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Re: What is your take about the author?

Post by Sahansdal » 27 Jul 2019, 11:33

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19 Jul 2019, 22:21
I liked how the author was not afraid of popular opinion and voiced his views. He certainly has a lot of courage.
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Post by Mrudolph30 » 29 Jul 2019, 13:20

The author seems determined to broaden people's opinions about Judas. It's hard to imagine someone without a Christian background being interested enough (or knowledgeable enough) to write a whole book about interpreting Judas. But you never know.

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Post by Sahansdal » 31 Jul 2019, 12:58

Mrudolph30 wrote:
29 Jul 2019, 13:20
The author seems determined to broaden people's opinions about Judas. It's hard to imagine someone without a Christian background being interested enough (or knowledgeable enough) to write a whole book about interpreting Judas. But you never know.
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Post by Sahansdal » 05 Aug 2019, 10:34

Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:05
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:47
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
:D do you think his response rendered his work useless acording to you? What was your opinion after reading the book but before the author's response?
There is a plethora of so called research findings about Judas. They all contradict each other. I won't waste my time with this author's findings. I can go to original sources myself. My faith in Christ is not intellectual. I have experienced Him in my life. The author is very disrespectful to Christians by making claims about the end of Christianity.
But will you understand what to make of the original sources when you do? I know what every biblical scholar who has looked the the Gospel of Judas thinks about it, and they are all wrong. It is only because they aren't conversant with mysticism, as I am. Gnosticism is mysticism. I know it because I practice mysticism myself and have for decades. I'm not disrespectful to anyone. How am I disrespectful? I take issue with assertions that the New Testament Gospels are historical, and show why they are not historical. If that puts a hole in your boat, what am I to do to make you happy? I'm not able to reverse the truth about these things, you know. Try to learn for me. I can help you from my unique perspective as a former believer and now as a mystic. I'm not steering anyone the wrong way! I know what is down both roads, as I already went there.

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Post by Renu G » 05 Aug 2019, 13:13

Sahansdal wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 10:34
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:05
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:47


:D do you think his response rendered his work useless acording to you? What was your opinion after reading the book but before the author's response?
There is a plethora of so called research findings about Judas. They all contradict each other. I won't waste my time with this author's findings. I can go to original sources myself. My faith in Christ is not intellectual. I have experienced Him in my life. The author is very disrespectful to Christians by making claims about the end of Christianity.
But will you understand what to make of the original sources when you do? I know what every biblical scholar who has looked the the Gospel of Judas thinks about it, and they are all wrong. It is only because they aren't conversant with mysticism, as I am. Gnosticism is mysticism. I know it because I practice mysticism myself and have for decades. I'm not disrespectful to anyone. How am I disrespectful? I take issue with assertions that the New Testament Gospels are historical, and show why they are not historical. If that puts a hole in your boat, what am I to do to make you happy? I'm not able to reverse the truth about these things, you know. Try to learn for me. I can help you from my unique perspective as a former believer and now as a mystic. I'm not steering anyone the wrong way! I know what is down both roads, as I already went there.
Your tone is very disrespectful and arrogant. Since you claim to be a mystic, you must be knowing how to find God in all things. The identification mark of a mystic is humility. You can know a tree by its fruit. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Be filled with the Spirit! I see that you are only a registered user and not a reviewer.

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Post by Sahansdal » 05 Aug 2019, 14:20

Renu G wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 13:13
Sahansdal wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 10:34
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:05


