CB, have you ever studied what Joel wrote and then compared it to what Peter was alleged to have said? Might want to do this before you rely upon anything found in Acts 2.<quoted text>
Notice I lead with "not pointing any fingers" but the very two I was addressing jumped right onto the thread?
Not sure what to do with them.
Their whole "Jesus didn't come to die for our sins" theology is a mockery to the redemptive work of our Lord and Savior.
I sure hope their righteousness proceeds that of the pharisees as I am not sure how else they are going to make it in.
I find comfort in John 3:16 and Acts 2:21. Not sure why they can't.
Might want to do a 'Strong's' search on the word "call" (Gara) as can't call out to God and have God hear you without first seeking righteousness. Your 'call' will fall on deaf ears IF you are not in tune with the words of Jesus and abide in them.
As for Acts 2 itself, when Peter allegedly said what he did about Joel's words, did the end of the world happen on that "great and awesome day of the Lord"? Did you notice a change in the words from Joel and from what Peter alledely said? In Acts. 2:20 Peter allegedly changed Joels words from "Awesome" to "Glorious".
But the thing is, what Peter was to have allegedly said was just not true. Have you ever read the 3rd chapter of Joel to see why? Clearly that alleged event NEVER happened and it was all made up by someone close to Luke--Paul. Jesus did NOT make a mistake by giving the Holy Spirit to the disciples as it says in John 20. You can't have it both ways and that would show that Jesus goofed.
As for John 3:16--why do you refuse to accept all of the chapter 3 in the gospel of John? Huh? Try reading the LAST verse (36) to see that it will do not good just to believe in the name of Jesus IF you do not obey the words of Jesus.
Don't keep playing around with this issue CB--it's deadly for your soul to use your cut and paste theology.