"-There are several verses in the Bible that contradict
when put side by side, even in the KJB-version.
Someone has shown some examples to this earlier
in this thread."
Give me an example where the fundamental doctrine is contradictory (you can even use two translations if you like)
"-Not all Christians believe the doctrines you
just mentioned. Okay, you'd call these cults.
Nevertheless, they honestly believe they are
devotfull believers and seekers of truth. I for one,
will not undermine them. "
For the sake of argument I could honestly come to the conclusion that gravity doesn't exist, but if I jumped off a cliff, I'd soon find out that it does. Your argument supposes that there is no absolute truth, very post-modern, but only based on assumptions.
The New Testament (including Jesus himself) refers constantly to the Old Testament or Torah to validate itself. Don't forget Jesus was a Jew and it was important to him to prove to the Jews he was who he said he was. Some Jews have believed him and become Christians, some are still waiting for their idea of the messiah. When Jesus came the Jewish people were expecting a messiah like King David who would use military force to drive out. When he turned out to be like the messiah prophesied in Isaiah, he was ejected (as prophesied in the old testament too.)
descriptions of Jesus:
Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. (Isa. 53:1-4).
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. (Isa. 53:7-9).
" Seems the Muslims generally agree with the
Jewish faith on many points even though
both parties read "different" Holy Scirptures.
There was a time when some Jews (sadducees) didn't believe in life after death, whereas some (pharisees) did. They still read the same Torah.
Some quotes from Jesus:
* "You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life" (John 5:39-40).
* "If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?" (John 5:46-47).
* "Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, 'Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing'" (Luke 4:20-21).