this user is offline now  gacaputo
Send message

Gender: Male
Age: 77 Years

Country: United States

Signup Date: 03/03/2009

  Religion & Philosophy

February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002

Who Gives Kudos:
SRCrosby (2)


12:58 PM   [24 Jan 2012 | Tuesday]


The Bible is made up of two parts, the Old Testament, and the New Testament !!! The Jews use only the Old Testament, but Christians use both Old and New Testaments. Now, this seems simple enough, but for some reason, Christians put little or no importance to the Old Testament. Many are told to read it once and then concentrate their studies on the New, and this is very poor advice. If a person were to be asked what happened when Jesus died, most would tell you that He took our sins upon Himself and we are therefore forgiven all of our sins, past present and future. This is very true, but it is only a small but tremendously important part of what took place upon the death of Jesus. Many other important aspects of our lives changed also, and some extremely important. Jesus is called “The Redeemer”, but few understand exactly what that means.  The atoning death of Jesus also redeemed us from all aspects of the Laws and the Commandments that were given by God to Moses and were to be upheld in order to achieve salvation.

We must realize that the New Testament is based totally upon the Old Testament and without knowledge of Old Testament teaching, we cannot fully understand quite a lot of the lessons given in the New Testament. It is also rather helpful to know from what we were redeemed. Old Testament scripture is referenced throughout the New Testament and without knowing to what the reference reflects, it is impossible to totally understand the lesson that is being given. The Bible is not an easy Book to understand. The levels of deeper understand of an obvious teaching are endless. This is one of the miraculous aspects of the Book and without the assistance of the Spirit, it is almost impossible to grasp any deeper meaning and we lose the incredible elements of this document. We must keep in mind however, that we do not get any help from the Sprit until we become children of God…

But, now let us examine one of the reasons that God was so distressed with His people. There were about one hundred and twenty three original Laws given to Moses by God. At the time of Jesus, man had added over eight hundred more Laws and those are the ones by which they lived. The Jewish lawyers had changed certain aspects of the Laws of God for various purposes and made it easier for them to theoretically keep the Law. Obviously this is a ridiculous notion and that is why Jesus chided with the Temple leaders and Priests. We can learn from this and it is an important lesson, and one we take very seriously… Oh really !!!

Today, we have literally hundreds of different denominations of Christianity and why is this true ? Because, at some point, certain people made changes to the Words of God to suit their agendas. Does this sound familiar ? Well, it should because it is exactly what the Jews did that angered God so much. It is foolish to believe that God now accepts man changing His words, especially when He warns us that changing a single word will remove the name of such people from The Book of Life…

Now, this practice has not stopped. It still goes on today mostly to be politically correct or to go along with current thinking and moral behavior. Again, it would be ridiculous to think that God accepts these changes and that the people that practice these new rules are fine with Him. Every denomination has changed certain parts of the doctrine within the Bible. Some have altered a little, but many have changed it to the point where we can hardly call these people Christians. It is obvious that we, as humans, have no right to change a single word of the Bible without fear of grave consequences. Now, here is the warning:

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

This seems fairly conclusive, but we may as well add another warning that may be appropriate…

Revelation 22:18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

- 1 Comments - 2 Kudos - Add comment 

SRCrosby | Mon Mar 05, 2012, 01:03

this user is offline now

I very much enjoyed your post. I read your profile as well, and I must say...Sean Connery never made a bad movie...the terrorist was not one of my favorites. I however LOVED him in his only Hitchcock Film "Marnie". I read somewhere that he was asked to be cast in North by Northwest and declined. I also read that Jimmy Stewart as was asked as well... myself? I could not picture anyone other than my favorite actor Cary Grant playing the role of Roger Thronhill. I am about to put up a post and would be curious for your input on it as I can see you are no challenged from a theological stance at all (which is refreshing). I am uncertain of your denomination (Perhaps you do not have one). I myself am Opus Dei / Roman Catholic. I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Lutheran and then went back home. During my times as an infactry recon marine in the gulf...I read the muslim was an interesting read in itself I suppose. My post is going to focus on something lone before the hellensitic period and while most will write it off....perhaps you will have some input and insight as well.

Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.