[ / / / / / / / / / / / / / ] [ dir / agatha2 / caco / choroy / dempart / doomer / lisperer / mde / vietnam ]

/christianity/ - Christian Theology

Free speech discussion


Winner of the 75nd Attention-Hungry Games
/caco/ - Azarath Metrion Zinthos

March 2019 - 8chan Transparency Report
Subject *
Comment *
Verification *
Password (Randomized for file and post deletion; you may also set your own.)
* = required field[▶ Show post options & limits]
Confused? See the FAQ.
(replaces files and can be used instead)

Allowed file types:jpg, jpeg, gif, png, webm, mp4, pdf
Max filesize is 16 MB.
Max image dimensions are 15000 x 15000.
You may upload 5 per post.

| Rules | Log | The Gospel |

File: 4d489612a8468e3⋯.png (91.24 KB, 400x333, 400:333, 1549561832352.png)

e5d256  No.3243[Reply]

How can God be the sole actor in calling someone to himself? If it's entirely up to God and not the individual to accept or reject the gospel, how is God just?

Is this a fundamental flaw of calvinism or am I missing something?

4c84f2  No.3246


That is indeed a fundamental flaw in Calvinism and no, you aren't missing something except the parts in the Bible that directly contradict and falsify Calvinism.

Your problem is solved by dumping attempts to believe in Calvinism.

229b16  No.3247


That's an easy answer that makes sense to me, but what's the best calvinist response?

File: 047fe8739f8a03a⋯.jpg (41.93 KB, 542x535, 542:535, d74.jpg)

c90d21  No.3244[Reply]


85eca8  No.3245

Present your argument

File: 5dc27880b4cf9c7⋯.png (483.5 KB, 640x1000, 16:25, 552b3bcdab8c000370d970fd51….png)

File: bd21331d7cce952⋯.png (2.79 MB, 2560x2739, 2560:2739, e9aa3b4ec125310dc474ae71d0….png)

File: be17d52f3fb9dd5⋯.png (2.88 MB, 2560x2148, 640:537, 211052a4d09d4efad5eecf4a49….png)

cdb5ac  No.1054[Reply]

It would be useful if there was a big database of Christian resources.So many supposedly unbiased, objective internet monopolies are hostile to Christianity. What if there was a conclusive database that collected as much history, theology, and the like as possible, while also warning away from false teachings. As a plus, make it work like the sites with the entire Bible on them, but weigh the pros and cons of each translation.

The problem would be approaching resources that denominations disagree on. Would there be different databases for each denomination, or an analysis of each denomination and their views?

Except that this is just a thread for sharing Christian resources. That would be a huge undertaking regarding things I'm not an authority on, so I'm not equipped to do so. I suppose it doesn't have to just be old stuff, any sites or media focused on Christian content can also be shared here. Also I just took these images from /christian/, I'm not positive on everything in them.

17 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

d9b9d1  No.3101


Has tons of writings from the early Plymouth Brethren writers. A treasure trove of devotional and doctrinal material.

edfa04  No.3145

edfa04  No.3190

b14101  No.3240

Lutheran Book of Concord:


Anglican Book of Common Prayer:


Presbyterian Book of Confessions http://www.pcusa.org/site_media/media/uploads/oga/pdf/boc2014.pdf

b14101  No.3242

24f86f  No.3223[Reply]

Happy Easter christcucks.

007d16  No.3227


bbad17  No.3228

File: 0eb80e0e06a435f⋯.jpg (41.16 KB, 754x360, 377:180, pureedge.JPG)

402425  No.3239

what was it?

05b8cb  No.3241



0de64b  No.3202[Reply]

How was Jesus' sacrifice a sacrifice, if he had a divine life before and after his death? He knew he'd just return to God upon his death, and honestly didn't really lose anything in the process aside from a few years of his infinite lifespan

15 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

9377a6  No.3232

File: a88d08b99dcb798⋯.jpeg (16.17 KB, 474x447, 158:149, enlightened.jpeg)



214b24  No.3233


The bible isnt required for being a good christian.

