Reed wrote:Also, if we need to be following the Bible to live our life, you should just toss all those games and that computer of yours out the window. Those suree aren't in the Bible.
Where does it say we cant do anything created outside of that era? Oh right, it doesnt. The Bible doesnt say not to learn and develop new technology now does it? God created us to be able to grow in knowledge and use it to better our lives... so to play video games or using a computer is in no way wrong according to God.
I honestly think that if God really wanted to make us follow every command and word he gives us, he wouldn't let us make our own choices or let their be other religions in the world. By following the Bible, which when translated from Latin was horribly edited in the first place by King James, you are making yourself follow a BOOK.
Of course God wants us to follow every commandment, thats why he put them there. But God also gave us free will.
Our whole purpose in life is to have a relationship with God. Thats the reason we were created. God wanted a legitimate, meaningful, and loving relationship with someone. In order for us to be able to have a real relationship with Him, he had to give us the ability to actually accept and love him (but with that comes the ability to reject and disobey Him). It wouldnt be a meaningful relationship if we were just programmed to do so like the Angels.
Those who created other religions were either spiritually starved people looking for something to fill His void but Satan jumped in and deceived them, or were ungrounded or shady "religious" people that also allowed themselves to become corrupted with Satans lies. They all have the right idea of worshiping the Almighty, its just their views of God were corrupted and twisted, as well as His teachings.
And actually the original King James translation is the only trustworthy translation of the Bible. Based on multiple sources of the original text, the original King James translation (and NKJ) is the only interpretation not twisted or skewed by the Catholics . But even if Im following a simple book, that "book" is from the mouth of God himself.
MalikHalo wrote:That's 100% right. Demos don't claim that the Republican president will be the end of the world. No fear-mongering there. I'm sure you could see where I was going with that first almost sentence. Every one of those people were accused of being the Anti-Christ. Jimmy Carter, Clinton, Mussolini, Hitler, Hussein. When you bet on all the horses, you can't lose. This is just another one of those times, and the world got tired of it decades ago.
Youre right. All of those accusations were out made out of fear and had no backing whatsoever, but just because there are some uneducated people who are extremely paranoid make accusations with no backing does not mean we informed people are. My parents, who are very strong Christians (and my Dad having studied history his whole life), have never worried about the Anti-Christ appearing until now because there was no major indications that it would happen back then. The people you are talking about are uninformed, ungrounded "Christians".
But if someone you trusted your life with said that the day your were at an airport, a terrorist there was going to hijack a plane... wouldnt you be extremely cautious of everyone who looked even slightly suspicious? It doesnt mean you should accuse them all simply because youre paranoid, though. Now how about this. That person then described to you how that terrorist would act and appear like. Wouldnt you get extremely worried if you then saw someone who fit that description to a t? And not only did he fit the description, he was at the exact place and at the exact time that person told warned you he would be.
You don't really get how the elections work, do you? Obama isn't having us choose the "wrong" choices. We chose them by ourselves before we ever knew he was running for president, and that's why he got elected. And even after he got elected, the people who voted for him did so for several different reasons, with a lot of them having nothing to do with the "wrong" choices you've been talking about.
The economic time and situations right now are a great tool to deceive people into a false hope and sense of security. Thats exactly what Obama did. He smooth talked us into believing hes going to bring change and turn everything around. Do we have any evidence whatsoever that he will do so? Nope, just a bag full of promises.
But right now the people are already completely corrupt, making this time that much easier for Satan. His job is to lead the corrupted to their doom, and as well as weed out the fake believers. Since our world is already such an evil place, deceiving us to accept ideas like a one world government will be that much simpler, considering it was so easy for Obama to elect himself into the most powerful seat in the world.
Again, I dont fully believe Obama is the Anti-Christ. I do believe, he could be the one who leads the the second "beast" in Revelations (the United States), with the other being the actual Anti-Christ.