Crazy Philippino Skyper

Just had a conversation with a guy from the Philippines on my skype. I jumped to the topic of his religious background and he quickly informed me that he didn’t think that Jesus was God – oops. Warning bells! (In addition to the warning bells that he was an unknown skyper!)

Well I had a bit of a discussion with him and he gave me permission to post our conversation on this blog. You might find this conversation fascinating or absolutely boring. If your response is the latter please excuse me from posting this and move on to something on our blog or the www – there are plenty more things out there more interesting. (Also – just a disclaimer; I have left all the dodgy spelling intact. The Philippino guy was all over the show so I thought that it was only fair to leave my rapid typying spelling mistakes intact.)

[7:20:50 PM] taumerald says: hello and good day
[7:22:27 PM] Daniel Chapman says: yesss……
[7:22:40 PM] taumerald says: hello
[7:23:01 PM] Daniel Chapman says: sorry, I don’t remember talking with you. Fill me in.
[7:23:24 PM] taumerald says: hi im xanthi of philippines
[7:23:40 PM] Daniel Chapman says: ok
[7:23:41 PM] taumerald says: yes its true we havent been in talk before
[7:23:57 PM] Daniel Chapman says: why do you want to talk with me?
[7:24:52 PM] taumerald says: ,,,I like to talk new people of different countries, all over and accross the oceans like what I am doing right now
[7:25:29 PM] Daniel Chapman says: ok. why?
[7:26:37 PM] taumerald says: just to make friends through skype
[7:27:01 PM] Daniel Chapman says: fair enough. SO tell me about yourself?
[7:27:18 PM] taumerald says: ok
[7:27:25 PM] taumerald says: Im xanthi of Philippines
[7:27:35 PM] taumerald says: male, 22 years of age
[7:27:43 PM] taumerald says: working as an office staff
[7:27:49 PM] taumerald says: how about you
[7:28:35 PM] Daniel Chapman says: male 35 in Australia.
[7:29:02 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Teacher
[7:29:11 PM] taumerald says: am wait ..did i disturb you if you dont mind?
[7:29:24 PM] Daniel Chapman says: In down time
[7:29:51 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Do you have a Muslim background?
[7:30:14 PM] taumerald says: nope..I am a pure christian person..why?
[7:30:55 PM] Daniel Chapman says: I am quite an active Christian. I was just interested in your spiritual background for conversation purposes
[7:31:12 PM] taumerald says: ahh
[7:31:16 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Many muslims in Pilippines
[7:31:38 PM] Daniel Chapman says: would be good to talk to Muslim
[7:31:45 PM] taumerald says: what was then your former affiliation? yes there were last of muslims here
[7:32:27 PM] taumerald says: In fact i have a mulsim classmate way back in my elementary years
[7:32:32 PM] taumerald says: of studt
[7:32:35 PM] taumerald says: study*
[7:33:35 PM] taumerald says: lots*
[7:34:29 PM] Daniel Chapman says: I could define myself as reformed. I go to a Chruch that adhears to reformed doctrines and creeds
[7:34:45 PM] taumerald says: ohhh
[7:34:51 PM] taumerald says: am is it ok to add you
[7:35:21 PM] taumerald says: i got interested talking with you about religion
[7:36:51 PM] Daniel Chapman says: I don’t want you to add me just yet.
[7:37:05 PM] taumerald says: okk
[7:37:10 PM] taumerald says: no worries
[7:37:12 PM] taumerald says: why
[7:37:36 PM] Daniel Chapman says: don’t normally talk with people I don’t know through skype
[7:37:43 PM] taumerald says: sure
[7:37:49 PM] taumerald says: i understand your side
[7:38:14 PM] Daniel Chapman says: so tell me about your understanding of the gospel?
[7:39:00 PM] taumerald says: gospel? Largely explains the thoughts and notion of the BIble..more specifically GOD’s messages….
[7:40:15 PM] taumerald says: gospel is al known as spiritual bread of human to remain his connectivity toward the worls almighty creator which is GOD…It invloves teaching of christianity and some other aspect of it..
[7:41:36 PM] taumerald says: for actually I am a Christian since Birth, how about you
[7:43:17 PM] taumerald says: I believe thats theres only one GOD… and no other one except Him..
[7:43:25 PM] Daniel Chapman says: I became a Christian when I was confronted with God’s standard for us to live – the 10 commandments. Have you heard them?
[7:44:19 PM] taumerald says: and I believe that Jesus is not a God..his a Gods messenger to who was die to save his people…
