reply to post by NamelessMonster
i am reading it now, about half way thru.. But I really dont see the ties to Christianity here my friend.
The scriptures are random and out of context. Im just going to keep a running comment as I read it on stuff that sticks out.
The comment about John the baptist, Matthew 11:11 'Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John
the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he...'
I believe has more to do with the fact he was a natural birth and conception, Where as Jesus, who would be the higher then John was conceived
supernaturally. In other words, out of those born on earth none were greater then John.
John and Jesus were not ment to both acheive the same end. John was the forerunner, preaching about the coming messiah, to prepare the way for the
only son of God, Jesus. Yes an angel came and foretold Johns birth, but no differnt then when God spoke to Abraham about Issac or Samson parents
concerning his birth. The scriptures are quite clear there was a difference between John and Jesus. Jesus fulfills the prophecies concerning the birth
of the Messiah, not John.
The next couple paragraphs I dont know enough about to comfortably answer. But I do know Johns followers belived him to be the Messiah but when Jesus
came he pointed them in his direction so to speak.
Solomon, Did worship other Gods, the Bible states that...with his many wives of differnt beliefs, he started to worship their gods as well.. Not
entirely convinced the lions that were built were for a differnt god, more so to represent the tribe of Judah, whose symbol is a lion, which he is
Im going to post this and finish reading and posting the rest later, Hope this answers some questions. I can back up with scripture.
BUT as I said, Alot of scripture is out of Context, espically the stuff concering females, Just because there is a verse about the suckling of a
breast doesnt mean they worshiped a goddes by default. I did my best to try and explain what the verses mean in context as best as I can.
edit on 10/27/2010 by deanyo because: Clairfy