Monday, January 03, 2005


The Purpose Driven Life?

I think this "Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren is another danger to the real church.

It is placing human emotion and experience above the true gospel.

Don't buy this book. Buy a Bible instead and read it.

Rather than read the Bible, perhaps people should read "The Non-existence of God: An introduction" by Nicholas Everitt.
Thank you but I would rather place my faith in God than in an atheist.
Matthew 7:1-5:

"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother,`Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."

Matthew 7:19-23:

"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus you will know them by their fruits. Not every one who says to me,`Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me,`Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.' "

Many who claim to be one with Christ will perish in the hellfire.
Are you so confident in your belief? If so, then why not read the book?

The argument for the existence of a god is like a house of cards: Once you pull a card from the foundation, everything falls.
All the more reason to compare what your local pastor says with what is in the Bible.

The standard that any pastor, or anyone else proclaiming the truth about God, should be upheld to is the Word of God - The Bible.
I will read the book that Anonymous has mentioned.

As for "the house of cards" argument - Not one "card" can be pulled from the true gospel.
If you believe that "not one card can be pulled from the Gospel," then explain the Biblical contradictions. For instance, who was the father of Joseph?

MAT 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

LUK 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.

How did Judas Iscariot die?

"And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself." (Matt. 27:5)

"And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out." (Acts 1:18)

Who went to the empty tomb?

MAT 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

MAR 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

JOH 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

What did they see at the tomb?

MAT 28:2-5 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

MAR 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

LUK 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

JOH 20:12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

Hmmm. Seems like a lot of inconsistencies here. There's much more. In fact, entire books have been written about the errancy in both the Old and New Testaments. Go ahead, put your faith in the 1500+ year old writings of delusional men and people trying to exert power and influence over others through superstition! I prefer reason, rational thought, and critical thinking.

But here's something to think about -- what if the Muslims are right? What if the Qu'ran is the Perfect Word Of God? Then you are damned! Eternal hellfire! Ha! After all, over 1 billion people can't be wrong, can they? And if the Muslims are wrong, then maybe the Christians are wrong as well? Go ahead, believe in superstitition! Knock on wood, throw salt over your shoulder, and avoid black cats while you're at it!
The Purpose Driven Life is drivel, as is so much of contemporary Christian writing. I agree, the Bible is a better start.


I think the Bible is drivel.
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