Third Response to Gil Torres
So it seems I have been misunderstanding your points. This being the case can you please clarify your beliefs for me?
I understand that you believe that Jesus claimed to be divine and that he was telling the truth when he made that claim (did I misunderstand you here as well?).
How did you arrive at this belief? On what basis are people in general expected to arrive at the same conclusion that you did?
You state that you believe that Scripture is “the authoritative revelation of the will of God”.
How did you come to this conclusion? How did you conclude that the books that you find in the Scriptural canon truly belong there?
I understand that you might think that these questions are not relevant to the discussion at hand. In case I understood you correctly – I strongly disagree. The method that God set in place to teach us that that Scripture is authoritative and that these books rightly belong in the canon of Scripture were also used by God to teach us other truths – and these truths provide the true context for Scripture.
Looking forward to your response
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