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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. "Periods ranging from hours..." Yep, sounds like another name for prostitution to me. What about the wives of these men. Do they approve of their husbands messing around with other women? Hope they're being checked for STD's or AIDS. If their husband don't satisfy them, can women enter temporary marraige with another man for an hour or so a week? :sick:
  2. Slocym, you are displaying pure ignorance. John, who wrote all the books of John plus the Book of Revelation was indeed one of the 12 disciples. For your information here are all of them: Fisherman: Simon Peter Andrew (Peter's brother) James (son of Zebedee) John (son of Zebedee) Phillip Tax Collector: Matthew Unknown: Bartholomew Thomas James (son of Alphaeus) Judas (Thaddaeus, son of James) Simon Judas Iscariot Please prove to us where in the Bible it says all the disciples were fisherman? Since you think you know more about our Bible than we do, please also provide evidence that the last 6 were all fisherman. :wacko:
  3. Wrong. Only five of the twelve disciples were known to have been fisherman. Fishing was a very lucrative business in those days. Zebedee, the father of two of the disciples, James and John, was a successful fisherman who ran a crew. We also know that another two brothers (also disciples), Peter and Andrew, worked together with James and John. Since when was it decided that fisherman were unable to write? :unsure:
  4. Murder, stealing, adultery existed before the 10 Commandments were given to Moses. They are God's laws and apply to us all. The Laws of Moses, which include also ceremonial and sacrificial laws don't apply to us. Those were for the Israelites.
  5. Yes it does. The commandment you quote is mentioned in the Gospels. In Matthew 22:36-38 the Pharisees asked Jesus: "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. Not as easy to do in today's society, which has taught us to be selfish and self serving instead of God serving, but simply explained. ;)
  6. According to the Bible, God is not a God of confusion. All the words of the Biblical prophets were in harmony with one another. Mohammed's words have caused confusion, contradictions, and conflict with the other prophets so I don't accept the Quran as the message of God to all mankind. The Jesus of Islam cannot be the same Jesus spoken of in the Bible. The Jesus of the Quran was not crucified but was born to be nothing more than a prophet whereas Jesus of the Bible's sole reason for being on earth was to die for the sins of mankind so that He could reconcile man to God. The Jesus of the Quran's life began with his birth and earth and will end after his return to earth, where he returns to kill non-Muslims and establish Islam as the true religion, and then die and be burried next to Mohammed. The Jesus of the Bible always was. Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power....... ....Of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire." But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. (Hebrews 1) By the way, you mention Christians worship Mary. That is incorrect. Catholics don't worship Mary, they pray to her, a practise totally rejected by Protestants.
  7. I can give it to you in a nutshell - Blame USA for everything and Syria is biggest ally. ;)
  8. How can she be sentenced to death for something she had no control over? What about the true guilty people? Those responsible for using this poor girl to make money while making her life hell on earth! Her mother, the Afghan man and the 55 year husband. :angry:
  9. Latest report on the issue: Norway's prime minister and foreign minister were busy with damage control tasks late this week, after one of their government's coalition parties called for a boycott of Israeli products. And just when Israel's own prime minister was lying gravely ill. The Norwegian government has long supported Israel and has been active in years of attempts to broker peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. That's what Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg tried to stress, when downplaying the boycott call by the Socialist Left party (SV). Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen hails from the Socialist Left herself, and acknowledged her party's boycott call. She tried to distance herself from it, stressing that the boycott wasn't government policy, but the damage was done. Israel's ambassador to Norway immediately appeared on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)'s nightly news, to complain about and criticize the boycott call. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre felt compelled to send a letter to the Israelis, in an attempt to clarify that the government doesn't condone a boycott and remains a supporter of Israel. Political researcher Sverre Lodgaard said Friday that Halvorsen's party's boycott now limits the government's ability to criticize Israel when needed. "The government will get much more limited room for negotiation after this," he said. http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1192476.ece
  10. Hi LawsonD, and welcome. Hope to have more participation from you. Your father is a smart man. ;) 1 Kings 10:9, Genesis 12:3.
  11. The passages in Deuteronomy relate to the Hebrew people who were taken out of a pagan land where they began worshipping pagan gods. It's a lesson about the forging of a new nation where they once again worshipped the One true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. While many lessons are learned from the Book of Deuteronomy, we also know that it's an historical account about the new generation of Israelites before they entered the promised land.
  12. Oh but you do believe you are in a better position than we are. Consider your comment, "the bigger my smile gets thinking about the expression on their faces when they actually meet Propehet Jesus (a.s.)...They're in for a BIG SURPRISE!" It sounds like you have some hotline to heaven providing you with knowledge not available to the rest of us. The same can be said for Muslims on this forum. They are always slamming Christianity, preaching at us trying to show us the "straight path." You assume that 50% of people participating on this forum are Evangelical Christians for the reason you posted but you need to realize that most Protestant denominations adhere to the words of Jesus in Mark 16:15 "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." That does not make them all Evangelical Christians.
  13. This is incorrect. The Book of Matthew was written by Jesus' disciple Matthew. The Book of John was written by the disciple John who also wrote 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and the Book of Revelation. Other books written by disciples and people who personally knew Jesus are 1 Peter & 2 Peter written by disciple Peter. Jude written by Jesus brother Jude, and James written by Jesus brother James.
