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Mon, Feb 18, 2013 - 3:48pm (Reply to #20)
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Simple things

I find the best things in life are also the most simple. The most complex thoughts or mechanisms are always made better distilled down to there most simple forms.

Truth is simple.

Glad you stopped by, thanks for sharing.

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 - 4:07pm
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Simple things

Thanks, Harald, I got a good chuckle from your comments.

The ladies do seem overly intelligent most times don't they.

Hmm Maybe we could learn ....som..

Naah.

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 2:00am
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Bob

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Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 12:05pm
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A journey always

A journey always starts with the first step.

The path to truth starts with a desire to know, a question bubbles up to the surface of our consciousness, it may not always be the same question in everyone, but it starts a quest.

A quest as to the purpose, the point of our existence, or even if there is a purpose.

This question once asked, will result in a journey throughout ones entire life.

Answers sought and found usually lead to more questions, more study more learning.

Learning history, the stories of others, learning the history you have been taught is not really true, learning your teachers don't always know the truth, that the history they were taught was not in fact the truth.

The world is filled with teachers teaching truths which actually are not truths but doctrines, designed, not to help locate the path to answers but to obscure ,to hide the true paths. To offer detours instead of accurate directions.

Negotiating this maze requires dedication as it is easy to settle for a truth, a path that fits, that satiates the questions. This convenient truth may be easy to settle for, the belief that you have found the purpose and found others to reinforce this in your minds certainty. Soft and cushy the mind is content moving on to more pleasant endeavors.

Time passes events occur, big and small, eventually something occurs that sparks a flicker, a whiff, something is not quite right, a pang of guilt, a sense of resentment, that maybe someone of your fellow believers is caught in a lie or has taken a hippocritical stance on an issue of belief or has compromised on issue for personal gain or perpetuation of power or position.

The questions may again start to niggle there way back, to the forefront of your mind forcing reflection, consideration of original beliefs.

Is this the real deal am I being led down the garden path for some nefarious reason, who can I turn to for answers.

Well really there is really only one person ultimately that person is You.

By their fruitage ye shall know them, or in modern phrase, 'deeds speak volumes'.

If you want the truth You have to earn it, you have to work at it, want it desire it with all your being, all your heart.

It's work hard work, nothing worthwhile is easy and if you ask big questions, don't expect answers to fall into your lap, lies will jump into your lap, but truth is illusive and exceedingly beautiful when ultimately found. Truth is beauty and love and simplicity.

Truth is God, Truth is the Creator, Truth is the Almighty, the air in your nostrils, the breath crossing your lips, Truth is the one who splashed the heavens with stars, and knows their number and has named each one.

The search for God is the purpose of life on earth, finding Him, getting to know Him and His purpose for mankind is the answer to all the questions. The Lord provides Peace and tranquility to troubled souls.

This is not just My opinion this is the Truth, if Your truly looking with a contrite humble heart no matter what Your life has amounted to up until this point, all will be forgiven. The Lord Jesus provides salvation to all comers, during this period of grace we are currently in, ask and You shall receive, no sin is too great to be forgiven, no heart too evil to find salvation through Jesus Christ. the din of joy is always loudest in Heaven when one of the farthest a field lambs, are found and returned to the fold.

Christ is standing outside your door, he is knocking at Your door. All You have to do to have everlasting life in heaven on earth is accept Jesus into your heart, admit that You have sinned, ask for forgiveness with a contrite and humble heart, and through Jesus Christ ransom sacrifice, and resurrection, salvation and a path to the Almighty is opened for you, learn what and who God is, grow close to Him, the Alpha and Omega, the Loving Father ,Yahweh, Jehovah, The Creator, all these names are His the Most High.

And never again will You walk alone, Jesus the beloved Son, the King of Kings, The Prince of Peace, will walk with You. The Loving Father in Heaven will hear Your prayers and Guide your way delivering You from Evil . Fear is replaced with Hope . Hope of an eternal life free from sickness and death. Sin and War, will be things not remembered.

Enduring Joy and peace, true happiness is what awaits all Mankind, This is the Almighty's, The Lord's purpose for Mankind and for the Earth, paradise on Earth, Heaven on Earth. ' Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven'.

