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My answer to Mr. Tovey

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Sep 24, 2009 at 15:04

Mr. Tovey,

Thanks for giving me these detailed explainations from a Christian viewpoint.

See as par as your support of Original Sin goes which says that because of the fallen nature of Adam and Eve any children of Adam and Eve will be sinners since Adam and Eve procreated in their sinful "temporal bodies" , I must say this argument lacks proper logic. See when Jesus and all other Hebrew Prophets roamed on the earth they had their "terminal bodies" only. That conclusion makes all these prophets including Jesus as sinners according to your own logic on this concept of "Original Sin" .

Now Mr. Tovey kindly answer me do you mean to say that when Jesus was present in this earth in a "temporal body" he was a sinner ?

Kindly answer how can prophets like Noah,Abraham and Moses be sinners ?

See both of us agree on this point that the GOD is all powerful in nature. Now if the same GOD can make a virgin deliver a baby then why can not he make a 40-year old Arab trader his last messenger to humanity ?
Is it impossible for the GOD to have a prophet from the Arabs when the Arabs like the Hebrews are also the children of Abraham ? Kindly answer. Do you want to say that the Almighty GOD is partial in his blessing towards the people in this world ? If the Almighty GOD is unjust then why he can not make a prophet from the Arabs ?

As par as your contention that Prophet Mohammad could not have met Jesus in person , I believe new testament and Christian tradition says that important early Christian figures like Paul had met Jesus in person before the Judgment day.
Now kindly answer if the Jew Paul from Tarsus can met Jesus in person why not an Arab Mohammad from Mecca can not meet Jesus in person ? Is Jesus partial to Jews only ? Kindly answer.

As par as the position regarding Evangelical Christians are concerned see I am not the person to accuse them of anything. Their own actions accuse them of that. See many prominent evangelicals of the time supported slavery during the American civil war. You can not deny history. Many evangelical Christians supported the persecution of the native Americans. Now days many prominent evangelical Christians like John Hagee support Israeli policies in Gaza. Then again many prominent evangelical Christians also support torture on Guantanamo detainees.

Please answer to me Mr. Tovey is not it hypocritical from the evangelicals to try spread the teaching of Jesus in one hand and supporting the above mentioned policies on the other hand ?

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