He infuses numerous theological doctrines, mainly from Saint Augustine, alongside Aristotelian ideals such as, the first mover, to corroborate his argument for the existence of God....
On a regular basis, I receive email from people informing me that I am a blight on Christendom because I support the doctrine of the Rapture. I am accused of generating complacency amongst Christians by lulling them into a false sense of security.
Apparently, to them, believing in the Rapture is escapism. Well, if that it is true, then believing in Jesus Christ for salvation is just as much escapism is it not? Because one of the benefits of believing in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of one's sins, is to escape eternal punishment and separation from God, so where's the difference? And believing in the Rapture doesn't mean you escape trials and tribulations. I don't know about you, but I've been experiencing trials and tribulation since the day I was born.
There may well be very severe persecution of Christians before the Rapture. There already is in many countries. But these people who email me seem to believe that without getting our heads cut off, we haven't really arrived as true believers in Jesus Christ. Perhaps theirs is a salvation by works, that is, by impressing Jesus with their head on a platter. Personally, I think God would prefer his children not to have to suffer such crimes against them where possible.
You know the most alarming thing? These emails are mostly from so called Christians. They seem to spend a great deal of their time trolling "Rapture" websites, purely with the aim of telling their owners how wrong they are and how they should abandon their "Rapture" beliefs and close down their websites.
I have to ask myself, "who are these Christians really working for?" I have never once gone out of my way to denigrate anyone, Christian or non-Christian, simply because they do not believe in the Rapture. Everyone in my opinion, can make up their own mind about it. Where does this spirit come from that exists in those that constantly criticise us who do believe in a Rapture?
I have my opinion on that.
So if you're reading this, and you have in mind to send me an email criticising this website, myself or anyone else who holds to a Rapture, pre-millennial and pre-tribulation theology, don't bother. Your message will end up in the trash.
If you are chafing at the bit to sow negative information on the Rapture, or disseminate disparaging remarks about my views or the views of other Rapture believing Christians then....
get your own website, and while you're at it, get a life!
( my two cents worth.... Keygar )
So the question is; does God exist....
A brief philosophical introduction to intellectual argumentsregarding the existence of God can help in disseminating the truth and presentingChristianity as a rational religion and way of life to others. Here, we will focus onthree famous arguments regarding Gods existence: the ontological argument,cosmological argument and teleological argument. These proofs have been endlessly debatedover the centuries between various philosophers and theologians. I will present theseclassic proofs and leave it to the reader to judge their accuracy and logical cohesion.
It was long time every person wanted to prove the existence of God.
that the monarch ruled as the divine representative. When the disciples of Manu approached that sage to beg for instruction in the wisdom which afterwards formed the foundation of Indian law, they addressed him as follows: "For thou, O lord, alone knowest the purport (or rites) and the knowledge taught in the whole ordinance of the Self-Existent (Svayam bhu), which is unknowable and unfathomable." And their master, in his reply, laid down the principle of the One Uncreated God, the Giver of Light. "The Divine Self-Existent," he said, "indiscernible, making the elements and the rest discernible, appeared with creative force, dispelling the darkness."