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by GakuseiDon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?
Replies: 35
Views: 1270

Re: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?

@GakuseiDon Yes, I did have 1 Corinthians 12:28-29 in mind as I was thinking about the term apostles . Based on the plain meaning of the term, apostles would seem to go away from their homes on missions to recruit converts and advise the already converted. That agrees with what Paul depicts apostle...
by GakuseiDon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?
Replies: 35
Views: 1270

Re: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?

The MERE presence of a mere brother in the same room (where Paul met Peter) assures for the 100% the Galatians that what Peter and Paul talked about was not the secret gnosis reserved “ only to Perfects among us” , since the Christian outsider James was listening the discussion. whatever Peter reve...
by GakuseiDon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?
Replies: 35
Views: 1270

Re: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?

As I wrote in my first reply, I doubt that Peter and James were the only two people of repute whom Paul literally "saw" in Jerusalem, but if he's only interested in meeting one person, then meeting with a small number of close associates isn't "strange" in any obvious way. Particularly if Paul hims...
by GakuseiDon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.

The Hebrew word is 'Memra': "MEMRA (= "Ma'amar" or "Dibbur," "Logos")" http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/10618-memra "The Word," in the sense of the creative or directive word or speech of God manifesting His power in the world of matter or mind; a term used especially in the Targum as a substi...
by GakuseiDon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Evidence or What Suggestions Are There that Jesus Was a Shapeshifter?
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Re: What Evidence or What Suggestions Are There that Jesus Was a Shapeshifter?

So far I have 1. passing through crowds, flying (Luke chapter 4/Diatessaron/Marcionite interpretion) 2. Acts of John mention of John seeing Jesus change his shape 3. Judas kissing Jesus to identify him (interpretation of Gospel of Barnabas but must be older) 4. Simon Cyrene/Judas substitution tradi...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mythicist evidence: Why is Justin accused "to hold the same opinions as others"?
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Mythicist evidence: Why is Justin accused "to hold the same opinions as others"?

I find traces of that accusation addressed against Justin in the following passage of Acts of John : 99 This cross, then, is that which fixed all things apart (al. joined all things unto itself) by the (or a) word, and separate off the things that are from those that are below (lit. the things from...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mythicist evidence: Why is Justin accused "to hold the same opinions as others"?
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Mythicist evidence: Why is Justin accused "to hold the same opinions as others"?

Which things Plato reading, and not accurately understanding , and not apprehending that it was the figure of the cross, but taking it to be a placing crosswise, he said that the power next to the first God was placed crosswise in the universe You can be sure that when Justin Martyr states an autho...
by GakuseiDon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: In China the Government is Dictating Scripture
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: In China the Government is Dictating Scripture

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:40 am
But something like this COULDN'T POSSIBLY HAVE OCCURRED IN ANTIQUITY WHEN THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL WAS CANONIZED. No of course not. Because things like this never happen.
Is that really a modern mainstream argument in biblical studies?
by GakuseiDon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Pilate an explorer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Is Pilate an explorer?

Other answers are possible, for the function of Pilate as bearer of light on an (otherwise dark) affair. Could it be that somehow Pilate was "a pilot"? Planes bear lights. I know that Pilate comes from "javelin", but javelins look like planes without wings. And planes fly through the air ! It is al...
by GakuseiDon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
Replies: 83
Views: 19310

Re: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

That doesn't sound like that the princes of this world were behind the crucifixion. It sounds like they were actively involved. But maybe I'm reading too much into the English translation. There are spiritual entities who seem to receive unmitigated credit for human words and deeds and for other li...