None of this is any different than what the Koran says - yet you would find it flawed from that source.<quoted text>
Peanut butter cherry picking time lol.
2 Timothy 2:16 ESV /
But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness
"faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).
Jer 6:10 (NIV) "To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it."
Mat 13:12-17 (NIV) "Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. This is why I speak to them in parables:[from Isa 6:9-11]'Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.' In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become callused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
Here's a good one that should make any thinking mind go hm..huh....o0
1 Sam 15:22 (NIV)..."Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings ...as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice..." (Mat 21:28-31)
Psalm 14:1 ESV /
To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart,“There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.
1 Corinthians 5:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
Psalm 91:1 ESV /
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Isn't there a verse somewhere in the good book, that clearly infers that people, no matter the denomination, do best NOT to preach at those who do NOT wish to hear it? Bueller, Bueller anyone?
Such common sense within it's pages sometimes, for those who chose to read and hear it!!
The Bible is self fulfilling, self praising and self supporting. The characters within it profess that their own and each other's statements are unadulterated 'truths'. That cohesion is not the Holy Spirit, it's called "editing."
Yes, there is a verse that says not to preach to those who don't want to hear it. Matt. 7:6. Of course, it's easy for the devout to ignore that. It was just ...what's his name again? Oh, right JESUS, who said it.
Do you actually think that people who do not accept, absorb and regurgitate the fanciful machinations and convolutions invented by the clergy (the real swine) are the ones who:
'Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.'?