On capturing the very words of God Sept 25, 2018 4:21:56 GMT -5
Post by justinadams on Sept 25, 2018 4:21:56 GMT -5
Even Job and other writings could lend one to a flat earth concept. Read the ancient Mesopotamian texts and see that it was 'current thought'. No big deal, it is what it is.
Justin, it sounds like you've taken a fourth option: the early handwritten drafts were not even meant to be word-for-word perfect, and no copy of their journals ever will be. Is that what you're saying?
Too many have been tortured by the scriptures as a lethal weapon. Why? Because men will sacrifice people for their dogmas and doctrines. No Israelis were present at ANY of the councils that decided what scriptures were to be permitted and which ones were to be excluded. This was in the days of ICONS and the belief that inanimate objects had power. So if you say anything against my ICON, then I will kill you and your family just to show you I am correct. You are a reprobate and deserve death for speaking against my views. This was a serious view and the way things were for many centuries.
The so-called reformers were a set of persons that, "heal my people slightly". They were no better and most of them were admitted anti-Semites. Historical writing prove this so we cannot pretend that this was NOT always the case. If you dare follow the writings of most early 'supporters' of Christianity, you will find a thread of hatred for the Israelis that eventually culminated in 'The Final Solution'. I have written elsewhere a post containing many, many quotes of those that hated Jews. In our age of information, one just cannot bury ones head and pretend otherwise. It may be 'shocking' but it is fact.
Yet in spite of man's meddling, the Lord High God gets across His Message to us in ways we just cannot fathom. He did not give the writers of His ideas and concepts a lobotomy; neither did He 'download' verbatim a superior scientific mentality. If He had, who would understand it? For those that think the Lord OVERRODE the freedom of people in order to say something, then they do not fully appreciate God's heart or His cleverness. God has always used the imperfect vessels to point to His Perfect Son. He never supersedes our freedoms since that would be a denial of His Love and Character. People are afraid to admit that God uses any of us IN SPITE of ourselves rather than BECAUSE of ourselves. We are left totally isolated and in need of a Savior. We are here for His pleasure and not to prove how brilliant we are.