• Answer to Bible's Old Testament question? Please read.?

    This is to answer people who ask the question "Why dont we follow the Old Testament? Much brutality and butchery. I have copied this from someone on another site - Please read - good information. The "Old Testament" did not "pass away" in that it was invalidated, overturned, or otherwise rendered null and void. Just... show more
    This is to answer people who ask the question "Why dont we follow the Old Testament? Much brutality and butchery. I have copied this from someone on another site - Please read - good information. The "Old Testament" did not "pass away" in that it was invalidated, overturned, or otherwise rendered null and void. Just the opposite, Jesus fulfilled the Law. Because he was the Messiah of God, his fulfillment of the Law freed us from the constraints of the Law. You might have read that the Law was a teacher, instructing us on what was required to be right before God. Unfortunately, God's standards are so high that no person could meet them (as demonstrated by the constant need to be in repentance and offering sacrifices). As a man, Jesus' sacrifice, as one innocent in the eyes of the Law, satisfied God's justice, undoing Adam's acts of disobedience and faithlessness. As God, Jesus' sacrifice was available to everyone who trusts or trusted God (as you pointed out, God does not change) to make a way where they could not. As for the brutality and butchery in the Bible, it is a common practice among those seeking to attack the validity of Scripture to say "you're a Christian, why aren't you doing all those things in the Old Testament." However, as someone who has read the Bible numerous times, I'm certain you have observed that it is actually several books woven together. It is, first and foremost, a religious book outlining God's interactions with humanity (one group in particular, but not exclusively). It is also an early history of a nation. It is also a book about poetry, and a book about wisdom and morality. To say that a Christian must practice all the things outlined in the Bible simply because they are there is to also say that Americans must practice slavery because our early history had slavery. The Bible is the inspired Word of God - God-breathed and beneficial for teaching - however, it must be read with wisdom, not with blinders on. To read the Bible with religious blinders leads us to hunt for witches, but to read with atheistic blinders on leads us to label Christians as "kooks," "nutjobs," and many things far worse. The truth is that there have been many Christians who have made great contributions to society and the world around them, and there have been many atheists who have brought great harm to society. By the same token, there have been many who claim to be Christians ("You shall know them by their fruit") who have harmed, not just society, but the cause of Christ, bringing the Name of God into mockery, and there have been atheists who have done great and beautiful things..
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Do you know the One True God?

    When you need God's power to help, call Elohim - God. When you need His divine presence, call Yahweh - the Lord. When you need His sacredness, call El Elyon - the Most High God When you need an overseer of your affairs, call El Roi - The God who sees When you need an all-powerful Deity, call El Shaddai - God Almighty God as Provider -... show more
    When you need God's power to help, call Elohim - God. When you need His divine presence, call Yahweh - the Lord. When you need His sacredness, call El Elyon - the Most High God When you need an overseer of your affairs, call El Roi - The God who sees When you need an all-powerful Deity, call El Shaddai - God Almighty God as Provider - Yahweh Yireh - the Lord will provide God as Helper - Yahweh Nissi - the Lord is my banner God of Peace of Mind - Yahweh Shalom - Lord of Peace God as Perfect Savior - Qedosh Yisrael - God is morally perfect God as Protector - Yahweh Saboath - God is my protector God who will not die - El Olam - everlasting God God of Righteouness - Yahweh Tsidkenu - God of righteous living and right behavior God of Divine Presence - Yahweh Shammah - the Lord is there God of Ultimate Authority - Attiq Yomin - The Ancient of Days, who will one day just the nations God is SO good! Praise his Holy Name(s)!!!
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Why is the media hiding the fact that the Virginia Tech shooter is Muslim??

    Something to think about.
    Something to think about.
    26 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Need help please - who is right - myself or daughter?

