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    DIASTER IN JAPAN

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 6:14 PM [General]

    MAY MORE SURVIVORS BE FOUND, AND THOSE WHO HAVE GONE TO THEIR ETERNAL REWARD, MAY THEY REST IN PEACE!

    [from Don Diego of Christian Theology & Apologetic Study Group].

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    AFTER THOUGHTS ON "WAS JESUS FORSAKEN BY GOD?

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4:19 PM [General]

     

     

          In conclusion:  This gross misunderstanding of sin, guilt, forgiveness, and the nature of Christ's sacrifice does two very bad things:  1). It robs us of the true understanding of the plan of God & the sacrifice of His Son.  2). It opens the door to a whole host of other false understandings of the Scripture. EXAMPLE:  Like in Calvinism, its child...'once saved-always-saved,'  has made the rounds on other sites on Beliefnet as a question to its members with the presenter not knowing it was Calvinism. Also, on original sin, according to your faith/religion, the guilt for Adam's original sin can and does transfer from father to sons,                                                                                                                             and has from every father to every son since Adam. And as sons of Adam, we all share the guilt of Adam, and are lost already when we're born. In other words, we didn't even get a chance to sin on our own, to experience committing one little sin. DO YOU BELIEVE ALL THIS?

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    WAS JESUS ACTUALLY FORSAKEN BY GOD? PART ONE

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:55 PM [General]

     

          In [Matt. 27:46], about the 9th hour that Jesus was on the cross, He cried with a loud voice, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Jesus' statement here has seemed to cause some confusion & controversy. Jesus actually felt what it was like to feel the indescribable pain & loss of being seperated from God. There's this theory proposed most frequently by men as they say a few words before the Lord's Supper is offered. I believe it is a dangerous & appalling doctrine. Let's consider a few of the problems with this dark fantasy:  1). Jesus and God are one [John 10:30]. Jesus could thereforfe no more tolorate sin than God. This position denies or ignores the true divinity of Jesus.  2). Why would Jesus ask "why hast thou forsaken me?" if this was the plan all along? Jesus is God; had God actually forsaken Him, he'd know why! Do we think Jesus was just forgetful?  3). A sacrifice has to be perfect at the time of its death [Lev. 22:21]. If Jesus became actually guilty, then He deserved to die [the wages of sin is death-[Romans 6:23], and was no longer a perfect sacrifice.  4). If God would forsake His only begotten Son, at the very moment that He was making the ultimate sacrifice of absolute obedience & humility, then how can any of us have confidence in God to reward us for our pitiful attempts to be His children?           ====con. in part 2====

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    WAS JESUS ACTUALLY FORSAKEN BY GOD? PART 2

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:28 PM [General]

    WAS JESUS FORSAKEN BY GOD AS HE HUNG ON THE CROSS? THIS IS PART 2.

          We continus with the theory presented in part one.

          5). If the literal guilt for our sins could be transferred to Jesus, did it stay until He died? And, if not, where did it go? And if God could just remove Jesus' sin when He got ready, then where did He put it? Back on us? If so, then how are we better off now? Away somewhere? Then why not have just done that with our sins to start with, and save Jesus the trouble & pain & coming & living as a man & dying for us?

          6). If Jesus became literally guilty, what was He guilty of? Vague generalities about sin, or specific sins that people have done? You can't have it both ways. He can't be literally guilty of all the sin of the whole world, but yet not be literally guilty of any specific sin. But, if its specific sin, how could He be guilty of sins not yet committed (mine, for instance)? And if He was guilty of things that I had not yet even done, then how did I end up being guilty of them too, and thus in need of His blood in baptism?

          7). If Christ became literally guilty of all sins ever committed, and then died for them, how is it that anyone can be lost?

     

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    JOAN OF ARC--GOD'S MESSENGER

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 7:21 PM [General]

     

    JOAN OF ARC--GOD'S MESSENGER, THE 19 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO UNITED FRANCEM AFTER WINNING MANY BATTLES WITH GOD'S HELP. KILLED IN THE END BY HER OWN PEOPLE. IS THIS ANY WAY TO TREAT A HERO ?     She was also became a religious martyr and was a war heroine of the 15th century. As a little girl, she'd confess her sins in a church 2 to 3 times a day. She was unusually religious. Later in life at age 18, she asks the King of France for an army to lead into battle. People believed she could save France from the English. She got the army. She got her hair cut short, dresses in men's clothes, & clad in armour like any soldier. Her visions tell her where & when to fight & she wins each battle.  Later on, she's captured by the English & charged with herfesy because of her visions from God. The court wants her dead right away as the soldiers refuse to figt till then. She would be brought before God without having given her confession. If she signs a written recantation of her heresy, she can see a priest. She signed away God's existence & that she has abandoned God. But an unknown priest known only to her, hears her confession. She could no longer be burned at the stake as a heretic. Then they charged her with being an evil witch & must be burned immediately! Joan confessed her signs were only what she wanted to believe & were not sent by God. She fought in revenge for her sister's death. She believed she was selfish & cruel. Joan was burned to death at the stake in the Marketplace of Rouen on May 3, 1431 at only 19 years of age. She had united France. She was made a saint by the Pope.  Joan of ARC is my all time historical figure. No one else even comes close [except for Jesus Christ].

