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  1. Aside from the nonsense that Jews are a race (it's a religion), consider what the OT says: Isaiah 56:3a, "Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely separate me from his people.” Everybody who has faith in God is the chosen people. And, no one without faith in God is a member of the chosen people. No, they didn't feel they had a right... God told them to, because the Canaanite population was exceeding wicked and cruel. And, God gave them life so it was his to take away, and it was an act of kindness for all the innocent on whom the Canaanites would have preyed on.
  2. There are people who view God as utterly racist ( dispies), but God is not racist. Faithful followers of God are the Apple of God's eye, the chosen people. As with Christians today, you can't be saved simply by being baptized, in the OT you couldn't be the Chosen People simply by the first birth. When Israel was not faithful, God said to the whole kingdom "You are not my people and I am not your God". When the Israelites worshiped a golden calf in the desert, God said they are not his children, and he barred them from the Promised Land (symbolic of the home of His people). False teachers refuse to distinguish between faithful and unfaithful Israelites, and what God said of each of them. False teachers also refuse to acknowledge that ancient Israel was made up of all races, a mixed multitude, according to the Bible. When the slaves were freedom from Egypt, Moses didn't check genealogies of those he led out. When someone converted to the religion of Abraham and chose to follow the Law of Moses, "becoming a Jew", they were as much the apple of God's eye as anyone else. Then there's what the NT teaches, just in case the OT isn't clear enough.
  3. Yes, and if we were raised speaking good English, we'd have trouble speaking bad English.
  4. Men shouldn't be emoting sissies. Real men don't cry, except in the most exceptional of circumstances.
  5. You posted on a hill and I think all your posts just slid down to the bottom of the hill and landed on top of each other. Just give me the page numbers with the answers and I'll look them up myself.
  6. How about homosexual teens getting pregnant (or causing pregnancy) far more often that heterosexual teens?
  7. God's plan? Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. Liberals have redefined "rights" and "freedom" to mean the government taking away the rights and freedom of the people. For example, homosexual "rights" means the government forcing cake bakers out of business if the cake bakers don't want to bake SSM cakes. What about he cake baker's rights in his own business to not produce what he doesn't want to produce? Or is it that "homophobes shouldn't have rights" or "free speech only applies to speech I agree with." Only in the backward mind of a Liberal does freedom come from the government. What do think homosexuals are announcing when they get "married", that they're going to share the rent (something they could easily and freely do without the government)? All sin is in the heart. You can't separate the action from the person. The Bible calls homosexuality a "dishonorable passion", the passion itself is dishonorable.
  8. Given the time Moses lived, I'm assuming early Hebrew, even though there's a number of OT books and fragments in middle-Hebrew. Copyists would have kept up with the changing characters. Every NT quote, probably in every manuscript, of an OT verse that contains the tetragram, no form of the tetragram is used. These are probably LXX quotes originating in the first century, which predates nearly every LXX fragment we have that might use the tetragram in some form. And, really, aren't there just some LXX fragments that use the tetragram, and how did those copyists handle the tetragram most of the time? There are thousands of copies and fragments of the LXX where the tetragram is nowhere to be found.
  9. Moses didn't use those letters, for sure. Moses probably wrote: [ATTACH=CONFIG]n11802[/ATTACH] Man hands up - tent peg - man hands up - arm with closed hand I'm open to the possibility that God doesn't have a proper name, other than Jesus. The tetragram may just be one of many titles for God. Anyway, I believe Christians should follow the example of the Hebrew translators of the LXX and all the writers of the NT and not use any form of the tetragram, which we really have no idea how to pronounce, anyway. The LXX typically translates it Lord. This is also the choice of good modern translations, like the ESV and NASB. Not a single decent translation uses "Yahweh".
  10. [insert diplomatic fluff] No. Those gifts were bestowed through laying on of hands of the Apostles, and they ended with the end of the Apostolic age. We no longer need tongues as we have Christians who speak the languages of the world. We no longer need prophesy as the canon of the Bible is closed.
  11. No. Jesus said except for adultery. Certainly God never intended for his people to rationalize sin. Hard-hearted is a biblical reference to wicked and lost people. True dat.
  12. Divorce isn't allowed, at least regarding the spouse who leaves a marriage through unfaithfulness or abandonment. Every divorce involves at least one party acting immorally. Liberals often bring up divorce on the topic of SSM. Maybe a diversion, but also an attempt to paint critics of homosexual conduct as hypocrites. I've often heard them say that heterosexuals have messed up marriage all on their own and so shouldn't criticize SSM. But, dealing with one problem does't preclude dealing with another problem. And, I've never heard of anyone (cake bakers, etc.) being fined (and forced to submit or go out of business) for refusing to take part in a divorce. Potentially half of all divorced people are innocent victims, but no one in SSM is innocent. I do strongly criticize divorce and churches that promote divorce (like non-denominational cults). No one has redefined the meaning of divorce to accomodate deviant behavior. No one takes pride in being divorced, per se. Divorce is an evil, as I'll say when the topic is divorce.
  13. Liberalism is for the people like a dog owner is for a dog. Lusting = the desire to have sexual relations = adultery in the heart. Other than the target of attraction, and often not even that, homosexuality and pedophilia are exactly the same. Both claim to be born that way, both are perverted, etc.
  14. Condemning others for their feelings and beliefs is part of the essence of Liberalism. That's why they cry "you're a bigot"... "you're racist"... when you say you want tax cuts or color-blind justice. Pedophiles are roundly condemned just for being attracted to someone. The law makes your feelings a central part of every criminal trial. Bruce Jenner killed someone with his car (maybe his dress snagged the brake peddle) but because his intent, his feelings, wasn't to kill someone, he wasn't charged with any crime. Hate-crime laws are designed specifically to punish people for their feelings and beliefs, they just need an action to kick in. Jesus said to look at a woman with lust is adultery, because sin is really what's in side, not what's outside. Indeed, doesn't all our sins start with our feelings, such as attraction to money?
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