1f3837  No.3235


>No one except for some Vatican elites and snoopy occultists really know what Christianity's about

Don't forget the reptilians and the flat earthers.

755c2e  No.3237


Bible worshippers make no sense. You can't turn the other cheek while slaying the evil.

9377a6  No.3238

File: 92d8b82b143ffbd⋯.png (180.89 KB, 625x626, 625:626, tactical bait package.png)



stale talking points my dudes

File: b0828ab01df34c4⋯.jpg (158.8 KB, 600x400, 3:2, multi-ethnic-hands.jpg)

93dcc3  No.2594[Reply]

I grew up in a liberal household in a liberal part of America; I was raised a christian by my parents whom I love.

I don't hate anyone and I certainly don't hate anyone for their race but one thing that angers me deep down is race-mixing. I don't necessarily see miscegenation as a bad thing but ever single multi-racial couple at my school is pretty much a black dude with a white girl almost without fail. This wouldn't be bad if the couples were a bit more "diverse" but no, deep down I probably hate these people but I want to love them just as God loves me.

Anyone have any advise on how I can deal with this?

19 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

f28eb6  No.3191


So I'm bad because I'm half turkish?

e170e6  No.3196

in truth there is no such thing a racial mixing. race is a social construct. not biological. therefore skin tone can never really be a real indicator of race. knowing that it is a scientific fact by now that race actually does not exist it might be easier to accept other peoples relationship choices.

a22461  No.3197


You are a Marxist, whether you know it or not. This is not biblical.

b6f281  No.3198


>is pretty much a black dude with a white girl almost without fail.

I never see that.

e63f2d  No.3236


>scientific fact

File: 9f8aa6202f7e8f3⋯.png (394.68 KB, 595x595, 1:1, image.png)

50aa4f  No.1525[Reply]

Meme thread

59 posts and 69 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

134b7a  No.3187

File: b51bca892a7fc76⋯.webm (1.33 MB, 590x590, 1:1, out_2.webm)

936bd1  No.3189



a929dd  No.3201


Ah, men

d52888  No.3216



007221  No.3234



File: f6a11d0bd022e33⋯.png (157.44 KB, 1217x338, 1217:338, christian first post.png)

1c24d1  No.2947[Reply]

Help me connect the dots. Long-time posters please add what you know.

This is almost entirely pieced together from snapshots on web.archive.org


8chan created by hotwheels in October


/christian/ created in September

Alex is the owner. He's a Southern Baptist.

Views on moderation: "I am personally a Baptist, and will defend my views as a poster, but dialogue and points made from other perspectives won't be deleted."

The board reaches 6,000 posts by the end of the year.


The 8chan site has some outages and breaks in November as development progresses.

/christian/ IRC channel couples the board

Alex remains BO

Board hits 238,000 posts by the end of the year.

/christianity/ created in February

BO cites perception of censorship on /christian/ as the cause.

"I noticed /christian/ had a lot of censorship so I'm starting a new board. I promise not to delete anything simply because I disagree."

Dead board. 154 posts by the end of the year.

/christ/ is created in April. It had some activity prior in 2014, but was somehow deleted or lost and the new first post is 4/19/15.

Rules: "This board is for Christians of all denominations; that being said, people of other religions, agnostics, and atheists, are very welcome to post, ask questions, and debate with us if they so desire. Spam will be deleted. This board is also SFW."

Board log is made available and stickied at top.

The board reaches 8,800 posts by the end of the year.


/chrisitan/ swaps hands in June. New BO "Peter" is a Catholic who makes a goal of stopping aPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

41 posts and 9 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

9f1cdc  No.3199

How is everyone becoming aware of this board? The occasional posts about it on /christian/?

f6b429  No.3200


Mentioning this board on can get you banned, but yes that's how I found out about it.

aa5159  No.3203


A Catholic telling everyone to fuck off to /Christianity/ in one of the Protestant General threads on /christian/ brought me here.

