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Lou's request to SteelyDan for identification-acpt SteelyDan

Posted by Lou Pilder on April 25, 2008, at 6:12:21

In reply to Re: Lou's reply to SteelyDan-mrdrdchildn, posted by SteelyDan on April 24, 2008, at 20:44:25

> >
>
> > A. what does it mean, in your belief , as to {believe in Jesus}?
> > B.Are the children that were murdered that did not believe in Jesus, according to what you believe, in hell?
> > Lou
> >
>
> A. To believe (accept) that he is the Messiah, the Son of God, that He died on the cross for our sins. He is The promised son of Abraham, and a descendent of King David. He is the Great IAM!
>
> B. I believe there is an 'age of accountability' which is different for each individual according to our just God. The murdered children i believe go to heaven.
>
> -Dan

Dan,
You wrote,[...to believe (accept) that he is...]
The generally accepted meaning, IMO, of the grammatical structure of the statement in question is that {believe} is being equated with {accept}.
If that is what you are wanting to mean, then I am unsure as to what connotation you are wanting to assign to the word {accept}.
Some generally accepted meanings of the word {accept} are:
A. to receive officially
B. to receive willingly
C. to endure without protest (this could mean IMO that the acceptance is forced, unwillingly, upon the person)
D. to give approval
E. to recognize as true
F. to receive favorably
G. others not listed
If you could identify as to what you are wanting the word {accept} to mean in your statement in question, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
Lou

 

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