Crede si nu cerceta, desigur

Era cat pe ce sa nu vad „Dupa dealuri”. La minutul 4 am plecat din fata televizorului si cu greu m-am lasat mai apoi induplecat s-o iau de la capat.

N-o sa vorbesc despre film, nu mai mult decat imi e necesar. Stiti, e inspirat din cazul Tanacu, unde unui popa exorcist i-a cazut victima o fata „posedata”.

La minutul cu pricina – in film – viitoarea victima intra pentru intaia data pe poarta schitului unde are sa-si piarda viata. Iar deasupra intrarii, unde Dante ar fi scris „Lasati orice speranta”, in cazul nostru scrie asa „Aici e casa Domnului. Interzis celor de alte religii. Crede si nu cerceta!”.

Prima propozitie, cea cu casa Domnului e normala la intrarea intr-o biserica. A doua nu mi se mai pare atat de normala, dar recunosc ca exista si in ortodoxism un puternic filon traditionalist – cu cat esti mai aproape de spatiul rus, al vechiului calendar, cu atat il vei simti mai puternic. Moldova e cu siguranta un bastion al vechiului ortodoxism nationalist, cel intens promovat in perioada interbelica de legionari si nu numai. Sunt destui ortodocsi convinsi ca Dumnezeu are o slabiciune pentru ei, cam cum avea pentru evrei in perioada lui Moise.

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(Va aduc aminte ca, din punctul meu de vedere, crestinismul e o religie eminamente universala, in care nationalismul nu doar ca nu-si are locul, dar denota o grava neintelegere a evangheliilor, dar mai cu seama a scrisorilor lui Pavel.)

Dar nici acesta nu e subiectul textului. Abia a treia propozitie de pe poarta schitului: „Crede si nu cerceta!” – asta e cea care m-a facut sa ma enervez.

Regizorul filmului cu siguranta ca a cam iesit aici din cadrul realist. Un element minor, dar esential in a directiona atitudinea spectatorului (unul ne-roman, mai ales) in privinta bisericii. Eu unul va pot garanta ca niciunde intr-o biserica, manastire sau casa de ortodox, n-o sa gasiti acest indemn – cum, desigur, n-o sa gasiti multe alte detalii din recuzita filmului, care nu ma preocupa acum.

Dintr-un motiv foarte simplu: „Crede si nu cerceta” e o fraza care nu exista nici in textele biblice, nici in cele canonice ortodoxe. De fapt, nu prea exista nicaieri.

Pentru mine, care sunt crestin, paradoxul e enorm: „Crede si nu cerceta” – astfel se prezuma deci felul de a gandi al celui religios. Spre deosebire, desigur, de ateul curios, care cerceteaza indeaproape natura lucrurilor, aparitia si rostul lor pe pamanat.
De mirare, deci, ca tocmai „cercetatorul” ne-religios n-a avut curiozitatea sa vada ca aceasta fraza, arma cel mai des folosita impotriva habotnicului bisericos, nu este o fraza crestina.

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Nici macar nu se stie de unde a aparut ea. Unele surse spun ca ar fi rostit-o un filosof de secol II (Celsus), tocmai ca o ironie la adresa crestinilor. Altii zic ca ar fi fost resapata de un Papa medieval, Urban al V-lea, aflat in imposibilitatea de a-si argumenta opiniile. Oricum, n-o s-o gasiti niciunde in textele biblice sau in cele canonice.

Ba dimpotriva, daca aveti curiozitatea sa cercetati, veti da peste o sumedenie de situatii in care indemnurile adresate crestinilor sunt de sens opus: cauta, cerceteaza, gaseste!

Si mai e si un aspect lexical, autohton, care agraveaza situatia. „Nu cerceta”, pe romaneste, suna aspru, impinge si mai grav spre prostie decat ar face-o englezescul „Don’t doubt”. Caci una e sa nu cercetezi si sa ramai ignorant, alta e sa nu te indoiesti de ceea ce crezi, odata ce ti-ai stabilit un scop si o directie. Nu c-as fi personal de acord cu vreo forma de a nu te indoi, cum nici Descartes nu era, insa trebuie sa admiteti ca nuanta difera. Sa nu-ti pierzi credinta (increderea) nu mai e o chestiune de obscurantism crestin, ci dimpotriva, e un indemn atat de generalizat astazi, incat tine de cultura pop.

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P.S:

Spuneam la inceput ca n-o sa vorbesc despre film. Am mintit un pic, nu voiam sa credeti ca e vorba despre o cronica. Insa mi se pare intrucatva trist ca un film care vorbeste tocmai despre cat de rau poate face ignoranta, lipsa flexibilitatii in gandire, lipsa responsabilitatii sociale, foloseste drept premisa un cliseu fara baza reala, punand in „gura” unui preot, fie el si unul extrem de obtuz in credinta sa, niste cuvinte din arsenalul dusmanului de clasa. Pai, domnule Mungiu, ar putea un preot fundamentalist ortodox, dupa ce spune „Interzis celor de alte religii”, sa adauge un citat de sorginte catolic papala?
E un pic de ignoranta si aici, nu?


