reply to post by sethdarke
I guess it's a fact that us christians will stick by the truth only. Our "opinions" are based upon the true written word of GOD, not boggly-
minded, manmade fabrications that serve no other purpose than to confuse, distort, and to encourage others to place their faith into these
'scholarly' abominations. We christians voice our concerns because we recognize falsehood for what it is, and we desire to reach out to others who
are being led astray...like blind sheep to the slaughter. This is not "closed-mindedness."
I believe we are living in the "end of times," and God's word clearly states that in the end times many will be led astray, and many deceived
by false doctrines. People seem to ignore or forget this fact! Now, even the Bible is being misconstrued as a false doctrine! I guess that isn't
such a big surprise that the enemy himself (Satan) would try to destroy the truth--beginning w/distorting the Bible itself. In doing so, he makes it
harder for a christian to spread the truth with the use of God's word, because people will now basically say, "I can't rely on the facts you're
representing because I don't believe in the validity of the gospel itself." If you're one of those people, don't just go by what these so-called
professors of "knowledge" are saying and writing, but read the Bible for yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand it.
I can't count how many references there are in the Bible where it plainly states that the ONE and ONLY way to God is through Christ Jesus! And
I have a notebook already half-full with verses pertaining to the death of Jesus in atonement for the sins of mankind. He is our salvation and our
only means to heaven. He truly DID die for us ALL. If it had only been you alone, he died for you too. If every single one of us could go back in time
and witness the horror of His torture and death, and while we stood there gazing on that, knew He did this for us alone, we would be completely
changed humanbeings. Seeing it on a TV movie is one thing. To have been there to view this firsthand is another. Knowing this, and reading the
blasphemies all over the internet, it deeply pains me, and I know it does God.
The sad thing is, I can see how so many are lead astray because I once was. I was simultaneously a believer in Christ and had ALSO been fooled by
some false doctrines that were leading me astray. Fortunately, God pulled me back. Now, I'm learning more about Christ, aside from just being a mere
believer. It makes a big difference because the more I learn, the more I realize just how much I never knew...like how after being saved and baptized,
I could also receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit if I asked. His presence is the most awesome thing I've ever felt!!
It states many times in the bible that christians would be persecuted for their faith in the truth. If persecution is what I will endure, then I
will face it without complaint because of Who I make my stand for.
Repent... Accept Christ as Lord...Be baptized in water and spirit...and Obey Him. This is ALL that's going to matter when we one day face Him.
We can't say that we had no knowledge of the truth when He gave us the Bible to learn from. It's our choice what we do with it. Free will, you know?