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“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#431135 Apr 4, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
T.L. Don't be frustrated by this person. He/she will not discuss a subject, but scold you, and repeatedly ask why YOU don't believe in Jesus. Very mind-bending.
KM
Funny thing about your post - you have yet to explain why you don't believe in all of what Jesus taught?

Very mind-bending indeed. Why don't you believe Jesus?

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#431136 Apr 4, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
who="Tiger Lily"
You sure like to make a lot of claims. But can you support them? Let's see what claims you think are accurate. Please provide links and evidence that what you say is correct and truthful:
a. He proved to Thomas that He was not.
b. by rising from the ground to ascend to Heaven just as the resurrected believers will be.
c. God alone is immortal.
d. Jesus was not or He could not have died on the cross. He is NOW immortal just as we will be when we put on immortality at the Second Coming.
Answers...
a. John 20:27 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself!(Jesus) Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."
b. The Ascension of Jesus is professed in the Nicene Creed and in the Apostles' Creed. The Ascension implies Jesus' humanity being taken into Heaven. The Feast of the Ascension, celebrated on the 40th day of Easter (always a Thursday), is one of the chief feasts of the Christian year. The feast dates back at least to the later 4th century, as is widely attested. The Ascension is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of the life of Jesus, the others being Baptism, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, and Resurrection
c. Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
d. Self evident. Jesus DIED on the cross. If He was immortal, He could not have died. If Christ ad not died for us you are still in your sins. His sacrifice would have meant nothing.
**********
Jesus was GOD IN THE FLESH. Jesus/God is immortal. Jesus' body was human/mortal, as ours is. It could die, just as ours can. God breathed into Adam, and he became a LIVING soul. Our spirit is immortal. God's plan for us is immortality. Jesus came as a man to show us that God CAN/WILL raise us up to eternal life...if we will allow Him to live in us.
...and yet....Jesus never called himself such - he called himself "The Son of Man".

"Our spirit is immortal."
- tell that to TL - she thinks it isn't. Bummer for her, huh?

"if we will allow Him to live in us."
- appears to me that you are missing a good portion of his teachings in order to achieve this goal.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#431137 Apr 4, 2013
hojo wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you "personally editorialize" and "opinionize" the words of Jesus!!
I don't. I've accepted his teachings for what they mean.

I've moved past the words and understand their meanings.

So again, you are incorrect in your analysis.
Normand Guay

Winnipeg, Canada

#431138 Apr 4, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not disagreeing on the 4 Gospels. But you said 'per Jesus Christ' the 4 Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. I don't think Christ named the Gospels (nor any Book in the NT)
--- Clay; what do you mean when you write that [Quote "I don't think Christ named the Gospels ]--- Clay is it because you believe CHRIST is dead??? Clay JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN HIS CHURCH NOW AND FOREVER...JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON... Thankyou...
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#431139 Apr 4, 2013
Religion - A Delusion wrote:
<quoted text>
This delusional one claims to have the keys to Heaven - as long as he eats the magic wafer every Sunday.
He is superior because his wafer really turns into flesh - but nobody can see it -- as opposed to a wafer that doesn't really turn into flesh.
Why not reproduce such magic tricks for the world to actually witness?
Because delusions cannot be witnessed by others.
When a person is taught the same thing over and over from childhood no matter how biazzare it seems to others, it doesn't seem bazzare at all to the ones who learned only that.

Organized indoctrinated religion is the great divider in our world.
Religion - A Delusion

Titusville, FL

#431140 Apr 4, 2013
Look at historical gods--

The belief in "god" seems to be ubiquitous through the ages.

We know, for example, that the ancient Egyptians believed in their gods so fervently that they built massive structures like the Great Pyramid -- still today one of the largest and most enduring human constructions ever created. Despite that fervor, however, we know with complete certainty today that the Egyptian gods were imaginary. There is no evidence of their existence. Thus we do not build pyramids anymore and we do not mummify our leaders.

More recently we know that tens of millions of Romans worshiped Jupiter and his friends, and to them they built magnificent temples. The ruins of these temples are popular tourist attractions even today. Yet we know with complete certainty that these gods were imaginary. There is no evidence for their existence and thus no one worships Zeus any more.

Much more recently, we know that the Aztec civilization believed in their gods so intensely that they constructed huge temples and pyramids. In addition, Aztecs were so zealous that they were sacrificing hundreds of human beings to their gods as recently as the 16th century. Despite the intensity, however, we know today that these gods were completely imaginary. The Aztecs were insane to be murdering people for their gods. Killing a person has no effect on rainfall or anything else. We all know that. And there is no evidence whatsoever demonstrating that the Aztec gods exist. If the Aztec gods were real, we would still be offering sacrifices to them and these sacrifices would be effective.

