Mr. Weathers states:
I guess wont get a straight answer from you,[/quote:2lpymmck]
You certainly do. But why do you not give me an answer to my question about – if 1 John was your way how would you have James 2:10+11 to be truthful? Or if Jesus took my sins to the cross, how do you figure that there is a Purgatory?
I have a ? when you study and read the Bible do you take the readings as “gospel truth” or did you everythink those verses might mean something else?[/quote:2lpymmck]
I usually find that the best answers to a hardquestion is found in Scriptures themselves. So for this type of question I’ll just quote
part of 1 Chronicles 28:9 – [color=red:2lpymmck]If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever[/color:2lpymmck]
so why not search the Scriptures for your answers instead of going to “Catholic Answers” or your catechism after all Scriptures are truth and will not fail to do what they are meant for. Jesus Himself said “you error not knowing Scriptures” (Matthew 22:29)
[quote:2lpymmck]After all they were written almost 2000 years ago and went through many translations.Dont get me wrong I do read and believe what the Bible says but the Apostle’s wrote the books by memory and I think they wrote what they thought Jesus meant.For instance 1 John may be dated toward the end of the first century. [/quote:2lpymmck]
You fail to see one important item – the Holy Spirit was taking charge of what was or wasn’t put in the book, so it doesn’t matter what the apostles felt like or did or didn’t know, it came out the way God wanted it to come out, and as II usually ask Catholiics, since you don’t believe in Sola Scriptura, can you tell me what other book has that type of messages from God? I never get any good answers yet!