Name

Raúl Reyes

Birth

30 Oct 1955

Gender

Male

Job

I was a Cultural Promoter, I'm r

Hobbies

Reading in general and the Bible in particular, Arts of the image.

Relationship

Married/Civil partner

52 photos


RalRey New article
332 days ago
A friend asked me what it was for me to live, and was surprised when I answered him with words of the Apostle Paul recorded in his Letter to the Philippians: For me, living is Christ My friend, who considers himself a practicing Catholic, asked me to forget Christ and the Bible and to give him ... Read more
.
332d
Deliana May God bless you, dear Raul! 🙏🙏🙏
332d
332d
OlgaLifeLover Love your testimony
332d
332d
OlgaLifeLover Shalom
332d
332d
RalRey @Deliana Amen, and to you too, dear Mrs. Deli.
332d
332d
RalRey @OlgaLifeLover Yes!!! 👍🌼
332d
332d
carmen3521 Hola Raul, no e entendido todo, pero lo importante si! Que Dios te bendiga amigo!
332d
332d
Violeta Very nice article
332d
332d
RalRey @OlgaLifeLover Shalom ubrajá / Paz y bendiciones / Peace and blessings
332d
332d
RalRey @carmen3521 Pues, está bien con lo que has entendido, luego entenderás más si lo quieres entender.
332d
332d
RalRey @Violeta Thanks
332d
331d
Explorer2017 what are thinking friend? You are in a pensive mood.😉
331d
331d
RalRey @Explorer2017 I think he was not thinking at that moment, but posing. I was taking a walk in the country with the family and one of the photographers wanted to take a picture so I looked at the sky. And that is exactly the reason why I considered the appropriate photo to illustrate this article that deals with Jesus Christ and my relationship with him.
331d
330d
Explorer2017 @RalRey Looking up to Him is the simple thing to do to acknowledge His atoning sacrifice for the mankind.😘
330d
330d
RalRey @Explorer2017 That is correct, and in harmony with what he said of seeking first the kingdom of God and his justice 👍🙏
330d
330d
Shavkat Nice article
330d
330d
Shavkat @RalRey c",)
330d
319d
marija64 Very nice article
319d
319d
RalRey @Shavkat Thanks
319d
319d
RalRey @marija64 Thank you so much Mrs. And I take this opportunity to welcome Tuetego.
319d
319d
Shavkat @RalRey c",)
319d
68d
Strabunica013 Hola Raul😃
68d
RalRey New article
1 years ago
Here, in my country, Venezuela, is celebrated today, October 1, the National Day of Venezuelan Cacao. This celebration began on October 1, 2015 as a result of the management initiated by the Nuestra Tierra Foundation to promote the harvest of Venezuelan cacao in the world. This Foundation recogni... Read more
.
1 years
Violeta Happy National day
1 years
1 years
RalRey @Violeta 👍
1 years
1 years
frenchqueen Interesting that you have such a celebration.
1 years
1 years
1 years
319d
marija64 Very nice article. Now I've learned something new.
319d
319d
RalRey @marija64 Oh! Very well, i am glad. Congratulations.
319d
RalRey New article
1 years ago
"This is good and pleasing in the eyes of God our Saviour; Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true" (I Timothy 2:3-4) The Bible for many people is any book, a book like any other. An important work of universal literature and nothing else. A b... Read more
.
1 years
soncee Wonderful artikle nice story
1 years
1 years
frenchqueen The bible is a history and a book of all knowledge. Everything we need to know is in the bible. It answers almost everything..
1 years
1 years
Violeta Very nice article
1 years
1 years
viktorija64 nice story
1 years
1 years
RalRey @frenchqueen It responds to everything that man needs to know so that he can have the abundant life that God wants him to have, which he put at his disposal in His Son Jesus Christ. He said: "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
1 years
1 years
maca1 So nice story
1 years
1 years
RalRey @soncee Very good, I like that you like it
1 years
1 years
RalRey @Violeta Thank you.
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
RalRey @maca1 😉 😃
1 years