10 Comentarii
  1. Aceasta docma am auzit-o la scoala cand se preda despre Iluminism. Oameni erau indobitociti de mari preoti care dictau totul de la a crede si a nu cerceta nimic. Odata cu apartia Iluminismului aceasta docma s-a schimbat in „Nu crede si cerceteaza”.

  2. Mai Mihai, sincer, eu nu stiam ca acesta propozitie nu e in texte biblice. Chiar credeam.
    Acum ce sa faci, probabil ca si regizorul a folosit niste simboluri, na, la care tot prostul, ca mine, sa percuteze intr-un fel sau altul.
    Asa ca eu zic ca n-a facut rau ca a crezut si n-a cercetat daca din bliblie sau nu e din biblie toata daravela. Pan\’ la urma, na, nici Vlad tepes nu era vampir si cica nici pe la Bran n-a calcat vreodata, dar noi asa il vindem…

  3. A, ca sa nu mai zic, Mihai, ca la un simplu search, gasim in Proverbele lui Solomon niste fraze aidoma cu \”crede si nu cerceta\”, dar zise cu cu cuvintele altora:
    Încrede-te în Domnul din toată inima ta şi nu te bizui pe înţelepciunea ta!

    Nu iti suna a \”crede si nu cerceta\” dar zis asa, de profesoara, nu de elev?

    Si parca aia in film aveau o manastire d-aia nesfintita si se rugau de episcop sa vina sa-i \”legalizeze\” si pe ei… Deci nu respecta ISO impus de biserica… Asa ca eu cred ca poate sa existe asa ceva.

  4. :)))
    si te-ai gandit tu sa cercetezi si sa nu crezi ce-a zis Mungiu in film:)))
    Bravo!
    Apropos, ai vazut Stapanul Inelelor? Ia zi-mi, acolo ce-ai descoperit?

  5. Inca o data, esti crestin? Ma plictidesti, nu stiu de ce te mai citesc din cand in cand.

    In that case, would you like to explain which is true and which is untrue from these:

    Is Jesus equal to or lesser than?

    JOH 10:30 I and my Father are one.

    JOH 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

    Jesus\’ first sermon plain or mount?

    MAT 5:1,2: \”And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying….\”

    LUK 6:17,20: \”And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people…came to hear him.. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said…\”

    Jesus\’ last words

    MAT 27:46,50: \”And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, \”Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?\” that is to say, \”My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?\” …Jesus, when he cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.\”

    LUK 23:46: \”And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, \”Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit:\” and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.\”

    JOH 19:30: \”When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, \”It is finished:\” and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.\”

    The GENEALOGY OF JESUS?

    In two places in the New Testament the genealogy of Jesus son of Mary is mentioned. MAT 1:6-16 and LUK 3:23-31. Each gives the ancestors of Joseph the CLAIMED husband of Mary and Step father of Jesus. The first one starts from Abraham(verse 2) all the way down to Jesus. The second one from Jesus all the way back to Adam. The only common name to these two lists between David and Jesus is JOSEPH, How can this be true? and also How can Jesus have a genealogy when all Muslims and most Christians believe that Jesus had/has no father.

    God be seen?

    EXO 24:9,10; AMO 9:1; GEN 26:2; and JOH 14:9
    God CAN be seen:
    \”And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my backparts.\” (EXO 33:23)
    \”And the Lord spake to Moses face to face, as a man speaketh to his friend.\” (EXO 33:11)
    \”For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.\” (GEN 32:30)

    God CANNOT be seen:
    \”No man hath seen God at any time.\” (JOH 1:18)
    \”And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for there shall no man see me and live.\” (EXO 33:20)
    \”Whom no man hath seen nor can see.\” (1TIM 6:16)

    Judas died how?

    \”And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself.\” (MAT 27:5)

    \”And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out.\” (ACT 1:18)

    Biblia e o culegere de contradictii:

    http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/donald_morgan/inconsistencies.html

    Si nu exista nici macar un document istoric (in afara textelor apologetice crestine) care sa certifice existenta scumpului tau Iisus.

    F y 🙂

  6. Vad ca flacaul atoatecunoscator, cocotat pe-un norisor, la vorba scump, de-mi vine s-o iau pe camp, ma ignora. Pai bine mah, Mihai, eu vreau sa ma convertesc la crestinism si sa inteleg mai bine Biblia, care informatie e adevarata si care nu, caci, dupa cum bine vezi, se bat cap in cap, de-ncepi sa-l confunzi pe Satana cu Dumnezeu si pe Iisus si cu Antichristul, si tu taci malc si refuzi sa ma ajuti? Te rog, ajuta-ma, vreau sa o apuc pe calea cea buna, acum ca sunt si insarcinata cu tancul lu\’ Kasim, dar nu stiu in care din astea doua sa cred, spre exemplu:

    Asta: God is satisfied with his works
    Gen 1:31

    Sau asta:
    God is dissatisfied with his works.
    Gen 6:6 ?

