Post by on Mar 23, 2010 1:01:06 GMT
You state that: "The New Testament references to Jesus promising that the faithful will live with Him in Heaven are quite unequivocal". I agree. What you are saying here is my opinion also so do not attempt to paint me with an opinion I didn’t espouse.
You also state: "Somebody who says the New Testament does not refer to an afterlife in heaven...." I DID NOT say this. You are either misunderstanding what I said or blatently misrepresenting what I actually said.
However, it is still my opinion that the concept that those who are faithful to God will have eternal life with him in heaven is inferred in the bible but not actually explicitly stated in the text.
I'll repeat the phrase faithful to God. Where is it explicitly stated?
You also state "someone who dismisses church tradition and the development of doctrine..." Where on earth are you getting this chestnut from?
Where did I dismiss church tradition? I merely stated the ACCEPTED FACTS that there is no reference to Marys Assumption and other similar stories in the text of the bible.
These facts became known later and were given to the faithful by early church fathers. This is a fact. It doesnt mean I reject church tradition as you claim. This is once again the height of dishonesty on your part.
Its easy to ban someone when you claim they said things they didnt and thus paint them in a far worse light than they actually are in.
I have to question your motives here Hib. You seem to have a habit of banning people who appear to be your intellectual equals and entertain others (whom I won’t name) who are reluctant to engage in debate with you once you post a few complicated long words.
It’s not an admirable trait.
If you still feel the need to ban me, well you are the boss and I accept it. I would just ask that you do not delete my posts as I feel I have contributed to the site in many positive ways and I would like others to be able to see my side of the story and judge both my character and yours for themselves in this very revealing exchange.
I'll leave you with this quote:
"THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS WHAT HE DOES WITH POWER."
Consult your conscience Sir. God bless.......
If it's any consolation Harris i'm sidingwith you on this one.
He is not showing much Christian charity.
There has always been an Elohim in the church (you know power and control)
Yahweh (the compassionate) is always put on the back burner!