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Originally posted by JesusisTruthNow, I truly believe baptism gives you a consccience. I grew up with kids (my freinds), that seemed to have no religion no conscience, they would beat people up for no reason, throw rocks at peoples heads, just vicious people. Beat their dogs in the head for no reason.
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
AS for Muslims, and Bhuddist, they may have a conscience, but very little.
Originally posted by JesusisTruthBut everybody I can rmember, me my brother had a strong conscience, completely different than those monsters we grew up with and we were baptised. I supposing you Kacen are not a monster?
Originally posted by ben91069
It may just be a book Kacen, but if you cannot understand the underlying message with joy and happiness, I am 100% sure you are not seeing what the difference is between it's message and the world. I know it sounds silly for me to say that, because many people have read it and still think its a book, but those who know what I am talking about will confirm that when the truth is revealed to you, the words become "alive". I wish I could explain how this is so, but only those that are truly "born again" are capable of hearing it. It is like reading something and thinking you understand it, then one day your eyes are opened - you had been blind for ages and can now see. That is what its like.
~The Model for Holy Life~
Through His incarnation God gave us the model of a holy life and recalled us from our ancient fall. In addition to many other things, He taught us, feeble as we are, that we should fight against the demons with humility, fasting, prayer and watchfulness. For when, after His baptism, He went into the desert and the devil came up to Him as though he were merely a man, He began His spiritual warfare by fasting and won the battle by this means - though, being God, and God of gods, He had no need of any such means at all.
St. Hesychios the Priest, Philokalia, Vol. I
Originally posted by snowflake_obsidian
Why do you insist on trying to "save" those who do not want to be saved?