It is funny that when people like Mark1tex rabbit on about the lord and their controlled mainstream religions, they always omit so many facts.
For one, this great amazing god which is all powerful and can create literally anything was really kind to give us the "bible". The bible which actually mentions another 22 books in its pages which the church intentionally left out! Hmmmm I wonder why
Considering the god of the bible is perfect, cannot lie and is an all loving god (1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
) but will send somone to hell (Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire
, prepared for the devil and his angels) NICE ONE!
Now do I have this right.. You have a god who is all powerful and loving who gave us the bible to live our lives by. Lets say we live for an average of 80 years (though when the bible was written it was nothing like that long) and if we do not do gods will, we are punished forever and ever in hell.
So for 80 odd years here we spend millions of years in the furnace? Hmmm sounds a bit man made to me, not something from an all loving god.
Also considering the god of the bible can create anything and everything, how come he IS SO BAD WITH MONEY?
A quick note on the Sabboth too - The Holy Sabbath is actually the worship of the planet Saturn. If you then "keep the Sabbath," then you are carrying on the ancient worship of this pagan god. That is why he is worshipped on Saturn's Day -- which today we call "Saturday."
I have really enjoyed reading the comments from the good folk from this forum and I mean the original poster no disrespect at all. Its just that I grew up with the teachings of the bible in a mainstream religion and thank god I saw the light. The damage these people and religions cause to millions is untold. It took me many years to get over the fear, brainwashing and conditioning I was subjected to by "religion", all in the name of a loving god. Yea right. I will stick to my spiritual life where our infinite creator is love, more love and nothing but love.
Hitler once said "How fortunate for governments that those they administer - dont think". I think we could substitute the word "Governments" for RELIGION.
Mark, I pray you too will see the light and truth as I did all of those years ago, the truth being it is all a pile of crap. Anyway dont take advice from me, I am gay and the god of the bible doesnt think too much of people like me.
Jesus saves? So do I, but in a bank!
praise the lord!