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  1. The Creator Exists

    I want to believe. And with God, I want something intimate. I want him to be real to me. That guy's post sums up how I do feel. Knowing God but turning my back on the people I know in Christendom. Not the same. I want to understand. But then again, I make that repeated mistake of going back to sin anyway, because, even though I know he is watching, even though I know I could repent and start over, I cannot help but dwell on my mistakes and shames. Every so often, I feel empty. Like... there is nothing I should be properly feeling or knowing that should be there, but isn't.
  2. Hi from an unworthy atheist

    I know the feeling.
  3. Icons of the coming end of Aaron's priesthood

    People in the O.T. did sin but they got saved by faith. Hebrews 11 New International Version (NIV) Faith in Action 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”[a] For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance,obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she[b] considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[c] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones. 23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt,not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.[d] 32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms,administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning;[e] they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. Faith. It's having complete confidence without the substance.
  4. I never technically said that. Just be aware that if it came down to an argument, and the point about God and firearms and military tactics were suddenly raised, be prepared and willing to acknowledge that stuff I mentioned, and how any dissenting Atheist or anyone can turn the argument around on a Christian in a debate.
  5. "More to the point, though, we're not allowed by God to murder" Don't mind me, I'm just going to point to those guys standing over there wearing uniforms and carrying firearms. You know, the Marine guys, the army Guys, the air force guys, and any law enforcement agency who by law are required to arm themselves to shoot the varying defectors who validate the need for firearms.
  6. How would you react.........?

    Atheists have posited that question over and over again. And still have no answer, especially since a big hurdle they have to clear to fully explore that question would be to stop breathing completely. As for me, all I know is that there just hasn't been any kind of proof that an Afterlife doesn't exist, and evidence constantly points to too many contradictory points in other Religions views predictions of an Afterlife that border on either Ridiculous (Scientology) or Twisted (Muslims) or deceptive (Mormons) making Christianity be most the uncompromising and the most sound. So, basically, I side with the Bible, but for all the wrong reasons. So I have question for you. How would you react if the most unlikely, most horrible, most undeserving people you know who never believed in Christ suddenly one day came to Christ, had a complete change of heart, and became entirely different than the person they were before? I'm sorry. Scratch that. The people I speak of, are those dudes who sit in the back of the churches pretending to be Christians. They can also range to... Eh, anybody. I mean it. People who were War Criminals. People, and I mean Men and Women, who abuse their children. Drug addicts, and shameless ones too. People who've engaged in immoral sexual activities with others, or broke up families as a result. People who've actively expressed their opinions about Christianity being a hoax and backed up with their "evidence" or talked about being "enlightened" because their fall from their belief of Christ. Or people addicted to pornographic material, or people engaged in a lifestyle they claim "brought them closer to God", you know, like that nudism movement. Or any movement that seems to encourage a Humanist mindset and doctrine, nothing but empty wind that isn't God's wisdom or God's ways. I could go on, but you get the idea. It's LOTS of people who've fallen away from God. But if they suddenly showed up on your doorstep begging forgiveness, or expressed a willingness to want to know Christ, to want to change their ways, what would you do? Close the door on them? Throw their collective sins back in their faces as some kind "reminder" that they can never be accepted and forgiven? Or would you do that thing Christ usually does? The thing where he says stuff like "Let he who is without Sin cast the first pebble", and says that he's there for their sake? Alright, the question is complicated enough, but you get the general idea.
  7. Today was Hell in a handbasket, and there was nothing I could do but endure. I'm so sick and tired.

  8. An Apology

    To everyone I badmouthed in the chat room, I'm sorry.
  9. The Middle East problem

    "One side wants the other dead". But God, to the exent of his absolute will, will not allow Israel to be destroyed. The Arabs can try all they like, but in the end, they, and their Anti-Christ, are going to come down with a case of Epic Fail.
  10. Praise due where it's due... Blessings to the dude on high.

