Originally posted by LemonJello
[b]Now ask yourself the question Galvo, can you venerate a pagan symbol and yet remain spiritually undefiled from Gods standpoint? Is it not an adulteration?
I'm quite sure your considerations have nothing to do with whether or not it can reasonably be considered an adulteration. Whether or not one's actions can be reasonably viewed as adulterati en across evidence that this other implement too once held some nameless pagan significance?[/b]
I'm quite sure your considerations have nothing to do with whether or not it can reasonably be considered an adulteration - lemony yellow
i see you are now able to discern the intentions and motivations of the heart, do you also read minds with a mind ray from a laboratory somewhere in the hills? whether you are sure or otherwise is neither here nor there, for by your comments, it is perfectly obvious that you know not what you are saying, because if you did, you would understand that the concept of holiness, is one of sanctification and cleanliness, in other words , freedom from spiritual adulteration and as Glavo has pointed out, anything which is venerated above God is either idolatrous or if it is from a source other than that which has been sanctified in relation to the revealed word of god and is utilised in worship and/or as an object of veneration, it becomes spiritually adulterous making your last point, well, rather pointless.
i would also be pleased if you would express your concerns with greater clarity, reading your posts is like reading Bbar pretentious verbosity, in order to get to the actual points, one needs to get a pair of waders and wade through superfluous use of language. It also helps to dispel ambiguity.