Since: Dec 12

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#378 Jan 28, 2013
I find myself wondering if it's occurred to anyone that some of us just like discussing the book of Revelation. Christians know that we don't know, no one knows when Our King of Kings will return. I find the Book to be the most fascinating and is my favourite. That is the reason I started this thread. I also wanted there to be a friendly place for those of us who need a pick me up from all the inane fighting that goes on in topix. Some of the comments here are clearly designed to inflame and are quite frankly, ludicrous.

“ Xue Rengui”

Since: Oct 09

Khitan extraordinaire

#379 Jan 28, 2013
Sharkey wrote:
<quoted text>I feel that too many humans have just bought the apocolypse scenarios hook, line and sinker, and the problem is made worse by the way some church leaders use shiny imagery and the most graphic terms possible to describe the event, just like it's done in the movies. Since life imitates art and art imitates life, we are basically "creating" the armegeddon with philosiphies and theories.
To think that the human race is theorizing itself to extinction is sad to me, and I can't for the life of me understand why people keep sticking to this belief.
Again, much is due to misapplication and poor understanding of scripture. Add to that being predisposed to a particular position and one can find 'support' for their bias around every corner.

Mind you not all Christians believe this way, and I'm not talking about lukewarm churches, there is a growing trend toward at least reexamining the "popular" eschatological positions after all the hyper-ventilating of Israel in 1948 to generation being 40 years to possible rapture in 1988 to other failed date setters (can you say 'Harold Camping'?) and Hal Lindsey "Late Great Planet Earth" to Tim La Hay and his "Left Behind" series...And ...AND....

Whew! Well, now the 'goal post' has been moved and 'generation' is (supposedly)"biblically " 50-70yrs , so quick calculation ~Israel=nation 1948 + 50-70yrs equals 1998(oops, past!) or 2018-the 'Holy Grail'. And when 2018 passes uneventfully, to what do they appeal to then? I don't write to mock, but to illustrate how absurd it all is, and due primarily to reading text out of genre, to the wrong audience,and often out of context.

And a text without context, is a pretext.

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#380 Jan 29, 2013
Senecus wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Janitor,
Sorry if I missed a post , I follow a few threads and at times mark post links to get back to later. May have missed one...
Yeah ,WINLAC can be a "Take no prisoners" type of thread. Many on Topix are,place can be a free-for-all- like a barroom brawl.
I clued you in to WINLAC so you could "clean up misbehaving" believers, seems like when you came some went on hiatus. See you met 'Clownie', he's a well meaning fellow but can get quite raw sometimes.
You might want to try the 'Religion' forum and threads there, not as fast moving as those in 'Top Stories' but more civil.
Be blest...
I'm sure I miss posts too as I don't go back far to read. No big thing that you did. Apparently someone didn't like my post here by the judgits. I don't use them or like them, unless they are positive. I'm doing my best to avoid anymore negativity then I already deal with.

I was just hoping for a place to post with some sort of normal debate or conversation. I expect negativity to go with it, but I don't seem to have anyone to post to except sporadically. I'm only online in spurts and so I like to be active when I am. I absolutely have no interest in posting on the "Christian" Forum. It is anything but. a hell-hole of trolls and hate, bullying and lies. Too stressful.

No matter, I thank you for your efforts. I go through the listings daily looking for something, anything. I have several more months to try to survive and my options are quite limited. I was hoping to pass some time somewhere in this forum. May you and yours be blessed with His peace and love.