    Asta: God dwells in chosen temples
    2 Chron 7:12,16

    Sau asta: God dwells not in temples
    Acts 7:48

    And so on:

    3. God dwells in light
    Tim 6:16
    God dwells in darkness
    1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2
    4. God is seen and heard
    Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/
    Ex 24:9-11
    God is invisible and cannot be heard
    John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16
    5. God is tired and rests
    Ex 31:17
    God is never tired and never rests
    Is 40:28
    6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things
    Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
    God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all
    things
    Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8
    7. God knows the hearts of men
    Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
    God tries men to find out what is in their heart
    Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12
    8. God is all powerful
    Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26
    God is not all powerful
    Judg 1:19
    9. God is unchangeable
    James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19
    God is changeable
    Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/
    Ex 33:1,3,17,14
    10. God is just and impartial
    Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25
    God is unjust and partial
    Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12
    11. God is the author of evil
    Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25
    God is not the author of evil
    1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13
    12. God gives freely to those who ask
    James 1:5/ Luke 11:10
    God withholds his blessings and prevents men from receiving
    them
    John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17
    13. God is to be found by those who seek him
    Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17
    God is not to be found by those who seek him
    Prov 1:28
    14. God is warlike
    Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15
    God is peaceful
    Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33
    15. God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious
    Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19
    God is kind, merciful, and good
    James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/
    1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8
    16. God\’s anger is fierce and endures long
    Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4
    God\’s anger is slow and endures but for a minute
    Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5
    17. God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings,
    sacrifices ,and holy days
    Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9
    God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings,
    sacrifices, and holy days.
    Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12
    18. God accepts human sacrifices
    2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39
    God forbids human sacrifice
    Deut 12:30,31
    19. God tempts men
    Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13
    God tempts no man
    James 1:13
    20. God cannot lie
    Heb 6:18
    God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive
    2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9
    21. Because of man\’s wickedness God destroys him
    Gen 6:5,7
    Because of man\’s wickedness God will not destroy him
    Gen 8:21
    22. God\’s attributes are revealed in his works.
    Rom 1:20
    God\’s attributes cannot be discovered
    Job 11:7/ Is 40:28
    23. There is but one God
    Deut 6:4
    There is a plurality of gods
    Gen 1:26/ Gen 3:22/ Gen 18:1-3/ 1 John 5:7

    Moral Precepts

    24. Robbery commanded
    Ex 3:21,22/ Ex 12:35,36
    Robbery forbidden
    Lev 19:13/ Ex 20:15
    25. Lying approved and sanctioned
    Josh 2:4-6/ James 2:25/ Ex 1:18-20/ 1 Kings 22:21,22
    Lying forbidden
    Ex 20:16/ Prov 12:22/ Rev 21:8
