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Religion? Don't even get me started. For man who looks up to the skies for salvation is a fool. Look inside yourself. Change your ways and you will change others. Love is the ultimate truth. And it is the only real thing that can and will turn this planet around to the paradise that once was.
Have you ever heard of Josephus, Tacitus, Lucian, Mara Bor, or any of the other historians not only documented Christ the PERSON, but his crucifixion.
The Psalms also clearly speak of this: "By the Word of the Lord the Heavens were established, and all the might of them by the Spirit of His mouth" (Ps. 32:6). Here "Word" means the Son of God, "Lord" means God the Father and "the Spirit (breath) of His mouth" means God the Holy Spirit.
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, is plainly called "Word" in the Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word...and the Word was God...all things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made" (John 1:1-3).
It is especially important for us to know this, because the creation of the world would have been impossible if there had not first been the voluntary will of the Son of God to endure the sacrifice of the Cross for the salvation of the world. "All things were created by Him" (the Son of God) "and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist: And He is the head of the body, the Church: Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father, that in Him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His Cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, whether they be things in earth or things in Heaven" (Col. 1:16-20).
Originally posted by suzy ryan
People have been trying to save, change, improve "themselves", from the inside, since we first walked the earth, and guess what, EVERY attempt at "enlightening" mankind has failed.
Now consider India, the nation so big on, working on their inner being, vegetarianism, peace, etc.; how just is that nation at looking after it's people; poverty, disease, corruption, filth...they justify this state of being on the 'law of karma' and 'reincarnation'...into the same sick, sad, unjust world...
What Christ promises is resurrection into a perfect world and perfect body and He demonstated the fact of that resurrection.
That's why so many people risked their lives to keep telling that TRUTH and not letting it be forgotten, ever since His resurrection, despite no worldly power or rewards comming with the faith for generations, untill others, who couldn't kill the faith, adopted and corrupted the message that is still there to be read by anyone who cares to.
Originally posted by GrendelsBacon
Wow the blatant ignorance of any serious historian's point of view is all too obvious in this post. Have you ever heard of Josephus, Tacitus, Lucian, Mara Bor, or any of the other historians not only documented Christ the PERSON, but his crucifixion. This post really suprised me.
Originally posted by queenannie38
Saul who became Paul was not a tax collector. He was a tentmaker.
Originally posted by eudaimonia
The Bible - The Greatest STORY ever told. Think about that.
But it is also the greatest LIE ever told.
Originally posted by godservant
I think the reason this topic comes up so often is because Jesus wasn't as big as he is portrayed in the bible.
Sadly, what I think doesn't matter, because this debate will come up again and again with no one ever finding a common ground like it has for the last 2000 years.
But what does it matter? Just this, that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed, and because of this I rejoice. Yes, I will continue to rejoice