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Featured The Conflicting Theologies of the New Testament

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by The Reverend Bob, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. The Reverend Bob

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    The critical methods are nothing but using rationality, reason and the right tools to understand the text. It is the Golden Standard. You study and test the evidence and from that with the evidence at hand you construct a hypothesis.
     
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    He was their guy
     
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    That is very interesting. I thought that James was only spoken about in the past then forgotten. Where can I find information on the sects which still put emphasis on James?
     
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    That's good to know.
     
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    Why do you say that? I didn't think that the scriptures were written until after his death?
     
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    That is what I indicated. So called rational tools are not adequate when the enquiry is about the subject itself.
     
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    To me, it is very accurate. We, in our human bodies like Jesus was, have spirits like the Holy Spirit would be, and there is a God who places those spirits in us.
     
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    Absolutely. They read the parts they like an ignore what they don't want to accept.
     
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    James, the Brother of Jesus by Robert Eisenman is a great resource. I don't agree with all of it but it is informative.

    James the Brother of Jesus
     
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    The damage here is that there is no way to reconcile the 4 gospel narratives.
     
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    There was no Bible and Jesus never wrote anything.
     
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    Rational tools are very pertinent and needful when you are studying history and historical texts. I don't see what other tools are more valuable. Perhaps you can point them out for us
     
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    I think that you are correct. If you have a heart, you will do good works instead of evil toward your fellow man.
     
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    Can you tell me some scriptures which state this?
     
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    Where did you come up with that bit of nonsense?
     
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    Yes, but you must state higher priorities before lesser priorities. For example, in the New Testament, Jesus states that loving God and your neighbor (explained as all people) is the most important Commandment. Other things must come after this and be related to this or they are not valid.
     
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    Thank you very much! I will read it.
     
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    Also, the role of the Holy Spirit transforms the Christian consciousness. Romans 8.
     
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    Also, those who want to be saved from sin shouldn't follow its course. They should follow Christ instead. Doing evil would be proof that you don't have faith, as faith is not just believing but also having faith in God's standards and following it.
     
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    The purpose of Biblical Criticism is not to formulate theology or doctrine but find out what the author meant
     
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