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Originally posted by Simplynoone
Moocow ....can you just get a book open the page read one verse and understand what it is saying ?No because it would be out of context ..
And in school ...did they not give us 1 +1 then we learn to subtract ..then we move into Algebra etc ..harder math ....same goes with the word ...
You start out reading it and mostly what you see while reading is the real easy stuff like Jesus is the son of God and this is why he died and this was why he rose again (your spirit takes that in ) .etc etc ...then once you get that down ...the more you read the more you will understand .......
Also you see what just reading it literally like a book does ...The Jews did that ..and they missed their messiahs first coming ...they got mixed up about his coming because they only read the parts they wanted to hear ..this is many many many people that I know even ..............
Alot of people do not even read the bible at all anyway ..they just take what their preacher says in the short hour on Sunday morning ...they really dont care to read it themselves ...takes too long ....too hard to understand ..they already hear enough on sunday ..yadda yadda ...which they are paying a dear price for that now that most of them are pretty much getting decieved .........
The Lord did not want us to just read it like a book anyway ...it is the living word and it is food for thought ..and food for the soul ...it is very rich ..like a really rich chocolate ....and it needs to be read ..then digested ..then meditated on and maybe even read again ......then it sinks in .....
[edit on 27-8-2008 by Simplynoone]
Originally posted by Jess31
reply to post by DanielsMagi
Haha I knew this would be up sooner or later, the christian site I visit ratherly irregularly has been saying this since January of this year, they believe they will be raptured next month too. I could have told you this! I am just waiting for it to happen. Oh yeah has anyone been keeping their eyes to the skies, August is almost over with and not one UFO has appeared over my house, when will the UFO invasion begin???? Can't wait for next month!! hahahhahaahah.
Originally posted by Ketzer22
reply to post by Jess31
Tell me about it... every month is supposed to be the month. This is actually the first time I've posted in this type of thread because they're ridiculous.
Also another thing about religion--
When I got my first communion in church I was expecting some feeling of complete happiness and content, but when I ate the wafer it was just like any other wafer.. I didn't feel God's presence in my life anymore than I had before (which was none basically). If God were there why doesn't He show Himself more often? And please, don't call me Thomas. Thx in advance.
Also-- I encourage all believers to read The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.. its pretty much what took me from a believer to an agnostic. I would love to see you guys try to refute his arguments.
Originally posted by Alexander_Supertramp
Christianity is supposed to be about doing good, no? Another note I want to point out is that what good comes of telling people the world will end? Maybe a few convert to Christianity. Out of fear. Wouldn't that ruin the whole purpose of being a Christian? It isn't about doing this and that because you are scared of hell, it's about acting/living/believing in a specific way because it's the "right/good" thing to do. Or at least I thought.
It's things like these that really grind my gears and make me wonder what is the purpose of end-times prophecy.