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Science insulting the image of Jesus

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rockytopva, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    And you would be wrong.

    When they went to arrest Jesus, Judas had to accompany them... why? Because they didn't know what Jesus looked like.

    And when they got there, Judas had to signal (with a kiss) to them which man to arrest... why? Because Jesus was utterly indistinguishable from the rest of them.

    Ergo, Jesus' "virtue" was not a physical manifestation.
     
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  2. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    Well when we moved to Michigan it was as I said a very hippie place. When I would ride the school bus into school you could see the students out on the lawn like woodstock smoking their dope. In the classrooms everything looked very 1970s. You could see the rock band posters on the wall. In the school the rock and roll would play over the speakers with music of the Alice Cooper, "Schools Out" type. I can remember sitting on the bus looking over to see some hippie like dude rolling a big bag of dope into countless joints. There were also in the attitudes of the people that were dark, hateful, full of ego, accompanied with a dirty feeling spiritually. To see someone get saved, cleaned up, warm, loving, and compassionate was a big deal that basically freaked everyone out!

    When I graduated from High School at 17 I moved to VA and would re-visit spiritual virture. I fell in with the Pentecostal Holiness church not because of the tongues, but because of the people, which were the finest I have ever met in my entire life. Pictured below is Dallas Linkous JR, which is probably the 'shoutingest' man I have ever met in my entire life. As a teenager I would put up hay with him and go with him to the revivals at night. Both him and his wife were tongue talking, shouting, happy type Pentecostals. The joy was there equally there at home as well as at work. Every one of the fruits of the spirit lamped within their lives like a great over heated pot belly stove. There was also a decency among the people like I have never seen. My grandfather was good friends with Dallas. In the 1950's they would have revivals that would go for weeks and early in the AM. Granny said that grandfather could worship the Lord until 2 AM and not have any trouble at all rising at 6 AM for work.

    I remember well as a young man Dallas coming behind me to pray with me at the alter, with tears running down his cheek and onto my neck. As a guy who did not like to be touched this was quite profound. At the end of that summer we had a good revival in which the Lord seemed there in a mighty way. On reading the book, "Run Baby Run," by Nikki Cruise, I felt a voice telling me to put the book down. I paused, and then continued again to read. The voice said again, ";Put the book down." I slept in my Grandmothers living room on an old fold away cot by the open living room door. The Katydids seemed to be singing very loud that night. There in my Grandmothers clean linens I heard the Spirit speak again, "Where is all the stress, worry and hatred?" In which, upon examining my heart, there was nothing there but pure beauty. I thought to myself, "Oh my! I got exactly what those people got!"I would spend the rest of the summer rejoicing with the people and in revival until I went back to Michigan later that September.


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    One of the reasons I stress the virtuous Christ is because it is what won me over to Christianity. I simply do not see virtue in this day and time like in my younger years and wonder all the time if I wold have gotten saved in such an environment that exists in this day and time. Every now and then the Spirit will revisit our church and I will be blessed that once again I have ran into the virtues that exist in God...

     
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  3. bhsmte

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    Way too much information.

    So tell me, why does someone need to have a supernatural force, to be kind, loving and compassionate?
     
  4. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    Virtue has been the wonder of the ages. Is virtue knowledge? Can it be taught? Plato's Meno is a dialogue in which Socrates and Meno discuss human virtue: whether or not it can be taught, whether it is shared by all human beings, and whether it is one quality or many. After discussion with Anytus, Socrates and Meno return to the subject of whether Virtue can be taught. "To sum up our inquiry," Socrates concludes, "the result seems to be that virtue is neither natural nor acquired, but an instinct given by God to the virtuous."

    Virtue is not mass so it cannot be bought
    Virtue is not knowledge so it cannot be taught
    Virtue comes from spirituality, which is neither mass or knowledge, whose origins are unknown to man.
     
  5. bhsmte

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    You didn't answer my question.
     
  6. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    So tell me, why does someone need to have a supernatural force, to be kind, loving and compassionate?

    "You know, they are fooling us, there is no God… all this talk about God is sheer nonsense." - Joseph Stalin to a boyhood friend

    If E = mc2 then we can divide and conclude that...

    Mass (m) = Energy (E/c2)

    And there are three varieties...

    Natural E/c2 - All mass is basically cooled plasma
    Mental E/c2 - Our brains output is a result of E/c2
    Spiritual E/c2 - E (motivation, warmth, virtue, compassion, love) / c2 (faith, hope, charity, joy)


    If E = mc2 then one can divide and say that m = E/c2. Therefore all of creation came into existence with the Fathers great Energy and Light... In which there are three varieties...

    Natural E/c2... The sun is E/c2 in the form of plasma... The Earth is cooled E/c2.
    Mental E/c2... Our ability to think comes from E/c2
    Spiritual E/c2... Energy (Virtue, Motivation, Love) / c2 (Faith, Hope, Charity, Joy)

    The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. - 1 Corinthians 1:25

    Yes... Joseph Stalin was right... The power of God is non-sense...There is no intellectual value to virtue, love, faith, hope, charity, and joy. As darkness is the opposite of light so the opposite of virtue, love, faith, hope, charity, and joy is vice, hate, fear, depression, greed, and sorrow.