    26. Hatred to the Edomite sanctioned
    2 Kings 14:7,3
    Hatred to the Edomite forbidden
    Deut 23:7
    27. Killing commanded
    Ex 32:27
    Killing forbidden
    Ex 20:13
    28. The blood-shedder must die
    Gen 9:5,6
    The blood-shedder must not die
    Gen 4:15
    29. The making of images forbidden
    Ex 20:4
    The making of images commanded
    Ex 25:18,20
    30. Slavery and oppression ordained
    Gen 9:25/ Lev 25:45,46/ Joel 3:8
    Slavery and oppression forbidden
    Is 58:6/ Ex 22:21/ Ex 21:16/ Matt 23:10
    31. Improvidence enjoyed
    Matt 6:28,31,34/ Luke 6:30,35/ Luke 12:3
    Improvidence condemned
    1 Tim 5:8/ Prov 13:22
    32. Anger approved
    Eph 4:26
    Anger disapproved
    Eccl 7:9/ Prov 22:24/ James 1:20
    33. Good works to be seen of men
    Matt 5:16
    Good works not to be seen of men
    Matt 6:1
    34. Judging of others forbidden
    Matt 7:1,2
    Judging of others approved
    1 Cor 6:2-4/ 1 Cor 5:12
    35. Christ taught non-resistance
    Matt 5:39/ Matt 26:52
    Christ taught and practiced physical resistance
    Luke 22:36/ John 2:15
    36. Christ warned his followers not to fear being killed
    Luke 12:4
    Christ himself avoided the Jews for fear of being killed
    John 7:1
    37. Public prayer sanctioned
    1 Kings 8:22,54, 9:3
    Public prayer disapproved
    Matt 6:5,6
    38. Importunity in prayer commended
    Luke 18:5,7
    Importunity in prayer condemned
    Matt 6:7,8
    39. The wearing of long hair by men sanctioned
    Judg 13:5/ Num 6:5
    The wearing of long hair by men condemned
    1 Cor 11:14
    40. Circumcision instituted
    Gen 17:10
    Circumcision condemned
    Gal 5:2
    41. The Sabbath instituted
    Ex 20:8
    The Sabbath repudiated
    Is 1:13/ Rom 14:5/ Col 2:16
    42. The Sabbath instituted because God rested on the seventh day
    Ex 20:11
    The Sabbath instituted because God brought the Israelites
    out of Egypt
    Deut 5:15
    43. No work to be done on the Sabbath under penalty of death
    Ex 31:15/ Num 15:32,36
    Jesus Christ broke the Sabbath and justified his disciples in
    the same
    John 5:16/ Matt 12:1-3,5
    44. Baptism commanded
    Matt 28:19
    Baptism not commanded
    1 Cor 1:17,14
    45. Every kind of animal allowed for food.
    Gen 9:3/ 1 Cor 10:25/ Rom 14:14
    Certain kinds of animals prohibited for food.
    Deut 14:7,8
    46. Taking of oaths sanctioned
    Num 30:2/ Gen 21:23-24,31/ Gen 31:53/ Heb 6:13
    Taking of oaths forbidden
    Matt 5:34
    47. Marriage approved
    Gen 2:18/ Gen 1:28/ Matt 19:5/ Heb 13:4
    Marriage disapproved
    1 Cor 7:1/ 1 Cor 7:7,8
    48. Freedom of divorce permitted
    Deut 24:1/ Deut 21:10,11,14
    Divorce restricted
    Matt 5:32
    49. Adultery forbidden
    Ex 20:14/ Heb 13:4
    Adultery allowed
    Num 31:18/ Hos 1:2; 2:1-3
    50. Marriage or cohabitation with a sister denounced
    Deut 27:22/ Lev 20:17
    Abraham married his sister and God blessed the union
    Gen 20:11,12/ Gen 17:16
    51. A man may marry his brother\’s widow
    Deut 25:5
    A man may not marry his brother\’s widow
    Lev 20:21
    52. Hatred to kindred enjoined
    Luke 14:26
    Hatred to kindred condemned
    Eph 6:2/ Eph 5:25,29
    53. Intoxicating beverages recommended
    Prov 31:6,7/ 1 Tim 5:23/ Ps 104:15
    Intoxicating beverages discountenanced
    Prov 20:1/ Prov 23:31,32
    54. It is our duty to obey our rulers, who are God\’s ministers
    and punish evil doers only
    Rom 13:1-3,6
    It is not our duty to obey rulers, who sometimes punish the
    good and receive unto themselves damnation therefor
    Ex 1:17,20/ Dan 3:16,18/ Dan 6:9,7,10/ Acts 4:26,27/
    Mark 12:38,39,40/ Luke 23:11,24,33,35
    55. Women\’s rights denied
    Gen 3:16/ 1 Tim 2:12/ 1 Cor 14:34/ 1 Pet 3:6
    Women\’s rights affirmed
    Judg 4:4,14,15/ Judg 5:7/ Acts 2:18/ Acts 21:9
    56. Obedience to masters enjoined
    Col 3:22,23/ 1 Pet 2:18
    Obedience due to God only
    Matt 4:10/ 1 Cor 7:23/ Matt 23:10
    57. There is an unpardonable sin
    Mark 3:29
    There is not unpardonable sin
    Acts 13:39

