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5 minutes ago, sirineou said:

 What did  Christ say?

Who really know? 

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24 minutes ago, Tagged said:

Who really know? 

Yes indeed,

There are alternative Jesus accounts that tell a different story.

In one alternative account  Jesus , following the biblical teachings of self defence, made a shiv and stubbed his roman guard in the eye then captured two woodchucks, tied their tails together , used them as  nunchucks  and escaped.

They said he lived the rest of his life as a buddhist monk caring for the poor,injured Woodchucks. who suffered lifelong emotional trauma from the Nunchuck incident.

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6 hours ago, giddyup said:

What about an unjustified war as started by GW Bush,is it OK to kill people then? BTW, the ten commandments say "Thou shall not kill" it doesn't mention any exceptions.

What does anything GW Bush, did or didn't do have to do with believing in God? 

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Seems a weird topic to me . I allways remember the Girl in the Gold Shop buying a Cross Necklace..“ No not that one , have You got one with the Little Bloke on It ?.”[emoji85]


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14 hours ago, giddyup said:

Sorry, did we get away from the subject of your endless quotes from the bible? Tough.

The last time I checked, this topic was about "do you believe in God and why."  While you are pondering that, maybe you could spend a few moments thinking about the Bible and how it pertains to this topic. 

 

The Bible is great literature and the all-time number-one best-seller. It contains history, entertaining stories, poetry, philosophy, and personal letters. But, more than that, the Bible is God’s Word. If we have to speak of a single purpose of the Bible, it would be to reveal God to us. There are many things that we could never know about God unless He told them to us. The Bible is God’s self-revelation to humanity. The Bible also tells us who we are. It tells us of our sin and of God’s plan of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Second Timothy 3:15–17 may be one of the most comprehensive purpose statements found in the Bible. The apostle Paul writes to his young assistant Timothy, “From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Some of the Bible is spoken directly by God Himself, and other parts are spoken by men whom He guided—but all of it is His Word, and all of it is beneficial and authoritative. Scripture shows us the way of salvation. Furthermore, it will teach us, rebuke us when we are wrong, and train us how to do right so that we may be ready to do God’s work.

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28 minutes ago, CMNightRider said:

The last time I checked, this topic was about "do you believe in God and why."  While you are pondering that, maybe you could spend a few moments thinking about the Bible and how it pertains to this topic. 

 

The Bible is great literature and the all-time number-one best-seller. It contains history, entertaining stories, poetry, philosophy, and personal letters. But, more than that, the Bible is God’s Word. If we have to speak of a single purpose of the Bible, it would be to reveal God to us. There are many things that we could never know about God unless He told them to us. The Bible is God’s self-revelation to humanity. The Bible also tells us who we are. It tells us of our sin and of God’s plan of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Second Timothy 3:15–17 may be one of the most comprehensive purpose statements found in the Bible. The apostle Paul writes to his young assistant Timothy, “From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Some of the Bible is spoken directly by God Himself, and other parts are spoken by men whom He guided—but all of it is His Word, and all of it is beneficial and authoritative. Scripture shows us the way of salvation. Furthermore, it will teach us, rebuke us when we are wrong, and train us how to do right so that we may be ready to do God’s work.

Blah, blah, blah.

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8 hours ago, giddyup said:

Blah, blah, blah.

What an incredible comment, you are very articulate giddyup.   

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On 10/18/2019 at 7:11 PM, giddyup said:

What about an unjustified war as started by GW Bush,is it OK to kill people then? BTW, the ten commandments say "Thou shall not kill" it doesn't mention any exceptions.

LOL. The Bible God has no problems with killing. He even told the Israelites that they had a promised land ( that they had to remove the inhabitants from first ). The Bible is full of war and killing.

Jesus was no pacifist either.

 

Frankly, IMO there is something missing from the commandment, to decide the context in which it is set. Perhaps they meant Thou shalt not kill the priests, and the last bit got missed because Moses was a bit deaf or in a hurry.

 

To answer your question, soldiers are no more at risk of going to hell for killing in a war than everyone else is for not believing in "God".

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5 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Jesus was no pacifist either.

As far as i know, the only time Jesus was angry, is when he went to the temple and scolded the priests for being greedy.

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6 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

As far as i know, the only time Jesus was angry, is when he went to the temple and scolded the priests for being greedy.

He didn't just scold them. Didn't he cast them out?

We don't know everything about the Christ as the editors of the Bible may have deleted certain things that went against what they were trying to portray.

 

We do know that Jesus said "I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Doesn't sound very pacifist to me.

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1 minute ago, thaibeachlovers said:

He didn't just scold them. Didn't he cast them out?

We don't know everything about the Christ as the editors of the Bible may have deleted certain things that went against what they were trying to portray.

Yes, apparently he was very angry, and he might have kicked one or two in the butts.

I just asked you how did you come to the conclusion that he was no pacifist.

Well, what we don't know is where he spent his time between 12 and his final year, but there are credible (imho) speculations about him travelling to Egypt and India to study and meditate.

I find him to be very close to Buddhism in his teachings, so he was certainly not violent or intolerant.

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26 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Yes, apparently he was very angry, and he might have kicked one or two in the butts.

I just asked you how did you come to the conclusion that he was no pacifist.

Well, what we don't know is where he spent his time between 12 and his final year, but there are credible (imho) speculations about him travelling to Egypt and India to study and meditate.

I find him to be very close to Buddhism in his teachings, so he was certainly not violent or intolerant.

You missed the bit I added to that post.

We do know that Jesus said "I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Doesn't sound very pacifist to me.

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8 hours ago, CMNightRider said:

What an incredible comment, you are very articulate giddyup.   

At least I'm not copying and pasting most of my comments.

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