- May 1, 2013
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More silly made-up nonsense. Tell you what. I'll hang with you until you start playing games. You decide.
You're making us look like colonizers, we're not. The people who we were helping were already Christians, but they had no church. I don't understand your ire. We were invited to help them, we didn't force our way in. There was no disrespect. We helped a lot of people.
So many things you bring up, then you suddenly 'don't know what that means' when answered.I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean. Is this schtick where you want us to pretend each post is independent of the last one ever worked for you? You were discussing who is and isn’t a Christian. By your own terms, you don’t make the cut.
Jesus was apparently very annoying to some people.
Here's the fact. People who embrace the darkness cannot tolerate ANY light, no matter how softly it is presented. Christians don't put people down; they observe truths. Those who live in the darkness perceive the truth as put-downs
Here's the simple fact: the better people are, the more they are hated by the unbelievers.
Think about it. Jesus was perfect, yet those who hated them couldn't stand his behavior. So much so that they put Him to death. Nobody can say Jesus was 'trying to be obnoxious'. He spent his time telling truths and trying to save people
So is it any wonder unbelievers hate those who are not nearly as good as Jesus, as we present God's teachings?
Oh, I definitely believe in Jesus, I just don't believe the absurd notions that Jesus is god, or that he rose from the dead, or that he was born from a virgin, or that he walked on water or made blind men see...except metaphorically, perhaps.So many things you bring up, then you suddenly 'don't know what that means' when answered.
And sorry you don't believe in Jesus. May you find your way at some point.
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Christians may have differing interpretations but most - if not all of them - are saying the same thing regarding the Scriptures.
YOU NEED CHRIST!
Well, Sommerville....it's all up to you, you know. It's your life. Your choice.
One way to know an interpretation is wrong, is if it clashes in any way, conflicting with any verses in the Scriptures.
God's message is consistent. It will always be consistent.
Study the Bible, and/or, look for answers to your question.
All you need to know is that Jesus Christ had suffered and died for mankind that we may have the chance to eternal life.
There are only 2 choices: LIVE or PERISH.
The only condition is to have faith in Him as your Lord and Saviour. You can even ask Him to help you with that.
It's not about gaining popularity among the heathen.
It's not about appeasement.
It's not about compromise.
It's not about coercion.
It's not about relentless persuasion.
It's not about getting the most likes in forums, or being "buddy-buddy" with, or praised by heathens, for being "understanding" of their stance.
It's not about being unscathed - whether it be from physical or emotional injury, or being villified, or ridiculed, or marginalized, or even shunned.
For those who think that upholding and staying true to what is in the Scriptures beats the purpose of converting non-believers,
and instead drives them away from Christianity......
....here is a sobering statement from Christ.
22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Christianity is not about pleading with you to, "pretty please, see it from my viewpoint, and please believe!" Uh-uh.
Christianity is informing and explaining to you how you can be saved. Whether you want to believe it or not, that's up to you.
You have been invited by Christ. Your choice is whether to accept and take what is being offered.
Christians are simply His messengers who deliver His invitation. Making it known that the invitation is for EVERYONE!
All you have to do is call on Christ.
Your free will. No one will force you.
TAKE IT.............or................. LEAVE IT.
Oh, I definitely believe in Jesus, I just don't believe the absurd notions that Jesus is god, or that he rose from the dead, or that he was born from a virgin, or that he walked on water or made blind men see...except metaphorically, perhaps.