The Internet makes it possible to share your faith with the whole world. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” Matthew 24:14
Wow, so that means they must have had the Internet in the days of St. Paul:
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse
This is Paul teaching that the nature of God can be discerned even by unbelievers simply by examining the universe. Let’s see if that’s true.
Some Christians, such as Seventh Day Adventists, claim that the universe is only 6,000 years old, with fossils of dinosaurs planted in the ground and the light from galaxies which are more distant than 6,000 light-years pre-positioned enroute. That means, going by Romans 1:20, that we can conclude God is a trickster, like the Norse Loki.
They’re saying the world’s true age was faked, possibly as a test to weed out the true believers who rely on faith in the sacred scriptures from those who will be tempted to follow the evil human doctrines of science. What they never do is put the two claims together and conclude that God is phony.
A fake past joined seamlessly with a real present can never be falsified. The line could be set at last Thursday just as validly as at 4004 BC. With no way to tell, it’s a waste of time to assert any date.
What is the motivation for holding to a six thousand year old universe? Because these Christians have taken an isolated passage from the Bible that says “a thousand years is as a day to the Lord” and they have constructed a narrative that depicts human history as a “week” of these super-long “days”. If the Earth is 6,000 years old, hence six symbolic “days”, then we’re on the cusp of the seventh day Sabbath rest, which is the Millennium to be ushered in by the Messiah.
Unfortunately, they can no longer use Archbishop Ussher’s date of 4,004 BCE for creation, because the year 1996 has come and gone with no messianic age in sight. Frank Klassen, in The Reese Chronological Bible, gives the date of creation at 3976, hence the Millennium will begin in 2024. That gives you three years to repent.
The Scriptures teach that salvation is not earned but is a gift (Romans 5:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, and Titus 3:4-7).
Romans 2:6-7 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (Romans 3:28 KJV)
Jesus (Matthew 19:17):“If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Cont from yesterday. Adam and Eve were put out of eden lest they eat of the tree of life and b as gods. They weren’t immortal. But would have been had they eaten of the tree of life.
On the contrary, it is written (Rm. 5:12): “By sin death came into the world.” Therefore man was immortal before sin.
That is the exact position of Limited Atonement. Its not the value that is limited, but the application only to the elect. I.e. the value is sufficient, but Christ died for those who were given to Him, for sheep, not goats
On the contrary, it is written (Romans 5:18): Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Hi that’s not what it means. You don’t interpret the bible w/ just one verse,you have to use it in context, holistically,meaning you have to include traditions,Traditions & other verses the bible to get a complete uderstanding
That Romans verse means it’s not wise go against God
Case in point. When God decides you are a vessel fitted for destruction it is not wise to go against that.
Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction
I never thought of it, but the best argument against predestination is that God shows no partiality.
On the contrary, it is written (Romans 9:13): “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
What are we to do as a Christian when we are ordered to obey man’s law when it is directly opposite of God’s law? Acts 5:29 says “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
It is written (Rom 13:1-2): Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God & they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation
1 Corinthians 6
1 Corinthians 6:
 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
There are many gays and lesbians who want to be straight, because of the less-than-accepting atmosphere in many cultures. So you get the ex-gay movement. But of course 99.99% of spokespersons in the ex-gay movement eventually resume their lives as gays, which gives you the ex-ex-gay movement.
They say they haven’t found a Gay Gene yet. Well, a Gay Gene wouldn’t make sense, because gays and lesbians don’t, as a general rule, breed. There’s no handedness gene either. But roughly 12% of human beings have their motor skills focused in the left hand and arm rather than the right. It could be a cocktail of different genes that decides which way the baby will go.
Or perhaps sexual (and hand) preference is just a pair of stable emergent properties described by chaos theory, as illustrated above, since there isn’t enough bandwidth in human DNA to encode the hookup of every neuron in an embryo’s brain. Either way the whole kerfuffle is much ado about nothing, like when the Code of Moses made people go around as hermits with leprosy when all they really had was a little psoriasis.
All I can tell you from my experience is that from the gitgo I crushed on Caroline “Joy” Ellis from the Bugaloos, not David “Keith” Cassidy from the Partridge Family. So in my experience sexual preference is innate, exactly like my preference to use the right hand, and every bit as boring as that.
