Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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I did not write "the god Abraham", I wrote "the god of Abraham". I understand the lineage.
The OT and NT describe gods as different as day and night. Rationalize it away all you want, that is the simple truth of it. Since no one who knew Jesus, wrote of Jesus, the NT is essentially a bunch of hand-me-down mumbo-jumbo, but the message I see conveyed is of a young Jewish rabbi encouraging folks to reject the spiteful, jealous god of the OT in favor of a new loving, caring god. Given that he was a rabbi, this was an extremely difficult and dangerous task to undertake. Nowhere in the NT does Jesus claim to be anything other than a mortal man, and of course we all know that the pagan Romans threw the virgin birth in to add a little spice to an otherwise lackluster religion.
No need to argue the point, I realize this view topples the very foundations of your faith, and is thus heretical.
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