It worked

42a141  No.3207


just noticed one of the threads on fast or quality

0eff39  No.3224


Scrolled down the board catalog and noticed it broke the top 50 mark. One more UID onto the list, so it'll probably tick up just a bit higher. It seems nice here; I sort of stopped using /christian/ for much of anything other than maybe the prayer thread; perhaps it was the fault of some odious spirit hanging over the place, but I've never been a good judge of such matters.

File: c4d08a6d66011ba⋯.jpg (553.35 KB, 900x889, 900:889, the-empty-tomb.jpg)

047ceb  No.3209[Reply]

Happy Easter!

The fact that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day is our only hope. If you are redeemed, you will have a resurrection body. We will be resurrected by the power of Christ.

>12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

>13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;

>14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.

>15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.

>16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

>17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

>18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

>19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

1 Corinithians 15

f9d327  No.3217

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

He is risen indeed!

f9d327  No.3218

Also, pray for brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka. Mudslimes attacked several churches there and have killed hundreds. It's hard to be a Christian right now.



047ceb  No.3222


praying for peace to Sri Lankan Christians, and conversion for muslims

File: 7c762e36090aeb6⋯.png (13.86 KB, 300x268, 75:67, 33e06cb10790102cd94788f054….png)

431131  No.3174[Reply]

How should christians treat superstition?

We are by definition supernaturalists, believing in the spiritual realm. Is it wrong to presume ufo sightings are always imagined or fabricated?

5 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

6ac443  No.3182


God is Eternal so He already transcends formal logic and is not subject to it.

921ff9  No.3183


Jesus is logic, Logos. God cannot go against Himself.

006911  No.3184


supernatural does not mean illogical.


logos does not mean logic.

6ac443  No.3185


Things God does might be done from higher dimensions so they will look supernatural to us.

But also depends what you mean by supernatural.

730c09  No.3215


>We are by definition supernaturalists, believing in the spiritual realm.

While esoteric stuff happens only on the mind with no effect on anything in reality, God's work manifests in the actual physical realm, while being explained away as "accident" or "coincidence" by non-believers.

This is the difference between various "magic" teachings (usually involving drugs), which at most give you hallucinations and the actual truth (Christianity).

File: 17e711e8a9e9941⋯.jpg (118 KB, 1024x709, 1024:709, Page-17-Image-8.jpg)

f1dadf  No.2176[Reply]

I am a non demon Christian. For the past month or so I been studying Romans and I just cant shake off how baptism is described as being buried with Christ. Not sure, I looked at Beasley Murray's book on baptism in the NT but it only just seems like baptismal regeneration, which isnt what I was told by my evangelical friends.

Should I just be a Lutheran? Am I missing something here?

22 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

48355d  No.2340


Thanks for posting this resource. This is why I love reformed teachings; they are dialectical and clear.

c88755  No.2344


Just make sure you get confirmed and go through the classes. Its very important.

c2c7ed  No.2370


If you're curious about Lutheranism, a good place to start is by studying Martin Luther, and checking out his Catechism.

0307aa  No.3195


Confessional lutheranism can be pretty based. Read the Augsburg Confessions

cdd385  No.3212


Sorry, but I do not believe that the thoughts of Martin Luther are the basis of contemporary Lutheranism. They seem confused in deciding between Catholicism and Protestantism.

Change my mind.

File: 1d46e6305f5aeb0⋯.jpg (8.02 KB, 600x400, 3:2, protestant-flag.jpg)

83b6f0  No.2301[Reply]

Bible translations.

Study Bibles.





Internet streaming and traditional radio stations.

Misc. resources.