The Good Lord did not create Our lovely planet, to let a few Evil Fallen Angels destroy it. He didn't Create Mankind so that a prideful Satan could send us unto the Path of destruction. This is a test of Man And Man's free will, can we do the right thing, can We wash our robes white through the blood of Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice and the salvation it provides?

God's ultimate display of love for man, that He so loved man, He offered His only begotten Son as payment and ransom for Adam's original sin, one perfect man in exchange for another has bought salvation and repurchased man's souls. Its all so simple really. God is Love. Pure Love.

No when you find the Truth, You will never again walk alone, nor will You, Truth once found, ever walk in fear of any man or demon or beast, for death looses it power, it is never again something to be feared.

God Bless All

Thank You for reading;

Ps. J Jr. hope Your well. God Bless.

"Though you never saw him you love him." 

"Though you are not looking upon him at present, yet you exercise faith in him and are greatly rejoicing with an unspeakable and glorified joy, as you receive the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls".-1Peter(1;8,9)

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 2:49pm
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God's name is not God

"And what is God's name?" Glad you asked. This writing will help you to recognize the answer.

Before we get too deep into things, here are some hints to get you started. You already know God's name. Oh, yes, there are many, many names people have given to God, but He/She picked one and only one for Him/Herself. God's Real name is the same for all people everywhere. It matters not at all which religion or cultural heritage you are from! Truth transcends all boundaries we seek to erect. And no matter who you are or where you are from, you have known this Name from the day your mind first began to awake. You see it and hear it each and every day.

"I am" is the English translation of the meaning of God's personal name.

The English transliteration of God's personal name is YHWH.

The four Hebrew letters transliterated YHWH are:

 a Yod, rhymes with "rode", which we transliterate "Y"

 a He, rhymes with "say", which we transliterate "H"

 a Vav, like "lava", which we transliterate "W" or "V"

 another He

Originally Hebrew (we're talkin' over 3000 years ago, folks!) didn't have any vowels, and was written right to left.

So let's summarize.

God's name, as written in Hebrew right to left:

Spelled left to right:

Transliterated into English: YHWH

With vowels added: YAHWEH

Translated: I AM WHO I AM

read more... 

https://www.yhwh.com/GINGN/gingn.htm

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 2:53pm
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God's name..

What then? He used flesh and bone!! And He spelled YHWH like this:

That's you!!!!!!

read more link..

https://www.yhwh.com/GINGN/gingn.htm

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 3:01pm
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Ten Comandments

So what was written on those two tablets Moses received from God, after forty days and forty nights?

We have probably all heard them at one time or another?

How many cane you remember?

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 3:33pm
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Why does God let bad things happen.

God is the essence of Love, a benevolent Loving Father.

When we lose a child, a friend or someone dear to us, or something really tragic occurs in the 'bigger world', around us.

Many people ask.

Where was God, why would he let this happen?

This is a central question, one of several, I have wrestled with, a stumbling block I had to overcome on My journey to the Lord.

For now, I will attempt to offer some of my insights into this commonly pondered question.

Lets start at the beginning.

1/ Gods purpose, create a Paradise on Earth and have Adam and, Eve populate the Earth, ruled by God.

2/ Enter the serpent the Devil, Satan, he convinces Eve to rebel against God's will by eating of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, claiming God is lying and Eve will not die and will be like God having knowledge of good and bad.

3/ This is a claim or accusation that God lied to Eve, and that God has been 'withholding good' from his subjects, with this Satan charged that God is a bad ruler. He questioned Gods 'sovereignty', his 'right to rule'.

By rebelling against Jehovah, Adam and Eve decided that they did not need God's rulership and that they could decide for themselves how to live and govern their lives, free will was always their prerogative, they rebelled and listened to the lies of Satan and thereby, chose Satan over God.

4/God cast them out of Eden, and Death, Wickedness, and Suffering entered the world, under the Evil leadership of Satan. Satan deceived Adam and Eve into believing that they could rule themselves, thereby tricking them into following him, and not God.

