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I have accepted Jesus, just not in the same way you have.
I have a different understanding about what Jesus means by calling himself the vine and us the branches, though I understand your view as well.
Love is greater than any sacrifice according to Jesus, meaning his sacrifice is secondary to love if anything. Laying down one's life for a friend is the greatest form of love, but it is not a requirement.
I believe in Jesus, love God, and love my neighbor as myself.
If God loves everyone, even the ones he sends to hell, then why does Jesus imply those who do not follow his commands do not remain in his Father's love?
According to the doctrine of hell, God does just that, he picks and chooses favorites then throws the rest in hell.
Thanks for derailing and taking over my FIRST thread on ATS
Its "Christians" as your self who give the community a bad name, and why people think Christians are whackos half the time. You ignore research, other opinions, experiences, faith etc.. because you think the book some men wrote, has all the answers.
Jesus didn't consider himself to be God. If he did, he wouldn't have questioned the one who called him good.
Have you not figured out yet, that the question of God's existence is a philosophical question and not a scientific one?
I fully agree god-belief itself is a philosophical discussion. Even more than that it's something that cannot be proven or disproven with scientific methodologies. I am not talking about the existence of 'god' as a general metaphysical Prime Mover.
I am specifically talking about religious gods. The religious descriptions surrounding them. They make claims about the known Universe we can address scientifically.