posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:33 PM
Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
Very interesting read there. I will look more into it. I know where you are coming from and you have an argument even though you worded it very weird.
But that's probably due to a language barrier so I'm not worried about that. Taking that into consideration, I do understand what you are trying to
say regarding the teachings of the Savior vs the teachings of Paul.
Yes and thanks. Why can't Christians use other teachings of Jesus when I'm presenting an idea of Jesus?
They keep saying, the word of God is a 'double edged sword' which tells you to do this, but you can also do that in another context. And they have to
quote different verses from different people/perspective to prove their point.
Often when I say, Jesus encouraged very austere living, they counter with OT verses and quote many men of God who are rich. When Jesus said to carry
your cross, they can't accept it's literal.
The cross is real. If you try to preach Jesus teachings in its literal context, and I've tried on a few Christians myself. They will get furiously
mad. It's very hard to part people with their money. You can see where their loyalties are, and who their God is - money. I'm testing them with
make-believe scenarios and guess what? They would be much happier if they get a job with 5x more salary than getting an opportunity to preach the
Gospel in a Muslim country. They would pick the former if you can only choose once. They don't believe in giving your everything, including your
life to show your love to God (1st commandment). Of course, dying or getting killed is not always the opportunity, but if opportunity presents, this
is how a True Christian must live. They are prepared to go through hell for God.
The teaching of Jesus is radical, he hates, despises money and material things and this angered the Pharisees who think they can serve God and money
at the same time. That's why they crucify Him. If everyone were to follow Jesus, the world economic and power system would collapse overnight, those
in power will lose their power and authority, that's how powerful and dangerous the message is. That's why they desperately want Jesus and his
Only FEW are willing to go this far. And the Jesus really meant it when he said only FEW will find the narrow gate and go through the narrow
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