's being charitable, because it could also be called "lying" to continually imply that there's simply no Biblical rebuke of Anderson's "ministry."

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(10-01-2019 02:58 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  Ah yes, I see you slandered the video without responding to a single point it made or refuting a single argument. So if you demanded a Biblical argument after watching an hour of Biblical argument, then it seems you're emotionally attached to an outcome rather than genuinely interested in truth. And that's being charitable, because it could also be called "lying" to continually imply that there's simply no Biblical rebuke of Anderson's "ministry."

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(10-01-2019 02:58 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  Ah yes, I see you slandered the video without responding to a single point it made or refuting a single argument.

The pot calling the kettle black. But you must have not read my post very closely. And I wouldn't necessarily call it a biblical argument when seemingly half the texts they use to make a point come from St Whosawhatsit and St Whatchamacallit. You yourself can always back up what you're saying with scripture if you are purportedly so well educated in this matter as opposed to just posting a video. If you have time of course. You've made a lot of broad generalizations supported by nothing. I don't have time to break down a two hour YouTube video. But what I can do is help some men understand the Bible when they start actually talking about it.

And if you're gonna call me a liar I'm gonna end up in forum jail again...or banned. My warning level is already through the roof for being a wiseass once in a thread about creation. So we're done for now.

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So for those reading along, notice that both of the guys insisting that Anderson is right have simply left the conversation after being confronted by those exposing Anderson’s lunacy. This is usually how it goes because his fanboys can’t actually defend him or his wildly incoherent, inconsistent beliefs.

I spent about a week last year talking with one of his devoted followers, who despised Orthodoxy and had a whole website devoted to the “Biblical refutation” of our doctrines. He has since seen the Light, left Anderson’s cult, and become Orthodox. It’s likely the same path will be waked by all those who seek Truth.

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Also, note that Anderson adamantly refuses to debate with any of the people or groups he screams about. He considers debate below him, so he prefers to jump on his desk and screech from a distance instead.

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(10-01-2019 03:18 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 02:58 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  Ah yes, I see you slandered the video without responding to a single point it made or refuting a single argument. So if you demanded a Biblical argument after watching an hour of Biblical argument, then it seems you're emotionally attached to an outcome rather than genuinely interested in truth. And that's being charitable, because it could also be called "lying" to continually imply that there's simply no Biblical rebuke of Anderson's "ministry."

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Why did you "like" his post -- and then give it a face palm?

On the bright side, you are never alone when you are a schizophrenic. Smile
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The new forum direction is barely fresh, and already guys are at each other’s throats. Unfortunately, this is the natural state of Christianity, dividing and conquering people since the Roman days. Pathetic.

I’m at a high warning level and Roosh is in one of his trigger-happy moods, so this will probably be my last post here. The forum changes fucking suck, there’s just no way around it. I think it’s hilarious that all this Bible-thumping is causing a major rupture, when it was supposed to be unifying. But that’s not even the biggest problem. The humor, the spontaneity, and the nonchalant nature that once accompanied this forum are all dead now. Buried under the legendary posts of guys like Mixx, G man, CMQ, Excelsior, and a bunch of others that I’m forgetting. All we have now are all these fake-ass Jesus freaks throwing down Bible verses and lecturing us about good vs. evil, morality etc. when barely a few months ago they were probably smashing Vietnamese hoes off Tinder. Give me a fucking break.

Anyway, it’s been real y’all.
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You should have some patience and stick it out quietly or just take a break. Personally I characterise this stuff as teething problems. Honestly, it's only been a couple of months.

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(10-01-2019 05:40 PM)TigerMandingo Wrote:  The new forum direction is barely fresh, and already guys are at each other’s throats. Unfortunately, this is the natural state of Christianity, dividing and conquering people since the Roman days. Pathetic.

I’m at a high warning level and Roosh is in one of his trigger-happy moods, so this will probably be my last post here. The forum changes fucking suck, there’s just no way around it. I think it’s hilarious that all this Bible-thumping is causing a major rupture, when it was supposed to be unifying. But that’s not even the biggest problem. The humor, the spontaneity, and the nonchalant nature that once accompanied this forum are all dead now. Buried under the legendary posts of guys like Mixx, G man, CMQ, Excelsior, and a bunch of others that I’m forgetting. All we have now are all these fake-ass Jesus freaks throwing down Bible verses and lecturing us about good vs. evil, morality etc. when barely a few months ago they were probably smashing Vietnamese hoes off Tinder. Give me a fucking break.

