May 182014
 

Question by gibbonedward: What is the evidence that Jesus Christ before teaching the Jews had studied scriptures in ancient India?

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Answer by Michael
Absolutely None!!!! What scriptures would a devout Jew find in India

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May 042014
 

Question by Squashed Orange: Was Jesus a mystic? He willed life into people just like a mystic? He told religious mysteries (parables)?

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mystic

mystic
–adjective
1. involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
2. of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated: mystic rites.
3. of occult character, power, or significance: a mystic formula.
4. of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
5. of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism.
–noun
6. a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
7. a person initiated into religious mysteries.

Doesn’t that describe Jesus?

Well, it seems that the Bible miracles aren’t happening, but the transfer of energy among all life is happening. When someone put his hands around my heels once, my heels started to get very warm as if they were on fire. This was about 20 days after Yoga already took the soreness from my legs. The man (healer?) told me my leg just grew out at the same time. That took place at some church service starring Dan Mohler. I didn’t see it grow out, but I also didn’t have a good angle of viewing. What do you think that miracle was? An act of God, of course. But how did it happen is the question. Perhaps it happened the same way that Yoga transfers energy. So is Reiki and miraculous healing the same? Why do I hear all these rumors of different spirits and that even the evil ones can heal? Then is it better to never want to heal people because of the risk that we might just heal by using an evil spirit disguised as an angel of Light? Were the 11 apostles who healed mystics then? Then Paul showed up after the ascension — was he a mystic? A mystic “wills” life back into people and “wills” others to be healed.

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Answer by The Physicist
call Him what you want as long as you know He is Lord and King!

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Dec 212013
 

Question by Devil’s Advocate: Why do we need to tell others about Jesus? Can we not let them be happy with their own beliefs & religions?

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Answer by God Will Mind-F**k-Cripple You
No.

“Because we’re not happy until you’re not happy.”

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Nov 052013
 

Question by kimberly: What are all the signs of the second coming of jesus ?
and what are all the important things I need to know about the book of revelations? and also how do you feel about May 21st do you believe its true or is the person who leading us to believe this is a false prophet?

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Answer by Lee Edds
false prophet

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Sep 012013
 

Question by AGLDBT: What is a good book on the formation of the Jesus Story?
Specifically outlining the parallels between the story of Jesus Christ and earlier Gods, such as Horus and Attis of Greece, and the stories of the Pagan tradition. I’m looking for book that outlines the motivations of the Early Roman Church to take stories from other cultures and combine them with the Jesus story in order to form a more appealing religion.

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Answer by believer_in_jesus37421
There are no parallels between Jesus and Horus. E-mail me for my e-mail showing that. Address is below.

You can be absolutely certain that Jesus wasn’t a myth or the product of someone’s imagination, but a real person. In fact, the details of His life and ministry are documented more thoroughly than those of any other person in the ancient world.

After all, shortly after His death and resurrection thousands of people in Jerusalem — the city where He had been put on trial and executed by the Roman authorities — became His followers. Would they have done so if no one had seen Him or heard Him, or even witnessed His death only a few weeks before? No, of course not. As Peter declared to the crowds there, “Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs … as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22).

Never forget, too, that from that point on Jesus’ followers were willing to risk prison and even death because of their faith. Do men and women willingly die for something they know is a lie? No, they don’t. They had heard Jesus teach and seen His miracles, and many of them had been witnesses of His resurrection.

But why have you asked this question? Is it because you’re hoping to avoid Jesus and His claim on your life? Don’t turn your back on Him, but face your need for God’s forgiveness, and then repent of your sins and give your life to Christ. He alone could say, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

believer_in_jesus37421@yahoo.com

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Nov 142012
 

Question by : Why did God decide to send us Jesus before the time of technology and video recorders?
If there’s really a God, he should’ve known we’d grow to become so advanced…so why didn’t he wait until we could have documented proof that this all happened? Or have Jesus invite the first ever camcorder, a DVD made over 2,000 years ago…so we’d have proof.

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Answer by That One Guy
People 2000 years from now won’t have DVD players more’n likely and would ask the same question.

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Sep 292012
 

Question by Jim: Is there credible source documentation for the similarities between jesus and earlier pagan gods?
Some say that christianity borrowed its ideas from ancient mystery religions and that there are many similarities between jesus and other saviour-gods such as horus,mithra,Asklepios,Dionysus and many other saviour gods which existed 1000s of years before jesus.

While others say that all of the above claims have been proven wrong and false and that jesus is the one true god,that the devil was responsible for the counterfeits.

