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  1. Someone asked me how fast light travels.   I said I think about 300,000 km per second.  This means if stars are light years away, that distance is mind-boggling.  That means the distance light travels between stars to reach earth is unimaginable.   When you think about the existence of light, gravity, and the radio frequency spectrum, atoms, molecules, and all the complex laws of physics that govern it all, it should not be hard to believe it required an intelligent-designer to create it all.   A Creator whose spirit is present everywhere, yet He is separate and apart from the universe He created.  It should be obvious to any rational person that the things did not just appear out of nowhere.  They required an infinitely powerful designer-Creator we call God.   So it is reasonable that this God created the universe for his purposes and we likewise were created for a purpose.   

    To claim it is all just some kind of cosmic accident that came into existence by itself is illogical in the extreme.  

    So if we accept that God is and did create everything, then of course it makes sense that he would communicate with mankind with the Holy Scriptures, and that he would send his Son to die on a cross for mankind because he loves mankind so much.  It all comes together and make sense to anyone who considers it a bit.

    The only reason people don't see it is because of their blindness.  This blindness is caused by sin.  Unless God opens their mind and lifts this blindness, they will not see it.  That is why the Bible says salvation is by grace through faith.

    God does not send a bolt of lightning to change someone's mind.  He has given us two things that point us to who he is:

    1.  The creation which is all around us if we take the time to consider it and accept that it is his creation.

    2.  His written revelation, in English, the King James Bible.

    Romans chapter one describes this situation.

    "19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. {in them: or, to them} 20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: {so…: or, that they may be} 21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."    Romans 1:19-25 KJV

  2. Trudeau was asked by an interviewer whether or what he knew about the Chinese interference during the last two elections and he refused to answer.  He basically shifted the subject elsewhere rather than answer the question.  He infers he can't answer because of "national security".   You can be sure Katie Telford will not answer these questions in committee either and will use the same lame excuse.  The whole thing is an exercise in futility.  Nobody can get any straight answers from the Liberals or their bureaucrats.

  3. 7 hours ago, CdnFox said:

    And there isn't. So you're wrong.

     

    The evidence for Jesus' resurrection is overwhelming just in this quote alone.

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    An eyewitness is more reliable than secondhand testimony or hearsay

    A majority of the texts for the New Testament were written by eyewitnesses. The writers are careful to tell the reader that they were not convinced that Jesus was God at first, but only believed after they saw Him alive after His brutal crucifixion. Various writers make clear and specific statements that what they are writing is truthful and they are not lying:

    2 Peter 1:16-18: “We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes when he received honor and glory from God the Father (on the high mountain).” 

    1 John 1:1-3: “We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” 

    1 John 4:14 “Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” 

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    The belief that Jesus had risen from the dead was considered insanity by the Roman Emperors. Should they allow this mental illness to spread throughout the provinces of the empire, Roman Emperors believed this insanity would destroy the very fabric of Roman society.

    Records in the Roman archives present us with letters between governors and emperors, describing the resurrection of Jesus and how dangerous it was to the Roman way of life.

    In response to this threat, ten Roman emperors executed over five million Christians during the first 250 years of Christianity.[5b]"

    This is something I never knew myself.  Mind boggling history.

    3 Eyewitness Statements About Jesus In The New Testament – Robert Clifton Robinson

  4. 1 hour ago, Americana Antifa said:

    Part of the article says "She noted their support for bills to deprive transgender people of gender affirming medical care, bans on using public bathrooms, and targeting of live performances by trans individuals." 

     So nobody is calling for genocide against trans people.  They are advocating reducing the public promotion of trans ideology, reducing gender affirming medical care which is harmful, and grooming of young people and others with the trans ideology.  That's all it is.  

  5. 43 minutes ago, CdnFox said:

    Prove it.  You can't.  My sacred napkin says it's fiction. The napkin has spoken.

    "One of the assertions made by critics of the New Testament, is the idea that what is written in the Synoptic Gospels, was penned long after Jesus appeared on earth. Atheists often write that men who never saw Jesus, created the narratives about Jesus, late in the first century. These adversaries of the New Testament say these men were not eyewitnesses, and a majority of the things attributed to Jesus—He never said or did. The problem with these statements, is that the actual 24,593 extant manuscript copies of the New Testament from the historical record, documents that these men saw and heard what they chronicle. The entire New Testament is a compilation of 27 letters that record 203 instances of eyewitness testimony in the 260 chapters of the New Testament."

    203 Eyewitness Statements About Jesus In The New Testament – Robert Clifton Robinson

  6. 16 minutes ago, Benz said:

    Ahhh those Québécois... they are so strong, they managed to make stop the capital punishment for murder in at least half of the American states as well. So they will rule the entire world.

    Just wondering, what religious affiliation are you?

    Quebec was founded by Roman church people and the majority of Quebec today is still affiliated with Romanism, although the province has changed a lot.  There are other religions and many non-practicing RCs and many diverse beliefs.

    I have read some books on Quebec and Romanism, probably more than most people in western Canada. 

