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Who was Jesus Christ?
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Jophar_Vorin

Persuasion means? Cant google, i have a different computer layout right now.


The act of causing people to do or believe something : the act or activity of persuading people
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Jophar_Vorin wrote:


IngramIV wrote:

Cheesus crust


Wat? This one caught my eye for some reason.


ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

Please stop.


Dude i have tried that in similar threads. Wont work sadly. People want to spit on others worldviews.


The thing is. If this is an atheist mocking then it 's just obnoxious and we're dealing with a sad bored person. If it's actually a Christian who really thinks they're doing good then someone needs to explain how preaching works. This seems like one of those fire and brimstone types who think screaming about the wrath of God brings in Christians and doesn't understand that when that's all you preach you make us look like lunatics. If all I knew about God was wrath then why would I ever want to believe he exists? If someone is going to preach then they need to preach God's love. Love is the only way!
If I came to you and asked you if you believed in God ,you said no and I called you an idiot for not believing in God like the belief of God is the most obvious thing on planet Earth, you'd say "screw you" because I'd be acting like a jerk. This would make you resent Christianity even more.
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AgentDuchess wrote:


Jophar_Vorin

Persuasion means? Cant google, i have a different computer layout right now.


The act of causing people to do or believe something : the act or activity of persuading people


Ahh. Okay thanks!


ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

The thing is. If this is an atheist mocking then it 's just obnoxious and we're dealing with a sad bored person. If it's actually a Christian who really thinks they're doing good then someone needs to explain how preaching works. This seems like one of those fire and brimstone types who think screaming about the wrath of God brings in Christians and doesn't understand that when that's all you preach you make us look like lunatics. If all I knew about God was wrath then why would I ever want to believe he exists? If someone is going to preach then they need to preach God's love. Love is the only way!
If I came to you and asked you if you believed in God ,you said no and I called you an idiot for not believing in God like the belief of God is the most obvious thing on planet Earth, you'd say "screw you" because I'd be acting like a jerk. This would make you resent Christianity even more.


Yeah i agree with most of it. But people have sadly been converted by fear. I agree that love is the only way if you want converts.

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My Lord and my friend.

I'm not worthy of Him.

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It was me
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A pacifist, the most talked about person in existence, the most polarizing person in existence, the most loved person to ever walk the Earth, and also the the most hated. He is in a way the founder and subject of the world's largest religion. The inspiration for why it's the year 2016 A.D. and why we have certain holidays.

Simple answer is He's the most important person in history.
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If we're speaking non-religiously, many historians, Christian and non-Christian alike agree that Christ existed. This is a decent article that refers to the sources in enough detail that you could look up and find them for yourself: http://www.gotquestions.org/did-Jesus-exist.html

No accounts completely agree on who Christ was as a person in the secular aspect.
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If we're speaking religiously, this is Christ:

Jesus Christ was a man who lived on the earth. He was the direct Son of God sent as a sacrifice for sin. Christian belief generally holds that there are moral goods and bads. In short, because man (or woman) is imperfect, we cannot overcome that sin on our own. We needed a perfect being to come and sacrifice Himself to pay for, overcome, and atone for our sins. That man was Jesus Christ.

The best account of the life of Christ is the Bible. In fact, there aren't many other accounts that exist, unless you are Mormon, or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who believe in the Book of Mormon which is subtitled "Another Testament of Jesus Christ".

If you would like some videos depicting Jesus Christ's life, these here are very good: https://www.lds.org/bible-videos/videos?lang=eng
They are based on the King James version of the bible which is generally accepted as one of the most accurate translations. The videos depict those scenes pretty accurately and are listed in chronological order.

I want to give a testimony of Christ's existence. This is my personal belief that I have gained for myself through prayer to God and reading scripture (holy books such as the Bible). I know that Christ existed and that he not only existed, but that he did live here and gave his life as a sacrifice of sin. I know that he is the Son of God, who loves us enough to have sent His Son. I know that God gives answers to those who seek Him.
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And if you all on this thread have gotten this far, I just want to say shame on you to those who are making fun of someone's serious question and ridiculing others beliefs. Do I believe in Christ? Yes. But would I go and ridicule others who ask things like "Who is Muhammad?" or "Who is Buddha?" or "What is atheism?or angosticism?" NO. It's just plain rude and disrespectful. I don't care what your beliefs or curiosities are, people deserve your respect as other human beings until they have proven themselves repeatedly to be undeserving of such respect. So please stop and be a better person.
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I won't bother babbling, it isn't as if any of you would have the prerequisite knowledge required anyways - unless someone who has been to seminary or has a Grad degree in Theology wants to pm me. The rest of you aren't worth my time engaging, but if you want to hear a HISTORICAL analysis from the man who has the ONLY Peer Reviewed historicity analysis of Jesus from an ACTUAL HISTORIAN vs your typical Theologian (or worse, your small town dumbass pastor who knows jack shit about Biblical scholarship or criticism in general)

Anyways, with a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, Dr. Richard Carrier specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. The book has been praised by historians and has received mix reviews from Christian scholars for obvious reasons lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUYRoYl7i6U

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Tankitha wrote:

And if you all on this thread have gotten this far, I just want to say shame on you to those who are making fun of someone's serious question and ridiculing others beliefs. Do I believe in Christ? Yes. But would I go and ridicule others who ask things like "Who is Muhammad?" or "Who is Buddha?" or "What is atheism?or angosticism?" NO. It's just plain rude and disrespectful. I don't care what your beliefs or curiosities are, people deserve your respect as other human beings until they have proven themselves repeatedly to be undeserving of such respect. So please stop and be a better person.


I know you're trying to be noble and all, but I'm pretty sure anyone with some sense in them knows that this isn't really a place where they can expect to learn (seriously) about Jesus Christ.
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These quotes are 11/10. Made laugh real hard.
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I know you're trying to be noble and all, but I'm pretty sure anyone with some sense in them knows that this isn't really a place where they can expect to learn (seriously) about Jesus Christ.
like seriously being so cereal.. learn?
Learn that some other people got to know something similar rumors or got the sort of same ideas?

People could benefit from such a story, and hrrmm... god knows if people got it right... at all.. or the existence of it...

A Whiteboard History of Storytelling
https://youtu.be/p6E8jpFasR0

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This thread brought to you by the letter H.
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I won't bother babbling, it isn't as if any of you would have the prerequisite knowledge required anyways - unless someone who has been to seminary or has a Grad degree in Theology wants to pm me. The rest of you aren't worth my time engaging, but if you want to hear a HISTORICAL analysis from the man who has the ONLY Peer Reviewed historicity analysis of Jesus from an ACTUAL HISTORIAN vs your typical Theologian (or worse, your small town dumbass pastor who knows jack shit about Biblical scholarship or criticism in general)

Anyways, with a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, Dr. Richard Carrier specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. The book has been praised by historians and has received mix reviews from Christian scholars for obvious reasons lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUYRoYl7i6U



He's an atheists activist. He's going to come at it from a certain angle lol. Pointing that out isn't wrong. But bad-mouthing everyone who won't buy into your point of view in my opinion is. It's pretentious and states your intentions loud and clear.
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