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Featured Jesus was Narrow Minded

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Thief, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. MJ Bailey

    MJ Bailey Member

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    If you quote a dictionary I believe the definition of omnipotence is beyond boundaries. As asked, I will follow
     
  2. Prestor John

    Prestor John Well-Known Member

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    Yet the scriptures record so little.

    How can anyone come to this conclusion based on almost nothing?
     
  3. PruePhillip

    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure if there is any content in that statement.
     
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    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    Prestor John, there have been quite a few people looking for you!!!
     
  5. Prestor John

    Prestor John Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah...tell them the check is in the mail!
     
  6. Valjean

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    Haven't people have always constructed complex belief systems and religions based on nothing?

    I recall a legend of a Christian potentate ruling a kingdom surrounded by heathens, a descendant of one of the magi of the nativity, that once enjoyed wide currency.
    Based on ????
     
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  7. PruePhillip

    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    And hasn't science tried to tell you something came from
    nothing, for no reason whatsoever?
     
  8. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    No, I don't recall that.
     
  9. PruePhillip

    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    Two theories:

    1 - the universe was always here (this dodges the question)
    2 - the universe burst out of nowhere with no reason whatsoever (ie a miracle)
     
  10. Samantha Rinne

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    With regard to this comments that his ministry was too narrow, aside from Egypt, Jesus spent most of his adult life during ministry covering a 50 mile area. But he definitely covered it, and this area included no only Israel but Samaria and Syria as well as the Decapolis and Perea. He reacged out to not only Jews but outsiders. He was a Jew tho. His disciples eventually left behind even that, especially Peter.

    Story of Jesus, Three Year Ministry, Maps

    You should actually read this. There are a ton of veiled nuances in this whole exchange, and while on the surface it sounds just like obeying Caesar, it actually condemns both Caesar and the priests.

    Render Unto Caesar: A Most Misunderstood New Testament Passage - LewRockwell LewRockwell.com
     
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  12. Prestor John

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    Are you claiming that that legend is valid?
     
  13. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    It's actually amazing the amount of detail people come up with based on a few vague lines and passages.

    It's a testament to the evolution of the imagination.
     
  14. Maximilian

    Maximilian Energetic proclaimer of Jehovah God's Kingdom.

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    Really? Can you take a moment and prove what’s so narrow-minded about these?

    "For “whoever would love life and see good days must guard his tongue from bad and his lips from speaking deception. Let him turn away from what is bad and do what is good; let him seek peace and pursue it." -1 Peter 3:11

    “But now you must put them all away from you: wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech, and obscene talk out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another. Accordingly, as God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with the tender affections of compassion, kindness, humility, mildness, and patience. Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely even if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. Just as Jehovah freely forgave you, you must also do the same. But besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union.” - Colossians 3:8,9, 12-14.

    “Never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.” -Matthew 6:34

    ““You heard that it was said: ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy. However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, so that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise on both the wicked and the good and makes it rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have?" (Matthew 5:43-46)

    “Even a child is known by his actions, whether his behavior is pure and right.” -Proverbs 20:11
     
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  15. Valjean

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    No. Just pointing out the myriad legends humanity has born over the centuries.
     
  16. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    but to be any one of the items on your list....
    is it not required to draw lines?

    and having drawn the line....held firm by sword

    following would be a narrow path
     
  17. A Vestigial Mote

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    I already replied to what I felt might be some indicators of his narrow-mindedness. Read my next several posts in the thread.
     
  18. Maximilian

    Maximilian Energetic proclaimer of Jehovah God's Kingdom.

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    Can you provide a link(s) to these?
     
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  19. A Vestigial Mote

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  20. Maximilian

    Maximilian Energetic proclaimer of Jehovah God's Kingdom.

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    "[God's] voice came out of the cloud, saying: “This is my Son, the one who has been chosen. Listen to him.” -Luke 9:35

    Why would anyone dispute God or the authority he gave Christ to teach and lead? :)
     
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