Is Jesus Christ alive?

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Gordon Jelsma (Gjelsma) on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 09:45 am:

Back to the original question - “Is Jesus Christ Alive?”. I serve a risen savior, as witnessed by hundreds of others. So, yes he died on the cross but arose and still lives today – not just in my heart and those of others but in a real sense.

By Jerry J Gedvillas (Jjg) on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 12:57 pm:

The human person: with his openness to truth and beauty, his sense of moral goodness, his freedom and the voice of his conscience, with his longings for the infinite and for happiness, man questions himself about God's existence. In all this he discerns signs of his spiritual soul. The soul, the "seed of eternity we bear in ourselves, irreducible to the merely material", can have its origin only in God.

It is in the face of death that the riddle a human existence grows most acute. Not only is man tormented by pain and by the advancing deterioration of his body, but even more so by a dread of perpetual extinction. He rightly follows the intuition of his heart when he abhors and repudiates the utter ruin and total disappearance of his own person. He rebels against death because he bears in himself an eternal seed which cannot be reduced to sheer matter. All the endeavors of technology, though useful in the extreme, cannot calm his anxiety; for prolongation of biological life is unable to satisfy that desire for higher life which is inescapably lodged in his breast.

Now, man is not wrong when he regards himself as superior to bodily concerns, and as more than a speck of nature or a nameless constituent of the city of man. For by his interior qualities he outstrips the whole sum of mere things. He plunges into the depths of reality whenever he enters into his own heart; God, Who probes the heart, awaits him there; there he discerns his proper destiny beneath tho eyes of God. Thus, when he recognizes in himself a spiritual and immortal soul, he is not being mocked by a fantasy born only of physical or social influences, but is rather laying hold of the proper truth of the matter.
1st Kings 16: verse 7; Jeremiah 17: verse 10.

In Sacred Scripture the term "soul" often refers to human life or the entire human person. But "soul" also refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is most especially in God's image: "soul" signifies the spiritual principle in man.

For what purpose did God create man and woman?

God has created everything for them; but He has created them to know, serve and love God, to offer all of creation in this world in thanksgiving back to him and to be raised up to life with him in heaven. Only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of the human person come into true light. Man and woman are predestined to reproduce the image of the Son of God made Man, Who is the perfect “image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 05:08 pm:

Pegging the title of "White Supremacist Hate Monger" on someone has become a systematic method of the Atheist, the news media, the paganized Christian religions, the government, and the liberals, to control people through disgust and fear for the purpose of keeping their eyes and ears turned from the truth.

How did they accomplish this? Well to answer this we must go back to when this term began. The British Israel theology of the identity measure has been with us since the time of Jesus . It never condemned anyone because of race. It simply understood that scattered Israel was within the European nations. It is for this reason that the Europeans have always conquered and subdued heathen nations. It is the reason that these people have always went into these conquered nations and worked diligently to bring the standard of living and the morality up of the people they have conquered, and build their nations into modern civilizations (whenever possible). These people were never considered "White Supremacist Hate Mongers".

Unfortunately, when a certain group of unsavory heathen white people in the U.S. learned this message of truth, they then twisted this truth to fit their own hatred of other races and created a perverted religion based upon a perverted view of Biblical doctrine. They used religion to fester hatred among the people.

The liberals in government and the news media exploited and highly publicized the actions of these heathens and tagged the title "White Supremacist Hate Mongers" on them. I might add that this title was at that time very accurate, and for that mentality of people it is still accurate.

However, at this point in history anyone who teaches the British Israel theology is now tagged as a white supremacist, regardless if they are hateful to other races or not. Anyone who holds to a conservative Christian ethical and moral standard is tagged as a white supremacist. And anyone who recognizes that the liberal government is flooding our nation with other races and passing laws to defend heathen actions, instead of requiring the people to adhere to the Christian morality, is tagged as a white supremacist.

In other words the government and news media used the abominable criminal acts of a few to create and instill a title of fear, that they then could use to tag onto anyone who attempted to expose what they are doing to our nation in the name of creating a one world system of government. I would not go so far as to accuse the government of encouraging and protecting these unsavory heathens, just so they could highly publicize their hateful and demeaning criminal acts to create this title of disgust and fear, however it would not surprise me if history eventually points this out to be the truth.

