Is Christianity Biblical?

Is Christianity Biblical?

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yon

Miami Beach, FL

#1 Dec 14, 2013
Question: "What is the Hebrew Roots movement?"

Answer: The premise of the Hebrew Roots movement is the belief that the Church has veered far from the true teachings and Hebrew concepts of the Bible. The movement maintains that Christianity has been indoctrinated with the culture and beliefs of Greek and Roman philosophy and that ultimately biblical Christianity, taught in churches today, has been corrupted with a pagan imitation of the New Testament gospels.

Those of the Hebrew Roots belief hold to the teaching that Christ's death on the cross did not end the Mosaic Covenant, but instead renewed it, expanded its message, and wrote it on the hearts of His true followers. They teach that the understanding of the New Testament can only come from a Hebrew perspective and that the teachings of the Apostle Paul are not understood clearly or taught correctly by Christian pastors today. Many affirm the existence of an original Hebrew-language New Testament and, in some cases, denigrate the existing New Testament text written in Greek. This becomes a subtle attack on the reliability of the text of our Bible. If the Greek text is unreliable and has been corrupted, as is charged by some, the Church no longer has a standard of truth.

Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Hebrew-roots.html...
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#2 Dec 14, 2013
"What do the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Catholics, and the Church of Christ denomination all have in common? They each claim to have THE Way; THE Truth; and THE Life, and that no one gets to heaven without being a part of their organization! Certainly they can't all be right since their individual doctrinal beliefs are diametrically opposed to one another.........."

http://www.chocd.org/

(they all claim to be "Christian" don't they?)
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#3 Dec 15, 2013
The major question becomes, did Messiah and his apostles institute a new religion and when did the early Jewish church start ignoring most if not all of the "Old Testament" that led to the development of the Catholic and her Protestant offshoots version of what we call Christianity?
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#4 Dec 15, 2013
Leviticus 22:32
"Neither shall ye pollute my holy Name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel."

Numbers 6:27
"So they shall put my Name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them."

Does this sound like Gentile Christianity? Especially since there was no "J" in any language until about the 14th century.
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#5 Dec 15, 2013
Was God lying?
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#6 Dec 15, 2013
I think you'll find that's the difference between the'Old Testament' and the 'New Testament'– and the reason "Christianity" isn't mentioned in the Bible per se, is because the Holy Bible isn't about a religion, it's about the PERSON upon whom Christianity is based.Pay if you don't want to believe that's fine, everybody – including God Himself – gives you that right. But don't try to refute it using logic or 'clever' semantics, because you'll lose every time!
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#7 Dec 15, 2013
So are you suggesting that anybody who says they believe in Jesus is following what he and the rest of the Bible teach whether they've read any of it or not?
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#8 Dec 15, 2013
I guess that would mean you could be a complete ignoramus and say you believe and follow the Bible - but you've never read one word of it and have no idea what it says. So if another ignoramus calling themselves Christian were to tell you that Jesus said you must roll a peanut down the street with your nose to be a believer, you'd do it.
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 15, 2013
i believe in God, but the Bible ? not sure. God already existed way before man wrote the Bible around 4th to 10th century.
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#10 Dec 15, 2013
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The two scrolls on display at the Israel Museum

Ketef Hinnom (Hebrew: כָ&#14 68;תֵ& #1507; הִ&#14 97;נו& #1465;ם katef hinom, "shoulder of Hinnom") is an archaeological site southwest of the Old City of Jerusalem, adjacent to St. Andrew's Church, now on the grounds of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.

The site consists of a series of rock-hewn burial chambers based on natural caverns. In 1979 two tiny silver scrolls, inscribed with portions of the well-known apotropaic Priestly Blessing of the Book of Numbers and apparently once used as amulets, were found in one of the burial chambers. The delicate process of unrolling the scrolls while developing a method that would prevent them from disintegrating took three years. They contain what may be the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible, dating from around 600 BCE.
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#11 Dec 16, 2013
ARE YOU PART OF SOME GROUP THAT FITS THE FOLLOWING?

http://www.chocd.org/conclusions.html

The ________ denomination uses four main tactics in debating their pet doctrines. These tactics are generally used by all cultic groups. They are:

1. Change the subject
2. Take scripture out of context
3. Straw man arguments
4. Ad hominem attacks (attacking you instead of the issue)

The way to counter these tactics is very simple: Stay on the subject until you are allowed to make your point! And remember, your opinion is no better than their opinion. Base all of your conclusions on the Final Authority… God's Word!

