Philosopher Reveals His Predictions for the Future of Christianity in America

Dec 31, 2013 Full story: TheBlaze.com 7

Contrary to critics who fear for the future of faith in America, Christian philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig has a relatively positive view about what's in store in the coming decades.

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#1 Jan 6, 2014
Acts 10:39 "whom they slew and hanged on a tree"
Acts 5:30 "Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree"
Acts 13:29 "they took him down from the tree"
1 Peter 2:24 "who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree" make your minds up was your arab jew, hung from a tree or died on a cross
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 6, 2014
5:54 am, Monday, January 6, 2014:
RE: Philosopher Reveals His Predictions for the Future of Christianity in America
..... From that article: "Despite his optimism, Craig’s comments didn’t come without noting that there are other culturally significant sectors where he believes Christians need to get involved — particularly in Hollywood. Entertainment’s impact is profound on the culture and he said it’s an “open question” where things will go on that front."
..... Anyone can change any of the belief systems and their literature to, hopefully, increase market share.
Cordwainer Trout

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#3 Jan 6, 2014
swerty wrote:
Acts 10:39 "whom they slew and hanged on a tree"
Acts 5:30 "Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree"
Acts 13:29 "they took him down from the tree"
1 Peter 2:24 "who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree" make your minds up was your arab jew, hung from a tree or died on a cross
The Roman authorities crucified Jesus Christ. They would have had to have a specific edict from Rome, from Caesar, to crucify Jesus on anything other than a Roman Cross. Only Roman Crosses were used to crucify during the Roman occupation of those lands. This is evident elsewhere in the Roman Empire during those times. It is a willful ignorance of history, that attempts to override the authority of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#4 Jan 6, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The Roman authorities crucified Jesus Christ. They would have had to have a specific edict from Rome, from Caesar, to crucify Jesus on anything other than a Roman Cross. Only Roman Crosses were used to crucify during the Roman occupation of those lands. This is evident elsewhere in the Roman Empire during those times. It is a willful ignorance of history, that attempts to override the authority of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.
Also evident during the Roman Empire was the practice of not allowing the crucified to be buried. They were left hanging on crosses to rot or be preyed on by carrion eaters. This denial of proper burial was an integral part of the punishment, and a significant part of what made crucifixion an 'ignoble death'. The ancients placed great importance on having a proper burial, and being denied a decent burial was considered a disgrace.

One of the purposes for the Romans posting guards at crucifixion sites was specifically to prevent the family or friends of the crucified from taking the body down and burying it.

Of course, this makes the story of the resurrection highly improbable. If Jesus were actually crucified, the Romans would not have permitted his burial. No tomb, no stone turned aside on the third day, no empty tomb, just a body hanging on a cross til it rotted or was eaten by carrion eaters. Although, Roman law did prescribe that if one survived three days on the cross, the sentence was deemed fulfilled. Very few actually survived to claim the privilege, and most of those that did died shortly thereafter, as they never recovered from the shock, blood loss and exposure.
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Lowell, MA

#5 Jan 6, 2014
QUITTNER wrote:
5:54 am, Monday, January 6, 2014:
RE: Philosopher Reveals His Predictions for the Future of Christianity in America
..... From that article: "Despite his optimism, Craig’s comments didn’t come without noting that there are other culturally significant sectors where he believes Christians need to get involved — particularly in Hollywood. Entertainment’s impact is profound on the culture and he said it’s an “open question” where things will go on that front."
..... Anyone can change any of the belief systems and their literature to, hopefully, increase market share.
There will always be a reservoir of christians in the US. "No one ever went broke underestimatimg the intelligence of the American public." - HL Mencken

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#6 Jan 6, 2014
If Christianity can become more associated with compassion, sacrifice, and reaching out to the poor and helpless, as the true Christianity of Jesus intended, it might have a healthy future.

I think it is ironic that so many so-called Christians have twisted the meaning of their religion to justify greed and hatred of those who are unlike themselves, while many so-called atheists live by a moral code more closely associated with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The current pope may help the cause of "true" Christianity. He seems like a truly decent human being, who pays more attention to promoting charity toward those who suffer and need our help, and less attention to those who want to dictate how others should live, and prevent them from seeking their own path to happiness.

It may have grown some moss, but the old saying, "Live and let live", seems as fresh and wise as ever.

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#7 Jan 7, 2014
1. Parallels Between the Lives of Joseph and Jesus
The following are the amazing parallels between Joseph and Jesus which suggests a karmic link between them and another past life connection of Jesus.Joseph was sold into Egypt on the advice of his brother Judah. Jesus was handed over to the Romans by the hand of his disciple Judas both books say the same things http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen0...

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