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"Perhaps, the immediacy in the change of bodies is how the Holy Spirit will come again within man. I can draw that same parallel with what you quoted in Corinthians 15."

How did you come to that conclusion? If that is the case, then it would seem that nobody without an incorruptible body would have the holy spirit, and yet Stephen was said to be full of the holy spirit before his body was killed in the book of Acts.

"Jesus also tears the old law a new rear end in the sermon on the mount. Jesus compares adultery to lust and anger to murder, declaring the same judgement for each act."

He points out the underlying precepts of the laws. He doesn't abolish the laws in that sermon, he furthers their application, and explicitly says that he didn't come to abolish the law.

"Honestly I just don't like the stories of the old testament. Take Job for example, the story states that our loving God would torture his most loyal servant and make his life horrible on a mere bet with the devil. I don't think God would do something like that to prove a point to a guy he kicked out of his kingdom."

If Job was so sinful that he deserved hell, would you still be upset when God allows Satan to torment him with something less severe than the hell he deserved? Romans 3 quotes some Psalms where it basically portrays everyone including Job as in the same boat, as sinners who don't seek God. If Job was so great a man, why did he end up repenting in dust and ashes towards the end of the book before God started blessing him again? Job 42:6 "therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

"I also don't believe in satan in the way that most do. I believe that evil is within us as well, but that's a whole different topic."

I'll leave that alone for now, as you haven't fully enunciated your views on that.

"I like Paul's message and admire Paul's life, but how is Paul any different from Mohammed?"

Paul was at least familiar with the ministry of Jesus and his followers. Mohammed was on a different continent speaking a different language 600 years after the fact, and seemed to think that the Christians believed that Mary was a deity. Paul's authority was attested by Peter, while Mohammed claimed his own authority as a prophet. Paul said to test what he said and not just take his word for it. 1Th 5:21 "but test everything; hold fast what is good." In Acts 17:11 Paul commended the Bereans for not just taking his word, but testing to see if what he said was true. Paul also said to test the apostles as well as angels in Galatians 1:8, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed." How ironic that both Mohammed and Joseph smith claimed to have been visited by an angel which gave them a book with a different gospel which superseded and contradicted the Bible, after Paul explicitly warned of that.

"I believe there is some truth in Islam but I also think that the churches and leaders have corrupted its message the same way the Bible has been corrupted. The original quote was more of a way to let you know that I do not believe the doctrine that only Christians get salvation."

What do you base your understanding of the requirements for salvation on?

"Not only do I believe the Bible is corrupt, I also believe that many modern preachers horribly misinterpret the Bible. To read the Bible without knowledge of Roman culture and Rome's war on religion isn't much different than reading the Diary or Anne Frank without knowledge of the holocaust."

I would agree with all of that except for the part about the Bible being corrupt. I admit there are textual variants in many manuscripts, but we have so many textual families that it's not really an issue.