New Testament ethics were conditioned by erroneous belief in the imminent End

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  1. Exactly. These ethics could hardly be acted upon over the lifetimes of the disciples, let alone later Christians. It explains why Paul said the “time was short” when answering a question on marriage. If you think the world is ending, marriage seems to be a trivial matter.

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  2. This just shows yet again what an utterly impractical religion Christianity really is.

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    • qb

      Classic moronic comment.

      So, wearing a black sheet over your entire body and a black cloth bag over your head, with layers of underclothes underneath in the sweltering uncompromising heat of the desert is practical?

      LOL!!

      Is drinking camel’s urine practical too?

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    • LOL, classic moronic comment by Coco the dancing monkey! Dance around the issue and deflect to Islam!! Dance monkey, dance!

      Why don’t you deal with the impractical advice your false apostle Paul gave to his followers? He was clearly mistaken is believing that the “time was short”. What else could he have meant, imbecile?

      Did you find anything about menstruation? Your religion is so impractical, you cannot even answer this simple question. You embarrassed yourself so many times already and are now avoiding discussing it. Poor, poor dancing monkey!

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  3. “New Testament ethics were conditioned by erroneous belief in the imminent End”

    Hyperbolic conjecture.

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    • meaningless waffle. Try and articulate a more insightful & analytic response to a fact about Paul’s ethics that is commonly recognised by biblical scholars.

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    • My response to a waffling tweet is perfectly appropriate. 1 cor 7 does show an erroneous belief in an imminent end.

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    • Actually that should read…”does NOT show an erroneous belief in an imminent end”.

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    • no, you were right the first time.

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    • Oh no I wasn’t.

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    • yes – you were. Then you had a mental relapse.

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    • Paul

      Why don;t you support you assertion with an argument? This appeal to authority works with muslims who are commanded to obey muslim authorities, but not with everyone else.

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    • It is clear:

      25 Now concerning virgins, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 I think that, in view of the impending crisis, it is well for you to remain as you are. 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But if you marry, you do not sin, and if a virgin marries, she does not sin. Yet those who marry will experience distress in this life, and I would spare you that. 29 I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

      Verse 29 he says the time before the End is short. Time is running out and there is little time left. This (of course mistaken) view conditions his ethical advice to the Corinthians about marriage etc.

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    • Paul

      Posting a wall of text without a accompanying argument doesn’t help you. I still see no evidence that your assertion is true.

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    • So you won’t support you assertions with a logical argument?

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    • I did. Do pay attention.

      Verse 29 he says the time before the End is short. Time is running out and there is little time left. This (mistaken) view conditions his ethical advice to the Corinthians about marriage etc.

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    • That’s it?!!

      Not convincing in the least. Where does he say the words “the time before the End is short”?

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    • LOL, Coco’s denial is absolutely hilarious!

      The time is short, Coco. That’s what Paul the false apostle said. The present world is passing away. Repent! The end is near.

      Like I said, if people read the text for what it says, faith in Christianity would topple. But some people prefer to lie to themselves and others and live in their own fantasy world. Pathetic zombies!

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  4. On the part of the “scholars”. Not Paul.

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  5. Paul.

    Does the Qur’an that the final hour could come at any time?

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    • “They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival?
      In what [position] are you that you should mention it?
      To your Lord is its finality.
      You are only a warner for those who fear it” QT

      Paul was talking about the hour that it comes in his life NOT that it “could” be in his own life.

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