Order the free CD. Let me begin by giving you a short introduction to the subject of Christian liberty, and then we'll look at the context for 1 Corinthians Then I'll read our passage for you, and we'll get into it.
Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity. In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue.
In Christianity, we see none of these elements. This strongly implies that Christianity is a myth and possesses no intrinsic truth.
Gary Shadle is a theist who volunteered to construct a rebuttal to each of the listed reasons. This effort began on October 1, If there is something I have overlooked that you think should be on the list, please submit it and I will consider adding it.
Membership was limited to scholars with advanced academic degrees Ph. The task force convened on and off from to Other findings of the group included: As such, it remains the best effort to date to ascertain the true historical Jesus, stripped of the myths that have been attached to him over the centuries.
Although many religious leaders objected to the findings, it must be acknowledged that the level of effort, the range of resources used, and the qualifications of the reviewers lend much weight to their conclusions. The following quote is taken from John W. The Bible is filled with superstitious beliefs that modern people rightly reject.
It describes a world where a snake and a donkey communicated with human beings in a human language, where people could reach upward of years old, where a woman instantaneously transformed into a pillar of salt, where a pillar of fire could lead people by night, and where the sun stopped moving across the sky or could even back up.
This world is populated by demons that can wreak havoc on Earth and make people very sick. It is a world of idol worship, where human and animal sacrifices please God. Visions, inspired dreams, prophetic utterances, miracle workers, magicians, diviners, and sorcerers also populate this world.
This is a strange world when compared to our world, but Christians believe that this world was real in the past.
My contention is not that ancient people were stupid, but that they were very superstitious. As Christopher Hitchens puts it: Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on.
It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge. And finally it is a world where God feels that he must kill his own son because he can find no other way to forgive people of their sins.
It should take only a few moments of reflection to understand, to grasp, to figure this whole thing out, that the god of Christianity is to adults as Santa Claus is to children- an imaginary friend.
Here are three of the forty-five Gospel scriptures where Jesus mentions Hell: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. This point cannot be overstated.
This elicits an unsettling comparison. Hitler dispatched Jews to the concentration camps and gas chambers for no reason other than their ethnic identity.For many traditionalist Christians, the doctrine of “original sin” is a sacred cow. But author Danielle Shroyer hopes to send it to the slaughter .
In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences. It may also be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its ashio-midori.comically, salvation is considered to be caused either by the grace of a deity (i.e. unmerited and unearned); by the independent choices of a free will and personal effort (i.e.
earned and/or merited); or by some combination of the two. The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept. Various nontrinitarian views, such as adoptionism or modalism, Christian groups that do not follow a liturgical tradition often retain certain celebrations.
A Christian denomination is a distinct religious body within Christianity, usually targeting a particular group with specialized needs, such as students or ethnic groups. A related concept is denominationalism, Various attempts at dialogue between the two groups would occur, but it was only in the s.
Beliefs about deity/deities in different religions. Sponsored link. What different faith groups believe about their deity/deities: The religions of the world teach a wide diversity of concepts about deity.
In Judaism and Christianity, the concept of the Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. In the Book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year (Hebrew: יובל yūḇāl) is mentioned to occur every fiftieth year, during which slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.