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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.
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.
Just thought you should all know, Knight of Equulei is no longer banned.
Look like we've got our veteran back. :-)
Best of wishes to him, and I hope that there won't be any more bans going around here.
He's welcome as long as he doesn't stir up trouble.
YEAH MATT. Calm the **** down. Why do you hate Knight so much?!
You're really butthurt aren't you Apone? Why?
Apone is a very very sensitive soul.
All I did was post a comment in the atheist group about their Facebook page saying "Good to see you guys on Facebook!" and he deleted the comment (look: I.imgur.com) and booted me from the group again! :(
I just want to be friends with religious and atheist alike but some of you guys aren't making it easy!
lol you're a funny guy cheeky bi agnostic. I like you :)
Are you coming onto me?
Calm it down Matt, we get you don't like him. Some of us are still glad he's back.
I'm not uncalm, and for the record I don't hate Knight... I don't even not like him. I'm sure he's a swell guy.
I just don't want another war.
Well listen, you find it fine to delete my comments but then you allow baby λpone to come here still spamming the page.
These "wars" started because of him, Cervi_messias and Comradewinston. Knight might not respond to them in the best way possible but I don't find him to blame for the fact that they troll this site looking to start trouble.
It's the same in the Islam group where Apone is crying about religion there too.
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