Tuesday, October 26, 2010

EXAMPLE OF HOW DAN BILLINGSLY DISTORTS SCRIPTURE

In Billingsly's direct attack on me, in a 9 page PDF he sent to churches of Christ (View COMPLETE DOCUMENT HERE), he offers the following to my statement that his doctrine is ridiculous:
2. MAYFIELD’S MISREPRESENTATION: “This is a ridiculous assertion by Billingsly which makes the teachings in the Sermon on the Mount to be Old Testament teaching that are, in his words, nailed to the cross. Are the words, "man shall live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" Old Testament only?”

BILLINGSLY’S REPLY: Yes, according to Christ’s own words in the so-called “sermon on the mount,” every word in Matthew 5:1 through Matthew 7:29 was a part of the Old Testament law of Moses and the prophets. Notice how Christ himself described his teaching in this passage. “12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12).
So Billingsly believes that Jesus' words "this is the law and the prophets" means that the Golden Rule is Old Testament, not New Testament teaching? Billingsly ignores the possibility that Jesus is correcting the Jews living under the Law WHILE ALSO establishing the Christian mentality and spirit.

Billingsly is so bent on distorting Jesus' words in Matthew 19 (Divorce and Remarriage) that he will ignore all reason and common sense.

3 comments:

  1. Mark Howard12:29 PM

    Luke 16:16
    The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. KJV

    The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. NKJV

    Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets were in force until the time of John. Since that time, people have been telling the Good News about the kingdom of God, and everyone is trying to force their way into it. GODS WORD

    the law and the prophets [are] till John; since then the reign of God is proclaimed good news, and every one doth press into it YOUNGS LITERAL

    The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it NIV (proclaimed not supported by greek text)

    Does Luke 16:16 teach that Jesus taught under the OT

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  2. Anonymous12:01 AM

    You Might Wanna Use Some Common Sense Here. Mathew 11:12-13. If The Law Ended With Johns Ministry Explain JESUS After Johns Ministry TEACHING THE LAW. MATHEW 5:17-18 Mathew 7:12 Luke 16:16-17 I Noticed Here You Conveniently Left Out Verse 17 In Luke 16.But It Is EASIER For Heaven And EARTH TO PASS AWAY That ONE STROKE OF THE LAW to FAIL. LOOKS Like The LAW IS STILL GOING STRONG. USE COMMON SENSE.Mathew 19:16-21 Does It Look Like The Law Ended Here After John's Ministry? Jesus Told This JEWISH YOUNG RULER How To Have ETERNAL LIFE UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES, By KEEPING IT. USE COMMON SENSE.

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  3. Anonymous12:08 AM

    On Your Answer To Dan's Reply To You Mr. Mayfield Show us The Term Golden Rule Any Where In The Bible. Another Foolish Traditional Blunder.Jesus Was Telling Jews Only How To Treat One Another Under Old Covenant Faith. Romans 3:19-21 WE KNOW That WHATEVER THE LAW SAIS IT SAIS TO THOSE UNDER THE LAW. What Part Of WHATEVER CONFOUNDS You Die Hard TRADITIONALIST? Romans 10:1-6 Use Common Sense.

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