Just finished a long winded back and forth discussion with a Christian that thinks the OT does not apply to Christianity …My last response..
I’ve been thinking about this discussion since the last exchange. It reminds me so much of what I experienced growing up in a Christian home and attending church. The main thing that turned me off was the games that the ‘leaders’ played when you asked straight forward questions. Most times they feigned higher knowledge, posturing that they had access to higher levels of understanding than the rest, at other times they shifted the ground or would not answer because it wasn’t the ‘right’ question, they would bombard you with questions or just outright ignore your questions. I came to the conclusion as a younger man that they just didn’t know what they were talking about. What these men believed was not on sound and rational footing so they bluffed. When confronted with facts and logical lines of thinking they would fold. I notice the similar elements in my conversation with you.
“Here is the problem. I am not avoiding your question. I am saying you are asking the wrong question.”
??? How is this an honest discussion when you use a phrase like this?
“The old testament is history…period”
This shows complete ignorance of the foundation of Christianity and it’s origins. In the book of Matthew alone there are 102 direct quotes and references to the Old Testament. When the New Testament writers quoted scripture they were not quoting the New Testament, they were quoting from the writings already in circulation…The Old Testament! The very acceptance of Jesus as a savior is that he is from the house of David. At the beginning of the gospels there is a lineage leading back to the house of David, there is a reason for that. http://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/quotes01.cfm#Mat
“Not many people realize this, including Christians, that everything in the Bible is not for everyone, neither everything is good and also that not everything is condoned or that it is a command to follow.”
Under what authority do you have to make this statement? What special knowledge do you have that not only Atheists but other Christians don’t possess? Where and when was this revealed to you?
I answered every one of your questions yet you ducked,dodged and avoided mine, because they weren’t the ‘right’ questions, they were ‘loaded’ or it’s a link posted from another site, etc.
If you are going to invite discussion, open and honest debate please do so because my impression is that you are not doing that, at least not in this discussion.
I submit this comment respectfully and I appreciate the time and thought you put into responding to me.