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Reader comment on item: Europe is Finished, Predicts Mark Steyn
in response to reader comment: For the Ah'lul Kitab (the people of the book)

Submitted by DONVAN (United States), Jun 1, 2007 at 12:50

I do not intend to insult you, but your transliteration of the scripture and Bible is whacko. First of all, Christians do not now, have never, and will never worship "Gods". The notion of the Trinity is not a reference to three "Gods" but different aspects of one God. Secondly, the term "Christ" is Greek, not english, and is not exactly the same as "Messiah". In the Hebrew tradition, the Messiah is the "Chosen one" The Greek "Christ" is the "Perfected one", which is consistent with the description Jesus gave Himself as "The son of man".

The implication is that of a human being perfected by the grace of God. Jesus did not describe himself as the "Son of God", His followers did. We believe in a creator/ father God, who loved the human beings enough to send His begotten offspring ( a perfected being) as an example of love and grace and an example for the human beings to emulate, and to sustain and perpetuate the unconditional love,He sent the Holy spirit. Christ and the Holy Spirit are not separate and distinct actors,but aspects of the creator God.

Just as the hand and heart are part of the human body, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are simply parts of an infinite, omnipresent, and omnipotent father/creator God which enables the human race to have a personal and intimate relationship with God the Father, thru Christ, by the powerof Holy spirit. Without Jesus and the Holy Spirit, the human race is condemed to an eternity in which they can never have a personal relationship, can never know the .."Way the truth and the life", but only enslavement to a remote,impersonal,uncaring,and unloving diety. You too can experience the joy of Christ, just ask Him.

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