There is a plethora of so called research findings about Judas. They all contradict each other. I won't waste my time with this author's findings. I can go to original sources myself. My faith in Christ is not intellectual. I have experienced Him in my life. The author is very disrespectful to Christians by making claims about the end of Christianity.
But will you understand what to make of the original sources when you do? I know what every biblical scholar who has looked the the Gospel of Judas thinks about it, and they are all wrong. It is only because they aren't conversant with mysticism, as I am. Gnosticism is mysticism. I know it because I practice mysticism myself and have for decades. I'm not disrespectful to anyone. How am I disrespectful? I take issue with assertions that the New Testament Gospels are historical, and show why they are not historical. If that puts a hole in your boat, what am I to do to make you happy? I'm not able to reverse the truth about these things, you know. Try to learn for me. I can help you from my unique perspective as a former believer and now as a mystic. I'm not steering anyone the wrong way! I know what is down both roads, as I already went there.
Your tone is very disrespectful and arrogant. Since you claim to be a mystic, you must be knowing how to find God in all things. The identification mark of a mystic is humility. You can know a tree by its fruit. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Be filled with the Spirit! I see that you are only a registered user and not a reviewer.
Renu,
Love isn't always easy to hear. If I didn't love my readers why the heck would I bother with doing this? It surely isn't for the money. I get back about a penny to each dollar spent promoting. BOTM cost $10,000 alone. I'm humble enough, HA. All but the patience part. I'm 66, and there isn't much time to tell two billion people their most cherished hopes are not coming true. But don't you think these people should like to know? I can put them on the correct Path. It isn't mine, it isn't personal! The Truth is what it is! We can all clearly see it now with the gnostic discoveries. Isn't that exciting?

Re: review> Why would I review? I'm not much into reading anything but cutting edge discoveries. I could not offer much with that.

You mistake certitude for arrogance. I'm certain of the main points here, so I say so. I'm not backing away from what I have learned after much study. And as long as we're talking disrespect, what about you? You won't "waste your time" on my findings? You seem to have found the time to dis them without even trying to assimilate them. They are absolutely true and defensible. If Christians think being told their beliefs are founded on a literary fiction is harsh, imagine their disappointment at finding Peter's heavenly gate locked and a no-vacancy sign hanging on it! Have a nice day. Go read something you can appreciate.
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Post by Renu G » 05 Aug 2019, 14:27

Sahansdal wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 14:20
Renu G wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 13:13
Sahansdal wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 10:34


But will you understand what to make of the original sources when you do? I know what every biblical scholar who has looked the the Gospel of Judas thinks about it, and they are all wrong. It is only because they aren't conversant with mysticism, as I am. Gnosticism is mysticism. I know it because I practice mysticism myself and have for decades. I'm not disrespectful to anyone. How am I disrespectful? I take issue with assertions that the New Testament Gospels are historical, and show why they are not historical. If that puts a hole in your boat, what am I to do to make you happy? I'm not able to reverse the truth about these things, you know. Try to learn for me. I can help you from my unique perspective as a former believer and now as a mystic. I'm not steering anyone the wrong way! I know what is down both roads, as I already went there.
Your tone is very disrespectful and arrogant. Since you claim to be a mystic, you must be knowing how to find God in all things. The identification mark of a mystic is humility. You can know a tree by its fruit. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Be filled with the Spirit! I see that you are only a registered user and not a reviewer.
Love isn't always easy to hear. If I didn't love my readers why the heck would I bother with doing this? It surely isn't for the money. I get back about a penny to each dollar spent promoting. BOTM cost $10,000 alone. I'm humble enough, HA. All but the patience part. I'm 66, and there isn't much time to tell two billion people their most cherished hopes are not coming true. But don't you think these people should like to know? Why would I review? I'm not much into reading anything but cutting edge discoveries.
I guessed your identity from your tone. I shall pray for you! Good-bye!

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Post by Sahansdal » 05 Aug 2019, 14:41

Renu G wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 14:27
Sahansdal wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 14:20
Renu G wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 13:13


Your tone is very disrespectful and arrogant. Since you claim to be a mystic, you must be knowing how to find God in all things. The identification mark of a mystic is humility. You can know a tree by its fruit. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Be filled with the Spirit! I see that you are only a registered user and not a reviewer.
Love isn't always easy to hear. If I didn't love my readers why the heck would I bother with doing this? It surely isn't for the money. I get back about a penny to each dollar spent promoting. BOTM cost $10,000 alone. I'm humble enough, HA. All but the patience part. I'm 66, and there isn't much time to tell two billion people their most cherished hopes are not coming true. But don't you think these people should like to know? Why would I review? I'm not much into reading anything but cutting edge discoveries.
I guessed your identity from your tone. I shall pray for you! Good-bye!
Renu,

I didn't notice you were online. I wasn't done editing my reply. Sorry.

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