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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.
Hey, Good bless you all, my friends.
Just wanted to ensure, does Christians have something agains Post-humanism (Transhumanism) ideas ? Does technologies must downgrade religion so much ?
Could you clarify a little more on the question?
Bible doesn't bring up any issues with technology and faith, that is unless were talking about weapons of war, which will no longer be after the events described in Revelation.
Technology can never really downgrade faith, in fact it does the opposite.
God has used it to spread the gospel worldwide with television and internet.
Here for example.
How about those who believe in technologies and seek to reach immortality ? How about those who stands against nature and wanna become more advanced by mental and physical ways ? Expand their power and overcome everyone else in almost all possible ways ? well, I tried to clarified my mind :)
Compared to what God has to offer, no amount of technological advances could ever put a human being superior to the those who are already with the Lord, including the Angelic Host. I'm pretty sure if God wanted, every machine and computer on this Earth would stop working right now, and we'd all be back to the stone age.
You're already immortal, it's the body that dies, not the soul. Because the body is corrupted by sin. Therefore it will eventually die no matter what you do, I don't think any amount of technology could save it.
That's a little big lifted my spirit. Anyways, I would like to live longer in physical body, even... in synthetical. During your life you can do a lot, but that's not enough. I'm person who love creativity, arts, help others to develop their personality. One short life would be not enough for me. I will be praying GOD for exotic chance to expand my life here, in this world. Nothing lasts forever, but some things could last a little longer :)
Yes, I get ya. It's a shame we get old so fast.
You can expand your life by eating healthy, exercising, etc.
At least make it a goal to live past your 80's and 90's.
Provided you don't get cancer and remain healthy of course.
Cancer is such a persistent, and deadly disease.
I was wondering why God lets cancer to judge people. Why we got diseases ? Does it open our minds ? yes, but what's the purpose to make people life harsher and not just making it utopian instantly ? meybe God want us to try to develop something "great" and almost let's say left us in a endless, timeless sandbox ? It's like hyper-advanced 3D graphics engine, just with limited human life time...
Lets put it this way.
When the creation, such as the Angelic Host (with lucifier and the fallen) and mankind fell to sin, it opened Pandora's box.
Much of the problems and disease we have now, are a result of people disobeying God and doing their own thing. You have to look at what Ive just said, and carefully, to fully comprehend what I mean by this.
Plague, disease, disaster, it's not all just "God's Judgement".
A lot of it, has to do with us.
Doesn't mean God doesn't use these things to Judge however. But Ive heard of and seen instance where people have been cured of these diseases such as cancer by God. What can be seen as judgement, can also be a test of faith. But when it's your time to go, than it is so.
That inspires me to believe. Well, that your reply makes me to run out of arguments :)
The Fountain of Youth?
Why need that when you can get a new and better body after the Resurrection? I don't want to live in this corrupted form forever, do remember, the body is dead due to sin.
Hmm, oh yes, that would be better.
What better Fountain of Youth is there once you enter you next stage of life in the Afterlife? Yeah Joshua? ;D
Kim, that body is to give glory to God.
Not satisfy your own self interests.
I haven't mentioned this much before, but you aren't going to be the same person you were down here. Your priorities and desires will have changed, permanently.
I see. Well, thanks again little hero. ^^
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