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Subj: Re: I would be careful with that Bible reading...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 at 02:23:06 pm EST (Viewed 113 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I would be careful with that Bible reading...
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 at 04:08:57 pm EST (Viewed 152 times)
Quote:I very much enjoy theology and learning about it when I can. I just do not like the abuse of it to push things against the tennants of the religion in the first place.
Quote:And to be fair, there are a fair bit of things that most Christians ignore, mostly from the Old Testiment. Some just do not want to overlook other parts. So, freedom to ignore parts of it and then picking up on other parts leads one to believe there is a selectivity to the picking and choosing.
Christians don't ignore the Old Testament, they just know that the instructions aren't relevant. They follow the New, unless the New references the Old as still applicable.
Quote:Hell, I heard a woman on the news say that "Love thy neighbor" and the teachings of Jesus only applied to American citizens. It made my head hurt.
Love thy neighbor was just that, your neighbor (individuals) to the right and left of your dwelling place. Not neighboring nations. So within the context of that verse alone, you're both wrong. The proof is that Israelites were not some peace keeping society that went on missions to the Canaanites and Philistines with an open border policy.