Originally posted by Shawn B.
Originally posted by XcLuciFer
How do you know that Jesus died on a cross and resurrected? You weren't there I assume so how can you make such a grand statment and claim it to be
[edit on 1/25/2008 by XcLuciFer]
Everyone gets resurrected after they die.
You'll be resurrected after you die too.
There's another type of resurrection that happens well you're still alive just like there's two diffrent meanings to dead in the bible.
Makes me think of this verse:
Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to SHAME and EVERLASTING contempt
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and NONE of the WICKED SHALL UNDERSTAND; but the
WISE SHALL understand.
I respect the bottom line question that the op is asking which is really the following:
How can the God of the Bible be Holy as the Bible states when He has done many things as some -perceive- as evil? Believe it or not, I have a great
understanding of this but it would take MUCH space to do so and I'm not up to a sermon at the moment. I will say this however, evil is 'used' by
God and is merely a pawn for God's purposes. Evil is like the bad bacteria in your intestine.. It's necessary but when your done with it, it gets
flushed down the toilet. If I were you, I would just stand on the word and take the Bible's word for it.. The God of the Bible IS Holy, Just and
Righteous. How God manipulates evil to his 'purposes' without being accomplice is not entirely understood by me but He is God, isn't He?
If you chose evil you're going to be like the aformentioned bad bacteria. God is still going to use you but when He is done you will quickly have a
very nasty realization.
Also, I would be careful with the all too common errant assertion that somehow there is no proof that Jesus ever existed.. and if He did He did not
die, arise from the grave and ascend as it was written before and after. I'm sure you will find this debated in another thread and I'm not going to
hold anyone's hand here.
Believe the Bible if you want, and at your own peril.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
It's your choice. If you die in your sins? The horror that you will face will be a machination of your OWN device.
Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, EVERY knee shall bow to me, and EVERY tongue shall confess to God. For it is said in the
holy Writings, By my life, says the Lord, to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give worship to God.
(This is also ironic in a way because by this time it will still be too late for many)
Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Every thought and every deed.
The God of the Bible FLYS in the face of foolish pride, just one of the many reasons of why I love Him.
Oh, and by the way.. what makes ANYONE here think that when Jesus returns he's going to somehow wind up in a padded cell, shot, etc.. etc....
The only reason he was crucified is because He -allowed- it. You think He's going to lay down again when He shows up? I don't think so.
[edit on 15-3-2008 by ViewFromTheStars]