Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Jd JDay123 at
Sat Nov 2 18:23:06 EST 2002

Bob LeChevalier wrote: 

>>JDay123 at (Jd) wrote:
>>Your view that the Talmud is a type of codification of the oral
>>Torah is off  by one order of magnitude in that the earliest
>>document of rabbinic literature is the "Mishnah" not the Talmud.
>The Mishnah is part of the Talmud.

And your point?

>>>>... which should immediately make anyone interested in truth ask the
>>>>question "what is the gospel?" if they previously thought that the
>>>>"gospel" is only relevant to NT teachings.  Obviously, the element
>>>>of certain truth is contained within the phraseology "word preached"
>>>>and is not limited to NT theology (or scientific review which is
>>>>limited by uncertainties). Otherwise, how could many of the OT
>>>>characters have aquired the status of "saints" as is revealed in
>>>>both OT and NT scriptures?
>>>I don't think any OT characters are considered "saints".  They are
>>>considered "patriarchs" or "prophets".
>>Spoken as a true victim of Popery.  I've heard that some saints get
>>voted into sainthood by the "council of divines" 500 years or so
>>after they've died.
>So now I am a Catholic?  Sorry, but no.  My father's family is
>Catholic and he studied in seminary but turned away from the church.
>I knew nothing of Catholicism until I was an adult.  My most recent
>baptism was Southern Baptist (which doesn't accept anyone else's
>baptism as valid).

Then why don't you know about OT saints? 

Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their
beds.  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a
two-edged sword in their hand;  To execute vengeance upon the
heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with
chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them
the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the
Lord. (Psalms 149:5-9)


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