« Last post by Jstwebbrowsing on Yesterday at 01:31:47 PM »
All I can say is that I'm glad I don't live in your little world, you know, the one where you are absofrickiin'lutely helpless, except for the part where you might get to avoid demons if you pick exactly the right version of christianity. Here we all are, helpless puppets, forced to live through this battle between your god and your satan, free will out the door. The fact that we're sinners is being irrelevant because all we can do is sit in front of our TV sets and watch the events prophesied take place. Because there is no way for them not to take place.
What you fail to realize is the things prophesied to occur are man made. "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened -- Mt 24:22. This situation is brought about by man, not God. God intervenes to stop it.
You and your brethren have constructed a fantasy world, one in which you think you understand everything, know everything, can predict everything, and in which you are helpless, other than thinking that, as individuals, you can selectively choose whose ass to kiss.
If you are not helpless then end the building tensions between the U.S. and Russia. End the wars in the Middle East. Stop the problems in Ukraine. Stop the violence in Africa. Stop the development of more nuclear weapons and biological weapons. We are not talking about predictions. We're talking about reality. And what are you going to do? You're going to sit helplessly and watch.
Satan's so called "fear" that his time is coming is, and I'm pretty sure this is just a coincidence , is exactly the same fear that christians have. That their own lives will actually end at death, a fear so great that they are willing to fantasize their whole lives about alternate endings just so they can make it through the day. You know, the day they've filled with so much terror and foreboding they can't enjoy it anyway.
Why do you think that?
You're doing it wrong. Each and every one of you. And you're ruining it for the rest of us.
What am I ruining for you?
If you are able to take even a smidgen of comfort from the story you just told, then you haven't a the slightest idea about what reality is. And yet you're proud of it.
The only comfort is that God will interefere and he "makes wars cease to the ends of the earth." (Ps 46:9)
And of course, with your god taking his own sweet time about dealing with the devil, he gets to use that as an excuse to threaten us with crispy critterdom if we don't kowtow to his every whim, which he has lots of time for, since he's letting satan run the planet.
What do you mean "his every whim"? What are his "whims" for a Christian?
We're born, we live, and we die.
No that is not correct. There is going to be a resurrection of the dead because of the "whims" of the creator.