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NOTR - Islam, Marcion & The Bible - 2.2.17


Chris discusses the heresy of the ancient Gnostic teacher, Marcion -- who believed that the God of the Old Testament was somehow different from the God of the New Testament.  Are there elements of this teaching at work in the Western world today?  And does it affect how the Christian world handles the current problems with Islam and its steady invasion of the West?  What does the New Testament itself tell us about how we should understand the writings of Moses and the prophets?

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Reader Comments (2)

1)My personal enemies and God's enemies are two different things 2)Soldiers weren't told by Christ to lay down their arms 3)Romans 13 gives just magistrates permission to uphold the moral law with the sword, if necessary. 4)Once Christ was ascended purchasing a sword was encouraged 5)Protecting ones' family was expected as a part of provision There is a difference between a "martyr complex" and a "martyr spirit". The church/state combo in the Middle Ages should never have allowed for an hierarchical church authority, whether pope or John Calvin, to kill heretics, but to shun/separate from them until/unless there was repentance. After a reasonable time period Paul states that an heretic after the second admonition was to be rejected. The complete slaughters that God ordered in the OT were mainly against demonic/human hybrids...giants and those peoples occupying the land He'd promised during the time of the Judges. The question remains is ...Will we face the same challenge in our day as we approach the the timing of the Parousia and the demonic hordes/hybrids prophesied at the end of the Age?

February 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Great show, Chris! If anyone's interested, I have a couple videos supporting the main topics in this episode. The first goes over New Testament passages talking about how important the Old Testament is:
What Does the New Testament Say About the Old Testament? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl7aKxEC1E8
And here's one addressing God's consistent character in both testaments:
The Character of God - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXz93O9NXUQ

February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHenry Thrun

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