reply to post by Renegade2283
1) Why do you think that? Where are you getting this info. trust me if that's how it was set up there would be no Christianity as that's obviously
just a fantasy then. No one would believe it. The new testiment is 27 historic books that were put together at that meeting, not written there. They
choose those ones as they were the most profetic and inspired etc etc.
The New Testament is an anthology, a collection of Christian works written in the common Greek language of the first century, at different times by
various writers, and canonically named for the early Jewish disciples of Jesus of Nazareth. In almost all Christian traditions today, the New
Testament consists of 27 books.
2) I think what made Jesus different than other spiritual teachers is that he flew in the face of other teachers. His message was like this "you can't
work your way to heaven. You can't do works to somehow be good enough. What you have to do instead is simply relinquish yourself to the spirit, allow
the spirit to come into your life, and be born again. By doing so the spirit cleans your moral being, instantly erases all your sins past present and
future (so no matter what you do it's covered) directs your path, works in you, etc etc...
Most every other teacher except perhaps satanists believe that it's about all kinds of works, all kinds of study, duty, moral obligation, rules,
regulations, etc etc basically this is why religion is so misunderstood. Because religion is often associated to this type of system. What I'm trying
to say is... buddists tell you have to do all this work, so do mormons (we see that as they knock on your door early saturday morning), Hindu tell you
have to do whatever, you have to work your way to heaven in all the religions. Christ is different, he says the direct opposite. He's saying nothing
you can ever do will ever make you good enough the bible says "All your righteousness is as filthy rags"....Isaiah 64:6. It's saying forget about the
idea of "you doing anything" to make it. It doesn't work that way. What it's saying is fortunately you have Christ, who did it all for you. He did all
the work necessary. And by accepting him and inviting him into your life you instantly are made good by his power and spirit. That's why you have to
invite the holyspirit into you via prayer and it will come in and begin it's work in you.
3) we'll skip on....I need to get to my tv shows ha ha....hmmmm what's on the menu tonight.... ;-p
4) What I meant was that the whole foundation of the idea of reincar.... start to get ground up, starts to be more and more nonsensical, I can't
understand any of it, it could be like this, or like that, or like alice in wonderland who knows. That's why I don't buy it. And even if it was true
then who runs it? Who invented it and this universe? I don't know it's too big a leap of faith.
Ya I understand. I have my own beef with Christians infact. Some of them I get along with fine others I can't stand. Same with Churches and there
ministries. I rarely go to Church anymore. But I've gone many times in the past. And I do feel the spirit in many churches I go to. I know that
there's personal belief which is what you need to decide on. And then after you have your own foundation regardless what church you're at or people
you meet your faith won't be constantly based on the morality of others. What I'm trying to say is you don't have to find a good church or a good
paster to find God. That's not how it works. God is a spirit. You pray to God to begin the dialog with him. And eventually if and when you're ready
you invite him in, and he will being to work in your life.
Well I learned it all as a kid, rebelled in my teens, dabbled in witchcraft (not sure why), renewed my faith in Christ at 18. I think by trying both
sides of the equation I started to realize how real and powerful both God and Satan are. There's power in both realms. Following satan is stupid
though. There's only 2 people that will be for you in life. God and You. So if you can learn to become your own best friend and also love God you got
it made! ha ha ;-p
Just an observation. Did you accept Christ before because people were telling you to, or because you wanted to? and if it wasn't your own personal
choice then it might not have had the same impact. But truth be told, it actually could still be there. You don't know if the holy spirit is still in
you or not. And if it is then my thought would be you'll never get rid of it. It will always keep drawing you back until eventually you understand,
submit to it, and renew your love and understanding of God. Cuz seriously lets be honest here, like from one person to another, where's atheism gotten
you so far? and what's it gonna lead to in future? Trust me, it's not worth it. I'd serious put some thought into that. Anyway ya it's been great
talking to you. ttyl
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