Questions for Christians
Appalled

Tullahoma, TN

#45 Oct 15, 2012
A Christian wrote:
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In fact, I have in my possession a publication from a local Campbellite preacher who just recently went on to his "reward" which says anyone who believes in a pre-tribulational rapture is doomed to hell, as if that is a salvation issue. At this point I would be almost tempted to use your carnal language to describe such foolishness, and I feel sorry for the followers he duped with his hatemongering all those years.
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Who, may I ask, is this preacher that wrote something like this? Its outrageous.
A Christian

Tullahoma, TN

#46 Oct 15, 2012
He's the one who was always trying to argue and debate everyone, ran a column in the paper where he blasted other churches of his same denomination as well as others, and bought the teachings of Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone, and Walter Scott ("restoration movement") hook, line and sinker.

Of course I am referring to the late Malcolm Hill.

There are a hundred issues I would disagree with him about, but what stuck out in my mind more than anything else was the article I referred to in the previous post.

According to Hill, you could believe everything he taught, be baptized by the proper Campbellite minister for the purpose of being saved, dress modestly, take communion every week, give generously to the church, abstain from dancing with anyone but your spouse, worship without musical instruments, not commit any of the particular pet sins he picked out that will send you to hell, and on and on and on -- BUT -- if you happen to believe in a pretribulational rapture, you're lost, doomed to hell, down the hatch.

I'll say it again, I feel sorry for the bondage people must live in who followed this man and his teachings. Jesus died to set us free, not to live with that kind of doctrine hanging over your head year after year.

In deference to the poster above, that is my opinion.
Searcher

Crossville, TN

#47 Oct 16, 2012
Amazing...

I see that my initial question led to these additional pointless debates because there is so much disagreement among Christians. So let me ask this:

Last night, the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

Is there any debate about that? No.
Will there be any debate about that 10 years from now? No.
50 years from now? No.
1000 years from now? No.

Why? Because it was witnessed in person by thousands. It was recorded on high definition video. It was witnessed by millions of others all around the world. And this record can last forever.

But when it comes to the most important event in the history of mankind (i.e., the alleged resurrection of Christ), God chose to send Jesus 2000 years ago when events were preserved by oral history and writing things down years later on paper that would quickly decay.

God introduced Jesus at a time that was bound to lead to the kinds of disagreements and misunderstandings that we see today (even between people who call themselves Christians and are convinced that they have the "right" answer).

If God really wanted everyone to believe that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, he sure picked a lousy time for it.

Why didn't he wait 2000 years until we had better technology? To him, a 1000 years is like a day.
Sam

Crossville, TN

#48 Oct 16, 2012
finder wrote:
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No, silly person, it is neither "right," "moral," nor "unsinful" to kill someone before their age of consent to "save" them from hell. It is infact amoral at best and immoral at worst. Why you would ask? Because neither heaven, hell, nor that person's ultimate destination is any concern of your's as the Bible-believing Christian. As a Bible-believing Christian one also accepts the fact that denying another's free-will choices is a blasphemous endeavor,.....The direction of your conversation seems geared toward the direction of abortion,
Wow! This is pretty big news. If the ultimate destination is no concern of mine or anyone elses, then you're arguing that all evangelism efforts are a waste of time, amoral, or possibly immoral.

Also, "denying another's free-will is blasphemous"? Where is that in the Bible?

And the rest of your assumptions about me are wrong (funny how Christians like to jump to all sorts of conclusions about people because they are so convinced that they have the truth). I'm pro-life and I think killing babies is wrong just because it's wrong (not because an old book told me so). The Christian logic (at least an Arminian logic as opposed to a Calvinist logic) would lead me to believe that killing babies to protect them from hell is a good thing. You must be one of those mis-guided Calvinists.

