reply to post by Curiositas
First of all,you could show some courtesy and let me know about this comment in case I wanted to reply. Next time,especially when you know that the
person you respond to is not following a thread anymore,take the time and let that person know.
In case you wonder,I wanted to see in which page I wrote my first comment,that's why I came back.
Jesus on multiple occasions pointed to the Old Testament and referred to it as the law.
Don't forget that Christ came to fulfill the law and make clear how are we supposed to follow it if we choose to do so. You quoted Mathew 5:18. In
that very chapter Christ mentions laws and clears them up from 5:21 to the end of the chapter (and after that proceeds to more teachings).
We see that His teachings are the law but better and more clear. Christ says to follow Him and with that christians also follow the law by default.
The only difference is that you can't make mistakes or be confused or do something wrong while following Christ while you can if you decide to follow
the OT and Christ points that too in the NT. In Matthew,chapter 12 for example,Christ's disciples were called out by the Pharisees for breaking the
law by plucking and eating heads of grain. Didn't Christ ignore the law,pointing out what was more important? He did but if we'll decide to take the
stance of the Pharisees,go by the OT and uphold the law then we'll go against Christ's teachings.
Christ taught the law in it's true form and that's why it so important to follow the Word instead of OT.
When you attack in such a vicious manner and bring next to zero knowledge with you, you do far more harm to your faith, than good.
It's obvious you minded when I pointed out the OP's ways. Is that what truth is to you? A "vicious attack"? It was a rhetorical question btw.
At the council of Nicea there were groups of newly converted pagans deciding what books to include and which to dismiss.
That's your opinion. If anything,the true pagans tried and keep trying to add false "gospels" but are failing.
speaking of human sacrifice, what religion on earth could claim more blood than organized Christianity?
When faced with willingly handing them over or death, they marched themselves down the hill and lay themselves into the Christian flame.
The "christianity" you're talking about is not true christianity. You're picking false examples of people who claimed
they were christians
which was a lie and you're using them to show the whole religion in a negative way. Are you gonna parrot the usual poem "It's just the organized
religion which is bad"? You're gonna assume that everyone's bad just because of the bad apples? That's simply insane,that's the same mindset
rascists follow "A black person killed,all blacks are murderers.".
You're taking the bad apples as true representatives because you're obviously biased and it suits your agenda.
As for knowledge,on a personal level I'm not gonna take your word as I find you terribly biased. I don't mind being judged but I only listen when
the person who does it is an honest one (or at least seems as one).
On a general level,knowing and following the Word is all it takes. I've already talked about it earlier in this post.
This will be my only reply to you since I want to save my energy for the next person that "happens" to read my posts and decides to let me know what
a ruthless person I am.