Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by Akragon
Just out of curiosity, what do you think the significance is between three disciples being with Jesus in the garden, Peter falling asleep three times and Peter denying God three times?
How does the number three in this scenario correlate with Jesus being dead for three days, Jonah being in the belly of the whale for three days, a third temple possibly being raised, etc.?
ETA: Upon more research, these verses in Luke 22 stuck out for me. Luke 22:31-32. While researching these verses it led me to John 21 where once again we see significance in the number three. It says that the THIRD time that Jesus visited his disciples after his resurrection, he asked Simon Peter THREE times, "lovest thou me"?
The correlation between Jonas (Jonah) and his son, Simon Peter...
edit on 10-3-2013 by Deetermined because: (no reason given)
On a world like Earth where everyone is constantly lied to, what makes you think they would let the real truth out there like they have with the bible? If it really were the truth and the thing that saves everyone, wouldn't those in power have silenced it long ago? Why let "truth" spread like it has with the bible when they lie about everything else?
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by Deetermined
Look at the world today and tell me who you think has control over it. Do you really believe that a god of love could rule a world filled with so much hate and destruction? I don't think so.
If Satan has control over politics and everything in-between, what makes you think he wouldn't have control of religion as well? Especially the most popular one of all? You're dreaming if you think your religion is the only religion on this planet that has not and cannot be touched by Satan (man).
Satan has control of this planet and religion is how he took control in the first place, Christianity included. Peter founded the church along with Paul, Jesus called Peter Satan at one point, and Peter lied to and denied Jesus after his crucifixion.