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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    That shit didn't work out that well really, did it ?
    Worked out perfectly. Gods plan of redemption for those that seek it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    So it was a trick?
    No, Man couldn't destroy Christ

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    God created humans with free will and they chose to do bad things rather then follow Gods will to do good things.
    If god gave free will, then he should have put no condition on man. Let man grow unfettered.

    It makes no sense to say man has free will then put conditions on them.
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    Why on earth would Christians refer to this day as “good” Friday?
    It’s called Good Friday because even while powerful men were conspiring to kill the Son of God, God himself was acting to save the world from itself, once and for all. Even while the world’s authorities were conspiring to perpetrate history’s greatest evil, God was working to bring about history’s greatest good.
    It didn’t have to be this way. After all, God created the world as his good kingdom in which humans could flourish, and in which they would never have to experience evil. Yet, the very first couple, Adam and Eve, decided to seize power for themselves and, in so doing, introduced evil into God’s good kingdom. From that day forward, humanity would live in a world riddled by evil and its consequences.




    In the aftermath of Adam and Eve’s mutiny, God promised that he would one day send a Savior who would undo evil. That Savior was Jesus. The Bible says that “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17).
    1. On the cross, Jesus suffered so that we would not have to suffer.
    2. Through the cross, we can be reconciled to God and each other.
    3. Because of the cross and resurrection, we have hope for the future.

    What's so 'good' about Good Friday? | Fox News

    Just in case you wondered why Jesus being put to death on the cross was called "Good Friday" , here is an explanation of why it was a Good Friday. God had a plan to reconcile people to himself. This was the "New Covenant" Jeremiah spoke of .
    "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant which they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each man teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." (Jeremiah chapter 31 verses 31-34)
    Thank you for the wonderful post and ignore the liberal hate you get, many of us appreciate the uplifting message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    If god gave free will, then he should have put no condition on man. Let man grow unfettered.

    It makes no sense to say man has free will then put conditions on them.
    Think about it this way. Can a condition be put on a wife or husband to love each other? God gave free will to make decisions. They can make good decisions or bad decisions and they can decide to Love God or Hate him. All choices belong to them, but God has a plan for a persons salvation with a Book called the Bible. If they follow that book and follow God it will turn out well for them. If you raised kids maybe you can relate to this. You have rules for your kids to stay away from people that deal drugs and steal from stores. Is that bad to curb their free will or are the rules there to protect your children from being harmed? I think you understand this now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Thank you for the wonderful post and ignore the liberal hate you get, many of us appreciate the uplifting message.
    Appreciate your comments, but this really isn't a political thing. God accepts a person despite their political affiliation as long as they accept Jesus as Lord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Appreciate your comments, but this really isn't a political thing. God accepts a person despite their political affiliation as long as they accept Jesus as Lord.
    So what you're claiming is that God places conditions on his own creations? Why create people, give them free will, then condemn them the hell if they don;t happen to believe in you? Is one supposed to believe God is some sort of sadist or that his acceptance does not depend on anything humans say it depends upon, but from the teachings on Christ as recorded by human beings, God likes to see humans treating other human beings well.

    Some people believe Christ died on the cross as an example of why the death penalty is NOT a good thing, since one may be putting a god or an angel to death, what's "good" about the crucifixion of Christ? That Christ asked God to "forgive them (humans) for they knew NOT what they were doing (putting a God to death). It was "good" because Christ could have asked God to do something like drop an A Bomb, MOAB or unload a payload of 500 pounders and cruise missiles, as "payback".


    This falls in line with the teaching regarding how to treat strangers and others and how one treats "the least" of humans, not knowing that those who turn strangers and those in need away, those who do not help the least of humans, may be doing so to angels, unbeknownst to them.

    More than 2000 years later, some who claim to believe in Christ, still want to kill people and judge, in God's stead. Some still refuse to turn the other cheek and refuse to love their enemies and do good unto them, some still think adultery, divorce, greed, gluttony, narcissism and a host of other things God supposedly does not find good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotaFrayed View Post
    So what you're claiming is that God places conditions on his own creations? Why create people, give them free will, then condemn them the hell if they don;t happen to believe in you? Is one supposed to believe God is some sort of sadist or that his acceptance does not depend on anything humans say it depends upon, but from the teachings on Christ as recorded by human beings, God likes to see humans treating other human beings well.

    Some people believe Christ died on the cross as an example of why the death penalty is NOT a good thing, since one may be putting a god or an angel to death, what's "good" about the crucifixion of Christ? That Christ asked God to "forgive them (humans) for they knew NOT what they were doing (putting a God to death). It was "good" because Christ could have asked God to do something like drop an A Bomb, MOAB or unload a payload of 500 pounders and cruise missiles, as "payback".


    This falls in line with the teaching regarding how to treat strangers and others and how one treats "the least" of humans, not knowing that those who turn strangers and those in need away, those who do not help the least of humans, may be doing so to angels, unbeknownst to them.

    More than 2000 years later, some who claim to believe in Christ, still want to kill people and judge, in God's stead. Some still refuse to turn the other cheek and refuse to love their enemies and do good unto them, some still think adultery, divorce, greed, gluttony, narcissism and a host of other things God supposedly does not find good.
    Yes, God does put conditions on people. We can find all those conditions in Gods word. Basically rules for living. Basically go by those rules or you will have problems. For instance, Do Not Kill. If you do you will we inherit problems with the laws of the country you live in, which could be death or life in prison. Most of all he wants people to honor him and respect his will, which is to follow what he has said in the Bible. Since he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of humanity that created a path for redemption or a path back to a relationship with God that was broken by Adam and Eve when they rejected God. So answering your question about rejecting God, yes you will pay a price for that by not inheriting the Kingdom of God. Accept him and you will have the Kingdom of God. Not complicated

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Appreciate your comments, but this really isn't a political thing. God accepts a person despite their political affiliation as long as they accept Jesus as Lord.
    Anyone can mouth the words but a person must try to live the life Jesus preached us to live.

    That is often in conflict with many political ideologies.

    So no, God will not accept anyone of any political ideology because following that ideology means you are not following the Christian faith and you can't do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    God created humans with free will and they chose to do bad things rather then follow Gods will to do good things.
    Yep those evil babies choosing to die of hunger.
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