Hope for your sake that Calvinism is the right flavor of Christianity that doesn't doom you for eternity.
PBegley

Cookeville, TN

#50 Oct 18, 2012
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Why im not

Cookeville, TN

#51 Oct 18, 2012
Why im not voting for Obama
When you look into a mirror, what will you see? Will you see someone who supports a liar or someone who has looked for truth?
He calls himself a christian, but mocks Christians, is in support of killing babies and gay marriage. Thou shalt not lie, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not covet, thou shalt have no other gods before me, how is Obama doing so far? He is a Marxist, raised in Islam, and not an American. I will not bow down to him.
A Christian

Tullahoma, TN

#52 Oct 18, 2012
Searcher wrote:
Amazing...
I see that my initial question led to these additional pointless debates because there is so much disagreement among Christians. So let me ask this:
Last night, the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.
Is there any debate about that? No.
Will there be any debate about that 10 years from now? No.
50 years from now? No.
1000 years from now? No.
Why? Because it was witnessed in person by thousands. It was recorded on high definition video. It was witnessed by millions of others all around the world. And this record can last forever.
But when it comes to the most important event in the history of mankind (i.e., the alleged resurrection of Christ), God chose to send Jesus 2000 years ago when events were preserved by oral history and writing things down years later on paper that would quickly decay.
God introduced Jesus at a time that was bound to lead to the kinds of disagreements and misunderstandings that we see today (even between people who call themselves Christians and are convinced that they have the "right" answer).
If God really wanted everyone to believe that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, he sure picked a lousy time for it.
Why didn't he wait 2000 years until we had better technology? To him, a 1000 years is like a day.
Funny, I've seen some football games that could be argued over for centuries!

Searcher, all I can think of to say is that according to Galatians, Christ came in the fulness of time. Paul wrote elsewhere that "at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly."

Only God knows why He chose to send His son to earth at the precise time He did. I can think of a number of reasons to suggest, but only He knows that time was the best.

1) The Greek language had spread, thanks to Alexander the Great, throughout the known western world of that day. The language was one of the most intricate ever used, full of different verb tenses that convey different nuances -- so complex that linguists today still fuss over the intricacies of the New Testament texts. It served as a fantastic language to use in order to record His Word.

2) The Roman conquest of the area brought about an enforced peace and the construction of roads connecting the various parts of the empire. This facilitated, for the first time, missionary mobility for Paul and others as Christianity spread.

3) The Jewish nation, through whom He sent His Messiah, was at a spiritual point where many would receive Him after 400 years of God not speaking to the nation through His prophets.

4) Christianity spread throughout the world eventually. But we don't have videotapes to watch. One must come to God through faith. Jesus said to the disciple Thomas, who had doubted His resurrection, "You see and thus believe. Blessed are those who do not see, and yet believe." That would include believers today!

Do you not find it interesting that Jesus did not appear to Pontius Pilate, who had authorized His murder? He didn't appear to Caiaphas or the wicked Pharisees either. Instead, He appeared to His close friends and disciples and eventually about 500 others (see 1 Cor 15). Paul wrote that He appeared, as if to one untimely born, to me. That great apostle regarded himself as the least of the apostles, because he truly understood the wickedness of his own life apart from the saving grace of Christ, and the indwelling of His Holy Spirit.

That is the great thing for us. We cannot work our way to God's approval, no matter how hard we try. We are all sinners, deserving death and hell. Many try to blame God for that, but it was man's sin that got us where we are. But He has graciously provided the opportunity for salvation and forgiveness of all sin, to those who repent of sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

It's a great thing!!
Christian

Cookeville, TN

#54 Oct 24, 2012
BEWARE! DEMONS AND THEIR DOCTRINES WALK AMONG US - LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU!!!
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Take a few minutes to watch my videos on how Christ saved me from these doctrines:
Hmmmm

Crossville, TN

#57 Oct 27, 2012
Finder wrote:
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And THAT is the way to be! I tip my hat to you, sir or madame, and I applaude your civility in your world-view more than I could express here. Not only our nation but our world in general would be far better served by a little less "shrillness" in regards to Orthodoxy and a lot more "this is MY faith" attitude.
Yes,it is the only way to be... Thank you. Sorry I haven't gotten back with you on the scripture.Daughter sick and we had a death in the family late last week with funeral early this week,so I am trying to get my bearings.But I haven't forgotten. I don't bible beat,so I don't know every verse in the bible. I just Know God loves me not because I know scripture or don't,it's because He knows I know the love of Him.It's not in Revelation,but I'll be back and maybe we can discuss it. I'm a ma'am by the way.:) Have a great evening Miss/Mrs./Mr./,or Sir.
Tolerant

