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Pauline Christianity - Here are the basics, but as I go on in the post, I think you'll pick up on it better. Essentially, it's the message preached by Jesus and expounded on by Paul in the letters of the New Tes$$ent that he wrote. If a letter doesn't have somebody else's name, the chances are that he wrote it (Acts and Revelation are two exceptions).|
Some verses are-
Galatians 2:20- I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Philippians 3:7-11- But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Romans 12:1-2- Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Can anyone tell me which of the 160 + religious companies has the best portfolio?
I think Christianity does.
Concerning the Apocrypha and the standard by which the Biblical books were chosen-that was finally chosen to be included in the "Book" was chosen by "men" with an agenda and that is probably why it is so contradictory.?br /> Just because they抮e human doesn't mean that God can't use them to accomplish His will. What exactly was their agenda and why would that make them bias against the truth (first you抎 have to determine what the truth is, though)? Please give me just one contradiction. Truth isn't always easy to understand and I trust that supposed contradictions are merely misunderstandings of what the original text says.
In order to even be considered, though, the texts had to meet three requirements- 1) written by an eyewitness or the close companion of an eyewitness 2) recognized by the entire Christian community as reliable and inspired by God 3) doesn't contradict the rest of Scripture- ie: the Old Tes$$ent and the rest of the New Tes$$ent.
Well, I will agree that Jesus was a revolutionary against the religious establishment, but if you look at the text his aim was to fulfill the Hebrew Laws' demand for perfection and then serve as the perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of any that would believe in Him. This was done in accordance with the Law of Moses. However, Jesus never liked people that were convinced that they were good enough and could somehow earn God's favor or forgiveness.
Some 30 years after he was murdered, 'some' of his words and 'some' of his actions that could be remembered (colored obviously as is always the case when one is remembering the 'good' things about someone they love) were finally set down to form a religion?
Please back up your claim with historical and/or archeological evidence. As to date, there hasn't been a single historical or archeological discovery to disprove the NT. That's a pretty good record. Also note that several of the letters can be dated to before 60 AD and the narrative accounts claim that Christianity started as soon as Jesus rose from the dead. People were referenced in these letters that were still living at the time the letters were written inorder to give evidence for the claims of the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15). This means that the writer was entirely confident that the account could be verified by eyewitnesses that were both reliable and available.
He must be rolling over in his grave?
Well, he would be if he were still in it ; ) . The challenge I'm about to give you is as old as Christianity itself and will immediately expose it as a hoax. Oddly, though this challenge is very easy, it has never been met. Find the body of Jesus. If you can find his bones, it proves he didn't rise from the dead. Case closed. Christianity is false. So where are the bones of Jesus?
?Here he lived, telling everybody that he was only the 'son' of the 'father' and all people had to do was believe in the father and do good to each other and everything would be fine, and a religion is made putting him as also somehow being the father and using that to prostitute his life, his love and his meaning, to kill, control, oppress, scare and intimidate.?