There are just as many left-handers, per capita, in the World of Islam as there are out here in the World of Infidels, but due to the bad rap the Qu’ran gives the left hand in general (like reserving it to fill in as toilet paper), you would be hard pressed to find a southpaw who is out of the closet in Syria. So whether the Qu’ran promotes lesbianism or not, it has nothing to do with the incidence of actual lesbians, only with the incidence of out lesbians.
As for the Qu’ran being misogynistic, who’da thunk it?
If you read the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth the Manuel for life it tells you don’t be unequally yoked
On the contrary, it is written (1 Corinthians 7:14): For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
Friendly reminder: the Bible says you shouldn’t work out. “The wicked run when no one is chasing them”- Proverbs 28:1 Therefore running is the devil.
For every Bible verse, there is an equal and opposite Bible verse:
1 Cor. 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
Prescriptive will. And Decretive will.
Jesus death is sufficient enough to save everyone (due to the value of His life given) but only efficient to save the elect(His church).
On the contrary, it is written (1 Cor. 8:10-11) …shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
Evidence the Elect can still perish.
Galatians 1:10 (NASB95) For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Also Paul (1 Corinthians 10:33): “Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”
1 Corinthians 13
This chapter is Paul’s hot take on love. He uses the word agape throughout. The King James Version renders this word as charity, and that is perhaps close to the mark. Agape is unconditional love, freely given, which is of a sacrificial nature.
Agape is the kind of love Jesus commanded his followers to give to their enemies. It is the kind of love that exists between a parent and a child, and in a marriage when two people bury their egos in service to one another. It’s not about feelings, it’s about choosing the good for another.
The NIV translation is often quoted at weddings:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
If God is love, and love keeps no record of wrongs, then he needs to explain why he keeps the Book of Life and plans to whip it out on Judgment Day.
In the First Century Church, when the Apostles were still alive, they purportedly did many miracles including healing the sick and even raising people from the dead. These powers seemed to end with the close of the Apostolic Age and this loss was predicted by Paul in this chapter:
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Although the context of the whole chapter is agape love, some believe that the complete New Testament was “that which is perfect” which was to come and do away with the special powers of the Apostolic Age, especially tongues, which were a stop-gap measure to evangelize until the written word could go out.
Will you preach one God, Jesus name Baptism and speaking in other tongues as the spirit gives the utterance to Mr. Brunson? Good people with good intentions that do not follow the biblical plan for salvation will not make heaven their eternal home.
1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
There is no salvation except through Jesus. There is no salvation without repentance, baptism in the name of Jesus Christ and the infilling of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
1 Corinthians 15
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death”. Yet without death, wealth and power would continue to accumulate in fewer and fewer immortal hands, and old ideas would never give way to new ones. Without death, people would not feel the vitality of living that the very brevity of our life stimulates, and the Earth would continue to fill up with people until everyone was eating those funny green graham crackers Charlton Heston found out about in Soylent Green.
Whether death is destroyed now or at the end of time, it is not really our enemy, no more than pain is our enemy. Pain is a defense mechanism, just as the fear of death is. People who cannot feel pain rarely live to be twenty years old, and those who feel we should wage a war against Demon Pain are as ignorant as those who mistake, as the slings and arrows of an enemy, the natural fear of death which is ingrained in all living things to cause them to avoid risky behaviors.
People pay good money and go on diets to keep themselves from extending to infinity in all directions in space, yet they lament that human life is finite, and seek the holy grail of making themselves unlimited in the direction of time. But look around you. Nothing in this world is meant to endure forever. Even the redwoods last for only 2,000 years, an eyeblink in the life of the Earth. In time the very sun will die.
Sometimes individual cells in your body decide they want to be immortal (like three years ago when I had Stage Three Inflammatory Breast Cancer) and they reproduce like crazy. They end up killing the whole body, and that squashes their little plan in the bud.
Any species that became immortal would fill the Earth, driving out all others (just like a cancer), when it is the very diversity of life on this planet that makes life for any one species possible. Evolution ensures that the average life span of any critter on Earth is optimum for that critter. So take your 70-80 years and enjoy them.
