Your facts are in error. From the time of creation God has been central. Adam and Eve knew God. Their children gave offering to God. We could trace recognition of God down through the ages. There are many people groups down through the years that have worshipped aspects of nature, but even then they were seeking a higher power behind the nature and not just the thing (i.e. sun god, war god, fertility god, etc.). The Bible speaks of this in numerous places, but gives a clear understanding in Romans 1 and 2 regarding people seeking things other than God.
You proclaim you follow the way of truth and the way of Jesus. A Christian who knows Jesus recognizes that there is only truth, and Jesus is truth, He is the way (John 14:6). Now there can be statements that are true, but that is not the type of truth that we speakof when we talk about walking in or following truth.
You proclaim that many gave up Jesus to make their name fame. Do you not realize that the disciples were all executed (all but John) by the leaders of their day?
At this point I will ask a simple question. Is Jesus the Son of the Living God, God in the flesh, who came to shed His blood as the sacrifice for all who will receive Him? Or is he just a man blessed of God to you?
This video is in response to your statement. I think you are treading on very shaky ground when you give a statement in the name of Jesus Christ..and you are essentially telling Him..WHo is Creator...that He did not create the world.
Exd 20:11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; then he rested on the seventh day. That is why the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.
Psa 24:1 A psalm of David. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.
Isa 42:5 God, the LORD, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath and life to everyone in all the world. And it is he who says,
LORD in the OT is another name for Yahweh! (Jesus)
I hope and pray that the scales will be lifted from your eyes.
"Darwinian evolution" is from Satan. Oops, that is not correctly put. One must always be careful how one uses one's words. I put it better this way: Darwinism AND Evolutionism, are both from Satan.
If man has evolved from apes, then Christ is a fraud, and the claim of the Redemption is nonsense. As the Apostle St. Paul underlined, if we do not believe in the Redemption, then we are the most pathetic people on earth. If a Christian cannot confess that God made Adam & Eve and that all mankind today and that ever walked the earth are the biological descendants of Adam and Eve, then he confesses himself a non-Christian.
I take God's Word literally, unless here is a good reason not to.
That is why I believe that He created the earth and all inhabitants in 6 days, not seven. He rested on the seventh day, and not because He was tired.
Catholics believe very many things that are not in line with the Bible which makes me wonder if the RCC really represents true Christianity.
Please, Consider the following:
Catholics believe in Purgatory, which denies that Jesus' Blood is sufficient to save us from our sins.
Catholics have many sacraments that are not in the Bible, such as the sacrament of reconciliation which teaches that we must do penance under the orders of a priest to be forgiven of our mortal and venial sins. The Bible teaches that we must repent. (not penance) And, if we fail in one point of the law, we fail the whole law. Therefore we are all sinners saved by grace, Amen.
As a former Roman Catholic, I am so thankful that God in His great mercy and grace revealed the truth to me. This happened six years ago, simply by my confessing 'The Sinner's Prayer'. I wanted to be sure I was going to heaven, because at that point in my life (58 years of age), I did not know for sure.
As a born-again Christian, if something different than what is in God's Word is being preached, I reject it. All things are to be tested. God's Word is the authority. When I said ‘yes’ to God He transferred me from the 'kingdom of darkness' into His wonderful 'Kingdom of Light'. I did not know at the time the fullness of this amazing gift. Yet, at that time, I was clothed in the Righteousness of Christ, and like the prodigal, my inheritance was re-instated. The Father adopted me. I am His daughter.
I believe that with new birth it is possible, not only possible, but required, that we grow in our faith, and become more and more like Jesus, who is our hope of glory. God will continue to teach and show us His ways, when we choose to say 'no' to sin and 'yes' to Him. He will guide our every step, because He is Faithful. He cannot be otherwise. He is on our side, and wants us to succeed even more than we want it.
God’s Word tells us that we can bind the strongman and loose his hold on everything he has ever stolen from us. (health, wealth, peace, family, etc.) We can rebuke the words of the enemy, and loose the power and effects of every deception, devices and influence that he wants to bring against us. God has a plan and a destiny for each one of us, but so does Satan. We don't want to miss God’s destiny for us, because the rewards are eternal, and we will answer for the choices we make on earth…what we have done with the life (talents) He has given us. As we become aware of our destiny, the enemy, (father of lies), will roar louder to try and discourage and deceive us... (ie: did God really say???). Everything Satan whispers to us is deceptive, usually condemnation, accusations against self and others, discouragement etc. We want to listen to the Holy Spirit who cannot lie, and will not only tell us the truth, he will also make it possible for us to fulfill the destiny God has planned for us.
And yes, the bible says that God created the world in six 24-hour days, and rested on the 7th. The truth of Genesis will always be under attack, because if Satan can discredit the first Book of the Bible, he can discredit it entirely. These ‘unbiblical’ theories are out there to confuse our minds. Let’s choose to study and meditate on the truth, and the encouragement, comfort and strength that comes through the gentle Holy Spirit.
Mat 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Mat 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
If a simple minded child receives such an honor from our Lord and Savior, what does that tell us? Believe as a child. If your mortal dad told you when you were 5 or 8yrs old that he built the empire state building in 3 days, in all seriousness (without a hint of sarcasm on his face or in his voice) would you have believed him?
K.I.S.S. keep it simple saints
Even my architect finished the plans before we built,HOW MUCH MORE OUR *GOD*
SCATTERING GALAXIES EVER SINCE.COULD HAVE DONE THE EARTH IN A MOMENT.WE TOOK THE TIME
FORMING OUR CHARACTER,RIGHT?
Rome also persecuted Gallelao as he spoke the earth was round and orbiting.See google.
NOW,HOWS THIS FOR PLANNING;Isaiah 53.10 Yet it pleased the LORD(FATHER) to bruise him;(THATS OUR WONDERFUL SAVIOUR JESUS) he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,(THE CROSS) he shall see his seed,(THATS US) he shall prolong his days,(ETERNAL LIFE) and the pleasure of the LORD(US HIS BRIDE) shall prosper in his hand.(HALLELU*JAH* *LORD JESUS*) SIMPLY PRAY,this prayer I REPENT, AND RECIEVE YOU *LORD* DAILY mercies flow on like a river.Then seek to understand Jude 20.