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Let's try to cast a different light on this.
What if your government made policies based on the assumed existance of Zeus?
How about if people preached to you about Zeus while you went about your daily business?
What if politicians had to publicly reaffirm their belief in Zeus every now and then?
What if the commander in chief said that Zeus spoke to him?
You might get fed up and decide that you'd like to tell all of the believers that they're nuts whenever you can.
Or, a weak minded person might join up with the Zeus believers, either just to fit in or because of fear of the afterlife.
Originally posted by andre18
Ok so show me the links to the verses that say it…….accountability….lol…..
most countries have different ages where children can be charged for such things as murder...
Originally posted by BlackProjects
If that is the case are you saying all missionairies should not take the gospel to every corner of the world? Assuming most reject it then mathematically would be doing their society a disservice. I'd be interested to hear where in the bible a statement backing that statement up is.
Originally posted by Sunsetspawn
Let's try to cast a different light on this. What if your government made policies based on the assumed existance of Zeus? How about if people preached to you about Zeus while you went about your daily business? What if politicians had to publicly reaffirm their belief in Zeus every now and then? What if the commander in chief said that Zeus spoke to him?
Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by AshleyD
You would roll your eyes if decision made about your future were based upon Zeus...
Originally posted by BlackProjects
So again it is based on a feeling not on the word...
I do believe there are verses written by Paul that allude to the possibility that those that have not heard may somehow be held to a different standard and recognize a creator based upon their perception of the world and their own heart...
I don't think their will be any legal cases in heaven that God loses.
Originally posted by camain
Your not taking into account the time, in which the bible was written. This goes back to whether or not the bible should be taken literally.
They bible also says that only 144,000 will be rulers in heaven. It goes on to mention the other sheep, that though there not rulers are still going to heaven.
Originally posted by Maya432
and i`sn`t it ironic that in the bible we are refered to as SHEEP...WOW
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
This whole anti-abortion thing?
Our foreign policy? Your team needs there to be an Israel
My tax dollars are going towards YOUR stupid apocalypse prophecy.
My family stands to be impacted by YOUR god's obsession over genitalia and who does what with them.
Protestant Christians... keep acting terribly surprised when other people point this out and express discontent.
Originally posted by memory_nuke
"All Christians or Jews, who have faith, believe that they will go to Hell if they sin."
Originally posted by AshleyD
Bad evil Christians! How dare you try to protect the unborn. And it has nothing to do with "punishing women." It has to do with "protecting babies" regardless of what you have been told. You can have an orgy consisting of 50 people. None of my business. But yes, I will stand up for children. If that makes me a bad guy, then I'm proud to be called a bad guy in a society that declared the bad good and the good bad. Throw around your labels if it floats your boat.
Not necessarily. There are many, many Christians against Israel and they are growing in numbers. This saddens me greatly. You can assume I'm pro Israel and you will be correct. I'm the most pro-Jew non-Jew you will probably ever meet. Be thrilled I'm not in politics.
Er... Many thanks to you and your tax dollars? But take heart. We think it's "us" who is doing this. Not so. Israel has much, much opposition yet they are still coming out ahead. The whole world can turn against Israel but what is meant to happen will happen.
Has fire and brimstone reigned down on anyone recently for what they do in the bedroom? I don't even know what you are referring to (no need to explain) so I don't know what else to say.
You can count me as one who is not surprised.
Nice chatting with you but what man declares as evil, those who know Him can see the good. Man can say God is evil because there is death, for example. We can say God is merciful to allow death and not keep us confined in this ungodly world in immortal bodies. Thank God this is only temporary and we can be reunited with him.