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And Iesous (Joshua)made a covenant with the people that day and gave them law and judgment at Selo before the tent of the God of Israel.
And he wrote those words in the book as the law of God,and he took a large stone, and Iesous set it under the terebinth tree before the Lord.
And Iesous said to the people, "Look, this stone shall be in your midst as a witness; for it has heard all the things spoken to it by the Lord, whatever he spoke to us today, and this shall be in your midst as a witness at the last of days, whenever you deal falsely with the Lord my God."(the New English Translation of the Septuagint)
He goes back a long time, I guess to before Abraham. The gods of false temples, the current evil god, or the current good god. The obvious choice would be the good god. Then Joshua says, you can not serve god because you are unclean, but you can choose not to serve the others. That always makes me laugh. You might not be a good wife but you can avoid being an adulteress. That's as good as we can get and as much as we can swear to. Or what God, being very wise, will allow us to.
If you have no desire to worship the Lord, choose today whom you will worship, whether it be the gods whom your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But I and my family will worship the Lord!”
Don't worship any gods, even if someone insists?
There seems to be more danger in doing so than not.
Be happy with what god has given you without asking. Run away from gods who make promises of nice things, in this world, by asking. Jesus promised his followers only a hideous death.
Things in my life that I would classify as miraculous were things I never even thought to ask for. Stuff I have asked for are pretty much what never happened.
The Holy Spirit can provide some sort of assistance against the destructive aspects of your own ego, which seems to resist any kind of advancement.
I don't have an experience so much with an object known as god, so I find it difficult to focus worship onto something overly specific.
Jesus would have to be the embodiment of the mind of God, as much as we are capable of comprehending.
The new thing from this new theology is how there is a son of god who sacrifices himself, and has his place taken by a glorified human.
This even has a sort of tie-in with Badmedia's vision, I suppose. Not to worship the creature so much as the Father and the spirit which is the Son.
Originally posted by PSUSA
None of this means that you MUST do X, Y, and Z to be "saved". But if you will be saved you will do works fitting for salvation.
Originally posted by PSUSA
When I think of contradictions, I mean where scriptures say one factual thing in one area, and something else totally different in another area. I used Christs' genealogy as an example of this, since they are not the same, making it a contradiction. It's one that might have an answer, and probably does, but it's still a contradiction.
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Heres a clear example of contradictory scripture.
In James 2:14-26 James appears to be saying that salvation is by works, However Paul teaches it to be by grace Rom 4:5 titus 3:5-7 eph 2:8-9
Which one is it?
The Bible is riddled with these little but HUGE contradictions.
This is why there is many different views.