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Old 09-24-2018, 08:05 PM
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IIRC, what has been said is that God could be viewed as a wrathful monster by the way he was portrayed in most of the OT. "God" orders children and woman and animals killed, etc. You all know the stories, no need to retell them here.

Of course from our vantage point it's obvious that the people who wrote those things used God to justify their own terrible human acts. Hence why so many of us turn away from the belief that the Bible is literally what God said and did. It simply isn't true, but it's a lesson not to do the same thing in our own age.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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IIRC, what has been said is that God could be viewed as a wrathful monster by the way he was portrayed in most of the OT. "God" orders children and woman and animals killed, etc. You all know the stories, no need to retell them here.

Of course from our vantage point it's obvious that the people who wrote those things used God to justify their own terrible human acts. Hence why so many of us turn away from the belief that the Bible is literally what God said and did. It simply isn't true, but it's a lesson not to do the same thing in our own age.
You remembered correctly, but the fundamentalist will never acknowledge that!
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:14 PM
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You remembered correctly, but the fundamentalist will never acknowledge that!
Some do, eventually. We have posters on here who escaped from that dungeon into the light.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:01 PM
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Some do, eventually. We have posters on here who escaped from that dungeon into the light.

It's work worth doing. Though we may take different approaches.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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Some do, eventually. We have posters on here who escaped from that dungeon into the light.
Believing just parts of the Bible is like saying that you are partially pregnant. You are a either believer or you are not.

The Lord is extremely clear how He feels about this behavior.

Revelation 3:16-17
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:05 PM
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Believing just parts of the Bible is like saying that you are partially pregnant. You are a either believer or you are not.

The Lord is extremely clear how He feels about this behavior.

Revelation 3:16-17
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

The Sum of Tingy still = 0
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:14 PM
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Believing just parts of the Bible is like saying that you are partially pregnant. You are a either believer or you are not.

The Lord is extremely clear how He feels about this behavior.

Revelation 3:16-17
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
True. I am not a believer in the Bible. I have not stated otherwise.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:20 PM
 
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Folks,

Be careful on where you get your spiritual advice. We have posters calling the Lord vile names. Other like minded posters think they are morally superior to the Lord and judge His deeds as immoral using the Old Testament as their accusation.

God is sovereign. He is the Creator of all things. He owns everything. He is also perfect. Therefor, we can logically say that everything He says, every action He commits is perfect. To believe like these scoffers is senseless. They claim a god as immoral and imperfect.

Follow the One true God. Creator of all things. he left His Word to help us who He is and who we truly are.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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True. I am not a believer in the Bible. I have not stated otherwise.
That is fine as you are responsible for your own self. In this country you have the freedom to worship in a god, gods, or goddesses as you desire. However, the Christian foundation IS the Bible. We have posters consistently claiming otherwise. That is false claim and a misnomer .
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:43 PM
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