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    I'm losing my faith

    I just can't help and believe that Christianity is nothing but a myth. My family is very devout and religious and i've been to church every sunday since i was a child but there is too much. Why wouldn't we believe that greek mythology or the other 9000 religion but christianity was the true religion. Whenever i even think of god i see him as a fictional character that was malevolent and cruel. I can't help but think the only reason it's around is because people have been indoctrinated into by their parents since they were a child. The bible is 2,000 years old and much of it is already disproven and whenever i ask another fellow christian about some of the more violent parts in the bible i'm always getting a different answer. I'm so sorry i really don'y mean to offend anybody but i'm quickly losing my belief in christianity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinos View Post
    much of it is already disproven
    By people who don't understand, so truly not 'disproven' after all.

    Welcome to the forums. I'm glad your here. How about I help you? But you need to spend the time to read and yes, praying. Ask GOD to reveal Himself to you. Don't think He won't, just give it a shot.

    Please check out some of these links below:

    Evidence & Bible Prophecy

    Check out all the yellow sticky threads for starters.

    Do any other religion offer free gift of salvation, forgiveness? None do. Has any of their "gods" had a Savior who died to pay the debt of our sins and risen again? None.

    Also, just for fun = 2012. The world is based on this 2012 calendar, what happened 2012 that marked "time" in the calendar around the world? That special event was the birth of Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    By people who don't understand, so truly not 'disproven' after all.

    Welcome to the forums. I'm glad your here. How about I help you? But you need to spend the time to read and yes, praying. Ask GOD to reveal Himself to you. Don't think He won't, just give it a shot.

    Please check out some of these links below:



    Check out all the yellow sticky threads for starters.

    Do any other religion offer free gift of salvation, forgiveness? None do. Has any of their "gods" had a Savior who died to pay the debt of our sins and risen again? None.

    Also, just for fun = 2012. The world is based on this 2012 calendar, what happened 2012 that marked "time" in the calendar around the world? That special event was the birth of Christ.

    • Anu, Enlil and Ea
    • Bel-Saturn, Jupiter-Bel, and Baal-Chom.
    • Brahma, Vishnu and Siva
    • Mithra, Varuna and Indra
    • Jupiter, Juno and Minerva
    • Osiris, Isis, and Horus
    • Three-bodied goddess Hecate
    • Three-headed Scylla
    • Triune divinities of the Cabiri.
    • Three-headed Dog, Cerberus
    • Judaism, Christianity and Islam (the three religions of monotheism)
    • Taoism: the trinity San Qing (Three Pure Gods). Yu Qing (Jade Pure) Shang Qing (Upper Pure) and Tai Qing (Great Pure)
    • Monju Bosatsu, Fugen Bosatsu and the historical Buddha called the "Shaka Trinity" (SHAKA SANZON)
    • Ka ( Spirit or Ether), Ba ( Body), and the Ankh (Immortality)
    • Tamas (Stability) Sattwa (orderliness) Rajas (Restlessness) from the "Guna" Sanskrit translation
    • Artemis, Aphrodite and Hecate
    • Kore, Persephone and Demeter
    • Shen (Spirit), C'hi (Vitality) and Ching (Essence) the three treasures of Taoist Wai Tai (internal alchemy)
    • Alpha, Omega and Iota
    • The Devil's Trident -(These were all gods, most from egyptian religion, created before christianity that died for some sort of "Salvation toward their people" I'm a mjor of world religions and theocracy at Liberty University.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinos View Post
    • Anu, Enlil and Ea
    • Bel-Saturn, Jupiter-Bel, and Baal-Chom.
    • Brahma, Vishnu and Siva
    • Mithra, Varuna and Indra
    • Jupiter, Juno and Minerva
    • Osiris, Isis, and Horus
    • Three-bodied goddess Hecate
    • Three-headed Scylla
    • Triune divinities of the Cabiri.
    • Three-headed Dog, Cerberus
    • Judaism, Christianity and Islam (the three religions of monotheism)
    • Taoism: the trinity San Qing (Three Pure Gods). Yu Qing (Jade Pure) Shang Qing (Upper Pure) and Tai Qing (Great Pure)
    • Monju Bosatsu, Fugen Bosatsu and the historical Buddha called the "Shaka Trinity" (SHAKA SANZON)
    • Ka ( Spirit or Ether), Ba ( Body), and the Ankh (Immortality)
    • Tamas (Stability) Sattwa (orderliness) Rajas (Restlessness) from the "Guna" Sanskrit translation
    • Artemis, Aphrodite and Hecate
    • Kore, Persephone and Demeter
    • Shen (Spirit), C'hi (Vitality) and Ching (Essence) the three treasures of Taoist Wai Tai (internal alchemy)
    • Alpha, Omega and Iota
    • The Devil's Trident -(These were all gods, most from egyptian religion, created before christianity that died for some sort of "Salvation toward their people" I'm a mjor of world religions and theocracy at Liberty University.
    So you quoted a bunch of fakes who never performed miracles and nothing to back up their divinity. Thanks for the list :)