Jesus said, “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” We cannot eliminate our fear of death and it is not really desirable to do so. But Jesus teaches us not to worry about death. And for those who believe in the resurrection (which included myself before the Catholic Church’s boy butt sex scandal), after teaching us not to worry about death in words, he died and rose again to teach us in a way that resonates directly in our soul.
I think the text is indicating that the Son humbled himself to humanity, for humanity, by becoming human. Verses 1-4 are critical to our understanding of 5-11. There is no mention of submission to the Father according to his divinity.
1 Cor. 15:28 teaches that even a glorified Christ will put himself in submission to the Father at the end of time:
“And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”
As Aquinas states in the Summa, the apostles we’re sent to baptize in a particular manner by Christ. And so we are faithful to that, not because we are slavishly literal, but because we do what He asked of us in the manner He asked, because we love Him.
2 Cor. 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Jesus said to Peter, “I will give you the KEYS of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever YOU BIND on earth shall BE BOUND IN HEAVEN,…”.
Jesus gave Peter that Authority to LEAD His Church. Jesus made Peter the LEADER of God’s Church. You can call him “Pope” or just simply “Leader”.
Galatians 2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
Looks like Paul thought HE was the leader.
It was the Roman Catholics who changed the Sabbath to Sunday (I can prove it). Any church who worships God on Sunday (the beginning of the week) is not worshiping according to scriptures.
On the contrary, it is written (GAL.5:18): “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”
<em>Well, he asked a question – “doth not nature itself teach that it is a shame for a man to have long hair?” To which I would answer, absolutely not – nature teaches me that hair grows continuously for both men and women until you cut it or it falls on its own.</em>
In Ephesians 2:3 Paul said that “fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind” made you “by nature the children of wrath” so he wasn’t entirely clear whether nature should recommend or discourage something.
The view that God is everything is pantheism. The view that God is in everything is panentheism. Neither of those is the Jewish, Muslim, or Christian view of God. You should probably know what exactly you’re critiquing before spouting off.
On the contrary, it is written (Romans 11:36): “Of Him, and by Him, and in Him are all things.” And in another place (Ephesians 4:6) it is said, “There is one God who is father of all, over all, through all and within all.”
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”
If Christ emptied Himself of deity while on earth, then how could He be God?
Paul’s Epistle to the church at Colossae in Phrygia, Asia Minor (14 miles from Laodicea) is one of the “prison epistles” that also includes Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon. Written from prison in the 50s CE, Colossians mentions some the same people that are named in his letter to Philemon: Timothy, Aristarchus, Archippus, Mark, Epaphras, Luke, Onesimus, and Demas.
Tychicus is named as the bearer of the letter, just as he is in Ephesians and Philemon, which means Paul might have written all three letters at one go.
Paul never actually got the chance to visit Colossae, because he went from prison in Caesarea (57-59) to house arrest in Rome (60-62). Paul appears to have stayed in Rome after being released from house arrest, and he faded from history after that. But there’s wasn’t much to see in Colossae even in the 1st Century. Colossae was a village a bit like Forks, Washington, famous only because of those sparkling vampire books.
In this letter Paul asks the Colossians to exchange this epistle with the one he wrote to the Laodicean church, which no longer exists today. The implication is that together with the lost epistle of Paul to the Corinthians (which preceded 1st Corinthians), some of the Word of God has been lost.
In the very beginning there was no New Testament. Paul was actually the first Christian writer, and his letters circulated from church to church throughout the northeastern Mediterranean area. No doubt many were lost. For the lost ones which are mentioned in the letters which survived, forgeries were made. But not even the forged Letter to the Laodiceans, known and rejected by the Church Fathers, survives today.
In discussing creation, Paul mentions four of the nine angelic ranks: Thrones, Dominions, Principalities, and Powers. All things were created by Christ, and for Christ, he says.
Paul says that through Christ’s death believers are reconciled to God, but only “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel”. This makes salvation conditional. Protestants who believe Once Saved Always Saved do not memorize this verse. Catholics accept it at face value. They believe salvation depends on the state of the soul at the time of death.
There is another part that makes this epistle more popular with Catholics. Paul says he now “…[R]ejoice[s] in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church.”
In other words, Paul’s own sufferings are added to the sufferings of Christ to win a more complete blessing for the Church. When combined with a passage in Hebrews that says, “…[O]thers were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection…” Catholics developed an elaborate theology called the Treasury of Merit, in which the sufferings and death of martyrs redounds to the benefit of the Church as a whole. Protestants, of course, focus on Christ’s words on the cross that “It is finished!”
