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But my question is to Lukvance and others on their thoughts of biblical crime and punishment.
Luk is on post approval right now, so it might be a while before he responds. But allow me to try to anticipate his answer. Because he sees the bible as essentially just a bunch of stories (perplexing as that may be), he will reject the quotes you provided.
(where does the CCC gain the right to directly contradict the words of Matthew, Mark, Luke and Peter who clearly indicate that one goes to hell for non belief and certain sins.)
I'm not sure who the "CCC" is. Do you mean RCC? If so, it was Paul. Paul contradicted those guys. If you read the letter he sent to the Galaxian churches, he essentially says jesus H sent him, he's right, and even if an angel from heaven comes to tell you otherwise, you should still believe Paul.
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.