jperry Wrote: I hope that you make it to heaven because you are never going to see it here on earth. History has not really taught us much except new ways to make the same mistakes. All we have to do is to look back to the One Hundred Year War, which lasted foe a minimum of 106 years. The British on one side of the field praying for victory and the French on the other side doing the same.
Everyone is waiting for the Second Coming, a good subject to study. How will all the these people feel if the post-millennium view is the correct one or better yet the Armillennium view. All 3 views appear in the Bible.
jperry Wrote: Dutch, I was commenting to the Christian views of what they expect will happen. I made no statement that I agreed or disagreed with their belief.
The fundamentalist Christians claim to hold specific views of the Bible and I am questioning their claims.
Taken from the New Hampshire Confession of Faith: "Of the Scriptures We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried."
If they take a literal interpretation I would like to know why they ignore a majority of the content as a starter. The similarities between Fundamentalist Christianity and politicians is amazing. Items are constantly taken out of context, they tend to quote verses rather than complete sentences and completely ignore anything which will prevent them from doing what they want.
I like the story of the ministerial student filling in at a church one Sunday morning and reading from an American Standard version of the Bible. An older women stood up and said, "Young man, if the King James Version was good enough for Paul and Silas, it should be good enough for you." I don't know if it occurred or not and it really doesn't matter. It does illustrate the point I am trying to make. When I was working on the design for an addition to a church a meeting was started with a "prayer" and thanks was given to God for the wealth He had given them. I should have walked out of the meeting. Churches equate wealth as a Blessing from God yet the New Testament does not support that belief. I do not care what a person believes; but if they claim a particular standard then they must comply with it. If I say I will do something I do it, I have given my word and that's what is important to me.
sbfriedman Wrote: Glenn Beck argues that if we evolved into humans from monkeys, why have we stopped evolving? Why are there no half-monkey, half-humans walking around? Well, Mr. Beck, evolution happens over millions and millions of years. You are on this planet for roughly 80 or so. Do the math.