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Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileuonton. Translated as "king of kings, ruling over rulers"
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Lot of information for new recruits packed into a mere article. Also has three medal of honor soundtracks to listen too while reading if you want. Enjoy.
Your new order of business now that you are a member of the Grand Army of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Well I watched Heaven Is for Real, it was not really a Christian film at all. Of course... Hollywood.
I looked him up. His views are fairly generic liberal athiest. But perhaps he's said something exceptionally malicious at some point, and I've missed it. His boon seems to be regarding Christians as intellectually inferior because they believe 'impossibilities' like the flood.
Athiests and Christians are enemies. No amount of friendly chatting can change that fact. Both worldviews, by merit of their existence, seek supremacy over the other. This is the true conflict in countries today - forget liberal and conservative: they're just masks for athiesm and Christianity. I can sympathise with athiests. They believe people are robbing themselves by believing nonsense. That... tingle of aggravation when people act beefheaded in the face of what you regard as flawless proof. Like when I try to convince certain people I know that human cloning is yet to be achieved.
"But in Sixth Day, with the Governator..."
"IT WAS A FILM."
"But the Vatican ordered it destroyed..."
"A FICTIONAL FILM!"
Note the difference between atheists and anti-theists. Christians and atheists can be friends. Christians and anti-theists who refuse to respect your religion should not be friends, in my opinion.
Still trying to figure out how to do the latter...
thats not true even yuri can admit atheists and christains can be friends.
technically christains are to to have no enemies remember love thy niebor?
We shouldn't pretend that one can be friends with an atheist. You don't have to hate them but how can two people with conflicting opinions and beliefs be true friends? I guess today's generation has a different definition of friend.
Yes they can be but it can become a tremendous burden upon the believer. This I know from personal experience. One person I know is an atheist but he at least respects my beliefs and doesn't talk trash about them. I've known him for more than 5 years now. Another person I know whom I would consider to be more like an acquaintance than a friend now. He used to be a Christian but got turned into one of those atheists that goes out of his way to insult your beliefs and argue with 99% of everything you say. The only reason I even still talk to him at all and haven't removed him from my facebook is I want to be able to be there when he realizes he's screwed up and sees the truth again. That and I believe anybody can be saved no matter what so I keep trying to get the wool from over their eyes. I have another friend who used to be a Satanist and got saved. If he could be saved, anybody can be.
Maybe the word 'enemy' is too thorny. Opponents, maybe? Don't misunderstand me; I'm not saying atheists and Christians shouldn't be friends. I'm just saying there are irreconcilable barriers.
I'm not saying "KILL THE ATHEIST" BURN THEM TO HELL AND BACK!!!" but we must remember that they don't follow God. They deny Christ before man (and thus Christ denies them to the angels in Heaven and also to our Father) and they practice things that we consider sin (fornication, masturbation etc). Now, I'm not calling them evil because evil is murder, rape and so on but they aren't exactly friend material for the Christian and likewise. Not all seek to listen to the gospel because some have heard it. It was said that during the last days, godlessness would be high and people will have hardened their hearts against the truth. In this day and age, there are many who will refuse to listen and they are beyond our help because Satan owns them.
To find God, you must first seek him, then you must knock on his glorious door to his great Kingdom and then you must ask him to let you in and he will! And behold, truth, knowledge, mercy and forgiveness awaits you!
I'm not sure about this. I know an atheist at college and he constantly brings religion up. Say something about God, even in a non-religious way (example: "Thank God the day is over!") and he'd call you out on it. Like today, I mentioned something about ghosts and he proclaimed that they didn't exist. I asked him, "How do you explain what the doctors say about OOBE being real?" He couldn't answer. PWNED! Seriously though. If atheists only looked and researched, they'd see that spirits have been proven to exist. We humans have spirits. Or as C.S Lewis said "We don't have a soul, we are a soul". It is just like Saint Paul said:
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse..."
Romans 1:18 - 25
Also, didn't Paul say that we shouldn't get caught in the yolk of unbelievers?
2 Corinthians 6:14: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
In case anyone doesn't know, OOBE is where someone leaves their body. This mostly occurs during near-death-experiences where people have reported leaving their bodies and even seeing what the doctors have been doing to them. One woman was declared brain dead and the doctors managed to save her. When she awoke, she told them everything that they had done to her and they were amazed.
OOBE is pretty much a fact from what I've read.
Forever enimies? Im friends with Megavin and hes an Athiest.
I think you're forgetting that people can be, and are often, friends with their ideological enemies. In the old days, if you didn't like someone, you burnt their house down. These days, people live side by side in tension. At the end of the day, if someone is going to take a 'side' opposite to 'your side', they're your enemy. Democrats and Republicans in America are enemies. They both want a different future for the same nation.
Truth divides people. Lies bring people together.
This SorataZ person seriously disturbs the heck out of me. His attitude is so extreme even for an atheist. He seems to have an especially strong hatred of me. Perfect example of a person who has let the devil get into him in some form. He practically seethes with anger and hatred. I've never seen or experienced such evil in my life in such abundance as is in this person. Its so bad that it even makes me feel physically ill sometimes. I just don't get why some people are that way.
Random thought: Adam lived to be well over 900 years old. Can you imagine how thick and long his beard must have been at one point? lol
seems we are discussing prophecys about the end of the world, and the only qualifications neccissary are to be a wee bit crazy I will join in. and tell you HOW IT WILL END.
My brothers cat, undead elvis, a time travelling pig and really old tree told me that Do to the alinment of the stars the angle of the orbit of mars the world will end on may 5 2020 in a rain of fluffy pink bunnies know as fluffigeddon. so everybody prepare for the horror of fluffigeddon and spread the word of its destructive comming. O and donate all your money to me so I can stop it from happening.
LOL, it sounds stupid when I claim to know the end, but when some crazy old guy claims to know the end people take him seriously?
Take my money! I DON'T WANT TO DIE!!
LOL. Exactly, what makes your theory any less wrong from another's theory? If someone wants to accept a doomsday theory, then they should accept all others because there's zero evidence for any.
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