Marc, I’ve brought the thread over to my site.
As it seems , there are many names & words for God & Christ, & there are others, was not Elijah God incarnate as well.
The name “Elijah” meant “God is Lord”.
More comments in Newsvine (reference: A Defense of Absolute Truth). Latest by Jack Huang (my response is located at #10). Topics reviewed: Shakespearean relevance to truth; guidelines for authenticity of NT manuscripts; absolute Truth, and its relationship to functional materialism; hermeneutics; Jesus and the fulfillment of OT law (w/ a brief review of Jewish history).
1. More comments pt 3 (response is in comment #8.6 and 8.7). It discusses the validity of attributing Shakespearean plays to Shakespeare; authenticity of the New Testament; misquoting Jesus; hermeneutics; accuracy and authenticity in Paul’s letters; Apocrypha (specifically the Gospel of Thomas); “altering” and infallibility (I’m sure there might be some others, but it took 5 minutes just to provide a summary up to this point).
2. More comments pt 4 (response is in comment #9.2). Points of discussion (mostly bears similarities w/ pt 3): heretical Christians; issues of accuracy and authenticity.
I’m not entirely sure why Father Stevens took down this comment, but it’s here for reference.
Continued from this thread below:
Thanks for the quick response. My comments interspersed below. I did find them to be helpful.
1. Respect – assuming the best about someone even if you disagree with them, not attacking their motives or intelligence. Ad hominem is disrespectful
I can agree with this – it’s nearly the definition of ad hominem. Bringing it into a subjective context, what do you think about a layman referring to you as “Brother”? Or, under what circumstances would you consider “Brother” to be non-disrespectful?
[Ed: For context, reference my removed comment.]
As I mentioned, I’m not entirely sure what you meant by your phrase (although I do know the meaning of the phrase itself). Please elaborate.
albert wrote: “A recent goal of mine has been to root out heresies from the church. Granted, this has been a rather large task, but the multiplicity of errors I’ve seen are just too blatantly out of sync to ignore, lacking resemblance to a heart, soul, strength and mind in geniune worship of God. This is because I see myself as a teacher of sorts, although I lack what is seen as “credentials” – Ph.D/Master’s of Divinity. (That’s a partial reason why I’m back in school right now).”