    Things look grim. I lie a lot. I'm looking for a job, to help my folks out with food, expenses, whatever. But I still come up short. And I still haven't animated anything, even though I want to be a cartoonist and animator! And I have problems with Patience and Self-control. My main problems, because waiting for God to bring something into my life feels to me like it hasn't done any good. I can continue to say "Bless you" or "Have blessed day" to a random stranger, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm stuck, and I continue to do the same sins over and over. I've given into Habitual sin to the point where I can't seem to acknowledge the influence or existence of Satan being the source of all sin. I'm stuck in the same place. Unchanging Static.
  11. Hello from a atheist

    I'm undecided and I really can't call myself a Christian. I can't because, filled with bitterness and frustrations at how stuck in the same place I am with my life, I stopped praying and reading the Bible, and I stopped relying on Christ. I know everything that I'm doing wrong here for what it is, so how can I get back up?
  12. SuperHero's turn Christian

    There is something I'd like to say about about the fiction where there are "Superheroes" and they suddenly become Christian. It's also the kind of setting where there would be Supervillains, right? One day I had this random thought come from out of nowhere, and, acting on it, I typed up a little rant about what I want to do with a setting like that. I'm a budding Cartoonist (Who has yet to bud.). Here goes: Okay, so I spent a lot of time thinking about this, and it occured to me that Superheroes in modern media today, movies, comics, online comics, and video games do a lot of angsting. Or they're portrayed to act as "Regular" People today do, acting vulgar and behaving badly. That's what people eat up as entertainment. The violence and the sex and the angsting. Yeah, I just opened up a very idiotic point. Superheroes angst. It's a classic narrative device that allows the reader or viewer to relate to the character; in trials, in fundamental flaws, in basic mistakes, in approach to social norms and romantic interests, in some things as simple as Eating or seeking "Normal" help from non-superpowered people. The Bible says "Live a life that is pleasing to God". That makes PERFECT sense. God called us to live a life that doesn't abide by the pattern of this world. (Phillipians) The bible says "In this world you will have trouble." (Matthew) "But take heart because I've overcome it." Jesus said this to his disciples, when telling them in tandem how he was going to die for the sins of the entire world, and how his disciples wouldn't have it any easier in the aftermath spreading his warning of repenting for your sins and accepting him. This is also true. What I'm trying to say is, we're flawed. We're sinful, rebellious and hopelessly stupid. Lost. That's the state of things. And it's only going to get worse. Plenty of Anti-christs in the world already, spiritual advocates of the Devil, who rebels against the Father of all Creation. So yeah, that. (And if you think about it, they will constantly proclaim to have powers themselves from God, to put themselves on elevation with God's status. While also denying God. Yikes.) So now that I've got that out of the way, let's skip to the end. In any good story, game, or book, or comic, the main character, the "Superhero" or the regular hero, is or has to be flawed. Their flaws make them down to Earth and relatable. And it doesnt matter what kind of backstory, but they have to Angst a lot because it creates depth, and it presents the struggle. It's obvious in Superhero settings that the main character's main Conflict is the struggle between alternate lifestyles - The Regular loser nobody likes, and the masked debonaire selfless crime-fighting vigilante. My idea of a Superhero in a Christian setting is the guy who follows Christ's example. They don't buy what the world is selling, they use their brains to solve problems, and knows that they're not perfect. The Superhero is just another sinner. The Superhero is the guy who harkens to the word of God, and is absolutely dependant, body, mind, and soul, on the complete salvation that can be found only in Jesus Christ. The universe in this current form has been on a downhill slide into the "Perishing" stage. Jesus said he'd come back, make everything wholesome for a 1000 years, then take us to be with him in the New Heaven/Earth while the old universe ceases to exist. It's because Christ sacrificed himself that we even have the chance to repent and start a relationship with him based on prayer, faith, and meditation, to live that kind of life. Not what we want, but what he desires for us. What's best for us. Where does that leave the Superman in today's age? That person knows they can fight crime and stick up for the little guy. But the entire universe is already dead because of sin. And they are also the product of a sinful generation. There's no saving it. In a spiritual battle between those finding God's grace, and those embracing the deception Satan offers, the world isn't what needs to be saved. It's the souls. That's what's on the line here. We never think about it, but God weeps every time a soul that doesn't choose him falls into Hell. Jesus saved this world and its' souls through his death, now, it's our obligation and our righteousness to accept that. "Lord, lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons and all that jazz?" ".... I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!" It's devastating to hear those words. If you don't know Christ in his fullness, you're already damned, the result Satan wants. Superheroes in this kind of setting are no different. Christ, the guy with the name above all names who's above all things, will dismiss such a person who denied him, the guy who pretends they knew him when they didn't. The fight against crime, sometimes with policemen too, shouldn't be all Punches and kicks against the bad guys. It should also be the Fight to defend the Bible, face persecution, mockery, suffering, shame, even loss. It's begging God through prayer to endow you with the endurance to face that relentless path of persecution, because, you're weak. You know it. Superheroes too. That'd be interesting. A Christian gets the powers and such, but they aren't really any different from before. They are going to be tempted, and their faith will be tested. Knowing Christ's surpassing love, and the glory of the crown awaiting you at the end of your path, is an indescribable wonder that surpasses the anything in this age. Including the characters' "Superpowers", whether they are Flight, or Super Laser Eyes, or Super Strength, or Super Whatever. Knowing Christ and being like him in his suffering is what makes you stronger when you know you aren't. A superhero character will angst, but they will move forward, because their dependance on Christ, and constant prayer, will pull them through any trial. Weakness and humility is expected in a character like that, to allow Christ's utter dominance in their lives, to provide the example to the bystander. Superheroes and regular joes are just sinners. Big ones. Just as well are the scientists in fiction who attempt to make superpowers. We're fragile. We act independent. We're bitter. We're stupid. We cry. We're driven by selfishness. We're subject to temptation. We panic, we're self-absorbed, we're vain. We rage for no reason. We're masochistic. Paranoid, and cruel. We make mistakes and we let them eat us from the inside, another of Satan's many traps to pull us away from God. We wouldn't make the best kind of superhero. It's bad if you have a bunch of people trying to create power for themselves. But if that's the case and a "Superman" is created as a result, than that Superman has come into "Great Power" due to God's will, not man's. And of course, it comes with "Great Responsibility". And in a setting where you've got your Batmen and Spidermen working alongside the firemen and the policemen, the "Superhero" is just another soul that is horribly lost without Jesus in their life. Without Jesus, we are our own worst villains. But God's love, shown in unsurpassed glory through Christ, is laid down for the superheroes and normals just the same.
  13. It's my birthday and stuff today.

