We serve a God who is merciful to all

We serve a God who is merciful to all

There are 762 comments on the Richmond Register story from Oct 11, 2009, titled We serve a God who is merciful to all. In it, Richmond Register reports that:

"I know that you are gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness.

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“ I started out with nothing.”

Since: Jul 09

Richmond

#24 Oct 14, 2009
Yvonda wrote:
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I agree people shouldn't pray for frivilous things....if you're overweight, you should pray for guidance and help with willpower.
Only a schmuck would call God a schmuck. Can you tell me what is wreong in believing in a 'Higher Power'? It's much better than what a lot of people believe in.
That's the problem. People pray daily for the most obscene goals/objects/wealth.
We are a vile race. Driven by power and greed. We don't even deserve a higher power to hand down favors.
Church goers stealing from their own churches, what is that?

You want willpower? Go to rehab. Help yourself.

I can't see God, nor his ill effects. And the statement about wind. You can see winds effects. Air flow and the way it rattles leaves. I see nothing towards God. I believe in the Sun. I can see it, I can feel it. It will eventually go away one day, I know this but for the time being, which is a long time, It provides the planet with warmth, growth, and life. More than God.
god

Lexington, KY

#27 Oct 24, 2009
HBIC wrote:
God? there is no god. He is a pigment of humans imagaination. I do not believe, what i can not see.
you damn sure cant spell.
God is Good

Mount Ida, AR

#28 Oct 24, 2009
Someday you will wake up in Hell and wished you had trusted in God Almighty. Bet you will believe then.

“ I started out with nothing.”

Since: Jul 09

Richmond

#29 Oct 24, 2009
God is Good wrote:
Someday you will wake up in Hell and wished you had trusted in God Almighty. Bet you will believe then.
Nope.
I'll be like damn, Mexico is hot.
Duh

Danville, KY

#30 Oct 24, 2009
HBIC wrote:
God? there is no god. He is a pigment of humans imagaination. I do not believe, what i can not see.
too thats not true...cause if it were you'd be dead from a lack of oxygen!
Concerned

Danville, KY

#31 Oct 24, 2009
Derek Abrams wrote:
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Nope.
I'll be like damn, Mexico is hot.
I hate to tell you this, but there won't be much joking going on if you are unfortunate enough to go there. An eternity of pain, torment, unquenchable thirst, Gnashing of the teeth that never ends will be anything but a party my friend. I really do hope and pray that something will happen to bring you to God before its too late.
friend

Nicholasville, KY

#32 Oct 24, 2009
Teacher wrote:
God died along time ago when people learned to reason and stopped depending on fear to make sense of the world around them.
God is very much alive and well, He is in our hearts and minds, He is above all, He is the great "I AM" and always will be. Many people who "learned to reason and make sense of the world around them" are educated idiots, they think they are smarter than anyone else but that is not true. Some extremely educated people are great believers in God. He is quick to give mercy, but not to ones who have the mistaken idea that they know more than He does--not possible.
Redneck

Richmond, KY

#33 Oct 25, 2009
When you die. there is nothing. lights out. the story is over. book closed. one way street to darkness. why in the bible does God say we made ? whose is we ?
wouldnt you like to know

Evansville, IN

#34 Oct 25, 2009
friend wrote:
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God is very much alive and well, He is in our hearts and minds, He is above all, He is the great "I AM" and always will be. Many people who "learned to reason and make sense of the world around them" are educated idiots, they think they are smarter than anyone else but that is not true. Some extremely educated people are great believers in God. He is quick to give mercy, but not to ones who have the mistaken idea that they know more than He does--not possible.
Even one of the most intelligent people that ever existed (Albert Einstein) did not believe in a personal god. Here is a quote of his:

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly."

It is wrong for you to call someone an idiot just because they make the choice not to believe in a diety. It is also wrong for a non-believer to call a believer like yourself an idiot.

A choice to believe in any religious tradition or a diety is entirely personal. All in all, neither the believers or non-believers have sufficient proof to justify their choice.

