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Because of the Messianic prophecies in the OT, ANYONE who claims to be the Messiah will have to PROVE that he is from the tribe of Judah and the line of David.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
EDIT: Removed the first and last parts because they were off-topic.
In regards to the views expressed by this man in the video you provided, could you please answer the following questions:
1) Can you explain how a loving, benevolent God could create or allow to exist a place where souls will suffer for ETERNITY because of their beliefs/actions in a world where God gave them limited ability to understand his true nature and their purpose?
2) Can you explain how an all-knowing God could allow free will to humans, knowing before they are even created that a very large proportion of humans would choose to do evil and make good people suffer?
3) Why did God give humans free will? Would it not have been more simple to prevent those who choose evil from ever existing in the first place?
4) Why is God, as according to the big religions, so insecure that he needs His creations to pledge allegiance to him, when they are born into a world which allows them to doubt?
Limited ability? Can you define that? If you ask the right questions and research things you will understand how everything falls into play.
Because he wanted you to choose your own path. It wouldn't be that fun if you knew what everyone was going to do...would it? It is a given that people will stray away from their beliefs, all he wants is you to do is go back to him. No matter what kind of sin you committed, as long as you repent and try to better yourself by realizing your mistakes, he will forgive you.
I like when people ask this question, because majority of Christians don't know how to answer it. The best gift God gave for us is free will. People think it is marriage, but truly it is free will. He wants you to be happy but at the same time you should know evil will try to corrupt you. He wants you to follow your own path, at the same time he wants you to be good. He is like a father. He wants you to do things on your own, learn on your own, and grow on your own. He gives you enough tools to reject evil, the rest is all on your own.
Because like God, satan wants to take credit for leading as many of his followers away as possible. At one time, God and Satan used to be in harmony. Satan was jealous of God because all the angel worshiped him. So Satan lured 1/3 of God's angels away, and so he was cast out. God did not want to destroy something that was so beautiful.
Originally posted by sirnex
reply to post by Equinox99
God speaks like a true tyrant. Worship me and I care not what you do, as long as you don't do against me. Why be moral at all if you can repent your sins and be rewarded?
Bigoted Christian lies. Lucifer demanded equality, to be like God, not to rule above God. It was God who deemed equality as evil, it is God who still does as is referenced throughout the bible. God is an egocentric megalomaniac who wants nothing more than for you to worship him or rot in hell for eternity if you fail to worship him. God certainly does want to destroy us, he has done so in Genesis and he threatens to do so again in the future. This guy is a rampaging genocidal maniac who must be dethroned lest we want to all be destroyed because we're not 'worthy' of his insanity.
Why do you speak so negative about God and so positive about Satan.
You can never take a negative (SATAN) in any positive way.
Everything that he saids are lies and lies of lies buried in a lie.
You defend the devil? Are you a satanist. if so thats your choice.
The truth of the matter is that their should be no one else like God. Only God is God. You can't trust people with that type of power at all its far too dangerious and incredibly unexplainable. He knows what he is doing.
YES the answer is that this life is nothing but a dream. It will end shortly and we will be in peace. I pray for you. Just enjoy the ride it's fun. He does things in the future that you wouldn't understand. Don't forget that the Giants were among the land back then. It all makes sense in the light.
Theirs a live recording of hell on youtube. As much as anyone doubts this it is true. NDE, Dante and the bible claim. Not to mention the poem paradise lost.
Lucifer wanted to be like God btw. He sat at the throne.
Their is no equality. If anything of equal matter is in the case of Lillith which was a woman trying to create equality.
In the end it was about power and disobideance.
We should all take in consideration how much women get a bad rep.
Jesus on the other hand had women preach with him and taught them in a equality type manner.
Originally posted by iamoverrated
No. Hell is an imaginary place created by ancient people to scare them into submitting to a religious doctrine.
Originally posted by Ghost in the Machine
reply to post by sirnex
I would like to point out I said "Destroyed" not eternal damnation. Im sure that there is a difference.
Still looking for link.
Yet, if God were to truly destroy a soul, then why not destroy Satan from the beginning? Why create him to begin with? For all intents and purposes, It doesn't appear that the original concept of God was really that cruel and petty.
No but seriously, There must be opposition in all things and for all things to exist. Even with God. If there was no Satan(opposition) there would be no God, If there were no Black there wouldnt be no White. I'm sorry but I'm taking an ignorant stance on why Satan exists. I stick with what I have posted.