So YOU believe. However, as a Christian, my belief is that the ONLY thing you must or can DO is ACCEPT this free GIFT of salvation.
Go ahead Ė LOL all you want - thatís okay. I forget sometimes that being ďopen minded and tolerantĒ often applies to any idea except a belief in Christ.
??? ??? did I say anything wrong? :
It wasnít completely unexpected but, it also doesnít bother me. †There is nothing anyone could ever say that would convince me that I did not need a savior and that Christ did not die for my sins. †And, I didnít just pop out of bed one morning with this idea in my head nor was I raised in a particularly religious family either.
Various things in my life caused me to realize a long time ago that, in the context of the whole universe and regardless of how together we think we are, human beings do have a proclivity to do bad things Ė a sin nature if you will - and therefore, are in need of being saved. If you canít see the wickedness, the hate, and general ugliness all around you Iím sorry. Just look at the state the world is now in Ė humanity canít even manage to make this one planet a peaceful place to exist. It's more than obvious to me that we need all the help we can get.
God has given us the power of choice, rationality, if we dont use it to the goodness and wellbeing, well, how can HE be held liable?
And BTW I not only find it offensive that you would put Christ in the category of myth but also think you are pretty naÔve in doing so. †The historical record of his existence, what he did in his lifetime, and who he said he was is vast and well documented - more so than many who were born long after him. †Jesus Christ was anything but a mythological character.
He was the one who stated that he is the Son of God - I simply studied, prayed and came to a personal belief that what he said was true. And I understand the scriptures very well and know exactly what they say. †I also know that it is impossible for some people to believe that his message was so simple. †All things considered, it is pretty logical to me that salvation HAS to be an act of supreme love since we are absolutely incapable of earning it.
I guess I was misquoted here. I never said Jesus Christ was mythological, I said all other mythological / historical figures, well, obviously Jesus is a historical figure.
I didn't sign on this board to argue, preach, or convert people. But I did think it would be acceptable to mention my own belief system in conversation. So, Iíll make you a promise MoonChild, I wonít belittle or call your faith that you will live many lives science fiction or fanstasy and perhaps you could do me the favor of not making light of mine. †
Anyways, sorry Castlebeeing if it was that bad. I dont mean no PREACHING myself!
but I dont see why it was taken so bad - still!