By this time, you might be wondering why I brought Socrates into the discussion, and also why I mentioned Acts 17. both Socrates and Paul taught the ATHENIANS (the likely origin of the word ATHEIS ....
By this time, you might be wondering why I brought Socrates into the discussion, and also why I mentioned Acts 17. both Socrates and Paul taught the ATHENIANS (the likely origin of the word ATHEIST).
Apostle Paul spoke to the men of Athens.
Paul spoke to them at the AEROPAGUS their version of a town hall)
The creator/"deity" does exist and wants us to be as righteous as an ATHENIAN (atheist).
Jesus was the only son that WAS begotten BY God the Father (offspring begotten). Jesus was the FIRSTBORN son of the Father….(and we are BROTHERS OF JESUS).
We are NOT to be slaves/servants (the Jews were that), we are to be SONS of God.
Rom 8:29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren.
I am not asking ANYONE to believe what I write (it is completely YOUR choice to love the truth or not,…God wants it that WAY…..and I don’t care).
2Co 9:7 Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Philemon 1:14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.
So, when we LOVE, honor, and cherish THE TRUTH, we will BE SAVED….
2Th 2:10 because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
Of course, the secular world has its own opinion of the sermon ((I haven’t reviewed it), but the secular world also has a crazy view that God is a TORMENTOR also (use common sense).
There is a book (or was) called PAUL, THE NEW SOCRATES IN ATHENS.