jus came across this post. jus my opinion, okay? The lord does not need anyone to kill for him.the enemies he wishes believers to slay are our sins;laziness, greed, hypocricy,covetousness,thievery,pride, etc. .in your questions i see the hunger for truth, the bitterness that Gods love seems a sham. keep right on questioning, doubting, seeking, You can never understand the Lord until you put him in the center of your universe, instead of yourself.This means giving up your free will. so hard for all of us! but also very comfortingto know someone smarter than us is in control. have patience!
When you all wake up and realize it is not about religion, it's about Jesus Christ. If you don't want to believe in Christ that is between you and God, as God gave you the free will to do so. At your own expense I might add. And yes Every knee will bow to Jesus Christ in the end.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
The only way for someone to force or cram the bible or Christ down your throat is to be held captive other then that leave if you don't want to listen to what some one has to say! Judeo-christian belifes are not forced down anyones throat, infact this country was founded on Judeo-christian beliefs, and you can't change that as hard as you my try
Dayum, I ask one question and this turns into the debate of all time.
I'm goin gto say this one thing, than I'm done with this.
If YOU believe in a one all powerful diety, fine, whatever works for you. Others do not, and last I checked, we still had freedom of religion here in the USA, which I think includes freedom from having other people's beliefs crammed down your throat.
If a person chooses to believe the Judeo-Chritian dogma istead of the old ways, and that makes that person feel complete, I'm all for it. But, if someone else chooses another path to spiritual fulfillment, they should have the right to believe and worship as they choose without being harrassed.
HD, until you have fulfilled His purpose for you, he will not call you home. Some fill that purpose early (my granddaughter was just 15 mos old). Some live many years to fulfill his purpose. His time is not our time. Keep your heart open so that you can hear him lead you.
very true Roxie.When I was a small child my dad ran over me with a large piece of farm equipment and it barely hurt me. Doctors had no idea how I survived.When I was in the navy had a car wreck where three people died and I was the only survivor.They said I was lucky. A few years later I got shot in the throat from a ricocheting bullet and it did not even break the skin. Four years ago I had a bad motorcycle wreck , broke my neck in five places and various other bones. I am fine now but Doctors til today don't have a clue how I lived. My mother did. She said , son , he is not finished with you yet , you still have something to do. I believe that with all my heart and just hope that I can accomplish my task..So , walk in my shoes and see what you believe then
I will be the first to admit that I'm not weak but without Jesus I would be nothing, I would'nt have made it thus far. He is my comforter, my provider, my source, my stength and shield. My counselor, my savior, the lifter of my head, my stronghold, my deliver, my defender, my protector, my ever present help in time of need, my rock and my soon coming King~! Now... who would'nt want that in thier lives? Stop bickering, The Lord is all things to all people.
Rogue, HD, ok boys enough of the attacks. Agree to disagree but don't get ugly, there is no need for it. The paths our lives have taken make each of us who we are and what we believe. Unless you two are willing to walk a mile in each others shoes, just shake hands and walk away.
The greatest destructive force on this planet, next to man and at times the greatest saviour.......I hope we all appreciate the fact that we live in countries where we can voice our opinions to each other without being shot............a little coin of thought in the pond.
"It really revs me up when some idiot bad mouths harleys just because they don't understand but only about 1/100th as much as it does for someone to attack the bible. Back off rogue til you know what you are talking about. Reading the part in your service manual about changing your oil does not make you an engine builder just as taking small parts from the bible does not mean you understand it "
Hey, HarleyDragon, who asked ya?
And just FYI, I attended Catholic schools for most of my life, have an adopted father who's Jewish, a stepdad who's Baptist,and my mom's Lutheran, so think I know what I'm talking about.