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Re: Are you talking about Messianic Jews/Judaizing Christians?
Sun Aug 26, 2018 17:46

Wow, impressive answer. I feel like it's a common theory that something is going on in our world, but no one can place their finger on it, but I could be wrong. It could just be the news now showing things we didn't see before. It still seems that depression is far more prevalent than it was in generations before us. It seems divorce rates have skyrocketed, and I certainly believe the entertainment industry has changed a lot in the last decade. At the same time of all this, the prophecies start happening as well. Like when is God going to come out and be like ok guys, here's the truth about me?

That's interesting regarding the eastern religions. What happened to me definitely does not happen to everyone. My life spiraled downhill so quick, and I tried correcting the areas that I knew were causing problems. When I finally felt like I had everything under control, it all fell apart, and I was in an unbearable amount of emotional pain. Then in an instant, I went from being the saddest person in the world to the happiest person. Everything about myself flipped in that instant as well, and I used the Old Testament of the Bible as a moral compass, and I eventually leveled out.

I don't know about reincarnation, but I certainly come across some people that I feel like I've known in a past life. I can't prove it's not true. I can't prove it's true. What if we're all reincarnations down here right now? Like if the prophecies are true, God may have thrown us a curveball and sent down reincarnations instead of physical angels. I don't know though, I don't think God could do that.

A part of me wonders about Paul. I hate to say it, but what if he was overcompensating because of persecuting so many Christians before God made him blind? It seems that Peter, John, and Paul were the leaders of the "New Covenant" from Acts, and their message almost contradicts some of what Jesus said in Matthew. Then if you compare the Gospel of Matthew to the Gospel of John, it seems that Matthew is more logical. Religion is just confusing, and none of the religions make sense all on their own in my eyes...

  • Both groups exist/existed. Modern Messianic Jews date from about 1965 (Matthew 5:17-20 is not interpreted as replacement theology). Judaizing Christians existed from the 2nd century CE (G of Matthew... more
    • Re: Are you talking about Messianic Jews/Judaizing Christians? — jdfietsam, Sun Aug 26 17:46
      • It isn't easy putting things in context ...Baruch, Thu Aug 30 06:29
        Jewish people in Judea weren't on a different planet from their neighbors. And the trade network reached from Britain to India and even China. Emperor Ashoka in India, sent Buddhist missionaries to... more
        • Only a millennial needs it in contextjdfietsam, Sun Sep 2 05:50
          I should probably research eastern religions more. wait really is tough being religious in this world, because our society is almost completely opposite of what the Bible says is right, but I just... more
          • Ishmael vs Isaac ...Baruch, Sun Sep 2 09:22
            Well in the Arab telling, it was Ishmael who was nearly sacrificed, not Isaac ;-) And in some tellings, Isaac died and was very quickly resurrected by G-d. And in Kabbala there is "gilgul" aka... more
            • Re: Ishmael vs Isaac ...jdfietsam, Sun Sep 2 13:03
              Ok so I feel it that Arabs and Jews both have two different histories, but there's one thing that will the Islam religion, and it's the Book of Isaiah... Islam and Christianity are both prophesied as ... more
              • That way you aren't fooled the the translator's bias. Yes, the Jewish POV is that Christianity and... more
                • I don't know, I didn't feel that it were too judgmental. I loved the Old Testament. That's where I found my best understanding of God. I felt that when I read the Quran, I turned into a very... more
                  • Isaiah ...Baruch, Sun Sep 9 09:00
                    Isaiah is probably two books combined, by different authors. The earlier and the latter. There is a lot there (Ch 53) that rabbis wish wasn't there. Most Jewish people don't read the scriptures, they ... more
                • About me ...Baruch, Thu Sep 6 19:50
                  I love languages and histories. I teach Hebrew to adults. Shalom
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