What does amaze me is how efficiently the liberal government and news media is capable of successfully blinding our nations people to the truth with this abhorrent practice. Most Americans that possess a fair amount of intelligence are completely aware of the Liberal's methods of twisting the truth, highly publicizing individual events from one side and not publicizing events from the other side, to put forth a twisted and slanted viewpoint in their favor, and proclaiming the liberal viewpoints is accepted by the majority when it is not, while they blatantly claim that those who adamantly work at exposing the truth are extremists and a radical minority.

Any person within this nation that is concerned and paying attention to what is happening fully understands that our government is doing whatever it feels is necessary to conform our citizens into the idea of giving up our sovereignty to be a member of a one world government. They are now even addressing the other nations as states, such as the state of Iran, the state of Israel, the state of Russia, etc. etc. Yet these seemingly intelligent citizens turn and run from anyone whom these unsavory liberals point a finger at and scream "White Supremacist Hate Monger" towards!

The white European nations are scattered Israel (of the Adamic Race)? Absolutely! It is the Biblical fact that is proven throughout history.

Do I hate any other race or proclaim they do not have a place in God's society? Absolutely NOT! We are here to rise up the world to Him, not hate them. We are to demonstrate the Spirit of Jesus and have love, compassion, and mercy on those who are less fortunate. We are to be 'good neighbors' and share the blessings that He has bestowed upon us to those whom wish rise up to His standard of life.

We are NOT to lower our standards to the world around us, and we ARE to continually warn our people of any Nation, Race, or Group, regardless of who they are, that are attempting to invade, infiltrate, or be a traitor from within our nation to destroy our God given ethical and moral standard way of life and our sovereignty.

We DO NOT reject any individual regardless of race whom desires to climb above their animalistic instincts and accepts the high ethical and moral standards of God as their way of life. We DO reject any individual or group of individuals regardless if they are white, black, yellow, red, purple, or grey, that do not wish to rise above their animalistic nature and remain as heathens. We do not allow them to pollute our way of life and destroy us!

With this thought in mind we Conservatives will continue with our warnings to the American people of any race, who also desire to protect our nation from this scourge. And I will continue here to copy articles that get sent to me from places I subscribe to, or from others who send me things that interest me in hopes they will you too! That you may never get to read for one reason or another. However I should make more of an effort to say where they came from. Rev. Glen H. Inlow in this case of point. Hidden Truth Miniseries

When one considers that the President of Mexico openly declared the Mexican illegal immigrants in the U.S. "Hero's" and declared that Mexico was taking back their lands, that should have been enough to make our government position an armed military patrolling our southern border.

When in the last decade many times more illegal immigrants from Mexico have entered our nation than the amount of people that makes up the worlds largest military force (China), that should have alerted our government to position an armed military at our southern border, and evict ALL illegal immigrants.

When massive amounts of illegal immigrants began marching, protesting, burning the American flag, and hoisting the Mexican flag, that should have alerted our government to position an armed military at our southern border and begin evicting ALL illegal immigrants.

When the figures came out that proved illegal immigrants were murdering more people every year than were killed in the 911 destruction of the world trade center, that should have alerted our government to position an armed military at our southern border and begin evicting ALL illegal immigrants.

When the Mexican's openly declared that their ultimate goal was to take over the U.S. and eradicate the European white man from this continent, that should have alerted our government to position an armed military patrolling our southern border, and evicting ALL illegal immigrants.

Take a look at some of the comments made on the Mexican Movement website. This movement is headquartered in California, and it is actually one of the more peaceable Mexican movements to overthrow the American people.


Anahuac is what they call the North American continent!

"WE TOTALLY REJECT all illegal European colonial squatter occupation borders on our continent.

We also reject COLONIALISM'S right to keep stealing the wealth of our lands.

AND we also reject their artificial divisions of our people and their right or power to define who we are as People on our continent!"





"European colonial squatters have crossed the line when they think that they can continue to tell our people where they can go and where they cannot go on this continent. This is collectively all one land, our continent, one nation of Nican Tlaca (Indigenous People).

