Praise You my Lord for coming to this earth as a man, to die for my sins and my salvation. Praise you and praise the holy name of JESUS.
Amen to that Hugh. Contrary to popular belief, I do believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. I know I ticked you all off! That's not what I meant to do!
I was raised by a Doctor of Philosophy (my mom) and have heard hundreds of points of view. She too believed in the Lord. At the same time, her job was to teach "open mindedness" and different viewpoints. This does not mean that she taught other sects or religion, just that the world is not just black and white.
Man did write the Bible. Have you found anything anywhere that says differently??? It was written through God's word but interpreted by man. Thus, there are many discrepancies within the Bible itself. Man's interpretation of God's word.
If you're Baptist you say you can't drink wine. Yet, at the Lord's supper HE served wine to his Disciples. The Lord turned water into wine for HIS people to enjoy...so, why does it say NOT to drink? All we can do is interpret the word of the Bible because again, man is not perfect. Your idea of the meaning of a quote may be totally different than the person sitting next to you. This does not mean that one is right and one is wrong.
Your LITERAL MEANING could easily be different from others. If you would like me to leave this group because I don't completely agree with you I will leave with no hard feelings.
Have you read the Gospels of Saint Thomas? These scrolls are thought to be the ACTUAL WORDS stated by Jesus Christ Himself.
I don't think the writings take anything away from the Bible itself...the quotes just add insight. You might find it interesting reading! Merry Christmas all! God Bless You All! Deb
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