At the end of the day, all religions preach one thing: to be good people. Why is there so much argument on which religion is better? In fact, religion doesn't even make sense when you truly dissect it. We should all be able to go to Heaven as long as we are good people at heart
@bbhatti12 I can see what you're trying to do. Maybe my path will lead me to the same way. It's just that I feel is if someone...

It's too bad you can't get anywhere based on your feelings eh? Just take God's Word for what it is. One way to heaven: the blood of Jesus CHrist. You either accept this glorious gift through FAITH or you don't.

At the end of the day, all religions preach one thing: to be good people. Why is there so much argument on which religion is better? In fact, religion doesn't even make sense when you truly dissect it. We should all be able to go to Heaven as long as we are good people at heart
@bbhatti12 The way that they taught me in Catholic school was that God is a very fair person. God understands that we do make...

where in the Bible do you find that promise made? You should never form opinions based on what anyone says, including a religious institution. Form your own beliefs BASED on the Bible. Your argument is void if it is not based on a reliable source.

At the end of the day, all religions preach one thing: to be good people. Why is there so much argument on which religion is better? In fact, religion doesn't even make sense when you truly dissect it. We should all be able to go to Heaven as long as we are good people at heart
I just want to start this with an apology for some things I may say, I have never shared something like this before and I'm sure that a large population of people that read it may be offended by it but I promise in no way am I meaning to disrespect the way you love God! I understand I am in no position to judge anyone I have just simply been nudged by God to express this idea... Okay, A Christian man is a man who loves God as number one in his life and is always honest and loving in everything he does... See the thing is that I honestly think that it is hard for people to want to be Christian men these days especially young men that haven't been exposed to much of any religion... I'll be honest growing up I didn't always have the best Christian influences, sure I'd get up every once in awhile and go to church with my granddad but it wasn't because I cared for church so much as I just wanted to be with the only father figure in my life at the time. My story isn't an easy one but my message isn't about me or the struggles that I had to overcome, I simply want to use my point of view to express what I see... See the way I see it is that why would a kid like me ever want to grow up and love God when my whole life I had never been exposed to that actual love or power of him? I grew up in a below average place with below averages expectations... All 3 of my childhood best friends are either in prison now or in and out of jail constantly. I was written out to be just another statistic... One more minority filling a jail cell. My home wasn't a Christian household, we never went to church and we never talked about God. There was arguing and there was times where no one talked for days at a time... The thing that I'm getting at isn't that you should feel sorry for me or anything like that... What you should be seeing is that I had absolutely no Christian influence for a long time in my life. Up until honestly maybe 4 years ago I didn't truly understand what we were supposed to be doing here in our time on this planet.. But that all is due to the fact that I had no reason to want to know God or even find out what Christianity was.. What I truly feel that God has put on my heart to share is where are the strong Christian men that once populated the church? Where did they go? All I see now a days are these hippie, soft, emotional, Christians? As I said before I know I am in no way in a position to judge but it is the only way to describe my point... When you were a child what did you want to be? A firemen or a police officer? Imagine seeing your police officer trying to stop a street fight by praying or crying? Or maybe your firemen that you wanted to be like being emotional and showing fear and just putting his hand out and praying while someone is in a burning building about to be burned alive and he is clearly the only one equipped to save that person... No! You want them to take a step forward and handle the situation they have been presented! God did NOT put us in this world to just use him as a crutch! The way I see it is that you should never ask for something you know you don't deserve or that you haven't earned... When you pray it shouldn't be God will you make this appear, it should be God please give me the strength to make this appear! See God didn't want spoiled children other wise he wouldn't advise us to worship him or anything like that. Prayer isn't a wish list... This is why I am so stuck on this question of where did the strong minded Christian men go? Not the ones who wear sandals to church and care about hitting the right note when singing worship. I am not out to just down those Christian who do act like that, but my problem with it all is that are those people going to be the men that kids are going to look up to? When I was a kid I loved superman and the closest person to superman was my uncle who was a firemen... I wanted to be just like him. I wanted to walk like him talk like him, I wanted to have the same life he did. Can you see how the influence of being that strong role model could change the world? How can kids in situations like mine find God when the only godly role models we have that are finding God and expressing it look like they are shopping in baby gap and or look like hippies and just seem feminine... I would have found God way sooner if more strong men presented there love for God more openly... I found God because I had coaches show me not by teaching me or telling me but by being an example of what it should look like... Just as I was as a kid I wanted to model myself in the mold of my coaches who not only were strong and manly but also loved God and were serious about it. They weren't going to be in anyway soft about their religion but they were going to show their love! See this is the type of Christian I feel that God wants me to inspire which is why my goal is to always be the Christian that I would look up to and be an example for kids to want to find God. The message isn't to Bash on the soft Christian men but to inspire those of us in positions of strength to prove that we are still here and that there is such thing as a Christian man and when I say that I mean a man who your grandad and his father before him could be proud of! God is number one and I pray that I shared this message clear and the way I felt God wanted it shared. Do you agree or disagree with my ideas?