5/ Now God is the Almighty, He could have 'smote' Satan for his lies but that would not have quelled the rebellious spirit of Man, nor the other rebellious Angels, (spirit creatures), Demons that follow Satan, witnessing these events.

I feel, God has determined that He must allow Man and Satan an allotment of time to demonstrate, 'The Lie', that their rulership is superior, to Gods.

That man does not need Gods sovereignty! 

That 'Mankind', can in fact govern itself without, domination to the detriment of anyone, with equality, justice and integrity.

This is 'The Lie', that Satan perpetrates, and God has allowed Satan time to demonstrate his solution to Mankinds' governance.

" The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one" (1 John 5:19)

Well how is that working for you?

The time allotted has allowed Man to experiment with self rule, a multitude of governments, all eventually failing to be beneficial to all, with no haves and have nots, no greed and malice toward one another, no conflict, war or domination of the few to the detriment and oppression of many.

Man has free will and has been allowed to prove he can govern, Satan is the one in control of the World for an allotted time to prove his Lie.

We can all see the the results, Satan is failing to prove his case.

Jehovah is the Almighty, He could intervene and prevent the works of the devil, calamity, death, starvation, evil men from doing evil deeds, but that would in effect be helping Satan's case, that Man can govern himself without God's guidance.

So you see Jehovah could, but, He won't, not until the allotted time has passed, and that time is running out!

"He who carries on sin originates with the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, namely, to break up the works of the Devil." ( 1 John 3:8)

He will abyss the rebellious Satan and his demons, and smote the evil men, the unrighteous souls of wickedness. 

So when we look around at the unfairness, the wickedness and the tragic misfortune that befalls our friends and families, the loss of loved ones, know to, that this will end.

The Almighty will make things right in due time, in the mean time, I offer prayers to the victims, their families and friends, that the 'Great Comforter' will strengthen and sustain them in their time of need.

God's peace and blessing be upon You

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 - 1:33am
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Religion - -

Religion is based on the assumption that a whole bunch of old stories stolen from history are truth. Apart from that nothing solid exists to suggest any of it is true. It would be reasonable to believe in religion if anything good had become of it. But I Haven't been able to find a thing.

In high tide fish eat the ants, in low tide ants eat the fish. - Thai proverb
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 - 7:42pm
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Sun, Feb 24, 2013 - 12:12am (Reply to #30)
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Truth

What you say is very reasonable, atarangi.

God is not going to show his face to anyone that firmly believes the sentiments that you presented in your comment. If you have stiffened your neck and hardened your heart, your eyes will not see and your ears will not hear.

Unfortunately the 'Empire of false Religion', has taken God's purpose, and Jesus's good news of everlasting life in God's Heaven here on earth, and subverted these teachings.

The various so called, organized, Church's of God, or 'official Christendom', have engaged in unholy alliances with Kings and Princes, of the earth to rule and subjugate citizens of the realm.

God and State, rule different dominions, one earthly the other spiritually.

Wars are fought for Country, resources, treasure, power and pride, not God, this is where religion gets a bad reputation, if a war is claimed to be a war of religion, it is not in any way sanctioned by God, so therefore it is a ruse of false religion. 

No wonder many choose to be agnostic or atheistic.

I took years looking for a church to belong to as, 'ye shall know them by their fruits', and I found them all wanting in their doctrine, and governance.

Finally, I gave up and chose to read scripture and identify true Christians, individually, as persons. All Churches have true believers, devout honest hearted ones, in them regardless of clerical hierarchies.

Governments and Organized Religion have tried to use religion as a means of control of the masses, to accumulate wealth and power,not exactly godly pursuits, Christ does not side with worldly governments.

God does not bless one side of a war, against the other side of a war.

These endeavors are mans follies, God has no stake in the outcome of wars, football games or boxing matches.

God does not condone killing, the atrocities committed supposedly in His name, are not backed by Scripture or Biblical teachings.

These 'Pogroms' and 'Inquisitions' have no basis in scripture, only corrupt Church doctrines, and evil corrupt church officials, hand in hand with political rulers. 

Church history is filled with evil men following extreme sinful behavior, Satan has corrupted many a good man.