1 years
DAIANAGABAR Hello dear very good article
1 years
1 years
RalRey Hi Daiana, thanks for reading and commenting
1 years
1 years
Justin Very interesting
1 years
1 years
RalRey @Justin Because it's interesting? What makes this article interesting for you, Justin?
1 years
1 years
sabtraversa I sometimes enjoy listening or reading the interpretations of parts of the Bible, especially when they use the text in the original language, but there can be given several different interpretations for the translated texts too. I believe that’s the beauty of the Bible, it can talk to each of us personally and individually. 🙂
1 years
1 years
RalRey @sabtraversa Yes, it certainly is, in a certain way, because God wants a personal relationship with each of his creatures, and especially with each one of his children, but we must keep in mind, understand clearly, as the apostle Peter says in his second letter , that the Scriptures are not of private interpretation. The Word of God is one and for all equally. The different interpretations of translated texts, as you say, produce contradictions, controversies and confusion.
1 years
RalRey New article
1 years ago
I have among my most precious papers a letter-sized sheet, a pastern, which contains a fragmented text in ten parts titled LEARNIN TO GROW OLD written by a person named Joaquin Antonio Peñalosa.That little page that I have for many years I read it as if I did it for the first time every time I find... Read more
.
1 years
soncee So nice artikle friend!! 💖
1 years
1 years
maca1 Good advice, thanks for sharing this with us dear friend!
1 years
1 years
RalRey @soncee Thank you, soncee, for reading and commenting.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @maca1 Well, well, I'm glad you appreciate it. Thanks for reading and commenting.
1 years
1 years
maca1 These are useful tips everyone should read
1 years
1 years
soncee You're Welcome friend Thanks for sharing!
1 years
1 years
Justin
1 years
1 years
RalRey @Justin 😃
1 years
RalRey New article
1 years ago
I AM A BLESSED MAN A special moment with God - Poetic prose- I woke up with the dawn. The need to kneel down to seek my God in prayer and read his Word urged my soul. I do not know what, but something worries me. It always happens that the Holy Spirit says to the son of God: get up to pray, t... Read more
.
1 years
Justin Very interesting
1 years
1 years
RalRey Thank you, @Justin, for reading and commenting.
1 years
1 years
kavinitu Very interesting
1 years
1 years
RalRey @kavinitu Thank you, for your reading and comment
1 years
1 years
Explorer2017 What a litany of closed and fervent communication with the Lord Almighty. The prayer of faith of God's believer like is always answered. You're indeed blessed, brother.
1 years
1 years
vijay011 lvery interesting article.
1 years
1 years
OlgaLifeLover yes, you are
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
RalRey @vijay011 Thank you
1 years
1 years
RalRey @OlgaLifeLover Glory to YHVH God!
1 years
1 years
blissfulliberty Indeed! Thank u for the inspiration!
1 years
297d
Shavkat Nice to know that
297d
297d
RalRey @Shavkat OK 👍🙏🎨
297d
297d
Shavkat @RalRey c",)
297d
RalRey New article
1 years ago
I have been a daring person all my life. I have dared many things. Some of those things have worked for me and in many others I have fayado. I have fallen many times in the attempt, but many times, and with the help of my heavenly Father, YHVH God, I have risen, to try again, to dare again. Many ... Read more
.
1 years
frenchqueen Me too!
1 years
1 years
maca1 Great artikle
1 years
1 years
soncee Beautiful artikle friend
1 years
1 years
indexer Can I just point out that "daring" in an adjective and not a noun (except when the word is used in a purely abstract sense)? You can be "a daring person" but not "a daring". I mention this simply to help you with a point of English, and not as a criticism.

