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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:23 PM   #11
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I believe in the Bible's as it is written as the Word of God. I believe i also stated belief and a bit why in another post and it was lengthy. For more insight to my belief in God one can visit a blog I started. http://walk-in-the-spirit.blogspot.com/
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Old September 1st, 2008, 10:29 PM   #12
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Just answer the question. It's obvious what he is looking for.


Oh but I believe I did. I thought it was pretty clear that I indicated that I don't believe there is any kind of [objective] 'meaning' or 'purpose' to life or existence other than what we ascribe to it.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:42 AM   #13
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:39 AM   #14
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I BELIEVE, that it is amusing that people think that a religion can be chosen like one goes to the grocery store and simply picks from a number of items that are available on the shelf that simply molds to their lifestyle or is chosen for the pompous reason of considering something in vogue or in trying to make a statement just to present the appearance of being DIFFERENT....like some of the children or those with the maturity of children here on this site that wants everyone to believe they worship in the manner of witchcraft or such nonsense, this is as transparent as glass in their cry for attention.



The very word Church, in the original Greek language means Called out or chosen. Therefore people do not make the choice of serving the one true God of Creation, He is the one that calls the faithful out from among the world, not the inverse. Then and only then the choice is made to obey this call or to ignore it and continue in your worldly ways. When one shops for a faith, they get what they purchase, an un-fulfilling pragmatic pretense of faith.



The short version of "what do I believe"? I believe that everyone should be sanctified in the truth, only then are you subject to the true calling of Father God through "HIS CHOSEN" methodology of separating the wheat from the chaff. For faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. For one can not be called unless they hear the truth and the truth can only be found in the revealed word of God. This calling is not some mystical fairy tale that provides one with magical powers, as the faithful are promised only one thing by the Holy Spirit of God....TRUTH. And this truth will lead you unto eternal salvation if it is chosen to be accepted as such. Simple and plain. Once this truth finds you, its like peeling back the layers of an onion, the more you learn the more you want to learn, and the more knowledge that comes from such, the more wisdom is presented by its comprehension. But also more responsibility comes with such knowledge, as much is then expected of you by God once you have been sanctified in God's truth. For indeed, "It is a FEARFUL thing to fall into the hands of the living God." -- Heb. 10:31.



The society that we live in today likes to present the ideology of being inclusive and acceptable to all peoples and this indeed is a noble endeavor, but when one is called out from among the world, its hard to accept the lies and deceit that you know are as such once you have been exposed to the truth and it is ingrained into your spirit, for one can not be acceptable of the worldly practices and still be considered as one that is called out from among the world.....we endeavor to set the standard in bearing the truth as presented by God, not bending our will to simply tickle the ears of people to be considered politically correct. This is what I believe, and I challenge anyone to disprove the truth as defined in the Holy Scriptures. It is for this reason that many are called but few are chosen -- Matthew 22:14. Therefore if one finds himself becoming evermore acceptable to the practices of the world.....its time to take a long hard look at your own life. For indeed, what is the purpose of running the race if it not for what lies at the end, the race does not always go to the swift but to those that endeavor to persevere. No one is perfect, but once the truth is accepted, we do have a PERFECT attorney to state our case before Father God, as he Christ Jesus has also walked among the mortal and felt the sting and hardships of this physical reality. (R)
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:17 AM   #15
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Just a reminder



The thread is to share one's beliefs with others...Not post the 'mine is right, your's is wrong' and give a sermon as to the reason why they believe theirs is 'right' while others' beliefs are 'wrong'.



I am going leave Ralph's post in this thread, any response to it, should be in a new thread. don't turn this thread into a flame war.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:20 AM   #16
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I believe the Chargers will return to the playoffs.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:23 AM   #17
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Just a reminder



The thread is to share one's beliefs with others...Not post the 'mine is right, your's is wrong' and give a sermon as to the reason why they believe theirs is 'right' while others' beliefs are 'wrong'.



I am going leave Ralph's post in this thread, any response to it, should be in a new thread. don't turn this thread into a flame war.




I hope that works...Unfortunately, I won't hold my breath.



I was quite enjoying hearing everyone's beliefs and the friendly mood that was created by their consideration and kindness to one another...



Is there a way to block entire threads from view? I really don't want to see the war that is about to start personally...And if I even see the thread pop up, it'll be too hard to resist watching the train wreck.



Because at this moment...I fully believe that this is the start of the end of a great thread.



But thanks for the effort OTF. ((((HUGZ))))
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:35 AM   #18
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I believe that there is no "higher power". There is no sentience beyond that which has evolved.



That on this planet, man is the top of the "food chain" so to speak.



Because we are no longer animals, we are able to enact a code as to how to treat one another...we are above taking what we want because we can.



I believe in the soverignty of the individual...that each person should be free to make their own choices in life...good or bad...without others initiating force to try and limit those choices.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:34 PM   #19
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I've been thinking about this and how to put it. And I really don't know how to put "what I believe" into words. But here goes.

I think we are just here. No more significant than anything else. And a lot less significant that most things. I believe the universe was cast with a set of rules to folllow such as those that control time, distance and gravity and then a bit of "stuff" was added for these laws to act upon. What we have now is what see and what we don't for that matter.

As for humans on this planet, as far as I'm concerned, we are just the ones that are "in charge" right now. This planet got by before us, and it'll do just fine without us. The system allows for the creation and deletion of everything. It's really not that big a deal in the big picture. If this planet were hit by a comet tomorrow and sterilized the planets' surface, in the big universal picture, there'd be no big loss.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #20
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