Today's "God" is just as imaginary as were these historical gods. The fact that millions of people worship a god is meaningless.

It's a delusion.
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#431141 Apr 4, 2013
A recent CNN poll indicates that today 58%(and rising) of roman catholics are in favor same sex marriage. 38%(and going down) are against. 4% had no opinion.

Religion - A Delusion

Titusville, FL

#431142 Apr 4, 2013
Try praying--

What would happen if we get down on our knees and pray to God in this way:

Dear God, almighty, all-powerful, all-loving creator of the universe, we pray to you to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowing you will bless us as you describe in Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

We pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers this completely heartfelt, unselfish, non-materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkable ways.

Will anything happen? No. Of course not.

It's delusional.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"

#431144 Apr 4, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
The hypocrisy of so-called "Christians".
DOH!!
~~~

YOU EVIDENTLY BELIEVE you are the sharpest knife in the drawer..

WITH YOUR NEW AGE DECEITFUL BALONEY...

and believe you are qualified to judge Christians...

BUT SINCE YOU POSTED THAT YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN....


All you are an accuser...

YOU USE NO SCRIPTURE TO VALIDATE YOUR DEBATE OR REBUTTAL ALL YOU HAVE IS EMPTY REMARKS...

Rev_12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night.
Clay

Chicago, IL

#431145 Apr 4, 2013
Normand Guay wrote:
<quoted text>--- Clay; what do you mean when you write that [Quote "I don't think Christ named the Gospels ]--- Clay is it because you believe CHRIST is dead??? Clay JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN HIS CHURCH NOW AND FOREVER...JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON... Thankyou...
I mean that Jesus Christ never told anyone to put together a NT. He never said He wanted Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to pen memoirs about His Ministry and include them with 23 other Books to become the foundation of His Ministry.
Although it is true that the Holy Spirit guided the Church on the compilation of the Bible. It is also true that the Holy Spirit guides the Church. Period.
hojo

Minneapolis, MN

#431146 Apr 4, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>the bible has authority over your man made written Catholic Catechism and the Encyclicals,show me something outside of catholic web sites that support the Catholic Catechism and the Encyclicals.
The Catholic Church (Jesus Christs One True Church) was established initiated and founded by Jesus HIMSELF, with HIS DIVINE AUTHORITY, it was given to His Apostles who were Bishops, priests and deacons (Acts 2) and their AUTHORITY delegated and handed down to those Bishops, priests and deacons that followed Jesus' Apostles....... The DIVINE AUTHORITY of Jesus has been handed down, through the succession of the Apostles for over 2000 years.through Jesus Christ One True Catholic Church!.....FURTHERMORE Jesus said "all AUTHORITY has been given unto me in both heaven and earth."---and I give IT to whoever I chose--and (as he told His Apostles) I give that AUTHORITY to you to go and make disciples of all nations ---baptising them in the name.of the father.......... teaching to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you! Jesus NEVER said that the authority is in the "bible alone"! Jesus NEVER wrote anything down! HE NEVER passed out bibles to anyone..... The oral (unwritten) teachings of Jesus were the "only source of TRUTH" at that time, that were passed on to the Apostles....Paul "CONFIRMS" this in I Timothy 3:15 when he calls "THE CHURCH (not the bible alone) is the pillare, pinnacle and foundation of the TRUTH. The AUTHORITY of TRUTH is in Jesus Christ and His One True Catholic Church. The Catholic Catechism and the Encyclicals represent the TRUE INTERPRETATION of the Bible, the TRUE DOCUMENTED Church Historical authenticated records and the TRUTH of Jesus teachings as recorded in the Gospels. The bible "compliments and parallels the writings and TRUE interpretive "translations" in the ENCYCLICALS and in the Catholic Catechism. Jesus Christs One True (Universal-Catholic Church) is the "final AUTHORITY"--not the bible alone!! Paul says it, confirms it, validates it, and clearly sanctions it, in the bible (! Timothy 3:15). Just like always, jethro8! You "continue" to have "no idea" as to what you are talking about, which is NO SURPRISE to ANY of us Catholics who KNOW THE TRUTH!!!
Clay

Chicago, IL

#431147 Apr 4, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>
~~~
The two most reliable books OF the four Gospels are
MATTHEW AND JOHN..
THEY WERE EYE WITNESSES...THERE WERE THERE WITH JESUS.
Interesting. Is Luke and Mark not reliable then?

