God commanded a specific people be expelled from the Holy Land as a judgment for their sins. You misunderstand the nature of Biblical authority. It is timelessly true that there were stipulations associated with the Israelite theocracy. God has from all eternity had a plan of redemption that involved the theocracy. He simply did not intend that theocracy to be eternal but to be a precursor to Christ. This is the main lesson of the New Testament book of Hebrews.
Thanks for that! Your three word combo sounded like a fourth word was needed to complete the thought, my brain basically interpreted it as new age type woo.
In my experience on this board, we all have our preferred "urban legends" but most people--no matter which side of an argument they are on" are always to have a deeper exploration of a given point.
I'm sure there is some of that. But I think it goes deeper.
Nice opinion. try again.
The very fact that you choose to skip over the present dangers that stem from illegal immigration and go back to christian shaming says quite a lot.
What is useful about faith? The Christian has faith they are correct. The Hindu has faith he is correct. The Muslim has faith his point of view is correct. The white supremacist has faith he is correct. The flat earth believers have faith they are correct. All these examples have faith and it seems no evidence to the contrary will convince them to come to a different conclusion. How is that beneficial or a good thing?
How is that even possible? You can not change the ACTUAL writing. It is what it is. All you can do is get follower to a place where they realize that it is either; outdated, incorrect or not literal. Which is exactly what has happened. Why you chose to overlook that fact is the part that is bewildering.
Yes, you did. I was very clear on the subject of a world wide flood. You shifted to small local floods. Which still kills the bibles claims.
Because We do (note proper noun).
Yes yes.. deflect.
ok heres my 2 cents first off that church based on the bible (now i dont believe the bible as the word of god just pointing this ironic fact out) that whole church is heading to hell (not by my belief but by theres) its very weird how many things these to the bible churches who attk the lgbt actually go against the bible this church is messed up
150 years of data is a small blip on the climate cycle scale which takes tens to hundreds of thousands of years to occur.
OMG! I am freakin' living up to it...in spades.
Because parents have a natural motivation to see their kids be productive and successful. Reinforcing poor choices that if they become habitual will inhibit the child's ability to be successful in society isn't in a parent's interest.
So... you're saying I should give up hope on the "water into wine" without grapes, time and fermentation in between?
I wish she could have brought someone just to sit with her. I think they had a no ring no bring rule.
Yeah ACTUALLY.. THERE IS... you leftist are just too moronic to KNOW IT!
And what do you want to deny? That striving in the Way of Allah means jihad?
Name one of those scholars.
Please! That is one of the stupidest remarks I have heard in a long time.
lmao. An online stored based in the country Greece.
No, actually, if you look at the statistics carefully, it's the LACK of rapid-fire weaponry in schools that contributes to school shootings. What we ought to do is outfit every teacher and no less than 50% of the students in a given classroom with automatic weapons. Then they can fight off attackers and prove that These Colors Don't Run. 'Merica!
That's when their us no human explanation. I became very interested in
As you could have seen, in Politifact, the numbers aren't in.
Sounds like bullshit to me
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why is a book by Bart D. Ehrman, a New Testament scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The book introduces lay readers to the field of textual criticism of the Bible. Ehrman discusses a number of textual variants that resulted from intentional or accidental manuscript changes during the scriptorium era. Ehrman recounts his personal experience with the study of the Bible and textual criticism. He summarizes the history of textual criticism, from the works of Desiderius Erasmus to the present. The book describes an early Christian environment in which the books that would later compose the New Testament were copied by hand, mostly by Christian amateurs. Ehrman concludes that various early scribes altered the New Testament texts in order to deemphasize the role of women in the early church, to unify and harmonize the different portrayals of Jesus in the four gospels, and to oppose certain heresies (such as Adoptionism). Ehrman contends that certain widely-held Christian beliefs, such about the divinity of Jesus, are associated not with the original words of scripture but with these later alterations.
This is the third time peace has been "on the horizon" in the last 20 years. If you think this time is any different, I have a bridge I'd like to offer you. The stock market is volatile right now, however it was breaking records prior to Trump's inauguration. So that's not Trump's doing. The volatility however is Trump's. The looming trade war, NAFTA negotiations, and incoherent economic policy are contributing to an unstable economy and uneasy US consumer. And jobs aren't anything to brag about. Basically the same trend that went on under Obama. And real GDP growth has been far below Trump's promises, which would reflect a successful MAGA campaign, if that weren't the case. So yeah, that is what failing looks like. Trump still can't shake the special prosecutor and no one will work for him. As far as preliminary analysis goes, Trump is a failure. While anything is possible in the future, it's not wise to expect a miracle. Trump's miracle already came and went. He won the election. Not enough rabbit's feet in the world to rub and make another one happen.
In the long run, the nation will eventually come to recognize that private entities have the right to turn down business for whatever stupid reasons they wish. It is a right based on property rights, the freedom of association rights, and the rights which protect freedom of thought and belief. Government cannot compel people to labor against their will as the Constitution prohibits slavery too. Plus any government which can compel an entity or individual to work against their will, can use that same power to compel entities or individuals to purchase against their will. (And we actually see types of government activity like that where government restricts competition for many anti-market, purely protective of existing business, reasons.)
No your not. Show me one, just one shooting that was done in the name of atheism.