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Originally posted by nomorecruelty
Earth isn't the only planet in the universe - you, like most of pride filled mankind, are just "assuming" that the entire universe has but one planet with one species. Us. *laughable*
Millions and millions of people have, over the ages, tried to debunk the Bible, God and Jesus.
Take a number, my friend.
The Christians win in the end.
Originally posted by helen670
Originally posted by Lichter daraus
reply to post by helen670
Last i heard The bible was supposedly the word of god written by man, correct me if I'm wrong...
[edit on 04/16/2009 by Lichter daraus]
Written by man, Inspired by God.
The men chosen for this task was not someone like you and I.
These people followed God and His law in the greatest respect.
They prayed and fasted and then did according to 'Gods Will' and not mans.
The Lords prayer reads....
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done......Not OUR WILL,but Gods WILL.
Today man wants MY WILL and not Gods Will.
I'm going to insist, there is no contradiction in the Word of God,.
Originally posted by OmegaPoint
Because of the work of Christ on the cross, every believer in him, that he was God-sent to redeem and reconcile us to God, can be a high priest in the temple of the living God. Jesus removed the need for intermediaries, and his church as the body of all believers, is more of an organic and holographic representation of Christ himself, than it is a manmade hierarchy modelled on an empire. In this way, the realm of the spirit of God as represented through all believers, is not an exclusive domain of the Catholic Church, and no part of the body of Christ can say to another part, you are not a part. I think the variety gives the church vitality.
Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by notreallyalive
You're trying to read something into the text that isn't there.
The Earth, aka the planet, was created on day one--Genesis 1.1. [Notice that verse two goes on to describe how the Earth was!]
The earth, aka the ground, appeared on the third day---Genesis 1.8.
It's not a contradiction. It just so happens that in English the planet and the ground share a word.
[edit on 6/8/2009 by octotom]
There's no indication in the text that it's a repeat.
Also, the word "heaven" (note small h) is used in Gen 1:1, but the word "Heaven" (note capital H) is used in Gen 1:8. It is clearly not a repeat.
Also, if what you're saying were true, then Heaven came FROM earth, and the sun was created AFTER Earth. Pretty sure God and Heaven were here before Earth was created... according to numerous other Bible verses
from page 2
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[material and gaseous matter, not Heaven and Earth - those are created later Heaven in 1:8, Earth in 1:10]
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
[creation of the Sun]
4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
[sounds like a continent, but He calls it Heaven in Gen 1:8]
7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Originally posted by notreallyalive
Originally posted by weedwhacker
I had a bet with myself, how long for bible "thumpers" to appear here...second post, 11 minutes...certainly a record?
I knew that would be part of this thread =)
I have a somewhat unique view on things in that I read the Bible as a Christian (pretty rare lol) AND read the Bible again after giving Christianity up. I'm all too happy to discuss religions with people.
És nevezé Isten a mennyezetet égnek: és lõn este, és lõn reggel, második nap.
Turns out there are only 2 words in Genesis which were in Aramaic... not sure exactly how that works out that part of a verse is in Hebrew and part in Aramaic