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Originally posted by Badgered1
I'll live quite happily for eternity without your god.
One can see some of the Jewish traditions more clearly speaking to the "Shield of David" being the tile for the god of Israel. It also links back to Moses times,
1 After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
Originally posted by MarlboroRedCowgirl
Hell is not eternal torment through some torturous method. There is no fire-and-brimestone hell. The hell described in the Bible is an eternity without God, which is the ultimate misery. God is alive and working in this work in this world weather you admit it or not. He is not alive or working in Hell.
I did not become a Christian because I was afraid or hell or because I wanted to go to heaven. They were the least thing on my mind. I became a Christian because I trusted Jesus, through no coercion or threats, but blind faith.edit on 16-3-2012 by MarlboroRedCowgirl because: spelling
(the so-called Jewish Star() was NOT a known Jewish symbol before c. 400 CE (i.e. into the middle ages).
I assume if there was an artifact with two linking triangles found at Sidon (near the Cannanite capital of Ugarit) in the 8th centiry BCE, it was probably of Canaanitish (not Hapiru / Yisroelite) origin)...
Coins have been discovered in Carthage (modern day Tunisia in North Africa) bearing the Sat-kona insignia. These Phoenician coins date back to the 5th Century BCE.
In AD 1855, the sarcophagus of King Eshmun’azar II was discovered. From a Phoenician inscription on its lid, it appears that he was a "king of the Sidonians," probably in the 5th century BCE, and that his mother was a priestess of ‘Ashtart, "the goddess of the Sidonians."  In this inscription the gods Eshmun and Ba‘al Sidon 'Lord of Sidon' (who may or may not be the same) are mentioned as chief gods of the Sidonians. ‘Ashtart is entitled ‘Ashtart-Shem-Ba‘al '‘Ashtart the name of the Lord', a title also found in an Ugaritic text.
wikipedia, Sidon, History
I guess that means MagnumOpus wins this round,
you are just a quitter.
Originally posted by Vsc1981
I'm new to ATS and so far I've enjoyed it. The motto for ATS is deny ignorance and I recently came across some ignorance from some people on ATS. You see the bible is God's work. We all know that. Its what He had people of His choosing to write so it could be preached and taught to the whole world so that His most loved creation could learn of Him and worship Him. So they could know of His commandments and follow them. And also to prepare for the second coming of Jesus. To warn of impending disasters to befall man and destroy His creation earth. He wants us to love and obey Him, and to fear Him. Not to worship false gods or prophets. To believe in only Him and only His word. Now these people that i mentioned seem to think that there is these other books that would have God contradicting Himself. Saying things like Jews aren't God's chosen people and He didn't give the land of Israel to the Jews. So i guess I'm just looking for some support on these issues.