Am I against Christianity? No.
Am I against God? No.
I am against the disunity religion has created.
I am against condemning each other to death with the sword or eternal Fire for having different beliefs.
I am against close mindedness.
I am against the belief that being a good person and loving our fellow humans is not good enough.
I am against doctrine and dogma having trump over common sense and unity. True human unity.
I am against the I am right, you are wrong, you are going to hell mentality.
This thread is intended to bring true human unity, not destroy faith.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Only begotten son? But I thought David was also God's begotten son:
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
God said Israel (aka Jacob) is His firstborn son.
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Oh no... God has an additional first born son!!
"I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn."
Solomon is also God's son.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his father, and he shall be my son.
1 Chronicles 22:10
he shall be my son, and I will be his father
Adam is God's son too! If Adam was the first man created and is God's son.... then how can Israel/Jacob and Ephraim all be firstborn sons of god?
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
But God and Jesus said all of us are children of God;
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Ye are the children of the LORD your God
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD.
What was that? Jesus is divine because he was born of a virgin with no father?
• Adam had no mother and no father Genesis 2:7, Genesis 1:26-27!
• Melchizedek has no father, no mother, no descent, no beginning and no end Hebrews 7:1-4.
Jesus is divine because he was raised from the dead and/or had power to resurrect?
• Elijah raised a boy from the dead 1 Kings 17:17-24.
• Elisha raised a child from death 2 Kings 4:32-37.
• Touching Elisha's bones raised a man from the dead 2 Kings 13:21.
• Lazarus was raised from the dead John 11:43-44!