Of course it is complete to a so-called "Christian".....beca use most don't realize there are additional writings about Jesus. And if they did hear about them, they never studied or read them "religiously". Thus, most so-called "Christians" only parrot what they are taught, and most refused to do the research to a depth that would show it is incomplete.<quoted text>
You begin with "It is an incomplete story...."
And this is where you begin wrongly, because to the Christian it is complete.
I doubt this to be true.....considering - still to this day - after 2000+ years of certain individuals doting on it - they still claim things within the Bible as "mysteries".<quoted text>You simply reject it as complete and therefore believe others should think likewise. However, as amply shown by the Christians on this forum, though they may personally question their faith in Christ, and things in the Bible they may not thoroughly understand at any one time, they do eventually, if they persist.
Thus your statement above is false.
That is right - "How Jesus is presented".....just skip on by the canon's external texts to help present him in a certain way, huh?<quoted text>Therefore, the reason for the persistence is that they are complete in Christ as to how He is presented in the Bible.
You do realize you speak just like those men did, right? Trying to persuade, and never once realizing individuality, because individuality is not "universal" or "united in one".....huh?
I wonder what Jesus says about this piece of "clarity"......you will post something by Jesus, right - that says the exact same thing?<quoted text>This is made clear in the Bible in the following passage, Colossians 2:9For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;..."
a. The serpent was evil.....only in "Jewish" and "Christian" eyes it was.<quoted text>So when you imply that someone is not complete because they are not getting the full story, it goes back to the Garden of Eden and the serpent trying to whisper a self-deception is going on and tempt one with eating forbidden fruit.(Don't get the impression that I am saying you are the devil, merely that your modus operandi is familiar and does not work. And that is due to as I have proved one is complete already in Christ.) So your stratagem of approach on an intellectual basis to question one's faith fails, mostly due for this reason, IMHO.
The serpent has been around in symbolism for alot longer than the Bible, and it had various meanings.....one of the most prominent was "a messenger".
If one were to take the Garden of Eden story as symbolic, it would show that the serpent was helping Adam and Eve become knowledgeable.
If they never had eaten of the Tree of Knowledge....to be honest with you - you probably wouldn't have the story you do today.
Let's thank the serpent for showing up, shall we?
No - the non-canonical Jesus is the same as the Bible Jesus. GoThomas clearly shows that in the text - because of the other Apostles listed within the text. Those other Apostles are also shown to have been with Jesus - per the texts within the Bible that you accept.<quoted text>Your question, "Are you afraid of what Jesus taught - that which is not in the canon? Don't give me your reasons, just a direct answer of Yes or No."
No, I am not afraid. Your point again is to imply that something outside of canon is going to contradict what is in cannon, which would make null and void canon. Again one is complete in Christ already....
Are you calling Jesus' Apostles liars? If so, which ones and why?