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Old 06-13-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities; and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.

~ Nelson Mandela
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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God blessed us with all we need to succeed. Mankind is failing Mankind.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:12 AM
 
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Perverters are perverting the gospel.
atheists got a hate on for anything true that might take faith and are militant about their war on God .
science is in atheist back pocket and pocketbooks.
governments and Legals system is controlled by the lawless and twisted and is in everyone pocketbook .
and media and controlled by even worse than all of these and are in Big businesses pocket book to help fund their war on GOOD.

these have a war against God and against all thing pure and true.
God is not failing anyone that isn't wanting God to fail them.
Our God is a God to individuals and he doesn't have to deal with nations or religions.
he deals in hearts..
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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god blessed us with all we need to succeed. Mankind is failing mankind.
luv it!
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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Perverters are perverting the gospel.
atheists got a hate on for anything **true** that might take faith and are militant about their war on God .
science is in atheist back pocket and pocketbooks.
governments and Legals system is controlled by the lawless and twisted and is in everyone pocketbook .
and media and controlled by even worse than all of these and are in Big businesses pocket book to help fund their war on GOOD.

these have a war against God and against all thing pure and true.
God is not failing anyone that isn't wanting God to fail them.
Our God is a God to individuals and he doesn't have to deal with nations or religions.
he deals in hearts..
TRUTH is your kryptonite!

Looks like we're winning, snowflake.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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TRUTH is your kryptonite!

Looks like we're winning, snowflake.
I know but I got a superman who isn't too afraid of kryptonite well sometimes!
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:34 PM
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It's no secret that the number of people identifying with Christianity is plummeting like a stone.



This is shocking, considering that:



Jesus said that the gates of hell would never prevail against His church, but it seems that secularism, not satan, is to blame for this astonishing demographic shift. Whatever the cause or the reason it is clear that Americans in particular and the world in general simply have no use for Christianity as civilization moves through the 21st century.

Bishop John Shelby Spong has been one of the voices crying in the wilderness that unless Christianity "gets it act together' Christianity, as we know it today, will not survive the next 50 years.


Bishop John Shelby Spong, "Why Christianity as We Know It is Dying" - YouTube

Many conservative Christians 50+ take heart in the belief that the church in nearing the end times and all true Christians will be raptured. Well, Jesus better come soon or at the rate things are progressing there will be no "true Christians" to rapture.

How could Christianity have taken such a bad turn? Did the world just grow up? Did the Internet with all the libraries of alternative thought that the Christian hierarchy tried to shield us from for so many centuries for fear of people finding out the tarnished truth, finally do Christianity in?

I believe, as do many theologians, that the rise of the Internet and the decline of the numbers of young people identifying with Christianity is no mere coincidence. They are intrinsically linked to one another and as the Internet continues to grow and more and more young people avail themselves of the damming information about the church's sordid past, the numbers will continue to plummet. What's to be done?

God simply has to make Himself known if He wants to save His church. Make an appearance--work an unmistakable miracle--send another prophet like Moses to part the Red Sea or something, but He'd better do it quick, because once this generation of 50-somethings dies out in the next 50 years or so, it's anybody's guess whether there will be anything of traditional Christianity left. The statistics don't lie.

You Wouldn't Believe How Fast Americans Are Losing Their Religion -- But the Fundamentalists Have a Plan | Alternet
The reason is quite simple, really, and has less to do with the Internet and more to do with signs on church marquees like "Homosexuals Repent Or Burn In Hell" and celebrity Pastors like Steve Anderson and creepy street preachers holding signs and yelling about 'horrible sinners' such as LGBT folk and women who refuse to dress how these men think they should, and basically anyone who doesn't fit into their ever shrinking "true Christian' box.

Here is a great blog post talking about exactly this.


The Christians Making Atheists
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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TRUTH is your kryptonite!

Looks like we're winning, snowflake.
Whos we?
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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TRUTH is your kryptonite!

Looks like we're winning, snowflake.
The Lion of the tribe of Judah and his Holy Fire avails the enemies of his House.
Ahh the winterhouse is kept for what



9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.


10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.




11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done,


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shew them the form of the house,
and the fashion thereof,
and the goings out thereof,
and the comings in thereof,
and all the forms thereof,

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and all the ordinances thereof,
and all the forms thereof,
and all the laws thereof:
and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof,
and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.

}

12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

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Old 06-23-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Humanity has grown beyond the need for ancient myths, including Christianity. The reason is that mankind no longer needs the superstition and mythology of first century people to explain and define our world of the 21st century.
Today, we know that mankinds problems will be solved by mankind, not by some supernatural being, some god or demigod. We know that man's efforts can save humanity, or doom it, no god needed either way.

And perhaps we are better off without one. Having a god means that we have to create a religion in which to house and worship it, and while that in and of itself should not be a problem, the inevitable conflict of "my god vs your god" has led to more problems and more division of humanity than anything else. Most religions wantan "Us vs them " or US against the world " mentaity. Humanity need not be divided. If anything, we need a god or a religion to join all of humanity...not favoring one race or tribe over all others......

While some might disagree, it is our current technology and scientific insights that point humanity closer to the concept of god. it is up to us as humans to put aside ancient myths, and focus on fostering a concept of God that dwells within the realm of our 21st century life.
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