Also, Matthew and John have the most 'Catholic' stuff in it. So I'm surprised you'd hold those two Gospels above all the other Books.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#431148 Apr 4, 2013
hojo wrote:
<quoted text>
You, jethro8, can continue to rely upon your anti-catholic (relative truth) sources of heresy, hypocricy and distortion of the TRUTH of TRUE CHURCH HISTORY....... I/we as Catholics will continue to follow, adhere to and remain with the Historical and biblical TRUTH of over 2000 years of "existing" (indisputable and fundamental TRUTH)of Jesus Christ and His One True Apostolic Catholic Church which is an original, actual and obvious reality of FACT!!
if you have been reading my posts you would of noticed i'm relying on passages from the bible, especially 2 timothy which shows clearly that your so called apostolic church is not part of any succession,and since you refuse to comment on it like i have asked you to,that tells me it is true and you are ignoring it because you know it's true,the bible is infallible and it's gods word.now tell me how am i'm being anti-catholic? god would be anti-catholic because he knows as well as i do the church is a man made unholy place created by a pagan emperor and 100 chosen men.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"

#431149 Apr 4, 2013
who="Religion - A Delusion" Look at historical gods--
The belief in "god" seems to be ubiquitous through the ages.
We know, for example, that the ancient Egyptians believed in their gods so fervently that they built massive structures like the Great Pyramid -- still today one of the largest and most enduring human constructions ever created. Despite that fervor, however, we know with complete certainty today that the Egyptian gods were imaginary. There is no evidence of their existence. Thus we do not build pyramids anymore and we do not mummify our leaders.
More recently we know that tens of millions of Romans worshiped Jupiter and his friends, and to them they built magnificent temples. The ruins of these temples are popular tourist attractions even today. Yet we know with complete certainty that these gods were imaginary. There is no evidence for their existence and thus no one worships Zeus any more.
Much more recently, we know that the Aztec civilization believed in their gods so intensely that they constructed huge temples and pyramids. In addition, Aztecs were so zealous that they were sacrificing hundreds of human beings to their gods as recently as the 16th century. Despite the intensity, however, we know today that these gods were completely imaginary. The Aztecs were insane to be murdering people for their gods. Killing a person has no effect on rainfall or anything else. We all know that. And there is no evidence whatsoever demonstrating that the Aztec gods exist. If the Aztec gods were real, we would still be offering sacrifices to them and these sacrifices would be effective.
Today's "God" is just as imaginary as were these historical gods. The fact that millions of people worship a god is meaningless.
It's a delusion.

**********

Florida...just because something is counterfeit, the REAL is no less REAL. In fact, were there no 'real' item (money, etc.) there would be nothing to counterfeit.

Image: Counterfeit copy of something real.

-ination: Action of a mental IMAGE. Imagination. Delusion.

Your imagination is pretty active...but it is a counterfeit.

Jesus is real, and He is alive.

KM

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#431150 Apr 4, 2013
Religion - A Delusion wrote:
Try praying--
What would happen if we get down on our knees and pray to God in this way:
Dear God, almighty, all-powerful, all-loving creator of the universe, we pray to you to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowing you will bless us as you describe in Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
We pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers this completely heartfelt, unselfish, non-materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkable ways.
Will anything happen? No. Of course not.
It's delusional.
No need to thank "God" - but you can thank these Stanford scientists for coming up with an ingenious way to kill cancer cells:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/27/scie...

To so-called "Christians" - "God works in mysterious ways."
To non-believers - Science did what "God" couldn't.

Fact - men through free will, chose to look into why the CD47 cell does what it does, and how can they change the action it takes.

No religion or "God" required to achieve this cure.

If "God" was involved - "He" would have provided this cure to men decades ago, instead of allowing many thousands of lives to be lost.
7th Day Catholics Rock

Poplar Bluff, MO

#431151 Apr 4, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
096 073
<quoted text>
Absolutely correct...but and however, you failed to mention that this was done according to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
So...for anyone to say that the comma is in the wrong place, is accusing the Holy Spirit of God of a gross error.....
I have gone on record as saying, and I repeat my words...the comma is in the correct place....
IT IS WRITTEN: paraphrasing

The Prophets of Old and the Appostles were Inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Now can you show me were it states those men who translated the scripture to other languages did not err ?

