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Author Topic:   Continuing the Endless Discussion between GDR and traditional Protestantism
PaulK
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Message 14 of 103 (874557)
04-06-2020 1:56 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by GDR
04-06-2020 1:41 AM


Re: Just the same old Do-Si-Do between God's Love and human "love."
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..and that is what you have always done. When shown obvious contradictions you simply say that they aren't without explaining how they aren't

The ideology prevails, no matter what. You can’t get through the falseness, Faith is to closed up in her little box.


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Message 24 of 103 (874597)
04-06-2020 3:22 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by Faith
04-06-2020 2:43 PM


Re: Why Picking Up Sticks on the Sabbath is Such a Terrible Sin Redux
So, you put some odd symbolic interpretation on a perfectly normal act, and that makes it a “crime” worthy of death.

A more Biblical answer is that in those days God was prone to killing Israelites in large numbers and anyone who set him off had to be blamed for it.

The stoning is in Numbers 15. God kills Israelites in Numbers 12 and 16 and threatens to kill them all in Numbers 14 until Moses talks him out of it. (And I am aware of at least one more example in Numbers)


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Message 25 of 103 (874605)
04-06-2020 5:21 PM
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04-06-2020 3:17 PM


Re: Why Picking Up Sticks on the Sabbath is Such a Terrible Sin Redux
Thinking about it I think Faith’s misread an attempt to explain the story as a parable. If the whole thing was symbolic it’s just disturbing rather than horrific.

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Message 45 of 103 (874728)
04-08-2020 3:08 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by Faith
04-08-2020 2:43 PM


I’m surprised that you object to GDR’s reading of John 3:16. His point is that mere intellectual assent is not enough. The Book of James makes exactly the same point.

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