Anyway, it’s been real y’all.

Hopefully, one day your maturity and wisdom levels will match your hubris level. "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." Proverbs 18:2

You are like an angry infant who just had his candy taken away, not even realizing that the candy was bad for his health -- and taken away out of love.
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There's always been debates on this forum and plenty of times when it has gotten heated and personal. The legions of banned posters is testament to that. Not to mention classics such as arguing over appetizers on dates and the constant threads about how much looks matter vs game, how much muscle is too much when it comes to attraction, whether X country is gamed out and on and on. You were one of the big political debaters and have gotten deep into those sort of debates to the point of having earned a few negative reps from them. Despite that, you still kept posting regularly. Why is the debates changing from all the topics I mentioned to theological ones a breaking point for you? You obviously are already used to things getting cranky around here.
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Good point. Time to move on I guess. Not my cup of tea. All the debating and arguing takes a bit of a mental toll as well.

I’m sure I’ll cross paths with some of you guys on STW or whatever. Maybe reddit Laugh
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(10-01-2019 05:56 PM)Wutang Wrote:  There's always been debates on this forum and plenty of times when it has gotten heated and personal. The legions of banned posters is testament to that. Not to mention classics such as arguing over appetizers on dates and the constant threads about how much looks matter vs game, how much muscle is too much when it comes to attraction, whether X country is gamed out and on and on. You were one of the big political debaters and have gotten deep into those sort of debates to the point of having earned a few negative reps from them. Despite that, you still kept posting regularly. Why is the debates changing from all the topics I mentioned to theological ones a breaking point for you? You obviously are already used to things getting cranky around here.

Misotheists have an active loathing of God. New Atheism is an example of a philosophy fueled by misotheism rather than by reason. Their approach is characterized by a visceral, emotional, and spiteful hate for all things religious.

Scripturally, there is a difference between error and ignorance. (Luke 23:24; John 9:41). Misotheists do not doubt God or rely on faulty reasoning to conclude that He does not exist. The misotheist expresses willful, deliberate hatred toward God. (Psalm 10:4; 14:1). He is the "scoffer" or "mocker" of Psalm 1:1 and 2 Peter 3:3. His spiteful rejection of God is warned against in the Bible in the strongest of terms. (Proverbs 29:1; Romans 1:24–25).

Misotheism is an attitude immune to reason and to dialogue. "Mockers resent correction." (Proverbs 15:12). Jesus makes this point in Matthew 7:6, warning His followers not to bother arguing with those who despise the truth. Unfortunately, this means that the misotheist is best left to the consequences of his own choices. Those who actively hate God are not inclined to listen to the gospel or anything that disagrees with their prejudice.

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The bible. You opened it. We came.


   

It's just a book!


   

Oh, no. It is a means to summon Us.


   

Who are you?


   

Creators from beyond your universe. Tyrants to some, saviors to others.


   

It was a mistake! I didn't mean to open it! It was a mistake! Go back to heaven!


   

We will. But not alone.


   

You read the book. We came. Now you must come with Us.


   

Enjoy eternal pleasure.


   

Please...go away and leave me alone!


   

Oh, no tears, please. Where We're going, We will wipe every tear from your eyes and there will be no suffering.


   

Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait, please, wait!


   

No time for rebellion.


   

You've done this before, right?


   

Many, many times.


   

To a man called Vladimir Poontang?


   

Oh, yes. The cheeky one who's probably going to get a line through his name for this.


   

He escaped you!


   

Nobody escapes Us.


   

He did! I've seen him! I've seen him!


   

Impossible!


   

He's alive!


   

Supposing he had escaped Us. What has that to do with you?


   

I can... I can lead you to him! And you can take him back instead of me!


   

Perhaps We prefer you.


   

I want to hear him confess himself that I am the Lord!


   


   

Then maybe...


   


   

Maybe...


   


   

But if you blaspheme against Us


   

We'll tear your soul apart!

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^^^ 7 day suspension for shitposting in God thread. You were politely warned about taking a break from this thread to sort your views out.

