ADAM said: The opinions listed below are not meant to CONVINCE YOU that your views are "wrong" or "ungodly"RHOLOGY: Then why should I or anyone else care what you have to say?
ADAM: I am happy that you have your views if they fulfill you.RHOLOGY: The happy-go-lucky, head-in-the-sand view of the universalist. See, that's what I don't get. Everyone will be saved, there's no sin or judgment. Why do you even interact w/ me here or at the Living Room blog?
ADAM: the people of the OT, and their stories, are dung.RHOLOGY: OK, so it's not the OT **itself** that is dung. Man, seriously, in the future you could state it better right off the bat.
But Abraham, though he was "but dust and ashes" by his own admission, yet b/c he had faith, was justified and a righteous man. We do the Atonement and power of Christ a disservice when we talk that way of His people.
ADAM: I am here to show people that my views are not anti-Christianity,RHOLOGY: Since Xtianity is defined by the Bible, and you are in so many direct conflicts w/ biblical teaching, I cannot agree.
ADAM: The definition of heretic within the Book and also in modern dictionaries is "That which goes against the Organized Church."RHOLOGY: I don't care about that - I am using a biblical concept.
ADAM: So why did God threaten (and do!) Judgment against Israel and the Jews? God never changes, right?RHOLOGY: What a ridiculous argument. Does that mean God has to *change* when He *does* something different? Please - you don't believe that and I don't.
ADAM: I say His Plan changed based on saving all men.RHOLOGY: And Jesus said different, so there again we have confirmation that you are an enemy of God.
ADAM: The Law was needed as the guardian of Israel until the true guardian cameRHOLOGY: Agreed. But WHY did we need it to lead us to Christ? Hint - it's right there at the end of v. 24.
And this "made right w/ God" = dikaioo, better translated as "justified".
ADAM: After Christ's Presence? None.RHOLOGY: Assertion w/o an argument that nobody would accept unless and until they slammed your Kool-Aid and asked for seconds.
ADAM: The God of peace will come "soon."RHOLOGY: Rom 16:20 - The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Not only are you allergic to context but also to accurate citations.
ADAM: English translations were coopted by mortals who desired control and profit. LaHaye, Scofield, Moody, Hinn, Hagee, the Popes -- all modified the texts to suit their own lives.RHOLOGY: Prove it, starting w/ this question - why can I buy a Nestle-Aland Greek NT and check it against Codex Vaticanus and find 99% correspondence?
ADAM: there are also verses that are adamant against the Jews of Rome who disbelieveRHOLOGY: It doesn't say anything about the Jews OF ROME, at least in chs 1-3.
ADAM: Revelation shows us who is to be JudgedRHOLOGY: It also says that ALL the dead will be judged, including "the sea gave up all the dead in it", and those who were not found in the Book of Life were thrown into the Lake of Fire. That's not just Israel.
It's amazing - you write so much but skip so much too.
Would you mind dealing w/ some of my main 3 points on my Hymenaeanism Discussed post? Those are more cogent to our differences.