Apostate Christianity is a weapon, wielded by Satan, to confuse and drive away honest hearted people, so they will not find the path to salvation, everlasting life through Jesus Christ's, ransom sacrifice and resurrection. 

Wars waged between religious fanatics, who both claim 'Gods blessing' for their side, are not worshiping the Almighty, or they would know that scripture does not defend their beliefs, they are following a 'god', but not the 'only living God' Jehovah.

To find the good in religion requires an open mind, an honest heart and quite a bit of reading of scripture, not having your ears tickled by so called 'clerics', the Cafeteria Christians, the ones that pick and choose what Scripture fits with our PC, modern Society. 

There was a reason, for the 'Church' not wanting to translate the Bible into English, Spanish,etc. from the original Hebrew and Greek.

Without translation, they could 'tell you', what the book says.

If you want to find the good in Religion, read for yourself, all the best to You.

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 - 2:59am
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Religion - -

Religion is a creation of the manipulative powers that be. The real God is alive and well within our hearts. Your wisdom is good, but true wisdom must come direct from the heart. The problem with collectivism is that we organise ourselves like an ant colony. Blindly accepting our designated purpose. The truly enlightened person must cast aside his or her conditioning and seek guidance within themselves. Anything else is acceptance of a system of exploitation and greed that only benefits a few powerful people. People are far greater than ants. All human greatness is achieved by individuals. Religion has been like a handbrake on human progress.

In high tide fish eat the ants, in low tide ants eat the fish. - Thai proverb
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 - 11:37am
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Good Morning

atarangi, thank you, again for sharing your view points.

I read truth in your words.

"Religion is a creation of the manipulative powers that be. The real God is alive and well within our hearts. Your wisdom is good, but true wisdom must come direct from the heart. " " The problem with collectivism is that we organize ourselves like an ant colony. Blindly accepting our designated purpose. "

The above statements are hard to disagree with because they are true.

"The truly enlightened person must cast aside his or her conditioning and seek guidance within themselves. Anything else is acceptance of a system of exploitation and greed that only benefits a few powerful people".

Again difficult, to find fault with the words here, except to say seeking a personal relationship with God, I believe, is not the same as joining a system of exploitation.

I have joined no such system, I have simply read Scripture, found beauty and truth in Jesus Christ.

Reading Christ's teachings, speaks directly to my soul, Christ did nothing, or said nothing that was not directly from, or in accord with Our Father, the Almighty God.

Learning about Jesus, teaches us about God, as Jesus was filled with and motivated by the Divine Spirit.

If you know Jesus, you know the Father.

Through Jesus, prayer to God, will be heard.

If you Give yourself to Jesus, ask forgiveness, honestly, you may ask for the Divine Spirit of God to be shared with you.

The Divine spirit will enter into your heart, as a torrent of a river, amazing love will fill your very essence, your soul will be filled.

A truly Divine experience, you may then read Scripture and have the words speak to your heart, have a conversation with God, be directed by Gods Holy Spirit.

To walk in the the Light, at one with God's will, is to join God, not a system, just the opposite.

To be directed by the holy spirit is to be reborn, into a spiritual existence, wholly apart from the fleshly concerns of self, self is offered to Jesus Christ, and through him to God.

Fleshly concerns, such as fear of man, or animal, or spirit, have no sway, death holds no sting.

Material wealth, position or power in this life mean nothing, these are temporal, spiritual salvation and everlasting life is the goal, sacred service to God, storing up treasure in heaven.

Finding the cramped road and walking through the narrow gate, guiding as many other lambs as can be found, to the same path.

"Beloved ones, let us continue loving one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born from God. He that does not love has not come to know God, because God is love. By this the love of God was made manifest in our case, because sent forth his only-begotten Son into the world that we might gain life through him." -1 John (4:7,8,9)

"If anyone makes the statement:" I love God" and yet is hating his brother, he is a liar. For he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot be loving God whom he has not seen." -1 John (4:20)

The current System of things, the wars, the greed, the lying, the theft, the suffering, the sickness, the hunger, the evil, will be replaced by God.

As in heaven, so on earth.

