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reply to post by ahnggk
Then simply put, you don't believe the bible is the "word of god". You believe you can pick and choose what fits your personal world-view. An eclectic-Christian, so to speak. That's cool. I don't have a dog in this fight, anyway. As Akragon knows, I am an atheist at this point in my life. However, I do sometimes enjoy the debates surrounding topics like this. I like to read others perspectives on old issues like this one. And this IS an old issue.
I think Paul has but one good use... He defined love as it has never been defined before...
And by doing so, also completely exposed the so called god of the OT... Obviously by mistake, but none the less
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
ctophil Don't go into battles of who is right or wrong, Jesus or Paul, Muhammad or Buddha. Take what knowledge seems True to the Mind of God (within your heart, gut feeling [God Feeling]) and then bless the falsehoods for the lessons of wisdom.
Judas was the treasurer of the disciples, thats a high position of trust, especially for the one who would betray him.edit on 13-3-2014 by stok3th3fir3 because: (no reason given)
Jesus gave us this warning and I can't help but notice it seems to match the circumstances leading to Paul's conversion while on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:3-5)
"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the wilderness,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
The place immediately surrounding Damascus is a desert (wilderness):
The Greek word used in Matthew 24:26 to describe "wilderness" is ἐρήμῳ which means desolate, lonely, solitary. A desert is as desolate as it can be.
Acts 9 describes Paul nearing Damascus in his journey when he encountered a supernatural event which he claimed to be an encounter with Jesus which clearly puts him in the desert wilderness.
Paul's conversion experience cross references in Acts:
In some of these cross referenced verses, Paul is practically telling other people that he saw Jesus in the wilderness (the place near Damascus)!!
Given the many apparent contradictions of the teachings of Paul against the teachings of Jesus, it doesn't seem surprising that Paul would match person(s) Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24:26!
And it gives us confirmation those contradictory teachings of Paul, are not just apparent, they absolutely contradictory!
What is the contradiction? Do the teachings of Paul tell us to murder our neighbors? Please list what you feel the difference in the teachings and the contradiction is.
It's quite an extensive list so I'll just give you a link:
reply to post by Klassified
If you read past the dream you will see what the interpretation actually is. It is aboit people not food. You have misinterpreted that dream.