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A person that most likely rose from the dead.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: LittleByLittle
Yes messiah means anointed, however the word when used in the English language in the context of Jesus refers to the hebrew phrase "Ha-Mashiach". The Anointed One. Jesus claims to be the Messiah and also the Son of Man which is a reference to Daniel. It is also the title Jesus uses most when referring to himself. You have fallen for the lie in the garden friend. I hope you see that before its to late.
How could you believe Jesus rose from the dead before ever believing the bible is infallible?
Why are people indoctrinated into believing the same things you do? If
Don't deny reality servant. Christianity is an institution that thrives on child indoctrination, as is pretty much every other religion.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: ServantOfTheLamb
Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person.
Possibly. A person. Just a person.
Like King Arthur - he was a real person, too. With lots of myths having developed around him. VERY similar.
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: windword
And this comment tells me you most likely ignore literary style when it comes to examine ancient documents.
The Once and Future King "didn't die" either - he went on the barge with the Lady of the Lake to Avalon, where he remains to this day - but alive, and will return.
The possibility of Arthur's return is first mentioned by William of Malmesbury in the early 12th century: "But Arthur’s grave is nowhere seen, whence antiquity of fables still claims that he will return." In the "Miracles of St. Mary of Laon" (De Miraculis Sanctae Mariae Laudensis), written by a French cleric named Herman in c. 1145 AD, but referring to events that occurred in 1113 AD, mention is made of the Breton and Cornish belief that Arthur still lived. As Constance Bullock-Davies demonstrated, various non-Welsh sources indicate that this belief in Arthur's eventual messianic return was extremely widespread amongst the Britons from the 12th century onwards. How much earlier than this it existed is still debated – it was often linked to the expulsion of the English and Normans from Britain
You can approach the 66 books of the Bible as documents from antiquity. You can come to the conclusion from examining them in that light that the best explanation for the historical evidence available is Jesus rose from the dead. If Jesus rose from the dead then the Bible is most likely the word of God and therefore infallible.
Using your logic, I could assume that Hercules was an historic figure as well.
As Constance Bullock-Davies demonstrated, various non-Welsh sources indicate that this belief in Arthur's eventual messianic return was extremely widespread amongst the Britons from the 12th century onwards. How much earlier than this it existed is still debated – it was often linked to the expulsion of the English and Normans from Britain
Yet people deny the existence of dinosaurs based on them not being mentioned in the bible, either that or they say "the behemoth" in Job was a dinosaur and thus man walked with dinosaurs. LOL! This is the kind of insanity that religious indoctrination leads to, denial of reality for fantasy.
Gravity existing can be proven, the Earth being round can be proven, the Earth rotating around the sun can be proven, Earth being more than 6,000 years old can be proven, a guy rising from the dead after rotting in a cave for 3 days cannot be proven. There is a huge difference servant.
How can you believe something is infallible when you've never even read it to make your own conclusion?
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
Oh but you will only get the bad side of the afterlife HELL!!!.
You will burn burn burn unless you accept Jesus....This is god speaking and I use blackmail all the time.
Oops was possessed for a mo...carry on.