As an example of daring (yes - a noun, but technically this is a "verbal noun"), writing poetry in a language that is not your own is a very good example! This poem is not beyond criticism - taken purely as a poem - but it is a lot better than a lot of the so-called poems that turn up on this site!
1 years
1 years
indexer I forgot to point out that a person who dares is a darer, not a daring.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer Well, I understand, very kind. Thank you very much, for reading and offering me your orientation and correction.
1 years
RalRey New article
1 years ago
I am not a scientist, nor a biologist, nor a botanist, nor a doctor, nor a homeopath, and even less a sorcerer and healer. None of that I am or pretend to be. I'm just a person attracted by topics related to art, image, word, aesthetic facts, which makes use of the means available to communicate wit... Read more
.
1 years
carmen3521 Good content
1 years
1 years
RalRey @carmen3521 Thanks for reading and commenting
1 years
1 years
Deepizzaguy Great looking flower.😃
1 years
1 years
frenchqueen You’re skilled with your camera. Nice capture of this one and good article explaining everything.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @frenchqueen Thanks for your appreciation. I'm glad you liked it.
1 years
1 years
indexer I appreciate that you take the time and trouble to say something of interest about what you have seen.
1 years
1 years
cathydkreations Lovely article and beautiful flower capture. 😊
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer I try to make good use of time, and it's not a nuisance for me to tell about what I've seen. Thank you for reading these lines and commenting.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @cathydkreations Flowers and fruits Thank you.
1 years
1 years
maelors Nice article
1 years
1 years
Explorer2017 Good images 😉
1 years
1 years
Melsdename Thank you for the information.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @maelors 😃
1 years
1 years
RalRey @Melsdename I am happy to share it
1 years
1 years
soncee Wonderful artikle friend
1 years
1 years
RalRey @soncee Thank you, dear lady
1 years
RalRey New article
1 years ago
For me one of the greatest delights I can have is, for obvious reasons, to read, study and share the Scriptures. In my short stay in this wonderful virtual community called Tuetego, I have delivered two publications in which I have tried to give a bit of what I have received from the Scriptures, ... Read more
.
1 years
soncee Interesting artikle
1 years
1 years
Violeta Very nice article
1 years
1 years
indexer As you know, I find all this to be utterly weird and unsupported by the vast majority of theologians. I fear that what you have done is take the word of a few oddballs and believed them utterly.

The original oddball who propounded this theory was a chap called E W Bullinger, an English clergyman and theologian who lived in the 19th/20th centuries. He had a number of views that were roundly condemned by fellow theologians who largely disowned him - and these were views on a number of subjects that had nothing to do with the question raised by your articles.

He also refused to believe in Evolution and maintained that the Earth was flat!

Your attitude on this matter is similar to that of those people who refuse to believe in global warming on the grounds that there are a very few scientists who do not do so, despite the vast majority who do.

1 years
1 years
Justin Very interesting dear
1 years
1 years
carmen3521 Very interesting dear
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer With all due respect to your person, let me tell you this, dear gentleman: I am not an academic like you, maybe it is, I am not a lawyer, I am not a theologian, but I am not stupid as you wish. insinuate. I am a simple man, yes, of faith, yes, who has decided to believe in God and believe in His Word. I do not believe everything that others say. The Word of God contained in the Bible has changed my life for the better. And of that Word I have no doubts, I believe it completely and I testify of it and of the Gospel, without being ashamed "For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek" (Romans 1:16).

I read and study the Scriptures every day and that is good for me. She tells me what to do, how to act, what I should believe and that I should not believe what others say. That is how simple and clear my faith in God and His Word is. Certainly, from time to time I also read and listen with attention and respect to what the theologians and others say, but I do not believe it completely, there are some things that I believe and others that I do not believe. The same Word tells me to seek everything and accept the good and reject the bad:
Let all things be tested; keep to what is good; Keep from every form of evil.
(I Thessalonians 5:21-22)

The "great majority" does not always have the truth or the reason.
1 years
1 years
indexer With all due respect - if I may follow your trend - you cannot have it both ways! You claim on the one hand to be "guided by the Spirit" and to have a simple faith - which is absolutely fine - but you also want in indulge in defending an abstruse point of Biblical exegesis that requires close analysis of texts and interpretations offered by various theologians.

