Paul Manata said...
Steven Carr said:
"CARR: Tim has not read the Bible, where Paul says Christians were persecuted on the issue of circumcision.
Apart from the logical blunder of assuming that if S is persecuted for X, this means that S cannot also be persecuted for Y, Z, etc., Steven Carr has not read his Bible:
Read Acts 4:1-20, e.g.,:
1The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. 4But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
And read Acts ch. 23, e.g.,:
"6Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. I stand on trial because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead." 7When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. 8(The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.)"
And also Acts 17, where Paul is ridiculed by the intellectuals for preaching the resurrection.
So, Steven, you might want to read the Bible before you claim other people haven't. But it's your "rep," I guess.
August 07, 2010 4:36 PM