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  1. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    That makes sense but the argument being made here is that Isa was named Messiah, which means...Isa with longer name.
  2. Son of Placid

    Eye Contact In Conversations Overrated?

    Eyes are the window to the soul. I'm not walking anywhere in -20, (don't even want to go out n feed the dogs), because of how someone looks at me. They don't have near the power over you as your insecurities do. Consider it a reflection of him, not a judgement call on you. There's 100 reasons other than you that could be causing his emotionless disposition. Chances are there is something in his life stealing his joy. Maybe he just hates his job, or his boss, or his mom. Many years in the midst of corporate confusion. Not so many want you looking in their eyes or you'll see their intentions are not true. It's most important to be looking at someone when they finish their statement. A rebound expression often follows a statement. That expression often tells you who you are dealing with. Eyes will also tell you if the other person is actually listening, or accepting what you say. These are important clues.
  3. Son of Placid

    Thoughts 2019

    Paul said; Faith, without works is dead. Dead faith doesn't do a lot. Times are changing. Atheists are taking over. They want religion out of the goodwill business. Calgary, 2018. The Mustard Seed is a Christian organization that meets the needs of the down and out. Alcoholics, addicts, etc. Over the summer they are used to hiring students with government grants. Last year new rules came out. Regardless what you fill out on the grant form, you have to sign an attestation that your organization and everyone in it is 100% pro choice. The majority of Christians are pro life, and the only right answer is pro choice, they lose. The Mustard seed tried to file as neutral but that didn't work either. Thousands of faith-based organizations went without funding. There is also pressure to "equalize" the work force by hiring LGBW/Es. They are basically forcing all religious groups to go against their morals, or get out of the business.
  4. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    Nobody would expect it to. It's quite obvious the Jews and Christians do not agree on who their Messiah is, why would the Qur'an try to lump them? Why are you? If you swap "Messiah" for "Leader" it's up to you. You may not convince many Jews that deflating their Messiah serves a higher purpose.
  5. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    The interpretation of the Qur'an simply uses... If Messiah meant something in Islam, where do you go from there? You can't be pulling up a new messenger to replace a Messiah without proclaiming a new Messiah, which Muhammad never was. Messiah can't mean more than messenger or you're hooped. That's what's simple. Previous to Islam, "Messiah" always had a theological implication. Not only with Christians but also with Jews. Jews not accepting Jesus as their Messiah does not mean the word had no meaning. As I explained, Jesus did not fit the criteria of a Jewish Messiah. If all it took to be a messiah was having it part of your proper name, how many Jews would have Messiah as their middle name?
  6. Son of Placid

    Thoughts 2019

    I try not to jump to an opinion too quickly on these things. I still don't know if he was denied any rights or if the media spun it. Somebody closer to the scene will have to come out with more info. At least nobody was wearing a MAGA hat this time.
  7. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    I'm sorry, those were not actually my words. This response was the copy/paste response that followed the copy/paste post Nad_M copy/pasted. We're not actually having our own discussion, it's copy/paste from another site a year and a half ago. I didn't feel like typing a bunch of stuff, knowing the argument wasn't actually from the poster. I figured if he can copy/paste from a foreign post, so could I.
  8. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    You are skipping over the obvious to make a heroic point for the Qur'an. The fact that the Jews did not choose Jesus as a Messiah does not negate the fact "Messiah" means more to the Jews than just some kinda name. Even Jesus did not fit their criteria. What's a Messiah to do? How much longer are the Jews going to wait? Are the Christians alone in having it all wrong, or does each have their own opinion? We know why Muslims can't have Messiah meaning more than messenger.
  9. Son of Placid

    Thoughts 2019

    Actually conversing earlier with someone who knows people in the Huntsville prison. Managed to break it down to the view room and kill room. Last statement was only the doctor and condemned in the kill room. There's a big window, condemned decides hood or not. There's no word an Imam was refused the view room. Uncertain if clergy was allowed to get any closer or not at this point.
  10. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    David Wilkerson put out a movie in the 70's having to do with the drama of those left behind. It started and ended with a warning from Wilkerson himself. He said it was time to buy a reliable car and plan to keep it. Makes more sense now because many of the 70's cars are now classic.
  11. Son of Placid

