So let's start with your first claim. You stated--as a fact--that the Christian faith is "deeply rooted in Paganism." You implied that it is such an obvious fact, you are baffled as to why most don't see it.
To Believers on meat and not on milk...the systems of Paganism are identified by works verses Faith to get saved.
That one can earn their way unto Salvation. Do so many prayers...good works...put the monies in the box etc etc ad nauseum. This has it's origins in Paganism. Salvation by works.
And over the years many changes have been made not only in the Bibles..but in the Seminaries to enforce this system of Pagan Belief. If you are awake and thinking about the Word and what it states..you can see many of the preachers and ministers following exactly this pattern...with subtlety. Just like the serpent in the garden.
I have caught them many times ..on the tube as well as from the pulpit.
Also from Gail Riplinger ..."New Age Bible Versions" shows where the Bibles were changed over the years and why. You can find in this book charts of the various Bibles and the changes made through the years side by side for comparison...to reinforce Pagan doctrine and practice...and have it pass as Christian.
In like manner to which the Hebrew leadership overlaid Pagan doctrine..the traditions of men..on top of the Law of Moses and tried to get it to pass for the Law of Moses when it was no such thing.
As I have often stated here in this forum..the example of the woman caught in adultery in John 8 is textbook of this overlaying of Pagan traditions of men on top of the Law of Moses to pass as the Law of Moses when it was no such thing and also demonstrated that the Hebrews were worshiping another god..not the God of the Fathers and Moses.
I can make this same demonstration for our own Pagan government and how it too switched gods and told no one they have done this...while appearing to be something they most certainly are not. Just like politics..not the product advertised to the public.
What was the passage about "whoever is without sin, let them cast the first stone"? It is never too late, while you are living.greeney2
This was stated to the Pharisees in John 8 of which I quoted above where they had overlaid the traditions of men on top of the Law of Moses...as if it was the Law of Moses..when it was no such thing. And Jesus the Christ for Remission of Sins knew this about the Hebrew leadership. This is why He told them Ye are of your father the devil.
You are using the very passage of which I spoke to demonstrate your point when it in fact supports my point. You are misquoting and misdirecting here.
For the woman caught in adultery here...was brought before Jesus..caught in the very act. They asked Jesus what say ye Rabbi??
But the Law of Moses said they both shall be stoned...not one. They brought only the woman ..they did not bring the man. The Law they were keeping said ...women get stoned for adultery ..men do not. This was not the Law of Moses...it was another law and another god. It was not the God of the Fathers. You are misusing and misquoting here...misdirecting..when the passage in fact..supports what I have been stating all along.
This passage and the whole business of the woman caught in adultery demonstrates the Paganism of the Hebrews...another god and another law...that they were practicing...not of the Law of Moses. Most ministers do not teach this about what these passages actually teach. They deceive and misdirect here on these passages and the story of the woman caught in adultery. We are never to think this through for ourselves and realize what is happening here.
We are to judge Righteous Judgement...after the Word. Which means we are to know the difference in traditions of men and the world..and what we are instructed to do or not to do in the Word.
We are also to come out from amongst them and be ye separate....this means we are to have the knowledge to judge what we see and know around us in this world in order to know the difference in the sin behind the traditions of men and what is taught to us in the Word of God.
Hope this helps and clarifies the point/points.