The author's inspiration.

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Re: The author's inspiration.

Post by Bhaskins » 01 Aug 2019, 09:45

sri varshini303041 wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:11
The book holds some controversial theories but, I believe everyone should be given the chance to voice their opinions. There are always several perceptions of religious ideas and figures. Judas's character had so many good qualities but he was judged only by his grave mistake and his greed for wealth. Maybe, it was his destiny to betray Jesus, and we must accept that man's destiny has God's participation. I also must express, that I am not really convinced by the Gnostic theories present in this book.
I really appreciate this perspective. Being able to see the good in people is necessary and I agree that if you believe the bible, then this destiny would be God's will.
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Post by Sahansdal » 04 Aug 2019, 12:53

Bhaskins wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 09:45
sri varshini303041 wrote:
04 May 2019, 01:11
The book holds some controversial theories but, I believe everyone should be given the chance to voice their opinions. There are always several perceptions of religious ideas and figures. Judas's character had so many good qualities but he was judged only by his grave mistake and his greed for wealth. Maybe, it was his destiny to betray Jesus, and we must accept that man's destiny has God's participation. I also must express, that I am not really convinced by the Gnostic theories present in this book.
I really appreciate this perspective. Being able to see the good in people is necessary and I agree that if you believe the bible, then this destiny would be God's will.
Bhaskins,
But there was no Judas. The truth is much more interesting than the myth. Masters are by nature creatures of the moment (John 14:7), and they bring Life, not their death (Mark 10:45). They must be living, not formerly living in this world. That means that everyone desiring salvation can avail themselves of the wonderful opportunity of seeing, in real time, the Son of God (like it says one must in John 6:40), wherever and whenever He/She incarnates. Isn't that more sensible than somebody being said to have died as a sacrifice for sin?

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