author=Bitter Sweet link=topic=62307.msg1054687315#msg1054687315 date=1333714109]
Ancient people were so scared from all the un-explainable disasters happening to the land, plagues, floods, changes in gravitational forces from the movement of other planets, meteorites, stars and shifts in the planet. These things all happened in the beginning when the solar system was being formed. The ancients didn't know better so they created ways to appease God so it wouldn't happen. The rules for people kept changing, but God doesn't change
it seems today that Modern people are scared of the disasters of today. Servants of God know that was going on then as the servants know know.
Abraham knew what was going to happen to Sodom when the Lord told him.
Moses was told what was going to happen to Egypt
We are told what is going to happen in our generation
Matthew 24 (King James Version)
1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Jesus warns us that similar things will happen and people with their ancient minds still believe that following rituals is going to save them. When it was those rituals that got them in trouble in the first place.
what ancient rituals you speak of? Easter, good Friday, Xmas, sunday, etc
surely you are not bold enough to call Jesus holy days ancient rituals?
Too bad everyone couldn't just let it go with Jesus, we could have advanced so much faster and gone so much further because of what Jesus taught us. A lot of people can't get past ancient thinking, something is embedded in our minds so deep that scares us about life on earth. Jesus didn't think like the others did he? No, he went past the ancient brain, over 2,000 of perfectly good brains all gone to waste because they let ancient people do the thinking for them.
Satan is doing the his job
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world
: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
from the time of the ancient as you call them and beyond us
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning
, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
so the whole world lieth in wickedness
1 John 5:19
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
except those who do as the Lord says
high holy days