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Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#1New Post! Aug 15, 2021 @ 12:31:48
"He said to them, "But who do you yourselves say that I am? Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

And what about all the TFS peeps?

Who is the person of Jesus?
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#2New Post! Aug 15, 2021 @ 15:50:17
Jesus is not an American or even western invention.

One of the points about Jesus I find personally satisfying is when he arrived in human history.

Even if they don't agree on the nature of Jesus' identity, Jews and Muslims will agree that a person named Jesus who came on the scene about 2000 years ago was responsible for igniting a movement that challenged the Roman government and challenged the Jewish religious order of that time.

So, Jesus is a historical figure.
Leon On October 08, 2021




San Diego, California
#3New Post! Aug 15, 2021 @ 23:13:41
Who is Jesus? I’m not surprised Christians such as yourself ask, because the behavior practiced by his adherents today certainly don’t demonstrate, let alone, heed his words:

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also ... No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, for if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers,what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect ... If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

"Judge not, that you be not judged ... Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

"When you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others ... But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for THIS is the Law and the Prophets."

Perhaps if this was their focus, rather than on the Republican platform or on Trump, you wouldn’t see such a decline in membership that you’re seeing today.
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#4New Post! Aug 16, 2021 @ 16:44:44
@Leon Said

Who is Jesus? I’m not surprised Christians such as yourself ask, because the behavior practiced by his adherents today certainly don’t demonstrate, let alone, heed his words:

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also ... No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, for if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers,what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect ... If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

"Judge not, that you be not judged ... Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

"When you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others ... But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for THIS is the Law and the Prophets."

Perhaps if this was their focus, rather than on the Republican platform or on Trump, you wouldn’t see such a decline in membership that you’re seeing today.



That's a great wall of text! And, an incredible dodge.
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#5New Post! Aug 16, 2021 @ 16:57:22
When the Jehova's Witness come to your door, ask them, "Who is Jesus Christ?"

When the Mormons come to your door, ask them, "Who is Jesus Christ?"

How is it that science fiction movies like Raised by Wolves will still find a way to weave in the name of Jesus (even if only used as a curse word)?

If you were a churchman but walked away, how has that changed Jesus? Did you change or He change?
chaski On about 12 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#6New Post! Aug 16, 2021 @ 19:34:53
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#7New Post! Aug 16, 2021 @ 20:07:54
Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ is the final arbiter of sanity.

He mourned with those who mourned.

He called out the hypocrites.

He was a friend of sinners.

He was kind.
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#8New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 09:23:45
President Biden has been photographed attending Catholic Church services. Nancy Pelosi says she prays for others. Former President Trump is photographed holding a bible.

This demonstrates that the question "Who is Jesus Christ" is entirely relevant today.

It also shows that Jesus in not a partisan mascot, or at least He doesn't play for only one political party.

I'm not at all surprised that our leaders in the US refer to prayer, the bible, corporate church worship and so forth and when they do, I hope others take note.
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#9New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 14:15:13
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

Instead, he gave up his divine privileges he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.

When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross.
chaski On about 12 hours ago
Stalker





Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#10New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 14:57:33
Someone seems to be working very hard to overcome his obvious doubts.

mrmhead On 59 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#11New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 17:21:11
@Na Said

Though he was God,


That could get you stoned to death is some circles.
Na On about 2 hours ago




, Florida
#12New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 17:24:27
@mrmhead Said

That could get you stoned to death in some circles.



Or, nailed to a wooden cross.
Darkman666 On about 13 hours ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#13New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 17:45:38
who is jesus crist?

he definitely not the guy seating behind me in sunday school at temple. when i had sunday school on saturday mornings in 60's and 70's. we had a guy really look like jesus christ, a really hippy! he like the saturday congration sermons that my rabbi gave us.

his name was leory, and he was our maintance man.
Leon On October 08, 2021




San Diego, California
#14New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 18:34:00
@Darkman666 Said

who is jesus crist?

he definitely not the guy seating behind me in sunday school at temple. when i had sunday school on saturday mornings in 60's and 70's. we had a guy really look like jesus christ, a really hippy! he like the saturday congration sermons that my rabbi gave us.

his name was leory, and he was our maintance man.


Jesus was, in many ways, definitely a pacifist hippie.

Of course the majority of his bible thumping followers on the right don’t want to shed any light on that or admit it. Na’s response to my earlier post is case in point.
chaski On about 12 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#15New Post! Aug 17, 2021 @ 18:39:55
Jesus Christ is Donald J. Trump...

Or ir "you" prefer, Donald J. Trump is Jesus Christ returned.
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