What makes you read the Bible? What are you looking for?
I was asking Lullaby.
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Really? Because I can get really offended by say... radishes if I choose to. So the question is... does the scale of the offense lay with the offender... or the offended.
If the offender. "It's not that bad, nothing's an offense at all." </nonchalant attitude>
If the offended... hmm... then it becomes interesting. You see, God's nature is infinite, so the offense would be infinite.
And with rejection, I would say that the scale of the offense is related to the hurt felt by the one rejected. So, rejecting God is not a finite sin. Rejection, by it's very nature, is an ongoing thing that only mediates if resolved. If you think of a timeline... it's open ended in one end. One line becomes two. And that line extends at least the life of the subject, or if unbounded/immortal, to infinity.
Finally, while the punishment of separation from God is infinite, is the suffering of those who are condemned? Hell will be destroyed, thusly any such suffering will have a duration.
Hmm... interesting... if your concept of infinite suffering is separation from God, if you love God that much, would such separation be a just punishment for any other Sin. (Obviously, if you loved God such, you would not reject him). Maybe not... hmm... so would this necessitate redemption? Must there be a way to be redeemed?
Interesting. In that context the commandments make a lot more sense. (To me at least).
It's a shame texasdave went and got himself banned because I'd like to know if the "certain festival " he alluded to but didn't bother to name, occurred, as it must have by his reckoning, on May 14th, 572 B.C.? And if so was the date affected at all by the changeover from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar?
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