Monday, October 8, 2007

Not Cafeteria Style

Posted: http://www.dailyrecord/, Forums, Opinion, Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:20 pm Post subject: "Bible glorifies Violence."

OOOoooo K.! someone,

There is no pick and choosing going on here. It is a matter of taking the whole word of God and history as it has transpired.

“ In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (Hebrews 1:1-3).

Jesus said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (Luke 22:20). Jesus in his life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament Scriptures, and all the Gospel writers quote the OT. Jesus is the fulfillment of the OT predictions of the Messiah. Hebrews 8 explains how Jesus is the High Priest of a New Covenant. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.’ By calling this covenant ‘new,’ he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.” (Hebrews 8:12-13.).

The commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Murder,” is not a revision of mine. Several Hebrew and Greek verbs mean “kill.” However; the verbs used here specifically mean “murder.” The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible translates the word “murder.”

Exposing factual mistakes of the Koran proves that the writings are not of God. I compared this with the Bible, which miraculously, does not contain discrepancies that one would expect from writers of the time. One way that you can know that the Bible is inspired by God, is it’s checkability for accuracy.

In each case the Bible writer had an opportunity to either state the widely held erroneous belief of the day, or to state a factually true description. In each case what was stated was true, demonstrating knowledge beyond the writer’s ability and thus necessarily from God. The Koran does not hold up to such checkability.

Yes; unfortunately there are many churches, all teaching different things, and doing whatever in the name of Christianity, that may or may not be accurately doing what the Bible teaches.. Even the Ku Klux Klan claims to be ‘Christian.’ You may have noted my post, “Let’s Debate, --Which is the True Church?” One such example, is that many churches preach that one is saved by praying the ‘sinner’s prayer.’ That does not come from the Bible; and there is no example of anyone ever being saved by praying the ‘sinner’s prayer.’ One can see very clearly, in the book of Acts, Acts 2:38, for what they need to know, and for many examples of how people are saved and added to Christ’s church. Note my posting, “Let’s Debate, --Christianity; How are People Saved?”

Don Cole

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