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Sep 25, 2021 15:04:42   #
TexaCan Loc: Homeward Bound!
 
Bad Bob wrote:
How did he pay for your sins?


Perhaps you should worry about your sins, booby! 😉

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Sep 25, 2021 15:07:23   #
Bad Bob Loc: Virginia
 
Roamin' Catholic wrote:
Me personally, yes. Not much to speak of really. But there are countless ways to know Satan.

It hates you and wants you to suffer so you need to become aware. Really Bad Bob, I pray nothing bad happens to you. Or perhaps it already has.


Sure bad things have happened to me, but I didn't see "Satan". What do you have to do to see "Satan"?

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Sep 25, 2021 16:18:56   #
Blade_Runner Loc: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
 
Parky60 wrote:
[Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar, and the father of lies (John 8:44).

If I were Satan, I would do everything in my power to keep you from the Word of God. I would say anything I could think of, anything I thought you would believe, anything that works, to get you to read other things.

As Paul said, “We are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). We know how he works. And here are some of the lies I have noticed pouring out of his factory, all geared toward destroying confidence in God’s Word.

1. “You already know it, so don’t read it.”
He’s lying to you. You do not know it. I’ve studied the Bible all my life and in no way could I say I “know” it. I know a great deal about it, but there is so much more. For the typical church member to shun the Bible because “I’ve been there and done that” is laughable.

2. “No one can understand it, so don’t read it.”
He’s lying. Even a child can understand a great deal of Scripture. Meanwhile, the Ph.D. will find plenty to challenge his thinking. Only a book from the Almighty could touch so much at every level of their existence.

3. “It’s boring. So don’t read it.”
He’s lying. The Bible is a lot of things, but boring is not one of them. We’re boring, and that’s the problem.

4. “It’s better left to the professionals. So, don’t read it.”
He’s lying, using an untruth he once sold to the Catholic church during the Middle Ages. By keeping the Holy Scriptures in the Latin (and not in the language of the people) the church leadership could slant it any way they chose. Some hardy individuals paid for the right for us to have the Holy Scriptures in our own tongue with their very lives. We must not take lightly the privilege we have to own a copy of the very Word of God in our own language.

5. “You need Greek and Hebrews to know what it really means. So, don’t bother reading it.
He’s lying. The English conveys very well the meanings of Scripture in their original languages. However, reading the Bible in its original forms is still thrilling, and I encourage people to study Hebrew and Greek if possible.

6. “The English Bible was not translated correctly. If you doubt that, listen to preachers say, ‘The translators got this wrong. What it really says is….’ So, don’t read it.”
The Devil is lying, and half the time those preachers are misrepresenting the truth too.

7. “It’s contradictory. So don’t read it.”
He’s got a half-truth here, but he’s still lying. There are no contradictions in Scripture regarding any doctrine or teaching of consequence. There are places where one writer says 100 people were killed and another writer said it was 1000. That sort of thing. Scholars often have explanations for this. (To me personally, I love those little shades of differences. They are the very answer to the charge that the church tampered with the Bible to make it say what they want. If so, they would have cleaned up those loose ends!)

8. “Experts disagree on what it means. So, don’t read it.”
He’s lying. The Christian church, no matter what denomination, agrees with 90 percent of the Scripture message. Or even more.

9. “The Bible is outdated. Not for our modern times. So, don’t read it.”
He’s lying. It’s as contemporary as this morning’s paper. Or even more so. And as C. S. Lewis once asked, “What does today’s date have to do with anything?”

10. “The Bible is just a bunch of rules. So, don’t read it.”
He’s lying once again. Scripture is anything but that. It contains the greatest stories, most inspiring teachings, and blessed insights imaginable.

11. “You are so far beyond that. The Bible has nothing for you. So, don’t read it.”
He’s lying. And the best response to this is: “Well, I’ll see for myself,” as you open it up.

12. “Men wrote it. So, forget about it being divine. Don’t waste your time reading it.”
Another half-truth that is a whole lie. True: “Holy men of old wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit,” as the apostle said in 2 Peter 1:21. God used men to write the Scripture; it did not drop to earth fully written.