    Historical Facts

    58. Man was created after the other animals
    Gen 1:25,26,27
    Man was created before the other animals
    Gen 2:18,19
    59. Seed time and harvest were never to cease
    Gen 8:22
    Seed time and harvest did cease for seven years
    Gen 41:54,56/ Gen 45:6
    60. God hardened Pharaoh\’s heart
    Ex 4:21/ Ed 9:12
    Pharaoh hardened his own heart
    Ex 8:15
    61. All the cattle and horses in Egypt died
    Ex 9:3,6/ 14:9
    All the horses of Egypt did not die
    Ex 14:9
    62. Moses feared Pharaoh
    Ex 2:14,15,23; 4:19
    Moses did not fear Pharaoh
    Heb 11:27
    63. There died of the plague twenty-four thousand
    Num 25:9
    There died of the plague but twenty-three thousand
    1 Cor 10:8
    64. John the Baptist was Elias
    Matt 11:14
    John the Baptist was not Elias
    John 1:21
    65. The father of Joseph, Mary\’s husband was Jacob
    Matt 1:16
    The father of Mary\’s husband was Heli
    Luke 3:23
    66. The father of Salah was Arphaxad
    Gen 11:12
    The father of Salah was Cainan
    Luke 3:35,36
    67. There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David
    Matt 1:17
    There were but thirteen generations from Abraham to David
    Matt 1:2-6
    68. There were fourteen generations from the Babylonian captivity
    to Christ.
    Matt 1:17
    There were but thirteen generations from the Babylonian
    captivity to Christ
    Matt 1:12-16
    69. The infant Christ was taken into Egypt
    Matt 2:14,15,19,21,23
    The infant Christ was not taken into Egypt
    Luke 2:22, 39
    70. Christ was tempted in the wilderness
    Mark 1:12,13
    Christ was not tempted in the wilderness
    John 2:1,2
    71. Christ preached his first sermon on the mount
    Matt 5:1,2
    Christ preached his first sermon on the plain
    Luke 6:17,20
    72. John was in prison when Jesus went into Galilee
    Mark 1:14
    John was not in prison when Jesus went into Galilee
    John 1:43/ John 3:22-24
    73. Christ\’s disciples were commanded to go forth with a staff
    and sandals
    Mark 6:8,9
    Christ\’s disciples were commanded to go forth with neither
    staffs nor sandals.
    Matt 10:9,10
    74. A woman of Canaan besought Jesus
    Matt 15:22
    It was a Greek woman who besought Him
    Mark 7:26
    75. Two blind men besought Jesus
    Matt 20:30
    Only one blind man besought Him
    Luke 18:35,38
    76. Christ was crucified at the third hour
    Mark 15:25
    Christ was not crucified until the sixth hour
    John 19:14,15
    77. The two thieves reviled Christ.
    Matt 27:44/ Mark 15:32
    Only one of the thieves reviled Christ
    Luke 23:39,40
    78. Satan entered into Judas while at supper
    John 13:27
    Satan entered into him before the supper
    Luke 22:3,4,7
    79. Judas committed suicide by hanging
    Matt 27:5
    Judas did not hang himself, but died another way
    Acts 1:18
    80. The potter\’s field was purchased by Judas
    Acts 1:18
    The potter\’s field was purchased by the Chief Priests
    Matt 27:6,7
    81. There was but one woman who came to the sepulchre
    John 20:1
    There were two women who came to the sepulchre
    Matt 28:1
    82. There were three women who came to the sepulchre
    Mark 16:1
    There were more than three women who came to the sepulchre
    Luke 24:10
    83. It was at sunrise when they came to the sepulchre
    Mark 16:2
    It was some time before sunrise when they came.
    John 20:1
    84. There were two angels seen by the women at the sepulchre, and
    they were standing up.
    Luke 24:4
    There was but one angel seen, and he was sitting down.
    Matt 28:2,5
    85. There were two angels seen within the sepulchre.
    John 20:11,12
    There was but one angel seen within the sepulchre
    Mark 16:5
    86. Christ was to be three days and three nights in the grave
    Matt 12:40
    Christ was but two days and two nights in the grave
    Mark 15:25,42,44,45,46; 16:9>
    87. Holy ghost bestowed at pentecost
    Acts 1:8,5
    Holy ghost bestowed before pentecost
    John 20:22
    88. The disciples were commanded immediately after the
    resurrection to go into Galilee
    Matt 28:10
    The disciples were commanded immediately after the
    resurrection to go tarry at Jerusalem
    Luke 24:49
    89. Jesus first appeared to the eleven disciples in a room at
    Jerusalem
    Luke 24:33,36,37/ John 20:19
    Jesus first appeared to the eleven on a mountain in Galilee
    Matt 28:16,17
    90. Christ ascended from Mount Olivet
    Acts 1:9,12
    Christ ascended from Bethany
    Luke 24:50,51
    91. Paul\’s attendants heard the miraculous voice, and stood
    speechless
    Acts 9:7
    Paul\’s attendants heard not the voice and were prostrate
    Acts 26:14
    92. Abraham departed to go into Canaan
    Gen 12:5
    Abraham went not knowing where
    Heb 11:8
    93. Abraham had two sons
    Gal 4:22
    Abraham had but one son
    Heb 11:17
    94. Keturah was Abraham\’s wife
    Gen 25:1
    Keturah was Abraham\’s concubine
    1 Chron 1:32
    95. Abraham begat a son when he was a hundred years old, by the
    interposition of Providence
    Gen 21:2/ Rom 4:19/ Heb 11:12
    Abraham begat six children more after he was a hundred years
    old without any interposition of providence
    Gen 25:1,2
    96. Jacob bought a sepulchre from Hamor
    Josh 24:32
    Abraham bought it of Hamor
    Acts 7:16
    97. God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his seed
    forever
    Gen 13:14,15,17; 17:8
    Abraham and his seed never received the promised land
    Acts 7:5/ Heb 11:9,13
    98. Goliath was slain by Elhanan
    2 Sam 21:19 *note, was changed in translation to be
    correct. Original manuscript was incorrect>
    The brother of Goliath was slain by Elhanan
    1 Chron 20:5
    99. Ahaziah began to reign in the twelfth year of Joram
    2 Kings 8:25
    Ahaziah began to reign in the eleventh year of Joram
    2 Kings 9:29
    100. Michal had no child
    2 Sam 6:23
    Michal had five children
    2 Sam 21:8
    101. David was tempted by the Lord to number Israel
    2 Sam 24:1
    David was tempted by Satan to number the people
    1 Chron 21:1
    102. The number of fighting men of Israel was 800,000; and of
    Judah 500,000
    2 Sam 24:9
    The number of fighting men of Israel was 1,100,000; and of
    Judah 470,000
    1 Chron 21:5
    103. David sinned in numbering the people
    2 Sam 24:10
    David never sinned, except in the matter of Uriah
    1 Kings 15:5
    104. One of the penalties of David\’s sin was seven years of
    famine.
    2 Sam 24:13
    It was not seven years, but three years of famine
    1 Chron 21:11,12
    105. David took seven hundred horsemen
    2 Sam 8:4
    David took seven thousand horsemen
    1 Chron 18:4
    106. David bought a threshing floor for fifty shekels of silver
    2 Sam 24:24
    David bought the threshing floor for six hundred shekels of
    gold
    1 Chron 21:25
    107. David\’s throne was to endure forever.
    Ps 89:35-37
    David\’s throne was cast down
    Ps 89:44