    Jesus Christ is real, alive, risen and there are plenty of proofs of miracles over the last thousands of years. I'm one of them.

    I take it you didn't care to look at the link I shared with you, so that gives me the impression your not interested in learning about Jesus. Not sure why else you'd be here then, other than to just kill time.

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    Constantinos, do you really want to know of God is real? Do you really want to know if He sent His only begotten Son to die for your sins? It's not that complicated, but for many it's more than they wish to do: Humble yourself. God will reveal Himself to anyone who sincerely seeks Him. Then you won't have to worry about whether or not this god or that god is the real god. You will know Father God is real, and He will point you to Jesus to deliver you from your sins.

    I pray the LORD will grant you this revelation. In Jesus' name I pray for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinos View Post
    • Anu, Enlil and Ea
    • Bel-Saturn, Jupiter-Bel, and Baal-Chom.
    • Brahma, Vishnu and Siva
    • Mithra, Varuna and Indra
    • Jupiter, Juno and Minerva
    • Osiris, Isis, and Horus
    • Three-bodied goddess Hecate
    • Three-headed Scylla
    • Triune divinities of the Cabiri.
    • Three-headed Dog, Cerberus
    • Judaism, Christianity and Islam (the three religions of monotheism)
    • Taoism: the trinity San Qing (Three Pure Gods). Yu Qing (Jade Pure) Shang Qing (Upper Pure) and Tai Qing (Great Pure)
    • Monju Bosatsu, Fugen Bosatsu and the historical Buddha called the "Shaka Trinity" (SHAKA SANZON)
    • Ka ( Spirit or Ether), Ba ( Body), and the Ankh (Immortality)
    • Tamas (Stability) Sattwa (orderliness) Rajas (Restlessness) from the "Guna" Sanskrit translation
    • Artemis, Aphrodite and Hecate
    • Kore, Persephone and Demeter
    • Shen (Spirit), C'hi (Vitality) and Ching (Essence) the three treasures of Taoist Wai Tai (internal alchemy)
    • Alpha, Omega and Iota
    • The Devil's Trident -(These were all gods, most from egyptian religion, created before christianity that died for some sort of "Salvation toward their people" I'm a mjor of world religions and theocracy at Liberty University.
    Let's do this. You choose one of those names for starters, and we can search the scriptures for exactly what type of spirit is behind it. This may help you to put things into perspective if you can see where those names can be linked to at least one description in the Bible. I fully understand where you are coming from in your confusion, but the truth really is found withing that Bible you are holding.

    Blessings.

