Make no mistake God is real and so is Satan.
And you say that you have seen them.... What a hoot! Please describe said demons. I would love to know what to look for. Where did you "see" them?
You know what the Devil has you right where he wants you and is not going to do anything to you to change your beliefs because he knows he has you. He does not want you to believe in hell because then you might turn to God for a savior. Oh and by the way the devil is real his demons are real and I have seen them first hand. Make no mistake God is real and so is Satan.
Yeah, come on now..don't hold back such profound and important information... first hand knowledge is what we all want, what does this devil and gang of demons look like...did they influence you in some way?
Oh and by the way the devil is real his demons are real and I have seen them first hand.
Oh, for heaven's sake!
Just an observation. I listen to a guy named Alistar Begg in the mornings when I drive to work. I listen to hear how preachers describe christian life, although I am a strong athiest, I am interested.
Well, this morning he was talking about Jesus. He said Jesus is god, god and Jesus are the same. That it is a mystery and should be accepted, and worked out later. Made no sense, as did his ascertations that Jesus is god.
If god had to come to earth to understand how humans lived, to be one, then he is not omnipotent. He doesn't know everything in the world. How could an omnipotent being not know what life as human is like? Why would god need to put our "salvation" from himself into the world? How could god be so mistaken and not see the future of mankind and thus would have known that the flood would not solve the problems he saw with mankind? There were so many questions in my mind after this sermon. I just can't accept these things as facts, as they defy and logic. So christians want us to believe but not question. Some god they have there.
Closer to the truth is that Jesus never existed. God does not exist. Christians believe because they have to believe. Not to believe would mean that all thier scary monsters are real. It is a shame to be so afraid that one doesn't think logically or critically. What a waste of human beings.
I see your point. If you start by saying "If God had to come to earth to understand how humans live", then all your questions, conclusions would seem logical. However, He already knew how we lived and that was not why He came. He came to show us how to live, and since God established the penalty for sin is death, and that a proper sacrifice was needed, Jesus came on our behalf out of the desire for the Father and Son to be reconciled to their creation.
I agree that God knows everything that will happen before it does, but just because He knows our choice does not eliminate the validity of that choice. I could make a robot and program it to love me, but would that be love? Of course not. He gave us a free will to recognize Him as our loving creator, love Him and place Him on the throne of our lives, or reject Him and place ourselves in the top spot. Satan had that same choice. There are tons of questions that I have as a Christian, and the bible does not teach us to check our brains at the door. As humans we could not possibly grasp all that God is, we do not even use 100% of our mental capacity, and if He created us then even with 100% we would still be lacking. The greatest man-made computer in the world was programmed by humans, yet it cannot fathom everything that is inherent within us, and it still has to be plugged in to a power source to support it. So we can only know about God through what he has revealed in his word.
His word says that there is a Father, a Son and a Holy Spirit, completely equal and eternal, yet separate and with distinct purposes. I agree, the most bizarre mystery there is. I can continue to try to wrap my mind around that and all its implications, or simply try to understand all that the bible reveals, and hope that when I see him face to face, all my questions will be answered, or that I will not need one because I am consumed with eternity and all that it will bring.
If you have serious questions as an atheist, you should not check your brains at the door either, and toss out rambling assertions, without studying the bible within the context of each writer and what they were addressing through the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Because as quiet as it is kept, true science, raises many more questions regarding the theory of evolution, Darwinism and other things that are more and more being taught as fact, yet not proven. And guess what, when stacking up these theories against the biblical account, it takes more FAITH, to believe the theories.
To say Jesus Christ never existed is a gross misperception of history. Whoever said this has never sought out the truth about Jesus Christ. He was a Jew. He came to earth to teach us a message. The gift of eternal life shall be given to anyone who wills to treat others the way they want to be treated. When Jesus came and eliminated the priestly middlemen of the Temple in His day by giving forgiveness for free, they decided He interfered with their monetary rewards for sacrificing lambs for sins committed. At this time it was the Ten Commandments used as a standard to determine what sin was. Jesus brought us the spirit of the law. And you cannot put His message in old religious bottles. He still is a Jew and anyone who treats others the way they want to be treated is a new Jew. All humans are required to love others the way they love themselves.
We have OWS because of people who refuse to do God's will. Those being opposed are those in the government who refuse to let go of their desire to use others for their own selfish interests. Politicians and preachers use others through messages of manipulation to gather taxes and tithes from people they manage to capture with their laws and dogmas. We need to fear all political and religious deceptions and lies for they create bondage to higher authorities which only want to use their victims.
The murder of Jesus Christ came about because of the love of money, not the love of God.
Any atheist who treats others the way they want to be treated is not a true atheist. Selah.