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posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by DeReK DaRkLy




Everyone has had the thought, at some point in their lives, that life itself may be pointless. I am here to tell you that you are correct. Life is completely pointless. You are born, live for a cosmic blink of an eye, and then die. There is no Heaven, Hell, Valhalla, Nirvana. The same thing happens to you when you die that happens to a fly when you swat it. It was alive, then it's dead. Here I am going to tell you a very basic truth. What exactly are you. You are not a spirit, a soul, or even anything special. I know that sounds very hard to believe as most people spend their entire lives trying to convince themselves they are special. For if you are special then your life is not pointless. One of the reasons religion has done so well is the fact they convince people that there is a magical man in the sky watching everything they do and that he cares very much about them personally. How prosperous would a religion be that stated "God created the universe, then lost interest and went to get a Slurpee." If you really think about it, what motivates most people's actions is the desire to feel special. Competition is a huge byproduct of this need. The need to make money, gain power, even respect are all driven by the same need. Everyone just wants to feel as though their life means something and is important. Well I have bad news for you... you're not special. Don't take it too hard for I am not special either. We are both just accidents of evolution, lucky enough to live for a little while before we die and cease to exist. No matter what you do, or how much you want it, nothing will change the fact that you are not special and once you die nothing you did while you were alive will mean anything. This is actually very good news. Due to the fact that this is it, you might as well accept it. Enjoy every moment you can, because when your time is up, that's it. No reason to get stressed out or worry. None of it matters. No matter how much money you get, how many friends you have or how many homeless cats you rescue, you are still going to end up the same way the Pope, Jay Leno, and Dahmer will. So relax, take a deep breath and enjoy what little time you have.

Life Is Pointless


Once you experience anything spiritual you quickly realize this is just not true...

Im sorry you haven't as of yet apparently.....perhaps one day it will happen.




posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by RapturedNotBeamed

Originally posted by Akragon
Why would God select only christians? Jesus himself wasn't a christian...


To be a Christian is to follow Christ. Jesus is Christ. Lol, what a ridiculous thing to say, and you are still missing the point. Jesus' sacrifice is for everyone who accepts Him. He offers salvation to anyone who wants it.

The real con here is what you're buying into. This whole universalism idea is completely bogus. It's a counterfeit and it's a lie. Even the pope has declared that the Muslims serve the same god that the jews and christians serve. But he is deceived as well and he's just playing into the interfaith and one world religion that will exist during the days after the rapture. No secret society, military power, or government could pull off everything we see going on. Again, these things were declared in the bible and it's coming together just as God said it would. To know and understand what the bible teaches, and to not believe it after seeing what is going on in the world, is to be deceived.



I get why accepting Jesus would gain you entry into heaven.

Its not just because he dies for your sins. The paid off the old debt we already owed and made a little easier for a fresh start.
Jesus had teachings that we were to follow to be worthy right? I dont understand it if someone believes jesus as god and savior thats it.
They would have to live by his teachings as well right?

Could hitler say I believe that jesus died for my sins and im sorry for what ive done and hes in?!?

I just cant wrap my brain around it.

As for the fact that you know what you believe that is great and Im am happy that you can live a life with that comfort. I dont have that comfort and am terrified that since you dont care at all what I think that I was screwed from birth since its hard to find people that wont say that to me.

God cant leave me behind. Im getting really upset. I cant be punished because I have to many devils throwing fire at me. Even back when jesus was alive being tempted by the devil at least it was coming from people who had to ride camels and send messages that took a month to get to the recipient. If someone wants to confuse me now excuse me but I would have coming from so many different directions that I wouldnt have a chance (especially if I was born into it)



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Can you not think of one other way that could be mistaken for a rapture.

Mass abductions man. They could fake the whole book.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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Alright, here's my story then. I grew up Catholic. I was in church every week and even prayed at night before going to sleep. I was a 'Sunday Christian', where I was not devoted to God, but church was just part of my life that I sat through so I could feel better about myself. I went to confession once in a while and told the priest anything I could think of that I had done wrong.. like white lies or whatever, and then the priest said he absolved me of my sins and told me to go recite a couple 'hail mary's'. That was my life. I considered myself to be a really nice guy. I helped people out whenever I got the chance, didn't break any laws, and so certainly I was a better guy than the criminals, murderers, and rapists. Right? Well, the truth is I was also committing adultery by watching pornography, I told white lies when it suited me, and I had even stolen on occasion to name a few. Small time stuff by most people's standards, for sure. When I was 18 I decided that church wasn't doing anything good for me, and didn't feel like going anymore so I just walked away. I partied like most other teenagers in the form of alcohol, and basically just lived that way for about a year. I felt lost, unhappy, and felt like I was living pointlessly.