    Speculative Doctrines

    108. Christ is equal with God
    John 10:30/ Phil 2:5
    Christ is not equal with God
    John 14:28/ Matt 24:36
    109. Jesus was all-powerful
    Matt 28:18/ John 3:35
    Jesus was not all-powerful
    Mark 6:5
    110. The law was superseded by the Christian dispensation
    Luke 16:16/ Eph 2:15/ Rom 7:6
    The law was not superseded by the Christian dispensation
    Matt 5:17-19
    111. Christ\’s mission was peace
    Luke 2:13,14
    Christ\’s mission was not peace
    Matt 10:34
    112. Christ received not testimony from man
    John 5:33,34
    Christ did receive testimony from man
    John 15:27
    113. Christ\’s witness of himself is true.
    John 8:18,14
    Christ\’s witness of himself is not true.
    John 5:31
    114. Christ laid down his life for his friends
    John 15:13/ John 10:11
    Christ laid down his life for his enemies
    Rom 5:10
    115. It was lawful for the Jews to put Christ to death
    John 19:7
    It was not lawful for the Jews to put Christ to death
    John 18:31
    116. Children are punished for the sins of the parents
    Ex 20:5
    Children are not punished for the sins of the parents
    Ezek 18:20
    117. Man is justified by faith alone
    Rom 3:20/ Gal 2:16/ Gal 3:11,12/ Rom 4:2
    Man is not justified by faith alone
    James 2:21,24/ Rom 2:13
    118. It is impossible to fall from grace
    John 10:28/ Rom 8:38,39
    It is possible to fall from grace
    Ezek 18:24/ Heb 6:4-6, 2 Pet 2:20,21
    119. No man is without sin
    1 Kings 8:46/ Prov 20:9/ Eccl 7:20/ Rom 3:10
    Christians are sinless
    1 John 3: 9,6,8
    120. There is to be a resurrection of the dead
    1 Cor 15:52/ Rev 20:12,13/ Luke 20:37/ 1 Cor 15:16
    There is to be no resurrection of the dead
    Job 7:9/ Eccl 9:5/ Is 26:14
    121. Reward and punishment to be bestowed in this world
    Prov 11:31
    Reward and punishment to be bestowed in the next world
    Rev 20:12/ Matt 16:27/ 2 Cor 5:10
    122. Annihilation the portion of all mankind
    Job 3: 11,13-17,19-22/ Eccl 9:5,10/ Eccl 3:19,20
    Endless misery the portion of all mankind
    Matt 25:46/ Rev 20:10,15/ Rev 14:11/ Dan 12:2
    123. The Earth is to be destroyed
    2 Pet 3:10/ Heb 1:11/ Rev 20:11
    The Earth is never to be destroyed
    Ps 104:5/ Eccl 1:4
    124. No evil shall happen to the godly
    Prov 12:21/ 1 Pet 3:13
    Evil does happen to the godly
    Heb 12:6/ Job 2:3,7
    125. Worldly good and prosperity are the lot of the godly
    Prov 12:21/ Ps 37:28,32,33,37/ Ps 1:1,3/ Gen 39:2/
    Job 42:12
    Worldly misery and destitution the lot of the godly
    Heb 11:37,38/ Rev 7:14/ 2 Tim 3:12/ Luke 21:17
    126. Worldly prosperity a reward of righteousness and a blessing
    Mark 10:29,30/ Ps 37:25/ Ps 112:1,3/ Job 22:23,24/
    Prov 15:6
    Worldly prosperity a curse and a bar to future reward
    Luke 6:20,24/ Matt 6:19,21/ Luke 16:22/ Matt 19:24/
    Luke 6:24
    127. The Christian yoke is easy
    Matt 11:28,29,30
    The Christian yoke is not easy
    John 16:33/ 2 Tim 3:12/ Heb 12:6,8
    128. The fruit of God\’s spirit is love and gentleness
    Gal 5:22
    The fruit of God\’s spirit is vengeance and fury
    Judg 15:14/ 1 Sam 18:10,11
    129. Longevity enjoyed by the wicked
    Job 21:7,8/ Ps 17:14/ Eccl 8:12/ Is 65:20
    Longevity denied to the wicked
    Eccl 8:13/ Ps 55:23/ Prov 10:27/ Job 36:14/ Eccl 7:17
    130. Poverty a blessing
    Luke 6:20,24/ Jams 2:5
    Riches a blessing
    Prov 10:15/ Job 22:23,24/ Job 42:12
    Neither poverty nor riches a blessing
    Prov 30:8,9
    131. Wisdom a source of enjoyment
    Prov 3:13,17
    Wisdom a source of vexation, grief and sorrow
    Eccl 1:17,18
    132. A good name is a blessing
    Eccl 7:1/ Prov 22:1
    A good name is a curse
    Luke 6:26
    133. Laughter commended
    Eccl 3:1,4/ Eccl 8:15
    Laughter condemned
    Luke 6:25/ Eccl 7:3,4
    134. The rod of correction a remedy for foolishness
    Prov 22:15
    There is no remedy for foolishness
    Prov 27:22
    135. A fool should be answered according to his folly
    Prov 26:5
    A fool should not be answered according to his folly
    Prov 26:4
    136. Temptation to be desired
    James 1:2
    Temptation not to be desired
    Matt 6:13
    137. Prophecy is sure
    2 Pet 1:19
    Prophecy is not sure
    Jer 18:7-10
    138. Man\’s life was to be one hundred and twenty years
    Gen 6:3/ Ps 90:10
    Man\’s life is but seventy years
    Ps 90:10
    139. The fear of man was to be upon every beast
    Gen 9:2
    The fear of man is not upon the lion
    Prov 30:30
    140. Miracles a proof of divine mission
    Matt 11:2-5/ John 3:2/ Ex 14:31
    Miracles not a proof of divine mission
    Ex 7:10-12/ Deut 13:1-3/ Luke 11:19
    141. Moses was a very meek man
    Num 12:3
    Moses was a very cruel man
    Num 31:15,17
    142. Elijah went up to heaven
    2 Kings 2:11
    None but Christ ever ascended into heaven
    John 3:13
    143. All scripture is inspired
    2 Tim 3:16
    Some scripture is not inspired
    1 Cor 7:6/ 1 Cor 7:12/ 2 Cor 11:17