16 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

e44cce  No.2443


Hi, longtime believer, new to biblical study

What little research i did recommended the NRSV, which is apparently the default study version at universities and such. I got the Oxford Annotated version with Apocrypha.

2ac6b9  No.2448


Reformation Study Bible

4999f9  No.2585

I love Dr. Constable's notes,

they're very thorough, full of cross-references and he gives a fair presentation of other major interpretations of passages before explaining why they're wrong.

83b6f0  No.3013

Some Protestant Literature (Anglican, Lutheran, Reformed, Evangelical):



667493  No.3194


Issuesetc is a good lutheran podcast.

150efd  No.3148[Reply]


I personally wish our services can be like this

2 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

dd5269  No.3163



did you mean to say "not supposed to be like a rock concert", as if that's what I'm arguing for?

0b2d0a  No.3167

As a Baptist, I approve. This is what we need

c0b7bd  No.3172


Jesus wept

d03267  No.3173


What did he mean by this

7f4872  No.3192


Honestly, as long as that style of worship motivates you to give Jesus something to eat when he's hungry, give Him something to drink when he's thirsty, take Him in when he's a stranger, clothe Him when he's naked, take care of Him when He's sick, and visit Him when He's in prison, more power to you.

File: cedd58b94e6c7c8⋯.jpg (7.14 KB, 250x202, 125:101, images(16).jpg)

d219b7  No.2888[Reply]

I'm fed up with protestantism, it all seems so fake and more "self-help" than spiritual, kind of like Dr Phil if that makes sense. I'm considering begoming orodox or catholic. I'm in the dallas area and there seems to be more catholic than orthodox but orthodox still has a presence.

6 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

a0c74f  No.2913


>it all seems so fake and more "self-help" than spiritual

Stop going to lefty churches then.

d219b7  No.2914


I'm in Richardson, going to UT Dallas


How am I supposed to know what's a "lefty church" and what isn't? Also the last mega church I went to literally started out with the preacher saying his was disappointed that they couldn't collect 2 million in donations so now they can't build out their new cafe.

a2cfec  No.2916


You look at their website.


>Denominational affiliation

>Confessional document

>Pastor's seminary training

>Recording of a past service (sometimes they only post the sermon)


You're in the Bible belt. There is no shortage of conservative Protestant churches where you are, they're just usually not the ones with the billboards.

The issue you're identifying isn't ubiquitous across Protestant churches, and it isn't outright solved in eastern orthodoxy or roman catholicism.

Look on sbtexas.com/find-a-church/

The SBTC is the conservative side of southern Baptist in Texas

Trinity Bible Church also looks good near you.

d12a23  No.2943


You are only gonna get disappointed if you go to Evangelical churches

>t. Ex Baptist

6905ba  No.3186

If you wanted to go to a traditional Latin mass, it looks like there is an FSSP parish pretty close to you. The main mass is at 9 AM. The other masses are listed as low masses (meaning the priest wouldn't chant). Also, if you go this Sunday (Easter) evidently they have an easter egg hunt and barbeque.


File: 347c2ed9db9f05a⋯.jpg (97.18 KB, 880x495, 16:9, rugbyinsta.jpg)

1ffe4b  No.3159[Reply]

Do you hold any Christian positions that would get you in trouble if you spoke about them in the workplace?

A rugby player was terminated from his team (and the league?) because he posted an insta meme that paraphrased Paul in 1 Cor 6.

b49095  No.3161


I work at an abortion clinic. I like to scream in the women's faces, but I don't get fired because I'm the only one willing to mop up the fetus parts and toss them in the incinerator.

c42461  No.3171

File: f53766b22d85095⋯.png (219.69 KB, 373x327, 373:327, ow.png)

Delete Post [ ]
Previous [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]
| Catalog | Nerve Center | Cancer
[ / / / / / / / / / / / / / ] [ dir / agatha2 / caco / choroy / dempart / doomer / lisperer / mde / vietnam ]