I find it quite ridiculous that people have the audacity to argue about something that no one can prove. What ever happened a person keeping their religious views private? I guess that would be too simple since people suck by nature and love to fight and argue.
friend

Nicholasville, KY

#35 Oct 25, 2009
guess I shouldn't have made the "educated idiot" remark, was a phrase my father used to use for people who got so much education they didn't have any room for common sense. I'm not arguing at all, just have a right to state my beliefs compared to yours, this is topix. Albert Einstein doesn't impress me, God does.
wouldnt you like to know

Evansville, IN

#36 Oct 25, 2009
friend wrote:
guess I shouldn't have made the "educated idiot" remark, was a phrase my father used to use for people who got so much education they didn't have any room for common sense. I'm not arguing at all, just have a right to state my beliefs compared to yours, this is topix. Albert Einstein doesn't impress me, God does.
Like your own right, every person also possesses that same right to believe in his or her own way. So carry on if your attempts to justify your belief in a personal god on topix make you feel better. I wish you well.
friend

Nicholasville, KY

#37 Oct 25, 2009
Yes, I agree that every person also possesses that same right to believe in his or her own way, that is how God made us, with free will to choose our beliefs, to do what we want. I'm not trying to justify anything, I am telling you how I believe, just as you told us yours to begin with--I replied to your post, not the other way around. As for feeling better, I sure don't have to post on topix to do that, I have it all with the Lord in my heart. I wish you well, too, have a great week.
Hes real

Berea, KY

#38 Oct 25, 2009
Almighty God will judge those that did not trust in him in the the end . haven't you read his word,for it true. and someday you will no that it is, hope it not to late for you. may Almighty God have mercy on you.
Sad

Lexington, KY

#39 Oct 27, 2009
Hey Derek - we will be praying for you!

“ I started out with nothing.”

Since: Jul 09

Richmond

#40 Oct 28, 2009
Sad wrote:
Hey Derek - we will be praying for you!
>_>
The world has been thought to come to end, numerous times.
It has not.
I will get on my knees and pray when I realize the Sun is finally near exploding.
Otherwise, I'm not concerned.
friend

Nicholasville, KY

#41 Oct 28, 2009
It is humans who try to decide in their own minds when the world will end, some get famous for it, but we don't have a clue, God only knows that. You are young and most all of us ignore God when we are young, but if you wait till you know the sun is going to explode, it will be too late to pray.
If I'd only known when I was young what I know now, I would have been reading my Bible everyday and living the way He wanted me to, not the way I thought I should--too much pain and heartache without Him, total peace and joy in any situation with Him.

Since: Sep 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#42 Oct 28, 2009
Derek Abrams wrote:
Wrong. I find your opinion wrong.
Sorry Jacky, but I fight the thoughts of an higher authority.
You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other
religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved
from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that
we were created from dirt.
You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune
God.
Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to
Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah
slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination
of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and
trees!
You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods
sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit
impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came
back to life and then ascended into the sky.
You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the
scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find
nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting
in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of
those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects -
will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your
religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."
hile modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to
convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in
"tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.
You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered
prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think
that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the
Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a
Christian.
Did you ever notice how in the Bible, when ever
God needed to punish someone, or make an example,
or whenever God needed a killing, he sent an
angel? Did you ever wonder what a creature like
that must be like? A whole existence spent
praising your God, but always with one wing dipped
in blood.
This post made for a very fun read and I admit gave me a good chuckle on how much thought you put into it...

However, it is completely based on your own generalized and obvious prejudices towards Christians. Sure, there probably exist some believers out there that believe exactly as you say they do on each topic but for the most part I would disagree and say that the general population of Christians do not do/act/believe everything that you believe we do in that post.

If you'd like responses as to my beliefs to each of those topics I'd be willing to give them if asked but I don't have the time this very moment.

Since: Sep 09

Lexington, KY

#43 Oct 29, 2009
HBIC wrote:
God? there is no god. He is a pigment of humans imagaination. I do not believe, what i can not see.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Since: Sep 09

Lexington, KY

#44 Oct 29, 2009
Derek Abrams wrote:
God is for the weak and th misguided. If you can't believe something or hold onto a belief, or there's no other explanation for something, you turn your pity to God. If God does exist, the entity is by far more than "good" being. Ever notice that God sent angels to do the killing? Yea, take that into thought.
Pray to a gallon of milk, you'll get the same results as to praying to God.
Worship the Sun. It provides us with vitality.
Psalm 14
1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Since: Sep 09

Lexington, KY

#45 Oct 29, 2009
Teacher wrote:
God died along time ago when people learned to reason and stopped depending on fear to make sense of the world around them.
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

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