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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #111)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:14 PM

119. Sheesh. Seriously?

 

Nowhere did I claim you said that. I ASKED whether that or the alternative was an accurate statement of your position and gave you a chance to clarify. Sorry if that elementary little distinction escaped you.

As far as "cherry picking" goes, since you made every statement under your name in this thread, the only reason you'd object to my picking out a certain one to question you on is if you're contradicting yourself all over the place and know it. If everything you've said here is true and logically consistent, then it wouldn't matter which one we're talking about, now would it?

And now that you're on record as saying that people don't need to do EVERYTHING that Jesus did to qualify as "true" Christians, but only some of them, the questions stands: Which ones? Who gets to decide which of the things Jesus said or commanded others to do are necessary for being a Christian and which are not?

Did Jesus not say "whoever loses his life for my sake will save it"? Did he not say "I come not to bring peace, but a sword"? Did he not praise someone for spending a lot of money on anointing oil instead of giving it to the poor? Did he not say that his followers should have no home? Did he not say that his followers should leave their dead unburied?

You want to play scripture quoting to prove that Jesus only commanded good stuff? Things that all of the people you consider "true" Christians adhere to? Bring it on. I can go all night. And if you want to be an intellectual pinata, I'm fine with that too. Just don't worry my ears with constant refrains of "He was only speaking metaphorically!!" You'll have lost any claim to an "objective standard" and be back to NTS garbage.

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