When I was 19 though, I found myself in a little Baptist church. Somebody had invited me and I went along cause I had nothing better to do. I was presented with a choice much like what I've posted here in this thread, and I felt the presence of God. Now, to look at somebody say 'I felt the presence of God' from the outside in must sound pretty weird, but it's one of those things that there is no denying it. I just knew it. I've said a couple times in various threads like this that if you want proof God exists, walk into a bible-preaching church with an open heart and He will meet you there. It's true. And until you experience that for yourself, it will sound funny. I knew that although I consider myself a good guy, I still was seperated from God because of sin in my life. Sin is sin is sin. Doesn't matter how you cut it, it's still sin. Jesus bridged that gap, though.

Anyways, I didn't know it then, but what I was feeling is the Holy Spirit. There's no denying your sins when you are in the presence of God. I've seen a lot of people give their heart to Jesus as I did, and they all experience the same thing. You just know that you must accept Jesus as your saviour or else you will never be free from the penalty of sin. And so I did. I went home that night and started reading the bible, and I've been living for God ever since.

What I am trying to say to you is this: This whole world will try to convince you that you don't need Jesus. As humans we make excuses like "Well, I am a good person" and "At least I don't do _____".. but at the end of the day, we are still not perfect. I am not perfect, I'm forgiven. Thank Jesus, I am forgiven! We have a great big God and He loves us. I don't care what you guys think of me, I really don't. The whole reason for me being here is so that I can share what I've found with people who will listen.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by Brianegan

Originally posted by RapturedNotBeamed

Originally posted by Akragon
Why would God select only christians? Jesus himself wasn't a christian...


To be a Christian is to follow Christ. Jesus is Christ. Lol, what a ridiculous thing to say, and you are still missing the point. Jesus' sacrifice is for everyone who accepts Him. He offers salvation to anyone who wants it.

The real con here is what you're buying into. This whole universalism idea is completely bogus. It's a counterfeit and it's a lie. Even the pope has declared that the Muslims serve the same god that the jews and christians serve. But he is deceived as well and he's just playing into the interfaith and one world religion that will exist during the days after the rapture. No secret society, military power, or government could pull off everything we see going on. Again, these things were declared in the bible and it's coming together just as God said it would. To know and understand what the bible teaches, and to not believe it after seeing what is going on in the world, is to be deceived.



I get why accepting Jesus would gain you entry into heaven.

Its not just because he dies for your sins. The paid off the old debt we already owed and made a little easier for a fresh start.
Jesus had teachings that we were to follow to be worthy right? I dont understand it if someone believes jesus as god and savior thats it.
They would have to live by his teachings as well right?

Could hitler say I believe that jesus died for my sins and im sorry for what ive done and hes in?!?

I just cant wrap my brain around it.

As for the fact that you know what you believe that is great and Im am happy that you can live a life with that comfort. I dont have that comfort and am terrified that since you dont care at all what I think that I was screwed from birth since its hard to find people that wont say that to me.

God cant leave me behind. Im getting really upset. I cant be punished because I have to many devils throwing fire at me. Even back when jesus was alive being tempted by the devil at least it was coming from people who had to ride camels and send messages that took a month to get to the recipient. If someone wants to confuse me now excuse me but I would have coming from so many different directions that I wouldnt have a chance (especially if I was born into it)


My friend have no fear, God isn't going to leave you behind. People just lack understanding of what God is...

Fear is their biggest selling point....by your fear you are being controlled by them. Because you're afraid that "God will leave you behind" you will eventually pick a religion. Now feel free to do so if that is what you need in your life, but realize that its there for socialization purposes...and to collect money.

