Originally Posted by GODISUNIVERSAL
His book was nice, he sounded like a sensible guy, then i discovered he believes that God (love) WANTS to save His entire creation but cant and ends up burning most in a big fire. He accepts modern bibles mistranslate words like 'homosexual' but can't get his head around the fact that modern bibles also mistranslate words such as 'eternal' and 'hell'. Sounds a bit...PICKY to me. And you cant be picky with the word of God... Just another cult really, another denomination. There are already 30 odd thousand, youd think that would be enough.
First off, as a Christian, we all should know a cult from true Christianity [read Dr. Walter Martin's book, "Kingdom of the Cults"], including romney & mormonism.
And Mel White doesn't believe that God will "end" the world in a great fire.
Here's another author's works you could consider regarding the writing & interpretation of the Bible:
[Bart Ehrman]. A scholar of the Bible and here's three titles of his I have read and gleaned much:
1. Lost Scriptures [Gnostic books etc.]
2. Misquoting Jesus
3. Jesus Interrupted
And if you have read any of his books and think he's way off base, sorry. His scholarly studies make sense to me especially about HOW the Bible was written & rewritten. They didn't have "copy" machines back then [LOL] and had to rewrite the papyras as the previous ones decayed. In those days, there were few scholars doing the rewrites, so laymen "tried" to interpret what they read to transcribe on the new papyras. Hebrew, when written back then only used the consonants and not the vowels. If the papyra was illegible, they "guessed" or "interpreted" what it said and well, it's like playing "Telephone" after hearing the 10th person "say" what the starter originally said, it gets "jumbled" and is not what originally was written [as in the Bible, not the Telephone game that is].
I really could go on & on etc.. Hate typing, better on the telly, but you're international LD and it would cost too much.
Just a bottom line: I never knew the evangelists as intimately as Mel did [Dobson, Kennedy, Falwell etc.] but having tithed to them, read their books, listened to their radio broadcasts and videos from 1976 - 2004, I believe every word he wrote regarding how they conducted their lives and spewed their diatribe to their "constituents." And for many years I believed them too until, I finally "saw the light." Mel, is RIGHT ON THE MONEY, in my opinion.