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Things the Bible does not say

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Apriori, Oct 5, 2005.

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  1. Apriori

    Apriori New Member

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    I REMOVE THE ORIGINAL POST

    THIS THREAD HAS BEEN HIJACKED and IS NO LONGER OF PRACTICAL USE OR PURPOSE


    Moderator please close this thread.


     
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  2. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    Dangit, you 'stole' the one I was going to say. :D

    I can't really think of any others... that's the only one I know that really jumps to mind.
     
  3. Qumran

    Qumran Member

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    The Bible does not say the "forbidden fruit" in the garden of Eden was an apple. It does not specify what kind of fruit it was.

    The Bible does not say "God helps he who helps themselves."

    The Bible does not say "Money is the root of all evil."

    That's 3 to get you started!
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  4. Apriori

    Apriori New Member

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    Thanks, Keep them coming!

    I know there are hundreds of these sayings.

    Here is another example to help.
    It does not say that Mary rode a donkey to Bethlehem.
     
  5. Aqualung

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    It does not say there were only three wise men.
     
  6. gtrsgrls

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    The Bible doesn't say that three wise men visited Jesus when he was a baby.We only get that number because of the three different gifts.
     
  7. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    I've got a couple, but they're both controversial:

    The bible does not say that God is a trinity.

    The bible does not say that abortion is wrong.

    Oh and the bible does not say that Jesus was born on December 25th.

    And then I have a couple questions, which may or may not be further answers to your question depending on the answers:

    Where in the bible does it say that God is omniscient?

    Where in the bible does it say that God is omnipotent?
     
  8. gtrsgrls

    gtrsgrls Member

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    oops!I didn't mean to put that last one.The guy right before me already did.:bounce
     
  9. Qumran

    Qumran Member

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    BRAVO!!

    Love your post. Shows your mental wheels are turning. Unfortunatly, LOTS of people may take issue with your questions. (Though I am not one of them)

    ;)
     
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  11. Merlin

    Merlin Active Member

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    I don't think the Bible says that Jesus wasn't married
     
  12. Aqualung

    Aqualung Tasty

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    yes! exactly!
     
  13. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    Thanks for the response.

    Regarding omniscience:

    All it says is that God sees everything we do; it doesn't say that God knows what we're thinking or what we will do.

    Very poetic. Same response as above.

    Understanding of what? Same response as above.

    Same response as above.

    It just says the Lord has a lot of understanding that He didn't get from someone else. Again, no mention of omniscience.

    It sounds to me more like God making His will known to us, not the other way around.

    I see no passages here that say God know's what we're thinking or what we will do. To me, that would be a big gaping hole in the "all-knowing" claim.


    Regarding omnipotence:

    Yes, it looks like all you did was search for the word "almighty." (Except for the first citation, Acts 15:18 - "that have been known for ages", and my guess is that there's a typo in the citation. ) So you're entire argument for God's omnipotence rests on the meaning of the word "almighty." Given what the verses actually say, I would argue that "almighty" simply means that God is very powerful. It does not mean that God can do anything and everything. It does not mean that God is omnipotent.

    I find it very interesting that you cited only verses from the "Old Testament" for omniscience and only verses from the New testament for omnipotence.
     
  14. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    Good point! Nor does it say that Jesus condemned homosexuality.

    (And no, I'm not suggesting that Jesus was gay, only that he did not have a problem with it.)
     
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  15. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    Lilithu, Namaste.

    Well said, my friend. And to those who do not see Homosexuality as 'permissable' in the eyes of god, I would advocate a bit more of 'Judge ye not...............';)
     
  16. Merlin

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    There are those, (and I am not one of them) who believe that the raising of Lazarus was the description of a homosexual episode.
     
  17. michel

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    That is interesting; would you explain how ? - I am not 'poking fun' I am genuinely interested.;)
     
  18. Aqualung

    Aqualung Tasty

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    Really? :areyoucra I have never heard of that before . . .
     
  19. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    It doesn't -- at least not in those words. Nor, does it, to the best of my understanding, say He is omnipresent.
     
  20. Apriori

    Apriori New Member

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    These are great, keep them coming.

    This is exactly what I'm looking for.

    Some discussions are good, but please letÂ’s not get sidetracked. If a particular item needs more than two or three (or four or five;) ) discussion responses, please start up a new thread.
     
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