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Like I said, there is no point in arguing. We could literally go back and forth all day. You've denied the death and resurrection of Christ, and as such, are preaching false doctrine.
Strange thing about it, the gift is FREE! All you have to do is ASK FOR IT!
And Christian dogma has nothing to do with salvation... ALL are saved from death... that is the gift of God
What DOES have to do with salvation then?
If ALL are saved from death, why are there people on the left side/going to hell?
DO you believe that Jesus Christ was God made flesh
and that he died and was raised 3 days later?
My assumption was that you did not believe that Jesus was God made flesh, and that he died and resurrected. If you DID believe that, you'd have the Holy Spirit as your helper and wouldn't be able to make such claims.
Furthermore, you'd understand what I was trying to say. But as I said awhile back before we even started to debate, there is a supernatural effect happening here, that all of the arguing and scripture in the world can't / won't convince you if you can't accept that one simple thing
In all His teachings He referred to the divine authority of the Old Testament (Mt. 5:17-18; 8:17; 12:40-42; Lk. 4:18-21; 10:25-28; 15:29-31; 17:32; 24:25-45; Jn. 5:39-47). He quoted the Old Testament 78 times, the Pentateuch alone 26 times. He quoted from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, and Malachi. He referred to the Old Testament as “The Scriptures,” “the word of God,” and “the wisdom of God.” The apostles quoted 209 times from the Old Testament and considered it “the oracles of God.” The Old Testament in hundreds of places predicted the events of the New Testament; and as the New Testament is the fulfillment of, and testifies to the genuineness and authenticity of the Old Testament, both Testaments must be considered together as the Word of God.
reply to post by Akragon
I don't know about you, but my God is a powerful God. Certainly powerful enough to maintain the integrity of the scriptures.
Part Three of my response to this post.
. . . He referred to the Old Testament as “The Scriptures,” “the word of God,” and “the wisdom of God.”
reply to post by Akragon
I'm sorry but we use Bible to interpret Bible.
You seem to only recognize 4 books of the 66. Where in these 4 books does it say that God never changes, and how does this stack up with your claim that the God of the OT is not the same as the God of the NT?
In what way does He change?edit on 20-2-2014 by graphuto because: (no reason given)
In what way does He change? Why do we have a problem with the OT God? Because he is jealous and angry that his creation spites him? The last time I checked, righteous jealousy and anger are NOT sins.
Let me state that as disturbing as the atheists find the cherry-picked-Bible-pull-quotes, I find it very disturbing that they read these texts and infer rape.
They are inventing the idea of rape and reading it into the text (this is eisegesis and is hermeneutically inappropriate).
Let us consider the facts of the matter:
To begin with, we may note Deuteronomy 20:10 states, "When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace."
Assuming that war ensues, once it is over they were to "remain outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on the third day and on the seventh day. Purify every garment, everything made of leather, everything woven of goats' hair, and everything made of wood" (Numbers 31:19-20).
This ensures the health of soldier and war captives.
In the case of the women mentioned in the texts noted above, if a man was interested in one of them he was to:
Provide her with housing.
Allow her one month to mourn.
Then they may get married.
And if they later divorce, she was to go free and not be mistreated (see Deuteronomy 21:10-14).
No rape at all anywhere. Rather, cleansing after a war, the provision of a home, time to mourn, marriage and if need be, freedom and protection from mistreatment.
Of course, these facts will very likely be completely ignored and followed by various complaints about God commanding war and killing children and cattle, etc., etc., etc.