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Old 04-18-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Satan's greatest trick on humanity is to convince people that he does not exist.
Sure must be an astounding trick, I've never seen him, nor any traces of him.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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There are two realms that we know of, the spiritual realm, and our physical realm. Why isn't everything revealed to us all at once? Who the hell knows. As things stand, there is a narrow path to salvation and a broad path to hell. Satan was the highest among all angels, he had it all but he wanted more. Fast forward to the end times, when satan makes his final bid for power and loses. Why does he try, even if he can read the prophecy and know that he will not win? I don't think he believes he will lose. A superior adversary can list all the reasons why you will not win, yet you may still believe you have a fighting chance. Not only will there be battle on earth, but there will be other battles as well. It's hard to say what battle will be like on the spiritual plane, since none of us has ever been there. The afterlife should be interesting to witness after we're all dead, and judgment day has come and gone. Then we'll get to ask all the inane questions that people have asked for thousands of years about our own existence. There will probably be a F.A.Q. in heaven.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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There are two realms that we know of, the spiritual realm, and our physical realm. Why isn't everything revealed to us all at once? Who the hell knows. As things stand, there is a narrow path to salvation and a broad path to hell. Satan was the highest among all angels, he had it all but he wanted more. Fast forward to the end times, when satan makes his final bid for power and loses. Why does he try, even if he can read the prophecy and know that he will not win? I don't think he believes he will lose. A superior adversary can list all the reasons why you will not win, yet you may still believe you have a fighting chance. Not only will there be battle on earth, but there will be other battles as well. It's hard to say what battle will be like on the spiritual plane, since none of us has ever been there. The afterlife should be interesting to witness after we're all dead, and judgment day has come and gone. Then we'll get to ask all the inane questions that people have asked for thousands of years about our own existence. There will probably be a F.A.Q. in heaven.
The very first sentence in this post is an assumption. How do we "know" of a spiritual realm?
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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The very first sentence in this post is an assumption. How do we "know" of a spiritual realm?
you could try and visit it by meditation.

faith should be based on experience and not on blind belief
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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you could try and visit it by meditation.

faith should be based on experience and not on blind belief
indeed. of course having some faith makes the spirtual realm and God's exisitance as obvious as the very world we live in.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hi, I believe that satan is God's enemy but that he was also a tool used by God for God's purposes. I believe that he will be totally defeated but I also consider scriptures like Philippians 2:9-10 and Colossians 1:14-20. Who is it in the heavens who might need to be reconciled to God? Now don't start throwing stones! God bless.

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Old 04-20-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Satan's greatest trick on humanity is to convince people that he does not exist.
Well then he and god are both having good laugh since there is no evidence for either one of them existing.
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca
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Hi, I believe that satan is God's enemy but that he was also a tool used by God for God's purposes. I believe that he will be totally defeated but I also consider scriptures like Philippians 2:9-10 and Colossians 1:14-20. Who is it in the heavens who might need to be reconciled to God? Now don't start throwing stones! God bless.
thats funny.....
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the role of arrogance and pride is not repentence he could but it is not his style.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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the role of arrogance and pride is not repentence he could but it is not his style.
How do you know?
Isnít talking about someone as if you know him intimately a sign of arrogance and pride?
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