There should be a separate forum on JI where all the Bible Bashers should be locked in so they can post to each other about the existence of God etc and quote from that completely pointless book the Bible.
Said Bible Bashing forum would be JI's version of Hell.
If a long standing entrenched religion such as Judaism continues entrenched despite the active questioning of its members about its validity, then that may be evidence for a fairly firm basis in fact there (eg ongoing evidence of historical fact of the Old Testament).
Jews have boasted high intelligence levels and high academic achievements down through time, so to question their own faith and continue to accept it, continues to give Christians more confidence in their own basis of faith, since Christianity is obviously originally based on Jewish writings.
On the other hand, it says in Romans that God has blinded the Jews so they couldn't see the truth about Christ, indicating a fairly strong stubbornness to stick to tradition and not put different facts contained within the OT together and come up with Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of those facts.
How can any Jew not understand that plain talk! Read it! The Jews were the chosen people and YET they rejected God. He in turn blinded you! Guess what, you are under a GREATER condemnation now. There is no hope for you unless you put away your traditions and follow Christ. That won't happen because of pride. This is why very few Jews will enter Heaven.John 12:40
"He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them."
(In context: John 12:39-41)
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded,
(In context: Romans 11:6-8)
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded; for until this day the same veil remaineth untaken away in the reading of the old testament, which veil is done away with in Christ.
(In context: 2 Corinthians 3:13-15)
2 Corinthians 4:4
whose unbelieving minds the god of this world hath blinded, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
(In context: 2 Corinthians 4:3-5)
1 John 2:11
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
(In context: 1 John 2:10-12)
It's obviously easy for people to keep believing something not completely logical, due to tradition. Do you know how many Jews have said they want to know who Jesus is but don't know how to go about it because of fear their family will disown them. Do you know how many Jews in Brooklyn are doing private bible studies with Jews for Jesus because once they have read the ENTIRE bible they have realized their religion was incomplete.
You have never see a Christian turn Jew for a reason! I guess my next step question would be - how many Jews have questioned and then turned Christian?
By the way, there are a heap of Christians that have turned Jewish. In fact in recent years it became quite a fad which really tells you all about religion you need to know. Didn't Madonna become a Jew of some type for a time?
1) God NEVER breaks a covenant. He made one with the Jewish people that they be His people. And this relates to ......................
2) Please don;t forget to mention that (according to prophecy, at least as it is commonly interpreted), God removes the blindness from the Jewish people so that they become the great witnesses for Christ in the end times.
JC - that would make sense only if the jews of the time believed that there was some prophecy of the messaiah being born of a virgin.Now if any of these three claims is a lie, why did the Roman or Jewish leaders of the day decalre and prove it? Don;t you think the plitical and religious leaders of the d ay would have loved to expose any lies or mistruths in the scriptures if they could? But they could not because there were contemporaries who knew the truth.
If Jesus was the child of a prositute, that would immediately squash the claim that He fulfilled prophecy such as His place of birth and the virgin mother.
Considering that they did not, your point makes no sense.
(not touching the "son of a prostitute" thing with a ten foot pole, btw - just pointing out the flaw in that particular argument)
Not wanting one particular religion to be forced upon people is quite different from not allowing a religion to flourish.
No one is trying to enact laws to prevent Christians from practicing their faith. They are simply trying to make sure that non-Christians get their inalienable right, as bestowed by G-d and this country's founders, to practice their own as well.
As a member of the LDS faith, and someone who served a two year mission, I'll tell you that you have no idea what you are talking about. I am not here to push or defend my religion on anyone. I am just here to let you know how ignorant you are. First of all, to make fun of any person who takes two years out of their life (at the ages of 19-25 nonetheless), to preach what is important to them is very poor taste. I'm not saying you have to agree with what they are saying but obviously its important. How important? They pay to do this. They have to save their own money to do this. They pay for the suits, the bikes, and everything else. And this is all voluntary. How many other Christian religions require this of it's members? I'll tell you not many. My main point in all of this is not to argue doctrine, but I will tell you all of the things being said about Mormons is not true. And if you wanted to have a civilized religious discussion then I'd be more than happy to answer questions. But to make fun of two kids (yes kids) for testifying of what they believe, is sick and disgusting. I'm not saying you have to agree but have some respect.
If God blinded Jews to the truth, how can you so easily call that blindness to truth inflicted by God as merely stubbornness? If God blinded the Jews to the truth a Jew would never convert or give himself to Jesus. You can't overcome God blinding you, its god. And we all know it wasn’t sight he was talking about? It was a metaphor about knowledge open to interpretation, what a concept. Why would God do that if God wanted Jews along with every one else to find salvation through Christ?