> Taking the Holocaust as an example from his site, the only thing Christianity had to > do with it was sitting by and doing nothing in most cases while it happened. > > You're right... > >
Hizz... It might be a good idea to not bunch Roman Catholic in with Protestants. <:-/ Even if they're a different branch from the same tree (of religion). Although I can recall how a lot of "Evangelicals" would just as devoutly stand behind George W. Bush. I'm not really comparing Bush to Hitler.... And I can understand if someone seen it appropriate to draw those parallels. But I won't go there.
& What about the Romans persecuting Christians (those that followed and believed in Christ)? Feeding them to lions, making 'Roman Candles', or all the torture? Until one day Constantine decided they all needed to be Christian (if they couldn't beat 'em, why not join 'em?). From this point in history (I'm sure) is where Christianity starts to take a turn for the worst. Bowing to Idols (graven images), praying to dead people (Saints), the laymen not being worthy to come before God unless they go before a priest -who had to pray to Mary (a dead person) anyway, etc.
> Being filled with the Holy Spirit as the Bible talks about is an experience not soon > forgotten in anyone who is truly a Christian. You are forgiven for not understanding > this and how He works in people's lives as you really can't understand until it > happens to you. > > Using your "true Christian" argument a.k.a. "No true Scotsman" is ridiculous. I felt > what was called the holy spirit many times up until I was a teenager and was > pressured to go on a "mission" meaning going all over the world to spread the message > of god.
By what sign did you know you had received the Holy Spirit?
> The god of the old testament was a jealous, spiteful, murderous god because he was > actually Yahweh, a tribal god of war....one of 3 gods that were worshiped at the time > before the religion became monotheistic. the god of the new testament became more > kind and loving and gentle because many pagan beliefs and rituals were included so > that more of the local people who were pagan would come to the church. > > I won't go into more history....you could study it for yourself if your religion > would actually let you instead of telling you to fall back on faith.
Just curious. Who were the other 2 Israelite Gods besides 'Yahweh'? I tried googling it, but didn't come up with any (useful) info.