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  1. There have been lots of wars partly due religion and possibly false religions. But there have been wars that were not due to religion such as WW1 and WW2. Atheists such as the communists Stalin and Chairman Mao killed millions of people. This had nothing to do with religion. There have been wars all through history for various reason. That is the nature of man because of his fallen nature (rebellion against God).
  2. I don't claim to have all the answers. God created a perfect world with the Garden of Eden. He created Adam and Eve and put them in the paradise. The could have continued to live and multiply in this paradise. He only gave them one instruction, that is, not to eat of a certain fruit in the garden. The serpent came along and tempted Eve to eat the particular fruit. She didn't have to. Nobody forced her. But she chose to eat the fruit and offered some to Adam and he ate. In that moment they were in transgression against God and the future of the world and mankind was determined. Forever after that fall, everyone is born with a fallen nature and an imperfect fallen world. God did not create it to be a fallen world. But mankind rebelled and that's what happened. However, God in his mercy, sent his Son to die for the sins of a fallen man and by faith in this Son of God and his sacrifice for them, man is redeemed.
  3. Murders happened from the beginning of man on earth. It did not follow the bible. The first murder is recorded in the bible in Genesis. The bible is opposed to murder. Jesus is opposed to it. It cannot be blamed on the bible. Ever since Adam and Eve rebelled against God, their descendents (us) were born with a fallen nature in rebellion against God. That is why there are murders, wars, crime, and hatred in the world.
  4. Not true. There was no dictator involved. God inspired men to write the bible under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. These were not dictators. They were ordinary men that God chose to use for this purpose. The revelation of God was thereby given to men. Ordinary men were chosen to be prophets, apostles, and disciples who then spread the message. It is not bs. It is God's written word we have today in the King James Authorized Version. It tells the way of salvation. What a person does with this message will be the most important decision in life. It will determine where a person spends eternity. Not trying to scare anyone but just passing the message along which God gave man in the bible.
  5. What is true knowledge (or wisdom)? The answer is in Proverbs ch1 vs7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." KJV
  6. God doesn't save everyone. That should be obvious. He desires that all will be saved. It is not wise to put off dealing with God and seeking salvation. We don't know if we will even be alive tomorrow. That's why the bible says "now is the accepted time. Now is the day of salvation."
  7. Not sure what you mean. God is eternal or everlasting. At a point in time, he created the universe and created mankind.
  8. God is a person albeit divine. He thinks, acts, etc. So yes, it is possible to say or act against God. What do you mean western names? It's not nonsensical. It's not that complicated. Why reject the chance of eternal life? Life is short and we don't know if or when God will give us a chance to live forever with him.
  9. Are you speaking against God? The world is a mess because your first parents, Adam and Eve, were deceived by the serpent and rebelled against God in eating the forbidden fruit. Thus they received a fallen state which is passed upon all their descendents. So everyone is born in a fallen state. That's why the world is a mess.
  10. "All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ;" - The Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter 10 X. Effectual Calling. See bible, Romans 9:16, 9:18 Salvation is entirely a work of God. This tells us man by his nature is born in a state of sin and death and is in rebellion against God. But God works through his Spirit and his written Word in the human heart and causes them to believe in Jesus Christ unto salvation. Praise God!
  11. The creation of the universe is absolute evidence, proof, whatever you want to call it. The complexity and laws of physics, the minutest particles making up the atoms, molecules, everything cannot have come into existence without a divine creator who designed it and brought it into being. There is no other viable explanation. Even great scientists like Isaac Newton believed in God. Science is not infallible either. Theories about things have often been found later to be incorrect and have been discarded. Theories such as the sun revolves around the earth, the cause of fire were discarded.
  12. There are many jobs where you not allowed to make mistakes. Doctors, surgeons, nurses, etc. Some jobs by their nature have serious consequences if you make a mistake. I guess that's part of the reason they are fairly well paid and have lots of benefits in their contracts. Still I think the union would be better to keep a low profile in these cases. It would project a better public image. The union should be unbiased and neutral until they see what the outcome is. Then if they feel the decision is wrong or too harsh, they can appeal it.
  13. I may watch it later. It's just that I have a lot of things I should be doing and must break off shortly and do some work. I am not sure why you are obsessed with these other things. Most people would accept a video of something as being the final, unquestionable account of something. Videos don't lie. It is possible for experts to tell if a video is doctored and I have never heard anything to suggest that. There is much other evidence to show the planes were hijacked anyway.
  14. I believe the bible teaches us that God always existed. The bible says God is a spirit. The bible tells us God is eternal, omnipresent (exists everywhere), and omniscient (infinite in knowledge), and infinite in power. He exists in a trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but as one God.
  15. I don't think the police union should be involved in taking a side.
  16. This is supposed to be a discussion forum, not a scientific investigation or a scientific treatise posting. All I asked is a simple question about why you don't believe the video evidence that airliners flew into the twin towers on 9-11 and you reply with a video. It should be a simple thing to summarize your answer in a sentence to several. Unless you know, there is nothing to explain away the video and you want to brainwash people with an alternate theory. You are of course free to believe in conspiracy theories if you wish.
  17. Depends on the definition of good.
  18. I asked you how you explain the videos of the airliners flying into the towers. You answered with a video. I don't have time to sit down and watch a propaganda video. Why can't you give an answer in a sentence?
  19. You still haven't answered about the video of the airliners flying into the towers. How do you explain that?
  20. The Bible is one source of evidence. The other source is the creation of everything.
  21. UFO claims may or may not have something to it. I have no way of knowing.
  22. The eyewitnesses were chosen by God and given a special role. That means they could not be unreliable in what they recorded. You have to remember the bible is a supernatural book produced by an infinitely powerful God. You are unaware of the fact that God inspired men to write the bible and promised to preserve it. So he oversaw the preservation of it in the King James Authorized Bible in the English language. It is preserved in other languages as well of course. This overcame the problem of languages, time, and people's character. The KJV is with us today as clearly as it was in the original languages two thousand years ago.
  23. If you don't consider eyewitnesses as evidence then of course you won't see any. But maybe you haven't read it with an open mind.
  24. Have you read part of it? How do you come to the conclusion it is fiction?
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