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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

The Word of God is not my opinion.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (Romans 5:6-10)

You need to read it again. Whatever you've been "studying" is filling your heart with hate, and your mind with gunk in opposition to the Word of God. The two go together.

Since you've forgotten such basic elements you need to see what Peter wrote about that:

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

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You can put the study on c/Christianity if you want. This group is largely believers, and it used to be that those who weren't not only respected us but also realized the necessity of most of society being "religious and godly," as our founding fathers said the Constitution needed to be able to work.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

I never considered this with signs of the zodiac, but there are 12. The Gospel is certainly written in the stars! 0 light pollution and needing siesta during the middle of the day. Our species always slept in two shifts until modern times disrupted that, so they were MUCH more aware of the stars than we are.

It's the west side that satan has no counterfeit for.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

History deserves to be preserved. Civil War monuments, Nineveh, all of it.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Cain was "marked; " that is true. I have no insight into what that mark may have been, do you?

Genesis makes it very clear that Cain's (physical) parents were Adam and Eve, but we also fight against sin within so there's plenty of room for spiritual interference, and it must have taken place in Cain's life somehow. I don't think the Biblical account gives us all those details, but only sketches out the outline of the barest essentials.

I'd love to see what you've got on this topic, and I suspect many others here will engage that discussion even if it takes them a while to see it. I would suggest that it's worth discussion both here, and in a more focused manner in its own post, for future visibility.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

I prayed and fasted quite a bit over this. I have a long study that I'll share all the details of in c/Christianity, hopefully when God says it's the right time. For now I'll give you the orientation and a quick summary:

our Breastplate of Righteousness (BoR) is detailed in the law of Moses, (Exodus 39 is one place) and has these 12 precious stones. The 12 tribes camped around Moses' Tabernacle in the wilderness in the same order, which gives us a glimpse of God's strategy to WIN.

Ezekiel 1 gives us this orientation too, and they're also the "four winds of heaven." We all come to God from the east, and first meet Him as a lion. The next place the Priest goes is the candlestick, on the south side, with the face of a man. Next is "the sides of the north" with the table of shewbread. The Priest must do all this before getting to every Priest's favorite duty, the Altar of Incense. We know this refers to prayer, and is positioned at the heart of Jesus since the furniture was arranged in the shape of a cross.

The Throne / Ark of the Covenant is on the west side, with the face of an Ox! Yes, God depicts Himself as our beast of burden, gentle, slow, and reliable. This is what satan has no clue about. The names of the tribes who camped there, and the stones their names were engraved on, can be summarized with these NT principles:

  1. FORGIVENESS

  2. Son of God's right hand, Blessed

  3. the Resurrection and the Life

satan has no counterfeit for any of this. If he ever animates a body it won't be due to death to self or resurrection with Christ into Everlasting Life that's incorruptible. Likewise, any followers of satan who get any material benefit, it's not via God's Grace through Christ. His attempts at counterfeiting these things are clumsy and much more easily discerned. The main point being if you ever have a chance to forgive, TAKE IT!! It's the real deal 😇

Also, everything these details tell us are already revealed in the NT. No "hidden knowledge" or anything that even hints at gnosticism. It does show us that Paul invented nothing though! Just that much has value :) And it's a useful mnemonic device that helps "get a handle on" vast amounts of Scripture. I also like understanding our Ephesians 6 armor better ...

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Part of the reason, yes. He probably was exposed to more error than just this one gnostic gospel. A look into church history of the region and time shows that Muhammad had nearly 0 chance to get it right, the place was mostly the jurisdiction of heretics.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Pseudoepigrapha. It's a KNOWN forgery. Thomas did not write it.

Apocrypha is something else.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

The "extra chapters" of Daniel are Canon. They're part of the Apocrypha, and included in the KJV. Luther also included them. Their exclusion came later than that!

Many other "books" fall into that category. A humorous one is Psalm 151, considered Canon by EO but not RCC. It's short, not controversial, and by no means a "book."

For those unaware, the longer intro to Daniel simply shows us why he was prominent. The longer ending shows us Daniel defeating idols with human reasoning. Nothing that changes any doctrine.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Gospel of Thomas is pseudoepigrapha - KNOWN to be a forgery that Thomas did not write.

The Didache and Shepherd of Hermas are good, and fine to read; but not Scripture.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

However, a bunch of religious and political hustlers in 325AD in a place called Nicea decided on what should be in the bible as the orthodoxy

The topic didn't even come up at the council of Nicea in 325. Furthermore, by 180AD it was already agreed what works were inspired, as recorded in (IIRC) the muratanian fragment (sp?)

You can check yourself to see what was covered in Nicea: was Jesus Divine? What was His nature? Jolly old St Nicholas bitch slapped a heretic.

Nothing you're thinking. Ask yourself, where did you get that idea?!?

John 1 directly defeats gnosticism, and much of what John wrote addresses that error directly. It's easy to surmise he wrote his Gospel only because gnosticism had become so troublesome to the Church.

The Gospel of Thomas is pseudoepigrapha; a forgery. It is KNOWN that Thomas didn't write it.

Your notion that the Gospel of John was in any danger of being excluded from Scripture is rubbish. Revelation had that controversy, and because it was never in used in Liturgy. Every other NT book WAS, and that was one of the criterion. They made an exception to include Revelation, and I'm glad they decided to preserve it and hand it down to us.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Apocrypha is inter-testament history, meaning BEFORE any events of the NT.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

KJV certainly included apocrypha.

SO much error from you!! KJV is an English work, it did not "originate in Antioch." Good grief!!

Nicea defended the Divinity of Jesus, that's what it was about.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

That makes it sound like a we are plan B, that God failed and is trying again.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

satan / Lucifer only ever had 9 stones. Count them: nine. God has 12, Priests had 12, and we (can) have 12. What are those 3 that Satan is completely ignorant of and therefore can't counterfeit?

Whatever they represent, that sounds pretty important for us to know ...

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +3 / -1

You're pretending that Jesus said by this shall all men know that you are my disciples, because you don't care about each other in the slightest.

Not the way any of this works!

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +3 / -1

Nebuchadnezzar is our only example of a reprobate mind - and he later was redeemed. Other than this error you make some good points.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're spreading serpent seed doctrine, whether you know it, or mean to. Cain was clearly the child of Adam and Eve: Gen 4:1

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