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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 18:26:08 in Religion

“I live in the UK - and from all accounts we are blessed with the healthcare system we have compared iwth the situation n the US if you have no insurance. But clouds are on the horizon because it was not designed to serivice a population that might continue to live 20 years past retirement and certainly not for all the treatments and procedures we have today. Now things are changing in that each hospital trust has to run a balanced budget. It leads to what is called the postcode lottery - so if you live in the south you are more likely to get speciaised treatment that you might not get else where. I am a firm believer in the NHS but therre is little love for God there. You cant wear a cross if you work thee and doctors cant pray.

You need to live - that is what He always tells me.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 16:51:10 in Religion

“Well it is called the living word because it is Spirit and changes hearts when accompanied by faith.

The Aethist does not believe God's son and therefore he has called Him a liar (not my opinion bu scripture.)”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 16:50:45 in Religion

“But what motivates the unbelief is often hatred, for example Richard Dawkins polemics are momotivated by hatred, rather than in scientific proof of the absence of God I am not american so I dont vote republican. But I think you will find that neither of them behave particularly like Jesus Christ because no one does. Politicians often have to please the voter rather than God. You living for yourself is partly the point. A Christian is asked to live for HIm, which means living for others and not for yourself or your loved ones. I have not been a follower of Jesus all my life - indeed only for the last 10 years - and in the end did because no-one loved me - to the point they would curse me on the Street until eventualy I tried to take my own life. I was not any more sinful than the many people - consumed by lust and anger - but also struck with sadness at a double tragedy - so I know how kind people can be - people who would see the themselves as pillars of the community (but as I am in Europe - there are far fewer Christians) - but that was the reason I turned to Jesus, and He has been faithful. By reason I should be dead, becaues no-one wanted me to live - indeed some even would shout at me to kill myself infront of a train.”

DeeZee2 on Apr 9, 2012 at 18:26:08

“I live in the UK - and from all accounts we are blessed with the healthcare system we have compared iwth the situation n the US if you have no insurance. But clouds are on the horizon because it was not designed to serivice a population that might continue to live 20 years past retirement and certainly not for all the treatments and procedures we have today. Now things are changing in that each hospital trust has to run a balanced budget. It leads to what is called the postcode lottery - so if you live in the south you are more likely to get speciaised treatment that you might not get else where. I am a firm believer in the NHS but therre is little love for God there. You cant wear a cross if you work thee and doctors cant pray.

You need to live - that is what He always tells me.”

TreP3 on Apr 9, 2012 at 17:50:20

“Wow. Sad story. Despite my logic not permitting me to believe in god, I do find it important that others can worship as they best see fit as long as harming others is not part of their faith. I hold few things sacred, but the US Constitution is one of them and that states it very clearly. However it happened, I'm happy to hear you have found peace and love and don't want deprive the comfort of faith from anybody who seeks it there.

And from what I know of Christ in my many years studying the bible as a young Catholic, I don't doubt Jesus believed what he said, I just don't believe it to be true. I only believe liars to be liars when they know what they say to be false.

There's no need to discuss American politics with a European, but if I can ask related questions: What country do you live in and what is your impression of health care there? Just curious. I hear from primarily those opposed to healthcare for all Americans saying that European healthcare systems do not work and would prefer to hear from somebody who actually may use it.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 06:15:07 in Religion

“Some of know that God is liiving”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 05:56:05 in Religion

“Interesting? Why do you think it is true?

Why does Allah love you?”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 19:07:32 in Religion

“That assumes there is no God. Christians often fall short. But if you know God lives then you know you are made to glorify Him. The atheists blaspheme and actively hate God - so that is not a proper life. Jesus sheep know His voice and follow Him. He is the one who says if you really knew HIm. He asserts that you are dead in your sin unless you come to HIm. You are not actually living for God if you dont believe in HIm”

DeeZee2 on Apr 9, 2012 at 16:50:45

“But what motivates the unbelief is often hatred, for example Richard Dawkins polemics are momotivated by hatred, rather than in scientific proof of the absence of God I am not american so I dont vote republican. But I think you will find that neither of them behave particularly like Jesus Christ because no one does. Politicians often have to please the voter rather than God. You living for yourself is partly the point. A Christian is asked to live for HIm, which means living for others and not for yourself or your loved ones. I have not been a follower of Jesus all my life - indeed only for the last 10 years - and in the end did because no-one loved me - to the point they would curse me on the Street until eventualy I tried to take my own life. I was not any more sinful than the many people - consumed by lust and anger - but also struck with sadness at a double tragedy - so I know how kind people can be - people who would see the themselves as pillars of the community (but as I am in Europe - there are far fewer Christians) - but that was the reason I turned to Jesus, and He has been faithful. By reason I should be dead, becaues no-one wanted me to live - indeed some even would shout at me to kill myself infront of a train.”