    Thoughts 2019

    Was he a Muslim man? The guy had his eye on a girl. Took opportunity to drag her off, rape and kill her, slit her throat actually. While on trial he was already accused of killing two teenage boys in the same area. His buddy came forward to confess while Ray was helping Tiffany's mother hand out flyers looking for her. He even offered a reward at one point. What part of that was Muslim?
  12. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    I'm sorry but I don't see any relationship at all.
  13. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    Like I said, Muslims prefer to say Messiah means nothing in particular, just another name thing. Actually, I can just copy paste the reply from the same foreign post. Re: Allah's confusion about the Jews and the Christians by manfred » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:10 pm "THE Messiah" (with the definite article) is a Christian invention, inexistent in the HB. The rpoof text often appealed to, Dan9:25, does not have a definite article in front of "mashiach" except in Christian corrupted versions. One of this promised figure is that he will be "A" messiah. Arguing from the absence of something again? In Hebrew, you use the definite article only if there is more of one of something. You optionally add "ha" to say "the", but the use of that is quite relaxed. On the other hand if it clear that one one thing can be meant anyway, it is rarely if ever used. In Judaism only one Messiah is expected not several. Therefore the word is rather like a proper noun or title, which would not normally have an article in Hebrew. The literal meaning of the Messiah is "the anointed", which translates into Greek as the "Christos" (also often used without article, as a "proper name" grammatically...) That seems to match somewhat with the Arab word you mention, though the tradition of anointing is not really present in Arab countries, so the meaning it actually has in Islam is somewhat vague... And in one respect you are right, of course, the Jewish understanding of the messiah is somewhat different from the Christian one. In Judaism the Messiah is associated with the end of days, he is the liberator of his people from oppression, the bringer of freedom and the final revelation of God's will and God's law. In Christianity the term was picked up but interpreted differently: The Messiah expected by the Jews has arrived in Jesus, and he set all humanity free from legalistic religion, brought salvation and revealed God finally and fully, not merely on his words, but in his self-sacrifice. The Christian interpretation of the Messiah is similarly linked to the end times. Both Judaism and Christianity agree on one crucial point: the Messiah, whoever he is, will be God's FINAL revelation. This is for Christians the first and obvious reason why they reject Mohammed... suppose God himself lowered himself to be, for a time, walk with us and teach us in his own words and by his own example, who could possibly have anything to add to that? It is for this reason that the Islamic "Messiah" is a contradiction in itself. Mohammed calls Jesus the Messiah and yet claims to be a further "Prophet".
  14. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    Matt 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
  15. Son of Placid

    The Rapture

    That's the problem with scavenging from Jewish web sites. They have a pile of reasons to reject Jesus, more so than Muslims. Some times Muslims get caught up and forget the reverence Islam attributes Jesus. Messiah, Messiah, Messiah...What do you want it to mean? There was prophesy of a Messiah in the OT. To the Jews it meant some super hero that would lead them to defeat the Romans, then go on to remove the rest of the Gentiles, and semi gentiles, so the Jews could once again...RULE the WORLD. Then he goes and comes again... The guy they wanted never came. The Jews have a history of killing God's messengers so they're still waiting. Jesus was called the Messiah in the NT, and the Qur'an. The difference is the NT is about Jesus so everything He said are the words of the Messiah, aka deliverer, aka savior. Muslims prefer to say Messiah means nothing in particular, just another name thing. I don't see the resurrection as a second coming, this is why. As far as Jews are concerned, where did Jesus' spirit go? Do they assume he went to heaven and came back? NT doesn't say so, why should they? The NT says Jesus did two things during those three days, neither involved leaving this Earth for Heaven before His ascension. if you count the fence posts between miles stakes it's easy to get confused. Don't let the Jews confuse you.
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