Plus Points 9: Apocalypse

In the final episode of the series, Jill and Jade talk Apocalypse literature, fancy hats, and bees.

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AstaKask
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But what about those commands of Jesus that make the world suck more? Like killing unbelievers (Luke 19:27). Or obedience to every jot and tittle of the Law? Should we obey those to?

Digital-Sapien
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Luke 19:27 is part of parable and is in no way a commandment to Christians. Here the rest of the text you didn’t quote. The Parable of the Ten Minas 11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. 12 He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas.[a]… Read more »
TragicGuineaPig
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He’s right. The analog to the Christian in this parable is the trio of servants, not the soldiers. If we are to think of an analog for the king’s soldiers who carry out his war against his enemies, it would be the angels, not Christians. But even then, that’s not the point of the parable; the point of the parable is to be faithful and diligent with what has been entrusted to you. So, no, the point of the parable isn’t “Now go out there and kill everybody who doesn’t agree with you!”, and to read it that way is… Read more »
AstaKask
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So we don’t have to obey the law? The Ten commandments are no longer valid? Murder, lying and thievery is okay nowadays? You can’t have it both ways. Either we have to stone homosexuals, or it’s okay to murder.

HMorris73
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Christians aren’t bound by the Law, but they still have a general obligation to follow Jesus’ teachings, summed up pretty well by “love God and love your neighbor”. Breaking any of the Ten Commandments would go against that.

Digital-Sapien
Guest
Jesus fulfilled the law so we don’t have to. Jesus gave the world 2 commandments when he came, love God and love your neighbors. Hebrews 7 18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. So no. We Christians are not expected to fulfill the Mosaic Law. The law was done away with because it was “weak and useless”. I am sorry to rain on your Christians bashing parade, but you don’t actually know anything about… Read more »
Kaiden
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Haha, Jill and Jade, you two dears are a delight. Hope to see you two do many more projects soon.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

Leeman Kessler – aka Mr. Lovecraft – once participated in a brilliant podcast discussing the Left Behind series. And no, he’s not one of the modern Doom-and-Gloom Dispensationalists. Track it down, if you can; it’s worth a listen.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

Also, now that you’ve covered the major sections of the Bible, if you want to keep going, here’s a few ideas:

(1) early Martyrs.

(2) individual books of the Bible.

AstaKask
Guest

She has said she’d love to do more but she hasn’t got the funds. I’d pay to see her explain how she can worship the God who speaks in 1 Samuel 15:3 or the one Moses represents in Numbers 31:17-18.

AstaKask
Guest

Or she could do the 36 gospels that didn’t make it into the Bible. All of them claim to be inspired… why reject them?

Digital-Sapien
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All those “gospels” are much newer than the ones in the Bible, were not written by actual followers of Christ, and can be demonstrated to be anachronistic or inaccurate. Please tell me which of the false Gospels you feel SHOULD have been included and why. I am of course assuming you have actually read all 36 of the texts you are mentioning. I know you would never be so shallow and petty as to mock peoples faith without knowing what you are talking. I mean, that’s what a bigot and small minded group-thinking douche would do. And you are obviously… Read more »
HMorris73
Guest

Thanks a lot you two, I really enjoyed this series.

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