    It is the presence of the Spiritual E/c2 that is Christianities greatest friend. And its powers brought back Christianity to the Russian people...
     
  7. LinguaIgnota

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    "We can't bust heads like we used to. But we have our ways. One trick is to tell stories that don't go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m'shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. I didn't have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones..."
     
  8. bhsmte

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    Still no answer to my simple question.
     
  9. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    Well then, someone does not need a supernatural force to be kind, loving and compassionate... I worry, however, that in this day of materialism and learning, that this force is one that can easily dissipate out of the human life. Painting the image of Jesus without any of God's Grace and Lovingkindness shinning through is nothing but the motivations of satan in evil men, such as what we have in these scientist!
     
  10. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Do you even know what "God's Grace and Lovingkindness" look like?

    Let me guess -- skin tone, right?
     
  11. Cearbhall

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    What the cheese did I miss in this thread? ^_^

    I suppose everyone got tired of being baffled by the thread title...
     
  12. tulc

    tulc loves "SO'S YER MOM!! posts!

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    and there probably never will be. This thread reminds me of a joke:
    if he answered the question honestly, the thread would die and he wouldn't be able to post any more of those Schambach vids. :wave:
    tulc(not forgetting the random biography posts also!) ;)
     
  13. rockytopva

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    It is nice when we see it manifested in the Saints... Such as Saint Francis of Assisi...

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    And our patron saint, the old Methodist Circuit rider, Robert Sayers Sheffey...

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  14. Cearbhall

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    ...?? Did I miss the gang tattoos?
     
  15. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Guy looks like a crook to me... just sayin'
     
  16. Cearbhall

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    I have to assume that this is a very creative joke. Well done.
     
  17. rockytopva

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    There was a man named George Clark Rankin who records this account in his "The Story of My Life or More Than a Half Century as I Have Lived It and Seen It Lived" book and gives an account of the man...

    Page 240

    The circuit was a large one, comprising seventeen appointments. They were practically scattered all over the county. I preached every other day, and never less than twice and generally three times on Sunday.

    I had associated with me that year a young collegemate, Rev. W. B. Stradley. He was a bright, popular fellow, and we managed to give Wytheville regular Sunday preaching. Stradley became a great preacher and died a few years ago while pastor of Trinity Church, Atlanta, Georgia. We were true yokefellows and did a great work on that charge, held fine revivals and had large ingatherings.

    The famous Cripple Creek Campground was on that work. They have kept up campmeetings there for more than a hundred years. It is still the great rallying point for the Methodists of all that section. I have never heard such singing and preaching and shouting anywhere else in my life. I met the Rev. John Boring there and heard him preach. He was a well-known preacher in the conference; original, peculiar, strikingly odd, but a great revival preacher.

    One morning in the beginning of the service he was to preach and he called the people to prayer. He prayed loud and long and told the Lord just what sort of a meeting we were expecting and really exhorted the people as to their conduct on the grounds. Among other things, he said we wanted no horse- trading and then related that just before kneeling he had seen a man just outside the encampment looking into the mouth of a horse and he made such a peculiar sound as he described the incident that I lifted up my head to look at him, and he was holding his mouth open with his hands just as the man had done in looking into the horse's mouth! But he was a man of power and wrought well for the Church and for humanity.

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    The rarest character I ever met in my life I met at that campmeeting in the person of Rev. Robert Sheffy, known as "Bob" Sheffy. He was recognized all over Southwest Virginia as the most eccentric preacher of that country. He was a local preacher; crude, illiterate, queer and the oddest specimen known among preachers. But he was saintly in his life, devout in his experience and a man of unbounded faith. He wandered hither and thither over that section attending meetings, holding revivals and living among the people. He was great in prayer, and Cripple Creek campground was not complete without "Bob" Sheffy. They wanted him there to pray and work in the altar.

    He was wonderful with penitents. And he was great in following up the sermon with his exhortations and appeals. He would sometimes spend nearly the whole night in the straw with mourners; and now and then if the meeting lagged he would go out on the mountain and spend the entire night in prayer, and the next morning he would come rushing into the service with his face all aglow shouting at the top of his voice. And then the meeting always broke loose with a floodtide.

    He could say the oddest things, hold the most unique interviews with God, break forth in the most unexpected spasms of praise, use the homeliest illustrations, do the funniest things and go through with the most grotesque performances of any man born of woman.

    It was just "Bob" Sheffy, and nobody thought anything of what he did and said, except to let him have his own way and do exactly as he pleased. In anybody else it would not have been tolerated for a moment. In fact, he acted more like a crazy man than otherwise, but he was wonderful in a meeting. He would stir the people, crowd the mourner's bench with crying penitents and have genuine conversions by the score. I doubt if any man in all that conference has as many souls to his credit in the Lamb's Book of Life as old "Bob" Sheffy.
     
  18. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Didn't ask; don't care. Guy looks like a crook.
     
  19. mmksparbud

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    LOL--Just a ridiculous little side issue from this guy----

    QUOTE="son of man, post: 69005398, member: 381167"]Jesus was not gay he loved all he was bisexual[/QUOTE]
     
  20. rockytopva

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    "God's Grace and Lovingkindness are things of reality to be drunk and savored in ones soul." - RS Sheffey

    And another saint to paint the picture was the old African American preacher, Dr Joseph Brown...
     
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