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"

#431152 Apr 4, 2013
who="Religion - A Delusion" Try praying--
What would happen if we get down on our knees and pray to God in this way:
Dear God, almighty, all-powerful, all-loving creator of the universe, we pray to you to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowing you will bless us as you describe in Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
We pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers this completely heartfelt, unselfish, non-materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkable ways.
Will anything happen? No. Of course not.
It's delusional.

**********

Some cancer is the result of eating certain things. Some is the result of certain behaviors (homosexuality).(yes, google it...there are 115,000 articles on the subject.)

God DOES heal cancer. But until He wipes sin out (which He will), there will remain some devastating results of sin. Part of the process involves WILLINGLY FORSAKING SIN. Many don't want to do that.

You can pray anything you want...but stamping your feet like a child will not influence God to work miracles for a people who deny Him.
KM

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#431153 Apr 4, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>
~~~
YOU EVIDENTLY BELIEVE you are the sharpest knife in the drawer..
WITH YOUR NEW AGE DECEITFUL BALONEY...
and believe you are qualified to judge Christians...
BUT SINCE YOU POSTED THAT YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN....
All you are an accuser...
YOU USE NO SCRIPTURE TO VALIDATE YOUR DEBATE OR REBUTTAL ALL YOU HAVE IS EMPTY REMARKS...
Rev_12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night.
Wrong again GiF.

I use teachings by Jesus. Just because you don't call them scripture, doesn't mean they aren't.

Why do you believe men have the right to choose who Jesus was and who he wasn't? What right do they have?

You're just mad, because I've shown you your error in your belief and now you have no way to angry at anyone, except me.

The dismay is short-lived, if you allow the astonishment to take root.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#431154 Apr 4, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>
All you are an accuser...
Correct - I accuse you of NOT following all of what Jesus taught.

Now, let's see how honest you are with yourself and others.

You aren't a so-called "Christian" any more than your judgment of me.

Bummer for you.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"

#431155 Apr 4, 2013
hojo wrote:
<quoted text>
The Catholic Church (Jesus Christs One True Church) was established initiated and founded by Jesus HIMSELF, with HIS DIVINE AUTHORITY, it was given to His Apostles who were Bishops, priests and deacons (Acts 2) and their AUTHORITY delegated and handed down to those Bishops, priests and deacons that followed Jesus' Apostles....... The DIVINE AUTHORITY of Jesus has been handed down, through the succession of the Apostles for over 2000 years.through Jesus Christ One True Catholic Church!.....FURTHERMORE Jesus said "all AUTHORITY has been given unto me in both heaven and earth."---and I give IT to whoever I chose--and (as he told His Apostles) I give that AUTHORITY to you to go and make disciples of all nations ---baptising them in the name.of the father.......... teaching to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you! Jesus NEVER said that the authority is in the "bible alone"! Jesus NEVER wrote anything down! HE NEVER passed out bibles to anyone..... The oral (unwritten) teachings of Jesus were the "only source of TRUTH" at that time, that were passed on to the Apostles....Paul "CONFIRMS" this in I Timothy 3:15 when he calls "THE CHURCH (not the bible alone) is the pillare, pinnacle and foundation of the TRUTH. The AUTHORITY of TRUTH is in Jesus Christ and His One True Catholic Church. The Catholic Catechism and the Encyclicals represent the TRUE INTERPRETATION of the Bible, the TRUE DOCUMENTED Church Historical authenticated records and the TRUTH of Jesus teachings as recorded in the Gospels. The bible "compliments and parallels the writings and TRUE interpretive "translations" in the ENCYCLICALS and in the Catholic Catechism. Jesus Christs One True (Universal-Catholic Church) is the "final AUTHORITY"--not the bible alone!! Paul says it, confirms it, validates it, and clearly sanctions it, in the bible (! Timothy 3:15). Just like always, jethro8! You "continue" to have "no idea" as to what you are talking about, which is NO SURPRISE to ANY of us Catholics who KNOW THE TRUTH!!!
Hey ditto...

SHOW AND TELL.... from the Bible....

PROVE YOUR POST..BY GOD'S WORD...

IF GOD DID WHAT YOU CLAIM .....IT WOULD BE IN HIS WORD..

Amo 3:7 For the Lord God doth nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

IF YOU CANNOT Validate... WHAT YOU CLAIM TO BE TRUE.... BY THE BIBLE...

OR ALL YOU HAVE IS SMOKE AND MIRRORS...

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