    I have read The White and the Gold by Thomas B. Costain, an excellent history of Quebec from the beginning.  Also read the book Fifty Year in the Church of Rome by former priest from Quebec in the early 1800s and his following book, Forty Years in the Church of Christ.  I am presently studying the large book, Roman Catholicism by Lorraine Boettner, an excellent book examining the belief system in great detail and comparing it with the Bible and Protestant beliefs.

    So I know a little about it.  I would say Quebec, like most countries, is a secular state but has been heavily influenced by Jesuits who founded their early schools and some of the present day universities, RC schools.  These of course influenced politicians and many others.  Many hold strong liberal views, which is why they oppose capital punishment more than the other provinces of Canada.  These liberals views were heavily influenced by Romanism and Jesuit education and political development over the years.

     

     

     

  7. 7 hours ago, CdnFox said:

    No it isn't - the answer is on my sacred napkin. How could you doubt that?

    Sorry - there is nothing in the bible that proves the bible is superior to others.

    It's not even remotely close to being evidence. It's just a work of fiction. Can you produce these 'witnesses'? Can you provide independent interviews with the witnesses? No? Hmmm. 

    My napkin tells me that he never did die, he managed to live till they took him down. So there you go. My napkin says 700 people saw this. The napkin has spoken.

     

    No it's not fiction.  

    There are many articles that go into this subject in depth.  You can Google and find them.  I would encourage you to read some of them, but especially read the King James Bible New Testament yourself.

    "203 Eyewitness Statements About Jesus In The New Testament

    The Writers of the New Testament Say They Are Eyewitnesses

    If we conduct a personal investigation concerning the Canonical Gospels of the New Testament, we quickly discern that we are reading testimony from men who were present when Jesus said and did the things recorded in these texts. These men state repeatedly that they saw and heard Jesus and there is no ambiguity in what they meant:

    Paul: 1 Corinthians 9:1: “Am I not an apostle? Haven’t I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes?

    Peter: 1 Peter 1:16: “We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes.”

    John: 1 John 1:1:”We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands.”

    James, Paul, all the Apostles: 1 Corinthians 15:7: “Then Jesus was seen alive by James and later by all the apostles. Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.”

    Mary Magdalene: John 20:18: “Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!”

    Peter: Acts 5:29-32: “But Peter and the apostles replied… We are witnesses of these things…”

    John: 1 John 1:2-3: “This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us."

    203 Eyewitness Statements About Jesus In The New Testament – Robert Clifton Robinson

  8. 1 minute ago, bcsapper said:

    No thanks, I'm opting for annihilation myself.  That said, if there is life after death, it doesn't have to be a Christian one.

    You might end up as a Blue Jay.  There are worse things...

    I met an 81 year old Christian lady in the waiting area of the hospital recently who told me she had five family members who she thought went to hell.  Doesn't sound like annihilation is a choice.  The soul lives on after death.  

  9. 8 minutes ago, bcsapper said:

    What about all the other religions?  I'm of the opinion that possibility one is the only likely scenario, but if it were to be option two, how do you know we won't be re-incarnated as bugs, or turned into Ravens, or something like that?

    Reincarnation is a common belief in some of the eastern religions like Buddhism, and possibly Hinduism, but it is unknown to the Bible.  The fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead and seen by many eye witnesses, I would trust what he said and his apostles and prophets who wrote the New Testament.  They never mentioned reincarnation but did say it is appointed for men once to die and after this the judgement.  The only two places I know of taught in the Bible are heaven and hell.  There is no coming back as some bug or bird from what is written.  I hope you can listen to message, The Divine Appointment, which I gave the link for.

    The Divine Appointment | SermonAudio

  10. This is the most powerful and most important messages I have ever heard in my life.  It is a message about death.

    There are only two possibilities on what happens at death.  Either one dies and we are annihilated or as the Bible says "27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" Hebrews 9:27 KJV

    Since we don't know the moment of our death, we should consider this.  When we get into a car, we may be one second away from death.  We don't know.  We should never assume anything about how long we have in this world.

    I would strongly urge everyone to listen to this 41 minute message carefully.  Your eternal destiny may depend on it.

    The Divine Appointment | SermonAudio

  11. 7 minutes ago, CdnFox said:

    Hell there's 1.1 billion hindu alone. They don't think your god is real.  They think their gods are real. why are they wrong and you right? No answer? Hmmmm

    The answer is in the Bible.  None of them likely have any knowledge of what the Bible says.  Like many other people in the world, they don't have much knowledge of what is in the Bible, particularly the New Testament.  

    You say there is no proof of God.   The one fact that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead after his crucifixion and was seen by many eye witnesses is pretty strong evidence that he is who he said he was, i.e. God.  Not only that but the twelve apostles who knew him and most of whom were present with him believed in him strongly after the resurrection and eight of them died as martyrs for their faith.  People don't die for a lie.  That is pretty strong evidence that what they witnessed was true.  Most courts accept the eye witness testimony of a number of people as true.  The New Testament is a testimony to the truth of it all.   If you haven't studied it, you need to.

  12. 1 hour ago, CdnFox said:

    Nope.  Which means that any opinion you have is useless, it's not based on reason or logic but on your erroneous belief that your imaginary friend and the voices in your head are automatically right and that nobody should dispute it.

