A gentle reminder to please keep to topic and not post generalizations of the Bible as a book or personalize the posts. This forum is for discussion of scriptural texts only.
Thank you, World Citizen, host Sacred Texts/Bible
Okay... trying to comply here but I am not sure what you mean by "scriptural texts only." Is it:
1) The peculuartities of Hebrew/Greek/English languages. Example:
Were John's thoughts reflecting Hebrew thoughts or Greek? Why were certain pronouns capitalized in English and certain pronluns used?
2) The purpose of the John's writing. Example:
(John 20:31 KJV) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
3) The details of the message conveyed by John. Example:
How many persons are listed in verse one? How many Gods were there in the beginning? What person made all things? How was the word made flesh?
What are we suppose to discuss here?
All those you cited as examples would be permitted when discussing "The Gospel of John" (thread title) because each would be on-topic. Non sequiters such as post 70 are an example of what should not be discussed in ANY thread - beliefs, personal or otherwise, about the Bible in general. Also, personal comments to/about other Beliefnet members (ie., ad hominem), as always, violate the ROC and are subject to deletion.
World Citizen, host Sacred Texts/The Bible
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