13. “Reading the Bible will turn you into a religious fanatic. And you don’t want people thinking you’re a nut. Do not risk that by reading the Bible.”
You know what they say, that “a fanatic is someone who loves Jesus more than you.” What reading the Bible will do is introduce you to the Savior, teach you about salvation, and nourish your soul. Anything that can do that is your friend and, instead of making you weird, will make you whole. See 2 Timothy 3:15-17. So, Satan is lying.

14. “No one with intelligence reads the Bible anymore. Only religious fundamentalists and extremists. So, don’t read it.”
He’s lying, just as he has been lying all along. Some of the smartest people on the planet–including scientists and professors and philosophers and my neighbor down the street–read and love the Holy Bible. And they are some of the sanest people on the planet.

15. “You’re too busy. You can read it some other time when you are feeling spiritual, when you have plenty of time, when you’re older. Just don’t read it now.”
He’s lying. You are not too busy, only too lazy. Or too worldly, too unbelieving, or too lost. To wait until you are “feeling spiritual”–whatever that means–is a fool’s errand, and you should not fall for that. To wait until you are older is another ploy he uses on the simple-minded. Many a person has gone out into eternity lost who had planned to take care of these matters down the road when they were elderly. The only problem is they didn’t live to become elderly. Do not let it happen to you.

Anyone see a trend here? The enemy will say anything he wishes in order to keep you from reading the Bible.

Are you playing into his hands? Are you believing his lies?

You do so to your own detriment, friend.

So, get your Bible and get started. Here’s how…

One: Open to the Gospel of Matthew. That’s page one of the New Testament. You can read all 28 chapters of this short volume in less than an hour.

Two: Keep reading. You will read three other gospels similar to Matthew, but different, on the life and ministry of Jesus. Each writer has something unique to offer.

Three: Read on. Acts of the Apostles tells what happened after Jesus left.

Four: And yes, keep on reading. You are now to the “epistles,” a fancy word for “letters,” most of them from the Apostle Paul to churches in various locales. You won’t understand everything, but you can grasp a great deal.

Five: Don’t worry about what you cannot understand. Treasure all that you do understand, because there is a great deal of it.

Six: Read it consecutively (not just jumping around) and in large sections, at least one hour at a time.

Seven: When you finish, go back and start again. You will get more the second time through than you did the first.

Eight: Each time you open the Bible to read, send up a little prayer: “Father, help me to understand this and to get what You want me to see. Thank you for hearing my prayer.”

Nine: After you have read it through a few times, ask a pastor if there is a Bible study class you could attend. To hear a good teacher teach what you have been reading can be a privilege.

Ten: Seek to obey what you have read. In John 13:17, Jesus said, “If you know these things, blessed are you if you obey them.” The blessing comes from obeying His teachings, not from reading or learning them.

Eventually, you will be able to say what Job did. “I have esteemed the words of Thy mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12)
Satan was a murderer from the beginning, and doe... (show quote)
I'm not clear for whom this message is intended.

Part 1 lists 15 points on Satan that are right out of the atheist playbook.

Part 2 is a suggested Bible study program.

If this message is intended to inspire an Epiphany in atheists, you're beating a dead horse.

If it is directed toward Christians, you're preaching to the choir.

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Sep 26, 2021 01:02:31   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Bad Bob wrote:
Sure bad things have happened to me, but I didn't see "Satan". What do you have to do to see "Satan"?


do you mean literally "see" an apparition with your eyes or do you mean "surmise " by collecting empirical evidence?

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Sep 26, 2021 06:05:47   #
Bad Bob Loc: Virginia
 
Roamin' Catholic wrote:
do you mean literally "see" an apparition with your eyes or do you mean "surmise " by collecting empirical evidence?


The way you did.

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Sep 26, 2021 12:07:47   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Bad Bob wrote:
The way you did.


I never saw a demonic apparition but once a bad entity spoke to me.

