Quote (poulgaragr @ Jun 21 2012 12:20pm)
show me, mr hypocrite, WHERE this is taken out of context:
*Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation. 16 He that believes and is baptised shall be saved; but he that disbelieves shall be condemned. 17 Believers will be given the power to perform miracles; in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents; and when they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Now, here is an interesting piece of information:
In the most ancient manuscripts, Mark 16 ends at verse 8! 9-20 is missing. These last 11 verses were added in the 10th century, because the Gospel according to Mark, which was the first Gospel ever written (and then again 65 years after Jesus, when all the disciples were already dead), doesn't mention the resurrection, nor does it mention the ascension of Jesus Christ.
Thus, apart from the last 2 points, we have a dilemma here:
1-Admit that the Bible has been altered, thus corrupted.
2-Take the poison test to prove you are a true Christian believer.
3-Refuse to take the poison test, thus proving you are not a true Christian Believer!
And believe me, there is NO EXCUSE out of this! In my experience, I have encountered lots of missionaries and regular Christians who try (in vain) and make up excuses like: “You are tempting God”, or “These miracles were only meant for the disciples”, or “the disciples already performed these miracles, and so did Paul when he was bitten by a snake”...
However, ALL OF THESE EXCUSES are already refuted by Jesus who CLEARLY SAYS: “believers” (all those who are baptised etc.) will be able to perform these miracles”, thus, there is truly NO WAY OUT OF THIS!
PS I will keep hammering you with this until you admit that you are wrong and your fake religion is just that: FAKE!!!
1. I admit the Bible has been altered, but it wasn't fortunate enough to avoid translation.
2. Another mistake of you taking the Bible literally. The Bible also says "You shall not put the Lord your God to the test." Which is exactly what we would be doing by attempting to perform miracles.
3. Check # 2
(figured I'd try it out like you...it really does boost the self esteem...)
Now on to the Q'uran
The Q'uran tells us MANY different ways man was created..."we are created from earth (11:61), sometimes from dry clay (15:26,28,33, 17:61, 32:7), sometimes from nothing (19:67), sometimes not from nothing (52:35), sometimes from wet earth (23:12), or from mire (38:71), sometimes from water (25:54, 21:30, 24:45), sometimes from dust (3:59, 30:20, 35:11) or even sometimes from the dead (30:19, 39:6)".
There was a time when Muslims clerics would establish fatwa?s against those claiming the earth to be spherical. Although the Qur'an describes a flat earth we find Muslims today adamant that the Qur'an portrays a round one. However no verse exclaiming this planet is round can be found in the Qur'an.
21:31-32 And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should quake with them, and We have made therein broad highways between mountains for them to pass through. And we have made the sky a roof withheld from them. 13:2 Allah raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; He is firmly established on the throne; and has subjected the sun and the moon each one to run its course for a term appointed. 18:86 Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People.