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I have my own opinions as you can read in my threads. I would like to hear yours. What eats your grape Gilbert?
How did I know you would be the first to comment?
reply to post by Akragon
I'm just curious how it is that you think Paul pulls readers of the NT back into the old ways of the OT? In my own experiences, I have found Paul's writings to be extremely comforting during times of personal crisis. Romans especially has helped me to cope with what it means to struggle with daily life and it's temptations while trying to become a better person (and sometimes failing).
Could you expand on how you have drawn that connection?edit on 3-11-2013 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)
reply to post by DeadSeraph
Probably a combination of mistrusting Paul and his writing, and utter disgust for the OT God I suppose...
The Pharisee turned believer, which never speaks a word of the Masters teachings.
Paul seems to use the OT as a guidebook as opposed to Jesus who he claims he met on his travels to Damascus...
In any case its just my opinion for what its worth...
Means nothing really... I don't deal with Paul
edit on 3-11-2013 by Akragon because: (no reason given)
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Ah, now that's cool.....thanks for that. Yes, heavenly 'families'. It sounds like maybe we were created to attempt to set a base level of universal behaviour for other 'heavenly races' to live by .....but the OT God who gave the original rules also allowed his power and rule to overcome him...forgetting the important principles of compassion and forgiveness...maybe?
Who knows what's going on in Outer'space/Other-dimensions?!?!? It's not for us simpletons to know without deep and meaningful meditation and a couple of OBE and Remote viewing sessions into the past.edit on 3-11-2013 by LightAssassin because: (no reason given)
To get the message of Jesus, is the book of Isaiah necessary?
Is Paul necessary?
Jesus message was the requirement to meet God's demands from the OT.
We cannot separate this from Jesus message. Again, Paul then shows us how this applies to our inability to accomplish this.
We are incapable on our own to bear the cup.
Children need discipline.