Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against Church?

Apr 27, 2009 | Posted by: SongBookz | Full story: news.yahoo.com

The trouble they see is not just an America where general support for gay marriage will have driven a wedge between churches and the world, but between churches themselves.

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I really do not believe that there is any evidence that Jesus spoke Greek.
I believe he must've been fluent in Greek because he lived in teh Roman Empire, conversed with Romans such as Pilate, and the centurion, and the language of the empire was Greek.

I was doubting he was fluent in Hebrew because teh Septuagint, which predates his time, was written in Greek.

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You're simply groping.
Oh. I see. That's a brilliant answer to my questions. See, I foolishly expected you to, oh, I don't know, respond to them with some form of explanation. But, I suppose a wholesale dismissal of things for which you have no response prepared is another thing you could do. Good for you, champ.

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Well, since Jesus read from the scriptues in th etemple, I always assumed that he was fluent in Hebrew. I forgot that the Septuagint was Greek adn was in use then. So possibly that is what he was reading and preaching from, and not a Hebrew text ?
(I also read that some time ago they found an ancient sign that when translated read "Jesus Of Nazareth's Carpentry & Discount Furniture Shop. WHOLESALE To The Public".
lol.....^

About four centuries separate the last book of the OT and Matthew.
In 400 years of a people of a specific nationality suffering assimilation as the Israelites did, it's easy to understand how a mother tongue could be lost and or corrupted by other languages.
We have evidence of this in our time. Consider the difference between English spoke and written 400 years ago to how it's written and spoken now. We have Indian tribes that have totally lost their original dialects their ancestors used for who knows how long since England came here in the late 1600s.
I think Greek was the popular tongue and if Hebrew existed, it existed in a corrupt way from the influences of other languages. I am sure that maybe somewhere original Hebrew was around but in small circles of Jews. Since coming out of bondage for the umpteenth time prior to Jesus's birth, the one sure way they would have had a knowledge of original Hebrew writing(not the spoken language)would have come from discovering ancient Jewish writings as we discover them today.

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<quoted text>Oh dear god..... do you even know what Aramaic is?
Apparently you don't since you asked the question.
The Aramaic language is not the Hebrew language.
And the Hebrew language is not the Aramaic language.
Not withstanding that the two languages evolved around each other, they are distinctly written and spoken differently.
Now if you wish to discuss what is called Hebrew Aramaic Peshitta just say so.
Are you better informed now?

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lol.....^
About four centuries separate the last book of the OT and Matthew.
In 400 years of a people of a specific nationality suffering assimilation as the Israelites did, it's easy to understand how a mother tongue could be lost and or corrupted by other languages.
We have evidence of this in our time. Consider the difference between English spoke and written 400 years ago to how it's written and spoken now. We have Indian tribes that have totally lost their original dialects their ancestors used for who knows how long since England came here in the late 1600s.
I think Greek was the popular tongue and if Hebrew existed, it existed in a corrupt way from the influences of other languages. I am sure that maybe somewhere original Hebrew was around but in small circles of Jews. Since coming out of bondage for the umpteenth time prior to Jesus's birth, the one sure way they would have had a knowledge of original Hebrew writing(not the spoken language)would have come from discovering ancient Jewish writings as we discover them today.
Just consider English as spoken pre-web & post-web. LOL

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Religious ministers when performing civil marriages on behalf of the government will be required NOT to discriminate. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, and if they don't like it they can stick to religious ceremonies.
Sounds fair to me.
lol...I have nothing against it. Just kind of amusing that the government had been allowing it to take place and it was like they had one of those "light bulb moments", and realized they had set their own discriminatory laws in place after setting non-discrimination laws in place.

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Religious ministers when performing civil marriages on behalf of the government will be required NOT to discriminate. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, and if they don't like it they can stick to religious ceremonies.
Sounds fair to me.
Not to side track, but as an yank I'm partial to Lethbridge and Waterton lakes park. Don't understand it at all but I loved listening to French being spoken, especially by the older men folk at cafe's who would smile, nodding their heads towards my crowd and debase us in French as an obvious American while laughing lol.
Canada has some really beautiful country.

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Jews read from the Torah.... the scroll written in Hebrew, not from the Greek Septuagint.
Can I politely suggest you (and any one else of a curious nature) go to the following informative link of this issue...
http://www.reflectingonjudaism.com/content/wa...

