I agree with that. I would call my life heaven on earth.As I understand it, what he meant by making that statement is that, we have the ability to produce the conditions of heaven in our own lives.
How about the most vile Christian?In this, even the most vile atheist has the kingdom within them.
Now you've lost me. Repent what? My disgusting sin nature? Obedience to what? Your bible god?Of course, there exists stipulations that must be met, such as repentance, obedience, and faith
I notice that you went right for Counter_Strike's mantra to describe heaven: submit.
This is what I love about your religion: It's so upbeat.Now, considering that I made that statement to a believer, what, in your opinion, makes her less worthy than the hypocrites, serpents, and vipers, that our anointed Savior said it to?
If serpents and vipers are so wicked, why did your god leave my innocent and naïve ancestors alone with one that talks? Isn't that what law enforcement calls depraved indifference? From http://definitions.uslegal.com/d/depraved-ind...
"To constitute depraved indifference, the defendant's conduct must be 'so wanton, so deficient in a moral sense of concern, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others, and so blameworthy as to warrant the same criminal liability as that which the law imposes upon a person who intentionally causes a crime. Depraved indifference focuses on the risk created by the defendants conduct, not the injuries actually resulting. "
Your god allegedly left my people alone with an insanely brilliant, vicious and powerful snake. Now, most of us have to go to hell - an outcome he should have seen in his omniscience.
Do you think that that act meets the criteria above? Maybe Catcher can help us.