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Initial post: Jan 14, 2013 1:59:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 14, 2013 2:21:25 PM PST
evangelist says:
First, there are those who have blind faith in what they were born and raised in.
This is more of an intellectual faith, instead of a real spiritual faith (in the heart).
They are not true Christians unless somehow they move on to the next step ...

True Christians have had spiritual Truth about Jesus and His gospel
revealed to them by God.
God puts His Spirit inside of them, and they are born again (from above).

Sorry, but one simply cannot decide to believe, and then start believing.
It just does not work that way ...
and several have told me they have really tried, but they just cannot believe.

Questions are welcome!

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 5:06:53 PM PST
Ambulocetus says:
Christianity has produced some fascinating and useful moral teachings, and some excellent ways of talking about how to lead a meaningful and moral life.
Love and Living
The Courage to Be
Ethics

However, as a religion, there is no more reason to prefer Christianity to any other theistic faith--Islam, Judaism, etc. Nor is there any compelling reason to prefer Christianity to any of the world's NON-theistic faiths, such as Taoism or Zen. Nor is there any compelling reason to select one brand of Christianity over another.

Religion is like sports teams: people don't research which one is best and then root for it. They get stuck with one, and then behave AS THOUGH that one is best.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 5:23:21 PM PST
Mickey says:
How do you explain the fact Allah reveal the truth to Muslims, the Great Spirit reveal the truth to Native Americans, YHWH reveals the truth to Jews, etc?

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 5:47:39 PM PST
Mickey,

You can't analyze or question this stuff very closely, otherwise it just melts away like so much sugar which is found in a placebo pill.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 6:00:31 PM PST
Mickey says:
I do believe questioning people is better than sneering at them. Flaws in an argument are not revealed by sneering.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 6:05:28 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 6:06:23 PM PST
false

jesus proved who he was with the resurrection
other religions leaders never made the claims that He did that he was the Son of God

Christianity is the only correct choice

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 4:57:04 AM PST
Ambulocetus says:
So the religion with the most extraordinary claim in its holy books is the right one?

Something's missing from that approach. What could it be. . . ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 5:48:20 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
Good afternoon evangelist,

are you sure that "born again" means what you imply? Would it not be more accurate to say "receives God's spirit"?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 5:55:35 AM PST
M. Galishoff says:
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M. Galishoff says:
Mickey

They did not reveal the truth except YWYH.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:05:11 AM PST
I don't know exactly what the truth is, but I know exactly where to look for it.

Everywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:11:26 AM PST
>>.....what about those persons who have not "been saved" by accepting Jesus as their Lord & Savior? Many churches continue to teach that these persons will burn in hell for eternity. John Calvin taught "double predestination," meaning that God created some persons to send to heaven, some to hell. The individual person-according to double predestination-has nothing to do with where they go after death. Instead, God predestined their eternal fate when He created them.

With these teachings, the Church created a God far worse than the average human being. Who, of us, would dream of punishing one of our children for eternity? <<
From:http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/hellasdump.html

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:27:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013 6:27:50 AM PST
goblue says:
<<Buck:With these teachings, the Church created a God far worse than the average human being>>

Is this true? You said previosly - "I don't know exactly what the truth is".

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:33:13 AM PST
Mickey says:
How do you know this?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:34:35 AM PST
That is a quote from the cited webpage.

Not my words, as indicated.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:42:32 AM PST
Rubedo says:
evangelist says:
First, there are those who have blind faith in what they were born and raised in.
This is more of an intellectual faith, instead of a real spiritual faith (in the heart).
They are not true Christians unless somehow they move on to the next step ...

True Christians have had spiritual Truth about Jesus and His gospel
revealed to them by God.
God puts His Spirit inside of them, and they are born again (from above).

Sorry, but one simply cannot decide to believe, and then start believing.
It just does not work that way ...
and several have told me they have really tried, but they just cannot believe.

Rubedo:
And if they cannot believe, then they are lost, condemned through no fault of their own?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:45:29 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
Good afternoon Galishoff,

I think this is a dangerous statement, apart from being incorrect. It implies a predestination over-riding the free will and growth of conscience of people, in effect being born damned.

Where do you get your notion from exactly?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:57:53 AM PST
M. Galishoff says:
Scripture - Doctrine of election

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 7:02:45 AM PST
Mickey says:
How do you know scripture is correct?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 7:03:06 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
I don't think so. Is it not simply the portrayal which has been used to cajole and frighten people into believing?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 7:17:35 AM PST
goblue says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 7:19:20 AM PST
>>And if they cannot believe, then they are lost, condemned through no fault of their own?<<

Give me something worth believing and I'll seriously consider believing it.

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goblue says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 7:35:35 AM PST
M. Galishoff says:
Its Scripture. God's Word
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