    I have a 2-yr-old grandson. I have let him urinate two times outside - an emergency - once in the parking lot at the mall too. My daughter does not want him to urinate outside - she said only rednecks do this. She asked me to respect her wishes when we got into an argument about this - I said I would but that in an emergency I would still let him... show more
    I have a 2-yr-old grandson. I have let him urinate two times outside - an emergency - once in the parking lot at the mall too. My daughter does not want him to urinate outside - she said only rednecks do this. She asked me to respect her wishes when we got into an argument about this - I said I would but that in an emergency I would still let him urinate outside if he had an emergency. She got mad and we had a yelling match. Who is right? Am I wrong to say in an emergency I would still let him urinate outside? I need help with this please. She said I should respect her wishes because she is the mother - I am not. I told her that she should respect me - as I am her mother. It was pretty bad. Please help.
    15 answers · Other - Family & Relationships · 1 decade ago
  • I have a valentine for you. Do you like it??

    For God so lo (V) ed the world That He g (a) ve His one and on (l) y Son That whoso (e) ver Believes o (n) Him Shall no (t) per (i) sih but have Eter (n) al Lif (e) Love you all and God bless dear ones! May you find the One True God - Jehovah and His Son... show more
    For God so lo (V) ed the world That He g (a) ve His one and on (l) y Son That whoso (e) ver Believes o (n) Him Shall no (t) per (i) sih but have Eter (n) al Lif (e) Love you all and God bless dear ones! May you find the One True God - Jehovah and His Son - Jesus Christ. To Him alone be the Glory forever and forever.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Should I stay with my husband if he is an alcoholic?

    We moved east to be by our grandson but my husband is getting worse now - drinking more and more. We used to live in Texas and my family is there. Should I go back to my family and leave my grandson and my husband here. I really don't know what to do. Any advice about this situation?
    We moved east to be by our grandson but my husband is getting worse now - drinking more and more. We used to live in Texas and my family is there. Should I go back to my family and leave my grandson and my husband here. I really don't know what to do. Any advice about this situation?
    18 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 1 decade ago
  • Any opinions about this email? It is so true.?

    WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT DEATH Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death! Make a personal reflection about this. Very interesting, read until the end. It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Here are some men and... show more
    WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT DEATH Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death! Make a personal reflection about this. Very interesting, read until the end. It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Here are some men and women who mocked God: 1. JOHN LENNON: Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said: "Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him" (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times. 2. TANCREDO NEVES (President of Brazil): During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died. 3. CAZUZA (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): During a show in Canecïo ( Rio de Janeiro ), whilst smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: "God, that's for you." He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner. 4. THE MAN WHO BUILT THE TITANIC: After the construction of the Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: "Not even God can sink it" The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic. 5. MARILYN MONROE: She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: "I don't need your Jesus". A week later, she was found dead in her apartment. 6. BON SCOTT: The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: "Don't stop me, I'm going down all the way, down the highway to hell". On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit. 7. CAMPINAS/SP IN 2005: In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter - holding her hand, who was already seated in the car: "MY DAUGHTER, GO WITH GOD AND MAY HE PROTECT YOU." She responded: "ONLY IF HE (GOD) TRAVELS IN THE TRUNK, CAUSE INSIDE HERE IT'S ALREADY FULL". Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none were broken. 8. Christine Hewitt: A Jamaican Journalist and entertainer, said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written, in June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle. Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive. JESUS!!! P.S: If it was a joke, you would have sent it to everyone. So are you going to have courage to send this? I have done my part, Jesus said "If you are embarrassed about me, I will also be embarrassed about you before my father." "What benefit does it have, if a man gains the whole world but loses his soul? What can man give in exchange of his soul?" (Matthew 16:26). AMEN
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Does Ted Haggard's sin or fall change Christianity?

    That would be no. God still remains faithful and He will always be, until the end of time. This fall of a Christian evangelical does not change morality either. Also God's Word still remains true - we don't follow men - we follow Christ. Christ is the head of the church - not Ted Haggard. Comments?
    That would be no. God still remains faithful and He will always be, until the end of time. This fall of a Christian evangelical does not change morality either. Also God's Word still remains true - we don't follow men - we follow Christ. Christ is the head of the church - not Ted Haggard. Comments?
    26 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago