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Sinking Credibility: The media and the bones of Jesus
Townhall ^ | Thursday, March 1, 2007 | Chuck Colson

Posted on 03/02/2007 1:18:35 PM PST by presidio9

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Henry Winkler "walked on water." could he actually be the Messiah?

51 posted on 03/03/2007 10:54:18 AM PST by presidio9 (There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey)
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52 posted on 03/09/2007 8:45:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 19, 2007.
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I've been thinking that the popularity of the DaVinci code and the other heretic type reports may be of such interest to people that are looking for a justification of their secularism. I think that a lot of people have a subconscious guilt for not following the religion of their youth and are happy to read something that justifies their abandonment of faith.

53 posted on 03/09/2007 8:51:51 PM PST by Eva
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Thanks for posting this.

54 posted on 03/09/2007 8:59:02 PM PST by The_Eaglet
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When you say that Jesus had long hair, are you talking about the Jesus of the Bible, or another Jesus? The Jesus of the Bible did not have long hair, because the Apostle Paul said that it is a shame for men to have long hair (I Cor. 11:14). Also, the Bible uses masculine pronouns in reference to Jesus. Jesus is the Son(not Daughter)of God, and the Son(not Daughter)of man. Jesus is called a prophet (not a prophetess). He is called a man. He is called Lord (not Lady), Son (not Daughter) of David, the King (not Queen), King of kings and Lord of lords (not Queen of queens and Lady of ladies), etc. The Jesus of the Bible is a masculine Jesus.

The "Jesus" with long hair is a feminine Jesus. The "Jesus" with long hair is not the Jesus of the Bible, but "another Jesus," which Paul warned us about (II Cor. 11:4). For information about the "Jesus" with long hair, see It gives background information about the "Jesus" with long hair. It says, among other things, that the "Jesus" with long hair is rooted in pagan religions.

55 posted on 03/09/2007 11:55:29 PM PST by kevinw
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Leviticus 19:27

27. Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Number 6:5

5. All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

But, of course, we are under the law of grace, because Jesus Christ came for the end of the law ( not to do away with the law, but, end means, to cap it off, to fulfill it, to satisfy the righteous demands of the law ).
But, of course, we have those Christians who want to quote and demand that we live by certain laws( 10 Commandments, giving % 10 of their income ), and ignore others.
Adam and Eve didn't have barber shops to go to ( before the fall, and after the fall ) and most certainly didn't have any tools to cut their hair.
Orthodoxed Jewish men wear long hair lockets on the side of their temples of the face, considered long hair.
If this dogmatic belief were to be taken to it's extreme end, might as well tell men not to have long beards also, Paul didn't state clearly what he meant by " Long hair "
Samson had long hair, and the covenant was that he was not suppose to cut his hair.
It does not mean a man is not masculine...
If it was a commandment from God, he would not allow the orthodox Jewish men wear it, and Samson would not have had long hair.
I also believe that the shroud of Turin is authentic, the real shroud of Jesus Christ.. and it clearly shows that Jesus Christ had long hair.
You got Christians who believe you should not eat meat, or pork..... there is a point were people can become to legalistic and forget that we are under the law of Grace.
Those who live by the law will be judged by the law, not only that, but, those who live by the law must keep everyone of them.
The Holiness Pentecostals are famous for this.
Galatians 3: 10-13
10. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Galatians 2 : 14-21

14. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

15. We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

17. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

18. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

19. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

We are saved not by keeping the law ( because NO ONE can keep the law fully according to God's very own standards, except Jesus Christ ), we are saved by grace alone.
We are saved unto ( to do them ) for good works, our salvation is not bought by man's works or keeping the law.

Here is something to ponder, to think about, there has been a " Singleness Movement cult " that has been going around Christianity for years, and it is all based on what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7: 7- 10

" 7. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

8. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.

9. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

10. And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

But ? they conveniently ( The Singleness Only cult people ) left out this verse just before Paul said that,,, " 6.But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. "
SO ? Paul was speaking out of his own ( opinion, not a commandment ) ,,, and there are a few places in Pauls writings were he was stating his " OWN Opinion " not a commandment from the Lord, and we are not sure what Paul was taking about about long hair ? was it long hair ? or beards ? and Paul in those days had a Roman hair style.
About Marriage ? how can we reconcile what Paul said in 1 Cor 7 about marriage and being single, and what God had said himself ( before the fall, for before the fall, it was GOOD ) God said " it is not ( GOOD ) that man be alone " who is right then ? God or Paul ?
56 posted on 03/11/2007 10:27:12 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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