reply to post by Michael Cecil
True or false?
There are hundreds of millions
of Christians on the planet earth.
False. There are many who “claim” to be.
True or false?
Jesus said "Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to perdition is wide and spacious and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a
hard road that leads to life, and only a few
True, few find it.
Is hundreds of millions
"many" or "few".
Many, but true Christians are few. (Revelation speaks about the 'outer gates', this would be many today)
The Satanic doctrines of aPauline Christianity are believed in by hundreds of millions of people on this planet.
Believed, but not lived. That is why there are “few”. Paul was converted, not Satanic. The pivotal point was the stoning of Stephen.
And, just look around you at the horrors
that are regularly inflicted on the people of this planet through all manner of violence.
The horrors have Satan at the root of it.
Christians cannot have it both ways.
They cannot have hundreds of millions of followers, say that they are on the "narrow
" path of "the few
"; and, at the same time, deny
all responsibility whatsoever for the evils and violence on this planet.
What is there to deny? We are engulfed in it. Everyone has responsibility for things that are happening, but that doesn’t mean we are all the cause
of it. We are ‘in’ this world, but we are not ‘of’ this world. Not eveyone that says they are Christian are Christian.
At this very moment, there are millions upon millions of fundamentalist Christians on the planet who are salivating for a nuclear war and genocide
agains the Iranians...in the hopes that they will soon be 'Raptured'.
Rapture is not scriptural. Those that are salivating for nuclear war and genocide are not true believers. They are using Christianity as a mask, but
that does not mean they are true Christians. I wouldn’t put that stereotype on all fundamentalists, though I am not one myself, because not all
fundamentalists are salivating over this.
This is at the opposite end
of the spectrum from ANYTHING that Jesus taught.
Oh, by the way, how many millions upon millions of Buddhists
--who also believe in a Doctrine of 'Rebirth'--are drooling for a nuclear war and
genocide of Iranians?
I don’t know anything about Buddhists. I keep reading on these threads that they are NOT a religion, though I would disagree. Even if they aren’t
salivating from these things, doesn’t mean that everything they believe is correct.
And they are not even followers of Jesus in the first place.
True followers of Jesus are not salivating over war. Remember this scripture?
Matthew 7:22-23 (King James Version)
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.