Colossians

Jan. 19th, 2011 09:30 pm
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I've realised that Paul's letters are always written to people who have already converted to his religion, reminding them of what he's told them along with answers to things he's been asked (though we don't see their side of the correspondence). Now, obviously these people were convinced of the truth of his preaching when they met him and the other preachers, but that's not the part that the assemblers of the bible decided to show. So, my thinking is that this has not been put together to convince a non-believer but to reassure the already converted. Also, it gets pretty repetitive. I'll try to find something new in this book.

Paul believes that the gospel has been preached in "all creation under heaven" seems unlikely at that time.

Paul doesn't want the newly converted to be deceived through arguments that sound reasonable, the footnote adds that this doesn't mean he's against serious thinking but just the uncritical adoption of a philosophy at odds with a Christian one, I do wonder how critical these new converts were when they converted to Paul's religion though.

Interesting, apparently these converts are to not allow anyone to judge them with respect to the food or drink or feasts they have or Sabbath days. So there should be no judgement on anyone not observing the Sabbath? So, why are we subject to Sunday trading laws in the UK and have Christians moaning that people don't keep Sunday sacred any more?

Ah, that's why certain actors and sportsmen thank God when they win awards and contests, they are to do all their words and deeds in the name of Jesus and give thanks to God.

Date: 2011-01-20 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Praying for you that you will come to know the love of Christ. He loves you more than any human can fathom and all he wants is for you to know and accept his love. It is not about rules and religion. Lots of people misuse His name. But you are not to worry about others. All he wants is for you to know his love! Have a wonderful day!

Interesting

Date: 2011-01-20 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I stumbled upon your blog through youversion.com and instantly became intrigued by this. As a former Atheist I find your journey through the Bible insightful. I brings back memories of myself as I did research into God's word. I will be following along as you read, thank you for you want to go through it, and "gut reactions" to scripture. Feel free to find me on youversion.com under Pastor-Dusty.

God Bless,
Pastor Dusty

Re: Interesting

Date: 2011-01-25 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I can understand that. As an Atheist I prided my self on an open mind and acceptance of others. When I really examined my words and actions I realized I was to almost everyone except Christians, so I decided to have an open mind and do my best to be un-biased. I hope this helps explain who I was a bit.

Pastor Dusty

Sabath

Date: 2011-01-22 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron jones (from livejournal.com)
I am to understand the Sabath actually is on saturday. (I'm a fairly new beleiver) Sunday is important for worshiping God with the 1st part of the week and he'll bless the rest of the week.

I attend the very church that created the U-version Bible. Pastor Craig's lesson wich you can watch at Lifechurch.tv are amazing. That ministry has changed my life. I find your experiment interesting and enjoy the comments I've read thus far. I commented on your proverbs 31 post just a few minutes ago. I wish I had time to read all the way back to where you started in Genesis.
God bless you,
Aaron

Re: Sabath

Date: 2011-01-23 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron jones (from livejournal.com)
http://www.lifechurch.tv/watch/xv If you decide to watch a 30 minute episode watch this one. From 2 weeks ago. I think you might enjoy. It's a powerful lesson.

Re: Sabath

Date: 2011-02-21 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lance gideon (from livejournal.com)
Hello! Just caught on to your blog and happened to stumble upon this particular post. Just though I would help clarify some things for you. The Sabbath day was actually created for man (Mark 2:27) as a spiritual day of rest and was observed originally as marking the completion of creation. After Christ rose on the first day of the week (Sunday), he appeared to the disciples on multiple occasions that day, as well as the first day of the following week. Add to that, as Paul points out in Colossians 2:16,17, the fact that the original Sabbath was a shadow of things to come (Christ's Ministry), but the substance is of Christ. So we now celebrate the gathering of the church on Sunday, as we now find our rest (or Sabbath) in the completed work of Christ's death and resurrection. Sunday now marks the completed work of Christ, whereas Saturday once marked the completed work of creation.

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