The point you raise can be argued - and has been in the past - but by argument is meant proper examination of various aspects of the matter. You will never persuade others of the truth of your assertion by retreating into "faith" - how could you possibly imagine that you could?

I would be very worried by supposing that the Bible tells people that they "should not believe what others say". The world's Christian clergy is devoted to helping their flocks to understand what the Bible means - and you surely cannot deny that people down the centuries have interpreted certain passages in different ways. Are you supposed not to believe what any clergyman says if their interpretation differs from yours?

I am reminded of the quotation that says: "Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned." It may not surprise you to learn that my first degree was in Philosophy!
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer But, it is the opposite of what you think, and what dictates your degree in Philosophy (which does not surprise me at all), for me, and for a large part of humanity, the Bible is not a book of religion, much less philosophical. The Bible for me is a manual of life and a book that gives me testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. I do not defend a religion called Christianity, catholic religion or evangelical religion, nor any other as philosophy or science. I am sharing what I learned by studying the Bible. All the time, if you have noticed, I have spoken about the Scriptures, the Word of God and the Bible.

I'm not interested in convincing anyone, I should not, I do not want to and I can not. What I do want is to present the Scriptures to people for the sole purpose of believing in the Father God and His son Jesus Christ so that he can be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth, which is the Will of YHWH God.

The Bible tells people, basically, that the Scriptures, all Scripture is inspired by God, and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instructing in righteousness, so that the man of God may be fully prepared. for all good work.

I am willing to believe what people say, you, a clergyman, my little brother in the faith, if what they say is in accordance with what the Word of God says, it is in accordance with his will.

And to break a bit with the tension of this interesting talk, I allow myself to throw a joke: You may not be surprised to learn that my first grade was in the vocal letters and consonants, words, stripes, spots and children's games!
1 years
RalRey New article
1 years ago
Four inmates: two thieves and two malefactors (III) According to the exact Word of God we have two malefactors plus two thieves, four people, were crucified with Jesus. It has been falsely taught that Jesus was on the cross at the center with one on the right and the other on the left. And this... Read more
.
1 years
birjudanak Amen
1 years
1 years
RalRey @birjudanak Tell me what you think about this matter. Have you heard about it before?
1 years
1 years
Justin Amen
1 years
1 years
birjudanak @RalRey no not hear before
1 years
1 years
soncee Great artikle ! Thanks!
1 years
1 years
indexer I would like to see your evidence that the Ancient Greeks had no word for "one". The fact is that they did - they used the letter alpha to represent one, beta for two, etc. What they did not have in their mathematics was a zero, and neither did the Romans.
1 years
1 years
indexer If you are going to use this argument, then you must use it consistently. For example, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Matthew says that Jesus found the disciples asleep three times. Luke only mentions one such occasion. Applying your argument, the Word of God is that the disciples fell asleep four times. Is that what you mean to say?
1 years
1 years
indexer Are you certain that there are no contradictions in the Bible? Let me give you one very simple and clear example. Matthew (1:16) says that the father of Joseph (Mary's husband) was Jacob. Luke (3:23) says that Heli was Joseph's father. How can both statements be correct, and how is this not a contradiction?
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer There are among many others perhaps, two ways of approaching the Scriptures, one clothed with humility, to find the Truth of YHVH God and thus answers to our doubts; and another with a breastplate of arrogance, to question it, and find contradictions that make us doubt the Truth. In 1 Peter, the apostle quoting from Proverbs 3.34 says "... because: God resists the proud, and gives thanks to the humble" (1 Peter 5: 5)

How I wish I could show you the evidence you want, but unfortunately it is not possible for me, and not because there is no such evidence, but simply because, for the moment, they are not within my reach. But I think you can not show me evidence that the ancient Greeks had that word for "one." His weak argument, which is already known, is that the Greeks used the alpha letter to represent it, etc.

