Why I’m no longer a Christian

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#437864 Jan 23, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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...sacrafice a red heifer .....
Where do you dream up this crap ?

Your ignorance is amazing.
duststorm

League City, TX

#437865 Jan 23, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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How do you know I don't understand it? My Bible was translated into English, a language I am fluent in. I understood it perfectly well. Which is part of the reason I rejected it as false.
He knows you do not understand with the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, since you are not yet saved. So you read/study the Bible in the flesh, and are still lacking the wisdom and understanding which the Holy Spirit would provide you.
After you are born again, you will read it with different eyes and a different mind. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#437866 Jan 23, 2013
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>What else would someone say who, as they were starting a new religion and people were rejecting it because it had no merit, to hope to put fear into people? And people still fall for that crap.
If you believe your God will blind people while at the same time trying to get them to acknowledge him, you're crazier than moonshine drinkin' donkey.
HEY! Jist leave me out'a this, will ya!
duststorm

League City, TX

#437867 Jan 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Salvation? From what? A malevolent dictator that games the system? Bwahahahaha.
When you meet the Prince of Darkness, you will suddenly understand the word malevolent.
duststorm

League City, TX

#437868 Jan 23, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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You'd think that God's inconsistency in the Bible would be problematic for those who read and understood the Bible.
My lack of understanding of the Bible does not mean it is inconsistent. A few years ago, the tomb of Caiaphas was found in Jerusalem, proving the Bible's veracity on one more point.
duststorm

League City, TX

#437869 Jan 23, 2013
serpentarius wrote:
<quoted text>actually all the systems i've studied keep saying the same thing. 1st law of thermodynamics says energy cannot be created/destroyed. it simply changes form.
theory of relativity says that energy and matter are co-equals; so far we know of 5 forms of matter: 1. solid, 2. liquids, 3. gas, 4. plasma, 5. bose-einstein particle.
the third part of the trinity is MIND. Mind is everything, what you think you become.
INFINITE INTELLIGENCE
genesis 1:2 is the same as the orphic egg allegory.
and yes we're all wayfaring strangers but i enjoy taking the unknown road. i don't allow fear to control my thoughts and actions
I am sorry to know that a cog has slipped for you in the last few years, London, KY. I did so enjoy posting together with you.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#437870 Jan 23, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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So is eating shellfish, wearing polycotton blend and picking up sticks on Saturday.
I haven't heard you complain about people doing that.
Funny that, huh?
A preacher hasn't told him to hate people who eat shellfish, wear cotton or pick up kindling..... yet.

Some of the "Laws" had nothing to do with spiritual matters and were purely economic and political rules... that's why it is called religion.

The anti-gay comments in the OT were probably more anti-helinism than anti-gay.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#437871 Jan 23, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>The bible tells me you don't understand the holy word of God.. this I understand..
Bro. Clownie
Please prove that the Bible is the word of God.

Muslims say the exact same thing about the Quran.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#437872 Jan 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Wait, you're Catholic and claim not to be a robot? Bwahahahahaha.
“The word of the Lord.”........Thanks be to God.”
“We bless ourselves for prayer in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”........."Amen. "
The rest of the call and response is the most delusional, robotic mess I have ever witnessed. It's worse than the Pentecostal chicken dance.
I don't think engaging in traditional prayers makes one a robot, that is just silly. Are you a robot when you sing the National anthem or say the Pledge of Allegiance?

I am not sure the animus since the few times i have posted to you I have done so respectfully and have chosen not to reply to some previous antagonistic posts. But that is an issue for you to work out, it isn't my problem nor do I wish to make it mine

(T) Peace
zimitra

Morehead, KY

#437873 Jan 23, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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I'm not a Jew, The Temple doesn't exist and I believe that Jesus was the final offering (not sacrifice)ending the need for a Temple or
Read the Bible and learn history. The first is useless without the latter.
I AM the temple

1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

tonight, i'm wide awake

Genesis 2:7
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Huh

Garland, TX

#437874 Jan 23, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>London, KY witches covens abound.
Witches are imaginary, silly, and the word was mistranslated from poisoners of wells, anyway.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#437875 Jan 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Wait, you're Catholic and claim not to be a robot? Bwahahahahaha.
“The word of the Lord.”........Thanks be to God.”
“We bless ourselves for prayer in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”........."Amen. "
The rest of the call and response is the most delusional, robotic mess I have ever witnessed. It's worse than the Pentecostal chicken dance.
lol - hon, were you made to sit thru a lot of pentecostal 'chicken dances' in your youth; is that your 'why i'm mad at God' marilyn manson-like story?

while it may have been an unreasonable way to spend your youth, it was not God's fault:)
Huh

