If the doomsday sayers of the Family Radio ministry are to be believed, the people of Earth are set to to meet their end on May 21, 2011. Saying farewell to one's nearest and dearest and preparing a howdy-do to to one's eternal fate is pretty grim business; might as well face it on a full stomach.
If you knew the world's end was imminent, what would you want for your last meal?
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@Adelina: About Damian's claim no. 7, and the consequent answer. These were tribe wars, land property involved in question. Moreover I have always wandered how people just pick out specific groups and claim that they are unclean and will "contaminate" the land. Who decides that? God? And the slaughter of the Hebrew babies... Why did God order to kill Egyptian babies as well? To take care of the possibility of revenge or redemption from that side?
As to what concerns the "existence of human beings prior to 7,000 years" is not proven and that all these measurements are only speculations, well, fossil record shows a 100-150 kyrs (thousand years) as a possible starting point. But of course, fossil are no evidence, they are just "jokes of nature". On what basis are things classified as "speculations"? On whether they are or not mentioned in the writing, which is written by obscure, ancient people seeking to enrich and stabilize their new cult?
As for dirt and humans, well, I think you can find "ingredients" of dirt in a worm as well. And in monkey. So, species do "evolve", thats what science suggests, they do not pop out of the air. I guess the "science" you are talking about is not the "authentic" version, rather a "specific" one.
Let us not deceive ourselves due to man's false predictions concerning the day of the Lord. Jesus Himself stated that "NO ONE knows the day or the hour..." However that doesn't eradicate that there WILL be a time of judgment. As the word says there will be scoffers, but remember this earth did not always exist and it will not always exist. If it hasn't happened yet it is because God is patient with us not wanting any to perish but for all to come to repentance. DO NOT confuse His patience with the deception that He is not coming. I can guarantee that when He does come NO ONE will be thinking about food or anything else except mourning because they didn't heed the truth. Let all men be liars but God be true.
There ought to be a law about this. If you have no facts to prove the world will end like an asteroid falling or something then keep it to yourself. I hear time and again about these end of the world stories and the people that believe them. It causes them to do things that they wouldn't do before like suicide and blowing their life savings. The person who makes the claim should be liable for damages.
TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN...
10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by
other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
9 – You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people
evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical
claim that we were created from dirt.
8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah,
but you don`t even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered
all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic
groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!
6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods
sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit
impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back
to life and then ascended into the sky.
5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically
established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing
dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that
Earth is a few generations old.
4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those
who share your beliefs - though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity
in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant"
3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to
convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues"
may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.
2 – You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers.
You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the
remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the
Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian.
Honest people become Christians. All others deny the Creator God in spite of massive evidences for him and refuse to admit their criminal activities are wrong.
@Damian: 1. It's only true regarding "Christians" who attend church twice a year. Untrue for weekly attending Christians. Atheists and agnostics know nothing about their own history. 2. Prayer is communication with God, getting to know Him. Christians are neither childish or selfish. Prayers get answered in Jesus 100%. 3. All fields of knowledge proved Christianity is true. Not every Christian speaks in tongues. 4. Christianity teaches the ultimate justice in hell and the Way out (Jesus) as it is the most vital reality for sinful mankind. 5. Existence of human beings prior to 7,000 years are unproved. There is no scientific methods of measuring Earth's age or of the universe – only speculations. Age of the world is not a Christian core doctrine, however.
6. The Holy Spirit's working is nothing to do with human imaginations. The reason Christianity alone is clean and promotes purity while pagan religions are immoral and promotes such one way or another.
7. Egyptians were punished for slaughter of Hebrew babies and all their cruelty upon non-Egyptians. Joshua had to destroy only tribes that would contaminate the land like Sodom and Gomorrah would in order to protect others and the future generations from their evil. Meanwhile, God takes care of innocent en-ti-ties.
8. God and humans are different. God is One in Three Persons, not three gods. Human mind cannot fathom Him entirely. We have His Word, however.
9. Science proved species cannot evolve but instead everything was created, designed and programmed. All the ingredients in dirt are found in human body. Scientific.
10. There is only one God. Christians don't get outraged but always educate mankind on truth. It's atheists who get outraged if anyone doesn't agree with their immoral, meaningless fantasies.
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