reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
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.
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.