The way we interpret the Bible ...
Great men of God, but didn't know as much as we know now.
More influence than anyone other than Apostle Paul.
Influenced by Rome and church.
Original sin and predestination. Luther and Calvin.
We have same sources. Lived 400 years after Jesus. Bible was Latin?
Wrote xxx books, now have xxx sermons.
Never knew Greek, master at Latin. We can get closer to the truth.
This website challenges two of the doctrines promulgated by Saint Augustine: original sin and predestination, with reasons.
First we apply a law of logic known as the law of the excluded middle, which states that a thing either IS or IS NOT.
If there were a time when nothing existed, then nothing would exist today. Something and nothing are mutually exclusive. Something cannot come out of nothing because nothing is always nothing.
Same Greek scripture, now more scholarship.
One thousand years before the printing press. Did best he could. But we can do even better.
Again, applying the law of the excluded middle, we ask if the something is material (matter) or non-material (spirit) in nature:
We now know that the universe began at a moment in time with a colossal burst of energy (Big Bang).
2500 denominations, gives confidence that we can study the Bible ourselves.
Go back to Bible and see what Jesus and the apostles actually said and wrote.
Try to take off some layers of theology and get to basics.
Nothing wrong with adjusting to new info
If day, then death before Adam
If death before Adam, then not Adam cause death