Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
Well for me, most of those I have encountered that were reborns or very deep into their local small cult southern religions that cant believe in
dinosaurs or the true age of the earth or science in general are well simply uneducated.
I will admit that there are those who believe as you say (no dinosaurs etc.)
Then there are those who don't deny that there were dinosaurs and the caveman or Hominids etc. I have brought this up in various threads so many
Myself, as a reborn Christian, do believe there were life before man (Adam and Eve) were created. The answer lies between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis
To study, research, ask our Creator to guide us, will lead us to the only truth. I don't believe we came from any ape-like creature, or to be frank,
It states clearly in Genesis 1:1 that the Earth, Sun, Moon and stars (The Universe) were already created. In Genesis 1:2 it tells us that the Earth
was formless, empty and dark. Between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 is where Lucifer, by his freewill, decided he will be like his Creator and sit in the
heavens and rule.
That war happened between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Life could very well have existed on earth in other forms
before Genesis 1:2.
Anyone that thinks giving a certain percentage of their paycheck to "god" when the pastor is living high on the hog and they have much less, is
uneducated. I have a personal friend whom served god in a seminary for 20 plus years and left that life in distrust of the religion he so whole
heartedly supported after seeing what a lie religion really was. he became a science major professor, gaining an educated life. kinda ironic. There
are uneducated people on both sides, but it would seem that many in the religious community have been blinded by the faith that binds them
Anyone can go to a church and give and give, but money doesn't buy our Salvation. It is foolish to go to church and never have a personal relationship
with our Father, His Son and The Holy Spirit.
Salvation is FREE. It is given by Grace.
If the church asks but doesn't teach one the truth about God i.e; to have fellowship with God, The Son and Holy Spirit, (and that it is the only way)
it is not a church of God. It is all personal and Spiritual. To walk with The Bible ain't going to save us. To let the One who gave The Word to the
prophets/disciples to live in you, and you in Him will save you.
It is not only the church to be blamed here but your friend, too. Your friend should seek God, not put his trust in man. No man can save you.
Fact is: There are more and more churches not teaching what should be taught.
To be fair, money is needed for growth, to be used wisely. Self control (not to fall into greed) is needed for the church to Spiritually grow, as God
planned it. Unfortunately, greed is part of the desires of the flesh, and those churches who follow the greedy path will have hell to pay by leading
children of God away from Him. We should all be alert, very alert.
There is only one Truth. There is only one true Church. 3000+ denominations should tell us there is a big big BIG problem. Luckily, the only Truth
lies within us. We just need to open our eyes and see, open our ears and listen.
edit on 09/02/2012 by KaelemJames because: added