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by davidmartin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?
Replies: 26
Views: 7426

Re: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?

yet Paul's forcefulness itself seems to negate the power of the spirit to effect that positive change? if the spirit was that powerful why would he need to be so forceful? the subtext is likely other leaders vying for prominence as well so how much is down to that and how much down to simple theolog...
by davidmartin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Simon Magus CRUCIFIED in heaven ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3357

Re: Was Simon Magus CRUCIFIED in heaven ?

what's all this about outer space?
i just want to know what your trying to get at, you post the same basic thing every time
what actually is it, what's the core of it?
surely the core is the key bit not the fluff around the edges?
by davidmartin
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?
Replies: 26
Views: 7426

Re: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?

maybe Paul was just annoyed they didn't accept him as the supreme authority on all matters, and such a slip up was a great way to assert it again. He probably loved it to bash that church into submission to his will and once docile pass around the collection plate. Same thing happens today, i take a...
by davidmartin
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?
Replies: 26
Views: 7426

Re: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?

While I think Paul's failure to mention hell is unusual in the NT, I do not think his belief that one enters the body of Christ through baptism in the holy spirit is. I think Mark held the same belief, which is why he begins his gospel with Jesus' baptism and reception of the holy spirit and John t...
by davidmartin
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?
Replies: 26
Views: 7426

Re: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?

Ken maybe the complexity around Paul's writings regarding pre-existing spiritual practices is down to Paul's own theology and system he developed, when a person tries to take some staple aspect like water baptism you're always going to have to interpret that through his system and keep coming back t...
by davidmartin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top 10 Reasons to Accept the Infancy Gospel of Thomas as Historically Reliable
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Top 10 Reasons to Accept the Infancy Gospel of Thomas as Historically Reliable

one or two of the parables in the infancy gospels have more going on than meets the eye, they are not the simple stories they appear. the one about the clay birds is the most striking. it tells of early church history more than it does about clay birds
by davidmartin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?
Replies: 26
Views: 7426

Re: What happens to the unbaptized gentiles in Paul?

Yes this question highlights the difference between Paul's theology and the gospels Paul knows nothing of hell or eternal punishment, only a 'wrath' that could easily be seen as taking place in the normal continuum of events, just like a war may break out or a flood for that matter While the 'Judais...
by davidmartin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 34548

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

I can't disagree with this more. You can say the same with the Gospels--each were relegated to marginal Christian sects, i.e. Matthew to the Ebionites, Luke to the Marcionites, John to the Nicolatians, and Mark is unspecified but tradition gives it an especial place in Alexandria and the Carpocrati...
by davidmartin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 34548

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

One key point here... Everyone has this focus on Revelation? sure, because it got accepted into canonical scripture and is a dramatic, powerful scripture. that's obvious maybe, but also as obvious is how it evidently represents only one wing or branch of the broader early Christian movement I'd argu...
by davidmartin
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Who do you say I am?” “I am not the Messiah.”
Replies: 15
Views: 8740

Re: “Who do you say I am?” “I am not the Messiah.”

Interesting, and i really should study the Hermetic literature more Can the Gnostic movement in your view define itself without having to hate YHWH? i like to see a philosophy that hangs together without having to depend on some external opponent for it's reason to exist If so what is that reason th...