We are the only true owners of this continent. We First Nation People, "Native Americans", Mexicans, and "Central Americans" are all one people, one Nican Tlaca (Indigenous People) of this continent. Your artificial divisions of our people are invalid. Your borders, religions, languages, identities, and other illegal divisions of our people are irrelevant—---you can't erase us totally, even though you have killed 95% of our population (70-100 million of our people have been killed over the last 500 years)."



These people have marched the worlds largest army within our borders. They mostly came unarmed appearing as innocent civilians, then once here they purchased from us, smuggled, and stole their weaponry. At the same time they created gangs, are the number one drug peddlers, and are taking over complete neighborhoods within our cities.

Our politicians declare that it would destroy our economy to eliminate this invasion against our nation. If our economy is based upon allowing a foreign intruder taking us over, then we better look forward to disrupting our economy and rebuilding it on stable footing!

The government is attempting to convince us that these people are peaceful good people. By every statistic and their own actions, This Is a Blatant Lie!

If our own government will not protect us from this foreign invasion then it is left in the hands of the citizens of this nation, unless we wish to become servants to these people and live by their standards, or flee from our homes. We must ALL band together in thought, Spirit, actions, and vote power to force our government to protect the dignity, and sovereignty of this nation.

Here is the link to the website of just one of the groups of the intruders into our nation.

May God bless each and every one of you who study with discernment, wisdom, and understanding.

Rev. Glen H. Inlow

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 08:40 am:

An Indonesian tribe raises their young to worship the "tree gods" who live in the trees to protect and help them find food. All their lives these people worship them in harmony and peace. These people work cooperatively, peacefully and cohesively to share their food bounty, to raise caring souls, to help the sick in their tribe and support their elders too weak to support themselves. They rarely have contact with the outside world and do not know God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit or their story. Are they destined to burn in the depths of that fiery place down below?

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 08:51 am:

Dave, it is not only the Liberals who twist the truth. For you to believe that Conservatives don't twist the truth in the same manner shows your limited and prejudiced view of the media and of politics as a whole.

He who speaks the loudest and writes the longest essays with claims of authority and ulitimate knowledge is not necessarily the most honest and uncorrupt person.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 10:44 am:

still waiting for an answer to my question. and yes, matt, i agree "He who speaks the loudest ..." That's why I want a simple YES or NO answer to my question.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 11:29 am:

Jeff, I can think of a simple reason why the answer to your question could be NO. Various parts of the Bible support the notion that only sinners (i.e., those who disobey God) go to that "fiery place down below" (if it actually exists). It seems to me that people who follow the "Golden Rule" but who do not know the God of Judaism and Christianity should not be condemned for that reason only.

Of course, there are Bible scholars who will quickly point out parts of the Bible that condemn nearly everyone (perhaps except themselves) to that "place", and this can open up a much larger scope of the subject.

By A. David Archibald (Yooperatheart61) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:14 pm:

MattK=a big Amen to your post
Jeffkal- absolutely not--NO

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:46 pm:

Christian Bashing documents the looming danger and the biblical mandate to defend the faith.
It's over. The time for letting Christian bashing go unchallenged has come to an end!

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 01:55 pm:

David, I'm waiting for an answer!! Yes or No ?

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 03:40 pm:

Dave, it has been my experience that intelligent people with a strong faith don't get very upset by what you call Christian bashing. Those who are well-armed with an adequate knowledge of the Bible readily respond to the bashing in a kind and gentle manner, and can often persuade the bashers to follow Christ's teachings.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 03:57 pm:

I'm a born again christian with a strong faith but I have an atheist friend who is always asking me this question.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 04:47 pm:

Jeff, perhaps you should seek an opportunity to persuade your atheist friend to study the Bible to find the answer to his question-or have you already tried that? Maybe Jehovah's Witnesses could explain to him who they think go to that "fiery place down below". Wait, maybe not, as I recall they don't believe there is such a place.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:10 pm:

It is such a simple question. Why is there no simple answer?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:12 pm:

Your asking me is Jesus is alive? I have no upper hand knowledge on that. I have been taught that God so loved the World he gave his only Son to die. And some day he is coming back, so until then he must be gone. The Creed reads he was dead and buried, and now sits at the right hand of God. However the anti-christ may be born by now.