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#381 Jan 29, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, How are you today... I been really busy today... Yes, That's a hard thread! Things going better today?
Still searching and not finding. Hope you have a good day.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#382 Jan 29, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure I miss posts too as I don't go back far to read. No big thing that you did. Apparently someone didn't like my post here by the judgits. I don't use them or like them, unless they are positive. I'm doing my best to avoid anymore negativity then I already deal with.
I was just hoping for a place to post with some sort of normal debate or conversation. I expect negativity to go with it, but I don't seem to have anyone to post to except sporadically. I'm only online in spurts and so I like to be active when I am. I absolutely have no interest in posting on the "Christian" Forum. It is anything but. a hell-hole of trolls and hate, bullying and lies. Too stressful.
No matter, I thank you for your efforts. I go through the listings daily looking for something, anything. I have several more months to try to survive and my options are quite limited. I was hoping to pass some time somewhere in this forum. May you and yours be blessed with His peace and love.
I totally agree with you, I'll not return to the 'Christian' forum either. Disgusting behaviour. I have been held up but you can always talk to me. i try to give everyone positive icons but don't always make it. Don't let the basterds get you down! Besides, if God is for us, who can be against us?
Psalm 91.
Blessings dear Brother <3

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#383 Jan 29, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
<quoted text>
I totally agree with you, I'll not return to the 'Christian' forum either. Disgusting behaviour. I have been held up but you can always talk to me. i try to give everyone positive icons but don't always make it. Don't let the basterds get you down! Besides, if God is for us, who can be against us?
Psalm 91.
Blessings dear Brother <3
Hello sweet Juice. If more posters were like you, SL, and Senecus I'd be quite content here. Still, you're no pushover and don't let others walk all over you, and I like that strength, spirit, and perseverance.

I must find you a song for the moment.



No big thing really, but I am a sister. I wasn't even going to bring it up but I don't want to cross the line of deception. I sometimes wish we could eliminate those classifications that separate us, as in this scripture.

Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Do you have power yet? Do you have a generator or something? Has the danger and storm passed? I know when I lose power I lose my pc because I don't use any other source of internet. I pray you stay safe and suffer no losses.

We are in a winter storm advisory ourselves with possible tornadoes over much of the USA from the Central areas to the East and South. Tornadoes and snow, what a strange sight that would be.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#384 Jan 29, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello sweet Juice. If more posters were like you, SL, and Senecus I'd be quite content here. Still, you're no pushover and don't let others walk all over you, and I like that strength, spirit, and perseverance.
I must find you a song for the moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =uGcsIdGOuZYXX
No big thing really, but I am a sister. I wasn't even going to bring it up but I don't want to cross the line of deception. I sometimes wish we could eliminate those classifications that separate us, as in this scripture.
Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Do you have power yet? Do you have a generator or something? Has the danger and storm passed? I know when I lose power I lose my pc because I don't use any other source of internet. I pray you stay safe and suffer no losses.
We are in a winter storm advisory ourselves with possible tornadoes over much of the USA from the Central areas to the East and South. Tornadoes and snow, what a strange sight that would be.
Shucks *blushing* Alright Sister, I'm ok, thank you. Got power back a few hours ago so have resumed my addiction...oh no! I'm addicted! Now I should be asleep but I can't too hot and am worried about my siblings who live in NSW. I pray they're ok. My car is being assessed but I have a rental and my couched are totalled but we got off lucky compared to others :)
I love that passage, I seem to have picked up this Brother/Sister thing here, lol, just looks good to me.
Blessings dear Sister <3

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#385 Jan 29, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello sweet Juice. If more posters were like you, SL, and Senecus I'd be quite content here. Still, you're no pushover and don't let others walk all over you, and I like that strength, spirit, and perseverance.
I must find you a song for the moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =uGcsIdGOuZYXX
No big thing really, but I am a sister. I wasn't even going to bring it up but I don't want to cross the line of deception. I sometimes wish we could eliminate those classifications that separate us, as in this scripture.
Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Do you have power yet? Do you have a generator or something? Has the danger and storm passed? I know when I lose power I lose my pc because I don't use any other source of internet. I pray you stay safe and suffer no losses.
We are in a winter storm advisory ourselves with possible tornadoes over much of the USA from the Central areas to the East and South. Tornadoes and snow, what a strange sight that would be.
I love the song btw <3

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#386 Jan 29, 2013
As I was driving this morning, God put this on my heart for 'all' who enter here...

Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ask God to renew your soul as well... Have a peaceful day... SL
Doctor REALITY

Little Rock, AR

#387 Jan 29, 2013
Many foolish people don't believe we're living in the last days'. Tell that to someone dying in a hospital tonight.
christianity is EVIL

Halifax, Canada

#389 Jan 29, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Many foolish people don't believe we're living in the last days'. Tell that to someone dying in a hospital tonight.
why are you religitards so frikin DUMB??

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#390 Jan 29, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Many foolish people don't believe we're living in the last days'. Tell that to someone dying in a hospital tonight.
What? People have been dying since Adam and Eve made the fatal mistake. We are all terminal. We face death due to sin. Some sooner than others. Has nothing to do with whether this is the first or the last days. The wages of sin is death. Thank God there is a Savior that will give eternal life from death of this world. In order to live we must first die.
Sharkey

Sparks, NV

#391 Jan 29, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Many foolish people don't believe we're living in the last days'. Tell that to someone dying in a hospital tonight.
Just because someone is dying in a hospital tonight does not mean we are living in the last days.
It just means THAT ONE PERSON lived his last day!
Sure, it was the end of the world - for THAT person! I mean, it's not like WE'RE ALL dying in the hospital tonight!

JEEEEZ! What a drama queen!

Dial back before you start Armegeddon. Relax. Calm down. Try decaf.
.
Sharkey

Sparks, NV

#392 Jan 29, 2013
Senecus wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, much is due to misapplication and poor understanding of scripture. Add to that being predisposed to a particular position and one can find 'support' for their bias around every corner.
Mind you not all Christians believe this way, and I'm not talking about lukewarm churches, there is a growing trend toward at least reexamining the "popular" eschatological positions after all the hyper-ventilating of Israel in 1948 to generation being 40 years to possible rapture in 1988 to other failed date setters (can you say 'Harold Camping'?) and Hal Lindsey "Late Great Planet Earth" to Tim La Hay and his "Left Behind" series...And ...AND....
Whew! Well, now the 'goal post' has been moved and 'generation' is (supposedly)"biblically " 50-70yrs , so quick calculation ~Israel=nation 1948 + 50-70yrs equals 1998(oops, past!) or 2018-the 'Holy Grail'. And when 2018 passes uneventfully, to what do they appeal to then? I don't write to mock, but to illustrate how absurd it all is, and due primarily to reading text out of genre, to the wrong audience,and often out of context.
And a text without context, is a pretext.
SMH.
I really hate the thought that we humans are fighting ourselves to extinction over misinterpretations of what other people have inerpreted! We're going to die over BS!
The entire human race will gossip itself to death.
Sad.

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#393 Jan 29, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
<quoted text>
Shucks *blushing* Alright Sister, I'm ok, thank you. Got power back a few hours ago so have resumed my addiction...oh no! I'm addicted! Now I should be asleep but I can't too hot and am worried about my siblings who live in NSW. I pray they're ok. My car is being assessed but I have a rental and my couched are totalled but we got off lucky compared to others :)
I love that passage, I seem to have picked up this Brother/Sister thing here, lol, just looks good to me.
Blessings dear Sister <3
Oh my. I hope it all turns out for the best. At least you and yours came out O.K.

But why does this continue? LOL

Sharkey

Sparks, NV

#394 Jan 29, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
I find myself wondering if it's occurred to anyone that some of us just like discussing the book of Revelation. Christians know that we don't know, no one knows when Our King of Kings will return. I find the Book to be the most fascinating and is my favourite. That is the reason I started this thread. I also wanted there to be a friendly place for those of us who need a pick me up from all the inane fighting that goes on in topix. Some of the comments here are clearly designed to inflame and are quite frankly, ludicrous.
Saying "you don't know when christ will return" leaves the possibility that christ may never return and we're just stuck doing what we're doing until we self-extinct.
Also, saying "you don't know" leaves the possibility open that the story is a complete lie and that there is no such thing as a "lord who is coming back".
After all, do people in REALITY really come back from the dead onc thery're dead for real? Has a dead oerson ever reached up fro the grave? No. That's just a fantasy, not real.
The Book of Reveations is basically an instruction manual for the mass-murder-suicide of the entire human race.
The book itself is inherently inflammatory, instigating the Armegeddon it warns about.
Revelation is about how man's hatred for himself will lead him to fight himself and commit suicide, much like the infighting among humans of the ONE SINGLE SPECIES of HOMO SAPIEN that we are.
It's time to throw away the Book of Revelations and replace it with THE NEW 21ST CENTURY TESTAMENT OF HUMANKIND.
In this new testament, the human race has no reason for an Armegeddon. We will do Utopia instead. We will be one religion or none at all.
In THE NEW 21ST CENTUY TESTAMENT OF HUMANKIND, We humans are ONE - or NOTHING at all.
We humans must learn this before we end up self-extincting.
Sharkey

