Originally Posted by unknown
I see you skip the main part of my text by asking a question about a thief.
Why? Nothing to say there at all? Then I must be correct or you should refute it.
The thief on the cross next to Jesus did not love his neighbor, yet he was saved, per Jesus. So if he was not in "community" being saved through loving others as you have posited, then was Jesus in error?
Are you blind?
There is plenty of info on the net about this, do you own search if you care.
The information on the net is correct - this is what Jews believe, but it's not in the Bible
The NT was written in Greek, so to use a Greek word, which is termed "50 days" or Pentecost [referring to the feast that the Jews kept and why they came to Jerusalem] is just terminology, not theology
You were aware that the Jews of the first century spoke Greek?