Who was Jesus? Jesus wasn?t the Messiah given (Luke 1:32) ?the throne of his father David? because Jesus never sat or David?s throne or had a human father which was essential in patrilineal Judaism. Mary?s genealogy?s irrelevant. John the Baptist, who baptized (Mark 1:4) ?for the remission of sins? baptized Jesus for the remission of Jesus? sins. After his baptism, you can believe Satan showed Jesus (Matthew 4:8) all the kingdoms of the world from a mountaintop, possible because the earth was flat, or accept that Jesus became one of disciples until John's imprisonment (Mark 1 14). Jesus held John in such high esteem Jesus said (Matthew 11:11) none born of woman (including Jesus) was greater than John. Jesus was an apocalypticist, like all New Testament writers, and believed the end of the world was imminent 2,000 years ago and said so repeatedly in Mark 9:1, Matthew 16:28, and Luke 9:27. Jesus was also a magician who dazzled illiterate post-Bronze Age audiences by exorcising imaginary demons from the possessed. The twenty references in Matthew to the "kingdom of god/heaven" are references to the earthly kingdom the Son of Man was going to establish 2,000 years ago but didn't. OOPS. Jesus wasn't omniscient (Mark 5:30,?Who touched me??); omnipotent (Mark 6:5,?(Jesus) could?do no mighty work.?); perfect (Jesus believed in the evil eye (Mark 7:20-22)); truthful (Jesus told believers in Mark 16:17-18 and John 14:12 they would be able to perform miracles but they can?t); or the eternal god because Jesus died. Jesus condoned slavery, believed he was a prophet (Mark 6:4, Luke 4:24,) and came only for "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 10:5-6, 15:24) because righteous Jews were already saved and gentiles were heathen. Jesus identified four paths to eternal life not requiring belief in Jesus? divinity like Mark 10:17-25 and Luke 18:19-25. For example in Matthew 19:16-19, Jesus claims a Jew could obtain eternal life if he shall ?honor thy father and thy mother?love thy neighbor as thyself? and not ?murder?commit adultery?steal?bear false witness.? Jesus was crucified for sedition against the Roman Empire and his body left on the cross to rot since there were no exceptions in Israel to this practice. His death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28) was unnecessary because he had already said he forgave sins in Matthew 9:6, Luke 5:20, and Mark 2:5.
So you are saying I was right.
How do you know he has NO chance of winning?
Wasn?t trying to be snide. Just my way of saying I?m not ignoring you, but I don?t feel like fighting.
I agree the list needs to be much larger.
Yes, and that is exactly right. Hovind is a taxpayer and needs to pay his taxes. As SCOTUS said, the non-taxpayer is not considered.
We don't speak the same language? Our celestial offspring would be mules? They make me nervous when I look at them?
So intelligence isn't natural?
Maybe they were "paid".....
This is not over. The court just kicked the can down the road. This will be tried again and more lives will be messed about on both sides due to a cake.
I simply can't process the level of sheer ignorance displayed by those on this particular thread - e.g., parroting these outrageous pop-culture statements, grounded in postmodern deconstructionism's unique brand of "revisionist history" - especially by those who've been "imbibing heavily at the wells of naturalism" for far-too-long now. (You know: having tragically guzzled the proverbial naturalistic kool-aid in excess!)
I knew I would rub off on you eventually! LMFAO!!!
Science came through the works of Plato, Socrates, Archimedes, Democritus, Archelaus, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Aristarchus and some more 300 Greek scholars. All the rest just copied their studies. Ecclesiastical teaching was nothing more than Yahweh and his killing and menaces. Even the OT & NT are copied from Hermetism, Neoplatonism and Apollonius of Tyana's theophilosophy. When Church banned and destroyed Greek philosophy and teaching, Arabs safeguarded many manuscripts and in the 12th century in Spain their universities flourished. From there started the Renaissance. Read History. Church censored any book of science until the 18th century with the penalty of death.
I think maybe I should ban both of you for trolling.
What? Jesus was not crucified by Jews for blasphemy. He was crucified by Romans.
Only one upvote. Should I have downvoted this instead? ??
Congratulations on your latest addition to the family. Now don't forget to go out and buy a laser pointer.
Maybe it?s all that male hormones doing their crazies. (Half meant bad joke aside, I think women are not as susceptible to violent rage because most of us do know that we could be overpowered quite easily given our ?biological standing?) ?that or we?re really just saints and oh-so virtuous.
They are graven images and will steal your soul (ok, this is a little silly)
Right you can do both
I'm sure I have two.
It is beyond human comprehension.
I never saw the boots before you mentioned it. I thought it was umbrellas that disappeared into police badges. But now I see the boots....I need to do more work on my visual observations, lol.
owwww. it hurts
I should add a note, since you think hell will be a place with souls aware of each other. Hell is isolation from *all* company. Each is in his own separate experience, with no awareness of others or interactions, except to know God and the absence of His acceptance and fellowship.