I explained the ambiguity and criteria inconsistencies in the post.
Well, actually, it looks like I misread the sentence. I thought it said "It has nothing to do with
Christians have believed baptism is an essential rite representing entry to God's community on earth, and a cleansing of earthly sin for centuries. The story of how and when Constantine got baptized is a classic.
We aren't talking about this. We all agree about this....its continuous change and the morph into other species. Grad says that.
The act of drowning newborn babies was the act of evil men, not God.
LMFAO. Hey Peter, YOU are speaking to a REAL Native American, a registered member of the Cherokee Aniyawa clan and a Blackfeet.
?I don?t know any mainstream scholar who doubts the historicity of Jesus,? said Eric Meyers, an archaeologist and emeritus professor in Judaic studies at Duke University. ?The details have been debated for centuries, but no one who is serious doubts that he?s a historical figure.?
Couple things. The term ?going to heaven? is up for a lot of contest, even among Christians. Some believe you go to heaven right after you die. Others believe you remain in your grave until the rapture and it is brought to earth.
Well done... You actually seem to have left him speechless.
That ? client? of yours waltzed into Tehran and made off with over one hundred thousand docs related to Iran?s ongoing nuclear weapons research. Real ? clients? , ( dependents actually ) send their poorest across our southern border so that they can be used by the Democrats..
That's correct. They're both anthropomorphised figures used to explain natural phenomena and to justify certain political and cultural rituals, both of which have evolved over centuries. Well done! And here I thought your facile addiction to elementary principles would have limited your understanding of more advanced anthropological concepts.
No, we do not have an inkling of the definition of infinite.
Plus half a staircase and some gravel.
Please present the historical evidence of the existence of this "Jesus" you refer to?
How is that different than promising tax cuts to get votes, bitch about the debt, bill the next generation?
I need to study Sumerian mythology more
I actually did that one on purpose.
The Far Left does not think that at all. You simply sit so far out on the fringes of the Far Right that the center looks Far Left to you.
Something tells me BiM is a proud Jill Stein supporter... possibly Bernie.
*stands in this line*
You see it as wasteful...because you see God as poor. Its not that way at all. According to His riches in glory in Christ. What are these to you? Dust and homeless shelter? Gods not poor. His children ought not be. Gods no cheapskate. He invented money, but people love it more than the kingdom, more than God. Get that right first it says...right? It seems your focus is on other believers money etc.
Smh KD got a trip-dub, he just has to take the spotlight
Further to my last post, let me add: when these changes do, eventually happen, note that to facilitate compatibility with the old texts one needs must create some cunning eisegesis. There are well-funded factories of eisegesis in the theologians and the doctors of divinity; their raw product is dressed by an army of apologists and served to the masses. Debate happens, generations pass, and the story that is "how Christians see the Bible" changes glacially. Also, note, this observation is DIRECT evidence that there is no magic goodness coming FROM the texts but, rather, lies (beautifully crafted, elegant, superficially plausible lies that relators do not recognise as lies) being fed into sanitizing the nonsensical bullshit that, at very best, represents the pinnacle of Bronze Age philosophy. And, not to put too fine a point on it, when one takes a step back and observes the process over time, who in their right mind would tolerate the "this is what I THINK God meant to say" bullshit that has been going on for centuries, nay, millennia?
Like the right to bear muskets... er, I mean... assault rifles?