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I feel that I am just and loving towards my 2 children, but I also punish them every day. It just means I know what is best for them.
.Christianity teaches suppression of our carnal nature.
Originally posted by faceoff85
I was actually surprised to read that there really are people who know their bible... the point you bring forward is something most christians (read:95%) Does not know and would not even want to look at it if it was screaming in their face...
I see in the Bible a profound love story between God and man.
God is so extreme in his love, that he chose to reconcile man to God by offering up his Son as a perfect sacrifice.
Ok sorry to step in but let me clear this up. The Inquisition was not of God it was men going against what the Bible and Jesus teachings were.
Originally posted by mamabeth
The gods' of the egyptians were pagan!
There are only two sides...God or satan,
whom will you serve?
Originally posted by SevenThunders
You should actually read the Bible for yourself rather than quote obvious biased sources. Mosaic law strictly forbids human sacrifice. Jephthah sinned by sacrificing his daughter. God did not command him to do this abomination. Jephthah was a confused pagan, only partially converted to the truth.
And yes you can have the spirit of the Lord rest on you and even do great things, but still have sin and actually even end up in hell, as Jesus alluded to.
I see in the Bible a profound love story between God and man. God is so extreme in his love, that he chose to reconcile man to God by offering up his Son as a perfect sacrifice. His Son paid the penalty that we deserve for our wrong doings. Moreover God then lavishes his children with eternal life and power and authority in his kingdom. More really than we'd ever asked.