But it is Pharisees who see people as sheep or goats. Chosen or Not Chosen. This is their God.[
It was the God of the Israelites who revealed to Moses the regulations that were to be kept by his people for all time, See Leviticus 16: 20-22; and one of those regulations was to choose a scape-goat and transfer the sins of Israel onto the goat, which is then sent out into the wilderness to ‘AZAZEL
’ who is one of the sons of God that had descended in the days of Enoch’s father ‘Jared’, and who taught mankind to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tintures etc.
And the Lord said to Raphael: Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there forever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgement, he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: TO HIM ASCRIBE ALL SIN.
Jesus tells us, we are Beloved. We are Taken (Chosen), Blessed, Broken, and Given to the world. Like the bread of communion.
If you believe that Jesus loves the child molesting murderers, the thieves, those who would bear false witness against their brother in court, with the full intention of have him sent to prison for something that he didn’t do, then you are a sicker little puppy than I knew you to be.
You love the idea that God tortures and kills people for their sin.
I see my God as a righteous judge and protector, who destroys those who would destroy the people he loves,
No, not all mankind accepts the offer.
Correct! There are those you reject the offer of everlasting life.
Yet God allows them to decide their own path, and while it indeed leads to ruin, he doesn't actively torment people.
Correct again! By gingo, you’re beginning to show signs of developing intelligence. Yes, God set before us all, the choice of everlasting life or everlasting death, not eternal torment, but everlasting oblivion, the ‘SECOND AND EVERLASTING DEATH
from which there is no return.
God saves everyone who believes in him. Not everyone who believe in the Son of Man coming to judge, everyone who believes in Jesus, period.
Jesus is referred to as the “Son of Man” 88 times in the New Testament.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in "HIM"(God's Son)
shall not perish but have eternal life.
Yes, they await his return, and I will not let them down. Christ has returned,
Matthew 24: 5; For many will come in my name, saying, “I am the Messiah”.
23-25; “Then, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘There he is!’ — do not believe it. For false Messiahs and false prophets will appear; ETC.
all who are Christian have probably seen Him (or her, but still Him). Yet the priests and self-righteous talk that out of this, telling them to keep waiting, as Jesus will come again.
You poor sick little puppy, you don’t know if Jesus is a HE
or a HER
, a son of God the Father, or a daughter of your god the mother. What an ignorant, unstable and distorted, sick mind, some people must have.
Don't be so hung up on waiting that you miss Jesus when he's appeared.
I will continue to wait for Jesus, who is to appear immediately after the great day of tribulation, to judge the whole world with justice for the thousand years Sabbath, after which heavenly fire will descend and incinerate all physical life forms that remain on this planet.
BTW, I see you must have read the following poem.
THE MAN OF FAITH
It seemed the rain would never stop
The house was flooded, and there on top
Of the highest peak that you could see
With waters raging round his knees
Stood a man of faith, and as the waters swirled
Around his legs, there came a girl
Rowing by, in a wooden boat and she gave a cry
“Hop in you poor wet soakin’ man
And I’ll get you up onto higher ground.”
But he looked at her and shook his head
Then his eyes turned heavenward, and he said,
“To God and God alone I’ve prayed
And by God alone will I be saved”
An hour went by, it was cold and wet
By then the waters reached his neck
Then somewhere from out of the blue
Came a motorboat with its rescue crew.
But the man refused their offer to save
And the same reply to them he gave
“It’s God, and to God alone I’ve prayed
And by God alone will I be saved”
Well pretty soon as the waters rose
The man was struggling to keep his nose
Above the waters rising brim
When from up above, a voice called to him.
He looked…… a chopper hovered there
With a lifeline dangling in the air
“Slip the harness over your head
And we’ll get you out” the pilot said
Again he declined, his faith held firm
When would these people ever learn?
Spitting water and gaspin’ for breath
He yelled to the pilot “In God is my faith.
Go save some sinner if you feel that you must
But God is my saviour, in God is my trust.”
This story’s not ended, though his life surely was
And as he passed through the gates of Heaven Above
His anger was blazin’, and there at God’s throne
He screamed at his Lord, “You let me Drown!”
“I’ve wasted my life putting faith in you
And though others on earth still believe it’s true
That you save the faithful, I know it’s a lie!
Cos you sat here and watched this faithful man die!”
Then a voice thundered out from the Golden Room
Of the innermost sanctuary with a resounding boom
“I sent you two boats and a chopper too
How much more did you expect me to do……….