Nothing funny here Blues. I love the internet, because it makes my main passion, research of everything, so much more possible and convenient. It has kept my brain from turning into mush. IMO, it has surpassed the television in its importance in communication, probably has equaled radio, and may even eventually equal the printing press. And I believed all of these things before your statement.
Originally Posted by BluesStringer
You are the first person I have personally seen admit to finding Jesus Christ from the internet, but if you have, many thousands of other people have or will, if not millions.
So it may even surpass the printing press!
I made a similar remark in the past day or two (maybe even in this thread, too lazy to look back lol). Not as detailed, but I was thinking the same thing.
Originally Posted by fuhr52
I am not necessarily of a mind that this is the end of times. It might be, and I am preparing myself spiritually for it, have been for well over a decade. I do agree with Ringo, churches are not pushing Biblical prophesy, and even mine may not be. But we are taught the Gospel without the current liberal spin, and are warned that the end could come at any time.
There are people out there that put me off a little (AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT RINGO!!!). There are people like Ringo that truly believe that this is the end of times, and again, it very well may be. There are also people out there that WANT this to be the end of times, that go beyond the obvious signs and are trying to make their own signs. I personally know a few of these. Some of them pretend to know God's schedule. Enough on that.
Something more related to fuhr's post than to the thread itself, sometimes I think that maybe the scripture was not intended to be translated from the original Classical Hebrew and Koine Greek. (Just something I threw out mostly to fuhr, not intended to debate it here) By the same token, the parables and stories are open to interpretation....which makes them mean different things for different people. Not that they are changed, but that maybe not understood exactly as Christ intended.
For example....anyone ever felt of a fig leaf? I'm sure that the possibly 10 million Hebrews that Moses was teaching got a good laugh when they were told that Adam and Eve covered their privates with fig leaves. (fig leaves are kind of sticky and fuzzy, and the sap from the fig tree is a skin irritant) My point being that there likely is more to the story than face value.
Anyone ever heard the story of Nimrod and the city of Babel as explained by someone who understands and has a conversational knowledge of Classical Hebrew? It means something totally different than you thought.
I'M NOT SAYING THE BIBLE IS WRONG!!! I'M SAYING THAT MAYBE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH OF AN UNDERSTANDING OF IT!!
"I don't think that a society that encourages over a million abortions a year....a society that kills out of convenience, i.e., Jack Kevorkian, can not have consequences." --Rush Limbaugh