Cookeville, TN

#58 Oct 28, 2012
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gamer

Pigeon Forge, TN

#60 Nov 3, 2012
John 3:16. Accept Jesus Christ as your savior and you will go to heaven.
IF I WAS THE DEVIL

Cookeville, TN

#61 Nov 11, 2012
IF I WAS THE DEVIL !
http://youtu.be/I-_fMZsflt0
IF I WAS THE DEVIL !
Billy Graham

Cookeville, TN

#62 Nov 14, 2012
Anti-Christian Group Wants IRS to Go after Billy Graham

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is going after Billy Graham because the well respected evangelist encouraged Christians to “vote biblical values.” The folks at the anti-freedom group see this as a violation of some mythical constitutional prohibition. The First Amendment is clear:“Congress shall make no law” prohibiting people from exercising their religious beliefs by profession (speech), press, assembly, and petition.
The Christian religion is based on the Bible. How can the government or a government agency like the Internal Revenue Service prohibit Christians from following the tenets of their religion?
Here’s the content of the argument presented by the Freedom From Religion Foundation:
“[The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association], a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has run full-page ads publicizing Billy Graham’s call for the electorate to ‘vote biblical values,’” said FFRF in a statement last week.‘The ads have appeared in several ‘swing state’ newspapers in preparation for ...[the] heated presidential election. Throughout the month of October, BGEA published articles favorable to Romney, which included a statement by Billy Graham.”
Encouraging Christians to vote in terms of what the BGEA believes are “biblical values” is not an endorsement of a particular candidate or political party. In fact, a case could be made that Mitt Romney does not fit the definition of “biblical values” since he is a Mormon. Here’s a statement from Brent Rinehart of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that was provided to the Christian Post regarding the “Biblical Values” ad campaign:
“The ads intentionally do not mention any candidate, political party, or contest, urging instead for readers to cast votes for candidates-at all levels-based on their support for biblical values.”
There are lots of Christians who believe that Barack Obama represents biblical values. Many black people are Christians. Many (most) believe that Obama represents the best of biblical values. So how is what the BGEA violating its non-profit status?
Groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State believe that “issue advocacy” is an violation of IRS rules. I wonder if these two anti-Christian groups would have said the same thing when the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. were involved in “issue advocacy” and called on ministers and churches to get involved to change the political landscape.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

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#63 Nov 18, 2012
There's no Heaven and no Hell and no God. It's all mythology.
LOL

Cookeville, TN

#64 Nov 18, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
There's no Heaven and no Hell and no God. It's all mythology.
And the topix community knows your opinion…..did you have a point to make? Are simply wanted someone to disagree with you?

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#65 Nov 18, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>And the topix community knows your opinion…..did you have a point to make? Are simply wanted someone to disagree with you?
Oh sorry, I didn't realize I needed your approval to post an opinion on a public forum. Next time I'll make sure I only write posts that agree with the "topix community". I'm sure every post you write has a deep philosophical point and leaves readers riveted at the edge of their seats.
LOL

Cookeville, TN

#66 Nov 18, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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Oh sorry, I didn't realize I needed your approval to post an opinion on a public forum. Next time I'll make sure I only write posts that agree with the "topix community". I'm sure every post you write has a deep philosophical point and leaves readers riveted at the edge of their seats.
Post what you like it’s still a free country. It just didn’t make any sense to me, what do I know, being I not from the ghetto.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#67 Nov 18, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>Post what you like it’s still a free country. It just didn’t make any sense to me, what do I know, being I not from the ghetto.
"being I not from the ghetto"

LMAO!
LOL

Cookeville, TN

#68 Nov 18, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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"being I not from the ghetto"
LMAO!
Yes, that’s how I wrote it, I was being sarcastic. Obviously, that went over your head too.
Wow

Cookeville, TN

#69 Nov 19, 2012
Searcher wrote:
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So do you want people to choose hell? If not, you should kill them before they have the ability to make that choice. Since that age varies by person, you should kill babies to make sure they haven't reached the age of accountability and chosen hell. I'm asking to find out why Christians dont live out their beliefs.
Teddy Bonkers has lost it

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