Originally Posted by Legion
If you take time to investigate what the Bible actually says about the sinful nature of humans, it should become obvious fairly quickly that while God's love is a major theme, so is God's judgment. There are at least 389 verses in the Bible that specifically use the word "sin", 90 verses in the New Testament alone. 285 verses use the word "judgement". 281 verses use the word love. 261 verses contain the word "mercy". A reading of the Scriptures that comes away with a belief that human beings are not sinful is unbalanced, blind and unrealistic.
Legion, where do get statistics like that, and when will I ever learn to assume that the information I desire can not only at the very least be sought for on line, but chances are guaranteed that you will learn HOW to search.
I can't believe I am still
not automatically assuming this available information is always on line.
I'm specifically interested in how many "scriptural sins" are committed, when 1 verse of scripture is used OVER another for the sake of absurd accusation in the name of Love thy neighbor. without so much as even recognizing the need to acknowledge the discrepancy, exactly the opposite of what you typed above.
It's not tomato potato
we're discussing here, it's potato patato. The church being (sorry, I trailed off here, what was I saying?)
Statistics like that would be interesting and compelling no matter what the Biblical subject. Do they make Biblical Thesauri?