(NOTE: This is not a group for the bashing, belittling, or debunking of other people's beliefs).
Peace be with you.
After a discussion between MattmanDude, CrazyOldTeenager, and myself, a short (but to the point) series of rules will now be coming into effect for this...
Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileuonton. Translated as "king of kings, ruling over rulers"
Just a message from an old wanderer passing through.
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.
People, set of points I want to make quickly.
1. Cut it out with the vulgar language. Or else I'm going to start deleting comments no matter how relevant they are. And yes this includes visitors to the group. Zero Tolerance.
2. Please resist the urge to down vote people like λpone whenever he posts something unless he's just saying outrageous things. In which case you report to a moderator such as Mattmandude, CrazyOldTeenager, or Me.
3. Have a Wonderful Day.
1. Stop being so sensitive. Sticks and stones mate.
2. Agreed. Karma trolls have struck us before and it's annoying, so why should we be karma trolling to people?
3. Good luck, lol.
Who said anything about being sensitive?
But now that you bring it up, that saying isn't true. Insults are verbal abuse and do affect people negatively. Even the Bible backs that up. We don't curse people, we bless them instead. In itself that's a major difference between us and the heathen.
I consider it showing class and respect by keeping it clean. Even if we slip up at times, no excuses. I'd rather people be disciplined than let it go unchecked. It helps set people straight. Even if that person were me.
Make whatever demands of yourself that you wish, but don't try to force them on others.
I say cutting the profanity would do wonders in the anti trolling department.
If someone was just being belligerent then I'd delete the comment. I will always delete pointless attacks with no substance to them (when I see them anyway). But just swearing alone isn't something that I feel is worth deleting a comment over.
Ok, I can agree with that to an extent.
But a notice on the group telling people to at least try and keep it clean would be appreciated. After what I saw in the debating society Id prefer we have guidelines on this kinda stuff.
I have a few questions about Christianity sirs.
Who is Jesus?
It starts in the old testament after the fall of mankind.
Man had fallen into a status of corruption and degeneracy. And lost whatever connection he had had with God thanks to the fall.
But the Lord had other plans, and didn't believe mankind should be left to rot. So he devised a redemption plan to bring humanity back to its rightful status.
Sin needed to be addressed, and the only way a sinner could be redeemed was to place their faith in one who could intercede on their behalf before the Lord. One who was not only perfect, but human like them, all in order to meet the sacrifice demanded on our behalf for our sins. That person would be Jesus Christ. And as long as people trusted the Lord with this plan, even before it was put into action, they would be saved.
So then came Christ 2000 years ago, and he lived perfectly, until he was eventually crucified as was prophesied in the old testament. But Christ wasn't just human, he was God incarnate. So God himself gave his own life, for us. And to confirm he was the Christ, he was resurrected three days later as prophesied.
And since then, this world has never been the same. Christ not only gave redemption to all who believe, but he took captivity captive and set the captives free. Now hell had no legal right to hold anyone who trusted in Christ.
We may be sinners, but as long as one knows Christ, they are redeemed.
I believe Jesus existed but what's the proof that he was sent by a god and that the only way to this god is through him?
The virgin birth, the resurrection, the life he lived, the lives he changed, the accounts of him and the personal experiences people have claimed to have had with him.
I don't hear Muslims or Buddhists claiming to have seen Mohammad, Allah, or Buddha. But I hear time and again Christians having seen Christ. Even I had a experience once where I saw Him, if you check the next few pages of comments you should be able to find it. And above that another experience someone else had.
There's a lot more to Christianity then people admit. But the thing is you have to be willing to open yourself up to it to truly understand it. And that's something not everyone can take easily. Which is understandable, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Just like there's the physical, there's the spiritual side to a human being. And once Christ gets to ya, than the spiritual side starts changing. Then the next thing you know, your saying God bless you.
Also in Matthew 26:36–56 when Jesus goes to pray and he says "Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the other two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face rand prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will."
What does this mean? If he knew the crucifixion was coming, why did he become sorrowful and ask the cup to pass from him?
Because as a man it's not something he could have done but for the added Angelic strength from the Father he was given, since he was in fact God the Son, not just a man. What Christ was about to do was by no means a easy thing.
We all know how grievous the torments were he endured going to Golgotha on Calvary, we all know the hatred he suffered, which in reality would have killed any human being from the physical as well as emotional abuse. It wasn't until he said, "It is finished" as was recorded in scriptures and historical texts that he finally passed on that cross.
They tore the skin off his back with the whips, they forced him to carry the cross all the way to Calvary to the point someone else had to help carry it, they spat on and mocked him, and then even had him hang there on that cross bleeding out and suffering for hours and hours. The pain and abuse he endured was beyond recognition.
But despite it all, he said "nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will."
Such is of the Christ. For only he could show such resolve and strength even in the face of such adversity. The human side of him knew what was about to happen, but the God side said let it be done. For he knew for humanity to know Salvation, this is what must happen.
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