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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:31 AM
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But, in my non-complete studies of the Bible, I do believe it states that people already have "proof" ... as far as anything regarding proof is talked about in the Bible.


Other than that, well.... "Ask and thou shall receive" Therefore, ask for proof, and do so earnestly in Jesus' name while praying to the Father, not letting go of Jesus' name.


After this is done, and you respectfully, patiently, and sincerely wait for an answer... with full faith that one will come, it will definitely come, and you will get the sign that you needed.


Faith and proof must go hand in hand.


You see so many mislead because they insist on proof as the only thing which they must have.


I'm sorry, but you need both.


"Men will perish for a lack of knowledge" - Jesus Christ




posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74


My post is agreeing with both of you I think we are all saying the same thing.
Truth is in the eye of the beholder but to convince others of your truth you need to convince them with proof....oh my head hurts lol


hahahaa Good. And with that, (I was going to say) he's OFF! ...and fly away to another topic..

But I still can't leave.. Is this some strange ATS induced mental condition requiring that I watch the doomed ship sink?



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:32 AM
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So it condones slavery...but its ok cause its a product of its time..and we are to be aware of that when we read it but the sexism is actually meant but it isn't actually sexism, it's just that your god wants women to submit to men.

Hmmm...spoken like a true chauvinist.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by Dustytoad

Originally posted by boymonkey74

But I still can't leave.. Is this some strange ATS induced mental condition requiring that I watch the doomed ship sink?


This thread definitely took a very different turn than I expected when I saw the OP. It looked to me like OP was just trying to announce himself as a devout Christian. That's fine.

I don't know what grand conspiracy we're all supposedly a part of.

But now it's just a wild ride and I'm keeping my hands inside at all times.
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Snap I wasn't coming back but it's like watching a car crash you can't look away lol



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:35 AM
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Faith and proof must go hand in hand.

What Rubbish!!!!

Faith is the idea of complete trust that God exists and the dogma of religion independent of any proof, it is based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

Faith with proof is not “faith” it is "fact”. if we had proof that God existed then "Faith" would die.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by Dustytoad
 


Snap I wasn't coming back but it's like watching a car crash you can't look away lol


Sometimes you must sharpen your wits on a blunt whetstone.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by tgalahan2
reply to post by Jykan
 


Other than that, well.... "Ask and thou shall receive" Therefore, ask for proof, and do so earnestly in Jesus' name while praying to the Father, not letting go of Jesus' name.


After this is done, and you respectfully, patiently, and sincerely wait for an answer... with full faith that one will come, it will definitely come, and you will get the sign that you needed.


Faith and proof must go hand in hand.




So you need to have full faith before you are given proof? Wouldn't someone who needs proof be lacking in faith to begin with and therefore completely invalidate what you have just said? If you have full faith and still seek proof then you would see any insignificant event as proof when you momentarily forget that the world still continues to turn while you desperately look for it.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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"disgusting post.

Love is Truth. Love Women.. Love Men.. Love your self.

You Don't know God."


How was it disgusting? I did not hate her, I was not even trying to be cruel. Only direct... definitely not trying to be grotesque...

Sorry if it came across that way.

You are correct! Love DOES = Truth! Because God is Love and also Truth!

However, this must mean that you do not listen entirely to Love, because you do not entirely posess the Truth.

You say love yourself, however, Luke 14:26 clearly states that you should hate yourself, not love yourself.

"Love your neighbor as you love yourself" This means feel with compassion as you would feel with compassion about yourself or your own pain you'd suffer. Also, couldn't it also be taken... combined with the other passage... that, possibly, you should hate your neighbor as well as yourself? Study closely here.

No, no, I'd say.

Love your neighbor, of course, as you would yourself. Yes, relate to your neighbor so that he is cared for as you automatically can relate to your own self and your own pain.

But still, hate and deny yourself.



I wouldn't compare that I know God or Jesus any better than you, but...

It would seem your statement was quite untruthful and that Jesus is the Truth, thereby I believe maybe showing to which degree you know God yourself.


You assumed, it seemed, that I hated the woman, I didn't.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:39 AM
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I will allow you the opportunity to try and do your best attempt at converting me.

I am not a Christian. Nor do I follow or practice any other religion.

I do however believe in God. I'm willing to hear what you have to preach.

But, I hope you don't just tell me that Jesus is the way to salvation.

So make it good and tell me why I should practice Christianity instead of following my own spiritual path.

EDIT:

FYI - The center of a flower is called the eye or the disk.
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by tgalahan2



You assumed, it seemed, that I hated the woman, I didn't.






I don't think he assumed that you hated women, but, the comment you made certainly made it seem like you and your religion don't see them as equal to men.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:45 AM
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"Love thy neighbor as thyself" That means Love thyself who is all... Everything you judge in other people is what you don't like somewhere deep down in your self
or you judge harshly others that mirror a suppressed desire to be bad in some way..


just LOVE.. Love is free expression. Women can speak and can be leaders and can teach men A lot when we may need to sit down and listen..

Balance yourself in yourself and you will find much of the bible is mans ultimate instruction book to the perfect life ON EARTH as Masters.. minus the disease and goat herding..


There is some truth in the principle of male and female.. It IS creation, but I think the bible got it way wrong, and if you Study Hermetics you would see this..



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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I feel a little bit sorry for you OP.

If you want to discuss Christianity in absolute terms then go and join a bible studies group at your local church or a Christianity forum.

ATS will take your believes and tear them to bits, religion has its place it’s not on ATS.

