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Thread #77771   Message #1391906
Posted By: frogprince
28-Jan-05 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Thanks for throwing that in, Burke. Years ago someone from the "R.L." side asked Billy Graham why he preached little or nothing from the prophets, with their calls for justice and social compassion. Graham said (approximate but accurate) "I'm a New Testament evangelist, not an Old Testament prophet". It's hard not to slip into simplification of a complex picture. L.H., if you take another look at the prophets, you might see why a lot of us don't want to toss out the Old Testament lock stock and barrel; there are things there that "Yeshua" (however we anglocize his name) repudiated, and there are things that he embraced , reinforced, and passed on.