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Encouragement to Christians

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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This post is for all Christians representing on these forums -

Keep fighting the good fight, keep preaching the Gospel, keep chiseling away on hardened hearts, only though much preaching, teaching and correction can we soften hearts and increase wisdom of our fellow humans,

2Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 18:32-34 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

John 6:47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

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.

1 Corinthians 2:7-9 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,”What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”

Philippians 1:21-23 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

God bless you all,

Amen

1 more thing, from proverbs 1:

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.


Amen & Amen




posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by Iason321
This post is for all Christians representing on these forums -

Keep fighting the good fight, keep preaching the Gospel, keep chiseling away on hardened hearts, only though much preaching, teaching and correction can we soften hearts and increase wisdom of our fellow humans,



Does it need to be done here?

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Keep fighting the good fight, keep preaching the Gospel, keep chiseling away on hardened hearts, only though much preaching, teaching and correction can we soften hearts and increase wisdom of our fellow humans,





15e.) Recruitment/Solicitation:
i) You will not use your membership in the Websites for any type of recruitment to any causes whatsoever.


I guess my advice is to be careful when telling people to continue to preach their specific religion at those who choose not to follow it, because that's against the T&C and is clearly what you are calling for.

That said, I think I know what this thread is in response to, and I think as long as you stay within the T&C and keep the gospel preaching in the appropriate forum, you are correct, keep going, don't let a few complaints sway what you feel in your heart.

Just remember, you are not allow to recruit, for any purpose or cause, and by telling others to continue to "preach" and to "keep chiseling away on hardened hearts" it could be taken as a suggestion to attempt to "convert" the masses of non christians here.

Also, a quick question, and it's a honest inquiry, not meant to be offensive or anything of the sort.

But.. do you guys just get off on typing out scriptures to show everyone else you can remember them? I just don't get why all of the posts like this require several quoted passages, could you just give the book name and numbers? I dunno, it's just kinda always bugged me, do we really need a digital bible spread out over this forum too?
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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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No sir,

No, definitely not trying to recruit new Christians.

Mods, anyone reading this: this is NOT a "recruitment" thread for Christianity,

This is a thread for people who are already believers, giving them verses of encouragement to keep preaching Christs Gospel,

and hopefully people will exchange some of their favorite verses and piggyback on my OP!



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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This post is for all Atheists represented on these forums -

Keep fighting the good fight, keep using reason, keep chiseling away on hardened Christian hearts, only though much reason, teaching and correction can we soften hearts and increase wisdom of our fellow humans,

I recommend that all Atheists always challenge the hardened hearts of Christians everywhere, and help them to see the real light, that morality and true humanity can only come through reason, logic and wisdom.

Only together can we bring true understanding that Christianity and extremist religious views are not needed. Only through logic and reason can one come to understand that it is a person's choice to believe or not.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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I really don't think that was called for in here friend, OP clearly responded to verify this was not intended as a call for recruitment (which is could easily be seen as), I think you should either edit out that comment, or just create your own thread, no need to derail OPs thread.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Even being on the other side of the fence- I love your post.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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This post is for all human souls reading this:

Take heed who's advice you take to heart -

Do you want to listen to someone preaching a Gospel of Love, Peace, and Christ?

Or would you rather take advice from 'EvilSadamClone' and disregard all that is holy and embrace arrogance and hold no belief in anything that really matters aside from yourself?



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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If you don't look at things at face value but look at the root of certain responses, then you can appreciate what is really going on here. Don't get flustered- God is big enough to fight His own battles



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Excellent post OP the verses you selected are well thought out and carefully selected thank you for your encouraging words. Much Love to you and stay strong.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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Holy crap dude, you were quoting Astoreth at the bottom, i have to go poke my eyes out now!



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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If your a Christian, than the call to prosthelytize is clear, if your not you may want to consider if your a christian or not.


Mathew 5:15



Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.



Next, as this is a Conspiracy forum where we discuss conspiracy there are plenty of threads that could fall under "conspiracy" involving many topics that correlate with Christian beliefs.

For example I could do a thread on the "ufos" in Ezekiel 1:16, and a Christian could than try to explain their world view as opposed to the UFO one.

Or they could argue the Origin of evolution, or early earth, or any number of complete valid discussion points on this type of forum.

We allow people to post their beliefs on this forum as long as it doesn't have to do with the Abraham religions with out getting attacked with as much vitriolic criticism.

Why do the Three Abraham based religions draw people to the threads for the sole purpose of complaining about the fact that theres a thread?

If you don't want to hear about Christianity stay out of the threads with it right it its topic, simple as that.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by benrl


Why do the Three Abraham based religions draw people to the threads for the sole purpose of complaining about the fact that theres a thread?

If you don't want to hear about Christianity stay out of the threads with it right it its topic, simple as that.


See my last post for the answer to your question. If you look at the surface- it is people complaining about Jesus threads, but if you look at the root cause..... it's a completely different story.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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This is the religion forum. If you don't like it, dont read it.
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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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I wish Christians the best of luck in their endevours, especially on here where so many people are critical of not just Christianity, but religion in general. Know that not everyone agrees with your faith, but many of us respect and admire the good in you and even Jesus. Just prepare yourselves for the onslaught.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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I see what you're saying, and I see it in SO many of the threads here,

It's a sick game,

almost a divine comedy,

I can imagine God mocking the foolish ones who are trapped in deceit and caught up in lies of the world, and so, SO proud of there foolish ignorance,

I shake my head in disbelief at around 80% of the responses I get here,


Oh God, oh God, oh my God, when will they learn? oh God, oh God, my God, when will they stop mocking you? my God, my God, my God, have you forsaken us?
Father forgive them, for they know not what they do,
Father forgive us, for we know not what we do,

Amen



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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OP realize this: I have dealt with rebellious souls on this website since 2002, some of them can debate with classiness and some of them cannot. The ones that cannot are not even sincere in their own belief; they are out to mock something the FEAR and I mean fear, is true. they don't want God to exist.

qouting passages pushes them away further. They think we are robots. I like your OP, in some ways it might have an opposite effect. trust that many of these Christians here are firm enough in their faith to not get shaking by a couple trolls.

all in all, it's a good OP imo.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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“Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief."



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Aw, don't worry about the Atheists - they're doing fine.
The proof is all around us.

It wasn't just God and religion that have been rejected in the modern age but the principles of fair play and empathy for our fellow humans that went along with it.

I know where you're coming from, I was agnostic for many years and much evil has been done in the name of religion. In fact, we are dangerously close to starting a war with Iran over it.

But to deny the good that has been done in the name of religion is also a mistake.
Before government got in to the welfare business most of the services provided for the poor were done by religious organizations.
Just saying there's 2 sides to every story.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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and everyone says athiests are always pushin their beliefs onto people. beleive wot u want but dont preach to me



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