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Submitted by jeffreyb (United States), Feb 25, 2006 at 16:13

1. Why does everyone in the Bible 'consistently' refer to Jesus as 'The Son of God' while Jesus 'consistantly' refers to Himself as 'The Son of Man'?

(example) Luke 22:64-69
When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their council, and they said, "If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I ask you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God." And they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, "YOU SAY THAT I AM." And they said, "What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips."

2. Why does everyone in the Bible keep referring to The Father the Son and the Holy Spirit as separate entities while the church claims they are all 'God' (Holy Trinity)?

(example) Acts 11:15-18
As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, `John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?" When they heard this they were silenced. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance unto life."

For the record... I am not pointing out any contradictions in the Bible, as I don't believe there are any, but rather bringing to light the contradictions in the way the Bible is interpreted by the church and why they are in error... ;)


Mohammed a false Prophet?

Bible) I John 4:1-3
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already.

Qur'an) III THE HOUSE OF IMRAN 3:40
And when the angels said, 'Mary, God has chosen thee, and purified thee; He has chosen thee above all women. Mary; be obedient to thy Lord, prostrating and bowing before Him.' (That is of the tidings of the Unseen, that We reveal to thee; for thou wast not with them, when they were casting quills which of them should have charge of Mary; thou wast not with them, when they were disputing.) When the angels said, 'Mary, God gives thee good tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary; high honoured shall he be in this world and the next, near stationed to God. He shall speak to men in the cradle, and of age, and righteous he shall be.'

Hmm... Maybe I'm missing something... ;)
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