Did you find a lot of answers (in the other thread) to the questions you asked me?
If not, there still there a-waitin' for you. They haven't run away anywhere.
Sure here I already find a problem. Here is from the link you posted. Workingman quoting off Mrs. J.
Jesus Christ him self clames to be God.
Luke 4:12 And Jesus answering, said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Matt 4:7 Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Why is this important. This occured durring Satans temptation of Christ in the desert durring his fasting.
Now is Jesus God? Well you seem to say so by referring to Luke 4:12 and Matthew 4:7. Okay that's settled. So what is God? Can God be tempted? According to the verses you give tells us God cannot be tempted.
Why not add to the foundation of this idea, lets look at James 1:13, "When tempted, no one should say, â€œGod is tempting me.â€ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone" Okay we have an understanding here. We can conclude that Satan cannot tempt God. This is pretty explicitly saying God's nature is not of temptation - he does not tempt nor does anyone tempt Him.
Now lets look at Matthew 4:1, "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness [size=3]to be[using large font size is not allowed] tempted by the devil."
Huh? Jesus went to be tempted by Satan? Isn't Jesus supposed to be God? Isn't God unable to be tempted? How can Satan tempt God? If God is unable to be tempted according to your verses - how is it that Jesus was? If Jesus was tempted as the verse says - then he is not God. There must be someone else Matthew 4:7, Luke 4:12, and James 1:13 must be referring to. Because clearly Jesus went to be what? To be tempted by Satan. Not might be, or should of been, but was TO BE tempted. A definition TO BE is to take place; happen; occur (Dictionary(contact admin if its a beneficial link)). Temptation was taking place, happening, and occuring. So I say again - If it took place that Jesus was being tempted, he is not God. I dont need to look further in the post.
It does not have to be complex. On that note you seem to need a deeper explanation than what I am willing to write. This is why it is called faith.
Yes faith - I know this word. Not very complicated. It means 'willing to believe as something true regardless of the 5 senses to prove its true.' It would be 'blind belief' yes? See thats not so complicated to describe or understand. I didn't have to write a whole article to depict the whole meaning of this. Its straightforward plain and simple. So should our understanding be of God. With your whole analogy, things just get complicated.
Edited by tonnyj, 18 July 2011 - 01:03 AM.