You and everyone else goes through the same process in this life regardless of what religion you select. Theres no free ticket into heaven for those labeled "christian" or followers of Christ, they're no different then any other person in this life. Regardless of what label you chose for yourself you are no different then anyone else. From the truest Christian / jew / muslim .......to those you wouldn't associate yourself with (for instance people in jail)

We all follow the same path....You're born..you live...you die, you return home and you start over if you haven't learned your lessons. When you're born you have accumulated Karma from your past lives which affects your current incarnation in various ways.

Do Not Fear above all else but one thing........Love God with all your heart and all your soul and all your being.

In doing so you also show love to your fellow man because they too are a part of God like yourself.

You can follow whatever religion you want, it doesn't matter, we all have free will, and which ever you chose will not affect your path. Though spiritual progression is definatly slowed by religion because as i've stated they make you believe in Fairy tales and promote fear....
edit on 10-3-2011 by Akragon because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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Okay thanks for the help guys......See ya around I guess



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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First of all, you do not have to hold on to your head. I'm not here to rip it off. To those who have been given much, much is required. I have been given a few nuggets and it is my desire to share the wealth. You must know that to discern truth one would of necessity have to have the spirit of truth.

You are correct, in that the hour is late. It is later than most can comprehend and I am not here to waste my time or yours or anyone else's who may happen along this path.

One of the manifestations of the spirit of truth is "discerning of spirits" so as to discern truth from error. In some instances it only takes a minute to see where a person is at by the first couple words out of their mouths. The tongue, no man can tame, but God can.

As I have alluded too in a past post gone by the wayside I suppose, the big picture must include all pieces, but I think we can put it in a zip folder so-to-speak and still gain what has eluded many not because of a lack of desire, but in many instances it has been the "supposed" Shephards that have led the flocks down the many paths that are not real straight. Jehovah, The Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ will be the judge of whether this be true.

To possess the spirit of truth and grace, (undeserved favor) one would need to know that originally God created man in His image. "God (is) a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship (him) in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24)

Adam was a three fold being. He was formed, made and created. He had a body, soul and spirit. "And the Lord God formed man (of) the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7) "So God created man in his (own) image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:27) Again, "God (is) a Spirit..."

Adam was formed, made, created. Body, Soul, Spirit. "(Even) every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea,I have made him." (Isaiah 43:7)

"And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for IN THE DAY that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2:16,17)

To zip it up so-to-speak, IN THE DAY Adam disobeyed God, he died spiritually. Adam could still walk and talk and have babies and so forth and so on. Adam lived in the physical sense until he was 950 years old. But, IN THE DAY he sinned he became a two part being.

And, until this very day, humans are born in this world as two part beings. We are not born in this world with the spirit of truth living in us. That is why Jesus Christ told Nicodemus a Religious leader of his time, "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, Verily (Truly, Truly) I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily (Truly, truly) I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and (of) the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:3-5)

This is the good news! By Jesus Christ going to the cross and dieing for us, he paid the price and penalty for sin. He is God's only begotten Son. His blood was so pure that he washed away the sins of the world. He died, he was buried and God raised him from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God. Jesus Christ is coming back to claim what he paid for with his own blood.

The Devil looses! He has a place reserved for him with his angels who fell with him in the lake of fire! Until then he has doctored the playing field to best suit his sometimes hidden agendas.

We must be born-again! We are two part beings! We must become three part beings to be a part of the family of God. No, you do not have too, God has given us free will to do what we want. But, God so loved you that He gave you His Son to die for you. You can live forever by asking Jesus Christ to save you. HE WILL! Read, John 3:16 then Read and do Romans 10:9,10. You are a man/woman of body and soul if you are not born-again. The gift of God is His spirit! To be born of God is to be a three part being of body, soul and spirit

God Bless!



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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Sorry this site is confusing me..... I didnt see the responses.... Im going to read them now.....



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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Good for you man, you found what works for you.

I have no problems with that



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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At the op: Anyways, that's it for me for today, and probably til monday. I'll be praying for you though. Read the bible.. it's all in there.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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That was great!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for that.....

So in a sense when adam ate the apple he gave up his spirit/soul to the devil and so his kids wouldnt have one either? So we must be born again....... haha... I never got that was why they were saying born again christian....

I even was a christian.......