I have an earthly hope to join the great crowd, to many to number, as the sands of the desert, in Jehovah's 'New Heaven' on earth, ruled by Jesus Christ, a place where sickness, death, hunger do not exist, a place of resurrection, of loved ones, indefinite life spans, filled with Joy and Song.

"With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. the former things have passed away." -Rev(21:3,4)

And the one seated on the throne said: "Look! I am making all things new." Also, he says: "Write, because these words are faithful and true." And he said to me: "They have come to pass! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To anyone thirsting I will give from the fountain of the water of life free. Anyone conquering will inherit these things, and I shall be his God and he will be my son. -Rev (21: 5,6,7,)

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 - 3:31am
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Enlightenment and truth - -

The problem with J.C. is that it's just a story.Nothing solid to suggest he ever lived. It's just words. Lots of great wisdom and inspiration. It was all put together by manipulative people who new how to make a buck. The Bible, just like the Koran has a dark side. Namely hundreds of quotes that justify subjugation, torture, rape of non believers. The Bible almost certainly holds the record for the most suffering and interference in human developement. Throughout history it has been Individuals that have driven human progress. Individuals are seen as a threat to the church. The fact is that religion has had a negative influence on truth and enlightenment.

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Tue, Feb 26, 2013 - 10:39pm (Reply to #35)
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I could argue, but to what end?

atarangi wrote:

The problem with J.C. is that it's just a story.Nothing solid to suggest he ever lived. It's just words. Lots of great wisdom and inspiration. It was all put together by manipulative people who new how to make a buck. The Bible, just like the Koran has a dark side. Namely hundreds of quotes that justify subjugation, torture, rape of non believers. The Bible almost certainly holds the record for the most suffering and interference in human developement. Throughout history it has been Individuals that have driven human progress. Individuals are seen as a threat to the church. The fact is that religion has had a negative influence on truth and enlightenment.

Thank you for your point of view, I will have to agree to disagree with your assessment, that Jesus Christ is just a story.

From around 33AD a lot of folks, talked and preached, wondering about the Middle east in the ancient Roman empire, a hot topic of the times, were the teachings of an extraordinary fellow called Jesus the Nazarene.

On the balance of probability, I would guess that Christ did in fact live as a real flesh and blood man.

Evil men have existed for through out history, clergy of various Churches, Secret Societies, Kings, Lords, Emperors, Caesars, Merchants, Pirates, Scholars, Generals, Tyrants, and Bankers, and Aristocracies.

The one thing all these have in common is rapacious appetites for power and treasure, and little regard for facilitating mankind's progress, and betterment.

Oppression and servitude has been rule, the most evil and treacherous, the most vicious and brutal, always float to the top.

To lay the the blame on religion solely, it would seem, is to disregard human nature.

The inner enlightenment contained within our hearts, can only be broadened, when full bellies, and selfless behaviour become the rule and not the exception.

Man would have to be inherently good, and not prone to corruption.

I see little evidence that this is in fact the case.

Edit/

Now I have read through this, my latest, post and can find nothing worth reading in it.

I want to encourage participation on this tread, but I was hoping for more anecdotes, chuckles, smiles, uplifting content.

I don't mind positive spiritual discussion, but I know and you know, that there is little chance of me convincing anyone who doesn't believe in God, that there is in fact a God.

So If you don't believe in God, please lets discuss something else.

Thank you

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 I do believe in God - That's the whole point. Christians claim God for themselves and that I cannot use the word God because I do not believe in the christian faith. Christians have totally blown it by abusing children and killing all those who don't follow them. You are a good person but you have failed to realise that goodness is in the heart - not the Bible which is a document of control.

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atarangi wrote: I do believe

atarangi wrote:

 I do believe in God - That's the whole point. Christians claim God for themselves and that I cannot use the word God because I do not believe in the christian faith. Christians have totally blown it by abusing children and killing all those who don't follow them. You are a good person but you have failed to realise that goodness is in the heart - not the Bible which is a document of control.

Good morning, I thought I would repost an excerpt of a earlier post from the previous page, hopefully it will convey my belief that the bible clearly states, that Christians do not have an exclusive right to salvation.

