January 18, 2010
Good or Hateful Christian?
Dan12:2 And many of those sleeping in the earthís dust shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to reproach and everlasting abhorrence.
Rom6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ezk 18:4 Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine; the soul who sins shall die.
1Ti 2:5 For there is ONE GOD and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, the Man CHRIST JESUS,
Eph4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one
hope of your calling;
Jn14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Ac4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other (than Jesus Christ of Nazareth vs10), for there is no other name under Heaven given among men that is required for us to be saved."
Re 20:15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.
Jn3:36 The one believing into the Son has eternal life; but the one disobeying the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
2Co 6:17 Therefore, Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.
Re18:4 And I heard another voice from Heaven saying, Come out of her,
my people, so that you not share in her sins, and so that you not
receive of her plagues.
I guess what I mean is do you accept other faiths other then your own as having any validity? I see hateful Christians as those who profess to understand the "truth" about the religion and disregard any other religious beliefs as bunk.
Did God write the bible? Or, was it a collection of ideas from men which reflects the values of their times? In the Old Testament an eye for an eye is really just based on the Code of Hammurabi which preceeded it? Or at least that's my interpretation of it.
I don't really go in for scripture. It's hard for me to imagine that anything based on Jesus would condemn any individual to eternal damnation. I mean, forgiveness seems to be so much of Christianity. With so many interpretations whose to say who knows the truth if truth even exists.
Did God write the Bible? Here's how He did it...
The "eye for eye" thing as people view it became corrupted, which is why Jesus said, "But I say unto you..." (Mt5:38-39) "eye for eye" was not intended as a personal -revenge- thing, but as legal justice....in the court of law. (Exodus ch21, Leviticus ch24) If a person perpetrated an evil upon another person, what they did to that person in malice was done to them THROUGH THE COURT. As Solomon, one of the wisest men in history said,
And finally...if God did not condemn the sinner, of what use was Jesus' love, mercy, grace, forgiveness....death and resurrection? If there are no consequences for evil, why be good? ...especially when evil is so much "fun"? The horse is not motivated to go any faster unless the switch stings its hind quarters. In similar fashion, if there is no punishment, there is no motivation to seek forgiveness and mercy.
Yes...Christianity is characterized by "forgiveness". But before forgiveness is REPENTANCE. If there is no repentance, there is no forgiveness. There is no -reason- to forgive.
Jesus proclaimed... "unless you repent you will....perish" (Lk13:3,5)
This is True Biblical Christian doctrine. Those who -claim- to be "christian", but neglect this teaching, neglect it to their eternal judgment. Most of what claims to be "christian" today... IS NOT.