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Originally posted by steven704
the only reason for these type threads are to cast doubt. if you do not have faith the reason is because you have never Asked for any.
Matthew 21:22 ESV " And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
John 14:13 " Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "
John 15:7 " If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. "
1 John 5:14 " And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. "
John 14:13-14 " Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. "
Originally posted by bobbyboy
reply to post by markosity1973
you're approaching this from a limited, human perspective - christianity is flawed, because people have allowed a religion to form and it cages truth. the Bible holds no contradiction, as it is the word of God, and God has no contradictions within Himself. you are right, though, in saying that it does not mean that God does not love us. yes, it was written by human hands, but do you not think that it needed to be so? i mean, how else would humans understand the words that God speaks? if a human hears God, and knows that it is He that speaks to him, then that human tends to start to understand things. if a person is able to understand what God says, and can communicate that to people, by human means - would God use that to give His word to man, or would He leave us in the dark about truth?
as for your comment about mary - she was the one that God had planned, since the fruit was bit into, to carry His son, the Christ. past that - she's human. there is nothing, that the Bible indicates, to say otherwise. why do you make her out to be anything more than human, if the Bible does not say she is? also - there are not only two sides (reference to "both sides"). and yes, i agree completely with that near-end comment - "He is far from disconnected and uncaring". if He was, His heart would not ache for those who choose death over love.
Originally posted by bobbyboy
reply to post by bobbyboy
Truth: Jesus is not God.
Speaking on the "End Times", Matthew 24:36 (NIV) shows this: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father". This is something that I, personally, have never heard anyone speak on. To me, this blatantly states that Jesus does not know when he will be returning to the earth. Now, if Jesus was simply "God in flesh", one would think he would have knowledge of when he would be returning to the earth. Jesus, however, was not simply "God in flesh", but was the Son of God. He had supernatural abilities and knowledge, but he was not the Almighty. As such, only God - the Father - knows when Jesus will be returning.