    Think not that I come to send peace on earth: I came not to send
    peace, but a sword.
    – Matthew 10:34

    … all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
    – Matthew 26:52

    For wrath killeth the foolish man…
    – Job 5:2

    … let not the sun go down on your wrath.
    – Ephesians 4:26

    And no man hath ascended up to heaven, even the Son of man which
    is in heaven.
    – John 3:13

    … and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
    – 2 Kings 2:11

    If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
    – John 5:31

    I am one that bear witness of myself…
    – John 8:18
    [Jesus was the speaker in both of these quotes]

    A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children\’s children…
    – Proverbs 13:22

    Sell that ye have and give alms…
    – Luke 12:33

    Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord… Wealth and riches
    shall be in his house…
    – Psalms 112:1-3

    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than
    for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
    – Matthew 19:24

    I and my father are one.
    – John 10:30

    … I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
    – John 14:28
    [Jesus was the speaker in both of these quotes]

    Thou shalt not kill
    – Exodus 20:13

    Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his
    side… and slay every man his brother…
    – Exodus 32:27

    Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.
    – Exodus 20:8

    The new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot
    away with: it is iniquity.
    – Isaiah 3:22

    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness
    of anything that is in heaven… earth… [or] water.
    – Leviticus 26:11

    And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt
    thou make them.
    – Exodus 25:18

    For by grace are ye saved through faith… not of works.
    – Ephesians 2:8-9

    Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by
    faith only.
    – James 2:24

    God is not a man, that he should lie: neither the son of man,
    that he should repent.
    – Numbers 23:19

    And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his
    people.
    – Exodus 32:14

    … the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall
    hear his voice, and come forth…
    – John 5:28-29

    As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth
    down to the grave shall come up no more.
    – Job 7:9

    … thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
    hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for
    wound, stripe for stripe.
    – Exodus 21:23-25

    … resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right
    cheek, turn to him the other also.
    – Matthew 5:39

    Honor thy father and mother.
    – Exodus 20:12

    If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and
    wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own
    life also, he cannot be my disciple.
    – Luke 14:26

    Lay not up for yourself treasures upon the earth…
    – Matthew 6:19

    In the house of the righteous is much treasure…
    – Proverbs 15:6

    I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
    – Genesis 32:30

    No man hath seen God at any time.
    – John 1:18

    The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father.
    – Ezekiel 18:20

    … I the lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
    the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
    generation.
    – Exodus 20:5

    Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
    understanding.
    – Proverbs 3:13

    For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth
    knowledge increaseth sorrow.
    – Ecclesiastes 1:18

    The Lord is good to all.
    – Psalm 145:6

    I make peace and create evil. I the Lord do all these things.
    – Isaiah 45:7

    Whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire.
    – Matthew 5:22

    [Jesus said] Ye fools and blind.
    – Matthew 23:17

    For all have sinned.
    – Romans 3:23

    There was a man… whose name was Job; and that man was perfect
    and upright.
    – Job 1:1

    Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
    – 2 Kings 8:26

    Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
    – 2 Chronicles 22:2

    If a man vow a vow unto the Lord or swear an oath… he shall do
    according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
    – Numbers 30:2

    But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven… nor by
    earth.
    – Matthew 5:34-35

    … the earth abideth forever.
    – Ecclesiastes 1:4

    … the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and
    the works that are therein shall be burned up.
    – 2 Peter 3:10

    … for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger
    forever.
    – Jeremiah 3:12

    Ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever.
    – Jeremiah 17:4

    … God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.
    – James 1:13

    And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt
    Abraham.
    – Genesis 22:1

    And God saw everything that he made, and behold it was very good.
    – Genesis 1:31

    And it repented the Lord that he had made man on earth, and it
    grieved him at his heart
    – Genesis 6:6

    For now have I chosen and sanctified this house that my name be
    there forever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there
    perpetually.
    – II Chronicles 7:16

    Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands.
    – Acts 7:48

    [God dwells] in the light which no man can approach unto.
    – I Timothy 6:16

    The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    – I Kings 8:12

    And the Lord called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid.
    – Genesis 3:9,10

    Ye hath neither heard his voice, at any time, nor seen his shape.
    – John 5:37

    Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the
    elders of Israel. And they saw the God of Israel… They saw
    God, and did eat and drink.
    – Exodus 24: 9-11

    Whom no man hath seen nor can see.
    – I Timothy 6:16

    With God all things are possible.
    – Matthew 29:26

    And the Lord was with Judah, and he drove out the inhabitants of
    the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the
    valley, because they had chariots of iron.
    – Judges 1:19

