Originally posted by assasinforfather
You fail! Only the true Prince of Peace can lead us globally to world unity...and since you left that out of the prophecy, you are no better than a wolf in sheeps clothing.
Sorry, I'm not a follower of ANY organised religion. I prefer to listen to what my heart tells me rather than the singularly dour sermonizings of those who thumped the biblical texts from Eusebius to John Calvin and, more recently, by the honeyed tongues of the money grubbing televangelists and criminal priests which so horribly sully the name of Christianity today.
Only the Sermon on the Mount even comes close to what I 'feel' is right with Christianity and no horde of modern war-mongering, spittle-flinging, pulpit thumping mini/wannabe disciples of the current 'religion du jour' are going to change what is in my heart.
All I know is that if we are to live on this planet, we'd best take better care of it and ourselves than we have in the past.
2000 years after the Sermon on the mount and we still don't get it:
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
I leave it to you just who those false prophets who "gather grapes of thorns" may be.
I also point out to you the similarity to the choice which the Seven Fires gives us and the second and third line of the quote above. I bolded it for easy reading.
If anything, the words of Jesus are exactly the same.