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in response to reader comment: Oliver YOU ARE WRONG!

Submitted by Oliver (United States), Nov 3, 2009 at 19:32

I am a 'former' RC - but would you believe me if I told you that I agree with about 99% of what you said?

What I disagree on is that contention that everything written in Greek is 'corrupt' in some way. After all the Eastern Church accepts the entire NT in Greek - one of the 'best' versions of the NT is the Byzantine Codex. No - I think you are 'flying off the handle' once again.

If you want a good 'picture' of the Jewish attitude toward Christians just look at the behavior of Saul of Tarsus prior to his conversion - simply murderous he was. But after his conversion his attitude toward the Jews (his countrymen as he described them) was full of the same love and compassion he had for his new brothers in Christ. I'm sorry to burst your bubble - but it was the Jews that hated the Christians FIRST. Now where I agree with you is that after the so-called Church came into 'power' they failed to follow the precepts of Christ and the Apostles and it took the opportunity to take revenge and return hatred for hatred. In all truth, the so-called church for a long time before it came into 'power' could hardly be described as following the precepts of Christ and the Apostles. As a matter of fact, even before the deaths of the Apostles, the so-called church was well on its way to 'hell in a hand basket'. But this fact doesn't make every written in Greek false. NO - the truth is in there and I am intent of revealing it.


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