Dr. V.P. Wierwille affirms that an introduction of the text of Esteban, from which the Reina-Valera Version was translated, says in John 19:18: "and with him, two others on this side and on that side". The word "one" is not in the Greek critical texts.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer The argument that is not an argument but a way of showing that the Scriptures are not of private interpretation but that they interpret themselves in harmony with themselves, is in the theme of "narrative development" in which the scriptures that are related to a certain theme can not contradict itself, does not apply to the narrative of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, nor does it apply to the narrative of Jesus and the legion of demons of Gadara, where Matthew says "two demon possessed," Mark says "a man with an unclean spirit" and Luke says "a man possessed by a demon"
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer I am sure that, as a man of faith, who believes in YHVH God, that his Word does not contradict itself, I am more than sure of being convinced. And that if there is a contradiction in the Bible, it is due to one of two things or to both: 1. Understanding and / or 2. Translation. You, in your position as an unbelieving carnal man, opposed to The Word of God and His Truth, expose "let me give you a very simple and clear example" and that is precisely a simple and clear example that the Scriptures do not contradict. I explain it simply in a simple and clear way and without extending too much: Luke's narrative was "according to the law" (literal translation of "as was believed" in Luke 3:23), which indicates that Joseph was not really the son of Heli (or Eli), but according to the law was counted as a son. José was son-in-law of Heli (Elí), the father of María. This possibly has a biblical basis in Nm 27 and 36.
1 years
1 years
indexer @RalRey There are certainly plenty of places where the same thing is said in different ways in the different gospels, which does not imply contradiction, but there are other places where one has to say that two or more accounts cannot all be correct, and that does mean contradiction.

Not only that, but to pretend otherwise overlooks the fact that the various gospel writers had different purposes and had different audiences - because they did not write with the knowledge of each other's work, except to the extent that both Matthew and Luke used large portions of Mark's gospel and another source (generally known as Q) and copied them with only minor changes.

As for the genealogies, there are differences all down the line, with hardly any of the "begats" being the same. Admittedly, it is not easy to compare the lists because Matthew starts at the beginning (actually with Abraham) and Luke starts at the end and works backwards.

I can recommend a book that makes a lot of these points far better than I can. This is "The Bible for Grown-Ups" by Simon Loveday. If you can get hold of a copy you might find it worth your while.
1 years
RalRey New article
1 years ago
I published an article entitled "Four prisoners: two thieves and two criminals" in which I presented an introduction on an interesting biblical theme related to the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. Today I offer a second part, to see other details and dig a little deeper. Matthew points out that t... Read more
.
1 years
Melsdename Very cool article
1 years
1 years
RalRey Thanks for reading and commenting.
1 years
1 years
Melsdename You are quite welcome sweetie @RalRey
1 years
1 years
carmen3521 Interesante articulo
1 years
1 years
RalRey @carmen3521 Thanks for reading and commenting.
1 years
1 years
Deliana Impressive article!
1 years
1 years
RalRey @Deliana Thanks Deliana for reading and commenting on my article
1 years
1 years
indexer I find this to be an extraordinary idea. Just because two storytellers use slightly different words to describe the same incident does not mean that they must be telling different stories.
1 years
1 years
indexer There is another problem with your account. This is that if you regard both Matthew and Luke as being correct, and that the thieves were not the same people as the malefactors, then you have to reject the version given by John, who is crystal clear about the presence of only two other victims of crucifixion. Somebody has to be wrong here!
1 years
1 years
Explorer2017 You're right not all evil doers are thieves, but all thieves are evil doers. Therefore, therefore those 2 evildoers and 2 thieves are the 2 distinct persons not four.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer The underlying question is not only in the words used by the evangelist, that describe a type of people and another type, but in the content of the narrations and in the chronological order presented by those actions that give a unique image of the historical fact. the biblical fact. And they are not slightly different words, but they are different words. On the other hand, it is not that they tell different stories, but that they tell details of the same story that, armed like a jigsaw puzzle, they give us a unique story.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer The only ones wrong are the readers who read badly and understand badly, in this particular case. But God and none of the evangelists are wrong. And as for what Juan says about this fact, I'll talk about it in my next installment of this series. Thanks for reading and commenting.
1 years
1 years
indexer @RalRey If you are not careful, you end up saying that because this is "God's Word", and God cannot be wrong, then any factual disagreements between different Biblical passages can be explained as not being disagreements at all. Logic then gets turned on its head, and you have a God who is happy to defy logic! Is that what you believe?
1 years
1 years
indexer @Explorer2017 I agree with you 100%. This argument about four companions of Christ on Golgotha is not one that I have encountered before - for very good reasons! If you accept this notion, you really have to wonder why none of the Gospel writers appeared to be able to count, as none of the witnesses reported seeing the five men on crosses - only three!


