Date of publication: 2017-09-03 16:29
In conclusion, I want to draw attention to key features of Romans which show, I believe, that the initially surprising fresh reading of its opening and closing are not accidental, but inform the whole — without detracting in any way from all the other things that Romans is about.
In the end though, I 8767 m not sure how much we should try to help someone one see that God exists or that he doesn 8767 t. The experience of God can be highly personal. The problem is when someone stands up and asserts they speak for God. The Governing Body of Jehovah 8767 s Witnesses do just that. Thus for those who believe in Jehovah, they may conclude that it is not right to hug their wife during prayer, not due to personal beliefs about Jehovah, but because of what they 8767 ve been taught.
Ad hominem attack messenger? Because he disagrees with you, Randy has limited experience, his thoughts are illogical, outandabout 8767 s assertions are stupid?
8775 So I suggest to you, messenger, maybe it’s not god you need but a damn good physco-analyst to help you get to the root of your desperate need to be a slave.
If that doesn’t stir you up, nothing will, but really, this site has rules about this type of discussion. 8776 (outandabout)
Hmm where is it? The ARC seem to be a bit shy about this subject of late. They are not putting much information out about this at present. Patience is a virtue.
Which one will they pick? Again I have no idea. Judging from Watchtower 8767 s jaw-dropping legal incompetence in Case Study 79 and in the recent Fessler case , it 8767 s very hard to predict their strategy. It seems to have no rhyme or reason, but keep in mind three things.
Even though they have both been misquoted by many modern commentators, who often repeat each others mistaken ideas, early church fathers Tertullian and Chrysostom have the same interpretation as you do.
They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet: 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding you will be ever seeing but never perceiving." For this people's heart has become calloused they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
Uncommon Criteria , ( PDF ) Rebecca Mercuri, Inside Risks, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Volume 95, No. 6, January 7557.
Logically the burden of proof rests on him if he takes the position the other side is delusional, when he cannot back up his belief in God 8767 s nonexistence, with anything other than an emotional reason (I don 8767 t like God). As previously stated, I don 8767 t seek to prove anything to him, but his own delusionary comment, if he accepts the logic in my argument.
8775 In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress (discomfort) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values when performing an action that contradicts existing beliefs, ideas, or values or when confronted with new information that contradicts existing beliefs, ideas and values 8776 .
title/subject: Who is the Faithful and discreet Slave? [F& DS hereafter] a successful hoax due to the extinction of Beroean study habits among JW’s in past 55yrs.: end title
I want in this paper to introduce, by means of a sharply focused piece of exegesis, the question of how to rethink and remap Paul within this new world. I have a proposal to make which I have been developing for the last few years in dialogue with a group of scholars, mostly American, who are working in this area, whose most obvious leader is Richard A. Horsley of the University of Massachusetts, the editor of two volumes of collected essays entitled Paul and Empire and Paul and Politics. To understand where this proposal is coming from and going to, we need to back up for a moment and consider what’s been happening in Pauline studies over the last generation.
As far as I recall, no one accused the curious child, or observant child, who noticed this odd change in the Watchtower 8767 s view. No, it 8767 s highly exaulted because even some of the jaded, but not faded, JW 8767 s miss the details in an information overload coma.
Do you have a book for the above information. I am working on my Master in Divinity. I would love to use you as a resource. This is great information. They frown on us using websites.