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People introduce new topics in the "muddle of posts." We have separated out Hebrews 10 as another example of THE Restoration Movement which weeded out everything but being A School of the Word. Located Evangelists quickly took the movement captive to PREVENT the common fodder from reading and teaching THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING.
This thread will only be about Hebrews as one of the ALWAYS definition of A School of Christ.
It's evident that Paul, being very wise, did not load up his epistles with pagan mythology. No doubt he knew that focusing on that junk was more suited to bedtime stories and campfire stories than for Christian edification.You will never know how many PAGAN myths He repudiated?
Didn't say that Paul wrote acts: reading 101aaa!Ken, Paul didn't write Acts. You quoted nothing from Paul's own epistles, because Paul doesn't mention the specific name of any pagan god or goddess even once. Paul only occasionally refers generically to "gods" or "idol(s)" or "idolatry" in his epistles, but he definitely does not load up his epistles with that junk:
"god" -- no verses
"gods" (2 verses) -- 1 Cor. 8:5 and Gal. 4:8
"goddess" or "goddesses" -- no verses
"idol" (3 verses) -- 1 Cor. 8:4,7; 1 Cor. 10:19
"idols" (9 verses) -- Rom. 2:22; 1 Cor. 8:1,4,10; 1 Cor. 10:19,28; 1 Cor. 12:2; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Thess. 1:9
"idolatry" (3 verses) -- 1 Cor. 10:14; Gal. 5:20; Col. 3:5
Out of all the verses in Paul's own epistles, he refers to gods, idol(s), and idolatry in only 17 verses.
Let's try to emulate Paul by keeping references to pagan mythology to a minimum, since they do not enhance Christian edification.
By now you should know that I always use RED to quote enough so that people can understand whom I am answering. If this is putting strains on your MEDS I will try to fix it.Ken,
If you are going to quote me then have the good sense that God gave you (what little you have left) and use it to separate OUT what I am saying from what YOU are saying. I do NOT want anyone to confuse what I say with the ravings of a lunatic. Several posts up you DID NOT put quotations around what I SAID, and then you immediately started your twisted rant after my statement. YOU KNOW BETTER and have been told time and time again. You don't have to agree with what I say but what I say is important to me. You KNOW English grammar....I am demanding that you use it when you post my statements.
Here is what you posted
That is also not right for you to put quotation marks around 'singing their own songs out of their own spirit' because Paul never said that.....Ken did. You don't need to put quotations around your own interpretation. Mocking is not manly! Mocking indeed in the Bible includes playing musical instruments as they musically mocked Jesus too the cross.
Here is what you SHOULD HAVE posted.
Dave said "That is also not right for you to put quotation marks around 'singing their own songs out of their own spirit' because Paul never said that.....Ken did. You don't need to put quotations around your own interpretation."
Mocking is not manly! Mocking indeed in the Bible includes playing musical instruments as they musically mocked Jesus too the cross.
Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,No, you didn't say that Paul wrote Acts. When I said that Paul never mentioned the specific name of any pagan deity in his epistles, you quoted passages with names of pagan deities from Acts, as though Paul had written those passages. Just to remind you, Acts is not one of Paul's epistles. You might try a little of that Reading 101 yourself.
Again, please keep your posts about pagan mythology to a minimum.