Jesus is not a created being. Jesus is God. The second person in the God trinity. The Bible ascertains this and so did the early church fathers in the Nicean creed of 325AD
On the contrary, it is written (Colossians 1:15): Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature
Paul in about 57 AD seemed to think the gospel had been preached to everyone on planet Earth:
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.
The work is 100% finished.
Jesus has already accomplished all things.
This purging is the renewing of the mind.
Paul thought all things needed a little touch up and he was just the one to do it.
Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
The end is come when the gospel achieve the whole earth. That is how you achieve the one world government and one world religion. By changing/destroy the original culture of local countries. Just like how they build the Tower of Babel.
Paul said that already happened.
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven…
I do love how satanists are walking around displaying a St. Peter’s cross.
St. Paul to the Thessalonians: “The Jews killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men.”
Atheist: “What’s that in your hand?”
St. Paul: “A cross like the ones the Jews used to kill the Lord Jesus.”
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Also Bible (1 Thessalonians 2:3): “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”
Second Thessalonians is a followup epistle to the church at Thessalonika, where Paul lays out some more eschatology to Christians who were worried they missed the Second Coming of Christ. Paul assures them the Day of the Lord will not come until there’s a general apostasy that overtakes the whole church, followed by the appearance of the Antichrist who will claim to be the incarnation of God and sit in the Temple, of which, at the time of Paul’s death in 67 CE, still stood intact on Mt. Zion.
This letter therefore presents a problem to modern Christians, because thanks to Romans like Titus and Vespasian there is no more Temple in Jerusalem, and there won’t be another Temple unless the Jews can get the Muslims to move their nice Dome of the Rock mosque off the place where the Holy of Holies used to go. Every time the Jews ask them to do so, the Muslims always say no. The problem hinges on the fact that Christ said “Ye know not what hour your Lord doth come”. As long as there is no temple, then that hour is kept at bay.
Paul himself even affirmed the immanence of Christ’s return in his first letter to Thessalonika (5:2): For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
There are Bible Colleges where people spend years of their life figuring all this stuff out. The solution they found was to preserve immanence with a secret Rapture of True Believers, wherein Jesus comes like a thief in the night and beams up everyone who believes in the Rapture. All atheists and even believers like Roman Catholics who believe in the risen Christ but do not believe in the Rapture will get Left Behind to suffer seven years of wrath from God. It is during the first half of that seven year period that the Temple will be rebuilt and the second half when the Antichrist takes over. Why seven years? Because Daniel mentions a prophetic “week”. Why do Christians get raptured out? Because Romans chapter 8 says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. And so on.
The entire rickety house of cards was built to preserve the innerancy of Scripture, and it almost works. The one fatal flaw in Rapture theory is that a restored temple would require a revival of the system of animal sacrifices that was set aside when Christ offered himself, once and for all, as the perfect final sacrifice. After all, how could the Antichrist desecrate that which was not sanctified in the first place?
2 Thessalonians 2
GOD WANTS ALL TO BE SAVED
1 Timothy 2:3-4
God our Savior wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Also God (2 Thess. 2:11-12): And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
The Olivet discourse is about Israel in the great tribulation. The elect in the verses you cited is the nation of Israel. Jesus promised to keep us out of the tribulation, that we would not suffer the wrath to come.
2 Thes. 2:7-8 – “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work. Only he who now hinders will hinder until he is taken out of the way, and then shall that wicked one be revealed…”
You’re telling us Jews will became Christian during the Trib in the absence of the Holy Spirit.
 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
In Catholicism, Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition are considered two faces of the same deposit of faith “delivered once to the saints” and they are each illuminated by the teaching authority of the Church, which Catholics believe was granted by Christ to the Apostles and comes down to believers today. Catholics call it the Magisterium, and its function is to be a sort of supreme court applying what is written to life on this lonely ball, which never stands still.
Tradition overcomes the logical conundrum of having scripture interpret itself, which is a circular proposition. However, if tradition is completely unshacked from scripture, as it is with the various Catholic dogmas associated with the mother of Jesus, then a very familiar problem raises its head, as demonstrated below:
Prisoner #1: Vermin is going to kill Johnny’s brother at the Savoy Theater tonight. Pass it on.
