For those who claim God created man.. let’s settle this claim right here right now.. Explain in detail start to finish… How does God and God alone create man? Describe the method God uses and the criteria to which one is created with any deformities or born with a chronic illness? Here is your opportunity to clear this up once and for all..
Spending an eternity with the monster represented as the god of the Bible and his followers is not the selling point Christians think it is.
Will Christianity be the first religion to die of natural causes?
Christianity is the most popular religion in the West, however this old glue horse is dying in the West and ready to go out to pasture, by the latest surveys. Results of this has been showing for many decades now, with abandoned churches being bulldozed, sold off and converted into studio apartments. A 2021 study from Lifeway Research, based on data from three-dozen denominations, found that 4,500 churches closed in 2019.
Is Christianity dying? Almost 40% (38.9 per cent) of Australia’s population reported having no religion in the 2021 Census, an increase from 30% since 2016. The 60% of Australians left, breaks up into all the multiple religions, making Christianity smaller than the non-religious in Australia.
The latest British Social Attitudes Survey has shown that the share of the population belonging to no religion has continued to grow, now standing at 53%. That is more than half the population of the UK.
Nearly one in four Americans (23%) are not religious, which has been one of the most religious Western countries in the world. About three-in-ten Canadians say they are either atheist (8%), agnostic (5%) or “nothing in particular” (16%).
Eurobarometer European survey of 2019, has revealed that there are 17%,
non believer/Agnostic account throughout Europe and 10% Atheist, making 27% of Europeans non-religious.
Atheism is a growing personal enlightenment, which unlike religion does not suppress, indoctrinate or Crusades in wars for their cause. Some will say out of ignorance, that Communism is atheism, however Communism is political, atheism is not. Freedom of thought is why atheism is winning this battle without a single drop of blood. At this rate, God will be assigned with all the other un-worshipped musky old gods from forgotten mythology in no time.
This wave of atheism is also hitting the very religious Middle East. In the World Values Survey conducted from 2010 to 2014, results show that in Yemen, Jordan, and Iraq, fewer than 0.5% of those surveyed self-defined themselves as atheists; meanwhile, the highest percentage of self-defined atheists within the Middle East was in Kuwait, at 0.8%. The numbers will be greater, because in many of these countries it is illegal to be atheist on penalty of death.
This slow-wave is hitting Africa. In a 2012 Gallup poll, it was found that 7% of all Africans claiming they are “not a religious person. ” Considering the lack of resources to education in vast parts in this continent of Africa and it’s heavy religious influences, this is a healthy percent.
Of the global atheist and non-religious population, 76% reside in Asia and the Pacific. According to a Pew Research Center study released in 2012, more than 1.1 billion people—roughly one-in-six (16%) people worldwide at the time—considered themselves “religiously unaffiliated”.
Survey results are showing that the world is steadily changing towards non-belief and it looks like religion will see it’s end day. Perhaps the apocalypse should now really means, the revealing of the end of world religions through enlightenment.
Atheists are so confused. They can’t decide what they believe, excuse me, don’t believe, no, do believe…ugh!
You have the atheists who believe God exists, but they have rejected Him.
You have the atheists who believe no God(s) exists.
You have the atheists who will believe God exists, but shown no evidence.
You have the atheists who believe God doesn’t exists, but a spirit world does.
Stop the madness, for the love of God and all that is holy, stop it.
Make up your minds and then just stick to one religion instead of all these sects.
