Originally Posted by RAM
I said those two passages disputed your words...they do. I implied nothing. I stated an elementary fact of reality.
The fact that you claim you are not "interpreting" the Bible is an act of great arrogance. You are implicitly claiming that your opinion is the only true opinion, and that it is in fact identical with God's own truth. It is the greatest of arrogance to deny that you are a fallible human being with fallible opinions and that you could be wrong about your interpretations of the Bible. And this arrogance is amplified a thousand-fold when you willfully continue in your error after it has been clearly shown to you a dozen times. You have no excuse now.
I never claimed any of the above. You really must take more time when reading. As I have "no excuse now," perhaps you would be so good as to provide a quote backing up your assertions?
The words of Reality, whether spoken by me or some scientist, will show that your interpretation of those passages
is in error. Reality can never contradict the Words of the Lord, but it frequently contradicts human interpretations.
Richard....did I offer any type, any hint, any word of interpretation? No, I didn't so who is in error?
Oh really? Is that true? Let's see ... you deny that Christ predicted the destruction of the building known as the "Temple" when he predicted that the "buildings of the Temple" would be destroyed. So I asked if you admitted that their was a building called the "Temple" amongst the "buildings of the Temple" and you said "yes." - here's the quote:
So there you go. In the midst of your whirlwind of contradictions we find that you "slipped up" and accidentally admitted that truth of what the Bible really states. You explicitly admitted that Christ predicted the destruction of the building called the Temple.
My quote was "Indeed He did. The disciples showed Him the "buildings of the temple" to which He replied..."See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Those are the written words which I have been repeating over and over and over. There are no contradictions.
So now that we have that settled, can you answer my question? I've asked it a dozen times or more. Indeed, this is the question that caused you to deny Scripture
and say that the "Temple building" was not the "Temple." So here we go again:
The buildings of the temple are destroyed. The temple was not destroyed. The temple has never been a man-made building.
WHY DID JESUS PREDICT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE BUILDINGS IF THEIR DESTRUCTION IN 70 AD HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS PROPHECY?
Looking forward to your nice straightforward answer to this question. You know, an answer that simply "accepts His Word in all things" without twisting the meanings of words.
I quoted His Words on the subject. Do you consider them to be "twisted?"
I will answer your question of "why did Jesus predict the destruction of the temple buildings if their destruction in 70AD had nothing to do with His prophecy," by giving you His answer in a similar situation.
Luke 20:20-25 And they watched Him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. And they asked Him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But He perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye Me? Shew Me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's. And He said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.