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Originally posted by 547000
Many ills could be solved if we still had faith and fear of God.
Originally posted by Nastradamus
You ARE Jesus. That's what they don't want people to understand and realize... that's why they feed us lies.
If you don't have faith and believe in Jesus (yourself), who will?
soooo... tired. Please try not to be a tool, try to think for your self.
Originally posted by DZAG Wright
The problem is most people think this existence is real...it should be plain that it isn't.
Firstly, religion is often used wrong. Religion itself isn't wrong, but how people interpret it is. The purpose of religion is to help some people focus and remember that this existence we're experiencing isn't real. A side effect of being born here is that we forget where our true homes are.
So most religions aim to help people abstain from carnal pleasures which entrap our minds and make us LOVE this world.
Sin is the love of anything other than another spirit. Sin isn't just smoking or drinking or having sex...some people love eating burgers and will miss this world because of food. Some people love gambling, some people love watching television, some people love communicating on the internet. If the bible was written in this day and age I can almost guarantee there would be a entry requesting we abstain from too much internet!
When everyone in the world realize that we have no problems...well this world would probably be no more good for us firstly. Every negative thing we feel, pain, hunger, etc., are born in and part of this world. We however are not. We're merely visiting here for the experience.
It's fine to participate in this world of wonders, but REMEMBER that this is just a visit, just a ride. This is where our problems arise in this world. There are those being affected by negative energy who seek to reside on this plane of existence forever. They've either forgotten everything or are totally enveloped by the negative energy we might call the Devil or demons.
Those people who love power and hurting people, love this world. In our natural realities, there isn't any pain or control, we're truly free. We have rich powerful people this moment investing in research to find eternal life on this planet LOL. They actually want to stay on the ride forever....LOL....they've forgot that we're just on a trip to the amusement park.
Originally posted by cwilson
reply to post by Zakka
A paragraph I posted in another thread that goes with the current topic: Be the change you wish to see in the world, treat others how you wish to be treated, work together for there is no other (we're all human and we're all on this earth together, right now, needing the same things to survive), love everyone, even your enemy, for he is the same as you (whether that just be another human or on a deeper level),
Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
This is exactly why when I was asked, by someone up there, if I was afraid of being judged I say "No way", because I'd only be judging myself.... which I do on a daily basis anyway
You say you're "almost" fully awakened? What's holding you up?
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Some excerpts from Tao Te Ching:
To give birth, to nourish, To bring forth without taking possession, To produce without appropriation, To create without controlling- That is the hidden virtue.
There is no greater curse than the lack of contentment. Nothing is worse than the desire to possess. Therefore contentment with contentment will be contentment.
He who is aware of the Male, But keeps to the Female, Becomes the river of the world. Being the river of the world, He has strength that is not cut to pieces. He is in touch with the origin of things
How did the great rivers and oceans become the lords of the waters? By being good at lying low. That's how they became the lords of the waters. In order to be chief among the people, One must be in touch with ordinary folks. In order to be foremost among the people, One must walk behind them.
Those who want to take the world and shape it Will not succeed. The world is a sacred vessel; It cannot be tampered with. To shape it is to destroy it. To seize it is to lose it.
Knowing the eternal law results in tolerance; Whoever knows it is impartial. To be impartial makes you a citizen of the world. In being universal in this sense one is in harmony with nature. Once in harmony with nature one is in accord with Tao, And being in accord with Tao is to be eternal: No harm will then threaten your life.
Hell exists though. Eventually the world will come to know this, one way or another.
Faith in God is thinking for yourself.
It takes faith to believe in something you cannot see.
reply to post by Ittabena
Jesus never taught that - can you find me the scripture quote? Bet it won't come from the OT, and doubt any from the NT will be attributable to Jesus.
"And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into HELL, INTO THE FIRE THAT NEVER SHALL BE QUENCHED: WHERE THE WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT GUENCHED. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be CAST INTO HELL, INTO THE FIRE THAT NEVER SHALL BE QUENCHED: WHERE THE WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be CAST INTO HELL FIRE: WHERE THEIR WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED."
People are trying to get rid of hell because who in their right mind likes hell? But hell exists whether we like it or not.
You mean you're not afraid of the judgement of fire?
reply to post by Ittabena
It is my studied opinion that Jesus did teach reincarnation and karma after he returned from studying and teaching in the East. There is a record of an Esau - his real name then - studying and teaching in India as he made his effort and personal search. Why should we not do as he did? And not as they said?