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b. metaphorically, a race of men very like each other in endowments, pursuits, character; and especially in a bad sense a perverse race: Matthew 17:17; Mark 9:19; Luke 9:41; Luke 16:8; (Acts 2:40).
originally posted by: Revolution9
when the Pope tells us he has the authority to change Christ's WORD and call it a mistranslation, which it is not.
originally posted by: Aliensun
I know. I know, another one of God's little tricks and miracles.
"Matthew 24: 34-35; 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
A caphar was a toll, or duty imposed by the Turks on the Christian merchants who carried or sent merchandise from Aleppo to Jerusalem.
one of the numerous words employed in the Bible to denote a village or collection of dwellings smaller than a city (Ir ). Mr Stanley proposes to render it by "hamlet." In names of places it occurs in Chephar-he-Ammonai, Chephirah, Caphar-salama. To us its chief interest arises from its forming a part of the name of Capernaum, i.e. Capharnahum.
originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: Revolution9
You said Corinth no longer stands and infer that God did this in retribution?
He took his time didnt he? Waiting until 1858!
Aaand then allowing it to be rebuilt, suffering another devastating earthquake in 1928 and then being destroyed by a fire and rebuilt again a few years later.
The City of Corinth survives despite this.. i await your moving of the goalposts keenly.
Stop trying to make stuff fit, it just looks silly
originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Revolution9
The bible is the ultimate doom porn. If you don’t like one definition of a word, you can always pick another to suit your needs. You can find a phrase in there to fit any point one would like to make. So when anyone looks in there, they can find a bit of poetry that seems like it speaks right to them. But hey, that’s what you get when you read a bunch of made up allegory. Translations aside, you are literally taking the made up words of illiterate peasants as the words of some all benevolent being. Not to mention that those stories don’t even originate from those people. The lack of a written record or even first hand accounts of Jesus make it all very suspect. But not as suspect as the actual claims of his magic doings. Really impossible stuff in there that you believe. Even heroditus exagerated or even made up some of his claims in his stories. Fictional stories were all around. Plenty of cases of exageration in the bible as well as poetic fiction.
The problem is, that some of you see this 2000 year old comic book, and now you think the x-men of the day, Actually existed and used their mutant powers. You don’t see it for the fiction it is.
originally posted by: 0racle
Do you understand who Jesus is?
Do you understand his words?
You think you understand, but do you really?
Tell me who you think Jesus is first, then we will see how much you understand his words.
I was always confused by something Christ aid about the end times. It is recorded in three of the four Gospels apart from John. Here is Matthew's account: "Matthew 24: 34-35; 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.