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Posted by Richard Ruquist on October 28, 2003 13:45:59 UTC

and my computer just as I was in the midst of examining Galatians 3. Act of God, you say???

But first let me remind you that Christianity did not exist until after Christ died. That makes your first comments about dichotomy rather foolish. But I find Galatians to be even more fooloish. Let's look:

Gal.3
[1]
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

***He announces he is about to say something foolish***

[2] Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?

****Your quote from Proverbs answers this****

[3] Are you so foolish? Having begun with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh?
[4] Did you experience so many things in vain? -- if it really is in vain.
[5] Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
[6]
Thus Abraham "believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
[7] So you see that it is men of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
[8] And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you shall all the nations be blessed."

****This is just plain silly. Paul is saying that Gentiles of faith are the sons of Abraham, and not the Jews****

[9] So then, those who are men of faith are blessed with Abraham who had faith.
[10] For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be every one who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, and do them."


****This is the most twisted thing Paul ever said. He takes the words of Jesus that you have to keep all the law of moases and turns them into a curse*****

[11] Now it is evident that no man is justified before God by the law; for "He who through faith is righteous shall live";
[12] but the law does not rest on faith, for "He who does them shall live by them."
[13] Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us -- for it is written, "Cursed be every one who hangs on a tree" --
[14] that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
[15] To give a human example, brethren: no one annuls even a man's will, or adds to it, once it has been ratified.
[16] Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, "And to offsprings," referring to many; but, referring to one, "And to your offspring," which is Christ.

****So here Paul is saying that Christ was the only offspring of Abraham, completely contradicting Genesis and the word of God. I now despise Paul more than ever****

[17] This is what I mean: the law, which came four hundred and thirty years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void.
[18] For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no longer by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

****God did not promise salvation and afterlife to Abraham. Paul is mixing things up here. God promised things of the flesh like food and progeny to Abraham****

[19] Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained by angels through an intermediary.

****Here Paul is saying that God did not write the ten commandments or even speak to Moses. So Paul is saying the Old testament is not the word of God. Don't you think that is blasphemy?****

[20] Now an intermediary implies more than one; but God is one.
[21] Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not; for if a law had been given which could make alive, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.
[22] But the scripture consigned all things to sin, that what was promised to faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
[23] Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.

****Proverbs points out faith as you pointed out to me. So faith in god and love of god existed before Christ. Jesus even said so****


[24] So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.
[25] But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian;
[26] for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

****Christ made it clear that you become sons of god by forgiving your enemy***

[27] For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
[28] There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
[29] And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

****You can have the promise of God to Abraham to make nations of him. I will take the salvation of Jesus instead****


Have to sign off before another sunspot

Love

Richard

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