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Author Topic:   Is it egotistical to think that a God would die for you?
NoNukes
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Message 4 of 169 (700309)
06-01-2013 8:28 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Greatest I am
05-31-2013 1:09 PM


Is thinking that to believe that God would die for you the epitome of an inflated ego?
If not, what could possibly inflate an ego more than that?
Perhaps it would be more egotistical to believe that God did something personally for you that he did not also do for every single person to ever walk the face of the earth.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree; ‘That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heaven goes.’ Galileo Galilei 1615.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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NoNukes
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Message 61 of 169 (701921)
06-27-2013 4:48 PM
Reply to: Message 54 by Faith
06-27-2013 12:38 PM


Re: The Trinity
Jesus did not inherit the sin nature from the Fall because that is inherited through the father not the mother
Jesus is different from that of everyone else, and I don't have any problem accepting that Jesus was born without sin.
That said, this particular explanation borders on the bizarre. The Bible tells us that Eve sinned, and that women inherited the punishment God assigned to Eve, yet we are to somehow believe that no one inherited any sin from Eve.
And then what about Enoch who was so righteous that he never died? How did he manage that? How did Elijah?
Is there any textual support for your position? Is you position simply one you believe is necessary to support your belief in a simple straight forward mechanism for original sin?
Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree; ‘That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heaven goes.’ Galileo Galilei 1615.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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