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1 Timothy 1:16: “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”
1 Timothy 4:10: “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”
2 Timothy 3:15: “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Hebrews 3:18: “And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?”
Hebrews 4:2: “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
Sorry, but you are wrong. The Lord never altered His promises of eternal life and mercy for all those who put their trust in Him. What happened was the First Coming of Christ. That is the priests of the LEVI tribe no longer had to offer sacrifices to God, because Jesus sacrificed Himself for our sins. Therefore since there was no longer a need for that priesthood to offer sacrifice, there had to be a change because God Himself became the sacrifice. Those Levite priests no longer had to offer sacrifices because Jesus is the sacrifice for once and for all. The sacrifices of old were a forecasting of Jesus sacrificing Himself on the cross for our sins. That is that Jesus IS the LAMB of GOD, slain from the foundation of the world. The priests were sacrificing lambs, the same way that Abel did before Cain slew him, which was a foreshadowing or a picture of our salvation through our faith in the Lord and His sacrifice, since He is the lamb of God who is blessed forever amen.
Now you can see, God is not a liar, and there is no contradiction whatsoever in the King James Bible. Now believe and be saved.
I love Hebrews 8:13, but you should also quote Hebrews 8:12 KJV:
 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. That's the same promise He made in the OT.
Do you remember this?
Psalm 89:33 KJV
Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Sounds just like the promise in Hebrews 8:12 to me, just with His mercies reworded. Before God said that He would not suffer his faithfulness to fail. Now He says that He will be merciful to our unrighteousness and He will not even remember our sins. That seems like the promise is either the same or even improved. Only a fool would complain about receiving a greater gift than was originally promised even when that first promise's result will still be achieved (that is an increase grants what was originally promised plus more, so that nothing is lost).
This is the promise in the OT: Genesis 15:6: “And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
This is the promise in the NT: Romans 4:3: “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”
The same promises God made in the OT, He made in the NT. Just this time, Jesus is the sacrifice, not actual lambs.
Let's say there is a man who has a good employer. The employer promises that man $1500 for each day's labor he completes. The man is happy with that deal.
Later on the employer realizes that a change is necessary. He goes to his employee and tells him that instead of working eight hours a day, from now on a work day will consist of only four hours. But the pay will remain the same at $1500.
Does that man look at his employer and call him a liar?
Has there been a change? Yes. Has the employer altered any of his promises? No, but he gave the man a better deal.
Only a fool would complain about getting a better deal, especially when all the promises from the old deal are still there, just the obligations on the part of the man have been lessened.
Oh, but that is an excuse for the haters of God to justify their hatred for Him.
What Jesus said is true; men misunderstand it, change it, or corrupt it, intentionally or not. The Bible was put together by men, written by men. And it appears that much has been changed from what Jesus was originally saying. If you can't get over these things, then that's your problem, not mine. It doesn't invalidate the Truth.
Nothing has been changed as proven by the multitude of other scriptures which tell us salvation is by faith (belief) alone in Jesus, without works. I have posted multiple verses from many different books in the Bible which all state the same exact thing but explained in different words. Each book of the Bible verifies the doctrine of all the other books through consistency which proves the KJB has not been tampered with.
Jesus Himself also said the same things in multiple different ways just so people would get it, but there are some who will never get it, searching for things which are not there, instead of just believing the scriptures.
There are many allusions to reincarnation in the Bible. Reincarnation was an early Christian belief as well. Look up an early church father named Origen. No doubt he had a belief in it already due to his Hellenistic education, but he definitely had a Scriptural basis. There are many allusions to reincarnation in the Bible, Old and New Testaments:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=KJV
Job 1:21 - Why is Job saying he will return to his mother's womb?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=KJV
Matthew 11:13-14 - Jesus explicity says that John the Baptist was Elijah. Not like him or similar to him, but him. One could argue that this was a special case and thus that reincarnation is not universal from a Biblical standpoint, although plenty of other verses make it clear that it is not a special case.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=KJV
John 9:1-3 - When Jesus and his disciples encounter a blind man, the disciples ask Jesus if the man or his parents sinned to cause him to be born blind. How could the man have sinned to cause himself to be born blind? There's only one possibility - that he lived before. What really amazes me though, and why this particulat set of verses is so compelling is that Jesus didn't correct the disciples. Which is really strange since Jesus corrected people frequently. Why would he fail to correct them on such an important matter? Instead of correcting them, he just answers that it wasn't the man or his parents who sinned to cause him to be born blind. He raises no objection to the idea at all!