    God is not the author of confusion.
    – I Corinthians 24:33

    Out of the mouth of the most high proceedeth not evil and good?
    – Lamentations 3:38

    Those that seek me early shall find me.
    – Proverbs 8:17

    Then shall they call upon me but I will not answer; they shall
    seek me early, but shall not find me.
    – Proverbs 1:28

    On the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of
    atonement; it shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall
    afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire unto the
    Lord.
    – Leviticus 23:27

    For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day
    that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt
    offering or sacrifices.
    – Jeremiah 7:22

    And the priest shall burn all on the altar to be a burnt
    sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the
    Lord.
    – Leviticus 1:9

    Your burnt offering are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet
    unto me.
    – Jeremiah 7:20

    God is not a man, that he should lie
    – Numbers 23:19

    And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the
    Lord have deceived that prophet.
    – Ezekiel 24:9

    There is none other God but one.
    – I Corinthians 8:4

    And God said, Let us make man in our image.
    – Genesis 1:26

    When ye go, ye shall not go empty; but every woman shall borrow
    of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels
    of silver and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall put them
    on your sons and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the
    Egyptians.
    – Exodus 3:21,22

    Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, nether rob him.
    – Leviticus 19:13

    At the hand of every man\’s brother will I require the life of
    man. Whoso sheddeth man\’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
    – Genesis 4:5,6

    And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should
    kill him.
    – Genesis 4:15

    Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not,
    neither do they spin… if God so clothe the grass of the
    field… shall he not much more clothe you? Therefore, take no
    thought, saying what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or
    wherewithal shall we be clothed?… Take, therefore, no thought
    for the morrow.
    – Matthew 6:28, 30-34

    But if any provideth not for his own, especially for those of his
    own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an
    infidel.
    – I Timothy 5:8

    Be ye angry and sin not.
    – Ephesians 4:26

    Be not hasty in they spirit to be angry; for anger resideth in
    the bosom of fools.
    – Ecclesiastes 7:9

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
    works.
    – Matthew 5:16

    Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
    them.
    – Matthew 6:1

    And Solomon stood before the alter of the Lord, in the presence
    of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands
    toward heaven…
    – I Kings 7:22

    When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are; for
    they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners
    of the streets, that they may be seen of men…
    – Matthew 6:5

    And no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a
    Nazarite unto God from the womb.
    – Judges 8:5

    Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long
    hair, it is a shame unto him?
    – I Corinthians 6:14

    Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
    – Exodus 20:8

    One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every
    day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
    – Romans 14:5

    For in the six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and
    all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the
    Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
    – Exodus 20:11

    And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and
    that the Lord thy God brought the out thence through a mighty
    hand and by a stretched-out arm; therefore the Lord thy God
    commanded the to keep the Sabbath day.
    – Deuteronomy 5:15

    There is nothing unclean of itself.
    – Romans 14:14

    Nevertheless, these shall ye not eat, of them that chew the cud or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel and the hare, and the coney; for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof, therefore they are unclean unto you. And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
    – Deuteronomy 14:7,8

    Cursed is he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother.
    – Deuteronomy 27:22

    And Abraham said… She is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
    – Genesis 20:11,12

    If brethren dwell together, and one of them die and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger; her husband\’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife.
    – Deuteronomy 25:5

    If a man shall take his brother\’s wife, it is an unclean thing… they shall be childless.
    – Leviticus 20:21

    He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness.
    – Mark 3:29

    And by him that believe are justified from all things.
    – Acts 13:39

    [John the Baptist] is Elias which was for to come.
    – Matthew 11:14

    And they asked him, what then? Art thou [John the Baptist] Elias? And he saith, I am not.
    – John 1:21

    Now, after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
    preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.
    – Mark 1:14

    After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea… and John was also baptizing Enon… for John was not yet cast into prison.
    – John 3:22-24

    And it was in the third hour, and they crucified him.
    – Mark 25:3-4

    And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour; and he saith unto the Jews, behold your king… Shall I crucify your king?
    – John 19:14-15

    They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall.
    – Matthew 27:34

    And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh.
    – Mark 15:23
    [Jesus was the thirsty chap in both verses.]

    And the men which journeyed with [Paul] stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
    – Acts 9:7

    And they that were with me [Paul] saw indeed the light and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
    – Acts 22:9

    Abraham had two sons; one by a bonds-maid, the other by a free woman.
    – Galatians 4:22

    By faith, Abraham when he was tried offered up Isaac… his only begotten son.
    – Hebrews 11:17

    Therefore Michal, the daughter of Saul, had no child unto the day of her death.
    – II Samuel 6:23

    The five sons of Michal, the daughter of Saul.
    – II Samuel 21:8

    And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel.
    – II Samuel 24:1

    And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
    – I Chronicles 21:1

    All power is given unto [Jesus] in heaven and in earth.
    – Matthew 28:18

    And [Jesus] could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands on a few sick folk and healed them.
    – Mark 6:5

    There shall no evil happen to the just.
    – Proverbs 12:21

    Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    – Hebrews 12:6

    Amen!

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