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Response to macacawitz (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:07 AM

6. These people who call themselves Christians are conflating the easy to understand

vengeance of the Old Testament God with and therefor changing the Christ into an Old Testament Deity.

I understand completely the ideas of the Old Testament. Life was harsh, brutal even and that was how they viewed their god.

Think about it. To get away from the Egyptians, the Hebrew slaves had to do all these things to prove their loyalty to the God. And since human people who took leadership it was through brutality and punishment. It's no wonder the god they worshiped would be the same.

Jesus came along with a new convent that called for sacrifice through the symbolic ingesting of god through communion which really means god's spirit is within you and not in the world about you.

So now, 2000 plus years later, men like Huckabee don't trust the Jesus of the New Testament and believe in the vengeful god of the Old Testament.

It's hard to be a true Christian because you have to surrender the old way of thinking and strike out to live your life in the service of the good.

For the fire and brimstone crowd, it is so hard to grasp the concept that it is up to you as an individual to be the keeper of your own salvation.

At least that is what I take from it.

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