Originally posted by Vsc1981
If these words are words of pagan stories then you are living in a farie tale. I'm not here to change anyones mind nor am trying to judge. Because i keep God's word doesn't make me stupid or dumb. And your going to try and tell me that the Israel of today isn't the Israel that God gave to his chosen people is a ridiculous statement. Jerusalem is in Israel and Jerusalem is in the bible. If you don't take my word then read the bible. All of you thats calling me crazy and stupid read the bible. I challenge to read it. Front to back. You can't say you know the bible is fake or false or pagan stories if you haven't read it. Just read The Revelation Of Jesus Christ. Come on read it. Don't talk down on somebody cause they believe in the bible. Thats whats wrong with our country and the world today.
I read the bible. I read it a couple times in fact. I believe the biggest argument against the bible is reading the bible. Just because I person really likes a BOOK doesn't mean it's true. I liked Lord of the Rings but no matter how much I keep reading and preaching I just don't think there was ever a middle earth out there. Considering at the beginning of the last millenium was one of the most recorded in the ancient world this Jesus character isn't really brought up all the much. In fact we should turn to look at when each books were actually recorded. I believe the earliest book was wrote somewhere around 70-100 years after Christ's death. So if Jesus was in his 30's I imagine most of the apostles/disciples/followers were close to the same age. Now figure that the longest most people lived was till around 50 or even 60 years old tops so we're looking at 30 AD at most. Now 40 years go by when a book gets wrote about Jesus to be put in the New Testament. This book wasn't even wrote by the author on the cover or title of the book. So for about 40 years the story was traveled by word of mouth, kind of like the game telephone in grade school. Now let's throw in the fact the amazing stories of monsters, gods, falling off the edge of the world, superstitions, and every other crazy thing they believed back then ran rampant through social circles and people honestly believed all of this, so what do you get? A honest story of a messiah? Or a fairy tale to control the masses?
Shall we even begin to include the other books that didn't make it into the bible? Or how about only 1 book includes Jesus' miraculous birth?(That seems like a big deal to me) Or how about as others have pointed out that pagan holidays were replaced with identical christian holidays; Saturnalia, Ester, Halloween, etc. Or the Jesus story has been told many times before throughout the world he just has different names; Horus, Dionysus, Mithra, Krishna( that one is even close to Christ/Christos), the list goes on. The church originally came out and said that the only reason it seems that the christian religion copies so many pagan holidays is that the devil made it all up first to coerce the masses to his evil side.
I could keep going on and on arguing my evidence against your/ the majority of the US populations evidence( 79.5%) but you and the rest of them have made of their mind without considering another opinion. The difference is I USED to be just like you but I decided to think for myself and stop listening to the brainwashing propaganda that distills fear in everyone. The "either your with us of against us" mindframe.
So to sum it all up; a snake talked to a woman and convinced her to eat an apple that a voice in the sky told her not to eat and since then all of man sin, and than somewhere in there people lived to be like 800 with multiple wives, a guy built a boat and gathered ALL animals in pairs to weather out a flood, a guy got swallowed by a whale and lived, a burning bush talked to a man when no one was around to tell him rules, a guy walked on water and rose from the dead and made zombies and other cool magic tricks, he was the son of god but was god yet prayed to himself and sacrificed himself for ALL of mans sin yet we still sin and have to atone for it, BUT I'm crazy because I call all that fairy tales.