Are They A Cult?

Years ago the Lord gave us (FQM) an acronym for cults:

C. Claim to be The Only True Christians
U. Unorthodox Extra-biblical Revelation
L. Lying Leaders (History/Doctrine)
T. THE Way (Salvation is found only in their organization)
S. Salvation By Works (obedience to ordinances such as baptism)

As you can see the only area that the ________ denomination doesn't qualify for the title is that they don't have any unorthodox extra-biblical revelation that they would put on par with God's Word. But, they do:

1. Claim to be the Only True Christians
2. Lie about their history, by claiming that they can trace their roots to the day of Pentecost in the second chapter of Acts. They also mislead people about some of their doctrines, by not telling prospective members what they really believe up front (Billy Graham is a deceiver and they are the only "true" Christians so everyone else is going to hell?).
3. They are the one and only true "Body of Christ." No one goes to the Father outside of their denomination!
4. Their salvation occurs the moment they "DO" their part and get baptized. And you must recognize that it is the baptism that remits your sins, or it is of no effect!

My personal relationship with Jesus Christ has been one of great sorrows but even greater joys. Ironically, when I became a member of the _________ denomination, my father's side of the family basically disowned me because they were mostly atheists. But then when I left the _________ denomination, I became the "black sheep of the family" on my mother's side, because they were all from the _______ denomination! But I have never regretted the decision, and I never will. The love, joy and peace that I have found in a personal intimate relationship with Jesus, far surpasses what any list of "DOs and DON'Ts" could ever offer!

Our biggest concern for our brothers and sisters in the _________ denomination is the snare of legalism. The ________ denomination seems to be more concerned with the length of your hair than they are the condition of your heart. They tend to strain gnats and swallow camels. They seem to be more concerned with peripheral things and miss the weightier matters. I have seen _________ denominations that knew some members were molesting members of the church and nothing was done about it, but GOD FORBID if anyone puts up a Christmas tree! There just doesn't seem to be any balance.

The ________ denomination claims to be an exact duplicate of the original New Testament church. When you point out how radically different they really are from the original NT church, they blow it off and say,“That was then, this is now.” Well, then don’t claim to be a duplicate of the early church. Facsimile? Maybe. Duplicate? No way.

The bottom line is........ It's the blood that remits sin, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. Even if baptism was essential, 99% of the protestant church is baptized, so like Hebrews 6 says, let's move on! We baptize every single new believer, just like the Lord told us to. But after the baptism, we teach the new convert to move on to maturity. Why keep looking back at your baptism, when you should be looking forward to Jesus.

Too many churches concentrate on the Body of Christ (the church) instead of its Head. It's all about JESUS!
Seriously

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Dec 16, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
i believe in God, but the Bible ? not sure. God already existed way before man wrote the Bible around 4th to 10th century.
We actually have quite a few articles relating to the KJV in our "Bible Issues" section.

In this section of our site we deal with a variety of issues related to your question. We have an article on the "Translators of the King James Bible" that goes into detail about these men and their qualifications for such a task. We also have articles that delve into other issues of inspiration and preservation. These are fundamental doctrines taught in the Bible and are foundational to Christianity. In 2 Timothy 3:16

we are told that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God." We are also told in 2 Peter 1:21

that scripture does not come from men but rather "holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." To answer your question "who wrote the King James Bible," ultimately God is the writer of the Bible and the one who preserves it for people like you and me until this present day. He only uses men to speak it and write it down, and He also uses men to preserve it. This preservation is promised in variety of places in the Bible. One of the most notable is in Psalm 12.
As it says, he did preserve his word. http://www.learnthebible.org/who-wrote-the-ki...
Follower Of Christ

