Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Until you open up to the possibility that it's not infallible then you will never see. The bible is a book, books are written by the hands of men,
men are prone to lying.
Where did you get the belief that the bible could never be edited? How can you be so sure that it hasn't been edited?
Because the truth is written in you already. Consider this:
POST AND THREAD BOTH
Look at what I said on the image. Why did Jesus say that he was one with the Father and that the Father was greater than Him? When you look at
yourself in the image, which describes you best? You or the image? God can only be here in an image.
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Our desire is to anthropomorphize God into our own image. The same problem exists when God comes as a kinsman and we reject him.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world
did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed
in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but
born of God.
The image cannot describe the indescribable. We need assistance to see it and this is where humble faith comes in. The image in the mirror may be
blurry, but the one casting the image can be see clearly. It's a process of crossing the bridge. Unless a person humbles themselves and allows God
room to develop faith, we are lost in our pride. It's as I said before. You will see yourself in the mirror. We are the image of God. The point
to it all is found in Paul's words:
1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind
me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
You should read about Paul here and make your decision: Paul and His Suffering
To accuse Paul, you would need to demonstrate the motive of a liar and all liars are easily seen. Paul defies this by squandering his freedom at the
hands of the persecuting Jews and Romans alike. Even in front of Felix in Acts 24, Paul demonstrates his loyalty to Israel and not Rome. These
people simply did not have the foresight to see what their words would become. To say that Paul had an agenda against Christ would be wholly
innumerate. Paradox is only our own pretext and not the true context. Careful consideration of what is said must be rightly divided. Paul had the
capacity to do this and was precisely the person God could use to accomplish this objective forward to our day and age. Can we fault Paul in relation
to the Image of God in the material world? This could be as we are fallen creatures. Paul is yet the image of Christ as a Son of Mankind.
Information entropy is one thing, but the true word hermetically sealed in symbol is yet another. For the larger picture, we get what Paul is saying
and needn't nitpick over our own misplaced concreteness with the words. As the link I provide demonstrates, we first need to understand Paul and
hold a Hebrew perspective to get why he was pushing the direction he was moving.
What truly matters is fulfilling the law and we are incapable. Christ did that for us, yet we must carry the cup as well. For instance, if you read
the sermon on the mount, you may get the idea that we must do this ourselves to the letter. This would be a mistaken view. Jesus had to do that to
the letter or we would not need his sacrifice as our own. Who could accomplish this. Yet, if you read Paul's words, you see that it's by faith and
not works. YES!!!! Because Christ is the one one who could have done what we cannot. This was the point. It's the larger context that matters.
Paul had it right.