🙏🙏Need to read this. God says: “Since mankind’s contrivance of the social sciences, the mind of man has become occupied by science and knowledge. Science and knowledge then have become tools for the ruling of mankind, and there is no longer sufficient room for man to worship God, and no more favorable conditions for the worship of God. The position of God has sunk ever lower in the heart of man. Without God in his heart, man’s inner world is dark, hopeless and empty. Subsequently many social scientists, historians, and politicians have come to the fore to express theories of social science, the theory of human evolution, and other theories that contradict the truth that God created man, to fill the hearts and minds of mankind. And in this way, those who believe that God created everything have become ever fewer, and those who believe in the theory of evolution have become ever greater in number. More and more people treat the records of the work of God and His words during the age of the Old Testament as myths and legends. In their hearts, people become indifferent to the dignity and greatness of God, to the tenet that God exists and holds dominion over all things. The survival of mankind and the fate of countries and nations are no longer important to them, and man lives in a hollow world concerned only with eating, drinking, and the pursuit of pleasure. … Few people take it upon themselves to seek out where God does His work today, or to look for how He presides over and arranges the destination of man. And in this way, unbeknownst to man, human civilization becomes less and less able to hew to man’s wishes, and there are even many people who feel that, living in such a world, they are less happy than those who have already passed away. Even people of countries that used to be highly civilized air such grievances. For without the guidance of God, no matter how much rulers and sociologists wrack their brains to preserve human civilization, it is to no avail. No one can fill the emptiness in man’s heart, for no one can be the life of man, and no social theory can free man from the emptiness with which he is afflicted. Science, knowledge, freedom, democracy, leisure, comfort: these bring man only a temporary consolation. Even with these things, man still inevitably sins and bemoans the injustices of society. These things cannot restrain man’s craving and desire to explore. This is because man was made by God and the senseless sacrifices and explorations of man can only lead to more distress and can only cause man to exist in a constant state of fear, not knowing how to face the future of mankind or how to face the path that lies ahead. Man even comes to fear science and knowledge, and fear even more the feeling of emptiness. In this world, regardless of whether you live in a free country or one without human rights, you are utterly incapable of escaping the fate of mankind. Whether you are the ruler or the ruled, you are utterly incapable of escaping the desire to explore the fate, mysteries, and destination of mankind, much less are you capable of escaping the bewildering sense of emptiness. Such phenomena, which are common to all of mankind, are called social phenomena by sociologists, yet no great man can come forth to solve such problems. Man, after all, is man, and the position and life of God cannot be replaced by any man. Mankind does not just require a fair society in which everyone is well-fed and is equal and free; what mankind needs is the salvation of God and His provision of life to them. Only when man receives God’s provision of life and His salvation can the needs, the yearning to explore, and the spiritual emptiness of man be resolved. If the people of a country or a nation are unable to receive the salvation and care of God, then such a country or nation will tread the road of decline, toward darkness, and shall be annihilated by God.”
🧐Recently I was thinking about a question. Peter did not know that he would later hold the keys to heaven, but he was willingly crucified and died for the Lord Jesus; Job did not know that the Lord would appear to him later, nor did he know that God would bless him much afterwards, yet he was able to have true obedience to God when the great trial came. I wondered, if God had not given us the promise of heaven, or assuming that we would not enter heaven at all, would my heart of faith in God be the same as it is now? What would my attitude toward God be if I had nothing and was in such great pain as Job was? Would I really be able to obey? If God asks me, “Have you ever been true to me at all? Have you ever been true to me without any dealings and without any mixture? I thought of 2 paragraphs of God’s words to share with you.
🙏God says:”So many believe in Me only that I might heal them. So many believe in Me only that I might use My powers to drive unclean spirits out from their bodies, and so many believe in Me simply that they might receive peace and joy from Me. So many believe in Me only to demand from Me greater material wealth. So many believe in Me just to spend this life in peace and to be safe and sound in the world to come. So many believe in Me to avoid the suffering of hell and to receive the blessings of heaven. So many believe in Me only for temporary comfort, yet do not seek to gain anything in the world to come. When I brought down My fury upon man and seized all the joy and peace he once possessed, man became doubtful. When I gave unto man the suffering of hell and reclaimed the blessings of heaven, man’s shame turned into anger. When man asked Me to heal him, I paid him no heed and felt abhorrence toward him; man departed from Me to instead seek the way of evil medicine and sorcery. When I took away all that man had demanded from Me, everyone disappeared without a trace. Thus, I say that man has faith in Me because I give too much grace, and there is far too much to gain. “
God says:”You must have visions as your foundation. If misfortune befalls you one day, what ought you to do? Would you still be able to follow Him? Do not say lightly whether you would be able to follow to the end. You had better first open wide your eyes to see just what time it is now. Though you may currently be like pillars of the temple, a time will come when all such pillars will be gnawed by worms, causing the temple to collapse, for at present, there are so many visions that you lack. You only pay attention to your own little worlds, and you do not know what the most reliable and appropriate way of seeking is. You do not heed the vision of the work of today, nor do you hold these things in your hearts. Have you considered that one day your God will put you in a most unfamiliar place? Can you imagine what would become of you one day when I might snatch everything from you? Would your energy on that day be as it is now? Would your faith reappear? “
Hello my friend, I hope you are doing well this day.
I wanted to share some of my favourite passages of the Bible, these passages inspire me and help me to remember how to worship the Lord.
Words which stand out for me in the follow passages are “dance, praise, everlasting steadfast love, sleep, desolate places to pray”.
These words help me to remember my devotion to God and how to draw closer to him.
“Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!”
Psalm 150:4 ESV
“But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,”
Psalm 103:17 ESV
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”
Proverbs 24:33-34 ESV
“But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.”
Luke 5:16 ESV
When I see these words within my devotional practice, I’m drawn to an ancient spiritual practice known as Bhakti.
What is Bhakti?
