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  • July 18, 2012 at 12:56pm

    Folks, the only way to solve our current problem is through our 2nd Amendment right. You can’t vote this sort of corruption out, you have to force it. That sucks but that’s just the way it works. That’s why there is a 2nd Amendment in the first place. When people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty. It’s as simple as that.

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  • May 14, 2012 at 5:23pm

    I could not agree more! Resurrect the Crusades!

  • May 8, 2012 at 3:32am

    Light vs Dark …. beer??? :)

    Church is important. Iron sharpeth Iron.

  • May 8, 2012 at 3:11am

    Prophet and Spirit are in no way synonymous. Two totally different meanings in every sense.

  • May 8, 2012 at 2:54am

    Hebrew Tongue = Aramaic. It was a particular dialect at that time which made that verse important. Believe it or not, that’s a fact.

    Again, the fulfilling of the old covenant was Jesus’ sacrifice and His teachings marked a new covenant. Jesus did not preach, if you will, from the Torah. Once again, if one would stop and examine the society at the time one would know why Jesus spoke the way he did to the people that he did.

    And there is no writing of the New Testament. It is a collection of writings, not a singular linear dialogue like the Quran. If it is? Since there are so many manuscripts that have apparently been pieced together? And most doesn’t make sense without the Hadith. Which is someone else trying to explain what the Quran is saying.

    How do any of us know what anyone said or didn’t say 2000 years ago? And for a faith to pick this verse as a valid foundation on the presupposition of a prophet some 600 years later? And for that faith to take the writings and decide they were tainted and rewrite them?

    I’m not trying to be hateful I’m trying to educate and be educated. I just can’t get past this underlying tone as imreadmthe Quran: If it benefits Islam, it is of Allah. If it does not benefit Allah, then it is evil.

  • May 7, 2012 at 10:55pm

    otan de elthe ekeinos to pneuma tes aletheias, odegesi umas eis ten aletheian pasan ou gar lalesi aph eautou, all osa akouei lalesei kai ta erchomena anangelei umin

    but when he the spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth for he will not speak on his own initiative but whatever he hears he will speak and he will disclose to you what is to come

    No where is the word “parakletos”.

    I believe Jesus actually spoke Aramaic but the common language of the time and geography was Koine Greek. It is in this that the originals were written. It is accepted by all biblical scholars and historians that these texts were all written prior to 70AD based on historical events that were currently happening at the time. Jesus died around 33 – 36AD.

    In terms of names. Most people call me Jason. That’s my first name. I’m also known by Jace, Jay, JR and sometimes by my last name. Does that mean if someone reads a letter to me that references me by Jay that my name isn’t Jason if they find another letter that calls me by Jason? I fail to believe that you can misinterpret a name from “Muhammad” to “Spirit of Truth”. Ahmed for Muhammad, sure.

    Jesus didn’t teach from the OT. He taught what was to be changed from the OT to the NT, thus forming the New Covenant or New Testament. He changed everything which is why so many were upset.

  • May 7, 2012 at 10:29pm

    My friend, what do I mean by context and how would I know? These are my hermenutical principals as I was taught when studying the Bible.

    1. Lexical-syntactical Analysis
    2. Historical/Cultural Analysis
    3. Contextual Analysis
    4. Theological Analysis
    5. Special Literary Analysis (this one is especially needed to bring the prior together)

    If you want to know more get the book by Henry A Virkler. I’m assuming that Islam allows such questioning and scrutiny to their Holy book and it’s origins and meanings? Or will you tell me that such things aren’t needed.

    For instance, Jesus almost always spoke in parables which often seemed grandios but was done on purpose to relate to his audience and get their attention. When you talk about mysogyny and quote “man is the head of the woman” you didn’t mention that what was really being said was the husband was charged with being the spiritual leader of the family, thus “head of the household” in common terms. And when you mention the Parable of the Talents of which you don’t point out that this again was a parable and was spoken figuratively about not living up to your potential with the gifts that God has given you. In this case, the three slaves were all given money instead of “talents” as it were.

    See what I mean? By pulling out versus just because they fit your argument is out of context. Just like other here have done to the Quran.

  • May 7, 2012 at 6:15pm

    “In Islam, the Bible is held to reflect true unfolding revelation from God; but revelation which had been corrupted or distorted; which necessitated the giving of the Qur’an to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, to correct this deviation.”

    That’s all one really needs to know concerning the Islamic faith and where it comes from.

    @SURHANSURHAN – Although it’s a matter of interpretation, John chapter 16 deals with Jesus trying to comfort the disciples in His approaching death (v 4-33) and the impending religious persecution the disciples would face themselves (v 1-3). The point of Jesus saying this was twofold: 1. The Holy Trinity (if one believes that) 2. Comfort that Jesus would still be with the disciples even after his death as the go out unto the world to be a light unto the darkness.

    Just like any other denomination, often bits and pieces are taken or re-imagined, if you will, to suit what an individual or individuals may want to believe. My father taught me to study the Bible for myself and come to my own conclusions. So far in my 36 years I have found nothing but love, peace, happiness, kindness and guidelines on how to be a better husband, father, man and follower of Christ. If that’s what the Quran does for you, God bless you and keep you. I hope we meet in Heaven. I think where most have issue is what we see in the world today, killing in the name of Allah and most notably infidels. That’s not my God whether you take verses out of context or not.

    God Bl

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