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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by The Hammer, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. URAVIP2ME

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    Jesus gave us a New Commandment at John 13:34-35.
    In God's Golden Rule of Leviticus 19:18 we are to love neighbor as self.
    In Jesus' New commandment we are to have the same self-sacrificing love for others as Jesus has.
    In other words, we are Now to love neighbor ' more ' than self, more than the Golden Rule.
    God knows who wants to have self-sacrificing love for Him and others.
    So, it is only the 'wicked' who will be ' destroyed forever ' as per Psalms 92:7
     
  2. epronovost

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    The passage you quoted is a paradox. Your deities says to love others more than yourself, to be ready to sacrifice everything for others and at the same time does not follow his own instruction by "destroying the wicked", thus not loving others more than himself. Plus, this doesn't address any of the problems underlined in this thread abot divine justice and responsability.
     
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  3. URAVIP2ME

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    So, to me then that means we are Not free to be law breakers.
    We are free to act responsibly toward God in that we are Not forced to be responsible people.
    However, to act irresponsibly and become wicked then we will be ' destroyed forever ' - Psalms 92:7
    This is why we are told at 2 Peter 3:9 to ' repent ' so as Not to ' perish ' ( be destroyed ) .
    Jesus taught that humble meek people will inherit the Earth - Matthew 5:5. - Psalms 37:9-11.
    So, Earth was Not created for wicked people.
    God will bring to ruin those who bring ruin to Earth as per Revelation 11:18 B.
     
  4. URAVIP2ME

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    By warning the wicked to repent is loving because God does Not want any to be destroyed. - 2 Peter 3:9
    God will Not allow the wicked to destroy the righteous. There would be No justice for upright people.
    This is why the 'good news of God's kingdom' (Daniel 2:44) is now being declared on a grand international scale as never before in history as per Jesus instructions found at Matthew 24:14; Acts of the Apostles 1:8.
     
  5. epronovost

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    I'm asking because when someone says "you are free to do X", that means that they can do X if they want not that they must. What you say is that your deity has given us one rule: "you must act responsibly toward me". This is also known as "do what I say". How is someone following such a rule perfectly different from a robot already?
     
  6. URAVIP2ME

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    Choices, voluntary choices.
    I like that motto found at McSorley's in New York City to ' Be Good or Be Gone '.
    If one chooses Not to be good it brings badness to others.
    Earth was Not created for bad people to cause trouble for good people.
     
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    He did have to send a hurricane to New Orleans. And he just keeps punishing us. And punishing us. Hasn't he learned we're a bunch of masochist and he's just exciting us? :p
     
  8. epronovost

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    They aren't volontary if they come with a threat. How volontary is your choice to repair my house if I promise to kill your most beloved pet if you don't?
     
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    I don't expect you to believe it. It is what I believe as recorded in the Bible.

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    He is worthy of my worship, and receives it. He is worthy of everyone's worship but at this time does not receive it. But He will one day, according to the Bible.

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  11. epronovost

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    He isn't worthy of me. I basically surpass him in almost much every domain and so do most people so it's not exactly a hard bar to clear. At that speed I'd rather worship you than your deity since I have an incling you surpass it too in most domain, but are a bit to shy or humble to actually realise it.
     
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    I read in a Christian book not to long ago, but I can't remember which one, where a man made a point that I had never considered. He said throughout the Bible you will never find satan, or his angels, or demons, mock or say disparaging words about God or Christ. The only creature in the universe that does so, is puny insignificant fallen man.

    Thus I have payed attention as I read through the Bible constantly, and so far I must agree with him. I have found no irreverent remarks by satan or his angels or demons. Just from fallen mankind do we hear them.

    You say you 'surpass God'. Yet the Scripture says even satan knew that such a goal was impossible as he only desired to be 'like God'. There is no greater than God...according to the Bible. (Is. 14:14)

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  13. epronovost

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    Aren't your scripture your deity's sales pitch and book? You know, the book written by him and his cronies. I wouldn't expect your little deity to write a lot of embarrassing things though some did slip by the editors like that time he and his gang got their *** handed to them by the Hittites and their iron chariots to name just one.
     
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    Yes, the Bible declares to be the Word of God and God used man in the writing of it. And of course I believe it.

    You will need to be specific about the battle of the Hittites you are talking about.

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    Judge 1: 19. It's a short snipet about how the people of Judah, supported by your deity, managed to installed themselves on the hills, but failed to conquer the plains because their enemy had iron chariots. Iron chariots were an invention of the Hittites who did dominate the region.
     
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    When you read the whole chapter you will see that there were many of the Canaanites that were not driven out. (Judges 1:21-36) All of which was disobedience to the LORD. The Israelites defeats were products of their moving away from God. (Judges 2:1-3). See (Joshua 7:1-5)

    Thus you have this reoccurring theme in the book of (Judges). The Israelites turn away from God, and God raises up an enemy against them who are of those they failed to conquer in the land. They in turn, turn back to God and God delivers them through a judge as they had no king at that time.

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  17. epronovost

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    Congratulation, you have just realised your deity is a poor general and an even worst sovereign and leader. He failed to secure his first victories before attempting new ones leading to the defeat of his forces. That's a rookie's mistake. Your deity basically spent centuries back tracking because he was too foolish to secure his successes.
     
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  18. Good-Ole-Rebel

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    Let's see, Israel is in the land last time I read the news.

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  19. epronovost

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    Indeed and about 30% of its population isn't Jewish would you look at that (and not at its biblical size neither is it a theocracy or a kingdom for that matter). Then again, they had "iron chariots" and more this time around.
     
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    Don't worry. God is not finished yet.

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