With the levelling of Jerusalem, were the Jewish Christians so scattered that Paul`s version gained the upper hand?
There is little doubt that with the destruction of Jerusalem the bureaucracy that was in place in Palestine was severely disrupted. I think there are several other factors though that can be seen in the various Bibles and Canon that can be found in the Christian Communion.
The Christian Church in Egypt and Ethiopia were pretty well established by that time. It appears that many of the significant people from the original Apostles headed south, not unexpected condisering that was away from the Roman power and a historic presence for Judaism. If we look at the Ethiopian Bible as an example, it is quite different than the Hellenistic one.
Another major issue IMHO is that for the Western Orthodox Churches (RC,COE, Protestant) we are getting a filtered history. When the Church was Nationalized and Politicized, all of the original POV and the perspective of those other than the Hellene Sects was lost. Instead, all we see is the politically approved history as determined under Constantine.
The Egyptians knew that they were not coming back. The text even says that the Egyptians were urgent upon them to leave. The term "borrowed" here does not imply that they were going to return the items.
no, the original pretext of the whole charade was going out into the wilderness for a ceremony, from which they would return. it was this that pharoah wouldn't allow them to do, and this they were sending them to.
the text would not say "lent" if they knew they wouldn't come back. seriously, read your own quote again. it's one big trick, that god himself actually plays a part in.
If you are referring to the flood in Genesis, God more accurately spared the "millions of innocent children" from the adults (Genesis 6:5):
no, i was refering to passover, continuing the exodus theme.
I guess it didn't occur to you to look at it from God's perspective for a second.
no, it has. and that EXACTLY the point.
Let's see your support for this?
genesis 2 and 3. i'd quote it again, but i'm getting tired of this debate.
When you can perform miracles (heal, raise people from the dead, etc.), please send me an e-mail.
while we're on challenges of faith, try mark's definition of a christian on for size:
quote: Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
You ask these questions as if you haven't read the bible.
no, i ask these questions as if you haven't. i'm trying to demonstrate that salvation does not lay in death, but rather faith. you demonstrate a rather large misunderstanding of the judaic roots of christianity. (as does paul, i think. which is rather ironic, paul being jewish.) a jew is not "saved" by works. or faith. most that i've talked to don't even think that way. it's simply for who they are: god's chosen, and it's not in terms of being saved from anything. sticking to the law comes a form of respect god's love.
Romans 11 says:
telling me to read that chapter would have been far more efficient. and i still don't like paul, nor pauline christianity.
quote:Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Dammit,Arach, you exposed my secret plan to separate real Christians from PCs (Pretend or Pseudo-Christians). So far, I haven`t needed to use the poisoned chalice