Garland, TX

#437876 Jan 23, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>My lack of understanding of the Bible does not mean it is inconsistent. A few years ago, the tomb of Caiaphas was found in Jerusalem, proving the Bible's veracity on one more point.
You were fooled by the scam artist Jacobovici? Is there no depth to how easily you are fooled to fulfill your confirmation bias?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#437877 Jan 23, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>Great verses. Hebrews 6:4-6 It is impossible for me, duststorm, who was once enlightened at the age of 9, and myself having tasted of the heavenly gift of salvation bestowed upon me, and I was at that second indwelled with the Holy Spirit, who promised never to leave me or forsake me, and I have also tasted of the wonderful truths of God's word, and seen the power of God in my life and others, If I fall away, which I have fallen away, on a daily basis most often, for myself to be renewed to repentance AGAIN, seeing that I would have to effectively crucify the Lord of Glory afresh, and put him to an open shame. Obviously, I do not have the power to re-crucify the Lord Jesus every time I sin. It is a cosmic impossibility.
As T-town Clown quoted, "It is finished", Jesus words from the cross.
Perhaps a refresher course in English and the use of commas would be in order?

Hebrews 6:4-6
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

It isn't saying it is impossible to fall away. It is saying it is impossible for those who fall away to renewed again unto repentance. In other words there is a point in which one falls away past the point of no return.

This can happen for example if one blasphemies the Holy Spirit or even what Paul says in his letter to Timothy:

2Timothy 2:12
if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;

But disregarding commas and changing one verse around still leaves you with dozens upon dozens of verses that say the same thing:

Just one more for example about returning to the world:

2Peter 2:20-22
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

If you return to the world and a life of sin you are no longer covered by the sacrifice. However most do not fall away to the point of being beyond redemption. Most would fall under the following:

James 5:19-20
"My brothers if anyone among you wonders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins"

The same message is found by every author of the NT.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#437878 Jan 23, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Why conclude on your own what you THINK "it is finished" means instead of taking direction straight from the Bible?
Romans 13:8
Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
Romans 2:13
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
And this what Jesus had to say AFTER he died and rose again:
Matthew 28
19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ina the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
And what were some of the things he commanded of us?
Luke 10
27 He answered,“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and,‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied.“Do this and you will live.”
With all due respect either you think the teachings of Jesus still apply today, since He tells us in the Bible the Father will send the Holy Spirit to remind us of what He taught and even after He died and rose again he said to make sure people obeyed all he commanded, or you do not.
Taking a verse as ambiguous as "it is finished", which to me seems more likely he was talking about the sacrifice, but either way to one verse and use it to discard everything Jesus taught makes no sense to me. Not when we have the actual words and don't need to guess. Anyway, JMO
i agree that the law and commandments are good, but if you're trusting in your ability to keep than rather than in the finished work of Christ on the cross; good luck with that!

"this is the work of God, that you believe on the One whom He sent" Jesus
Huh

Garland, TX

#437879 Jan 23, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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I don't think engaging in traditional prayers makes one a robot, that is just silly. Are you a robot when you sing the National anthem or say the Pledge of Allegiance?
I am not sure the animus since the few times i have posted to you I have done so respectfully and have chosen not to reply to some previous antagonistic posts. But that is an issue for you to work out, it isn't my problem nor do I wish to make it mine
(T) Peace
It is robotic call and response by the sheep to the pedophile, nothing more. What you think about it doesn't change that.

Yes, when children are forced to recite the pledge to a flag every morning are being robotic. There is nothing antagonistic about pointing out that your people act like robots. It's just the truth. You disrespect me and yourself with your immoral belief system, yours especially, that harbors child rapists.
jipijkam

Morehead, KY

#437880 Jan 23, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>He knows you do not understand with the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, since you are not yet saved. So you read/study the Bible in the flesh, and are still lacking the wisdom and understanding which the Holy Spirit would provide you.
After you are born again, you will read it with different eyes and a different mind. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
salvation: enlightenment

Psalm 97:4
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.


shaking, quaking, dancing on the hills of bashon

Psalm 68:15

King James Version (KJV)

15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#437881 Jan 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Bwahahahahahaha. Hey, look, another violent Christian. Another Internet Tough Guy. You people sicken me.
oh i was just mess'n around, huh. you hafta admit that guy is way out there.....;)
Huh

Garland, TX

#437882 Jan 23, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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lol - hon, were you made to sit thru a lot of pentecostal 'chicken dances' in your youth; is that your 'why i'm mad at God' marilyn manson-like story?
while it may have been an unreasonable way to spend your youth, it was not God's fault:)
Nope, not mad at your imaginary friend. I am disgusted by your and your religion, though. Not a Pentacostal. I have seen it as an adult, and laughed. Like I laugh at you. I have no parallels with Manson, like you have parallels with that other Manson. You know nothing about me yet create these lies. That makes you abjectly evil and eminently stupid.

Of course it wasn't your pocket god's fault. It's a figment of your imagination.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#437883 Jan 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Not your IQ.
"Sarah"??? i llloooovvve that name! it was my grandmother's:)

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