Bhakti: The Way of Devotion
Bhakti – devotion to the divine – is based on another interpretation of Vedanta: that the soul and the Divine are not One, but inexpressibly, mysteriously, both One and distinct, allowing for a relationship of love. This loving devotion, bhakti, is expressed through songs, hymns, offerings, dances, and plays.
Where an image of the divine is present and loving worship upon that image is sought, singing, dancing and praising the divine, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is forever in our hearts and whose presence grows stronger throughout proper practice and offerings to him.
Notice how the Lord works through you after your devotional practice, bringing about solutions to your unconscious mind while you sleep.
If this works for you, don’t forget to share it with others, either by attending a spiritual ceremony, or group and testifying how the love of Christ was present within you while you performed your strict devotion to him.
Peace and blessings to you Amen.
The holy spirit Is three divine aspects of God the Father in one.
Three aspects of God the Father within and around us which interact within our lives, guiding us.
So there is God the Father who we look up to and Jesus Christ who we try to walk in the footsteps of and do good for others and then there is the holy spirit who corrects our actions and thinking.
The Trinity is like an egg. Just as ONE egg has THREE different parts – the shell, the white, the yoke – ONE God has THREE different Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Similarly, we often hear the Trinity compared to an Apple. ONE apple has three different parts – the skin, the flesh, and the seed.
For the majority of Christian denominations, the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and is Almighty God. As such he is personal and also fully God, co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and Son of God.
Why is the trinity important?
The Trinity is important as it helps Christians to understand the complex nature of God. The belief in The Trinity is a central doctrine of Christianity. The three persons of the Trinity teach Christians better about the nature of God and the roles he plays.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity, in Latin translates as Trinitas, lit. ’triad’, originating from Latin: trinus meaning “threefold” where it defines God as being one god existing in three coequal, coeternal, consubstantial
Being God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons sharing one homoousion, essence.
In this way, the three persons define who God is, while the one essence defines what God is.
The old Testament.
The Old Testament has been interpreted as referring to the Trinity by referring to God’s word (Psalm 33:6), his spirit (Isaiah 61:1), and Wisdom (Proverbs 9:1), as well as narratives such as the appearance of the three men to Abraham.
However, it is generally agreed among Trinitarian Christian scholars that it would go beyond the intention and spirit of the Old Testament to correlate these notions directly with later Trinitarian doctrine.
How does the Trinity affect our lives?
So we must become a people of love. Our lives reflect the Trinity. … And the Holy Spirit, the love between the Father and the Son, makes us holy. The Holy Spirit makes possible the wholeness or oneness in us to enable Christ to work through us.
Why is Jesus important in the trinity?
God the Son helps Christians to understand how God makes his love known in the world. Jesus spread teachings of compassion and healed people who were sick. The life of Jesus, as described in the Gospels , also demonstrates that sacrifice and suffering are important parts of the human experience.
What is the difference between God and Jesus and the Holy spirit?
God is a spirit ( according to scriptures) whereas Jesus himself declared not to be a spirit rather he considered himself human with flesh and bones. God is said to have unlimited knowledge while Jesus being a person is said to limited knowledge.
The author Mark clearly links Jesus ‘temptation in the desert with the baptism. There, Jesus experiences the divine world in the communication from the Father. In the temptation, however, he is in the desert or wilderness, I.e., the demonic world, the traditional haunt of the evil forces. Forty days’ suggests a link with the 40 years of Israel’s wandering in the desert or wilderness.
Whereas Israel failed during that period, here Jesus succeeds. The author also seems to imply a certain messianic element in this scene, namely, the type of messiahship Jesus would embrace. Jesus thus begins his battle with Satan and the powers of evil. His death and subsequent resurrection will resolve the form of his messiahship and his relationship to the powers of evil.
In the conclusion of this passage the author begins the account of the public ministry of Jesus with a summary. He noted the fate of the Baptist and suggests that the Cross cannot be divorced from a consideration of the person and mission of Jesus. In Jesus, God’s Kingdom, I.e., his providing for the needs of his people, has finally dawned. In Jesus, the new age has begun.
The audience is thus invited to adopt a new way of thinking that will lead to a new way of acting (‘repentance’) and put their trust in the good news of salvation that comes in the person of Jesus. Mark thus presents a Jesus bound up with the world of chaos. Satan and the powers of evil personify that chaos, one that brings in its wake human sickness, perversion, and isolation. The task of Jesus is to overcome such chaotic forces.
The struggle in the desert or wilderness is the beginning of Jesus’ containing of chaos. He proceeds to offset such chaos by proclaiming hope in the form of the kingdom of God, God’s definitive intervention in which he will provide for all the needs of his people. The person of Jesus is God’s finest expression of hope for a choice world.
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;