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Originally posted by ipsedixit
I haven't read any of this thread but I had to throw in my two cents worth, free of charge.
The Bible, the Koran, the Talmud, and undoubtedly many other old religious books need to be treated more as writings of a bygone age, like Huckleberry Finn. They contain both wisdom and history and folly too. The God who created the universe (if he/she/it exists) didn't write those books. They were written by men and carry the marks of man's imperfection and marks of his greatness throughout.
Originally posted by theflashor
To me, it doesn't seem like a very good rulebook, since there are so many contradictions:
ON THE SABBATH DAY
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." -- Exodus 20:8
"One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." -- Romans 14:5
It is my belief that you will see the incarceration, persecution and execution of Christians throughout the western world in the very near future. This is prophecy and I see it coming to fruition before my eyes.
15. To export "religious liberation" ideas around the world so as to undermine all existing religions, but more especially the Christian religion.
Originally posted by donwhite
reply to post by username371
One thing is for sure on JP2, I have heard him pray for peace every Christmas for his entire papacy, but GOD heard him not. For true believers that is nothing to worry about. God still turns wine into blood every Sunday and that is one heck of a miracle!
It’s basically looks hopeless. There is a certain mind-set that wants so much to be part of the BIG SHOW they will do anything including give up their own intellectual integrity. Groupies we call them at a rock concert.
Why did my mothers entire family (her brothers and sisters) all die of Alzheimers? They were all DEVOUT catholics, and that's the thanks you get? My mother married my father who was protestant, so I suppose she was turned away from the big gates because her husband didn't 'believe' and all her offspring binned their religion after about 16 years of brainwashing.
You were the anointed cherub that covers, and I had put you in the holy height of God... YOU WALKED UP AND DOWN IN THE MIDST OF THE STONES OF FIRE... You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, until iniquity was found in you.
Note: "Stones of fire" is an ancient term for planets. They were called "stones" for their size/shape and look to be on "fire" because they are brigh
Originally posted by unity1
reply to post by Thistled
Your family may have suffered and for that I am sorry but God did not cause it. The ultimate goal of every christian is not in this world but the next. Be assured that if they were christians they will have their reward in heaven regardless of what they suffered at the hands of this evil entity we call the nwo.
At the high place of Gezer, ten stones stand in tribute to a long-forgotten event. These gigantic stones, some more than twenty feet tall, give a glimpse into a custom that was popular thousands of years ago.
Long before the Israelites entered Canaan, pagans in the Middle East erected sacred stones to honor their gods, to declare covenants and treaties between cities, or to honor an important event that could only be explained by the supernatural. Any traveler who saw these stones would know that something significant had happened in that place.
The Hebrew word translated ?standing stones? is massebah and means ?to set up.? To honor their covenant with God, the Israelites also set up standing stones as a reminder of God?s supernatural acts on their behalf. The Bible records several of these significant events:
- Jacob set up stone pillars at Bethel in order to remember his powerful dream, in which God reaffirmed his covenant with him (Gen. 28:18—21, 35:14—15).
- After receiving the Ten Commandments and other laws, Moses built twelve standing stones at the foot of Mount Sinai (Ex. 24:2—4).
- The Israelites erected standing stones to remember their miraculous crossing of the Jordan River (Josh. 4:2—3, 8—9).
- Joshua built another standing stone when the covenant was renewed at Shechem (Josh. 24:27).
Originally posted by nasa sec-z 31
I think we should ditch ll religion and make one big unified religion maybe..