Hi there Blue! Welcome to Evc. I like your name and avatar. Sweet eyeball.
I want to encourage you not to give up so easily! There are very intelligent people here. Your beliefs will most definitely be shaken. But if you stand your ground I assure you, you will grow . Don't become for them what they believe you to be. In the mind of the onlooker believers are merely delusional illogical hypocrites most of the time, who talk big but have nothing to back it up. If you throw in the towel now you're acknowledging everything that is said about us. There are things he doesn't know, just as there are things we don't know. But we are all human. There is validity in your experience, you just need to know how to argue it the right way Stick it out bud!
Can man decide what is evil, or should god decide what is evil?
St. Paul said that man can decide:
quote:Romans 2:14-15 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;
IF your answer is man should be the decision maker, then what is morality?
Morality is what is written on our hearts. The question is: Who does the writing? God or society?
The verse you speak of is explaining that all people are judged by the law regardless of their belief. If man is gentile, or believer and does or doesn't follow the law he or she is judged by the law. Weather or not the law is in their hearts is just a point that even gentiles will follow the law not knowing it persay. If we take that further it does not quantify to God granting man to disobey God's law without judgement, even if society is writing a law. So as long as that is understood, man WILL and CAN decide.
Instinct. It's a deep deep feeling I get when revelation is received. Billions can corroborate my claims. If you are trying to argue knowledge is supreme, there is no knowledge in God. What we have is belief, not different than atheism.
You know how gravity works right? This does not mean you know the theory, it just means you understand how gravity works. This is the same for revelations. They are much different than coincidences. They are answers to questions, or at least the revelations I receive are answers to questions. I have received perfect answers to questions. I was about to explain one of them to you but apparently that is off topic.