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(10-01-2019 05:36 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 03:18 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 02:58 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  Ah yes, I see you slandered the video without responding to a single point it made or refuting a single argument. So if you demanded a Biblical argument after watching an hour of Biblical argument, then it seems you're emotionally attached to an outcome rather than genuinely interested in truth. And that's being charitable, because it could also be called "lying" to continually imply that there's simply no Biblical rebuke of Anderson's "ministry."

Facepalm

Why did you "like" his post -- and then give it a face palm?

On the bright side, you are never alone when you are a schizophrenic. Smile

I was face palming the post he was responding to by quoting him.

You may have a point with the schizo thing.

I should have gotten Bosch to come back to the forum and make that post.

Then everyone would have just thought it was too deep to understand.

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(10-01-2019 07:54 AM)wwtl Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 07:30 AM)Samseau Wrote:  wwtl, I have read many monks and saint's accounts, they all speak of having daily conversations and guidance from God. No idea why you believe this is prelast?

Obviously it's not my personal belief I just recited an opinion. My personal belief is that anybody can receive the Spirit baptism/gift by grace when the Father sees fit. He can be asked (Luke 11:13).

Hey wwtl, I know exactly what you're talking about and it's also something I've run up against from time to time. In the Bible, people receive the Holy Spirit in three different ways: before baptism, during baptism, and after baptism. There are many Saints and Church Fathers who speak of the "waters of regeneration," meaning baptism.

We also have St. Symeon the New Theologian, who wrote in his Discourses about the "baptism of the Holy Spirit," which he Biblically concludes does not always occur at the same time as water baptism. He mentions in said Discourses that if you do not experience the Holy Spirit directly in your life, and know it with certainty, then you probably have not received the Holy Spirit yet - and more specifically, he writes that a good and true sign of having received the Spirit is the shedding of tears over your own sins.

Given that the Nicene Creed refers to "one baptism for the remission of sins," as well as what appear to be the conflicting accounts above, I'm honestly not sure how Orthodoxy reconciles these two opinions on the topic. Personally I believe without a second of doubt that the Holy Spirit was active in my life before being baptized, but also that my baptism "sealed" me in a way I wasn't necessary sealed before. I know the modern ritual of chrismation, or anointing with oil, after baptism, is supposed to be the same thing as when the Apostles laid hands baptized Christians in order to imbue them with the Holy Spirit...but again, it seems to me like you either have the Spirit working and regenerating you or you don't, and given that I know baptized people with no indication of regeneration and unbaptized people who have repented of their sins and turned their lives around, I really don't have a clear answer on the official Orthodox view of this. I've seen conflicting ideas so perhaps there isn't one besides "God does what He wants, with whom He wants, in the way He wants, on the schedule He wants." But I could be wrong.

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(10-02-2019 03:17 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 07:54 AM)wwtl Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 07:30 AM)Samseau Wrote:  wwtl, I have read many monks and saint's accounts, they all speak of having daily conversations and guidance from God. No idea why you believe this is prelast?

Obviously it's not my personal belief I just recited an opinion. My personal belief is that anybody can receive the Spirit baptism/gift by grace when the Father sees fit. He can be asked (Luke 11:13).

Hey wwtl, I know exactly what you're talking about and it's also something I've run up against from time to time. In the Bible, people receive the Holy Spirit in three different ways: before baptism, during baptism, and after baptism. There are many Saints and Church Fathers who speak of the "waters of regeneration," meaning baptism.

We also have St. Symeon the New Theologian, who wrote in his Discourses about the "baptism of the Holy Spirit," which he Biblically concludes does not always occur at the same time as water baptism. He mentions in said Discourses that if you do not experience the Holy Spirit directly in your life, and know it with certainty, then you probably have not received the Holy Spirit yet - and more specifically, he writes that a good and true sign of having received the Spirit is the shedding of tears over your own sins.