I left even after I cried feeling like jesus accepted me at a gathering of diiferent chapels.......I left because what they were preaching, they were not living......I would ask them: why is okay to sin just because he died for them? They would always say no one is perfect and turn around and buy a pretzel from the people selling them inside the place of worship.... Jesus flipped out when he saw that.......

Is there another way to accept jesus? For example.... could I believe that accepting jesus means to live by trying to be the pperson he taught me to be or do I have to join with those that arent living it but preaching it....

I loved your response......



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by RapturedNotBeamed
At the op: Anyways, that's it for me for today, and probably til monday. I'll be praying for you though. Read the bible.. it's all in there.



K thank you for spending time here... I really do know your intention and it is honororable.....Thank you and I hope you come back because its going to take a little more for me, sadly.......lol....



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Can someone respond to the fact that a mass abduction could be seen as a rapture event......



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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First of all The Bible doesn't say anything about an apple in the Garden. Secondly, The Spirit and Soul life are two different things.

And lastly, Salvation is free. You cannot earn your way into the family of God. Jesus Christ did all the work. We obey God becauase He first loved us. No one has gotten it all right. But we need to try to find a fellowship of believers that love God and seek truth and serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

Salvation has been made so simple a child can believe and be saved.

Yes, sin passed to all mankind by Adam. Jesus Christ is the second Adam who redeemed us back to God!!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by Brianegan
Can someone respond to the fact that a mass abduction could be seen as a rapture event......


its not out of the realm of possibilities...

Prove aliens exist first...



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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The book of Thessalonians declares that there will be sent a strong delusion. Maybe a trick of the enemy to make the world believe an abduction has taken place, to explain away the missing. Or that the missing are all those that needed to be removed for one reason or another. Or the missing might be found missing after a nuclear event. Only time will tell. Be right, or be left.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Cor Leonis
reply to post by Brianegan
 

First of all The Bible doesn't say anything about an apple in the Garden. Secondly, The Spirit and Soul life are two different things.

And lastly, Salvation is free. You cannot earn your way into the family of God. Jesus Christ did all the work. We obey God becauase He first loved us. No one has gotten it all right. But we need to try to find a fellowship of believers that love God and seek truth and serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

Salvation has been made so simple a child can believe and be saved.

Yes, sin passed to all mankind by Adam. Jesus Christ is the second Adam who redeemed us back to God!!!!!!!



I was speaking metephorically the apple and I just got done thanking you for being so nice....

I dont know the difference between my spirit and my soul since god never told me that there was a difference when he decided to make me.

Im not a child and it isnt easy for me so are you calling me stupid? if so I take back you being nice so nahhhhhh....lol

I can jump on board with the reason jesus came here. What I am confused about is the interpretation of the teachings he has left behind.... I cant not nor will ever do what someone else told me to do because they said so..... I could read the bible from front to back and start my own religion on a completely different perception of what it says....

My problem is that I dont know if i would really trust the ones who interpreted it for the christian, catholics, jew, buddist etc.....

I am saying that people are so quick to agree when they dont know it for themselves and that scares me because I havent met any truley good people and Im not young....

Everyone has always turned their back on me and if they are the ones that are teaching me what religion to believe, then I'm not so sure their intentions are going to be good all of suuden......

Im speaking from my heart here.....



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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Look man you can read the bible and find a hundred inturpretations... but thats making things more complecated then they really are....

27But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. 30Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

This is all you need...



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by Akragon

Originally posted by Brianegan
Can someone respond to the fact that a mass abduction could be seen as a rapture event......


its not out of the realm of possibilities...

Prove aliens exist first...


I cant prove that they dont and dont want people to die because we didnt believe the people that actually were showing us proof. Its not hard to believe that a higher technology could make a real video of them seem fake...If they are real, then they are hiding from the genral population.

No one hides unless they are guilty or planning something...



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by Brianegan

Originally posted by Akragon

Originally posted by Brianegan
Can someone respond to the fact that a mass abduction could be seen as a rapture event......


its not out of the realm of possibilities...

Prove aliens exist first...


I cant prove that they dont and dont want people to die because we didnt believe the people that actually were showing us proof. Its not hard to believe that a higher technology could make a real video of them seem fake...If they are real, then they are hiding from the genral population.

No one hides unless they are guilty or planning something...


it seems to me you're afraid of alot of things...



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