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A lot of atrocities have been committed because of men and women afraid of not having control over what seems to be little more than a chaotic world in which you must eat if you don't want to be eaten.
Originally posted by TheAnarchist
reply to post by sonia74
God has been stuck in a facepalm posture for about 2,000 years now lol.
Isn't it ironic that the philosophies designed to "save" us are the ones that are going to be the death of us all?
F#ck religion. - that's my opinion on the matter.
1. In the minds of most christians, it all revolves around the modern day state of Israel, who they imagine is the restored biblical Israel. Israel has major prophetic significance. When the state was established in 1948, Christians saw it as a major prophetic milestone being passed and believed they had moved closer to the end times.
2. Another thing to consider is their (mis)understanding of theology. They have misinterpreted certain verses to conclude that they have to support Israel. It is for this reason that they ally themselves with Israel and they will cheer them on whenever they fight the Arab/Muslim forces.
3. Since its all about Israel and the middle east, there is another key player in all of this- the muslims. They are to play the role of the "bad guys" in the christian view of the end times.
The christian expect end time events to play out like an action film.
They see themselves as the damsels in distress. The muslims are the bad guys. And after some fast paced, explosion laden action sequences..... the "hero" shows up, destroys all the bad guys and lifts the christians away to safety.
You also follow after a nameless moongod whom Muhammad struck the name from and called Allah and he did claim to be Allah's partner to be worshipped as if he were Messiah.
Muslim are part of the "bad guys", you follow after a murderer who had nothing in him from Messiah Jesus, a man born of fire, blood, war and death
who slaughtered christians who refused to bow down to him and accept him over Christ.
Originally posted by aardvark888
reply to post by MagnumOpus
"The Christians haven't figured out that when one goes to heaven, as in Revelations, you are dead."
Actually, its YOU who hasn't figured out that the church will be raptured alive into heaven. LOL. Want to try again? [/q
There is no rapture, it is part of the great decption and will cause many to fall away and then the man of sin will be revealed while the Chruch is still here on earth.