reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
I have always been a truth seeker of sorts. And during that time I have been involved in Christianity a few times, new age, Buddhism...more spiritual
stuff. I also went through a period of being an atheist, which ended for me not too long ago. For the most part, I only will argue doctrinal aspects
with others of the same or similar faith. I have always believed that as a Christian (for me), it was a total waste of time to argue with atheists on
the existence of God.
As an atheist (for me), it was a total waste of time to argue with the religious on the non-existence of God. I thought "Let them be fools, it is
nothing to me". As an atheist, I had much better (I thought) things to think about and do. Fornication and Adultery were two of those things.
Politics, Philosophy, Government Conspiracy Theories, etc. were my other interests. I am becoming much less interested, especially politics and
I will not name names of the many false teachers and preachers of Christianity. I will only say that SOME of them are quite famous and very popular.
I could talk about the teachings that are false, but since you claim to be an atheist, I wouldn't want to waste my time. I am not comfortable naming
people's names, as that TRULY is judgmental.
I will say this though. There is an orthodox method of Biblical interpretation that has been passed down by some theologians over the years since the
Reformation. There is a way to "rightly divide the word of truth", is what the Bible says. There are preachers that have gained a large following
blaspheming the Holy Spirit. There are preachers that have have gained attendance numbers by allowing sinfulness into their congregations. Many
preachers do not teach sanctification and then justification. Many teach "Jesus saves", but don't give their congregations the tools to
repent...as Jesus told the prostitute; "Go and sin no more".
We (Christians) are to be "in the world but not of the world". As a former adulterer and fornicator, I can tell you that it is VERY hard to stay
away from those things, as people are bombarded everywhere by sex. I am not doing it on my own. I try to pray always...and I mean always as
instructed...and I have found that the more I think about Christ, the easier it is to not think about sex, or any my other sins of my past. Am I
perfect. God forbid. There IS only one perfect person, and that is Jesus Christ. And sometimes I fall still, especially in my thoughts.. As Jesus
taught, our thoughts are just as sinful as the act itself....and in my thoughts I have broken EVERY commandment often.
Atheists do not understand context of the Bible. Even most Christians cannot differentiate "the Law", from the statutes and ordinances. As Jesus
said: "I did not come to change the law, I came to fulfill the law". So when I hear false preachers telling people that they can continue in their
sins happily without regard to God's will and His commandments, I know that he/she is a false preacher. When I hear the false prosperity preachers
telling people that if you believe in Jesus you will become rich...and then those people become lawyers, bankers, real estate vultures sucking off the
misfortune of others, all kinds of "get rich" schemes...when Jesus said; "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich
man to get to heaven" (a good example of a verse that is often spiritualized and misinterpreted...as Jesus is talking about a real needle used for
sewing, not some gate), I know that preacher is false. Once I heard a very famous preacher say that God the Father told him where to park his car
because he couldn't find a parking place, I know he is a liar and most likely preaching lies. The Holy Spirit is ONLY concerned about spiritual
things, namely your soul, and not where to park your car.
When I hear that a church or sect of Christianity has introduced pagan idolatry themes into their doctrine, I know that the church is false.
True Christianity has ALWAYS been a small minority of the Christian population. Even in the BEST churches with the BEST preachers, there are those in
attendance at every church that claim to be Christian and are not..the tares. I don't care what the world or the atheists say. Homosexuality will
always be a sin. Adultery will always be sin. Murder will always be a sin. Theft will always be a sin.
What is going to war against a nation like Iraq that did not attack us? It is murder.
What is the income tax? Legalized theft (so beware you IRS agents and repent)
What is making homosexual marriages legal? Legalized fornication
We made divorce easier, and God does not like divorce. There are Biblical rules for Divorce...but basically we have legalized adultery.
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