Merry Christmas

Wishing all the conservatives here a very Merry Christmas and hopefully your Grinch heart will grow and cast out all it's hate and anger for 2013.

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That was pretty funny. Merry Christmas to all the liberals and hopefully you got everything you wanted at the expense of someone else.

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Merry Christmas to the 99%!

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May the message of peace and brotherly and sisterly love which Jesus preached, reach more and more people in 2013 than ever before. As Hal David wrote to Burt Bacharach's music, as first recorded in 1965, "What the world needs now is love sweet love..." And isn't that the essence of Jesus's messages to all of us -- Christians and non-Christians alike?

And a Happy New Year to all!
May you and your families have a 2013 of good health, happiness, and peace.

was that he was the Son of God -- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." [Jesus said this, among other things, to Nicodemus, a Hebrew teacher of that day]. Jesus also said in another place: "I am the way, the truth and the light. No man cometh unto the Father but by me." That's pretty direct and uncompromising.

So I find it interesting that you say you do not want to "debate scripture" when confronted with even the contents of the first chapter of the book of the prophet Jeremiah (Hebrew scripture, also embraced by believing Christians) - but you appear to want to RE-WRITE the New Testament. Sorry, but neither you nor anyone else is authorized to do that. Secularists in general, condoning the murder of the unborn, as they generally do, can hardly turn around and say they "love" other human beings. It just doesn't compute. In other words, they are not personally acquainted with the love of the one true God, to begin with - and the secular world's approval of the present-day holocaust perpetrated against the unborn DEMONSTRATES their lack of love for others.

See, the Lord Jesus didn't come into the world to preach unworkable sound-good platitudes. He preached the truth, because He IS the truth. At one point, the Lord asked one group who hated him, why they were trying to do him harm - for which of his good works (read miracles) were they trying to hurt him? Their answer was, not for any of his good works, but because He was making Himself equal with God. Now if Bible-days Jews understood that was His message, why do present-day "feel good" secularists pretend that they do not understand that was His message? I mean, in 2000 years, have people, in general, gotten stupider? Of course not. It's just that the face of unbelief toward the real Gospel message looks exactly the same today as it did 2000 years ago.

"I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE..." (is the correct wording)

with a message of love. Congratulations!
FG -- I wish for you and all of those you hold dear to have a new year of health, happiness, and peace.

It's very simple. As stated many times previously, I am a Bible believing evangelical Christian. Misrepresenting the teachings of the Lord Jesus is not a "message of love". it's a rather sly attempt to, in effect, say, "OK, I will concede that Jesus was a good MAN, but not that He is the Son of God" - Sorry, but you can't have it both ways. Either the Lord Jesus was who He said He was, or He was a fraud in general.

Your post had to be responded to, because believing Christians must step up and defend the faith when it is misrepresented. The idea that Jesus was just a good man who tried to get all people to love one another is an attempt to bypass the fact that he came to "seek and to save" those who are spiritually lost, and was able to save those who believe because He is the sinless Son of God. I mostly post for the reader/lurkers, because I suspect that there are those "out there" who really are seeking the truth. My opinions may either annoy you or mean nothing to you - which is fine. But I don't post solely for any particular poster on this board. I googled to see if a neutral party might be able to explain this better, and it took about a nano-second to find this one:

http://onceaweekforgod.blogspot.com/2007/08/what-jesus-did-not-come-to-d...

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Yes, most evangelicals know those scriptures (along with many others) by heart. Jesus also pointed out that those who didn't/don't believe in Him as the Son of God don't know the Lord their God to begin with (... my sheep hear my voice) etc.

So, in what way do the scriptures you quote - in your mind - conflict with anything else that the Lord Jesus said? In any case, always gratified to see or hear actual scripture quoted. Thank you.

Again:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

"I am the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father BUT BY ME."
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Note: It is still my contention that pro-aborts are not, in reality, capable of "loving their neighbor" - their support of this holocaust is the OPPOSITE of love..

A quick glance at pop culture reminds one that the Beatles sang "give peace a chance" and could not get along with one another. And that John Lennon's version of love and peace was to "imagine there is no heaven... and no religion too". And that when Bob Dylan became a believing Christian, Lennon mocked him publicly -- so much for secular brotherly love. And then there is Burt Bacharach - who did he divorce? Angie Dickenson, with whom he shared a daughter. So much for secular, changeable, variable, go-away-able, so-called love.

The Lord Jesus Christ was talking about Godly love.

Amen DP Merry Christmas to all. Let's hope we all have a great 2013 and are successful in every effort we put forth and endeavor we undertake.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Most appreciated and well stated!

to walk the streets after 3 years in, who reward sloth, laziness, lying, and thieving, who hate America, worse than our enemies do, a Merry Christmas, isn't a possibility to you heathens.

So, enjoy the cold !!

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