Is there any way we could know from reliable sources whether christianity is original or not?..

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Answer by joe b
Good question. Remember this though, you will never come to the understanding of the truth and Christianity as long as you are listening to those that oppose it. You will never understand the NAACP from someone from the KKK.
Look at Christian websites that answer these questions. Not to atheist sites that manufacture such questions.

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Sep 082012
 

Question by : A question for both CHRISTIANS and ATHEISTS: Astro-theology and the Jesus story.?
What do you think? Even preceding Christianity, ancient mystery religions (including early Christianity) were based on astrology and the pagan religion of sun worship. Christianity being no different by which this ancient religion that keeps getting told over and over again is weaved throughout the Christian Bible.

Please note that this is not proof of whether or not their is a supreme being. It’s only to show the story of the Bible. I’m going to use someone else’s supportive material because it’s explained better than I could. To read the whole paper, see http://www.ukessays.com/essays/religion/astrology-pagan-symbolism-christianity.php.

Zodiac is one of the oldest conceptual images in human history. It reflects the sun as it figuratively passes through the 12 major constellations over the course of a year. It also reflects the 12 months of the year, the 4 seasons, and the solstices and equinoxes. The term Zodiac relates to the fact that constellations were anthropomorphized, or personified, as figures, or animals.

Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary on December 25th/a> in Bethlehem, his birth was symbolized by a star in the east which three kings or magi followed to locate and adorn the new savior. He was a child teacher at age 12 and at the age of 30 he was baptized by John the Baptist, and thus began the ministry. Jesus had 12 disciples whom he traveled about with performing miracles such as healing the sick, raising the dead, walking on water, he was also known as the King of Kings, the Son of God, the Light of the World, the Alpha and Omega, the Lamb of God e.g. After being betrayed by Judas his disciple and sold for 30 pieces of silver, he was crucified, placed in a tomb and after 3 days resurrected and ascended to Heaven.

The birth sequence of Jesus is completely astrological. The star in the east is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky at night, which on December 24th aligns with the three brightest stars in Orion’s Belt. These three bright stars are referred today what they were called in ancient times, The Three Kings. The Three Kings and the brightest star Sirius, all point to the place of the sunrise on December 25th. This is why the Three Kings follow the star in the east, in order to locate the sunrise or the birth of the sun.

Virgin Mary is the constellation Virgo, also known as the Virgo the Virgin which in Latin means virgin. The ancient glyph for Virgo is the altered “m”. This is why Mary with other virgin mothers, such as Adonis’s mother Myrrha and Buddha’s mother Maya begin with an M. Virgo is also referred to as the House of Bread, and the represents of virgin holding a sheaf of wheat. The House of Bread and its symbol of wheat represent August and September, the time of harvest. In turn, Bethlehem literally translates to “house of bread”. Bethlehem therefore refers to the constellation Virgo, a place in the sky, not on Earth.

Another very interesting phenomenon that occurs around December 25th is that from the summer solstice to the winter solstice, the days become shorter and colder. From the northern hemisphere perspective, the sun appears to move south gets smaller and more scarce. The shortening of days and the expiration of the crops when approaching the winter solstice symbolizes the process of death to the ancients. By December 22nd, the Sun’s demise was fully realized, for the Sun having moved south continually for 6 months, makes it to its lowest point in the sky. And here a curious thing occurs, the Sun stops moving south, at least for 3 days. In the three day pause, the Sun stays in the vicinity of the Southern Cross, or Crux, the constellation. After this time on December 25th, the Sun moves 1 degree, this time north, foreshadowing longer days, spring and warmth. And thus it was said, the Sun died on the cross, was dead for 3 days, only to be resurrected or born again. This is why Jesus and numerous other Sun Gods share the crucifixion, 3 day death, and resurrection concept. It’s the Sun’s transition period before it shifts its direction back towards the Northern Hemisphere bringing spring and thus salvation.

However, they didn’t celebrate the resurrection of the Sun until the spring equinox, or Easter. This is because at the spring equinox, the Sun officially overpowers the evil darkness, as daytime thereafter becomes longer in duration than night, and the revitalizing conditions of spring emerge.

Therefore the obvious astrological symbolism around Jesus regards the 12 disciples. They are simply the 12 constellations of the Zodiac, which Jesus, being the Sun, travels about with.

