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THE "BEING" UNDER CONSIDERATION........

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Oct 11, 2007 at 19:39

Hello Taj,

A car is still a car, beauty (or speed) is in the eye of the beholder. I get it. Interesting analogy.

Christians believe in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. "Messiah" is used in both the Old and New Testament. The Greek of the New Testament, "Messias", is of Hebrew origin -"Mashiyach" (used in the Old Testament).

"Elohiym" is used in both the Old and New Testament, and is translated the "God who is One" (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) - it also at different times is applied individually, specifically to one of these.

You said, "Jews would contend that "Adonay" is their God and not that of Christianity."

While "Adonay" is used only in the Old Testament, since I am a Christian I believe in both Testaments; that's why I used "Adonay". The Jewish religion does not believe in the New Testament nor parts of the Old Testament; they do however share belief in a God that will send a Messiah. Christians believe that the Messiah, spoken of in the Old Testament, was Christ.

Let me be more specific with what "religion", throughout human history, is based on. ALL religion is based on the "good works" of humans. Name one that isn't. Again, Christianity is different in that it's based on what the Son Of God did on the Cross. Whether or not someone believes that is their own business. What I was trying to illustrate was there is one very fundamental difference: all religions throughout history - ALL -require the "good works' of man to be promoted, either to "heaven" for "eternal happiness", or so they won't "come back" as a cockroach. Christianity and Christianity alone stands out, as it is based on what Christ did on the Cross. Not "good works" of us mere mortals.

It "doesn't mean the being [god] under consideration is different." - quoting you. I would politely dissagree. There are, according to Biblical scriptures, many "beings", invisible to humankind. We can, however, see the destruction which comes as a frustration of the "being" who is not the God of Christianity. "Lucifer" was created as a genious - he rejected God who created him, and from then on is given the title "Satan", which means, "accusor, adversary".

God of Christianity reveals Himself through Biblical scripture; since I believe the Bible, I also believe in Satan, who in the Bible said, "I will be like the Most High (God)". Satan is the "being" that many millions pray to. Satan is a genious, and the Bible calles him the "master of deceit". Satan has deceived. A whole religion, the second largest in the world, is under Satan's influence. The proof of this is painfully obvious.

You might be saying, who am I, Jennifer, to be saying such things? Well, it's not me. It's what the Bible reveals. There has been animosity between Isaac and Ishmael since they were born. God of the Bible "loved Jacob, but hateth Essau". The Bible explains what human experience cannot. -JS

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