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they even planned to somehow assault Heaven, and try to kill God. Then he confused their languages, so that they were split into other cultures in an instant.
Sorry for the bad link, here Territorial Spirits
Your link did not work, so I had a look into the term "territorial spirits" and you might be right, but the demonisation is through indoctrination.
originally posted by: Prezbo369
a reply to: Observationalist
Haven't you ever wondered why Christians bring in a tree at Christmas? or eat chocolate bunnies at Easter?
Have you ever really thought about any of this?
Even though the church has botched things up pretty bad like the Israelis did with their kings, God preserved the story of his redeeming love in individual souls not in steeples and stain glass.
originally posted by: Observationalist
The same reason non believers do, suckers for tradition.
There are many Christians who don't do Christmas trees or Easter eggs.
There is no biblical requirement to celebrate the birth or death and resurrection of Jesus. No contract we sign that says you must go to church on every Sunday you must celebrate Jesus birth on Dec 25th you must...
It's funny how so many non believers who are outside of the church think they know how the church should run and how Christians should behave.
It's like those kids who were throwing snowballs at the lions.
Christianity you could say has been responsible for rebuilding the cage that once pinned in their Lion.
Sure the Lion looks week behind the bars of religion, an easy target for your little snowballs you scraped together from musings and wild guesses.
The good news is that if you would put down the snowballs and make your way closer to the cage, next to the humble and the meek you would see gaps in the cage, gaps big enough for even snowball throwers to enter through and have a personal encounter with the Lion.
There are also gaps big enough for the Lion to leap out at any time, yet he chose to give this imperfect humanity a chance to define Him. Even though they try to change him to fit their agenda his roar has never changed.
But some day those bars will come down and the Lion you pick on now will roar so loud and so clear that no one will doubt his authority. Every knee will bow every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Well if youre refering to 'the church' as in the Catholic Church then yeah sure, there are a few pointers that people outside of that club can give......if not, and you actually mean your local church, well I'd have to ask who on earth would know what you and your fellow flock get up to inside those walls?