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by arnoldo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange

Origen wrote that Paul was arguing against philosophers in the following passage. Paul, indeed, observing that there are in Greek philosophy certain things not to be lightly esteemed, which are plausible in the eyes of the many, but which represent falsehood as truth, says with regard to such: "Bewa...
by arnoldo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange

The farce is strong with this one.
by arnoldo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why in Acts there is abundance of dreams and revelations
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Why in Acts there is abundance of dreams and revelations

Giuseppe wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:04 am
There is abundance of dreams and revelations in Acts, while in the Gospels only Joseph (!) has revelations of that kind, and not even that in Mark. . .
See Matthew 27:19
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=KJV
by arnoldo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 50
Views: 1292

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

FWIW, the name "Abraham" appears to not have been a common name during the time period in question according to the following source. COHEN, N. (1976). JEWISH NAMES AS CULTURAL INDICATORS IN ANTIQUITY. Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period, 7(2), 97-128. Retr...
by arnoldo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange

Acts 17:16-34 King James Version (KJV) 16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him....
by arnoldo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 52
Views: 1485

Re: Those stupid disciples!

. . Conclusion: Jesus selected these guys because they were stupid. The Pauline writer put it the following way. 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 King James Version (KJV) 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God h...
by arnoldo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: What does "Antichrist" really mean?

The question could also be asked what does "Antichrist" really mean? "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of...
by arnoldo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 93
Views: 109639

Friend of the Devil

Sorry to resurrect this thread. . . been thinkin' 'bout the Dead lately.