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Test For Christians

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Rozs, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Rozs

    Rozs Member

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    Why did God wants us to beware from Dogs?

    Philippians 3:1-3



    1Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

    2Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.


    What do you think?
     
  2. Rozs

    Rozs Member

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    Can anyone explain?
     
  3. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    I hope I'm not upsetting anyone by being a non-Christian and posting in this thread, but I tried the NIV, and the translation was a bit different.

    I'm guessing that it's actually a warning about people who do evil and not about actual doggies. (Well, I hope it is.)
     
  4. dhiannian

    dhiannian New Member

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    Yeah Feathersinhair,

    You are correct it's talking about humans that are dogs in character, no doglovers! don't get offended!:)
    I mean all the dogs nasty habits that you don't want to see, or clean up.:)
    someone contemptable,
     
  5. linwood

    linwood Well-Known Member

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    I believe Dogs is a reference to gentiles.

    It is used in this manner in the NT more than once.
     
  6. painted wolf

    painted wolf Grey Muzzle

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    perhaps its a referance to the Cynics... ;)

    They certenly wouln't have agreed with the bible.

    wa:do
     
  7. Linus

    Linus Well-Known Member

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    Why would Paul write to a group of Gentiles in order to warn them about gentiles?
     
  8. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes..... beware of dogs....... litlle known fact: God especially hates Jack Russel Terriers!




    ...... sorry, I couldn't help it.:biglaugh:
     
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  9. Rozs

    Rozs Member

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    You are right. :)

    Can anyone give their idea about why did Paul warns us to avoid from dogs?

    I challenge everybody. Give your best shot!:cool:
     
  10. No*s

    No*s Captain Obvious

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    Ah, but He loves Daschunds :p.
     
  11. No*s

    No*s Captain Obvious

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    Very simple: associating with the gentile non-christians could easily lead the newly converted Christians back to their former ways.

    Now, I have a question...where are you going with the thread?
     
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