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graphutoLike 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!
Akragon where did I deny that he died or was resurrected?
its all on page 2... please point it out.
God is not in a box, where He has to fit a description that was found amongst a collection of books that just so happen to include prophecies that were made use of by the writers of the Gospels to define the divine nature of Jesus' mission on earth, and his eternal Lordship over all those who believe in him.
I appreciate your detailed response, but fail to see how it relates.
I believe that the Bible tells us that Jesus died for the improvement of our sinful condition.
Do YOU believe that Jesus was God made flesh, and that he died for our sins, and was resurrected 3 days later?
The fact that people were punished for being wicked doesn't mean that God does not love them...
Were you ever disciplined by your parents? If so, does that mean that they don't love you? On the contrary, discipline comes FROM love.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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Would a good parent let their "son" be crucified?
graphutoTo save the entire world? Yes. If the word WAS God, and since Jesus was the word made flesh, what's the issue? He willingly sacrificed himself to save the WHOLE WORLD!
graphuto16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
graphutoIn the end, at the basest level, people are mad that they have to answer for the things they think and do, which is a childish and petulant position to take.
I've taken a close look at this "the word was God" clause in John 1:1 lately to try to understand what it means by analyzing the Greek construction, specifically the use of the word here translated as "was".
To save the entire world? Yes. If the word WAS God, and since Jesus was the word made flesh, what's the issue? He willingly sacrificed himself to save the WHOLE WORLD!