Matt said,"it has been my experience that intelligent people with a strong faith don't get very upset by what you call Christian bashing." So it is why I made the intelligent decision the time for letting Christian bashing go unchallenged has come to an end. "Be afraid ACLU. Be very afraid, for a Christian anti-defamation organization will be coming soon.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:32 pm:

You must have missed my question posted above .... here it is .... An Indonesian tribe raises their young to worship the "tree gods" who live in the trees to protect and help them find food. All their lives these people worship them in harmony and peace. These people work cooperatively, peacefully and cohesively to share their food bounty, to raise caring souls, to help the sick in their tribe and support their elders too weak to support themselves. They rarely have contact with the outside world and do not know God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit or their story. Are they destined to burn in the depths of that fiery place down below?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:58 pm:

Heck No,of course not, since they belive in Tree God's they just have no knowledge who put them there and give thanks for that.There conscious like many of us have,and use it is there God.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 08:41 pm:

Dave, I wonder why you think a Christian anti-defamation organization will be coming soon. Who or what category of people do you think has sufficient motive to create an organization for such a purpose?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 02:48 pm:

Center for Reclaiming America for Christ Director Gary Cass is banking on the “persecuted majority” card with his new group, the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. In case you needed some concrete illustration of what that means, WorldNetDaily reports on Cass’s list of “the seven worst incidents of Christian-bashing that happened in 2007.” It might sound strange coming from one of the few on the Religious Right willing to attack Mitt Romney’s faith (its “secret rituals” and shady financiers), but that’s by no means the most absurd part.

According to Cass, “Anti-Christian sentiments” are becoming “deadly”: His top item is the horrific shooting by a disturbed Colorado 24-year-old that left four people dead at a megachurch and a youth missionary training center a week and a half ago. While the senseless rampage, apparently motivated by the man’s rejection from the missionary program, was certainly tragic, Cass sees it as a consequence of an “amoral entertainment industry” and gay rights politics, calling on “anti-Christian politicians, Hollywood and New York media elites to stop the Christian bashing and take responsibility for the culture of hate towards Christians they have helped to create.”

Indeed, his list makes pretty clear where he’s trying to channel outrage over the shooting:

1. Colorado Church Murders …

2. Federal Hate Crimes Bill …

3. Violence [sic] on San Francisco Church … [Note: See here]

4. Attack [sic] on Jerry Falwell: … Hitchens made the most reprehensible and offensive remarks one can imagine against a Christian minister …

5. CNN's "God's Warriors" and "Friends of God" … [Note: See here]

6. John Edwards' Campaign Bloggers …

7. Golden Compass, the movie

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 04:36 pm:

David what are you own personal thoughts on the issue. I see that once again you've copied and pasted word for word from another website. Give us your side of it please.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 03:02 pm:

I think a person should compare what Dave has iterated as "Christian bashing" to attacks on other religious groups, minorities, etc., to judge whether or not it is increasingly significant. Gary Cass's motive for forming his new group very likely is to provide a source of income before anything else. Sincere and knowledgeable Christians don't need someone like Gary Cass and his organization to represent them in dealing with the bashing any more than Jesus Christ needed someone else to take his place on the cross at Golgotha.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 09:50 pm:

Center for Reclaiming America for Christ Director Gary Cass,no longer has Director in front of his name for that reason. Good one Matt,your getting to know me.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 05:53 pm:

David, my atheist friend wants to know what's the difference between a 2 day old baby who dies and the Indonesian tribe people. Do BOTH go to the fiery depths down below if they haven't accepted Jesus Christ as their savior?

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 08:49 pm:

Dave, I believe that it's not difficult for sincere Finnish-American Christians to recognize each other when they exchange information, ideas and opinions.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 08:09 am:

Jeff, isn't it possible that no one really knows the answer to your question? I have heard pastors acknowledge this when addressing the subject as part of their sermons.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 09:48 am:

the answer is sounding AGNOSTIC !

