Does the book change your religeous beliefs?

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Re: Does the book change your religeous beliefs?

Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 15 May 2019, 04:09

Nyambura Githui wrote:
15 May 2019, 03:31
No it doesn't change my beliefs. The book is only theories and not enough proof. I think Judas did play an important role ,but as a traitor, because Jesus had to die on the cross for us. I don't think Judas was another Master.
well put.

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Post by Uinto » 15 May 2019, 07:11

My belief is well established with the books currently available in the Bible, so this book only makes for interesting reading.

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Post by AKShanmar12 » 15 May 2019, 12:56

MsTri wrote:
07 May 2019, 19:22
AKShanmar12 wrote:
01 May 2019, 17:16
I'm going to pass on this one. While I make a point of NOT avoiding things that disagree with my beliefs, I also don't want to waste the amount of time that reading a whole book would take. Based on the other reviews, it sounds like the author is starting at such a different perspective than my own, I believe that the book would just irritate me. I would rather read something I enjoy!
You took the words right out of my mouth! I feel like I need a shower, just thinking about reading this book!
LOL... That is a good analogy!
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Post by Jeater11 » 15 May 2019, 13:32

This is definitely an unpopular view of the event. This does not change my view from seeing Judas as the traitor, but having this view is also a valuable reminder that in history the victor writes the story. Its good to see and hear other people opinions and views on this though. :tiphat:

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Post by Azrevread » 15 May 2019, 17:24

The book Misreading Judas by Robert Wahler does not change my religious beliefs. The author has presented his extensive research about the controversial subjects of the Gospel of Judas. I think that it is okay to read books written by someone who has different opinions than I do about various topics.

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Post by Readerjorge » 15 May 2019, 20:32

Regardless of whether or not Judas was a traitor does not affect the belief that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore Christ, it may be true that Judas was not as bad as they have traditionally seen him

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 16 May 2019, 00:20

Readerjorge wrote:
15 May 2019, 20:32
Regardless of whether or not Judas was a traitor does not affect the belief that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore Christ, it may be true that Judas was not as bad as they have traditionally seen him
Couldn't have put it better myself.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 16 May 2019, 04:40

Uinto wrote:
15 May 2019, 07:11
My belief is well established with the books currently available in the Bible, so this book only makes for interesting reading.
I cannot argue that the book is an interesting read.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 16 May 2019, 09:06

Uinto wrote:
15 May 2019, 07:11
My belief is well established with the books currently available in the Bible, so this book only makes for interesting reading.
How interesting would it be if we were judged upon the books we considered reading.

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Post by dg7+5 » 16 May 2019, 12:11

No it does not change my beliefs. This book closely relates to the biblical Apocrypha. Books that were omitted from the bible. In the end Judas was a necessary evil and was still a created being. God makes peace and creates evil. If anything this strengthened my belief and helps me to understand everything happens for a reason.

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Post by zagabi » 16 May 2019, 18:57

Once a traitor always a traitor, every one knows Judas is Judas no matter how white we try to pain him.

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Post by Kibetious » 17 May 2019, 03:16

Roxanne Thomas wrote:
03 May 2019, 11:04
For me it does not change anything much, it however gives me another point of view from which to look at Judge's betrayal to Jesus. I have reached a point in my life where I don't believe everything that I hear, read and see.
They say "seeing is believing" but that has been proven to be wrong at times. I don't believe that there is anyone on earth that can answer the questions that I have with regards to Jesus, so instead I will wait until the day He returns and ask Him and His father Jehovah personally my questions.
I can also comment by saying by doing this, the author somehow also strengthens Christians more. The more you can answer questions such as those raised here then you are exercising your muscles for stronger challenges coming.
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 17 May 2019, 03:43

Kibetious wrote:
17 May 2019, 03:16
Roxanne Thomas wrote:
03 May 2019, 11:04
For me it does not change anything much, it however gives me another point of view from which to look at Judge's betrayal to Jesus. I have reached a point in my life where I don't believe everything that I hear, read and see.
They say "seeing is believing" but that has been proven to be wrong at times. I don't believe that there is anyone on earth that can answer the questions that I have with regards to Jesus, so instead I will wait until the day He returns and ask Him and His father Jehovah personally my questions.
I can also comment by saying by doing this, the author somehow also strengthens Christians more. The more you can answer questions such as those raised here then you are exercising your muscles for stronger challenges coming.
You learn more from challenges to your faith and adversity than from agreement and obeisance.

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Post by Fazzier » 17 May 2019, 08:15

Balazon2000 wrote:
01 May 2019, 10:56
If one book could change your religious outlook then, in my opinion you are not strong in your faith. So, the answer to the question, for me, is no.
Wow! Such an interesting logic. I totally agree with you. Thank you for such a thoughtful comment!

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Post by Julius_ » 17 May 2019, 08:53

No! Not at all. The book just provoke my thinking and reasonability. Or should i say it "proves my previous instincts right?" anyway i have a strong religious belief that cant be compromised by a single book.

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