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He can stay up there and away from my government. Hasn't been seen in a long time anyways, wants to rely on a poorly written autobiography.
Really? I see him through his works all the time.
Me too, Senator. It seems that, for me, obedience leads to faith, hope, peace and happiness, while disobedience leads to real unhappiness.
Possibly you are looking in the wrong places.
No, Senator, I too see him through his works all the time...I too am looking in the right places. I am agreeing with you...perhaps you need another cup of coffee or two...smile...
I make my own happiness. I don't need to obey a book to do it. My parents are Sikh, could never get into that. I do wish I could believe in Hinduism though, it's just such a cool religion. Aghori sadhus are pretty hardcore, too.
Anonymous, if you were to die tonight, do you feel sure that you would spend eternity in heaven? Do you have any way to be sure that your sins are forgiven?If you run across a Christian Bible someplace, would you consider reading the book of John, to learn something about Jesus Christ? He promises more happiness, in this life, and in the next, than you can even imagine might exist.At least, once you read a little about Jesus, you could sound real cool, when talking about the different religions with your friends.Jesus loves you so much. He died for your sins. He has given us the sacred scriptures to teach us the way to find happinesss. Please know that I am praying for you to find him, to accept his love for you.
You people make me sick, if Heaven were real the way you treat other people would send you on a first class ticket to hell. Keep your prayers, you need them more than I do.
I don't want to exist for eternity. I don't believe in the existence of heaven, hell, or sin. The entire point is moot.I've had Jehovah's Witnesses approach me before and I've browsed several holy books. None have ever rung true. The most I'll get involved in religion will be studying Greek and Roman religion in uni. I get your concern, but the thing is that I'm not concerned about spending eternity in heaven precisely because I do not believe in heaven or hell. The whole thing becomes moot.
Anonymous, if you decided not to believe in gravity, would that mean that it does not exist?
There is evidence for gravity. There is none for heaven. Incidentally, much of the common perception (even amongst Christians) of Satan comes not from the Bible, but from Paradise Lost (an absolutely fantastic poem, you must read it, everyone must).
Anonymous, there is evidence for heaven. A man who lived for over thirty years, and then was killed by crucifixion, actually rose from the dead, after three whole days. This same man said that, because he rose from the dead, after three days, those of us who believe in him will also be raised from the dead. He spoke of heaven and hell and the devil, time and time again. His words are truth - how can you not believe? How can you afford, considering the alternative, not to believe?
Anonymous, the Old Testament was written around a thousand years before Christ was born.The New Testament was writen during the first one hundred years or so after he died.Both the Old and New Testament scriptures warn us about Satan, countless times. How can you possibly think people's perceptions about Satan came from John Milton's Paradise Lost, when Milton wasn't even born until the seventeenth century?Besides, who has hurt you so badly that you hate Christians? Did you have abusive parents or neighbors who claimed to be Christians, but were unkind to you? You need to get on past that, just in case this story about Jesus being God and all, and that he really loves you and wants you to spend eternity with him in Heaven really is true, don't you?
The perception of Satan. How he is described. Read his descriptions in the Bible and in Paradise Lost (god, I love that poem, I cannot praise it enough).For some reason you seem to think that by not believing, I hate Christians. Nice persecution complex.You're talking about Pascale's Wager. There are countless other religions, each of which are as likely to be true as Christianity. If I choose the wrong one, I'm just as likely to be condemned as if I stay atheist. And, frankly, you cannot simply "choose" to believe in something, you must truly be convinced of its truth. I am not convinced that Christianity is true. It costs effort and time to pray, and I don't want to waste time being contrite for what someone has decided is a sin. I'll take my drinking and whoring any day.That and... The brutality in the Old Testament is disgusting. Stoning prostitutes to death?The Bible is a book. You're citing it as evidence. I cannot cite Harry Potter as evidence for the existence of Hogwarts. Same thing.
You know what, if you want to continue this then email me at email@example.com. I'm civil and expect you to remain the same.
Anonymous, you don't really need to have an e-mail relationship with me. All I have to say is my humble suggestion that you possibly say a little prayer and ask Jesus, if he really is God, to show you the truth and to lead you to faith in him.Everything you need to know, in order to decide whether to believe in him or not is in the New Testament, probably stated best for you in the Gospel of John. If you were to read a little bit of that, you could judge for yourself. What, are you afraid to read a little of that, just to see?I've been around for a long time. I was young, once, myself. I went through something similar to what you are going through, doubting and yet seeking to have faith. Somewhere along the way, I would say a little prayer, especially when I was hurting real bad, and God answered my prayer and gave me a life I could never have imagined, through faith in him.Perhaps you are suffering, for all kinds of reasons, and this could have been going on in your life for many years. God can heal that, and he can help you to forgive those who have hurt you, and give you peace and joy.If you have questions for me, we could probably talk some more, right here, unless Senator Campfield, whose website this is, asked us not to. This is his political blog, after all. You are searching, as evidenced by your comments here. I care about you, and I know you will find faith, one of these days. Life is not worth much, without faith. Sin always leads to guilt, regret, depression, self-loathing. My prayers will be with you, every step of the way. God will never fail you - I promise!
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