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2281 days ago

The Bible epic that aired on the History Channel produced by Mike Burnett and Roma Downey was not very accurate if you compare it to the BIBLE. What a disappointment that was. All they had to do was read the Bible instead of consulting so-called bible theologians.

One has only to compare it to the bible, yet they conducted interviews saying it was accurate. They lied and changed scene after scene adding and taking out events compared to what is written in the Bible. In most every film about Jesus the bad guys look dark and middle eastern but Jesus looks white and American. What a load of crap!

That White looking handsome looking actor who played Jesus was a joke. This is not how the prophet Isaiah predicted the Messiah would look!

Isaiah 53
1 He had NO BEAUTY or majesty to attract us to him,
2 nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death

The Bible also the devil will appear as light as in not dark. He is not going to come looking like what he is but will come looking like a beautiful creature! A white guy in Black face is not how the devil will appear and if the Creators of this film did not see a older Obama's resemblance then they need their head and eyes examined!

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2297 days ago

The King James Bible is the main bible version to study. If you need a modern Bible translation read both modern and the King James version of the Bible this will fill in the blanks if the newer version left words out, or changed wording to reflect modern terminology.

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2341 days ago

My five stars is for the fact that I believe Christianity is correct that all humans have a Sin-nature. But God has provided a solution to man's-sin nature and fall. The Solution is a Savior- Redeemer in the person of Christ (Jesus).

I'll try to keep this as simple as possible:

Christianity 101- All of mankind is fallen and possess a sin nature
The evidence is: "Man's Inhumanity to Man'" (mankind includes women)

Original Sin = God created a perfect man and woman and placed them in a perfect universe until Adam sinned. All sin can be traced back to Adam and his sin is the original sin.

The first human beings Adam and Eve were given a choice to obey God or a fallen angel (Lucifer).

The first humans rebelled against God by obeying Satan (Lucifer) and eating the forbidden fruit.

This game changer = Satan tempted Eve who tempted Adam to disobey God

Disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit led to separation from God

Separation from God resulted in a fallen sin-nature and a fallen universe

A Sin nature is inherited and passed from generation to generations with devastating results on all of humanity.

Man's Inhumanity to Man is the evidence of a lost and sinful nature.

Babies are born innocent but not perfect. Babies cry at all hour of day and night. We come into the world as ego centrics wanting our needs met unaware of how we inconvenience others until we mature. Unless people are too dysfunctional or psychologically damaged they know right from wrong.

New Testament -Romans 2:15 God's law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.

Christianity is the doctrine that teaches: The Lost need to Repent and trust in Jesus as their Savior help, hope, guide and redeemer.

Man's Inhumanity to man and his sin nature has caused a separation from God

The solution to Man's Inhumanity to God is: Jesus the redeemer and bridge back to God.

The problem:
Christianity has become a big business with too many merchants and not enough regenerated real emulators of Christ.

To keep the pews filled there are not enough servants but more than enough charismatic speakers luring members to their fold by appeals to man's greed or self edification....sow that money if you want your harvest. Some denominations are even teaching that men are little gods put on earth to rule over others. This is not what Jesus taught. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew 23:11 "But he who is great among you will be a servant to you"

Man's Inhumanity to man is not having the heart of a servant but is self-centered and self -serving...the weak and poor deserve to be mistreated because there is the survival of the fittest. Jesus did not teach survival of the fittest, he taught that every life has worth because we were originally made in God's image.

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2356 days ago

Correction 2-1-2013 --This rating is not making a negative indictment of all and every Mega-churches vs House Churches!

Why House Churches Are the Better Model for today than (some) Mega-churches:

Synagogues, (not to be confused with the Temple in Jerusalem) were small gatherings in Jesus day.

In the early church age they met in homes and were kicked out of the Temple. There was as big split from Judaism into a separate group first called THE WAY, then labeled Christians . The first followers of Jesus met in Houses.
1st Corinthians 16:19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their HOUSE.

Having a Mega-church lends itself to an atmosphere where you are just another face in the crowd, unless you are a celebrity or millionaire you may not have access to the Pastor or to one on one counseling with the Pastor.

House churches have more accountability and room for knowing each others concern on a more personal level.

