reply to post by junglejake
In my opinion you make the mistake of not fully understanding what, "The Church," is.
Biblically speaking a mob can be called a church, and it is in Acts.
The human race is made up of people from all religions not just Christianity and there are members of, "The Church," within all races and religions,
because it is not based on religion but belief, and any human being anywhere at anytime can believe regardless of their religious preferences because
it is an issue of the heart of a man not religion.
We have control over our motives not religion, we can chose to worship God in truth and in spirit regardless of our religion.
It is not the accuracy of our thoughts that God is concerned with but the intents of our heart.
A Bundist can have a pure heart of faith in the sight of God even though he may know nothing of your Jesus, and maybe has never even seen a bible.
Where you could use some enlightenment is in the idea of the Omnipotence of God, you see, that is not an intellectual viewpoint from which to
understand God, but the realty from which God exists in relation to the creation.
God has no need or want of anything, not even mankind, we have need of His help, but He could start over by raising up new people from the dust of the
God does not need you or me to do anything for Him, He needs us to do some things for ourselves, which is walk in the good works which were
predetermined for us individually from before the foundations of the world.
Just as the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth was predetermined from before the founding of the world and he willingly
choose to find his role and walk in it, we must do likewise, not because God needs us or wants us to do it, but because that is the truth which
provides the greatest benefit for us and others.
The reality which the world is going to experience as a whole is laid out in the book of Revelations and in the speaking of prophecy at all times past
present and future.
That reality can not be altered, it will occur, our only choice is whether we walk in the path laid out by the spirit in real time through faith, or
we follow the courses of this world and of nature, contributing the energy or our life to it's ultimate destruction, severing death rather than life
the creation rather than the creator.