Tazewell, TN

#14 Dec 16, 2013
The teaching of the Rapture, is heresy and of evil intent to deceive by Satan and his evil demons. It was not what Jesus taught, and it is not what he wants for his people to follow.
‘You have persevered and endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary’(Revelation 2:3).
‘They who endure to the end will be saved’(Matthew 24:13).
This Bible study is about the modern, erroneous rapture teaching and how it ‘leaked’ into the church. We will
also explain the differences between the so-called ‘rapture’ and the true resurrection. Jesus, John and Paul
all used the term ‘resurrection’. Not once did they say ‘rapture’. It is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.
The term ‘rapture’ is more than a misnomer – the teaching is heresy. What is spoken of in the Bible are the
first and second resurrections. We must think logically about this; if Jesus taught us about the First
Resurrection, by logic of language there must be a second resurrection. Jesus was the first to be resurrected
from death and Christians will share in His resurrection, the condition being, we are baptised in water by full
immersion like He was.‘Do you not know that all we who were baptised into Jesus were baptised into His
death? We were buried with Him through baptism to death, and just like Jesus was raised from the dead
through the glory of the Father so we might walk in newness of life, for if we have become united with Him in
the likeness of his death, we will also be part of His resurrection’(Romans 6:3 to 5). Paul said his hope was
in the resurrection of the dead (Acts 23:6) and said,“If by any means I may attain to the resurrection”
(Philippians 3:7 to 21). That means he would do anything to be part of the first resurrection, and he implied
this teaching was for the more mature Christian. Paul taught about the resurrection of the dead – not a
‘rapture’ of the living (Acts 24:15 & 21).
The teaching of the first resurrection is past the elementary stage of the teachings of Jesus and is given to
those that belong to spiritual maturity, and God wants to bring everyone to more advanced teaching – the
teaching of the resurrection (Hebrews 6:1 to 3). Jesus taught about the first resurrection many times, which
amazed people (Matthew 22:23 to 33; Mark 12:18 to 27; Luke 20:27 to 39). Paul was placed on trial because he taught the truth about the first
resurrection (Acts 24:21). In Jesus’ resurrection, He overcame the fear and sting of death and has made us
to be conquerors. Jesus’ death was not futile (1 Corinthians 15:54 to 58). If people would put away the
teaching of the rapture where they think they do not have to do very much for God, and if Christians would
use the word resurrection where God expects a higher level of holiness, then Christians would mature in
God at a very fast pace and we would not have to keep feeding milk to weak carnal Christians. Continued...
Well now

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Dec 16, 2013
There are many good works that one can read on the authority of the King James Bible, and this particular effort offers nothing really new. However, it does attempt to explain the issue in a simple and brief manner for all to understand. Over the years I have learned a great deal about this issue, and I believe that a truth worth learning is a truth worth telling. God used man to preserve his word. Doesn't matter HOW he chose to do it. He just did. Many preachers and teachers across our land talk about "preferring" and "using" the KJV, but I haven't heard them speak much about BELIEVING it. Many prefer it and use it, because that's what their congregations prefer and use, but they do not BELIEVE it to be the infallible words of God. They are taught in college to USE, PREFER, and RECOMMEND the KJV, but they are NOT taught to BELIEVE it. Most "Christian colleges" teach that the King James Bible is only a translation, and that NO translation is infallible. Consequently, the average minister today uses a Book which he doesn't even believe.
Now, I thank God that I don't have that problem. I don't have to play make-believe with anyone about the word of God. I believe it. I believe the King James Bible is the preserved and infallible words of God. It doesn't merely "contain" the word of God: it IS the word of God. I'm absolutely sure of it, and I'd like to give a few reasons why. Here are twelve reasons how I know that the KJV is the word of God:
God Promised to Preserve His Words
Psalm 12:6-7 says, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." Then we read in Psalm 100:5 that ".... his truth endureth to all generations," and Jesus said in John 17:17 that God's WORD is truth.
These words state very clearly that God's preserved word MUST be available to us today, because God PROMISED to preserve it for us. There MUST be an infallible Book somewhere.
You say, "But ALL translations are God's word, not just one." That's impossible, because the various translations contain different readings, and God is not the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:33). Besides, if all of the versions are the word of God, then where are the "corrupt" and "perverted" versions that we are warned about in II Corinthians 2:17 and Jeremiah 23:36? If everyone is innocent, then where are those who are said to be GUILTY of subtracting from and adding to the word of God (Rev. 22:18-19)? God wouldn't have warned us about Bible perversion if it wasn't going to be a reality. According to the scriptures, there must be a single Book that is the word of God, and there must be MANY which are involved in CORRUPTING the word of God.
Now, if the Authorized Version isn't the infallible word of God, then WHAT IS? There has to be a Book somewhere in "all generations" which is God's word; so what book is it? Those who "use" the new versions believe that these are good and reliable translations, but they do NOT believe these to be INFALLIBLE translations. However, I know MANY people who believe the King James Bible to be an infallible Book. Why? Because they know that the One True God has ONE TRUE BOOK. He promised to preserve His words, and we believe that He has done just that. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). If His words didn't pass away, then where are they? I want to read them. There has to be a perfect volume somewhere. I know the King James Bible is the word of God because God promised to preserve His words.
Read lots more proof that the KJV is the word of God. http://www.av1611.org/kjv/knowkjv.html
Well now