I had been taking care of a mentally ill person for about 15 years. She was bi-polar, paranoid schizophrenic, suicidal, physically and verbally violent. Every morning at 5am I would lift her up in bed for her meds. She was always heavily drugged and non- responsive.

One morning I came in with a small cup of holy water that I had gotten in TOTAL SECRECY the day before. My plan was to give it to her to wash down her morning meds.

As soon as I entered the room she SAT BOLT UPRIGHT AS IF SHE HAD BEEN SUDDENLY YANKED UP and said," I'm not taking those pills this morning ", and flopped back down.

I left the room and never tried that again. It's been 20 years and has not happened again.

One of the 3 indicators of demonic possession is the knowledge of unknowable things.

There is an old saying, "if it looks like a duck and it quacks, it's a duck."

🦆

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Sep 26, 2021 12:14:19   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Bad Bob wrote:
How did he pay for your sins?


Jesus paid the ransom for us that our captor, Satan, demanded. The highest price conceivable, the death of Almighty God.

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Sep 26, 2021 12:18:42   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Bad Bob wrote:
How did he pay for your sins?


And that also sets YOU up for eternal life, BB. All you have to do is ask Jesus, and He will give you what you need. Ask in secret, no one needs to know. You will be astonished, you will feel like a new person in a whole new world.

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Sep 26, 2021 12:28:58   #
Bad Bob Loc: Virginia
 
Roamin' Catholic wrote:
And that also sets YOU up for eternal life, BB. All you have to do is ask Jesus, and He will give you what you need. Ask in secret, no one needs to know. You will be astonished, you will feel like a new person in a whole new world.



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Sep 26, 2021 12:29:58   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
The best way to talk with Jesus is to go to His house. Walk right in to any Catholic church when there's nothing going on. Don't worry, no one will even notice you.

Unless you're really weird looking.

Sit or better yet kneel in the front row up by the altar and look for a fancy box. That's the Holy Tabernacle. Inside is the Consecrated Host, the Real Presence of Jesus.

No, you can't go up and peek inside. Just take my word for it, He is there for you.

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Sep 26, 2021 12:39:37   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Bad Bob wrote:


You don't look very enthusiastic but that's OK. This morning's Gospel reading contains this quote from Jesus, "If you are not against us, you are for us."

Jesus sets the bar very low for some of us. Good thing!

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Sep 26, 2021 12:44:54   #
Blade_Runner Loc: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
 
Roamin' Catholic wrote:
You don't look very enthusiastic but that's OK. This morning's Gospel reading contains this quote from Jesus, "If you are not against us, you are for us."

Jesus sets the bar very low for some of us. Good thing!
You're wasting your time.

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Sep 26, 2021 14:18:32   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Blade_Runner wrote:
You're wasting your time.


Maybe, maybe not. It's OK, I like Bad Bob! ☮

The world needs more peace, I have some extra to give.

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Sep 26, 2021 15:24:26   #
Rose42
 
Roamin' Catholic wrote:
You don't look very enthusiastic but that's OK. This morning's Gospel reading contains this quote from Jesus, "If you are not against us, you are for us."

Jesus sets the bar very low for some of us. Good thing!


Bob’s game is to string people along with questions he’s asked many times only to ultimately put up silly emojis or cartoons. He has all the information he needs and has had for some time. He used to troll the daily devotional thread playing the same game.

The ball is in his court.

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Sep 26, 2021 18:57:10   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: luxurious exile
 
Rose42 wrote:
Bob’s game is to string people along with questions he’s asked many times only to ultimately put up silly emojis or cartoons. He has all the information he needs and has had for some time. He used to troll the daily devotional thread playing the same game.

The ball is in his court.


True, but there have been times when BB was genuine. Asked important, tough questions. Maybe looking for some consistency in the answers. Along the lines of "how could your God allow..."

I ask this same question alot too, even though I know the answers so I'm not surprised BB is maybe hurt and not healing.

Politics are BB's religion so that explains alot.

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