Choose Your Own Topic / Re: Heresy. . .How Does a Disciple of Jesus Deal with Heresy? Mormons, JW's, etc.« on: September 24, 2014, 03:24:30 AM »
All this took place despite the fact that no scripture ever states that Jesus is Almighty God. There is not one mention of "God the Son" nor is there one mention of "God the Holy Spirit" in all of the NT. These are terms invented by men.
Don't you think you've done this strawman to death Jem. Inventing a set of words that you know are not in the Bible and then saying, in effect, "ooh look this set of words aren't in the Bible".
Proper theologians derive their theology from what is in the Bible not what isn't.
Just as Judaism adopted the traditions of men and treated them as more important than the word of God, so Christendom has followed the exact same pattern. (Mark 7:6-8)This is just empty assertion: Jesus was referring to the Pharisees not the Church.
he would have to deal with the weeds of false ChristianityNow you're inventing words that aren't in the Bible.
The cross itself, which is accepted as the very symbol of Christianity, is not Christian in origin.
4716 staurós – the crosspiece of a Roman cross; the cross-beam (Latin, patibulum) placed at the top of the vertical member to form a capital "T." "This transverse beam was the one carried by the criminal" (Souter).from http://biblehub.com/greek/4716.htm
Christ was crucified on a literal Roman cross (4716 /staurós). 4716 /staurós ("cross") is also used figuratively for the cross (sacrifice) each believer bears to be a true follower-of-Christ (Mt 10:38, 16:24, etc.).
Jem, the cross of crucifixion was Roman in origin. It was the Romans who crucified Christ.