[quote:3s49wm2c]Why do you not understand something? I don’t read what you claim are 17th century ideas to forward them.[/quote:3s49wm2c]
Ron, no “Christian” believed the way you did until the 1500s when the Reformers came around. NONE. There is no historical evidence to the contrary.
They may be 1st century texts but they were not interpreted in the way that you do until nearly 1500 years later.
Were all the other Christians wrong prior to that time?