I fear that RalRey is making a logical error here. Describing things differently does not add to number of things seen - it only changes the nature of what you think has been seen.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer I agree that we have to be careful, that we have to read carefully, that we have to scrutinize, as indicated by the Lord Jesus Christ. But the Bible is God's Will, it is His Thought, and of course there is no disagreement between one passage and another, they complement each other and agree with each other. And with all respect for his position in front of the Bible and before YHVH God, the God in whom I believe, whom I believe and love, is happy to challenge the logic of men, has always done so.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer This is not a vision particularly mine, there are many people, many believers, many Christians who have it, have welcomed it. Matthew, Mark and Luke tell different perspectives of the same story. But Juan proposes something different in which he shows the presence of the four inmates, who, I said, will be presented in the next installment of this series of publications that I am sharing on this platform. But I offer something in advance: Matthew, Mark and Luke were interested in when and how things happened, in when the events took place, while John was interested in the place of action, the place of events, where:

John 19:18
Where they put him on the cross with two others, one on this side and one on that, and Jesus in the middle.
1 years
1 years
indexer OK - let's look at this from a different perspective. Two passers-by witness a street robbery. The first witness says: "There were two men who did this. Both had beards". The second witness says: "Two men did this. They were clean-shaven." At the police station the sergeant takes statements from the witnesses and questions them carefully about the different descriptions they gave. Now - do you imagine for one second that it crosses his mind that the witnesses saw two different pairs of robbers and that actually there were four of them? And that each witness failed to even notice the other two? I think not! But that is what you are trying to persuade us was the case with the Crucifixion!
1 years
1 years
Explorer2017 @indexer You're right his logic is illuding.him.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer The case presented as an argument does not fit the case I am presenting, since none of the evangelists offers physical characteristics of the characters in question that can differentiate some people from others. They narrate temporal situations and describe the places where the events of the crucifixion took place. As you say, in that context it's not what I'm trying to expose. Therefore, with all due respect, I consider the argument that is conveyed as inappropriate and out of place.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer Oh! I forgot to say that in addition to narrating temporary situations and describing the places of events, they point out exactly who the four prisoners are: two are labeled as thieves (from the Greek: lestai) and two are labeled as evildoers (from Greek: kakourgoi)
1 years
1 years
indexer @RalRey You mistake the point of my analogy. It is about how witnesses might describe people differently - and it doesn't matter what it is that determines the distinction. The point is that if the two witnesses make a distinction - for whatever reason - that cannot be taken as evidence that they are describing different people. It also brings into question how two witnesses could fail to see other people who are in the same situation as the people they have observed but do not meet the criteria of their description.

Something else to remember - neither Matthew and Luke observed the Crucifixion. Their text was lifted almost word-for-word from the author of Mark - who was also not a first-hand witness. In other words, none of them had any direct evidence of why the other men were being crucified, and you also have to wonder whether any witness would have been able to know this, or if they would have taken the trouble to find out. Public executions were common, and people knew that there were various reasons why someone might be executed - such as being a thief. So calling a victim a thief was nothing remarkable. If you didn't want to be that precise - or wanted to avoided an inaccuracy - you might use a catch-all word such as "malefactor".

