(09-18-2017, 11:39 AM)John Prewett Wrote:(09-17-2017, 02:28 PM)Greatest I am Wrote:(09-16-2017, 07:23 PM)John Prewett Wrote:Here. Have a truth. Both Christianity and Islam have basically developed into intolerant, homophobic and misogynous religions. Both religions have grown themselves by the sword instead of good deeds and continue with their immoral ways in spite of secular law showing them the moral ways.(09-16-2017, 05:37 PM)Greatest I am Wrote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFx7WFVP1FI
Literalists theists lack intelligence and have cruel hearts just as their Gods have.Regards DL
AntiChrist hate Truth just as their god does. Regards, JP
Jesus said we would know his people by their works and deeds. That means Jesus would not recognize Christians and Muslims as his people, and neither do I. Jesus would call Christianity and Islam abominations. Gnostic Christians did in the past, and I am proudly continuing that tradition and honest irrefutable evaluation based on morality. Regards DL
"CHURCH" according to the NT means the people who belong to Jesus Christ. "His" people. Book of Acts reveals The Church.
A GREAT deception took place in 380ad.
The Roman Emperor empowered a religious group whose binding doctrine was Trinitarianism ....
this Trinitarian group claimed to be "The Church"
the Roman establishment [bunch of assorted Pagans]
claimed this newly empowered CULT was "The Church."
So from 380ad onward, the worldly have been deceived as to who and where and what is "The Church".
All the modern christianish “churches” [“cults, denominations”] evolved from the imitation “church” empowered by the Roman Empire in 380ad.
The foundation the Church rest upon is the confession Peter made …. Not Peter personally. Much NT scripture shows the one and only head of Jesus’s Church is Jesus. Papist and Trinitarians don’t believe scripture. They believe various interpretations of scripture … and that is not the same as believing/heeding scripture.
Famous example of putting interpretation of scripture over scripture:
“call no man father”
Roman Catholicism will give you scads of interpretive pretext to NOT heed the simple “call no man father”
"Nicene "Trinitarian" Christianity became the state church of the Roman Empire with the Edict of Thessalonica in 380 CE,
when Emperor Theodosius I made it the Empire's sole authorized religion"
What was meant by call no man father?
It is hard to say without the context.
Does this quote apply?
John 6 ; 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
I think the following might apply but I am reading it from my Gnostic Christian POV and bias.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
We are to take our inner fathers place when we grow up or become enlightened.