Once again your deflecting, and your words have no truth in them. Lets talk scripture. It is the scriptures that have provided to you that show you are on shaky ground and it is the scriptures alone (not me) that you ignore and refuse to discuss that prove your teachings are not biblical. You...
I'm totally confused. And perhaps I should read more posts in this thread before I respond, but I thought that Jehovah's Witnesses believed that collectively, the clergy class of Christendom was the symbolic man of lawlessness who is described in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Therefore, I don't...
No you do not. I have made myself clear in many posts to you by providing scripture that is direct disagreement with your words. You have also been provided the context to every bible text you have provided proving that when you cherry pick scripture to promote your teachings of lawlessness you...
According to the scriptures a day is from sunset to sunset. A day in the scripture is not eternal. see Genesis 1:1-31
Lets be honest Kenny. There is no scripture in Romans 14 or the book of Romans that says Romans 14 is talking about Gods 4th commandment.
SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER IN ROMANS...
I agree with, and teach the scriptures.
(1 Corinthians 1:10) Now I urge you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you should all speak in agreement and that there should be no divisions among you, but that you may be completely united in the same mind and in the same line of...
Since the thread is titled "Truths in Scripture", this is the right thread to discuss whether made up things has any basis at all, as opposed to scripture. Especially if one claims to accept scripture.
What's a fundamentalist to you? I hear that applied to so many things, in the same way people...
I made up the term, but I don't want to derail the thread. I think scripture teaches not to be fundamentalists; but I think discussions about and from the bible scriptures are important ones to have. I also have a grim view of the preacher-congregation model. Its a different topic though.
And it would be impossible for God to make physical things like humans and animals unable to suffer, that is simply not part of his powers?
I always find it kind of funny with the limitations that religious people assign to God whenever needed. I honestly think that atheists show more respect...
The reason no one suffers in a physical way, is because those in heaven are not physical.
However, there is was emotional disturbance in heaven. - Revelation 12:10
There was also evil in heaven, before it was removed.
That too took time, but it happened.
This is the same...
One of the things that makes studying the sages so interesting is beginning to see how they hide what's really bothering them in the way they exegete the text. The example you point out is a case in point. The word באוצרותי "guarded things in my treasury" is not only interesting in that it seems...
Romans16:20 "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet."
This is kinda buried in the greetings at the end of the book, but that's a powerful message to sign off with!
And what a contrast.
"The God of peace."
Ok, so he's all Sweetness and light, right?
"Will soon crush...
Not the Biblical historical field. It's what I posted.
Historicity Big and Small: How Historians Try to Rescue Jesus • Richard Carrier -excerpt
full article explains where historians are at and answers comments
-When the question of the historicity of Jesus comes up in an honest professional...
The four gospel writers combined wrote one gospel good news.
The 'good news gospel' according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Yes, Christians popularized it with the advent of Jesus - Romans16:25 - which was kept secret until Christ.
Even the angels wanted to know/understand according to 1...
Paul claimed he had visions and revelations. We have incredibly good evidence that Mark used the Epistles when creating his narrative so he included Earthly versions of them.
This in no way means they are true.
a few examples
Paradigmatic Example: The Last Supper
Another example is “the last...
Where in scripture is that told to you? that Heb 3:1 is about the 144000?
How did the lost sheep of Israel turn into 144000?
How do you know that the small flock of Luke 12:32 is the 144000?
Why is the 144000 being added to now when they are clearly not the first fruits?
How do you know...
Jesus' apostles... through the scriptures.
No. It's the teaching of the apostles of Christ in scriptures, which JWs in turn, teach.
It's not a supposition.
The scriptures are clear. Jesus came to gather the lost sheep of Israel.
The first to be gathered are the firstfruits to God, and the...
I agree this "scholarly consensus" is complete dishonesty.
There is now another peer-reviewed work on Jesus mythicism besides Richard Carrier -
Books | Raphael Lataster
Questioning the Historicity of Jesus: Why a Philosophical Analysis Elucidates the Historical Discourse (2019)
No... Paul never supported that (At least you have to support it with more than just you saying so)
No, as Paul said:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Sounds pretty equal to me...