Perhaps Bartholomew’s beliefs have changed into something unrecognizable from the Christian faith, but I can tell you that my beliefs have not.
Just off the top of my head, without looking up the numbers, Bartholomew was the leader of what, 600 Million Christians; he might be somebody who knows what he’s talking about when it comes to religion.
I can go back and read the writings of the early church fathers from as early as the 2nd century and agree with them completely.
Ho no you can not. I do not believe you have those kinds of skills. I bet you are most likely reading a half translated book like the King James translation version. That last translations changes in your book I bet are less than twenty years old.
I have no doubt that many people have added and subtracted from the Christian faith to embrace a faith that is not Christian at all, but the teachings of Christ that make up Christianity are the same as when Christ taught them.
God was the religion of Abraham; Jesus was born two branches down and teaching another branch of religion than what he was born in. It’s all in the Bible.
Here are a couple of original thoughts from the Bible:
1. God loves all mankind
Can you give me the name of the God you are talking about? Typical fuzzy Christian statement. Let me help you out here, it can not be the God of the OT because he was one mean SOB and people feared him, a real baby killer. If you did have the skills to read the old text you would find out that the Gods had names and people honored their Gods and called them by their names, not titles. But in translation into the bible someone thought it would be less confusing to just use titles. What are there, eleven gods in the bible?
As far as god loving mankind, Egyptian one o one, right out of the Egyptian handbook of gods.
2. Jesus is the Christ of God and the fulfillment of all that is written about him in the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms.
Jesus was a Gnostic and taught Gnostic. Nothing original there.
If you think religious beliefs in the Bible have evolved, you don’t understand what the Bible teaches.
From somebody that does not even know the name of their god, or know when their bible was written and most likely can not even tell me where Amen comes from, please do not try and convert me until you know more than just religious beliefs. Add some facts to that belief.
The post is “The Religion of Peace” and Jesus was teaching Gnostic which was one of the most peaceful religions at the time in that area. I think RA was a very peaceful religion also. You can see a lot of RA in the Jewish religion but for some reason they did not pickup the peace part.