In other words, none of the gospel writers knew the answer to that question, and - to be frank - it was not something that greatly concerned them. It was not important to them to know that particular detail.

You also have to bear in mind that the evangelists were not historians, and it is a huge mistake to read the gospels through the modern lens of a reader of history, who looks for detail and accuracy at every turn. You have to take into account the context of these writings, which was to make specific points for the edification of specific audiences. Matthew was not writing for the same people that Luke was writing for, so you have to expect differences.
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer If Matthew, Mark, Luke or John did not know anything, they had no knowledge, if they were not witnesses of anything, they were not historians and they were the most ignorant of the Earth, the God, YHVH God, the Creator God of the universe. Creator and giver of life, God of Abraham, Moses, Isaac and Jacob, God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, God, El-Shadday, the great and omnipotent God, Almighty God, look, observe and know everything, and use with divine precision the right words to communicate the thoughts that He wants to communicate to men. Therefore, it inspired the Writers of the Old Covenant and those who wrote the New Covenant. YHVH God led these ignorant men to write what they had and should write (II Timothy 3:16). Thus, his thought and will were revealed to men in these times.

Here it does not matter why those four transgressing men were executed together with Jesus. If God did not care too much, did the evangelists and I have to be interested? This happened so that the prophecy of Isaiah would be fulfilled when he said that he would be counted with the transgressors: Isaiah 53:12.

At this time, and I think we touch on this point, it does not matter much for what kind of people they wrote, whether for Jews or Gentiles. The important thing is that they wrote for the men of today, you my dear friend and I among them, so that we may be saved and so that we may come to the knowledge of the Truth of YHVH, revealed in the Word present in the Bible.
1 years
1 years
indexer @RalRey You and I are looking at these writings through different lenses, and that is why we will never see the same things. I am looking at the words on the page - as words - and at what we know about the people who put them on the page - their background, their sources, the contexts in which they wrote. You are looking through a different lens - a religious one - which is why you do not see the same problems with these texts that I do, and why you have very different interpretations of their meaning and significance.

But that's OK - people are perfectly entitled to look at anything through any lens they might choose to use. However, they are on a fool's errand if they imagine for one moment that will be able to persuade someone looking through a different lens that they are mistaken!
1 years
1 years
RalRey @indexer I agree with you, but not quite, I can not. Certainly, you and I are seeing these scriptures through different perspectives, that is inevitable, since you belong to another culture, you have a different formation from the one I have, different purposes in terms of knowledge search. But mainly we have different attitudes towards these words, you have an attitude of scientific and intellectual search, but you lack the spiritual purpose in front of that search; and I, who am also motivated by scientific, precise and intellectual knowledge, interested in expanding my general culture, I am also interested in these words, the biblical words because I accept them as the revealed Word of God. You have an attitude of rejection of these words as The Word of God, but I, on the other hand, have an attitude of humility and acceptance in front of these words because I consider them inspired by God YHWH.

And I, of course, respect your position, I agree that you do not believe in God or in His divine Word; and it does not surprise me, nor does it bother me that it is so, because a large part of humanity does not believe. But my position, which I have chosen to have, is to be on the side of God, YHVH God, I believe in Him and I believe that The Bible is His revealed Will for men. There is a large part of humanity that is on that side, and that is on the side of the Word correctly exposed, without private interpretations, but adjusted to what God meant and said when revealing His Will.

Now, it is wrong to imply that I and many like me are in a mess of fools because, as you say, we imagine that we can persuade someone by looking through a different lens. Although I do not agree with the concept of persuading, that is not the intention, but we can, with the help of the Holy Spirit and a correct exposition of the Word, make many understand, believe, be reconciled with YHVH God and be saved, when they come to the knowledge and conviction of the Truth, as is the purpose of YHVH God and His beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 years

loading