Thursday, January 5, 2012

Forgiveness of sin Salvation Free or Not Free a Christian view?

In order to receive salvation one must confess their guilt. Where there is not confession neither is their forgiveness. Salvation also does not override freewill so it can be lost also. If you practice sin eventually God will give you over to a depraved mind where you would cease to see sin as sin and so you will not confess it and neither will you be forgiven.

Eternity is not a segment of time but simply Un-relative Oneness with the Eternal One. There is no eternal place of torment but one day the Eternal Fire of the Truth is going to destroy all illusion along with those who decided to walk in it because it suite the lust and desire of self and they will cease to exist even in memory after judgment.

Those who PRACTICE sin shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (New American Standard Bible)

9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not (B)inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Armed Armenian Monks and Greek Orthodox Priests Punch Each Others at the Nativity Church at Bethlehem

Christmas Celebration

Priests scuffle in the holy land during the New Year. Armed Armenian monks and Catholic priests beat each others with long sticks.
Scuffles have broken out between rival groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian clerics in a turf war at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.

Bemused tourists looked on as about 100 priests fought with brooms while cleaning the church in preparation for Orthodox Christmas, on 7 January.

Palestinian police armed with batons and shields broke up the clashes.

Groups of priests have clashed before in the church, built on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born.

No one was arrested because all those involved were men of God”

End Quote Lt-Col Khaled al-Tamimi Bethlehem police

"It was a trivial problem that... occurs every year," Bethlehem police Lt-Col Khaled al-Tamimi told Reuters.

"No one was arrested because all those involved were men of God," he said.

Nobody was seriously injured in the scuffles, according to the police.

Previous clashes between the denominations which share the administration of the church have been sparked by perceived encroachments on one group's territory by another.

The 1,700-year-old church, one of the holiest sites in Christianity, is in a bad state of repair, largely because the priests cannot agree on who should pay for its upkeep.

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where many Christians believe Jesus's body was taken after crucifixion, has also seen similar incidents.
Orthodox priests clash in Bethlehem broom fight