posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 12:04 PM
I did not say they contradicted the scripture you quoted. What I intended to infer was that his questions were not blind nor foolish. Because
understanding is the key to faith. Blind faith is just blind. And I would have him prove that "just following what he thinks is right or wrong is
1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good
This instructs a believer to examine the things that people say about the word of God. Then it instructs them to hold onto that which is good and push
away that which is evil.
Psalms 32:9 KJV
Be ye not as the horse, [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto
This not only talks about knowing what it means but why it is being said. "What it means" is not all there is to understanding.
If I were to contradict what you posted, I would contradict that which was in your own words.
I would point out the etymology of the modern word fornicate is:
Etymology: Late Latin fornicatus, past participle of fornicare to have intercourse with prostitutes, from Latin fornic-, fornix arch, vault,
I would then point out that one of the source documents for KJV translation was the Latin Vulgate which specifically used forms of fornicare which was
translated into english as fornicate.
And then I would recite an old joke, "If the KJV was good enough to the apostles, it's good enough for me."
Then I would quote more scripture:
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. If her father utterly refuse to give her
unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
Then I would remind seapeople of my response in his other thread:
Matthew 22:36-40 speaks of the foundation of all the laws. If you can figure out how the "law of love" applies to your question, you should have
[Edited on 2-11-2004 by Raphael_UO]