skeldon_man posted:Keith posted:skeldon_man posted:ksazma posted:
Nice try Keith but you are not dealing with a rookie. Do yourself a favor and do some research on the real contradictions in the Bible. Nothing to do with time, context or viewpoint. Nothing to do with figurative or literal. Real contradictions. We can go over them one by one without seeking to conceal them with all the sermon stuff. Are you prepared to do that.
Keith cuts and paste too much of the bible. It's boring to read. I hear this stuff on TV everyday. Hope he doesn't convert you to Christianity one day.
I am not a theologian, so I research, cut and paste some of the information and backing up the answers with words from the Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth (BIBLE), the word of God.
Every answers I have given you is covered in the BIBLE. Where are your answers coming from?
Critical thinking. I do not accept every written word in the bible or any other religious book. These reverends, priests etc. should go out and get a real job. Don't be a Jim Baker..listening to Sammy John's "Make Love in My Chevy Van and Paul Anka's "Having My Baby" while banging Jessica Hahn and getting rug burns. While he was doing this he was also robbing the poor old ladies of their last dollar. Remember Jimmy Swaggart getting caught with a prostitute? These men were supposedly men of Jesus. How can a Christian god forgive these men?
Answer: That's man we all fall and are held accountable for our action. As the book of romans remind us, "There is none righteous, no, not one;"
Psalm 14:1-3 : 3 The fool hath said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt; they have done abominable works; there is none that doeth good. 2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. 3 They have all turned aside; they are all together become filthy. There is none that doeth good; no, not one.
On the subject of forgiveness, as Christians, we sin, but we know that God is faithful to forgive (1 John 1:9). God cleanses, and then He moves on. He does not hold our sins over us. Instead, He frees us from the slavery of sin and sets us free to experience a new life. Knowing the complete forgiveness of God in Christ, we can join King Hezekiah in praising our Redeemer: "You have put all my sins behind your back" (Isaiah 38:17). Like Paul, we can forget what is behind and "press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13).
Isaiah 43:25 says, "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more." Hebrews 10 explains how Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for sin was a once-and-for-all sacrifice. Unlike the sacrificial system of the Old Testament, in which sacrifices were continually made for sin, Jesus paid for sin once. His payment was complete. Hebrews 10:14–18 says, "For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: ‘This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.’ Then he adds: ‘Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.’ And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary."
So when you fall is how you get up, repent seek forgiveness and thank God for being merciful b/c that's who He's, loving, merciful and is just to forgive us . That's the God who I server!