[7:44:30 PM] taumerald says: yes Ive heard that
[7:45:32 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Ok – we really differ on that one – if you read the bible you will see that Jesus is actually God. So is the Holy Spirit. – There is one God in 3 persons.
[7:46:50 PM] taumerald says: Rmember that Jesus is human in nature,, And God created Him to guide the people through righteousness..
[7:47:21 PM] Daniel Chapman says: No – God did not create Jesus. What verse are you thinking of when you say that?
[7:47:57 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Read John Chapter 1 and it is very clear.
[7:49:07 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Joh 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
[7:49:11 PM] taumerald says: I just cant rmember the exact verse… I ve read it,,,,,,when jesus died and get alive,,,He tried to make her apostles to touch HIm.. And still he is a human,,he got a bone and skin, Like all normal human have,,
[7:49:23 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
[7:49:59 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Yes – Jesus was fully God and fully man
[7:50:21 PM] Daniel Chapman says: You cannot comprehend this, but scripture teaches that it is true
[7:51:08 PM] Daniel Chapman says: It is important you understand this.
[7:51:25 PM] taumerald says: ye I know
[7:52:02 PM] Daniel Chapman says: The bible clearly reveals this
[7:52:07 PM] taumerald says: tomorrow i will send you some verses regarding that,.,,,,
[7:52:29 PM] taumerald says: to make it cleare,,, of what I am tryng to sy about
[7:52:37 PM] Daniel Chapman says: yes – you will send me verses out of the context of the passage they were a part of
[7:53:12 PM] Daniel Chapman says: You will misuse scripture taking verse out of their context
[7:53:24 PM] Daniel Chapman says: anyone can do that
[7:53:25 PM] taumerald says: nope…Exactly as what it was written on the people,,,
[7:53:34 PM] taumerald says: bible*
[7:54:19 PM] Daniel Chapman says: did you know that using just one verse out of it’s context in the passage it is in and the book it is in will let you justify a lot of wrong thinking and teaching.
[7:54:44 PM] Daniel Chapman says: You need to read the whole passage and undersand the whole book and it’s location in the bible
[7:55:08 PM] Daniel Chapman says: if you just pick one vere here and there you can justify any wrong theology
[7:56:04 PM] taumerald says: yes,,i know that verses in the bible has its own connectivity with one another
[7:56:26 PM] Daniel Chapman says: I understand you may have teachers in your Church that teach that Jesus is only some sort of messenger, but they are in grave error. Jesus is God.
[7:56:49 PM] taumerald says: thats one way another….
[7:57:23 PM] Daniel Chapman says: this is a vital truth.
[7:57:42 PM] Daniel Chapman says: You may be trusting in the work of the wrong Jesus
[7:58:02 PM] taumerald says: ok
[7:58:12 PM] taumerald says: i respect of your belief
[7:58:26 PM] taumerald says: if thats what you understand all about Jesus…
[7:59:36 PM] Daniel Chapman says: ok
[7:59:55 PM] taumerald says: but allow me to add you
[8:00:02 PM] taumerald says: is that ok
[8:00:05 PM] Daniel Chapman says: yes
[8:00:31 PM] Daniel Chapman says: sorry. I thought you meant to continue speaking
[8:00:41 PM] Daniel Chapman says: to ‘add’ to the conversation
[8:00:46 PM] taumerald says: ohhh
[8:00:54 PM] taumerald says: yes i meant it
[8:01:21 PM] taumerald says: what i am trying to ask, if is it ok for you to add me on your list
[8:01:37 PM] Daniel Chapman says: no.
[8:01:56 PM] Daniel Chapman says: thankyou
[8:02:53 PM] Daniel Chapman says: its very hard to discuss things with you because we don’t understand each other properly
[8:04:21 PM] Daniel Chapman says: can I publish our conversation on my blog?
[8:04:50 PM] taumerald says: why
[8:05:17 PM] Daniel Chapman says: to reflect on our conversation
[8:05:47 PM] taumerald says: what sort of blog is it
[8:06:33 PM] Daniel Chapman says: a Christian evangelism blog. I talk about Christianity on it
[8:06:45 PM] taumerald says: ok
[8:06:50 PM] Daniel Chapman says: thanks
[8:07:00 PM] Daniel Chapman says: for your show of good faith
[8:07:11 PM] taumerald says: AM WHAT IS YOUR MAIL ANYWAY
[8:07:20 PM] taumerald says: is it ok for me to have it
[8:07:25 PM] Daniel Chapman says: yes
[8:07:32 PM] Daniel Chapman says:

[8:07:37 PM] taumerald says: for i will send you some teaching
[8:07:42 PM] Daniel Chapman says: ok
[8:07:51 PM] Daniel Chapman says: about Jesus the messenger?
[8:07:57 PM] taumerald says: yes
[8:08:15 PM] taumerald says: and some other related topics
[8:08:17 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Ok I will listen to you as you have listened to me.
[8:08:25 PM] taumerald says: yes sure
[8:08:31 PM] taumerald says: thanks for that
[8:08:59 PM] Daniel Chapman says: I am quite concerned that you do not see Jesus as God. I think you have been taught incorrectly by your Church
[8:09:18 PM] Daniel Chapman says: thanks
[8:09:30 PM] taumerald says: i am sure that my Church teaches me the right one?
[8:09:55 PM] taumerald says: and i dont have any doubt of that
[8:10:30 PM] Daniel Chapman says: Ok. on this point we differ – but if we look at the bible without our ‘teachers advice’ we can see Jesus as God and that salvation is a work of God’s grace alone.
[8:11:39 PM] Daniel Chapman says: You are listening to the teaching of men that are misusing the bible by taking verses out of their context (which shows their real meaning) and not the message of the bible.
[8:12:18 PM] Daniel Chapman says: did you search for ‘grace’ when you found my skype or was it Australia?
[8:15:57 PM] Daniel Chapman says: hello?

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4 Responses to Crazy Philippino Skyper

  1. georgiearm says:

    i found that fascinating. 🙂 be sure to let us know if he was actually denying the divinity of Christ when he emails you.

  2. Yeah, I haven’t got an email from him yet. I sort of feel that he was after some kind of friendship with me to gain himself a financial outcome; but I am not certain of this. I was just surprised that he just chopped of the conversation.

  3. pyropenguin says:

    well alot was covered in that small chat.

    I did see some common English/Filipino communications happerning there.
    due to english not being his first language he missed some of the important details that you said to him.
    this can also be seen in his jumping to the next topic. because he didnt fully grasp the whole sentence, but rather just a few key words.
    and Daniel was using alot of English “sayings” like (In down time, whole passage, grave error, show of good faith) things like that always kill a English sentence with a non English speaker!

    also if you read:[7:40:15 PM] taumerald says:
    gospel is al known as spiritual bread of human to remain his connectivity toward the worls almighty creator which is GOD…It invloves teaching of christianity and some other aspect of it..
    I would assume that he thinks that the word “gospel” means “book/bible/word’s of God”

    we must remember that he has been born in to a society that has a very big line drawn down the center. muslim and christian. there are only two sides in the philippines.
    not that there is a physical war going on there now days, but you are born in to a side and you label your self the same as everyone around you.
    there are Muslims on one side, that blends in to the secular muslim/secular christian middle, that merges in to christian “catholic” majority then all the christian cults, with a few solid born again christians on the far side.

    no doubt that he was born in to a family that calls its self Christian and maybe he even goes to church (not necessarily catholic)
    he seems to have some level of bible knowledge, but the most telling thing has to be his “clear statment” Jesus is not God.
    it was so “up front and clear” on that point that he must have been told that by some group or denomination.

    taumerald says: and I believe that Jesus is not a God..his a Gods messenger to who was die to save his people…
    taumerald says: I believe thats theres only one GOD… and no other one except Him..

    he clearly has some truth, but it is not looking good for him!

    great chat tho! it would be nice to talk to a Muslim from there next time.

  4. Thanks Scott,

    My thoughts are that he is a Jehovah Witness? He was just so strong on that point about Jesus being just a messenger.

    Yeah, you are right to remind me of the massive cultural differences and language barrier.

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