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    I want to retract what I was saying. Mistake =-)
    Last edited by manage1121; 07-04-12 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinos View Post
    I just can't help and believe that Christianity is nothing but a myth. My family is very devout and religious and i've been to church every sunday since i was a child but there is too much. Why wouldn't we believe that greek mythology or the other 9000 religion but christianity was the true religion. Whenever i even think of god i see him as a fictional character that was malevolent and cruel. I can't help but think the only reason it's around is because people have been indoctrinated into by their parents since they were a child. The bible is 2,000 years old and much of it is already disproven and whenever i ask another fellow christian about some of the more violent parts in the bible i'm always getting a different answer. I'm so sorry i really don'y mean to offend anybody but i'm quickly losing my belief in christianity.
    You have identified your problem, but don't even realize it. You've never had a belief in Christ Jesus. Just some vague notion of what "Christianity" as a "religion" is. You look to justify this outlook by identifying perceived issues within the Bible, that make no sense to YOU! I'm sure when some have answered some of your questions, you've gone to other questions, and still other questions. In truth, there will never be enough answers to satisfy you intellectually. None within the Bible became believers because of their analytical skills.


    Paul talked about the Cross on which Christ was crucified.

    1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

    1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

    Yet for some it must make sense to us. God truly doesn't even come into the equation that He might not work according to our rules of understanding and wisdom.

    1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

    Still Paul believed even though he was a learned man of both the Greek and Jewish schools of learning.

    1 Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

    Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    We as believers just present you the Gospel (Good News). We can't convince you of anything. Not my place to do so. The Holy Spirit, will convict you on the truth of it, but you must realize that this is not something you can determine its truth by any normal line of thought that man brings to the table. We are not the ones you need to be asking. Ask you know who If you're truly seeking He will answer you. Just remember 1 Corinthians 1:18 above. Make it between you and Him. May seem foolish. Trust me or don't trust me, but you'll be amazed! Check out the different testimonials on TJ. You'll see that each is unique to the teller. So be on the lookout for something unique! Because I can tell you one thing from my own experience. God is anything but boring!!!!!!!!!!!

    I pray that God will touch your heart, remove whatever has covered the clarity that you seek, and lead you to believe that Christ Jesus died on the Cross, for the remission of sin, and rose again on the third day, that you might truly live! In His Holy Name I pray. Amen.
    C4E

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    How do we know exactly where this person's faith is? Why not explore some of those questions with them, and see where it goes. Sometimes I think Christians are the worst people to turn to if there is a question of any kind. Sad that someone cannot even get a little compassion and understanding when going through some doubts while studying antiquities. Let's give them a break already with the preaching and see if there is something the Lord could bring out of the questions they have.

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    Ok, we'll just go ahead with this in case this person is still reading this thread.

    Take the name Enlil. It is an older name for Beelzebub who is found in the scriptures.

    2Ki 1:16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

    H1176
    בּעל זבוּב
    ba‛al zebûb
    bah'-al zeb-oob'
    From H1168 and H2070; Baal of (the) Fly; Baal Zebub, a special deity of the Ekronites: - Baal-zebub.


    Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
    Luk 11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
    Luk 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

    G954
    Βεελζεβούλ
    Beelzeboul
    beh-el-zeb-ool'
    Of Chaldee origin (by parody upon [H1176]); dung god; Beelzebul, a name of Satan: - Beelzebub.

    Now, as a Christian who trusts in Christ for their redemption back to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Bible is the tool we use to know what the truth is. If something does not line up with the word of God, then there is something wrong. Either the interpretation of the biblical texts is not right or the interpretation of the physical evidence, or secular texts is not right.

    So, taking the Bible as the ultimate authority, Enlil or Beezelbub was an old deity, or god of an ancient people of the Bible that the king of Samaria at the time decided to get advice from instead of asking the true God. The true God told Elijah to give this king a message that he was going to die because of it. Quite the story of God showing and proving Himself to the king through Elijah's faithfulness.

    Then we have Jesus himself talking about this demon as one of the top ranking in the kingdom of Satan.

    So, as you study the origins of these religions, also search the scriptures for the deeper understanding of exactly how the Lord dealt with them. If you allow it, it will strengthen your faith in the Lord, as well as give a bigger appreciation for the original Biblical texts handed down to us. It takes alot of digging and prayer, but you could actually become a more effective witness for those who are bowing down to these false gods.

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