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The Cyrus Challenge Experiment proposed....

Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by DennisTate, May 25, 2019.

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  1. DennisTate

    DennisTate Newbie Supporter

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    If a Pagan King can be led by the right hand by G-d.....
    then why not an Agnostic or Atheist or any non-Christian.....

    Let's turn this into an experiment because I literally did this thirty years ago and I can assure you that since literally doing this I have been led to information on many subjects that I know I would never have found out if I had not prayed and asked about this.....

    This is actually beginning as a reply to a somewhat humorous thread over on another forum here.... but this could become a full fledged experiment.... and as you see results you can post what happened in your case.

    I will explain how I feel my own life was altered by this exact prayer that I began to do back in 1990 after my dad died and I went through something of a philosophical / theological crisis.

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    Actually.... it is pretty encouraging that somebody could well be Pagan / Agnostic / Atheist and still be led by the right hand by G-d!

    1 Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

    2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

    3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

    4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

    5 ¶ I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

    6 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."

    I have a challenge for all the Atheists or Agnostics or Pagans here.........
    literally raise your right hand in the air.........
    pray and ask the Creator of the Universe to begin to lead you by the right hand and show you where you are wrong about serious things...........


    The name Cyrus was given by Isaiah more than a century before ancient King Cyrus came along and accomplished so much for the Creator..... but all of us can learn a lot from this......

    More information on how the prophecy of Cyrus could be relevant to 2019 in post #1:

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  2. DennisTate

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    After I prayed like that within months I was led away from the belief in the Soul Sleep doctrine and I began to take the more Orthodox Christian teachings on the state of the dead much more seriously.

    My blog explain part of what I went through at that time but I can now report that all of my questions were answered over these past thirty years..... all of them....

    It is a seriously bad idea to get angry with God.... | Christian Forums
     
  3. Yttrium

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    Sure. I've done things like that in the past.
     
  4. DennisTate

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    At the time that I first prayed that way I was beginning to suspect that there was some serious flaws in my thinking.....
    but I didn't know what they were.....

    I had read
    Isaiah 45
    and it made me kind of jealous that a Pagan King could be led by the right hand.....
    and yet I knew that although I was putting a pretty fair amount of time and effort into my calling..... I knew that I certainly wasn't being led by the right hand....

    Here is one of the topics that I was led into first and as you can see from the poll we Christians are still pretty divided on this subject:

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  5. DennisTate

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    Four years after I prayed about this I was led to some information regarding money that really shocked me.....

    Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy
    A few years ago I read that some of us Christians are supposed to research this topic in order to set up some sort of paradigm shift:

    .... Pastor Rick Joyner:
     
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  6. Freodin

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    As this is posted in the "Physical & Life Sciences" Forum, I guess you have a method to scientifically verify such an experiment?

    I seriously doubt it. There's no definite set of either input or output that would do anything to either verify or falsify such an "experiment".

    What you propose here can be paraphrased like this: "Do something, and at some unspecified point in the future, something unspecified may or may not happen to you. This unspecified something may be related to the thing you did at the beginning, or not."

    For your information, so that you don't think that I am just a scoffer: I did what you requested in your OP, just before typing this post. It is not different from what other Christians told me to do at other occasions. And usually I follow requests like these. I am willing to be surprised.

    But if you consider that I am a member on this forum for over seventeen years now, and have had similar encounters with Christians for years before that... and I am still an atheist with opinions not much different from what I started out with... I dare say that your "experiment" might not get to the results you want to see.
     
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  7. DennisTate

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    I really do appreciate your taking this challenge......

    I do believe that Isaiah 45
    can work in a special way for Agnostics, Atheists and non-Christians ....

    One example of a group of people attaining what some might call "Cyrus Consciousness" would be the Skeptics, Atheists and Agnostics in Israel who were the loudest voices to take in the Falasha Jews of Ethiopia ... .rescue them.... and fly them to Israel...... many deeply religious Jews were not such strong supporters of Operation Moses and Operation Solomon.

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  8. pitabread

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    Shouldn't this be in the Apologetics forum?
     
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    Do I have to buy the coin first?
     
  10. Nithavela

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    You're supposed to do this so often that something happens by random chance and that should be enough to convert you.
     
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    I actually did this, my husband said it was important to him that I at least give it a go. So I prayed, genuinely too, and guess what?
     
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  12. FrumiousBandersnatch

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    OK... it seems pretty likely that, sooner or later, I will discover I'm wrong about some 'serious thing' or other, whether I raise my right hand and pray, raise my left leg and hop, or scoot around on my backside.

    If you want to turn this into an experiment, you'll need a clear statement of some well-defined and measurable objective, a clear statement of what will confirm (or disconfirm) it, and a clear statement of the experimental design, including suitable controls, how you're going to analyse the results, and what confidence level you'll accept as confirmation or disconfirmation. You'll also need to calculate the number of participants, including control groups, necessary to achieve the required confidence level.

    Otherwise, it's just peeing in the wind...
     
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    It is up to you to judge whether or not your literally sticking your right hand up in the air and praying and asking YHWH and / or Messiah Yeshua - Jesus to take you by the right hand....... has been answered or not?

    I did this beginning around 1990....... quite a number of times actually........ and I know that I know that I know that I KNOW that this prayer was answered again and again and again in my life!

    One of the changes in my world view that to my thinking is evidence that this prayer was answered in my life is that I had a general and significant decrease in what would have scared me back in 1988 before I prayed that way!


    I want to start an online ministry to Satanists....
     
  14. DennisTate

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    When I first prayed about this I had no idea that i would feel a call to campaign for public office about fifteen years later. At the time that I prayed this...... I did not even vote.... it was against my beliefs at that time!

    My 2006, my 2008 and my 2004 campaign writings by DennisTate.
     
  15. DennisTate

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    You could be right.......... but this seemed like a good place at the time that I thought this up!

    Oh... one of the symptoms of gaining more "Cyrus Consciousness" will be more of an ability to apply this general principle:

    Matthew 5:25

    Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
     
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    Thank you...... one of the other symptoms of being given more "Cyrus Consciousness" will be gaining a greater understanding of other religions....... especially Judaism:

    My conversation with the Rabbi.....
     
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    Dennis, Dennis, Dennis. Do you not realise what Kylie has just told you? Are you so wrapped up in your bizarre idea you don't recognise when someone is telling you "don't be silly"? If you are going to pray for anything pray for some critical thinking. A family size pack would be best.
     
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  18. Nithavela

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    lol
     
  19. DennisTate

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    Yes.... this does sound kind of funny.... but what am I supposed to think when I start making unusual connections between problems like stabilization of the climate.......... with assisting the Jewish community to fulfill Ezekiel chapters 40 to forty eight?????

    Jerusalem Third Temple, Ezekiel Temple and putting carbon into the soil.



     
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    Thought of the day: An open mind is like a fortress with its gate unbarred and unguarded.
     
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