Is the Bible literature?

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Is the Bible literature?

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 29, 2013 9:52 am

Relevant to todays headlines: "The Pope sez atheists go to heaven--the Vatican says they go to Hell!" affraid

Lets get to the root of this thing. Rolling Eyes

The thing is, there are some very inconvenient statements in the New Testament, that have been causing Rome serious consternation for centuries (remember that the New Testament is the divinely-revealed literal word of God, so it can't be dismissed, one has to work around it).

This is one of them:

"Except a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" [John 3]

What about the newborns that died without ever doing anything wrong? What about the virtuous people who lived and died before the time of John the Baptist?

If Rome was to say that unbaptized newborns go to the same place as the baptized babies, that would make both original sin and baptism meaningless. Neutral

So Dante created a place for them--almost heaven, but they don't get to see God (that's not a problem for most folks Razz ).

Allowing Saladin into Limbo was very daring, because Saladin obviously knew all about Catholicism (having killed thousands of knights Templar) and he had ample opportunity to convert, but stubbornly resisted. Shocked



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Re: Is the Bible literature?

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 29, 2013 9:54 am

So--pinhed, can one reconcile what the Vatican said with what the Pope said? scratch

Yes, but you have to look at what they actually said--not what the paper said they said.

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