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Originally posted by apushforenlightment
Oposing viewpoints from my point is a duality. That the duality at one point desolves and the oposing sides no longer exist do not mean there have not been a duality. Strength has for me nothing to do with it. If we have a duality for instance between the Jewish faith and Christian faith then it does not matter how many people are Jewish or Christian.edit on 19-6-2012 by apushforenlightment because: spellchecking
Originally posted by Saurus
I do, on the other hand believe that the concept of satan is in the scriptures by design so as to make people do the right thing for fear of punishment.
Originally posted by Saurus
As far as I understand it, it cannot be seen from any location, by any method, and we would still not be able to detect it were we in a different location.
Originally posted by network dude
So here I am, looking for some information and I come across yet another Christian hate site. There are plenty of them so finding one is not very hard. But as I am reading, I am amazed.
I was looking for some information on a book called A Bridge to Light. Then I see this:
A Bridge to Light Falsely Claims that Christianity Affirms Dualism
A Bridge to Light misrepresents Christian doctrine in several areas. For example, it claims that Christianity accepts the principle of dualism as taught by Zoroaster [p. 311]. Zoroaster was an ancient Iranian false prophet who founded the religion called Zoroastrianism. He taught that there are two equal and mutually hostile forces in the world. One is the source of all good, while the other is the source of all evil. [Walter A. Elwell, ed. Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House Co., 1984), p. 334]. Scottish Rite Freemasonry embraces belief in this type of dualism. According to A Bridge to Light, dualism is found in both the teachings and symbols of the Scottish Rite [pp. 18, 81, 133].
The concept of the universe as a duality is incompatible with biblical Christianity. Christian theologian Millard J. Erickson writes that "the biblical teaching on creation disallows any type of dualism" [Millard J. Erickson, Christian Theology, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983), p. 371]. Dualism is incompatible with Christianity because it rejects the Christian belief that God is all-powerful (omnipotent). The religion of Zoroastrianism rejects the omnipotence of God because of its belief in dualism [Christian Theology, p. 414]. A Bridge to Light's claim that Christianity derived its belief in dualism from Zoroastrianism is untrue both historically and theologically.
link to Christian hate website
So I have to ask, is there a devil or not?
Originally posted by uwascallywabbit
back to FAITH VS EVIDENCE... As I understand it, evidence of any kind would destroy my faith and ruin the game.
Originally posted by no1smootha
reply to post by AussieAmandaC
No Freemason knows what you are talking about because as you worded your question there was nothing Masonic about it.
Here is one for you...
Who is the Master, who makes the grass green?edit on 19-6-2012 by no1smootha because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by intrptr
From early on Christians are taught not to ask too many questions, but just believe, and this they call faith. Believing in something without any proof. Once disbelief is suspended, then it is far easier to heap on more "beliefs". It becomes easier and easier to just believe what we are told.
3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
Originally posted by Foreshadow
Jesus Christ's teachings still stand to this day....He's Undeniable....however I would also like you to look to the book of REVELATIONS
Why do people believe what others tell them blindly?
Of course, that's not what's in the Bible at all… That is people taking Milton and Dante's fictions, written 1500 years AFTER the Bible, as Gospel.
Originally posted by Awen24
Satan is not God's equal; he is a created being (cf Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28: Satan, then known as 'Lucifer', was a guardian of the holiness of God, one of the cherubim).
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by deadeyedick
satan is real and he is a tool for strong delusion among other things.
He is used to weed out the faithless in the end.
You believe in air yet you only see and feel its effects.
If satan is real, then God is not omnipotent, more like just impotent. If satan is real, then God has vulnerabilities and human emotions like pride and ego. If satan is real, then neither satan nor God is worth worshiping or fearing.edit on 19-6-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)
The disconnect that you have is common in someone who has been taught, through this indoctrination, that you cannot put your faith in a "fairy tale". Well, it boils down to this - you have no desire to get down on your knees and seek him with a repentant heart to learn the truth. You'd rather believe the lies. Guess what Satan is? The father of lies. Can you not sense his role?
Originally posted by DeathbecomesLife
This is why when the nervous candidate stands their embarrassed and empty handed he is then told:
This was not done to triffle with or embarass your feelings, but to be a striking lesson to your conscience...
Originally posted by Destiny10
Check out the link given by Masonic Light, he is right.