TreP3 on Apr 9, 2012 at 10:15:02

“Groan, It's hard to discuss atheism and logic with someone who looks at the Bible, a static book comprised greatly of the writings and stories of bronze age nomads, as the final authority on everything.

If you read just the NT, focus on the Gospels, and compare Jesus' actions to those of Republicans or democrats. You will see that Democrats actions mirror that of your most revered biblical figure. And hence I recommend you empower people to do Jesus' will by voting for them and not just vote for people who claim to believe and do God's work. Can't you see the hypocrisy of the god-spouting Republican politicians and those that vote for him. That is my point.

Beyond that, Atheists don't hate or blaspheme. They just don't believe. When an atheist (or believer for that matter) says something, such as saying "G. D." it is very seldom directed at Christian god, but just an exclamation of surprise, displeasure, or excitement.

And I'm certainly not living for him. I'm living for myself and the ones I love. I'm living for my country and my community. I don't believe there is this spirit in the sky that controls all destiny that is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good. If such a being existed, why is there evil in this world? it's contradictory and I refuse to believe in "the mystery of faith". It's beyond logic, hence I can't believe.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 18:57:16 in Religion

“You need to live”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 18:55:43 in Religion

“Peter - you make an ascertion without any substantiation. I have read books by biblical scholars who review the differences. they identified no changes that would affect doctrine. You attempt to disown the love of God by discrediting the scriptures.

I think you are under a misunderstanding of what happened at the church council - they were deciding which books and letters to include, not what each letter or book said. I am not aware of any distruction that took place becasue hey were not changingthe contents of each book - only deciding which to include in the canon. And many of the books were know from the early church father records.Manuscripts have been located more recently which predate constantine. I simply dont believe all scrolls were destroyed.

We also have OTscrolls eg a complete Isaiah - unchanged found near dead sea in 1947 which predates Christ http://www.allaboutarchaeology.org/dead-sea-scrolls-2.htm - it still talks about the suffering servant”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 18:28:51 in Religion

“He was teaching you how to love - I have some muslim friends from Iran originally - when they wanted to talk about love they had to refer to the sacrificial love on the cross.

You are missing the fact that the Father also suffered as he was separated from the son as the sins of the world were placed upon Him. The cross is about the love for the father through Jesus obedience, the love of Jesus for the people of the world, and the love of the father for the people as he sent his son into the world to save the world and suffer separation from His son; and the love for the Father as man wasd lifted by \god to live with god actually coming to live in the believer to help him worship the father in spirit and truth.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 18:18:38 in Religion

“His creation wsa created perfect but Adam brought a curse on it. Jesus wsa restoring both man and creation to the Father. Of course he was omniscient - that is why He said eves seed would crush the snakes head (normally the bible talks of the seed of the man, but in genesis it talks of the seed of the woman - pointing to the son born to a virgin)”

CabinAgue on Apr 8, 2012 at 18:41:16

“LOL. Yes, of course, that makes complete sense.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 18:15:23 in Religion

“You clearly could not have been a true Christian or you would have known that the Lord Jesus lives- it is He who saves the prodigal son, and I know many. How do you know the Koran is unchanged - you were not the original author.You have merely accepted that this is true but you also have to compare what was actualy written. I was saved by Jesus as I tried to commit suicide, and I have no doubt it wasHis Holy Spirit. As you cannot see Jesus as the son of God you cannot actually see the Father.

You have ask the desciples (except John) each went to the cross for the gospel - we have 5,000+ early copies - no doctrines are under question”

DeeZee2 on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:56:05

“Interesting? Why do you think it is true?

Why does Allah love you?”

kodimirpal on Apr 8, 2012 at 21:58:59

“The following is an interesting conversation between God and Jesus in the heaven.

And Lo God said, “O Jesus, son of Mary! Did you say unto men ‘Worship me and my mother as deities beside God?’

Jesus answered: “ Limitless are You in Thy glory! It would not have been possible for me to say what I had no right to say!

Had I said this You would have indeed known it! You know all that is within myself, where as I know not what is in Thyself.

Verily it is You alone who who fully know all the things that are beyond the reach of a created being’s perception.

Nothing did I tell them beyond what You did bid me, ( to say) ‘ Worship God who is my Sustainer as well as your Sustainer’.

And I bore witness to what they did as long as I dwelt in their midst; but since when You took me, You alone has been their keeper for you are witness to everything.