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    2. missmuffet

      missmuffet

      Have a Happy Birthday

    3. The_Patriot2017

      The_Patriot2017

      well happy birthday. and stuff.

    4. Guest

      Guest

      Happy Birthday~! +++++++++

  14. Hope deferred, defeat, and unanswered prayers

    I'm sorry about a post I made earlier a day ago. I feel blessed knowing that even in defeat, God's grace and unfailing promise is made perfect in our weakness.
  15. True Repentance

    I have never truly been repentant. I just discovered this today. I haven't felt any kind of tears down my eyes, or, thinking, "God's watching me", or "I feel sick to my stomach" that kind of thing. I can't even feel scared anymore, and it doesn't cross my mind that the Devil is using this, along with many things in my life, to deceive me. I guess this is because I keep going back to the same sin over and over, the sin of sexual immorality. And it largely involves naked old men, white and usually European. Pictures of them, videos of naturism, or even nudism, videos of creepy old men stripping down to their nethers, doing things that are largely indulgent. Just because you could lead a life where you never actually have sex, doesn't mean that you can't find ways to satisfy that sin in you using the Internet as a medium. I don't know if whether or not all the garbage I've been letting into my head, is making me Gay, but it probably is. I'm so tired of it all. I can't even be repentant and trust Christ. Largely because I don't have a true grasp on what it means to trust him with all your heart, to humble yourself in his presence, and surrendering yourself to him. I can't do it. Because I can't even recognize sin and sexual immorality for what it is that I've seen. I cna't figure out that sin is sin. And truly, it's because I love to sin. Or I'm just indifferent to the act of it. - Christopher
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