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Dec 16, 2013
There are many good works that one can read on the authority of the King James Bible, and this particular effort offers nothing really new. However, it does attempt to explain the issue in a simple and brief manner for all to understand. Over the years I have learned a great deal about this issue, and I believe that a truth worth learning is a truth worth telling. God used man to preserve his word. And being that Satan hates and fights the KJV more than any other book, I am inclined to believe this is the true word of God. Doesn't matter HOW he chose to use man to preserve his word. He did. Many preachers and teachers across our land talk about "preferring" and "using" the KJV, but I haven't heard them speak much about BELIEVING it. Many prefer it and use it, because that's what their congregations prefer and use, but they do not BELIEVE it to be the infallible words of God. They are taught in college to USE, PREFER, and RECOMMEND the KJV, but they are NOT taught to BELIEVE it. Most "Christian colleges" teach that the King James Bible is only a translation, and that NO translation is infallible. Consequently, the average minister today uses a Book which he doesn't even believe.
Now, I thank God that I don't have that problem. I don't have to play make-believe with anyone about the word of God. I believe it. I believe the King James Bible is the preserved and infallible words of God. It doesn't merely "contain" the word of God: it IS the word of God. I'm absolutely sure of it, and I'd like to give a few reasons why. Here are twelve reasons how I know that the KJV is the word of God:
God Promised to Preserve His Words
Psalm 12:6-7 says, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." Then we read in Psalm 100:5 that ".... his truth endureth to all generations," and Jesus said in John 17:17 that God's WORD is truth.
These words state very clearly that God's preserved word MUST be available to us today, because God PROMISED to preserve it for us. There MUST be an infallible Book somewhere.
You say, "But ALL translations are God's word, not just one." That's impossible, because the various translations contain different readings, and God is not the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:33). Besides, if all of the versions are the word of God, then where are the "corrupt" and "perverted" versions that we are warned about in II Corinthians 2:17 and Jeremiah 23:36? If everyone is innocent, then where are those who are said to be GUILTY of subtracting from and adding to the word of God (Rev. 22:18-19)? God wouldn't have warned us about Bible perversion if it wasn't going to be a reality. According to the scriptures, there must be a single Book that is the word of God, and there must be MANY which are involved in CORRUPTING the word of God.
Now, if the Authorized Version isn't the infallible word of God, then WHAT IS? There has to be a Book somewhere in "all generations" which is God's word; so what book is it? Those who "use" the new versions believe that these are good and reliable translations, but they do NOT believe these to be INFALLIBLE translations. However, I know MANY people who believe the King James Bible to be an infallible Book. Why? Because they know that the One True God has ONE TRUE BOOK. He promised to preserve His words, and we believe that He has done just that. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). If His words didn't pass away, then where are they? I want to read them. There has to be a perfect volume somewhere. I know the King James Bible is the word of God because God promised to preserve His words.
Read lots more proof that the KJV is the word of God. http://www.av1611.org/kjv/knowkjv.html
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#18 Dec 16, 2013
If the KJV is infallible and is the literal word of God why do they make new versions like the NKJV? Wouldn't it be like taking the US Constitution and making changes here and there and still call it the Constitution?
yon

Miami Beach, FL

#20 Dec 17, 2013
And even dumber people who can't provide answers.

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