Apostle Paul to the Romans

"Or is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the people of the nations? Yes of the people of the nations also,"-Ro(3:29)

The ones knowing the laws and following them in Christ, but also the ones not hearing of the Almighty's laws, for how can one be judged under the law if they are not knowing of the law?

"For whenever people of the nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having the law, are a law unto themselves.-Ro(2:14)

"They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them and, between their own thoughts they are being accused or even excused."-Ro(2:15)

ref. Ro(26, 27,28)

"But he is a Jew who is one on the inside, and his circumcision is that of the heart by spirit, and not by written code. The praise of that one comes, not from men but from God." -Ro(2:29)

These ones shall be judged by God according to their hearts and the laws written there through God's divine spirit , all peoples of the earth shall be saved through Jesus's ransom sacrifice and the undeserved kindness of God.

"Happy are those whose lawless deeds have been pardoned and whose sins have been covered; happy is the man whose sin Jehovah will by no means take into account."-Ro (4:7,8)

"For all who are led by Gods spirit, these are God's sons."-Ro(8:14)

"For you did not receive a spirit of slavery causing fear again, but you received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which we cry out: ABBA, Father!"-Ro(8:15)

"The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are Gods children."- Ro(8:16)

So all reading here, discern salvation to everlasting life is possible with an honest heart and righteous conduct.

The undeserved kindness of God is available to all of Adams seed, being Christian I know this to be true, from Scripture.

"After these things I saw and, Look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep on crying with a loud voice, saying: Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb." -Rev.( 7:9 , 10) 

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atarangi wrote.. "I do

atarangi wrote..

"I do believe in God - That's the whole point. Christians claim God for themselves and that I cannot use the word God because I do not believe in the christian faith"

This is a strange position to take, Islam, Judaism, Christianity are all claiming to worship the same Almighty God.

I don't see how Christianity prevents you from using the word God.

I suppose, it depends on who, the God you believe in is.

Buddhists believe in Buddha, this is their God.

Saying Christians claim God for themselves is like saying Buddhists claim Buddha for themselves, and complaining you can't worship Buddha without following the teachings of Buddhism. 

Christianity, the religion of following the teachings of Christ, people striving to refine their souls, and to emulate Christ, true devout believers, people who believe Christ is God's only begotten Son, sacrificed, and resurrected, died and born again in Gods Holy Spirit through Christ's ransom blood sacrifice, do not prevent you in any way from worshiping your God, anymore than Buddhists prevent you from worshipping your God. 

"Big powerful churches that have lost their way, and no longer follow Christ, in the manner listed above are a menace to themselves and to mankind.

"Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it ; anything but live for it. Where true religion has prevented one crime, false religion have afforded a pretext for a thousand."

quote- Charles Caleb Colton (1825)

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It is clear that you don't like organized religions, they are control mechanisms, I would agree with this point.

But, I differentiate between, being a believing Christian and reading the Bible, to having the Bible read to me, by an organized Clergyman of any of the various Main stream Churches.

 I will say there are many, Members and Clergyman, of these institutions, who are true believers and walk in the truth.

It is the governance that has been fooled and usurped. Self perpetuation seems, the main purpose of their existence, dallying in politics, accumulating vast quantities of treasure, are the foremost endeavors of most of these institutions, not teaching Jesus Christ's message of salvation.

Unscriptural dogma and doctrine have compromised these institutions, in my view, relieving them of their morality and ability to shepherd to flock in truth.

Apostate Christendom is prophesied in the Bible, and you don't have to look very hard to find it.

Good people can be found in any and every church.

They can be found, having never been in a church, having never read a book of any kind, Gods law is written on their hearts by God himself. 

Organized Religion, has slighted God, over and over, because they have been the target of Satan, and have been used as a tool, by Satan to twist God's true message, to confuse and cause rejection of God, by otherwise Godly people.

Evil men have usurped these institutions original purpose, of true worship and sacred service to Almighty God.

Satanists, and those under Satan's powers, are promoting 'Self 'as the path to enlightenment, this is the 'Original Sin' repackaged for modern consumption.