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Answer by No Chance Without Jesus
In the beginning……

NOTHING predates the bible

Premise fail
Question fail
Wall of text that you spent a really long time one….fail

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Sep 012012
 
Mystics
by grsing

Question by 2nd In Command to David: mystics, pagans, or eastern religioners, how do you believe that Jesus became one with God?
Or whatever you consider His source was. How did He tap into that power to be able to do miracles?
I always find it hillarious that some pagans think the ONE Christian God doesn’t exist, but their 3000+ do. lol
see, observe existence’s answer and learn something. lol

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Answer by Kjelstad 3.0
I’m pretty sure they don’t

Believing that BS makes you Christian.

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Jul 042012
 

Question by : Is Jesus going to judge the USA?
Jesus describes the USA as He portrays His judgment of Babylon the Great.
The “great city” in Rev 16:18-19 symbolizes the USA when it portrays all of the cities of the nations falling as a result of the “great city” being destroyed by earthquakes. The USA is referred to as a “great city” because like a city, where merchants go to sell their goods, the USA is the center of trade in the world. When the earthquakes destroy their market place or the USA all of the cities of the nations will fall as a result. (Rev 16:18-19) And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. {19} And the great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.
Rev 18:11, 17-19 describes the USA when it portrays that after the “great city” is destroyed by earthquakes all of the cities of the nations to fall because no one buys their cargos anymore; since all of the economies of the cities in the world are dependent upon selling their goods in the USA. (Rev 18:11) “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more. (Rev 18:17-19) for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste! ‘And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, {18} and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What city is like the great city?’ {19} “And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’
The name BABYLON THE GREAT in Rev. 17:5 is not the name of the great city, which is also depicted as a “great harlot” in Rev 17:1, as some would have you believe; but rather as it is clearly stated it is a mystery, which describes the place that the “great harlot” symbolizes. The mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT” describes the USA when it depicts the great harlot as that place which is like “Babylon of old”, but much greater in magnitude. As the “Babylon of old”, but in a much greater magnitude, the USA, reigns over the entire earth and is the center of trade for the whole world. In Rev. 17:5, the mystery, “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”, describes the USA when it portrays the woman as that place which makes baby harlots or that place which all the nations are becoming like, which is commonly called “westernization”. The USA is the MOTHER OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH since her corporations in a conspiracy to circumvent Christians have financially supported and rewarded politicians, judges and those who desire to corrupt America’s morals and the worlds morals. (Rev 17:5) and upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Rev 17:2 and Rev 18:3, describes the USA when they depict the woman as that country with whom the kings of the earth join with in committing acts of immorality in the USA and in their own countries in order to obtain wealth. In so doing these kings have corrupted their own countries causing their own people to practice these immoralities or become drunk with the wine of her immorality which as previously mentioned is called westernization. (Rev 17:2) with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” (Rev 18:3) “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”
Rev 18:7 describes the US when it depicts the woman as that country which says that she will never see morning or can never be destroyed. (Rev 18:7) “To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.’
Rev. 17:1, 15, 17, portrays the USA when they point out that the woman is that nation which reigns over peoples, multitudes, nations, tongues and the kings of the earth. (Rev 17:1) And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
(Rev 17:15) And he said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. (Rev 17:18) “And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
Rev 18:15 describes the USA when it renders the woman as that place which immediately after she is destroyed the nations would still be afraid of her because of the military might that she wielded. (Rev 18:15) “The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
Rev 17:9-10 directs us to the USA when it describes the woman as that nation which is capable of sitting on or ruling over the seven heads or kings of the fourth and final beast. (Rev 17:9-10) “Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, {10} and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.
Rev 17:11 describes the USA when it tells us that the woman is that place which is capable of ruling over the man of lawlessness when he comes out of one of the nations of the seven kings and becomes the eighth king that
the woman sits on or rules over. (Rev 17:11) “And the beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.
Rev 18:21-23 explains that it is the wealthy merchants from the USA that have corrupted the entire world and have caused the USA to be judged.Rev 18:21-23) And a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. {22} “And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer; {23} and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorce
The judgment of the USA is executed in plagues including pestilence, mourning and famine followed by military defeat. (Rev 18:8) “For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
Rev 17:12-13, 16 explains that the judgment of the USA is completed when the ten kings, the man of lawlessness, who comes out from among the ten kings and the seven heads or nations join together in a common purpose to destroy the USA with military force. (Rev 17:12-13) “As for the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. {13} “These have one purpose and they give their power and authority to the beast. (Rev 17:16) “And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.
The point is that according to Rev 18:4 Jesus is warning His believers that if they participate in the sins that are being legalized in the USA they will receive the plagues as well.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues;

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Answer by Redrum
Wow, america was in the bible? I feel special. Good Game on being a fanatic. . . .

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