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 08:23 pm:

No, NO question should go un-answered. Many times one must say I don't know, after giving it some thought, unless you use your last breath. I do not find to many things to be difficult in my World.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 09:41 pm:

Dave, when a pastor acknowledges that no one really knows the answer to Jeff's question, who else could a person ask? Another pastor who claims to know but can't prove it?

The Bible is about people who are the subjects of the various books contained therein and that excludes most of the rest of the known world at the time the authors of the books lived. What happened to the souls of the people of rest of the known world after they died?

What happens to the souls of all of the people who die having no knowledge of God and Jesus Christ? Who knows the answer to this question and can prove that their answer is correct?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 11:46 pm:

Soul's - if you was born you most likely have one, up to you how you use it. A clean soul live's forever, only with no proof,will it return.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 08:32 am:

I think our exchange of information and opinions about souls provides a good example of where faith is required. Faith in God is described in many places in the Bible, and at some length in Hebrews, chapter 11.

By Dave Bennett (Montanaslick) on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 07:29 pm:

My musings on the question of the destiny of those that worship the tree gods. To state quite simply NO they will not burn in the fires of eternal damnation. Why do I think this? God is a just God. He will not hold anyone to a standard that they have no knowledge. Once you have heard the word, understood the word and rejected the word can you be condemned to the furnace room. Just my take on the question, and don't ask be for book, chapter, verse cause I can't do it.

By Eddie Allen (Glocktologist21) on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 04:14 pm:

People in far reaches of the world who have no knowledge of Jesus do have something in common to the good of the way of life demonstrated by him. It stems to knowing the sense of right and wrong...and I'm sure tribes of distant origin have perception to know how to interact with others among them in a "right thinking" and in a non-sinful manner. I'm sure there are even wrongdoers to fellow mankind within distant tribes as well.
A lot of the relationships that we carry on with people and how we treat one another are going to determine a lot when you come to judgement day and on into your afterlife. Jesus wants you to simply treat others with the love, understanding, and compassion that he did for people...after all he was sent by God to us as a demonstration of how to live and treat each other....The ultimate role model of purity and goodness....and there's nothing wrong with that!...

By Tom (Tom) on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 03:54 pm:

How does one know, with irrefutable scientific evidence, that God sent Jesus to earth?
Mahatma Ghandi was quite parallel to Jesus in his teachings/beliefs. Does that make him a God? No.
Faith is a blind approach to coming up with a philosophy on life at the personal level. And isn't that what it all is about? How you should live your life?
When I catch some of the Sunday TV evangelists and hear them expound as if Jesus spoke to them personally I really wonder about Christianity.
Comprised of charlatans?

By Eddie Allen (Glocktologist21) on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 09:01 pm:

What irrefutable scientific evidence do we have that there are aliens from outer space? If there is then no one's talking or showing it...What irrefutable science do we have about the big bang theory?...We don't...That thousands and thousands saw Jesus and witnessed his miracles and the many that witnessed his spirit being taken and then of the many who actually saw him after he came back to life...does that make them all liars?
Faith a blind approach?...Tell me that statement again when you're on your death bed one day and you know the time is close. Funny how people who never even gave a thought through their entire life that there ever was a God either ask for repentence or go into the "Oh God please save me" tyrade...or how about those who are faced with pending catastrophic death ( like those who went down in the field in Pennsylvania on 9-11 )...if you never believed in anything with faith or involving God, then i guess your not afraid to die and accept the fact that when the lights go out you know nothing and no longer exist...are you afraid when that time comes?...You may say your not but I'll bet deep down in you question it....

By Tom (Tom) on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 08:34 am:

Sorry Eddie, but I have been on "death" bed and I can tell you that religion does not come to mind.
What does come it mind is asking what is happening now and can my body recover.
Everything you mentioned about Jesus is not provable. Yes thousands probably did see him but all that is said about him is hearsay. Books of the New Testament were written 40 years after his death. The stories become embellished over time. The apostles probably could not read nor write. Just like gossip of any era. Not that his life is gossip but it still is hearsay. Only a few apostles ? claimed to see Jesus alive after his death------why? Because they wanted to and then the stories were further embellished to fit the outcomes they wanted.

