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Originally posted by granoladude
Although you make interesting points, I think we forget that not everyone in America wants war and is after killing the environment. It seems that this is putting a mass blanket on America and the world saying that everyone is after eachother and that the idea of love has been lost.
THE PURPOSE OF AFFLICTION
"But, my son, you should know that the Father does not purposely afflict his children. Man brings down upon himself unnecessary affliction as a result of his persistent refusal to walk in the better ways of the divine will. Affliction is potential in evil, but much of it has been produced by sin and iniquity. Many unusual events have transpired on this world, and it is not strange that all thinking men should be perplexed by the scenes of suffering and affliction which they witness. But of one thing you may be sure: The Father does not send affliction as an arbitrary punishment for wrongdoing. The imperfections and handicaps of evil are inherent; the penalties of sin are inevitable; the destroying consequences of iniquity are inexorable. Man should not blame God for those afflictions which are the natural result of the life which he chooses to live; neither should man complain of those experiences which are a part of life as it is lived on this world. It is the Father's will that mortal man should work persistently and consistently toward the betterment of his estate on earth. Intelligent application would enable man to overcome much of his earthly misery.
THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF SUFFERING
"Although transgression of divine law is sooner or later followed by the harvest of punishment, while men certainly eventually do reap what they sow, still you should know that human suffering is not always a punishment for antecedent sin.
Originally posted by Graystar
Judgment is coming to America, no doubt; but it is also coming to the entire world!!!And the birth pains are all around us you arrogant pieces of dust!
Originally posted by Chris McGee
I fail to see the conspiracy in this thinly veiled religious rant.
Originally posted by marg6043
Just one question . . . is this your version of doomsday prophecy?
Because if is, it belongs on religious conspiracy.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Once a post is posted, whether it is in the proper forum or not, it is beyond the control of any one but moderators and admin.
I don't see what good it serves to have people commenting on the location of a thread. Either you have a contribution to the discussion or you don't.
Originally posted by Chris McGee
......my contribution is god does not exist so the point is moot.....
Originally posted by mirror2U
Why God exists:
Thus it may be seen that religious longings and spiritual urges are not of such a nature as would merely lead men to want to believe in God, but rather are they of such nature and power that men are profoundly impressed with the conviction that they ought to believe in God. The sense of evolutionary duty and the obligations consequent upon the illumination of revelation make such a profound impression upon man's moral nature that he finally reaches that position of mind and that attitude of soul where he concludes that he has no right not to believe in God. The higher and superphilosophic wisdom of such enlightened and disciplined individuals ultimately instructs them that to doubt God or distrust his goodness would be to prove untrue to the realest and deepest thing within the human mind and soul--the divine Adjuster.
THE REALITY OF GOD
The actuality of the existence of God is demonstrated in human experience by the indwelling of the divine presence, the spirit Monitor sent from Paradise to live in the mortal mind of man and there to assist in evolving the immortal soul of eternal survival. The presence of this divine Adjuster* in the human mind is disclosed by three experiential phenomena:
1. The intellectual capacity for knowing God--God-consciousness.
2. The spiritual urge to find God--God-seeking.
3. The personality craving to be like God--the wholehearted desire to do the Father's will.
The existence of God can never be proved by scientific experiment or by the pure reason of logical deduction. God can be realized only in the realms of human experience; nevertheless, the true concept of the reality of God is reasonable to logic, plausible to philosophy, essential to religion, and indispensable to any hope of personality survival.
Those who know God have experienced the fact of his presence; such God-knowing mortals hold in their personal experience the only positive proof of the existence of the living God which one human being can offer to another. The existence of God is utterly beyond all possibility of demonstration except for the contact between the God-consciousness of the human mind and the God-presence of the Thought Adjuster that indwells the mortal intellect and is bestowed upon man as the free gift of the Universal Father.
* ORIGIN AND NATURE OF THOUGHT ADJUSTERS
MISSION AND MINISTRY OF THOUGHT ADJUSTERS
RELATION OF ADJUSTERS TO UNIVERSE CREATURES
RELATION OF ADJUSTERS TO INDIVIDUAL MORTALS
THE ADJUSTER AND THE SOUL
Originally posted by VekarI get sick of people who make religious rants and want a nation turned upside down so they can have their way with religion, ugh, thats why this nation was founded in the first place, to prevent that from happening (church and state intertwined).
In opposition to you, I think that all this is good, seperate politic and religion, and let the people do what they want, to a certain extand, and forget the stupid teaching of an old fantasy book. Imposing ANY religion is very stupid.
We have legalized killing (abortion).
We have complete acceptance of sexual fornication (sex before marriage....what ever happend to marrying a virgin? It use to be a honeymoon was when a man got "to know" his wife, and now a honeymoon is nothing more than an extravagent vacation)
We have accepted homosexuality (condemned by God and completely accepted by our media...Will & Grace, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy) anyone?).
We threw prayer out of the schools.
We bitch about the Ten Commandments being in Federal buildings or courthouses.
We ostracize, satire, mock His only son (remember the way the media responded to The Passion of Christ? and then South Park and their version.....)
More children are born nowadays out of wedlock then ever in America's history...
There is a huge tide of anti-Christian sentiment gaining momentum in America...
Religious holidays are being publicly stripped of their expression (in the secular world it's no longer Merry Christmas; it's Happy Holidays......)
Originally posted by Vitchilo
In opposition to you, I think that all this is good, seperate politic and religion, and let the people do what they want, to a certain extent, and forget the stupid teaching of an old fantasy book. Imposing ANY religion is very stupid.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Imposing ANY religion is very stupid.
Originally posted by CAPT PROTON
Well the ultimate punishment for everyone, you have to look no further than revelations.
Asteroid... plain and simple. It would be hell on earth for those unlucky enough to survive the inital strike. The doom is in the heavens.
Good advise! Thanks for the tip!
Save this line for God when you meet Him one day.
I'm sure He'll find it amusing.......not.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Remember when Jesus was asked if there was one way to sum up God's commandments and laws he said "love thy neighbor"
Love thy neighbor...dont condemn and be judgemental... in thye end....God will make the judgement calls....not us.