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in response to reader comment: hiding your truth, concealing

Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Jul 3, 2008 at 22:19

Jesus said he came to fullfil

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Therefore if you do not follow the old testament then you are not true Christian

That is incorrect. The New American Bible states that Jesus meant that the old law would not be changed until His Death and Resurrection.

Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. This is old testament vese or new testament

What Jesus meant here was that He wasn't going to bring about world peace, but to shake the very foundation of the traditions of the Jews. A lot of what they thought they knew about God was about to change. The references to peace and sword mean that change would come with the spilling of blood, in this case, the blood of Jesus. It does not justify violence.

are you trying to bluff us , hiding (concealing) what you really believe in??

No, like my name says, I try to be straightforward. There is no taquiyya in my religion.


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