Mega-churches today are similar to attending a feel good seminar compared to a theatrical entertainment center with good music, starring the Pastor and his wife

Mega-churches- Large churches have Pastors who have become idolized and lifted up like any other celebrity. His servant status turns into serving the Pastor who has celebrity like status. You better not question him or where the money goes.

Large Church Buildings are Expensive to maintain:
Encouraging, unethical tactics, compromise of the gospel with a watered down message of false promises, such as God wants you rich so get rich by sowing all your money into this building in order to keep the church bldg maintained

A TRICKLE UP CHURCH ECONOMY, money going up not trickling down to the poorest in the church. The first Apostles used the money given them to care of the needy among them (Acts 4:34 )

Research has the Pentecostal church as the poorest among all the denominations but they sow in a lot of cash to their church. See how many mega-church members are people of color.

The Prosperity Gospel has primarily been promoted by Pastors of large churches resulting in many places where the prosperity gospel of greed has messed up the true message of Jesus. This is causing a tit for tat conditional relationship with a materialistic Jesus, growing carnality, prideful show offs , wanna be rich and famous like the celebrity Pastor and a lack of concern for the poor in the community.

Mega churches are like money pits sucking up millions to maintain in electricity, big flat screens, expensive sound systems, showy musicians, costly television air-time etc. Creating more need for money to the excess to maintain. The early church spread with no air time or television!

Here is what was said about the first true original Apostles
1st Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.

There is NO evidence the early churches met in large Buildings after they were kicked out of the Jewish Temple.

In House Churches you have more accountability and intimacy in knowing each others name - concerns.

In Meg-Churches you are just another face in the crowd. Try asking a mega-church Pastor to visit your sick child in the hospital, they will refer you to a church worker.

The Pastor is less of an idol but more of a servant in House churches

In Mega-churches or large buildings the Pastors are more prone to become idolized beyond accountability, where everything revolves around him and his family.

Intimacy and Accountability is difficult the bigger the church

More Corruption started when churches began building big Cathedrals,having Popes , Cardinals and began as an Organized Religious system.

The bigger the church the more it attracts Political extremist. Political activist in large churches create political movements and Religious Political extremist who Politicize the gospel and pit one political group against the other whereby Jesus gets diluted out.

Less help for the poor, needy communities as the Mega-church building becomes a money pit with wads of money pumped into it to keep it going.

If the House church grows beyond the city code they can break off to form another House church.

As the government gets more involved in telling mega- churches what they can say and do the church will eventually go back to the house model or underground anyway like it was in China is my prediction.

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2475 days ago

I started coming to Christian Churches Elk Grove toward the end of last year because their convenient mass times. This Church Elk Grove is very simple and does not have ANY stained glass in sight. This is a huge Elk Grove Churches with lots of nice features. They have enough space to fit most people, though the popular masses around 9-10ish always have people standing along the walls. The people are pleasant and the priests' seem to be genuine and I've enjoyed their sermons. If you're looking for a convenient place to go to Christian Church look no further than Churches in Elk Grove. I would highly recommend to all.

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2686 days ago

When I was browsing the Internet I founded a Christian Church. I hope that you will like the website when you reading the description of the website. The following is their description:

Word of Truth is a Church Fellowship in the Elk Grove, California area. Our goal is to serve you and your family, and get to know you personally. Word of Truth Church Elk Grove is a non-denominational church, everyone is welcome.

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2728 days ago

Ok the word Trinity is a man made word to help describe who and what God is! If you contextually look at the Bible and put its word back into the book. You will see that although it doesn’t clearly talk about the “Trinity.” God does clearly state who he is; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit! If you contextually look both historically and physically, you will see that this is clear and to the point. But I fear that in many denominations they centralize on something that should only be considered a fact! So much is played upon the trinity that it kind of feels like some magical Disney effect and it takes away from the true message of salvation! Understand that the word Trinity is just a way to say three in one and leave it at that!

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2832 days ago

Ballicus Anagore is responsible for 99% of the cases in which someone forcing another to commit sodomy has had to admit himself to the hospital afterwards.

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2832 days ago

This horrid creature causes men to be brutally honest and makes women eat Satan foods. This combination ruins relationships and causes men to seek solace in the arms of Billy Ferguson.

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2832 days ago

Thinnus Parchum Pokerius causes one to intentionally break through the toilet paper while tidying up after the call of nature.

He also picks really weird music, like "Livin' La Vida Loca" and "Candle in the Wind".

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