Does the book change your religeous beliefs?

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Re: Does the book change your religeous beliefs?

Post by Daniel_ » 31 May 2019, 15:01

Well in my opinion, Judas is a human just like anyone of us and so subject to temptation, however chose to fill in the space of the "The Betrayer". Anyway, this doesn't change my beliefs.

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Post by Daniel_ » 31 May 2019, 18:10

The book changes nothing for me as we all have to right to choose and hold on to our beliefs.

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Post by sanjus » 01 Jun 2019, 11:08

No, it does not change my belief, I have grown up with this belief.
life is only knowing the unknown, we can do this by reading books easily- I believe this is my own quote. If someone quoted this before I am glad to know.

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Post by Laura Bach » 01 Jun 2019, 14:29

No, it didn't change my beliefs. I am not offended by it. I think because I can treat it as pure fiction.

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Post by Sahansdal » 01 Jun 2019, 15:16

Laura Bach wrote:
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No, it didn't change my beliefs. I am not offended by it. I think because I can treat it as pure fiction.
Ha! The whole idea behind my writing it was to bring as much fact as possible to the heart of the matter: salvation. Read my first book, The Bible says Saviors - Obadiah 1:21. That might help it make sense. I was not trying to cover everything in 100 pages! Just the new information.

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Post by Sahansdal » 01 Jun 2019, 15:18

Browlyns wrote:
30 May 2019, 03:18
No my belief is strongly intact, you cannot change someone's mind with only circumstantial evidence and conspiracy theory.
Sorry, this is not what I was doing. I was writing a comparison of TEXTS. It is a specific genre of Bible study.

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Post by Orizon » 02 Jun 2019, 12:45

Well, the author in depth research and insight was great. However, the book does not change my religious belief if who Judas is.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 14:00

Daniel_ wrote:
31 May 2019, 15:01
Well in my opinion, Judas is a human just like anyone of us and so subject to temptation, however chose to fill in the space of the "The Betrayer". Anyway, this doesn't change my beliefs.
The whole point of the book is that Judas was not a human being. He is literary fiction, just like Oz, Harry Potter or Bilbo Baggins.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 14:08

Vscholz wrote:
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LoisCHenderson wrote:
01 May 2019, 07:27
No, it doesn't change my beliefs as such, but merely confirms them. I've always felt deeply about the so-called 'betrayal' of Judas, and thought that he has been maligned for the pivotal role that he played in Jesus's death. According to the Christian view, Christ had to die on the cross to redeem mankind from their sins. Judas was the catalyst and proponent of the Resurrection.
Very interesting belief! It isn't one that is frequently discussed, I don't think, but it is important to remember that Jesus HAD to be crucified. His death allows future generations entrance into Heaven. That being said, Judas played his role. (I'm not super knowledgeable on religions--I find them fascinating but I'm far from a scholar in the field.)
Nobody dies to facilitate redemption. That is a Pauline Church myth. Read Hosea 6:6.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:28

Browlyns wrote:
30 May 2019, 03:18
No my belief is strongly intact, you cannot change someone's mind with only circumstantial evidence and conspiracy theory.
Textual analysis is not "circumstantial." And my book is not a "conspiracy theory." Please don't deride what you have not read.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:37

chiefsimplex wrote:
20 May 2019, 08:04
No, not at all.In fact, after reading the arguments in this book i felt even stronger in my belief that Judas was a traitor. In challenging such a grand and immutable fact, the author's attempt was pathetic.
The betrayal of Christ is anything but an established 'fact.' Just because somebody wrote "Holy Bible" on a book cover does not mean it is.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:39

chelhack wrote:
21 May 2019, 23:14
No, the book does not sway my beliefs one way or the other. There are way too many people coming up and or out with new theories. So to let one change what I believe is just not gonna happen.
You do realize that one could say this very thing about the New Testament itself?

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:46

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Brandy C wrote:
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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.
I totally agree! If the book changes your beliefs then you already had doubts and were leaning that way. If your faith is strong nothing will change or shake it.
I SECOND! Anyone can write and research about anything nowadays. We must stand firm. It wont be the first time something is said or written that contradicts THE TRUTH and it wont be the last.
So what exactly is it that you think makes my book the wrong book, and not the Bible?

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:50

GPM wrote:
09 May 2019, 21:17
I am tempted to read the book because some readers have commented that the author has insufficient basis for his claims.
Hi. I am the author. The book is only 100 pages. You should be able to read it in 2 days. Hope you do, my friend.

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Post by Sahansdal » 02 Jun 2019, 15:54

eastandalchemy wrote:
09 May 2019, 10:11
No it doesn't. It only makes me want to dig deeper into the history of my spiritual beliefs and acknowledge that there are many versions and interpretations of a story.
Well, that surely is something good! - the Author

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