Was Moses a Christian?
*facepalm* shows how much I know
Nope. He was an Israelite by heritage and an Egyptian by birth. Neither Islam nor Christianity existed at the time, and as the Kingdom of Judah had not yet been established, he could not be considered Jewish either.
He was a bushie. A burning bushie, precisely.
About as much a Christian as my left foot is a hamsteak
Great. Now we need a pic of your left foot to find out.
Well it isn't about to become my profile pic... Though I must admit that would be interesting
He was an Egyptian.
Because someone practices in accordance to a certain religion does not mean they ascribe to it. Many say Jesus was Muslim because he prayed, fasted and lived in the Muslim tradition. However, being that his proclaimed faith was Jewish and therefore..
I thought the islam started on the 6th century.
I have no idea.
No, Moses was a Jew. Jesus was not even conceived in the time of Moses.
This is an honest question, doesn't Christian teaching hold that Jesus is/was eternal? Or was that misrepresented to me or am I misinterpreting?
There's no simple answer to that because it gets into ideas regarding the trinity. My thought is that Moses was a Jew because of his relation to Abraham and because Christ had not yet been brought into this world to deliver the new word of God.
CORRECT. JESUS is and was eternal. Still is today. He is part of the Trinity of God.
Glock, if I may ask, how did you answer this question?
I wrote it with a stylus on a Kindle Fire.
Ok, that's funny, still though, I'm genuinely curious for you answer
That's what you take away... Lol. You're soooo funny. What a child.
What was your original point, cowboy? I'm interested to hear.
Cowboy let me know that until Moses was given the Ten Commandments, everyone was murdering all the dang time! But then they stopped. So I should be grateful to Christians, otherwise I too would be murdered.
Kermie seems to think that without moral legislation, humans wouldn't murder each other. That society would, without law, behave themselves, which is absurd.
Yeah cowboy, we need to thank Christian Moses that no one ever commits murder anymore
I'm all for anarchy. I say bring it on. Kermie wouldn't last very long though, so he better thank God our founders followed his law.
If everyone was murdering everyone, how did anyone manage to survive?
Darwin. Heard of him?
People murdered before and after the Ten Commandments. The Commandments simply codified moral laws that were already written in people's hearts.
But since people are bad we break the law all of the time.
Ah but Kermie's point was that laws don't have to be moral. That people would just behave themselves. Which is nonsense.
Cowboy, society had law long before we created God in our own image and likeness.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ancient_legal_codes -- LOTS of law.
It's funny that Sharia Law is in there...
You people are really screwed up!
Aran: The idea of God goes back to well before recorded history.
cowboy: I agree that's preposterous. A man-made law contrary to natural law is unjust and invalid. Aquinas fleshes out that issue.
I think you'd have a very hard time convincing anyone with a brain that there's evidence of God existing before humans starting writing things down. Especially when the name Yahweh, in it's first recorded iterations, was a place name, not a god.
Similarly, Aquinas' arguments regarding natural law are based on some fundamental assumptions about what 'nature' means that are pretty easy to argue with, so that's hardly an ironclad source. tinyurl.com/mv7qjuj
"Professing THEMSELVES to be wise, THEY became FOOLS" Romans 1:22.
Anyone with a brain? Like archeologists and anthropologists? There is clear evidence of primitive man performing burial rituals that imply belief in an afterlife. You're clearly so biased by your worldview that you're overlooking obvious facts.
And the idea of natural law and an objective good comes from countless philosophers. Aquinas is just one.
The only kind of person who would believe something this stupid is someone who will like their own comments every time they post
I learn something new from cowboy every day I'm here. Thanks cowboy!
What do you mean? I never said that Moses was a Christian. Kermie did.
There is no Christian or Jewish Heaven. And Hell will contain Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists and even a lot of people who go to church every Sunday, sing in the choir and call themselves Christians.
How do you know all of this?
It's all in the Bible.
There were NO Christians before Christ was crucified.
A lot of those poor souls are burning in hell, am I right? Only way to the father is through the son and such.
INCORRECT. No one is in HELL yet. They will all be cast together with Satan and the Anti Christ and all those who followed him.
Where are they storing all these dead souls? Purgatory? Do the saved go to heaven immediately or are they in the waiting room too? How are those prior to Christ getting to heaven without living knowledge of the savior?
When you die, you go before the Lord and the Book of Life is opened. If your name is there, you are ushered in Heaven. If it is not there, you go into HADES ( this is not HELL) until Judgment Day. Even the RIGHTEOUS will be Judged that day.
People were indeed SAVED before Christ. Ephesians 1:4-5. How were they saved without Christ? Ephesians 2:8-8. They were saved "by GRACE" through their FAITH. They same way we are SAVED in 2014.
Purgatory is not mentioned in the Bible and was a concept of the Catholic Church. If you paid the church enough money, they could PRAY you out of Purgatory which is not Scriptural and is one of the reasons for Martin Luther's REFORMATION.
But those before Christ don't go to christian heaven right? Because there were no christians before Christ, so they're like in Jewish heaven. How about all the Jews after Christ, they must be in hades. I bet that place is slap full of restless souls
No, dufus. OBVIOUSLY he was a Mulsim. palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=6716
Wrong! Moses was a good-looking white man, just like Jesus and Santa. Muslims are not white people.
Kermie-on the epic rap battle video, Moses is black... I thought it was cool, mainly because he destroyed Santa
Wrong! You need to take Professor Cowboy's history class, I'm afraid.
You called him a Christian, I didn't. Lol
Special thanks to my historian friend cowboy, who taught me something new today!
Which poll was this? I've got to see this!
Yeah I'm lost
SFLiberal's poll about legislating morality.
It's just too funny. And cowboy says I'm crazy. Lol.
You called Moses a Christian, Kermie. I never did. Lol