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    Religion: the Crossroads of Myth and History?

    Origins, beginnings, myth, l iore, etc..., still looks to me that such a short telling of history in Genesis until Abraham is on the scene is so brief as to almost be pointless apart from the Hebrew text finding some remarkable alignment to what we now know in science. Abraham and following...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    "So which is it? There are other gods or not. If there are other gods, then Judaism and Christianity (even unitarian) cannot be monotheistic, but yet polytheistic and perforce pagan. What about Jacob wrestling god? You ignored that. Wrestling was typically done naked back in those days, but...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Still enjoying the video. So last year I was meditating on the Law and God saying He would swiftly judge - yet here we are - all this evil - no one wanting to turn back to consider seriously the Instructions God gave - so I asked that He judge His enemies if He is true - prayed it. Next few...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Glad to hear you have an open mind to consider others experiences - and willingness to not be blinded by fiction. One of my favorite movies - my two favorite songs are "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - as an expression of the desire to freedom, beauty, joy and life at its best. What was the title...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    "So, how dost thee adjudge the carnal relations between Judah and daughter-in-law Tamar. They art related, no? Tamar was only pursuing her begetting rights under the Levirate marriage contract. Should we return to the Levirate marriage contract? It would seem to have many positive benefits for...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Not sure if this can all be put in one post. The points should be evaluated individually, and the slavery issue is absolutely one of the greatest to consider, as it seems to be contradictory to the Ten Decrees being revisited by God later on in the Prophets words to Israel. I honestly believe...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    I really don't think Moses, or anyone reported to have been present, said: "Gooollllyyyy - imagine that - it's wrong to: lie about someone covet others property steal the property of others murder someone or any of the rest either. As was told - they are within humanity to do - they are not...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Adultery relates to humans, and reflects our relationship with God as well. What does Leviticus 18 say adultery is? It isn't masterbation, as some teach. It isn't mutually concentual relations between unrelated adults. I'll just let His instruction be sufficient and make my point to not...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    ROTHL! Where did the ancients get their ideas of Deity? A common root may be the Zodiac, as it comes to us from such great antiquity as to avoid detection of who gave it to whom - legend is that it came from Enoch, and Enoch has been equated to some to have been the same as one of the ancient...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Because there are similarities were written in a book beforehand doesn't mean they are not real. One can also read things like "1984" and decree the book proves there has never been anyone seeking to take over as "Big Brother". Therefore I have to express that in reply to the first comment...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    There are similarities, and they were in Egypt, but I'm unaware of proofs of lineage as you site - where might I find these? The main difference is whether or not there is a true God who gives reliable Instruction to live by - or not. What did the Pharoah's put in their "ark"? What did God...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Well, I must say those are very good points to consider historically to have been useful if so. Where is the evidence for the Ark and Temple matter? Regardless of that - we also have the Instruction of God that says certain actions are evil and not of Him, and that if they do such things He...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    We certainly have different viewpoints. We may deny anything - but I have to take the Instructions of God about testimony to arrive at my viewpoint. Since we evaluate differently, we arrive at different conclusions. Just curious - have you ever worked for a large government agency? What does...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    Largely, yes. I have to point out that there are more than one source for the gospels, and Matthew's evidence is the Hebrew is original - and significantly altered as noted on my webpage. The point being that the number of fish stories is not in the Hebrew Matthew, but written by, or altered...
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    Inspiration is not cancelled out by inerrancy. A Case for Christianity as a universal Religion

    One of the most interesting classes given at a Church was from the Seventh Day Adventists and it showed not a few timelines and history. Perhaps the main sources of the material were "The Great Controversy" and "From Sabbath to Sunday". (Ellen White - can't help but wonder where she got so...
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