We don't need God, we can through meditation, contemplation, throwing of the bonds of control mechanisms, 'Self', can achieve 'God consciousness', spiritual awakening from within etc.

This is exactly what Eve was told, by the serpent, God lied to you, if you eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of good and bad, you will surely not die, and you will become as God. This self enlightenment lie, is out of the same 6000 year old story book that you reject as a fable.

"Do what thou shalt", shall be the only law".

Satanist Teachings

Allister Crowley

God gave mankind laws to follow to get along, the Bible is a Guide book to these laws, before the Bible and after, some men on earth had these laws, written by God on their hearts.

Any man who has these laws written on his heart, come Judgement Day, the day they meet their Maker, will be weighed and found to be worthy or unworthy.

You come into this world with two things, Innocence and integrity.

When you leave this world and meet your maker, you can bring back only one of these things and that is integrity.

Live accordingly, Love your brother, and love God.

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 - 2:51am
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Stolen stories

I have seen movies and read articles stating that the Holy Bible, is stolen from or plagiarized from some heathen, or pagan religions, and that these teachings are perpetuated to control everyone on earth with fear, fire and brimstone, everlasting torment in hell etc. therefore, the Bible is not a true and accurate historical account, just a copy of the ancient mystery religions.

This is an untruth. Quite the reverse actually. 

This is New Age spiritual awakening meme, which is itself just a plagiarized, repackaging of teachings, founded on old pagan beliefs, deity worship, polytheistic worship of gods from ancient Babylon. The Fallen Angels, Spirit creatures, Demons, (all names for the same things) make up the plethora of deities worshiped, and idolized as gods, the entities that taught mankind the mystery secrets, forbidden by God, to be taught to man.

 Spiritism, divining, conjuring, mysticism, magic, channeling spirits, the new Christ conscience, God conscience, promoted to be available to all mankind, simply by shedding control mechanisms and tapping into the oneness of humanities collective consciousness, etc., is nothing but the old mystery religion's evil.

Arrogance, to think that man can equal God, the copy exceeding or equaling the original.

Sinful, identical to Satan's belief.

Selfness, and hubris combine creating a so called awakening, a Self elevation, a grand Self delusion, as in I can attain God's mind, I am equal, even superior to God, is exactly what Satan did through pride and arrogance, he thought to become more than his Creator, the Pot becoming more than the Potter! 

The truth is the Babylonian Empire that propagated this type of teaching, was founded by Nimrod, seed of Cain, son of Adam, Cain killed Able his brother, God punished Cain and sent him away. Cain sinned influenced by the serpent, the Fallen One, Lucifer the Accuser, the destroyer.

Of course Satan is going to model his version of history, so as to deceive and confuse, Satan copies, he reverses, he lies, everything good is bad and everything bad is good.

All of this New age ascendancy to the next level of awakening is nothing but man falling for the same old lie, the same lie that Adam fell for.

Sat, Mar 2, 2013 - 1:55pm
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End times are written about

End times are written about extensively in the Bible.

Events foretold by Prophets, men God chose to speak to, and compelled to speak Gods Messages to their contemporaries.

Men who were tasked with delivering God's laws, His warnings, His prompts to return to His will, and His judicial decisions.

God spoke directly to some as with Moses, or through His Son Jesus, or through intermediaries as Angels.

Prophets were visited by Gods heavenly servants, Gabriel, Michael, and other Angels.

God has been giving his children direction through his servants, for a very long time.

The prophesies in the Bible, have proven very accurate throughout history, and should be considered accurate in present time as well.

As a bible student, one can read these prophetic Scriptures, and get a sense of where we are in relation to events foretold, signs and events coming to pass, give us benchmarks to evaluate what should unfold next. 

I do not claim to be a prophet, I am but a humble servant of Christ, but as a servant of Christ, it is incumbent on me, as it is upon all followers of Christ, to find as many of Gods' stray sheep as we can, and proclaim the Good News.

Dust off that Bible, crack it open and read it, Your soul and salvation may depend on it. 

Read it to yourself, read it to your kids, read it to your mom, read it to your dog, but just read it.

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