Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by adjensen
He said the "ONLY" sign they would get was the sign of Jonah. The Pharisees had already seen a miraculous sign before so why say "only" instead of "last"? He knew they had already seen miracles by him so why use the words "only"? It doesn't fit in with the story before that instance.
I said Peter was born in a Roman province, that of Bethsaida. Whether he was a Roman or not is up for debate, then again I think Peter and Paul were actually the same person. Peter/Paul was the trojan horse sent in by the Romans in my opinion.
Well, I'll give you points for imagination, I guess. Given that the whole of Judea, and most of the Mediterranean basin was part of the Roman Empire, pretty much everyone in the Bible was "born in a Roman province," including Jesus. Do you think Jesus was a Roman citizen, as well?
No, there's absolutely nothing that would lead one to the conclusion that Peter and Paul were the same person.
Saul/Paul, Simon/Peter, both jailed in Mamertine prison, both founded the RCC together, etc. Also, the last pope is supposed to be called Peter the Roman and he's supposedly the antichrist. Matthew 20:16 comes to mind here. Peter is considered the first pope, Peter the antichrist is supposed to be last. Coincidence? Maybe.
And who was it that said "Peter the Roman" would be the last Pope? Jesus? No, Arnold de Wyon did, in 1595, so who cares?
Is it just a coincidence that Peter wasn't reinstated until after Jesus' supposed resurrection? You know, the time after he was supposed to have died and should have been dead? I don't think so.
What? That doesn't even make any sense. Peter's "reinstatement" was his opportunity to repent for having denied Jesus three times. As he did that the night before Jesus died, how would Jesus have been able to "reinstate" him until he was resurrected?
So Romans replacing Saturnalia with CHRISTmas isn't evidence of their intervention?
The "Romans" didn't replace Saturnalia, the Catholic Church created the festival of Christmas around the same time as the existing festival, for the reason that I cited.
The evidence that Romans wrote part of the bible is in Paul's epistles. You just admitted that Paul was a Roman earlier.
Who cares what Paul's citizenship was? The official state religion of Sweden today is Christianity. Do you think that everyone in Sweden is, therefore, a Christian? Hardly -- it's one of the most atheist populations in the world.
Citizenship and faith have nothing to do with each other.