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by MrMacSon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Interesting statement in Romans 15
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

Re: Interesting statement in Romans 15

Moreover, Romans 15 27(b) ... For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings. .. 28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this contribution, I will go to Spain and visit yo...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Interesting statement in Romans 15
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

Re: Interesting statement in Romans 15

I just really noticed this, I assume its been noticed by many people for a long time. Romans 15 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of t...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian on 'Christ Jesus, the true High Priest of the Father, in the person of Joshua', and Zechariah 3 and 6
Replies: 4
Views: 3258

Re: Tertullian on 'Christ Jesus, the true High Priest of the Father, in the person of Joshua', and Zechariah 3 and 6

Secret Alias wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:49 am
What's next? Up isn't down. Hot isn't cold. Right isn't left.

... in persona Iesu, immo et in ipso nominis sacramento, verus summus sacerdos patris, Christus Iesus ...

by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The churches Paul evangelized...
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

Re: The churches Paul evangelized...

It's clear at least in 1 Thessalonians that Paul is writing to a community that previously did not worship the Jewish God. It's difficult to imagine how Paul could have converted some community of pagans to worshiping the Jewish God with stories about how the Jewish God raised his son from the dead...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Accounts of other movements based on dead founders?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Accounts of other movements based on dead founders?

The cult/s of Antinous started by Hadrian ??

See http://www.earlywritings.com/forum/view ... 793#p91793 for a synopsis (+/- other posts in that thread including the OP)

http://www.earlywritings.com/forum/view ... 974#p27974
by MrMacSon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommendation for critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles?
Replies: 28
Views: 7263

Re: Recommendation for critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles?

I guess I'm obligated to read the Westnar report, although I already see a number of problems with it, just as with The Five Gospels . I'm generally quite unimpressed with their conclusions. For example, the reports comments on the exitance of an early Jerusalem church are quite absurd. In Galatian...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian on 'Christ Jesus, the true High Priest of the Father, in the person of Joshua', and Zechariah 3 and 6
Replies: 4
Views: 3258

Tertullian on 'Christ Jesus, the true High Priest of the Father, in the person of Joshua', and Zechariah 3 and 6

Tertullian Adv. Marc. III,7 .6 ff So also in Zechariah, in the person of Jeshua, yes truly, in a name which is itself a sacrament, the veritable high priest of the Father, Christ Jesus, is by two styles of raiment marked out for two advents: he is at first clothed in filthy garments, which means the...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 75
Views: 22958

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

davidmartin wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:32 pm
I believe it's impossible to reconcile Pauline theology with a reconstructed orthodox Jewish Jerusalem church
What do you mean by a ''reconstructed' orthodox Jewish Jerusalem church' ?
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommendation for critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles?
Replies: 28
Views: 7263

Re: Recommendation for critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles?

I'm looking for a good critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles. There are many out there, but I don't want to waste my time reading some crap. Anyone have a good recommendation? Westar Institute's Seminar on Acts of the Apostles (?) - https://www.westarinstitute.org/projects/the-jesus-seminar/sem...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 75
Views: 22958

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

The Gospel of Thomas is some second or third century forgery derived from the other Gospels and letters of Paul. Nothing to see here... Except Martijn Linssen, who has posted here recently, is arguing that G.Thomas was an [obscure] early document which Mark used and which was then was used more by ...