amen. Tired of walking ito church seeing pew warmers injeans

on both hands, a child dies.

Abortion: Wrong or right?

wrong, simply.

Should Abortion be legal world wide despite religious beliefs?
If you don't consider human life "sacred," is there any moral reason not to have an abortion?

That is why the theory of evolution is so widely accepted. It takes away the sacredness of human life and equates us with animals allowing us to excuse the disgusting behaviors like abortion of today.

When is it right for a girl to have an abortion?
Abortion should be legal and encouraged.

Disgusting statement. Encouraging murder to the smallest,weakest members of society proves how broken we really are.

Does creationism indicate bad education? (If so how can we fix this, and should it be taught?) Does Creationism have any credibility to it?
If you had concrete proof that there was no heaven and no hell, it would not change your definition of right and wrong, and it would not change your behavior toward others. Amirite?
@J_A_C_K So if the Bible and Quran contain the exact same moral messages, then why would it make a difference even if the...

I don't think you understand. The Bible is not about moral rules and regulations, its all about Jesus Christ. From Genesis to Revelation. Muslims do not belief in the deity of Christ so... yes, there is a difference. The quran and the Bible are incomparable in fact. Christianity and Islam have two different purposes entirely. Muslims use their works such as prayer etc. to appease Allah. Whereas Christians are saved only through grace, good works do nothing to please God. We live morally and follow the Bible because we are Christians, we aren't Christians because we live morally and follow the Bible.

@VicZinc Here is were I have difficulty...if your god is all-powerful and loving, why didn't he just forgive the "debt" and...

I'm sorry, as I was reading your previous conversation I mistook you for someone who was genuinely wanting to know the truths in God's Word. 1) You clearly don't know who God is. God IS love, yes but He is also just. A loving parent punishes their child for the things that they do. They don't reward them because the child will never learn. Love is not simply happy decisions it is also hard, but necessary decisions. 2) If you do not accept God's gift to mankind (salvation through His son) it is ultimately your loss. He has given you the freewill to choose what you want because that's what love is, but even though God knew there would be many who would not take the gift, but He sent His Son anyways. 3) God didn't kill His Son, we did. And Jesus chose to stay on the cross, He didn't have to if He didn't want to, God asked Him and He said yes because of His love for us. No offense, but I'm pretty sure your God hasn't done anything that I have just listed for you.

@VicZinc That sounds good. Is that the god of Abraham you are talking about?

Yes, Abraham's God, but more importantly, MY God. He sent his Son to suffer and die for YOU. He sent his Son to pay the sin debt that you or I could not pay because He loves us so much. You don't have to accept the mercy He has shown to you, He still loves you, but you will have to pay for your sin just like a child is punished when they disobey. But why pay for your sins when they have been payed for already?

If you had concrete proof that there was no heaven and no hell, it would not change your definition of right and wrong, and it would not change your behavior toward others. Amirite?
@1907987

No breaking news to me. Nothing I haven't heard before. But the thing is, the Bible wasn't pulled out of the brains of men. It was inspired of God. Sure, the books were written by men, tell the stories of men, and was meant to be read by men, but every word in the Bible is ordained of God. Mulitple people mentioned in the Bible wrote books, but their words are not in the Bible because they were not inspired by God. True, many parallels can be seen with other Holy books, but the MAIN reason for the Bible is unparallel with other books. The Bible was written so that man can know that God sent Jesus Christ to redeem us seeing as we cannot redeem ourselves. All the other messages in God's Word like love, justice, relationships etc. are present in other Holy Books but those books were not inspired by God, the creator and Lord of this universe. And, the reason why a certain moral compass is present in these other books and in the minds of men is because God has made us in His image and so natural laws like committing murder and loving one another are, well, natural for us; but as time progresses and sin becomes more prevalent in society even certain natural laws are lost by some