[Linux4christians] Ex-Muslim's college speech disrupted by arson.
d.kuntadi at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 01:22:14 EST 2009
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:
> True, but one of the first steps in giving a sympathetic reading
> (which is what we generally should do, with any text) is to assume the
> author does not contradict himself. E.g. both Numbers (33.52) and the rest
> of the Pentateuch (Ex. 20.4, etc.) prohibit and seek to destroy idols. If
> you assume Moses or the editor of the Pentateuch (depending on your
> preferred theory of its origins) wrote these different passages, you should
> assume that Numbers 20 doesn't blatantly contradict the overall direction of
> the text.
It did not. Moses understanding about worshiping idol is when we bow
down or server it. Look at it while asking a mirecle form it is not
considered worshipping it at that time:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them
> Why did Jesus have us eat the bread and drink the cup? We need
> visible signs of God's actions at times. But, do you worship the Lord's
Does eat bread and drink the cup cure you from any disease?
> I don't see any precedent for the word translated "look" to be
> understood as worship in Hebrew. Rather, it has to do with... looking at
> something intently. Now, I look at a lot of things intently without
> worshipping them.
You do not even need to look at money to worship it. And yet, without
looking, without bowing, without serving the money, we could worship
money. But if we put our trust in money, then, we ARE worshiping it
aren't we? And those people put their trust on the serpent brass to
cure them by looking at it.
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