If you cause them to suffer: verily they are Your servants; and if You forgive them verily You alone are Almighty, truly wise.”
( Chapter 5: Verses 116,117,118)

Proclaiming the fact that God is God and Jesus is a mighty apostle, a messenger, a messiah. It is up to @ DeeZee to accept it or reject it.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 05:12:23 in Religion

“Man hates God and He asked them to love Him nand each other. He sent HIs son and they hated Him and killed HIm but yet he still asks them to love - indeed says you cannot really love without Him dwelling in your heart through HIs Holy Spirit. Irinically it was the rejection of God by His people - and the recognition of this on the part of the believer - ie the death and resurrection of HIs son - that brings reconciliation to the Father - now that is love.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 05:07:49 in Religion

“That is an interesting question. but was it God who casued thiso r was it their own brass necks. The Pharasee's maintained that they could see - that He was the blasphemer. They did not care what he was because they were righteous - and He was a mere carpenter from Galilee. That was not true of all of them, such as Nicodemus, who did follow Jesus. The same is true today where Jews ae coming to Christ - there are 2 in my church for example. But why did God call the gentiles - well the book of Romans says it was to make the Jews jealous.

I have a friend who meets with a jewish lady every Christmas for CHristmas lunch - they read the Scriptures together. SHe says she can understand why we think Jesus is the Messiah - but says she couldnt face what would happen in her commuity where she is a pillar of the community. They continue as friends andto talk about Jesus.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 13:02:45 in Religion

“Can you give an academic reference citing the changes between versions of the present canon that are in existence today and which changes gave rise to changes in doctrine - I know of no doctrines in question because of typo variance.”

DeeZee2 on Apr 8, 2012 at 18:55:43

“Peter - you make an ascertion without any substantiation. I have read books by biblical scholars who review the differences. they identified no changes that would affect doctrine. You attempt to disown the love of God by discrediting the scriptures.

I think you are under a misunderstanding of what happened at the church council - they were deciding which books and letters to include, not what each letter or book said. I am not aware of any distruction that took place becasue hey were not changingthe contents of each book - only deciding which to include in the canon. And many of the books were know from the early church father records.Manuscripts have been located more recently which predate constantine. I simply dont believe all scrolls were destroyed.

We also have OTscrolls eg a complete Isaiah - unchanged found near dead sea in 1947 which predates Christ http://www.allaboutarchaeology.org/dead-sea-scrolls-2.htm - it still talks about the suffering servant”

peter010908 on Apr 7, 2012 at 18:01:43

“That’s kind of a dumb question if you think about it, even though you’re trying to sound intelligent.

Disregarding for a second if the bible did or didn’t get change.

If Constantine did have the bible change to unite Christianity do you think he would have kept reference of the changes? NO, because then people wouldn’t accept his changes and just refer back to the original in which case there’d be no point of making the changes. You’d want to make the changes with no reference to what’s been added or removed so people would believe that’s the original version.

A little bit of common sense goes a long way.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:59:28 in Religion

“You are confusing Him with the son of Thor - a very nasty piece of fiction”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:58:13 in Religion

“well if the head of the synagogue ws prepared to say we have no king but caesar a court after sunset is nt that difficult - they had given up on the Lord as their King”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:54:47 in Religion

“trying living it and then you will find Him”

DeeZee2 on Apr 8, 2012 at 18:57:16

“You need to live”

TYRANNASAURUS on Apr 7, 2012 at 14:29:15

“You're a comedian i bet?”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:52:19 in Religion

“I am a bit puzzled by the liberals who have no really faith in the words in the bible to really know what Jesus did. If you do see scripture as inspired then you actually read it as a command to love your neighbour, or love you enemy, from the Son of God - not just some liberal man's thoughts”

TreP3 on Apr 7, 2012 at 13:23:00

“I was brought up Catholic as were many who gave up their faith. I spent years in Parochial school. I went to Church regularly. I studied the bible.

And though many atheists don't have the same foundation, it appears the moral compass for atheists is at least as true as that for Christians. My point is Christians, in particular many Republican politicians, speak of god and insert god into many conversations for which it may not be appropriate, but when it comes to living like Christ, they often do the opposite. You don't need to believe in god to live a proper life.”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:40:57 in Religion

“probably becasue the jews thought the spirit hung arounf=d the body for a few days - where as he had actually been to hades - and possessed the keys to death and hades”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:37:55 in Religion

“ironically it is the unrighteous that Jesus was and still is seeking”
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Where Was Jesus Buried?

Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:35:41 in Religion

“No - only the gospel”
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Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:34:58 in Religion

“But you have to ask what kind of God would allow such a thing to happen - to deceive followers for 600 odd years - to deliver people from the vice dens - and say stand firm in the faith - then apparaently send another apostle to say - I only wanted to deceive the Christians -if they resist you - kill them (I am paraphrasing). This is not a god who said God is love. Not the GOd of the OT who promised a saviour whp would be pierced for our iniquities out of love for the Lord. The Father Son and Holy Spirit - perfect love, perfect unity and therefore God is indeed one. The God who gives hope.”