    No.  It is not an imaginary friend or voices in my head.  It is the Holy Scriptures that makes it clear if one reads it with an open mind.  I don't try and can't stop anyone from disputing it.  You proved that.  Millions of people would disagree with you.  Why fight against something like this?  

    This is one of the preachers who God used to change my life and probably many others.  I thank God for him.

    The Divine Appointment | SermonAudio

  13. A rational person would look into the revelation given to man by God and try to determine whether it is valid or not.  Particularly the New Testament.  According to the Bible, one has to make the choice of believing and going to heaven or not believing and going to hell.  I am not a gifted speaker or trained evangelist and don't know how to put things diplomatically.  I assume that's why I get accused of being arrogant.  I suppose that is why many early Christians were thrown into the lion's den.  Authorities didn't like the message.   But the way I see it is if the King James Bible is true and I believe it is, then it means the wisest thing is to learn what the message is and believe it.  That way one is insured of going to heaven.   If one just assumes it is not true or refuses to read it, he is taking an awful big chance on being wrong.  The consequences of that choice are hell for eternity according to what it teaches.  Seems like a no-brainer.  But nobody is forced to pay attention or believe it.  God has given man a brain and the ability to read and understand it.  So the ball is in man's court.  What he does with the information is up to him.  It seems clear to me that the universe didn't just come about by chance.  I believe there is a reason for everything and a cause of the universe and mankind being here.  

  14. 12 minutes ago, Perspektiv said:

    Extremists are everywhere. From the Proud Boys, to Antifa. Does this mean that all Democrats or Conservatives are horrible and out of touch?

    That comparison is called false equivalency. 

    There is no comparison.  Islamic extremists are killing people and groups of people every day somewhere in the world.  The groups you mentioned don't.  Seems like you don't accept the politically incorrect truth.

    "Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections.

    Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. The string of terror attacks comes amid the presidential vote."

    Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections — RT World News

    Islam: The Politically Incorrect Truth (thereligionofpeace.com)

     

  15. 1 minute ago, CdnFox said:

    It absoutely is. Which is why you come across as unbelievably arrogant.

    I can choose whether or not i accept your demand of course.  I do not.

    Sure - but that doesn't change the fact you demand it. Which makes you look like an ass. Then you get treated like an ass. Now you're complaining to me that you're getting treated like an ass.

    Kid - stop being an ass.

    I never claimed that. And here we get to the part where you've got to lie to try to make your point, If you have to lie to make a point then you don't have a very good point.

    And i'm told they make baby jesus cry. So there's that.  :)

    What i said is you demand it be accepted. I never said i'm forced to.

    You're still being an ass.

    Your problem is you don't know how to discuss something with other people.  For you it always has to descend into a mud-slinging contest.   Forget it.  If you don't want to discuss things rationally, just drop it.

  16. 1 minute ago, bcsapper said:

    Sure it can.  Genesis was written by a man, right?  He probably thought the Sun went around the Earth, and never gave a thought to what an actual, literal day was.  So he said it took seven days.  Good number, makes sense from where he's sitting.

    But as we now know what an actual, literal day is, we can see that whoever that worthy was, he was talking out of his nether regions.

    No, I don't think so.   I believe Moses wrote Genesis by inspiration from the Holy Spirit of God.  What he wrote was a basic explanation of how God created the universe.  Nothing complex about it.  It is written so the average person could understand it.

  17. 3 minutes ago, CdnFox said:

    your statement of it as fact and demand that i accept it as such is arrogant

    Not really.  Nothing I said is demanding you to accept it.  That is just your interpretation.

    When people make comments on a forum, it is simply one's point of view.  It might be stated in a way you don't like, but it is still just someone's belief and there is no big gun beside you forcing you to accept it.  

    But you persist in your claim that it is forcing you to accept something and it is arrogant.  No, it's not.

  18. 20 minutes ago, CdnFox said:

    Evolution IS a fact. 

    You need to read some books like Refuting Evolution written by a PhD.  I think you can read much of this one online at;

    Appendix 1: Common arguments for evolution that have been rejected (creation.com)

    "

    Rejected argument 1: Similarities between embryos1

    Most people have heard that the human embryo goes through various evolutionary stages, such as having gill slits like a fish, a tail like a monkey, etc. This concept, pretentiously called the ‘biogenetic law,’ was popularized by the German evolutionist Ernst Haeckel in the late 1860s. It is also known as ‘embryonic recapitulation’ or ‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny,’ meaning that during an organism’s early development it supposedly re-traces its evolutionary history.

    Although this idea was based on a fraud and has been debunked by many high-profile scientists, the idea persists. Even textbooks in the 1990s were still using Haeckel’s fraudulent drawings.2"

     

  19. 11 minutes ago, CdnFox said:

    Evolution IS a fact.  We can see it and replicate it.

    NO, it is not a fact.  Far from it.  It is a dogma often called Darwinism.  It is in a way a religion to many people.  It is unproven.   It is purely conjecture and has been debunked by some scientists.  

    " It would be better to say that particles-to-people Evolution is an unsubstantiated hypothesis or conjecture."  - creation.com

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