...and there are many more verses that allude to reincarnation in some form. My point here is not to argue that reincarnation is true - I don't know either way - but to point out that the concept is in the Bible and is accepted as true by many. I don't want your excuses or your mental gymnastics, Adama. Facts bows to the beliefs and doctrines of no man.
Nothing has changed, except the languages the Bible was written in, translations of the originals, exclusions of unwanted books of the Bible...nothing that matters I guess.
The Bible literally screams "Believe and be saved" and "Believe not and be condemned" everywhere in every place. I think people who understand that but won't accept that have really short changed themselves of the treasures they could have had in heaven.
The translators of the KJV were experts who knew over a dozen languages each, even ones that are dead, like Latin. The King James Bible is consistent throughout. It is clear that salvation is by grace through faith. It is not a massive metaphor of some kind. It is what it says. That's why it's repeated so often so that everyone gets it. I would rather trust their translation than the words of philosophers and scholars who don't even claim to believe one word of the Bible.
As far as reincarnation, I have already stated all that needs to be said. The Bible is consistent throughout as I have proven. If there is one clear scripture that clearly states that men live and die only once, I would go with that rather than the vague interpretations of parables by unbelievering scholars. The wisdom of men is foolishness to God.
"Vague?" How was Job being vague when he said that he will return to his mother's womb? How was Jesus being vague when he said that John the Baptist IS Elijah? How were the disciples being vague when they asked if the blind man had sinned (in a past life) to cause his blindness?
So either the Bible says what it says or it doesn't. Which is it?
There are many more references to reincarnation in the Bible than there are references to a flat earth.
I see it now. If a person won't believe one scripture, they won't believe despite seeing a dozen verses in different books which all show that salvation is by faith in Jesus alone. I have experienced this a few times in person, in which so called Bible believing Christians can't understand (or rather won't) that salvation is the gift of God through our faith in Jesus Christ. It just says believe and be saved, but they want to confuse the issue with other matters which God didn't even say matters as far as salvation is concerned.
They stumble at their own stumbling block, one of pride in their own works, or worse the hatred for God because of how holy He is compared to their filthiness.
Jude 1:5 KJV
 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Psalms 78:22 KJV
Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
Romans 10:3 KJV
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Galatians 3:26: KJV
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
No, you just seek to misunderstand it intentionally because you want to believe in reincarnation, and you also don't want to believe that salvation comes by faith. Despite any evidence you are shown, you will never believe anything if it is contrary to what you've already chosen to believe. That is, there is no fact or detail which is proof for you, because you don't care for proof, although you claim you do. You just want to see things which are not there because you want to believe in the false doctrine of reincarnation, rather than simply believing in Christ and being rewarded with heaven for that simplicity. There will be no do-overs. Life is not a video game with a reset button. There is only one shot.
Titus 3:10 KJV
 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
I've already given you the requisite number of admonitions.
If we take Jesus original teachings, it suggests that God is universal, working through what is written in the hearts of all men: forgive others and God will forgive you.
Taking men's interpretations, no wonder modern day Christianity gets its logic so mixed up. Instead of being universal, they fit God into a box, and making Him small. So then people who lived before Jesus automatically get sent to hell, because they weren't able to have faith in Jesus due to the bad luck of being born too early in history.
The ones who appear to believe in Jesus' teaching the least are the christians.
I can't believe this. The man would rather believe that Job could literally re-enter his mother's womb, rather than believe in salvation in Jesus by faith alone. That really shows us how confused some people are, who deceive themselves.
Titus 3:11 KJV
 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
How about addressing the verses I gave you? I haven't twisted anything - you can check each one and I can give plenty more.
I don't believe in reincarnation; as I said already, my point was that it is in the Bible as an accepted belief.
You just perfectly described yourself, Adama.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 KJV
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.