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A History of Scholarly Refutations of the Jesus Myth
Originally posted by sciencenewby
show me where jesus says to worship the cross... to make it a holy object.. to correlate his existance with things that are shaped the same as a cross.
when you can do that... you have my vote.
Why do that? It would be wrong....I don't worship a thing (a cross) but I am respectful as the Apostle Paul was...remember...
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. " Galatians 2:20
"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14
"...the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18
"For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame -- who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body...." Philippians 3:18-21
The cross is not to be worshiped...BUT RESPECTED...hope this helps
[edit on 18-2-2009 by OldThinker]
What is the different between a religion and having a relationship with God? How is faith in Christ unique, entirely different from all of the world religions? Why do so many people seem to prefer a religion to a genuine relationship with God?
Originally posted by liesnomore
I know that Jesus was a "fictional character" in the bible book as well as other characters. Internet it is a great source of information. Look and you will find it or leave in darkness. The book " Who wrote the Bible" and history behind the Bible was published a long time ago ,but was suppressed by the Church. Other related books was published, but was suppressed. Organize religions are loosing a "grep" on controlling the information as the government due to internet. From the age of a 6 years old to 11 years old I was attending a "cathehizm classes" and I was fooled just like most of the people. I did not took for granted the information imposed on me by the Church and stared to learn about other religions and begin to understand of what it is behind of every religion. "Submit and give" it is a motto of every religion,false prophets and fictional books.
Originally posted by GlossomBoodchild
There is only one statement to make when confronting religious zealots such as OT.
Please present evidence that god exists....so far you have presented NONE.