1. Standard memberRJHinds
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    Some of the earliest theories of life were materialist, holding that all that
    exists is matter, and that all life is merely a complex form or arrangement
    of matter. Will man ever be able to use the scientific method to discover
    and isolate life to explain and understand it? Jesus said, "I am the way,
    the truth, and the life". What did He mean by I am the life?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249616/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/what-exactly-life/
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  3. Standard memberRJHinds
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    Originally posted by Soothfast
    42
    Is 42 the number of years you have had Life?
    That is not exactly what the question is about.
    Sorry, incorrect. Study a little and try again.
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    24 Jul '11 03:25
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Some of the earliest theories of life were materialist, holding that all that
    exists is matter, and that all life is merely a complex form or arrangement
    of matter. Will man ever be able to use the scientific method to discover
    and isolate life to explain and understand it? Jesus said, "I am the way,
    the truth, and the life". What did He mean by I am t ...[text shortened]...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249616/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/what-exactly-life/
    Could "life" mean, a continuous state of being, eternal consciousness, immortality?

    Jesus said, "I am the life". Therefore He is the root source of everlasting existence. By "I am the life", Jesus means that without Him one cannot know life.
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    24 Jul '11 05:171 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    Could "life" mean, a continuous state of being, eternal consciousness, immortality?

    Jesus said, "I am the life". Therefore He is the root source of everlasting existence. By "I am the life", Jesus means that without Him one cannot know life.
    I think you got it, man. I'll have to give you a heads up on that one.
    So to find the source of life in a test tube is a futile effort. Do you agree?
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    24 Jul '11 11:33
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I think you got it, man. I'll have to give you a heads up on that one.
    So to find the source of life in a test tube is a futile effort. Do you agree?
    "So to find the source of life in a test tube is a futile effort."

    Interesting statement. I think, based on the phrasing of that statement, the effort is futile, because what is seen in a test tube is material; Life, is not merely seen or perceived through the senses. Life is living. Life is being.

    Life is the eternal Word of God. Namely, Jesus Christ.

    The thing that bites their arses, i.e. the faithless, is the concept that without Christ they will spend eternity in a Christ-less existence. I'm not sure, but I think the lake of fire is symbolic of an eternal existence without Christ(life). One continues to exist, but without life.

    Death is the opposite of life. We choose. What will it be? Eternal life in Christ? Or an eternity of death? The unbeliever can't handle the concept. It freaks them out.

    So they keep looking for life in a test tube. :'( It's really just an act of denial. Rather than admit their sin, they surround themselves with sophistications generated by their alleged intelligence. They will blame the faithful for the worlds problems and call God a murderer while denying His existence. Mental gymnasiums are their specialty. Over complicating the issues is an act of denial. They create myths and fables and deny reality. They say, "what is truth", or, "there is no truth". An act of denial.
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    24 Jul '11 11:56
    Originally posted by josephw
    [b]"So to find the source of life in a test tube is a futile effort."

    Interesting statement. I think, based on the phrasing of that statement, the effort is futile, because what is seen in a test tube is material; Life, is not merely seen or perceived through the senses. Life is living. Life is being.

    Life is the eternal Word of God. Namely, Jesus ...[text shortened]... nd deny reality. They say, "what is truth", or, "there is no truth". An act of denial.[/b]
    You just keep on patting yourself on the back and trying to convince yourself that your bizarre sweeping generalisations reflect reality.

    The unbeliever can't handle the concept. It freaks them out.
    You reckon? 😞

    They create myths and fables and deny reality.
    Yeah, right. That's what they do. 🙄
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    24 Jul '11 14:48
    Originally posted by josephw
    [b]"So to find the source of life in a test tube is a futile effort."

    Interesting statement. I think, based on the phrasing of that statement, the effort is futile, because what is seen in a test tube is material; Life, is not merely seen or perceived through the senses. Life is living. Life is being.

    Life is the eternal Word of God. Namely, Jesus ...[text shortened]... nd deny reality. They say, "what is truth", or, "there is no truth". An act of denial.[/b]
    For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but
    to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,

    “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE,
    AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.”

    Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this
    age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the
    wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God,
    God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to
    save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search
    for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and
    to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and
    Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the
    foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger
    than men.
    (1 Corinthians 1:18-25 NASB)

    Many men wish to extent their life a few years by using scientific methods
    and search in vain for the secret to life. They see the Holy Bible and the
    gospel message as foolishness. They believe it is a fairy tale that man once
    lived to be 900 years old. They think they are wiser than a made-up god,
    not realizing that there is a real God, who is giving us a chance to humble
    ourselves, as He demonstrated, and choose life over death. Rather than
    bow to God, they are like the fox that was unable to get the grapes through
    his own efforts and therefore declared the grapes sour. To them there is
    no such thing as eternal life.
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    25 Jul '11 01:21
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    You just keep on patting yourself on the back and trying to convince yourself that your bizarre sweeping generalisations reflect reality.

    [b]The unbeliever can't handle the concept. It freaks them out.

    You reckon? 😞

    They create myths and fables and deny reality.
    Yeah, right. That's what they do. 🙄[/b]
    Why would I want to pat myself on the back?

    Yes, the post was generalising. Something wrong with that?

    The truth is plain to see even in this forum. Any mention of what the Bible says sets you folks off. Especially what is said about judgement and the lake of fire.

    But it works both ways I'm sad to say. I'm no better than you.
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    25 Jul '11 01:35
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Some of the earliest theories of life were materialist, holding that all that
    exists is matter, and that all life is merely a complex form or arrangement
    of matter. Will man ever be able to use the scientific method to discover
    and isolate life to explain and understand it? Jesus said, "I am the way,
    the truth, and the life". What did He mean by I am t ...[text shortened]...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249616/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/what-exactly-life/
    What is Life?

    It's a song by George Harrison.
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    Originally posted by rwingett
    What is Life?

    It's a song by George Harrison.
    Don't you mean, "What is Life" is a song by George Harrison?
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    25 Jul '11 03:04
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Is 42 the number of years you have had Life?
    That is not exactly what the question is about.
    Sorry, incorrect. Study a little and try again.
    Again you show how ignorant you are and your amazing inability to learn anything.
    You couldn't even be bothered to type 42 into Google in order to understand the poster.
  13. Standard memberRJHinds
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    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Again you show how ignorant you are and your amazing inability to learn anything.
    You couldn't even be bothered to type [b]42
    into Google in order to understand the poster.[/b]
    Regardless, it is still incorrect.
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    25 Jul '11 06:261 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Is 42 the number of years you have had Life?
    That is not exactly what the question is about.
    Sorry, incorrect. Study a little and try again.
    Well, it took 7 and a half million years....

    You need to get out more. Smell the roses. Something. Anything.
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    25 Jul '11 10:03
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Some of the earliest theories of life were materialist, holding that all that
    exists is matter, and that all life is merely a complex form or arrangement
    of matter. Will man ever be able to use the scientific method to discover
    and isolate life to explain and understand it? Jesus said, "I am the way,
    the truth, and the life". What did He mean by I am t ...[text shortened]...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249616/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/what-exactly-life/
    A scientist wouldn't even attempt to isolate life, because he/she will know it is completely pointless. "Life" is a property distributed across a biological system. It is a combination of many complex evolved chemical reactions working together. Likewise for "mind" in the brain.

    It would be like trying to take apart a computer to isolate its software.
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