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God couldn't of made a mistake, it's like santa making a mistake....savvy?
But what none of them has ever been able to answer is, if their god is real and the only god there is, why did he not reveal himself to everyone on earth?
One thing that always amuses/horrifies me is that so few understand that words change their meanings over time and locality. As someone mentioned earlier to understand the bible you need to know Aramaic and Greek. But that knowledge alone is insufficient, to truly understand, you also need to know the usages and euphemisms, both broad and local: how the language was used in that time and place. How many of you have ever failed to understand or appreciate a joke or pun because you lacked the local referents that it turns on? Same difference.
Originally posted by troubleshooter
Originally posted by Ghost in the Machine
What happens to those who have never heard of Christ?
There is no such person...
John explains it like this...
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men... that was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not." John 1:1-10
So the Word that John identifies as the Lord who became Jesus and the Christ (Messiah)...
...is the light that is the life of every man...
...and although this is not available to Gnosis (conscious knowledge) in the natural man...
...each person is known by and responds to or rejects the Spirit.
So through the Spirit, Christ is 'heard' by every man...
...even though a person may never have heard His name.
[edit on 3/1/10 by troubleshooter]
Psa 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Num 5:8 But if the man have no kinsman** to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him.