Don't be a Boaster Cock, be a Boaster for God.
Originally Posted by RAM
Paul:'Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.'
Thus says the Lord, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might,
let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows
Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in
these things," declares the Lord (New American Standard Bible).
Now, this is Basic Christian theology:
If that was his intent, then he failed miserably because he left no proof of anything. All we have is a book so confused that even Christians can't agree about what it means.
He didn't do it to "create greater impact." According to Christian theology, he did it to bear the sins of the world.
If it was to "prove" something then it failed because people could see it and still not believe (according to the Bible anyway).
Christian theology says that no one can believe unless God opens their hearts and minds. Get with the program
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
It has nothing to do with "God opening their hearts and minds"; it is about self faith and belief in the Son of God. Get it?
Let's believe in the Son of God.
Ask and You shall receive,
Seek and You shall find,
Knock and the door will be open unto You.