Re: [bible-studies] questions about your choice
- Hi Jesse,
I am satisfied with my religion because I love the Lord Jesus. If
you call on His name, if you say to Him: Lord Jesus, come into my heart,
Lord Jesus be my Savior, He will do just that.
It's a matter of personal love. The Christian people I know love the
Lord Jesus and they want others to have the same experience.
Terry from southern California
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Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2000 8:51 PM
Subject: [bible-studies] questions about your choice
> Hello everyone. I want to thank all that responded to my previous
> questions about Genesis, which I have been think about very much.
> However, I do have one very important question: why do all of you
> feel that Christianity is the 'right' religion?
> I have to wonder, that of all of the religions that exist in the
> world, why Christianity is correct. Or do you feel that there is no
> 'correct' religion? That perhaps most religions really are doing the
> same things?
> This is something that really troubles me, because of how passionate
> many people are regarding their religions. Religions throughout
> history have oft been the cause of much bloodshed. How can any side
> justify their actions?
> Thank you very much, to all, for your time.
> -Jesse Farmer
- Interesting you say this but who said Christianity is a religion?
Christianity is institutionalized for profit and power and shown to be a
religion and yet God did not give Abraham a religion but Abraham had faith
in God and followed his commandments, the prophecy for Jesus was given in
Gen 3:15 so that does not make it a new religion but continuation of the
It's not christianity that is correct but Jesus that is correct and brought
about salvation according to God's will.
Jesus is the only way to the truth and there is only one truth not one of
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through Me.
PS BTW I was a Muslim who converted two years ago and became a Christian
because of the only truth in Jesus!
----Original Message Follows----
Subject: [bible-studies] questions about your choice
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 04:51:35 -0000
Hello everyone. I want to thank all that responded to my previous
questions about Genesis, which I have been think about very much.
However, I do have one very important question: why do all of you
feel that Christianity is the 'right' religion?
I have to wonder, that of all of the religions that exist in the
world, why Christianity is correct. Or do you feel that there is no
'correct' religion? That perhaps most religions really are doing the
This is something that really troubles me, because of how passionate
many people are regarding their religions. Religions throughout
history have oft been the cause of much bloodshed. How can any side
justify their actions?
Thank you very much, to all, for your time.
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- Hello all,
i have some questions for the christians ,
you christians believe that ,Jesus was God-incarnate,
full man and full God. Can the finite and the infinite
be one? "To be full" God means freedom from finite
forms and from helplessness, and to be "full man"
means the absence of divinity.
1-To be son is to be less than divine and to be divine
is to be no ones son. How could Jesus have the
attributes of sonship and divinity altogether?
2.You Christians assert that Jesus claimed to be God
when they quote him in John 14:9: "He that has seen me
has seen the Father". Didnt Jesus clearly say that
people have never seen God, as it says in John 5:37:
"And the father himself which Has sent me, has borne
witness of me. You have NEITHER HEARD HIS VOICE AT ANY
TIME NOR SEEN HIS SHAPE"?
3-.If God is one and three simultaneously, then none
of the three could be the complete God. Granting that
such was the case, then when Jesus was on earth, he
wasnt a complete God, nor was the "father in Heaven"
a whole God. Doesnt that contradict what Jesus always
said about His God and our God in heaven, his Lord and
our Lord ?
a-know therefore this day, and consider [it] in
thine heart, that the LORD he [is] God in heaven
above, and upon the earth beneath: [there is] none
else." Deuteronomy 4:39.
b-"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Exodus
c-"For thou shalt worship no other god: for the
LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God:"
d-"Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my
servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and
believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me
there was no God formed, neither shall there be after
me. I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and beside me [there
is] no savior." Isaiah 43:10-11.
e-"Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his
redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I
[am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God."
f-"That they may know from the rising of the sun,
and from the west, that [there is] none beside me. I
[am] the LORD, and [there is] none else." Isaiah 45:6
"For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God
himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in vain, he formed
it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is]
none else." Isaiah 45:18.
g-"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of
the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else."
4-Does that also mean that there was no complete god
then, between the claimed crucifixion and the claimed
5-Christians say that: "The Father(F) is God, the
Son(S) is God, and the Holy Ghost(H) is God, but the
Father is not the Son, the Son is not the Holy Ghost,
and the Holy Ghost is not the Father". In simple
arithmetic and terms therefore, if F = G, S = G, and H
= G, then it follows that F = S = H, while the second
part of the statement suggests that F ¹ S ¹ H
(meaning, "not equal"). Isnt that a contradiction to
the Christian dogma of Trinity in itself ?
