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Originally posted by justamomma
Originally posted by thehumbleone
What do you hope to achieve by trying to destroy peoples faith?
Can you tell me one evil thing Jesus taught? Name one.
Do his teachings not show humanity how to love above all? Love your neighbor as yourself, and love God with all you heart, soul, mind and strength.
Please help me see the deception because I do not see it.
What would you have to gain by allowing people to blindly believe something false that has been used to manipulate and deceive them?
Yes... one thing..
Here is a great summery a good friend of mine posted up.. he says it much better than I could:
"Yes, there was something Jesus did, which I wish he had not done, because it does
not represent well the People he belonged to.
Once a Gentile Canaanite mother was crying after him, asking for her daughter to be cured, and Jesus would not give a damn to her. His disciples told him to do something for that woman or discard her, because she was making them go crazy with her no-stop crying.
What did Jesus say? I haven't come for Gentiles but ONLY for the House of Israel. Then, kept on going and the woman kept on crying and following him.
When he couldn't take any longer, he stopped and told her: Hey, listen, what do you want from me? To cure my daughter Master. No way, I cannot take of the food of the children and throw it unto the dogs.
He meant the Jews for the children, and the Gentiles for the dogs. But only after the woman understood and recognized her condition of dog, by saying that the dogs also feed from the crumbles that fall from the table of the children, Jesus saw that he would never get rid of that woman. So, he changed his mind and cured her
daughter. Then, to erase a little the impression left on her for being forced to recognize her doggy condition, he mentioned something about her strong faith and left.
That was terrible, if we can imagine what that poor woman went through till she got
what she wanted. The text is in Matthew 15:21-28."
So, you tell me.... does that show humanity how to love each other?
Originally posted by Hellish-D
Originally posted by count66
Christ saved me from a life of addiction - nothing else did or nothing else has ever kept me clean.
Hah! So you were a junkie who didn't have self control. Congrats. Can you introduce me to Christ? I have a crapload of tap water, and I need it turned to wine pronto.
And that's still no baseball. I'm asking for the baseball and you give me nothing.
Originally posted by count66
reply to post by badmedia
where did I say Chrisitanity is on the rise?
Also, on your other points, please read what Jesus said would happen in his name
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
These false prophets in many instances called themselves Christians. Just like many massed murders called themselves atheists, e.g. Pol Pot, Mao, Hitler etc.
Of course Satan can influence anything of this world - its up to the individual Christian to follow his own conscience as guided by God. In fact if you read around you will see how many true saints etc were despised by their own so called Christians.