Again, God is a Spirit talking to Spiritual beings. Paul rejoiced when beaten and falsely imprisoned. Jesus cried out for God to have mercy on those killing Him as He died. Today, new believers in the most hideous places on earth prefer to stay in squalor to minister rather than live in America. We don't live by bread alone or give thought to what we'll wear tomorrow. We welcome death like Paul did, but realize we are to stay here trying to do His will as best we can. If we measure blessings or the Biblical promises by your definition of wealth or well being, the Bible is a lie. I don't understand your comment after you quote Matthew 6:25-34.
Oh, now you want to change your story and claim that God is only taling to “spiritual beings”
I do enjoy seeing you change your story again and again in your attempts to ignore your bible and what it says clearly. So much for your so called faith and belief in it. You only do that when it’s convenient for you. How typical. And I find it such bullshit that any Christian “welcomes death” hilarious. It’s cute to see you as fast as possible then claim that you really need to stay her on earth. As I’ve asked other Christians, then why don’t I see you cleaning up land mines, volunterring to clean up radioactive sites like the brave old men in Japan, etc? And for a God being a spirit, it’s amusing that he walks, has a backside, buries men, etc.
I’m not surprised at all that you claim you can’t understand my comment after quoting Matthew 6:25-34. You see, jtp, your supposed savior in those verses is talking about how great that God is for taking care of people better than anything else in his creation. Real physical people and not some made up “spiritual beings” that modern Christians have to add to the bible so they can make a primitive book make some sort of sense. My comment “Funny how this god can’t actually do this. and here’s one from the OT” is the observation, born out by much evidence, that your god doesn’t take care of people in any special way at all, that this claim by the imaginary Jesus Christ “26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” is such garbage since this god obviously doesn’t feed everyone. People starve every day, even people who Christians have converted. The usual excuse for this god is that this god wants people to take care of themselves, etc etc, and here, we have JC saying that you don’t have to work, but just trust in this god. How many Christians do this, jtp? Do you trust your god or not? I’d recommend not.
The changes in Nineveh and throughout the Bible are peoples hearts. Status or well being has nothing to do with it.
Evidence for this, not your desperate baseless claims, jtp. It says nothing about people’s hearts. Let’s look at it again so we can see your ridiculous claim and what it really says
39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.
Where’s this queen in “this generation”? Funny how there is nothing to support your “it’s in people’s hearts” nonsense.
Yes, Christians do have wildly different views about the Bible. Take for example Calvinism vs. Armenianism, great debates here. But the one thing they all agree on and can worship together about is that Jesus is the Christ, Son of God, Himself God, who died and rose again from the dead. Salvation is so simple; "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved". The rest is for blog sites.
Yep, great debates on whether there is predestination or not, whether Jesus was divine or not. Many debates on how to be saved and the process to do it. It’s so hilarious that you try to claim that “salvation is so simple”. Sadly, you seem to be unaware of your own bible. No, that’s not the only way that Christians claim that one is saved. We have John 3 that does indeed believe and be saved (must such when you are baby or mentally incompentent, since this doesn’tn work for you, and darn that JC didn’t provide for any other method, if this is the only way). We also have that God’s grace is the only thing that saves and God gives that out on his whim, intending some people to never ever understand and believe. We also have that works might be the only way, when JC talks about separating the sheep and goats (believe all you want, but don’t take care of your fellow man and you lose). We also have Paul saying that women are only saved if they have a child. You are wrong again, jtp. I would suggest actually reading your bible rather than spewing what you’ve been told.
How can we all agree on something that is so far beyond our understanding. It's like ants getting together to analyze humans. Even this comparison falls short. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. It's so simple, don't wear a hole in your forehead, don't give all your money away; our works are as filthy rags, only believe.
and here we have again the convneint claim of “how can we understand god” always pulled out when the hard questions are asked. Funny how Christians claim to understand god all of the time when they want to. And I do enjoy how you directly ignore what your savior says. Indeed he does say give all of your money away, if one wants to be perfect and to join him. We have the young man askin what he needs to do to receive eternal life. JC lists follow the commandments, give up your wealth and follow me. The apostles reply that they have indeed done *all* of this and JC confirms that they will get their reward. Matthew 19 you know.
And looking for miracles from today's believers for a sign (healed amputee) or proof is not wise, it'll never happen. Jesus said the things He did we will do. Even Jesus couldn't heal people in His home town, I can't either! Hey look...I'm doing what Jesus did.
I know it’ll will never happen. But that’s not what your bible promises. So, is it wrong? And it’s hilarious that your supposed omnipotent savior can’t perform in his home town, just like charlatan who tries to lie to people who know him. So, dear jtp, why not go to another town and do these miracles? Ah, what is your excuse now? How sweetly pathetic.