DeeZee2 on Apr 8, 2012 at 05:07:49

“That is an interesting question. but was it God who casued thiso r was it their own brass necks. The Pharasee's maintained that they could see - that He was the blasphemer. They did not care what he was because they were righteous - and He was a mere carpenter from Galilee. That was not true of all of them, such as Nicodemus, who did follow Jesus. The same is true today where Jews ae coming to Christ - there are 2 in my church for example. But why did God call the gentiles - well the book of Romans says it was to make the Jews jealous.

I have a friend who meets with a jewish lady every Christmas for CHristmas lunch - they read the Scriptures together. SHe says she can understand why we think Jesus is the Messiah - but says she couldnt face what would happen in her commuity where she is a pillar of the community. They continue as friends andto talk about Jesus.”

kodimirpal on Apr 7, 2012 at 22:44:31

“Yusuf Estes a Christian convert to Islam has this to say -

Muslims do not seek to put down or desecrete the Holy Bible.

It is a matter critical matter of faith for Muslims to believe in the original revelations that came down to Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus, just as it is important for Muslims to believe in the revelation of the Quran that came to Muhammad,

The key word here however, is "original." As we all know the origin of the Bible is clouded with centuries of copying, translating and passing down information, now long lost with only copies of manuscripts remaining to remind us of what once was the Bible.

Additionally, it should be noted that Muslims do not seek to destroy the Christians or Jews belief in the Word of God, rather it is an obligation for Muslims to call to what is right and to halt that which is evil.

Certainly, causing the "People of the Book" (as the Quran refers to Christians and Jews) to fall into disbelief and leave off any faith in God at all, is the very opposite of the direction Muslims should take in presenting any comparison

http://islamtomorrow.com/articles/Bible_vs_Quran.asp

tshields424 on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:49:55

“What kind of god needs to have his son killed before he forgives his creation for committing a sin he knew they would commit?”

garystartswithg on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:47:49

“Why would God allow the Hebrew, his own chosen, to not recognize his own son?”
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Commented Apr 2, 2012 at 16:38:26 in Religion

“You say it is an invention of the RCC - well it was a fulfillment of the Jewish scriptures from Joel 2 - when the Lord promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh, which was first fulfilled in Acts 2.

So when I was saved from commiting suicide and a voice spoke and said that I would drink from His cup (of salvation) and not this one, and not this one (a cup of red wine and pills) - and filled with peace, having been frantic - you think I am just in the light of love. Or when I wake and pray that I am lonely and I feel that small still voice say I am here and I love you, is that just my love?

Find a good church.You too need to live and only the Holy Spirit is going to bring New Life.”

TanzaniaTeacher on Apr 2, 2012 at 18:20:57

“I have no need for a Church good or otherwise. I gave up religion long ago and have been and will continue to be, much better off without it.

I am LIVING, by the way, and doing so with grace, love, dignity and peace.

And, yes the trinitarian definition of the holy spirit IS a concoction of the RCC.”
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Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 16:13:01 in Religion

“So the Holy Spirit is an invention on the RCC? - but He is recognized by all branches of orthodox christianity - both Eastern and protestant - and many people have experience of Him. I am a street pastor - out on the streets until 3 or 4 am helping with clubbers on the way home. He has on a number of occaions spoken to me and given me direction on helping people. And they really needed help. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. The trinitarion God of Father, Son and Holy Spirit - in harmonious loving relationship with each other. In the unity - God is indeed one.”

DeeZee2 on Apr 2, 2012 at 16:38:26

“You say it is an invention of the RCC - well it was a fulfillment of the Jewish scriptures from Joel 2 - when the Lord promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh, which was first fulfilled in Acts 2.

So when I was saved from commiting suicide and a voice spoke and said that I would drink from His cup (of salvation) and not this one, and not this one (a cup of red wine and pills) - and filled with peace, having been frantic - you think I am just in the light of love. Or when I wake and pray that I am lonely and I feel that small still voice say I am here and I love you, is that just my love?

Find a good church.You too need to live and only the Holy Spirit is going to bring New Life.”

TanzaniaTeacher on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:38:39

“No thanks, been there done that, MUCH happier since I gave it up.

And yes, the Holy Spirit is an invention of Christianity, which for all intents and purposes started with what we now call the RCC.”

jcshiloh on Mar 31, 2012 at 20:31:08

“afraid not, He is real!”
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Why Did Jesus Go To Jerusalem? A Holy Week Reflection

Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 15:51:04 in Religion

“How can the death of a mere sinful man pay for the sins of the world? It cannot. we can only know God to the extent of His own self revelation. John - accepted as a prophet - identified Jesus as the lamb of God.”
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