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Message 54 of 65 (552655)
03-30-2010 1:42 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Peg
03-27-2010 8:22 PM

there are so many denominations because they are being led by man rather then God....the bible is second fiddle.

This is very short sighted. The majority of the New Testament is made up of letters from Paul who was a man last I checked. Paul was trying to pull many different christian communities together under one tent. If you read the Pauline letters then you are following a man.

Just as one example of the different ideas in the early church, it was thought by many that you first had to become a jew in order to become a christian. Paul even wrote about whether or not christians should be circumcised. That is, whether christians should follow the Old Law before becoming a christian. Also, it is quite apparent that the Gospels were regional. One christian community followed the Gospel of Mark, another the Gospel of Luke, etc. Even more, you completely ignore the gnostic christians.

In fact, the idea of a "Bible" is a completely man made idea. There was no "Bible" until the Council of Nicea formalized it in the 5th century. They (i.e. men) decided once and for all which books were in and which were not.

Your views of christianity are tainted by men more than you think.

Edited by Taq, : No reason given.

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