If Jesus couldn't keep HIMSELF out of trouble...

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    ...how do you expect him to save you? :eusa_eh:

    This seems like a fatal theological flaw if ever there was one.
     
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    Something is flawed alright. And it's your brain!

    Please refrain from speaking on things you know nothing about.
     
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    Can't argue the point, so you attack? Join the club; it's big around here.
     
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    I'm not a christian, but according to the Bible it seems like he wanted to get in trouble (crucifixion) to absolve people of their sins.
     
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    You are an imbecile.
     
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    Unwillingness to exercise a power doesn't demonstrates inability to exercise it.

    I have the power to take someone elses life (as most of us do). Does my unwillingness to exercise that power mean i dont have it?
     
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    He didn't because his whole purpose in life was to die for other people's sins. Or thats the gist I've picked up.
     
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    This guy thinks you're retarded.

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    What makes you think I expect anyone to keep me out of trouble?
     
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    He served his purpose.
    He wasn't meant to avoid sacrifice.
    He was meant to be the sacrifice to end all sacrifices.

    Today it is our job to apply that sacrifice and grace
    so we CAN break the cycle and not have to keep dying and suffering for our past mistakes.

    Humanity has the ability now to benefit from the sacrifices of the past
    where we can eventually overcome all ills and war
    and establish true peace and justice.

    With grace and good will, by forgiveness and correction instead of judgment and punishment, not war and violence or coersion by force fear or threat in a cycle of retribution. Jesus represents the break in that cycle so we can live by restorative justice as in the NT instead of dying under retributive justice as in the OT.
     

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