If you start bible bashing, people will rightly point out many facts that will make you question your faith. For example people will start pointing out the birthday of Jesus is wrong and you’re actually celebrating on a Pagan holiday then you will also find out form ATS that most of the bible has been rewritten to suit man, in other words it is not the “absolute word of God”. Then people will start to point out inconsistencies in the bible, how there are some books missing, discuss the evils of Christianity and so on. Eventually, and you may not think it now, you will start to question your faith and if you don’t do that you will be totally freaked out by it when people start discussions about revelations or the 3 days of darkness and so on.

If you are looking to discuss your faith then ATS is not the place to do it.

If you want to discuss conspiracies then feel free to continue, that is why most of us are here, not because we are all part of some other kind of conspiracy as you have stated.

Based on your OP I do not think you are going to be on ATS much. "



I've been through greater tests than simply some replies on ATS. I feel fine, except a bit tired, and I'm going to rest now. My faith hasn't been tested like you suggest, not even close. and that is due to no lack of your own here at ATS.

Also, I haven't ever known Christmas to be the Birthday of Jesus myself.

I just know that some people believe it is. If someone said Christmas wasn't Jesus' birthday... I wouldn't say they were wrong. I don't know.


Also, once again, I do not believe the bible is the word of God, nor does the Bible even say it is the word of God.


it says it is "God-breathed"


In fact, John 1 and John 1:14 clearly clarify that Jesus is the Word of God.


Therefore, by listening to the real word of God, Jesus Christ, I can discern what is and isn't on par in the modern day Bible.

I would say that the modern day Bible is plenty sufficient scripture in most regards.


But that's all it is, is God-Breathed scripture (if you want to say "that's ALL it is"...) it isn't the Word of God.


Jesus is.




Regarding inconsistencies, I haven't really found any in the Bible.


There are many popular "inconsistencies" which people try to show in the Bible, but I have time and time again shown how they are not contradictory nor inconsistencies. They were simply misunderstood.


I do not question my Faith. my youth is well and done. I experience objectivity and the "reality" which many of you experience that seems to exist without God, but my faith does and will remain.


I have fallen short of the Glory of God, but we have all done so differently.


The bible does not say we are all created equal. That is the constitution or what have you of the USA.


My trials thus far would be for nought (naught?) if I were so persuaded to lose faith in a discussion here.


I came fully prepared.



Oh, and I would love to discuss inconsistencies some time... and this is not a cop out... but...

You must realize that I have responded to each and every post that was written.


So, please... I need to rest... and I probably won't catch up with the rest of them.



This is my last message for now, maybe ever on this thread.


I hope I relayed something to someone.



Make a thread sometime on inconsitencies in the Bible, and I'll try to be there.






-Toby Galahan



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by tgalahan2
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You are a liar, but a mouthful one.

I can hear your heart to an extent. You are still strong in heart for the Lord, but do please return to confessing by mouth, sir.

You keep his commandments daily, you keep his essence, keep his total truth as best as you can, too.


Do remember, or learn for the first time where those Holy, Good and Impossible things come from.





Well that escalated quickly lol. I am going to assume for the sake of argument you actually hold what all your writing in this thread to actually be true to you heart and not label you a troll. But to help you understand a bit I keep no commandments daily. Nor do I feel any need for confessing of anything wrong I have done.
I do hope you can find a better way to approach people in the future if you honestly wish to spread your message. Your current way isn't working out to well. If you will do that little bit I will work on my lying....



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by drivers1492


Well that escalated quickly lol. I am going to assume for the sake of argument you actually hold what all your writing in this thread to actually be true to you heart and not label you a troll. But to help you understand a bit I keep no commandments daily. Nor do I feel any need for confessing of anything wrong I have done.
I do hope you can find a better way to approach people in the future if you honestly wish to spread your message. Your current way isn't working out to well. If you will do that little bit I will work on my lying....


You know...I just don't understand how all these religious wars start. I'm sure people of different religions could sit down and talk about their beliefs in a calm and rational manner and learn how to integrate them bringing peace and fluffiness to an otherwise dark and cruel situation.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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So that's it then? From what I have read, everything you have said has been torn to shreds and you haven't even responded with anything except straw-man arguments.

Anyway, I'll leave you with this:




Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?"
Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?!"
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Jykan

Originally posted by drivers1492


Well that escalated quickly lol. I am going to assume for the sake of argument you actually hold what all your writing in this thread to actually be true to you heart and not label you a troll. But to help you understand a bit I keep no commandments daily. Nor do I feel any need for confessing of anything wrong I have done.
I do hope you can find a better way to approach people in the future if you honestly wish to spread your message. Your current way isn't working out to well. If you will do that little bit I will work on my lying....


You know...I just don't understand how all these religious wars start. I'm sure people of different religions could sit down and talk about their beliefs in a calm and rational manner and learn how to integrate them bringing peace and fluffiness to an otherwise dark and cruel situation.



Yeah, but that would require compromise instead of total dominance. How can you get people to see the wisdom of compromise when they're playing a game of winner-take-all?

When you learn how to fix someone's one-track mind. You let me know, okay? And I'll help implement it.
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha


Yeah, but that would require compromise instead of total dominance. How can you get people to see the wisdom of compromise when they're playing a game of winner-take-all?

When you learn how to fix someone's one-track mind. You let me know, okay? And I'll help implement it.
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I know....I was being sarcastic. Won't hold it against you though...lol...it's quite east to take things that cannot possibly make sense as literal in this thread.
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Jykan
I know....I was being sarcastic. Won't hold it against you though...lol...it's quite east to take things that cannot possibly make sense as literal in this thread.
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I am pretty sure you said that last post with a straight face, but I can't stop laughing..

Oh thank you.. hahaha.. I took it the same way he did btw..
O eM Geezus as my girl loves to say..

Wow.. See that's what I have most of my faith invested in.. Humanity, Humor, Love, Future, good times..
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