By Eddie Allen (Glocktologist21) on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 09:06 pm:

Ok..your point is taken and I know where you stand and that's fine....and you answered the question...
That they were liars, gossipers and "tall fish tale" types...and illiterate to boot!
The fact that the apostles went on for years throughout the land teaching about Jesus after his death ...that even a few of them went to jail afterwards and one even ultimately paid the price of death to spread the word of the gospel and what they believed in....but that's OK...
I guess it's just common nature for people if not the majority of all mankind to believe something they've been taught or told and passed as the truth...I suppose all of us are just one big naive and misguided bunch.

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 11:16 pm:

There is something I once heard my Dad say many years ago to a neighbor. They were discussing salvation and Christianity. The neighbor didn't believe in Jesus Christ or God. My dad told him "Suppose you are right and I'm wrong. Then we have lived our life believing what we do and we die and that's the end. I was wrong, but I've lost nothing. But what if I am right and you are wrong. Then when we die you have lost everything."

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, December 5, 2008 - 04:20 pm:

Near the conclusion of his Gospel, John says that "these things
are recorded here so you will know that Jesus is the Christ."
That's good enough 4 me. Jesus is Lord.

By Eddie Allen (Glocktologist21) on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 01:52 pm:

Amen to that!....

By Sandy G (Artessss) on Monday, December 29, 2008 - 03:02 am:

It is difficult to explain to anyone who does not believe that Jesus is your Savior and Son of God. There are too many variables in people's lives that fight against beliefs especially of faith. Believing in Jesus and His life on earth and His relationship to people is very personal and one of deep conviction. We all have had doubts at one time in our life I'm sure, but we found an answer for our own needs. We grew in the spirit. That is a very long way from a nonbeliever.

Paul's journey along the road to Damascus would be next to impossible to believe for many. Paul was Jewish and his job was to persecute the Christians. He was struck down on that road and blinded at which time he converted to Christianity. Now, who on earth would believe that? A Christian with love in his heart for his fellow man and armed with many Christian beliefs would believe it.

I do believe as we plant that mustard seed in and near many lives, it will grow with prayer and love. It might not be in our time, but it will be in God's time.

People who have never heard or understood God's word cannot deny it or accept it. They don't even know it. So, it is my belief that as babies so will those in our world who know not or have heard not God's word will also enjoy our heavenly resting place. When God lets us in on all His answers I'm afraid we'll already be in heaven with Him. Our time is to help all those who need to know so they too can live a Christian life of learning to love, to forgive, and share their joy!

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 09:56 am:

I agree with Tom (his comment of 8-6-08), especially this time of year when people foolishly go into debt and spend much money on things that they could do without, and put up displays that often are garish representations of Jesus birth that actually did not occur at this time of year. I too have been on a "death" bed and even though I am and have been a devout Christian all of my life, my thoughts were of whether or not the doctors, nurses and other medical staff tending to me were competent.

By Eddie Allen (Glocktologist21) on Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 09:42 am:

I guess I won't know until I'm actually on my death bed either then.
Know that what you believe in is a personal choice. If you believe Jesus was the bridge between mankind and God our creator and came to Earth to spread the news that there is indeed life after death and that he gave his life to prove that you can receive eternal life...good for you...If you choose not to believe it....again, your choice...It is a matter what your faith is in.
I know plenty that denounce and play down the life and sacrifice of Jesus as non-provable.
Then again, they say that George Washington was the first president of the United states...I ask: "How do you know?"...People say, "Well, because it was written in history and there are relative descendents of George and people that witnessed all this."...
I say: Yes, but it was like 235 years ago...You weren't around to know for sure no matter how much was written and documented about it...Hey, a lot of people couldn't read and write then either...They may have misconstrued something, too. Do you TRULY believe it?
It's the same with the Bible...Believe it or not...I'll continue to believe...

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Monday, January 5, 2009 - 08:37 pm:

Following are comments for consideration and possible responses.

Jesus' instructions to his disciples about prayer included they should pray to "...our Father in heaven..." (Matt. 6:9)

The Apostles' Creed teaches Christians that Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father. Jesus is not the author of the Apostles' Creed.

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