Do you think this book marks the end or christianity?

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Re: Do you think this book marks the end or christianity?

Post by Wyland » 03 Jun 2019, 03:12

Not by a long shot. This are old writings which if they were to undermine Christianity, then it would have happened by now.

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Post by Beatus » 03 Jun 2019, 04:57

The future is not how you picture it in yiur mind, however, enough collective effort may bring about the necessary change that you aspire. The end of Christianity? Maybe.

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Post by Kyoks » 05 Jun 2019, 02:25

It is not the end of Christianity, I thank the author for writing this book because he brought to awareness that christians should know the truth and not be blinded by invented theories and customs that Christian leaders are putting up and tend not to reveal the in-depth of the Bible and the scriptures.

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Post by roshrk » 06 Jun 2019, 04:39

I don't think this book will mark the end of Christianity. Biblical accounts such that of Judas were scrutinized by biblical scholars for many years. This one book cannot shake Christianity. Nevertheless, this will give new insights that are useful in the study about Judas in relation to Christ.

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Post by jhollan2 » 06 Jun 2019, 10:59

Despite that being the author's lofty intention, I don't think that this text will end Christianity any more than The Da Vinci Code did. The Gnostic texts have been around for just as long as canon texts...some of them longer. Along with the Apocrypha, they are essentially religious fanfiction. They were analyzed and assessed by numerous religious elders and leaders and determined to be opposed to the teachings of the church. To believe that one can use those same works to upend two thousand years of tradition is foolish.

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Post by njc28 » 06 Jun 2019, 11:06

the can no put to an end the Christianity,the itself is full of meaningful Information to Judas,the book bring additional insight to Christians there is nothing to fear at all.

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Post by Sahansdal » 07 Jun 2019, 17:24

jhollan2 wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 10:59
Despite that being the author's lofty intention, I don't think that this text will end Christianity any more than The Da Vinci Code did. The Gnostic texts have been around for just as long as canon texts...some of them longer. Along with the Apocrypha, they are essentially religious fanfiction. They were analyzed and assessed by numerous religious elders and leaders and determined to be opposed to the teachings of the church. To believe that one can use those same works to upend two thousand years of tradition is foolish.
Two-thousand years of fanfiction, you mean ....

Why does anyone assume the Bible is true, just because the ruse has been successful for so long?

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Post by a9436 » 09 Jun 2019, 11:25

lisalynn wrote:
02 May 2019, 08:30
One book end Christianity? That's like saying, will dipping a bucket of water from the Pacific Ocean cause it to dry up.
This was my thought - it might make a few believers ask questions, but one book alone cannot bring down an entire religion.

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Post by Juliet144 » 10 Jun 2019, 13:52

This book cannot significantly damage Christianity. Christians generally base their faith and understanding upon what the bible says. Throughout the ages, there have been many attacks on the bible and it has stood the test of times. I think it will survive this one. information is not necessarily correct because there are seeming shreds of evidence to support one's points. Our judgments at times are influenced by our perceptions. Our perceptions are sometimes screwed because of biases. I believe in reading widely and objectively. However, anyone who is searching for errors in or a reason to doubt the bible will most likely find a hook to hang their doubts on. Even unreliable hooks.

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Post by Joe Hadithi » 10 Jun 2019, 17:47

The dead sea scrolls didn't, so I don't see why this would.

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Post by Orizon » 11 Jun 2019, 09:44

I don't think the author's aim is end Christianity but to correct the misjudge of Judas. However, it cannot end Christianity, Christianity is based on the Faith in Christ not Judas action or inaction.

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Post by Sahansdal » 11 Jun 2019, 22:05

Joe Hadithi wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 17:47
The dead sea scrolls didn't, so I don't see why this would.
Regarding the DSS, Joe. Yes, they did end it. Read Dr. Eisenman's books on it.http://roberteisenman.com/

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Post by Sahansdal » 12 Jun 2019, 13:53

Orizon wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 09:44
I don't think the author's aim is end Christianity but to correct the misjudge of Judas. However, it cannot end Christianity, Christianity is based on the Faith in Christ not Judas action or inaction.
You need to read it first.

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Post by LinaMueller » 12 Jun 2019, 19:27

No, of course not. Are you serious? A lot of genius like Nietzsche and Marx have been trying (for the last centuries) to destroy Christianity without success.

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Post by TalonFox » 12 Jun 2019, 21:57

juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:03
What do you think was the aim of this book especially considering all the research the author had to carry out to aid him in writing the book? Do you think his intentions were just to dispense knowladge and not an attack to christianity? If this book is read by many people across the world, do you think it might put an end to christianity?
I do not believe that one book could end a whole religion, especially such a prominent one.
I also don't think the author was trying to do such a thing, I feel he had a passion in proving his opinion but I'm not sure about his intention being what you stated.
Just my opinion though :eusa-think:

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