  14. Ali Zaki, do you know how arrogant you sound? You need to get off your high horse and realize that, just like the rest of us, you, too, don't have all the answers and neither do you know everything - shock, horror, gasp! You make a point of picking on Evangelicals whenever you get the opportunity. Who exactly have you pigeonholed in this category because as far as I'm aware, I'm probably the only Evangelical on this site. Do you even know the difference between Catholics, Orthodoxy, mainstream Christians, fundamentalists and evangelicals?
  15. Thanks, AZ for this info. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov was born Mikhael Ivanov in a small village in Macedonia. He went to India where he came in contact with many spiritual leaders, including one Hindu sage, Maharaja Nimcaroli Babaji, who gave him the name he kept ever since, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov. It sounds like his Christianity is mixed with Eastern spirituality :unsure:
  16. Not at all.. That's why there are so many denominations. We all accept the Bible as the authority on which we base our beliefs but we have different beliefs, especially relating to points such as this one. Some Christian denominations believe in the Eternal Security doctrine (once saved, always saved). Daystar might be one of those while I'm not. Accusing him of being inept when reading the Bible is just being nasty.
  17. I read this passage differently. The Message Bible explains it well: God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
  18. No, there's nothing to worry about. In basic training the first thing the French Army teaches is how to surrender - in 10 languages. Their motto is: Stop, drop and run. Also, look for their new national flag - a white cross on a white background. :P
  19. ^^ Written over 600BC to the children of Israel. John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Jesus will be the One to determine who has everlasting life. 1John 2:22-24 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. :)
  20. Is it not possible that Ahmadinejad's intention is to make the return of Mahdi happen sooner than later? Iran's dominant "Twelver" sect believes this will be Mohammed ibn Hasan, regarded as the 12th Imam, or righteous descendant of the Prophet Mohammad. He is said to have gone into "occlusion" in the ninth century, at the age of five. His return will be preceded by cosmic chaos, war and bloodshed. After a cataclysmic confrontation with evil and darkness, the Mahdi will lead the world to an era of universal peace. This is similar to the Christian vision of the Apocalypse. Indeed, the Hidden Imam is expected to return in the company of Jesus. Mr Ahmadinejad appears to believe that these events are close at hand and that ordinary mortals can influence the divine timetable. The prospect of such a man obtaining nuclear weapons is worrying. The unspoken question is this: is Mr Ahmadinejad now tempting a clash with the West because he feels safe in the belief of the imminent return of the Hidden Imam? Worse, might he be trying to provoke chaos in the hope of hastening his reappearance? The 49-year-old Mr Ahmadinejad, a former top engineering student, member of the Revolutionary Guards and mayor of Teheran, overturned Iranian politics after unexpectedly winning last June's presidential elections. The main rift is no longer between "reformists" and "hardliners", but between the clerical establishment and Mr Ahmadinejad's brand of revolutionary populism and superstition. Its most remarkable manifestation came with Mr Ahmadinejad's international debut, his speech to the United Nations. World leaders had expected a conciliatory proposal to defuse the nuclear crisis after Teheran had restarted another part of its nuclear programme in August. Instead, they heard the president speak in apocalyptic terms of Iran struggling against an evil West that sought to promote "state terrorism", impose "the logic of the dark ages" and divide the world into "light and dark countries". The speech ended with the messianic appeal to God to "hasten the emergence of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace". In a video distributed by an Iranian web site in November, Mr Ahmadinejad described how one of his Iranian colleagues had claimed to have seen a glow of light around the president as he began his speech to the UN. "I felt it myself too," Mr Ahmadinejad recounts. "I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there. And for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink…It's not an exaggeration, because I was looking. "They were astonished, as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic." Western officials said the real reason for any open-eyed stares from delegates was that "they couldn't believe what they were hearing from Ahmadinejad". Their sneaking suspicion is that Iran's president actually relishes a clash with the West in the conviction that it would rekindle the spirit of the Islamic revolution and - who knows - speed up the arrival of the Hidden Imam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...14/ixworld.html
  21. According to the Quran He is not. According to the Bible, He is the Son of God and One with the Father. :)
  22. First off, with the world media claiming Ahmedinejad's statement that Israel be wiped out, Ahmedinejad has never denied it. Secondly, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Judiciary Chief of Iran didn't deny it either. He defended Ahmedinejad's statement saying it was nothing new, and remains the position of the Islamic Republic. Thirdly, after Ahmedinejad's speach, a spokesman for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard stated that, "the obliteration of Israel from the face of the earth, is not only the objective of Iran, but of the whole Muslim world," a goal, he said, that had been underlined by Ayatollah Khomeini more than 20 years ago.
  23. Start another thread or address the issue! Lester, I don't know what that picture has to do with this thread but it's lovely -she's beautiful.
  24. Problems relating to any drug addiction is always so tragic all around. For the individuals, their families and for society. I read that addicts are already being exploited in Afghanistan. Radicals are using these poor people as suicide bombers. How sad is that? Drug addiction among young people is on the rise worldwide, and perhaps in a search for common ground the world should make a concerted effort to come together to fight this curse.
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