posted on May, 19 2008 @ 11:50 AM
I am still relatively new to ATS, and I have engaged in a few of these type of topics, and I know some of you on this thread (like jimbo) were on some
of those threads too. I hope that the answers or comments (with the exception of one I got mad on, which was my mis-understanding) were done with
conviction of my Christian beliefs, but also posted within the context of the topic, and did not demean those who believe differently.
As a poster above said, a Bible believing Christian has commands to go into the world and preach and teach of Jesus. Not to condemn others, not to
judge them, not to demean and denegrate. If those other 'beliefs' - IF, IF - are necessary to be denegrated or punished or anything like that, I
believe it is God's business, not mine.
He doesn't task me with proving His existence, nor of defending His Word. Rather, I am taught to tell others about Him, and if they choose to ignore
it, rebuff it, or be antagonistic to it, then so be it. Now here may be what some refer to as "bigoted", but again, if I believe the Bible, then it
says GOD, not me, will deal with anyone rejecting him.
I hope that any of my posts on like subjects have reflected this attitude I am not judging or condemning, but answering and teaching as I understand
it, and that I could be wrong, and am willing to be corrected where I err away from scriptural teachings. If I have not reflected that in my posts,
then I am not doing my job, and I apologize to God for my failure to do what He asks me to do, in the correct state of mind.
[edit on 19-5-2008 by TrailGator]