Originally Posted by rakimkoolgrapwutang
jesus never once said he died on the cross to save people from their sins.
paul and the disciples came to that conclusion not jesus.
pauls message was a sadomasochistic one about how the most innocent pure man had to be brutally and savagely murdered for the sins of everybody else.
this is stupid for numerous reasons:
1) god is omnipotent and can therefore forgive or destroy sins with the snap of his fingers.
2) it is an extremely preverse form of judgement. punishing the innocent for the guilty. imagine if courts were run like that lol.
3) its very unlikely that a tender spirit like jesus would condone this type of thing.
jesus actually dealt with sin in a much more realistic manner. he dealt with it by simply forgiving it and also he didnt judge people. good and evil come from judgement. therefore because he didnt judge or differentiate, he didnt see sin in people. everyone became equal including God. there was no sin.
read "the idiot" by Dostoyevsky. it paints a much better image of jesus.
1 cor 13 showed that paul had very little understanding of love.
since this is all based on your own personal world view what you have to say is pretty much irrelevant in regards to God's decree for his own creation testified to in scripture.
the bible has no interest in satisfying yours, mine, or anyone elses world view. thats not the bible's intent at all. the bible testifies of God the creator's sovereign decree. you can reject the decree if you wish, but you cannot change it.
as far as jesus' death not being about the salvation of sinners, its pretty much the same as those people who say the bible does not teach the trinity solely because the word "trinity" is not in scripture(and it isnt) despite contextual references being all over the new testament. you look for literal references and totally ignore numerous contextual references.
so in mark 2:17 when jesus says "i have not come to call the rightous, but sinners, what is he calling them to? is it not salvation?
in matthew 11:4-6 when jesus says "...the good news is preached to the poor". what good news do you think he is refering to? is it not the sins of the world being forgiven through christs sacrifice?
matthew 24:9-14? what do you take the "gospel of the kingdom" to mean?
this is a good one as it speaks directly to your point. you're peter in this passage getting rebuked by jesus because what jesus is proposing and what God has decreed doesnt fit your personal world view.
john 4:1-26? john 4:31-38? hell the whole book of john is crawling with quotes from jesus referencing salvation through his death. i dont see how you can miss it.
luke 22:19-20...what is this new covenant? why is it in his blood? why does re predict his death in other verses?
im gonna go out on a limb and say without ever reading the book that "the idiot" will also be based on someone elses personal world view and not the decree in which God's own word testifies thus making it a FALSE image of jesus.