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PaulK
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Message 38 of 76 (855008)
06-15-2019 2:36 AM
Reply to: Message 36 by Faith
06-14-2019 8:21 PM


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I don't remember if you were in on the discussion about "The Star of Bethlehem" (Message 399) a few years ago, about a video in which this guy gets an astronomy program to see if he could identify what the star was that led the Magi to Bethlehem

I was. His ideas didn’t fit with the Biblical story, and he had to make up his own astrological ideas to get it to fit.

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When Jesus was a toddler.

Maybe - we don’t know when Jesus was born - but it was after Herod died, which also doesn’t fit with the Biblical story.


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Message 46 of 76 (855067)
06-16-2019 4:24 AM
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06-16-2019 4:07 AM


Re: "Secular Experts" =contradiction in terms.
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Which one of the esteemed "experts" informed you of this? And how do we know he is right and the Bible is wrong?

I think you have misunderstood. I was saying that Larson’s conjunction was after Herod died. The Bible does not mention Larson’s conjunction.

But I will add that Luke tells us that Jesus was born after Herod died. Luke dates Jesus’ birth to the census of Quirinius which occurred after the Romans’ deposed Herod Archelaus, son of Herod the Great.


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Message 64 of 76 (855156)
06-17-2019 12:22 AM
Reply to: Message 59 by Thugpreacha
06-16-2019 3:31 PM


Re: Sense & Non-sense.
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The problem is that you attribute the source as human authors rather than divine authorship. It is why we can never agree

It’s amazing how a vital doctrine only appears in a vague verse in a single book of questionable origins. And can’t be backed up by real evidence either. It seems that the problem is at your end.

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Our side settles on divine inspiration, though we cannot prove it to the standards that all people would and should agree on...yet.

By which you mean you settle on your own interpretations (sometimes self-serving) of what you call “divine inspiration” (often ignoring anything the Bible may say to the contrary). And your justification is it’s a dogma you refuse to question ?

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The jury is still out and it may be a hundred years before a verdict is reached.

So long as dogmatic believers continue to worship their idols, why should it ever end ?

Edited by PaulK, : No reason given.


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