6-If belief in the Trinity was such a necessary
condition for being a Christian, why didnt Jesus
teach and emphasize it to the Christians during his
time? How were those followers of Jesus considered
Christians without ever hearing the term Trinity? Had
the Trinity been the spinal cord of Christianity,
Jesus would have emphasized it on many occasions and
would have taught and explained it in detail to the
7-Christians claim that Jesus was God as they quote in
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God". This is John
speaking and not Jesus. Also, the Greek word for the
first occurrence of God is HOTHEOS which means "the
God" or "God" with a capital "G", while the Greek word
for its second occurrence is "TONTHEOS", which means
"a god " or "god" with a small "g". Isnt this
dishonesty and inconsistency on the part of those
translating the Greek Bible? ? Isnt such quotation in
John 1:1 recognized by every Christian scholar of the
Bible to have been written by a Jew named Philo
Alexandria way before Jesus and John?
8-Wasnt the word "god" or "TONTHEOS" also used to
refer to others as well as in II Corinthians 4:4 "(and
the Devil is) the god of this world" and in Exodus 7:1
"See , I have made thee (Moses ) a god to Pharaoh"?
9-Christians say that "GOD LOST His only son to save
us". To whom did God lose Jesus if he owns the whole
10- If it was agreeable with Gods Majesty to have
sons, He could have created a million sons the like of
Jesus. So what is the big clear deal about this only
11-Why does the Bible say that Jesus wanted to die on
the cross, when the one on the cross was shouting "My
God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" according to
Matthew 27:45 and Mark 15:33?
12- If God had wanted to save us, couldnt He have
done that without sacrificing Jesus?
13- God is Just, and justice requires that nobody
should be punished for the sins of others, nor should
some people be saved by punishing other people.
Doesnt the claim that God sacrificed Jesus to save us
because He was Just, contradict the definition of
14- People sacrifice things they have to get something
they dont have when they cant have both. Christians
say that "God SACRIFICED His only son to save us". We
know that God is Almighty; to whom did He sacrifice
15- A real sacrifice is when you cant get back what
you have offered , so what would be the big deal about
such a sacrifice if God could recover the same
offering? (according to the Christians terminology)?
16- If all the Christians are saved through Jesus and
are going to Heaven no matter what they do, then the
teachings of Jesus are irrelevant and the definition
of good and bad are also rendered irrelevant. If this
is not so, then do Christians who believe in Jesus yet
do not follow his teachings nor repent go to Hell?
17- How can Christians take deeds as irrelevant after
becoming one when Jesus says in Matthew 12:36; "But I
say unto you that every idle word that men shall
speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of
Judgment. For by the words thou shalt be justified,
and by the words thou shalt be condemned"?
18- Christians say that people go to Heaven ONLY
THROUGH JESUS, yet Paul says in 1 CORINTHIANS 7:8-16
that the unbelieving husband is acceptable to God
because he is united with his wife and vice versa, and
their pagan children are also acceptable to God. So
people can go to heaven without believing in Jesus
according to this.
The only place in the Bible where the Paraclete was
called the Holy Spirit is in John 14:26 "But the
Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send
in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to
your remembrance all that I have said to you". What
has the Holy Spirit brought or taught for the last
19-Christians say that the Paraclete means the Holy
Spirit (John 14;26). Jesus said in John 16:7-8 "If I
do not go away the Paraclete will not come to you".
This could not mean the Holy spirit, since the Holy
spirit was said to have been there before Jesus was
even born as in Luke 1:41 "Elizabeth was filled with
the Holy Spirit". Here, the Holy spirit was also
present during Jesus life time. So how could this fit
with the condition that Jesus must go away so that the
Holy spirit will come?
20-In John 16:7-8, it says: "But if go, I will send
him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the
world of sins and of righteousness and of Judgment".
What do "he" and "him" refer here? Dont they refer to
21-Does the Holy Spirit talk to good Christians and
bad Christians as well? Is the Holy spirit with them
all the time or just at certain times? When does it
start visiting a person who wants to become a
22-How can you as a Christian tell if the Holy Spirit
is inside another Christian? How come many Christians
fooled people by claiming that the Holy spirit was
inside them only to be converted to another religion
later on ?
Mission Of Jesus;
Without borrowing from other religions and systems,
can Christianity provide people with a complete way of
life? Since Christianity is limited to spiritual life
and does not provide law, how can a society decide
which laws are right or wrong?
23-Why do the Christians say that Jesus came with a
universal mission when he said that he was sent to the
Jews only? He said to the Canaanite woman who asked
him to heal her daughter from demon-possession: "I was
sent ONLY to the lost sheep of Israel" and also said:
"It is not right to take the childrens bread and toss
it to their dogs", Matthew 15:21-28.
There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is mystery which may never come, Today is a gift that Allah has given us.!!!!
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