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    KING ARTHUR & KING DAVID COMPARISON.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:21 PM [General]

          One of the more simarities between the story of King Arthur and his Court and the themes and element of the Bible, are many. There's obvious parallels betrween some of the stories of the Bible and of Arthur is that of King David in the Old Testament. The Arthur legends seem to take on similar elements of the story of King David in aspects of content, theme, character parallels, and morals,    LET'S COMPARE: 

     The coming of age: Both had to go through their right of passage to prove themselves worthy to their own people. Arthur was destined by a higher power. David is annointed to be king by Samuel when David killed Goliath-Arthur proved his worth by removing the sword from the stone. Samuel can be paralled to Merlin, but we won't get into that here. A common theme between the teo kings is that of a correlation bertween the king's action & their dominion's state. At their beginning both began to conquer surrounding kingdoms [1 Samuel 5:6-25 and Malory 6-17]. The mighty sword Excalibur is representative to the Ark of the Covenant in some respects. Both men were great warriors & visionaries, performed good deeds and had a loyal following. Both were of royal ancestry, both were the product of illigit relations and both true parentage were hidden by theit father, Both are listed as the "elect of God," and were qppointed through supernatural means, showing divine intervention and appointment. Both kings were young and inexperienced, both needed to fight their own people as well as formidable enemies before they could assume full control over their own respective countries. Both fought a giant and killed it with one blow, both giants were beheaded and put on display. Both men are presented with a sword: David got his from Goliath and Arthur got his from the Lady of the Lake. Both were great soldiers, both very human, both sinned in sexual matters, both were referred to as "everlasting kings." Both tried to create a new order out of the chaos of the time, they both united their nations, both were known as "Men of Blood." Both were hero's who had come from an underdog position. Both are someone we can relate to and to strive to emulate. Their responsibilities change with the timews, but their ideas remain the same: unity under justice. The Bible has the strongest influence on King Arthur legends. The story of King Arthur is very Christian--synchronized.

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    THE TRUE CROSS OF JESUS SURVIVED.

    Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:27 PM [General]

     

           The True Cross (fragments of that cross are embedded in the above cross and encased in gold) that is the name for what is believed in the Christian tradition to be the physical remnants of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. (see photo at end of this journal for the real cross jesus was on). The Holy Nails were also found.  The True Cross is described as being part of Golgotha encased in gold and studded with priceless gems. The True Cross always accompanied the Knights Templar of Sweden when they went into battle and they always won. Fragments of the Cross were broken up and distributed to various churches. The fragments were said to cure any ailment of the person who touched it. At the site of Calvary, workers found three crosses. One of them was Jesus' and a dying person touched each one to determine the true cross. The third cross was the one. The dying person was cured. By the way, the True Cross fragments are venerated by Catholics and other orthodox Christians.

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    THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

    Monday, April 4, 2011, 6:28 PM [General]

          During the Crusades, the Templars made for themselves a legacy of great achievement and discovery. They were untimately disbanded, tried as heretics, and tortured, they claim to be the most devout and flawless knights to take part in the Crusades to the Holy Land. The Templars were called heretics due to the accounts of their beliefs, such as the accusation that they worshipped a severed head as sacred, specifically that of the devil Baphomet. This head, however, was probably the image of Christ's face on a cloth, variously called the Mandilion, the Veil of St. Veronica, or the Shroud of Turin. Each country seems to have their own version of the Knights Templar. Not too long ago, the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican has restored honor to the Templars who were the faithful servants of God at the time. They protected those coming to Jerusalem in the midst of fierce hostilities raging between Christian and Moslem forces.  The Knights Templar of Sweden were the most valued of all the Templars. They were Catholic and worshipped God. Sweden's Templars had a rich tapestry of brave knights, powerful queens and deceptive kings. It was an epic of war and intrigue, friendship and betrayal and most of all, love!  

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    LUCIFER'S CHILDREN: THE GRAIL BLOODLINE.

    Monday, April 4, 2011, 6:07 PM [General]

    LUCIFER'S CHILDREN: THE GRAIL BLOODLINE & THE DESCENDANTS OF CAIN.

          Conventional wisdom has it that the Grail Bloodline is sacred because it came from Christ, a man still considered by much of the world to be the true Son of God.

          This bloodline decended from a figure who equates with the biblical Cain. In certain Rabbinic lore, we come across the very interesting notion that Cain was not the son of Adam, but of Samael. And, that Samael, a fallen angel appeared to Eve as a serpent. He was evidently the Judaic Lucifer.

          An alternate version of the Cain saga, says that Cain was the son of Adam's first wife, Lillith. In any event, the two alternate traditions concerning Cain's parentage, both involve the Luciferian Nephilim bloodline.

          Another possible Genesis of the idea of the Luciferian bloodline may have come from the Elohim, who in tghe Bible say: "Let us make man in our image." Elohim is generally thought to be a plural of God, or to be "the gods." But it is also widely believed to be the Nephilim, the fallen angels known as the Watchers in the Book of Enoch.

    ALL BEGAN WITH THE FALL OF LUCIFER WHO WAS KICKED  (not pushed) OUT OF HEAVEN. SEE PICTURE ABOVE.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    DID GOD CREATE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS?

    Sunday, April 3, 2011, 9:49 PM [General]

    • IS THERE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS? DID GOD CREATE LIFE WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT?

    Otherwise why is the universe so hugh? But even Christians think, "God must have created life elsewhere, otherwise this enorous universe would be an awful waste of space. Billions of stars, each one is just a big ball of gas. It would take more output for a planet to be created. Just because the Bible teaches about God creating intelligent life only on earth, why couldn't He have done so elsewhere. After all, Scripture does not discuss everything. And what about the ETs that would inhabit these planets? One attempt to fit ETs in the Bible is on the basis of a word in [Hebrews 11:3]. The word 'worlds' appears in the KJV translation and some others, and some claim that it refers to other inhabitable planets.

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