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General Discussion Forum / Re: Am I a Christian?
« Last post by mclees8 on Yesterday at 04:58:25 PM »
May I ask what it is you believe He wants to put in your heart.  Is it going to the right denomination or faith group.

Do you believe that God is going to look at what organized church you go to as His church. or will he look deeply into every heart and walk of everyone of us.

 What does the Lord want more than anything form His people?  What He wants is a very intimate relationship which begins in our prayer closet.  He so much want to reveal His presence to us. He also wants us to understand as Pau said in me there is not good thing, and there is nothing about any of us he dose not already know so that we must be seeking forgiveness for sins daily. He wants us to be sure our relationship is pure and that if you find your self face to face with Him before the day is over that he can receive us with out spot or blemish a true bride. This is what the Lord wants from His people. Going to church is good but by itself it is not enough. He wants you in spirit and in truth, Don't go anywhere when you wake without having  spent time with Him and if you are honest before Him He will make Himself real to you in a very deep and personal way. 
Christian Politics Forum / Re: Republicans uniting against Trump
« Last post by Jaime on Yesterday at 04:07:01 PM »
The Dallas Cowboys are just like Billy Graham. They can cause a stadium full of people to proclaim the name of Jesus.

I used to be a fan when Tom Landry was around. Jerry Jones is a billionaire pestilence.
Theology Forum / Re: Obedience is the important result of salvation
« Last post by chosenone on November 27, 2015, 01:46:12 AM »
Is it not safe to say that obedience (to Jesus, not to the Law of Moses) is a side-effect of faith?

Yes, you have got it.  ::nodding::
Apologetics Forum / Re: I am muslim, if you allow me the access
« Last post by chosenone on November 27, 2015, 01:40:10 AM »
victor firstly they clearly werent CHristians who knew God, secondly bringing up something that happened many many centuries ago is pointless as things have have moved on from those generally violent times, except for the radical muslims it seems, and thirdly they were from the RC church of which many of us here would not support in any way or have anything to do with, and is certainly not representative of Christians.
Theology Forum / Re: Obedience is the important result of salvation
« Last post by usotsuki on November 26, 2015, 11:40:11 PM »
Is it not safe to say that obedience (to Jesus, not to the Law of Moses) is a side-effect of faith?
Theology Forum / Re: Obedience is the important result of salvation
« Last post by James56 on November 26, 2015, 11:06:18 PM »
Turn it around you got it backwards,salvation is the result of obedience.
Catholic Forum / Re: Do protestants know that they are lieing about catholics?
« Last post by James56 on November 26, 2015, 11:04:05 PM »
This is all truth.
Devotionals / Re: Thankful, Grateful, Blessed
« Last post by Jean74 on November 26, 2015, 09:52:09 PM »
God bless you all! Happy Thanksgiving!
Catholic Forum / Re: Do protestants know that they are lieing about catholics?
« Last post by AVZ on November 26, 2015, 09:40:55 PM »
Protestants take the bible and make it say what they want it to not even realizing where it came from,without the Catholic church they wouldnt even have a bible to misquote from.

At least Protestants us a Bible. Catholics don't take the Bible at all, say what they want anyway and then call it Holy Tradition or Special Revelation.
Apologetics Forum / Re: I am muslim, if you allow me the access
« Last post by Victor08 on November 26, 2015, 09:20:20 PM »
The followers of Christ do not blow up planes, buildings and people and don't go out on a killing spree in villages, theaters, concerts, hotels, shopping malls and concerts. They do not execute journalists or decapitate those who disagree with their believes.

The most prominent of all the participating fanatics and zealots among the Crusaders, however, was a strange Frenchman by the name of Pierre L'Ermit ("Peter the Hermit") from the city of Amiens. Pierre L'Ermit was one of history's most bizarre characters, especially for a religious leader. He looked like a madman; small and miserably thin; walked barefooted; rode a jackass for transportation; his wild unkempt hair tumbled over his neck and ears; his unshaven wild beard came down to his waist; his eyes rolled; his speech was torrential; and his dingy clothes consisted of only a woolen smock and a light cloak which also served him as a blanket at night. [8] Pierre L'Ermit was a powerful speaker, though. His fiery speeches hypnotized his Christian listeners who nicknamed him "Kiokio" (or "little Peter"). His followers used his jackass as an object of religious veneration, plucking hairs from its tail to keep as "holy relics"! [9] It was this strange, barefooted Pierre L'Ermit who led the first column in the First Crusade (known as the Peasants' Crusade) in 1096 against the Arabs and Islam.

In order to raise a large army to fight the Arabs and Islam, Pope Urban II promised that all Crusaders would be exempted from taxes; their debts would be forgiven; their sins would be washed away; and their special place in Paradise would be guaranteed. Consequently, the response to his call was extraordinary. All in all about 160,000, [10] heavily armed Europeans, an astounding figure for that time, formed the armies of the First Crusade. It seemed that the whole of Western Europe was marching east. It was the first time that Western Europe had come together for any cooperative act or cause since the fall of the Roman Empire. Nothing like it has ever happened in the history of the West. European unity was so clear and so purposeful.

The Crusaders came in a seemingly solid mass, some with all of their belongings, to join in this mad holy war to destroy Islam. Their objective was to kill Arabs and Turks whom Pope Urban II described as "an accursed race, a race utterly alienated from God", urging his followers to "exterminate this vile race from our lands." [11] The Crusades took place during the Western dark ages when Europe was backward compared to the Arab/Muslim world and to the Christian Byzantine Empire of East Europe. Hence, the Crusaders' behavior during their vicious wars reflected their cruelty and primitive barbarism. They were extremely militant, and committed incredible mass violence. They acted like modern-day violent American Ku Klux Klan and other Western racist groups. They committed, both in Europe and the Arab/Muslim world, the worst conceivable horrible crimes and atrocities, not only against thousands of innocent Muslims and Jews of both sexes and of all ages, but also even against Christians. Their vicious crimes - all of which will be detailed shortly - against noncombatants and innocent peoples included the destruction of properties; pillaging; plundering; foraging; ravaging; stealing; setting houses on fire; torturing; murdering; executing; burning humans alive; raping women, including nuns; and even roasting and eating (with a great deal of relish) the human flesh of their victims and their children.
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