Given that the Nicene Creed refers to "one baptism for the remission of sins," as well as what appear to be the conflicting accounts above, I'm honestly not sure how Orthodoxy reconciles these two opinions on the topic. Personally I believe without a second of doubt that the Holy Spirit was active in my life before being baptized, but also that my baptism "sealed" me in a way I wasn't necessary sealed before. I know the modern ritual of chrismation, or anointing with oil, after baptism, is supposed to be the same thing as when the Apostles laid hands baptized Christians in order to imbue them with the Holy Spirit...but again, it seems to me like you either have the Spirit working and regenerating you or you don't, and given that I know baptized people with no indication of regeneration and unbaptized people who have repented of their sins and turned their lives around, I really don't have a clear answer on the official Orthodox view of this. I've seen conflicting ideas so perhaps there isn't one besides "God does what He wants, with whom He wants, in the way He wants, on the schedule He wants." But I could be wrong.

My personal view is that you only receive the Holy Spirit, when you are ready for it, because it bears incisive consequences for your entire life.

I asked the Father for this after studying the topic, because I wanted to go all the way for Him and then received the Spirit baptism a few weeks earlier (as God is not bound to linear time). It obviously happened years before my water baptism.

My impression is that the conflicting views mostly come from people worried about Christians being saved without receiving the Spirit gift. Personally I'm not worried about my non-gifted Christian brethren in that regard, I'm more worried about them walking the narrow path.
10-02-2019 04:15 PM
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RE: The God pill
(10-02-2019 03:17 PM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 07:54 AM)wwtl Wrote:  
(10-01-2019 07:30 AM)Samseau Wrote:  wwtl, I have read many monks and saint's accounts, they all speak of having daily conversations and guidance from God. No idea why you believe this is prelast?

Obviously it's not my personal belief I just recited an opinion. My personal belief is that anybody can receive the Spirit baptism/gift by grace when the Father sees fit. He can be asked (Luke 11:13).

Hey wwtl, I know exactly what you're talking about and it's also something I've run up against from time to time. In the Bible, people receive the Holy Spirit in three different ways: before baptism, during baptism, and after baptism. There are many Saints and Church Fathers who speak of the "waters of regeneration," meaning baptism.

We also have St. Symeon the New Theologian, who wrote in his Discourses about the "baptism of the Holy Spirit," which he Biblically concludes does not always occur at the same time as water baptism. He mentions in said Discourses that if you do not experience the Holy Spirit directly in your life, and know it with certainty, then you probably have not received the Holy Spirit yet - and more specifically, he writes that a good and true sign of having received the Spirit is the shedding of tears over your own sins.

Given that the Nicene Creed refers to "one baptism for the remission of sins," as well as what appear to be the conflicting accounts above, I'm honestly not sure how Orthodoxy reconciles these two opinions on the topic. Personally I believe without a second of doubt that the Holy Spirit was active in my life before being baptized, but also that my baptism "sealed" me in a way I wasn't necessary sealed before. I know the modern ritual of chrismation, or anointing with oil, after baptism, is supposed to be the same thing as when the Apostles laid hands baptized Christians in order to imbue them with the Holy Spirit...but again, it seems to me like you either have the Spirit working and regenerating you or you don't, and given that I know baptized people with no indication of regeneration and unbaptized people who have repented of their sins and turned their lives around, I really don't have a clear answer on the official Orthodox view of this. I've seen conflicting ideas so perhaps there isn't one besides "God does what He wants, with whom He wants, in the way He wants, on the schedule He wants." But I could be wrong.

I like your way of thinking MW. Out of all the Orthodox posters here you have the best answers to questions about Orthodoxy. Saying "I don't know" or "I'm not sure" is a good sign that a person is humble. I've learned more about Orthodox traditions and views from you than anyone else for sure.

So here is one question I've been wanting to ask: Did you see Roosh's last Vlog? Long story short he was in a monastery and he wanted to pray there with the other Orthodox people but was told by a monk he wasn't allowed to pray in the main area with the others and that he must stay in the hallway and observe through glass doors and such because he's Armenian Orthodox and not Eastern Orthodox.

What's the reason for this? To be honest I was upset that someone who's taking his faith so seriously, rejecting evil, closed his book sales, and is on a "mission trip" spreading the good news to unbelievers, was not allowed to pray in the main area but had to stand in the hallway like he's not good enough to be there.

(Note: the ending to the story turned out good but he still wasn't able to to pray with everyone else.)

if you don't want to do a huge write-up on this and just want to link me to something that's ok.

Cheers, thanks, and God bless.
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