Sparks, NV

#395 Jan 29, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
What? People have been dying since Adam and Eve made the fatal mistake. We are all terminal. We face death due to sin. Some sooner than others. Has nothing to do with whether this is the first or the last days. The wages of sin is death. Thank God there is a Savior that will give eternal life from death of this world. In order to live we must first die.
Wow.
You have life totally backwards.
Ugh. Really sad that you've been lied to in this way. It's like you just told me that the sun sets in the east!
Now let's show you how life REALLY works:
DEATH = DEATH and
LIFE = LIFE, NOT
LIFE = DEATH and DEATH = LIFE.
The thing that is eternal is DEATH, NOT life.
Once you die you are dead forever.
LIFE is what is tepmorary.
DEATH is eternal.
You get ONE life and that is IT.
Once you die you are dead - FOR EVER.
What you really mean when you say "eternal life" is eternal DEATH.
Sharkey

Sparks, NV

#396 Jan 29, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello sweet Juice. If more posters were like you, SL, and Senecus I'd be quite content here. Still, you're no pushover and don't let others walk all over you, and I like that strength, spirit, and perseverance.
I must find you a song for the moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =uGcsIdGOuZYXX
No big thing really, but I am a sister. I wasn't even going to bring it up but I don't want to cross the line of deception. I sometimes wish we could eliminate those classifications that separate us, as in this scripture.
Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Do you have power yet? Do you have a generator or something? Has the danger and storm passed? I know when I lose power I lose my pc because I don't use any other source of internet. I pray you stay safe and suffer no losses.
We are in a winter storm advisory ourselves with possible tornadoes over much of the USA from the Central areas to the East and South. Tornadoes and snow, what a strange sight that would be.
"Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."

Here it is: the real purpose of Christians: to elminate all other religions through an "Armegeddon" in order to have an all-Christian world. Christians want to dominate the world.
"All one in Christ Jesus" or "you must be Christian or else o to hell" is the exclusion of all the other religions.
That is prejudice and prejudice is a sin.

Will you Christians go so far as to create and instigate this armegeddon just so you can have the world your way, the "Christians Only" way? Are you willing to sacrifice the whole human race for your sick goal? It seems like Christians want to become the new Hitlers and eugenicists of the world.
Sharkey

Sparks, NV

#397 Jan 29, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
As I was driving this morning, God put this on my heart for 'all' who enter here...
Romans 12:2 KJV
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ask God to renew your soul as well... Have a peaceful day... SL
If I wake up tomorrow and the world isn't perfect, I am holding you reponsible for lying.

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#398 Jan 29, 2013
Sharkey wrote:
<quoted text>Wow.
You have life totally backwards.
Ugh. Really sad that you've been lied to in this way. It's like you just told me that the sun sets in the east!
Now let's show you how life REALLY works:
DEATH = DEATH and
LIFE = LIFE, NOT
LIFE = DEATH and DEATH = LIFE.
The thing that is eternal is DEATH, NOT life.
Once you die you are dead forever.
LIFE is what is tepmorary.
DEATH is eternal.
You get ONE life and that is IT.
Once you die you are dead - FOR EVER.
What you really mean when you say "eternal life" is eternal DEATH.
Yes, at the rate you're going, your death will be eternal and that will be a real bummer. I don't preach fire and brimstone so you can look at it as punishment or lack of reward. I prefer to consider His salvation reward, and the no salvation lack of reward. Because of this man ...

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