Be careful what you ask for! LOL<quoted text>
Bonsoir Skombolis, Sora and I enjoy speaking with you very much so we feel you are a credit te Christian faith. Speak to us to your hearts content if you so wish we shall not stop you ideas are free enterprise after all and we exist to learn and to grow. Bonne nuit mon ami.
Just kidding, I appreciate the kind words and the encouragement to engage in discussion and I love talking to people whose intention going in is to learn and grow. It is mine as well as I said prior I have no loyalty to my beliefs so far as them being "my" beliefs. That means nothing to me if what I believe isn't right. I want to go wherever the truth leads.
IMO there is some confusion at times over the teachings of Christ and did they apply to Gentiles. I know you and i are in agreement on that but wanted to leave you with this is the Roman soldier would be considered a Gentile. Also note what he says about some of the subjects of the Kingdom.
The Faith of the Centurion
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said,“my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
7 Jesus said to him,“Shall I come and heal him?”
8 The centurion replied,“Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one,‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one,‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant,‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him,“Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion,“Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.