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I always assumed that Christ was tri-lingual because the language of teh average Jew was Aramaic, and he spoke to Pilate, and the centurion, and other Romans, so he must've spoken Greek, and sicne he preached in teh temple and conversed with Jewish priests, I asumed he also was fluent in Hebrew. But I forgot that the Septuagint was in Greek, which now makes me wonder if he was fluent in Hebrew at all. What do you think ?
The centurions probably spoke Latin so let's add that. He was known to preach in the Temple from the Torah scrolls. Prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are almost exclusevely in Hebrew and Aramaic, no contemporary examples were known to exist.. Since there are several instances of Jesus words being translated from Aramaic, this is most likely his native tongue.

According to John the Evangelist, Pilate ordered the inscription on the Cross read 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews' in Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

What we gather from this is that Jesus was indeed well educated which is a bit counterintuitive for a carpenter's son in the first century.

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The centurions probably spoke Latin so let's add that. He was known to preach in the Temple from the Torah scrolls. Prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are almost exclusevely in Hebrew and Aramaic, no contemporary examples were known to exist.. Since there are several instances of Jesus words being translated from Aramaic, this is most likely his native tongue.
According to John the Evangelist, Pilate ordered the inscription on the Cross read 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews' in Hebrew, Greek and Latin.
What we gather from this is that Jesus was indeed well educated which is a bit counterintuitive for a carpenter's son in the first century.
I have read that he was NOT a carpenter as a more accurate translation of the worde describing his occupation is "builder", indicating that he was probably a mason. And he did use rock and stone a lot as analogies, rather than wood, so I think teh people who claim he was a mason rather than a carpenter are probably correct. One uses analogies with things that are familiar, rather than unfamiliar.

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No disagreement. But to just casually dismiss books attached to a person in the Bible because someone don't like what they said, there is no wisdom there.
Which are those?

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True. But all of the NT books are copies of copies with unknown original dates and unknown writers of the copies of copies.
So theoretically because there is so much missing evidence of 'who and when' of book authorship, all of the NT could be chucked up to being pseudepigraphic.
Mostly, it is.

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It depended what part of the Roman Empire you were in. Latin came to dominate most of the European parts of the Empire except the Balkans south of modern Romania. Greek dominated in the Balkans and much of the Middle East, where Aramaic was also widespread and important. In Egypt Greek and Coptic were dominant and North Africa there was a mixture of Latin, Greek, Punic and Berber. In Britain it was a mixture of Latin and Brythonic (the ancestor of Welsh).
Latin was the official and imperial language, although Greek was used officially too, especially in the East.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_language_did_t...
The official language of Rome, spoken by the patricians and ruling class, was Classical Greek. Latin was referred to as "the vulgar tongue".

Yeshua spoke the Galilean dialect of Hebrew-Aramaic, was a master of classical Hebrew, and was conversant in Koine, the lingua franca of the Eastern Empire.

Classical Hebrew was almost a dead language, even among religious types. Most only knew memorized passages, much like Roman Catholics knew Latin before Vatican II.

Consider this passage ...

Mark 15:33-35

33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice,“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”(which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said,“Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

The phrase “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” is the opening phrase of Psalm 22 ... in classical HEBREW.

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Which are those?
People feel/say the writings attributed to Paul shouldn't be counted as canon because of the lack of proof they were of Paul's writings.
But the same logic can be had for every book in the entire Bible.

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I really do not believe that there is any evidence that Jesus spoke Greek.
I never heard he did either.

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People feel/say the writings attributed to Paul shouldn't be counted as canon because of the lack of proof they were of Paul's writings.
But the same logic can be had for every book in the entire Bible.
If I am not mistaken, Canon simply means that a group of individuals or 5th century church leaders, made an arbitrary decision about which books to include in the Bible.

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People feel/say the writings attributed to Paul shouldn't be counted as canon because of the lack of proof they were of Paul's writings.
But the same logic can be had for every book in the entire Bible.
My objections to Saul are based upon those of his writings which DO seem to be his, and upon their content (and that of his character).

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Jews read from the Torah.... the scroll written in Hebrew, not from the Greek Septuagint.
Saul apparently never did. All his citations of the classic texts are identifiably from the Septuagint. It marks his diaspora education.

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<quoted text>No, I thought that all gays were born with the same attraction that dogs and animals have.
Perhaps you should ask your pet dog how its attraction to the same sex dog came to be?
Let us know what it tell you :0))
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