Prisoner #2: Vermin is going to kill Johnny’s mother at the Savoy Theater tonight. Pass it on.
Prisoner #3: Vermin’s mother is going to kill Johnny tonight at the Savoy Theater. Pass it on.
Prisoner #4: Johnny and the Mothers are playin’ “Stompin’ At The Savoy” in Vermont tonight. Pass it on.
If we take the Old Testament prophecies to be idealized hopes for the future of Israel, or ambiguous predictions which have a Christian fulfillment, we do well. But if we take them to be divinely-given visions of the actual future, relayed to us from God’s point of view in eternity, we run into trouble, because the Hebrew prophets, effective voices for social and religious reform, were some of the lousiest prognosticators we’ve ever seen.
Christians who are opposed to biblical inerrantism perhaps won’t go so far as to compile all the failed prophesies in the OT, but atheists have no compunction against doing so, and our evidence abounds.
Consensus denies traditional authorship for, Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, Psalms, Song of Songs, Job, Isaiah, Daniel, Chronicles. I actually don’t know if consensus would say they know with probable reasoning any of the authors of the OT. As per NT we have Fake Pauline.
True Paul (1 Thes 5:2) : “The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
Fake Paul (2 Thes.2:3):”That day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”
Bonus Fake Paul (2 Thes.2:2): “True Paul is fake!”
God cannot lie. That is not because of a lack of power, but because it goes against His character. He is true and has no desire to lie.
On the contrary, it is written (2 Thessalonians 2:11): For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.
Can you define woman? Is this the same fluid rainbow def that says anyone can be one?
Woman: (n.) – That sex which must not teach or have authority over the other one, but must remain silent, by divine command (1 Tim. 2:12).
Sin is transgression of the law. There was only one law; don’t eat of the tree. They both transgressed the law so their sin was equal.
No one treats Eve’s sin as greater.
“And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” (1 Timothy 2:14)
What I get from that was that Eve transgressed simply by being deceived, while Adam was not deceived, which implies he did not transgress.
“Don’t keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don’t be anxious. For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you.”
Also Bible (1 Timothy 5:8): But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
2 Timothy 3
This is where the Bible says the Bible is the inspired word of God:
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
1. The Bible is the inerrant Word of God
2. The Old Testament doesn’t apply anymore, except for some parts like the ones condemning homosexuals or calling for a death penalty.
3. Only the New Testament applies, except for the parts we ignore, like when Jesus forbids remarriage, because Brother Rush and Brother Newt with their third wives are godly men. Also the part when Jesus said set aside all your possessions before following him is communistic. We’ll determine which ones don’t apply anymore and get back to you.
4. Some parts of the Bible are to interpreted literally, like when the Earth was created in six days, or all human beings are traced back to just two individuals, and other parts are metaphor, like when the Bible says the heaven is a solid dome over the Earth. You just shut up and tithe, we’ll decide.
5. When parts of the Bible contradict science, or other parts of the Bible, or would be illegal to carry out like killing witches, they are definitely a metaphor for something. We’ll get back to you on those.
6. The entire Bible is divinely inspired by God, however. That’s the important thing to take away.
HEBREWS 7:18 For truly there comes to be an annulment of the commandment which went before because of the weakness and unprofitableness of it
On the contrary, it is written (2 Timothy 3:16): All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
No Jesus only died for the ones who were given by the Father.
14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14
On the contrary, it is written (Titus 2:11): For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men
In the “book” of Philemon, which is just one chapter, Paul seems to have fallen in love with the word “bowels” and uses it multiple times:
 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
It reminds me of when Joseph Smith wrote 2 Nephi, and in chapter 3 he fell into the same rut over a different word:
 Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall write; and the fruit of the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.
The letter is considered by most scholars to be one of the seven epistles of Paul which are authentic, not forgeries. Onesimus was a slave owned by Philemon who fled after stealing money, but he bumped into Paul and was converted to Christ just as Philemon had been converted earlier. Paul talked the slave into returning to Philemon with this letter, and Paul told Philemon if Onesimus owed any money to put it on his tab, though how Paul was going to swing that while sitting in prison was an open matter.