Originally posted by palehorse23
So, this statement begs the question, did he exist? If there is no true proof of what he looked like, how do we know he really existed? Just asking
the question I am sure non-believers might ask.
The Bible is the source of truth. Its the word of God. He existed long before the world began. The Bible not only contains truth, but it contains
modern scientific facts discovered just a few years ago which even baffles me. Such an ancient book, how did it know about comets having a poisonous
content like Hydrogen Cyanide? How did it know that we have deep ocean vents and volcanoes? How did the Bible know that the sun has sun spots and
gives off solar flares and CME's? How did it know about black holes devouring constellations? How did it know that light cannot escape a black hole?
How did it know about the biological effects of concentrated carbon dioxide in the human body?
If you want to discuss this intellectually, I'd be glad to make my time available so we can discuss this further. Perhaps you might want to open a
thread just for this?
Non believers needs scientific facts and evidence. This is understood. We don't need to go to the spiritual side of things, just science. Agreed?
The Bible contains both, faith and fact. In faith, so that you believe without evidence. In fact, so that you believe.
Once you grasp the facts, it is no longer a matter of belief, but a matter of accepting reality.
And, if this is the case, why are so many getting riled up over the fact that "it isn't Jesus" as you claim?
I'll be blunt and straight forward. Many people think that Christianity is the Roman Catholic Church because they are the majority with hundreds of
millions of followers.
Fact - Not all Christians are Roman Catholics.
The Roman Catholic Church have extra biblical scriptures, that is man made scriptures. They love to omit and erase original biblical scriptures to
suit their own cultist beliefs and practices. They do things contrary to Biblical scriptures.
The Bible say do not make any statues or images of God to represent Him. They do the opposite. They make a statue and images of God according to their
own imagination. They bow down, kiss the statue, pray to it, so as to give them blessings and healing. This is idol worshiping. But, when you point
this out to them, they will defend it at all cost. They will say, its just a statue for remembrance and we don't worship it. And yet, they still bow
down to it, kiss it, pray to it, just like the pagans.
The Bible say do not repeat your prayers and babble about. They have rosary beads to keep tract of their repeated prayers. Not only that, they have
ready made prayer formulas. You just recite it, repeat 10x, 15x, 100x in front of an image or a statue. This is a pagan practice. This is idol
These practices are basically of pagan origin. The original Christians did not practice such and we abhor that.
So, the only people that will be offended by that statue are those who don't follow the Bible and what it says. Not only they don't follow, they
omit and erase the part that says, "You shall not have any graven (carved, sculptured) images before me".
Read this -
In fact, the Bible already describes God:
3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.
14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,
and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword.
His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
26 Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I
saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and
brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the
appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
According to the Biblical description of God, the image below is an utterly incorrect and erroneous image of God, made like in the form of a mortal
Who is this man anyway? He has long hair. He has the pagan symbol of Odin's cross behind his head. He has a pagan mystical hand gesture on his right
hand. He has a pagan symbol of the sacred heart.
We don't know this man and we don't worship this image. It is of pagan origin.