2 Peter

Jan. 30th, 2011 07:18 pm
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Oh hey circular logic, all the prophecies in scripture are direct from God, none are from the prophet's own imagination. How do we know this is true? Because the scriptures say so!

False teachers will try to infiltrate the church and corrupt it, they will be punished on the day of judgement along with angels who sinned and have been locked up in chains in hell.

Unrighteous people will just go back to sinning even if they find Jesus, they are just too enslaved by immorality to leave it.

Good one, claiming that in the last days people will scoff at the fact that Jesus hasn't returned, and will deliberately suppress the fact of the flood, and then a quote someone already left me in a comment when I mentioned how long it's taking, the excuse seems to be that time means nothing to God and he's just waiting patiently for everyone to have a chance to repent.

This is the sort of thing that is abhorrent to me about end times religions, the people conducting their lives in holiness and godliness are not merely waiting for the end times but actually hastening its arrival. The heavens and earth will dissolve and shiny new ones will be made. Why can't we just be happy with the world we have and work on making that a good place to live rather than wishing for its destruction? And anyway, if this promised end did come what happens to the non-human animals and all the plants residing on this planet that these believers are so looking forward to being destroyed?

Date: 2011-01-30 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bill_sheehan.livejournal.com
2 Peter is almost certainly not written by Peter. It was written many years later as an attempt to reassure the believers who were still waiting for Jesus to come back as promised. It's pretty blatant in its attempts to give a veneer of original authenticity to a later canon and creed.

There is definitely the odor of a death-cult to those looking forward to the eschaton. I'm not terribly concerned, however. I think we've been stood up. He's just not that into us. :-)

A Believer's Response

Date: 2011-02-08 04:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
:The base of ones belief, must have a foundation. Rather in the professors lecture, the textbook he/she wrote and had published, or the bible. It only matters and is realivent if you believe. Even if your mind in made up not to believe one has their reasoning and logic to support what they do not believe. There is a deeper connection in what's written than what we see. Does the Boogieman really exist? Some would say yes, others no, and many would even go as far to say those who beleive are crazy; however if those who have experienced the terrior, or life thereating situations, or the presence of such individuals represent cural and violent behavior, A.K.A. The Boogieman. Who's to say the things written, posted, bloged, or broadcast are not true? Are we really seeking understanding, or are we trying to convence the boogieman believers that he doesn't exist or ourselves that he doesnt? There has, is, and will always be a foundation to what we believe or don't believe.
:This is True concerning the actions of false teachers, and Judgement. The Bible warns of false teachers and their deceitful ways and corrupt intent. None will excape judgement saint, christen, jew, greek, athist, rather we believe God's word or not it will judge all.


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