Not Christian

THE LETTER from Julian R Powell hardly does him credit.

Jesus Christ did not come into the world just to die. He came to reveal the righteousness of God; to declare and make manifest the name of God, and also to conquer death and fulfil his destiny in finally saving the world from itself.

He also came to deal with the awful fact of human sin and to show us that while God cannot overlook sin, he is more than willing to forgive it.

There are also those who have taken time and trouble to find out about Jesus Christ. One was Sir Isaac Newton who wrote four million words on Biblical prophecy alone. Einstein saw some of this and was deeply impressed.

In 1930 Frank Morison set out to discredit the gospel records and became convinced of their truth. He wrote a book called Who Moved The Stone? Sir William Ramsey also set out to discredit the New Testament writings and became a world authority on the writings of Luke. There is much more.

There is such a thing as common decency. Could Mr Powell please consider this before he ridicules the followers of Christ. They have done him no harm.

Tom McCarthy Gaer Park Parade Newport

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3:25pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Vox Dei says...

Oh dear... unfortunately despite prophecies of "saving the world from itself" belief in this nonsense shows that humanity is in fact doomed...
Oh dear... unfortunately despite prophecies of "saving the world from itself" belief in this nonsense shows that humanity is in fact doomed... Vox Dei

10:14pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Jesus Christ did not come into the world just to die. He came to reveal the righteousness of God; to declare and make manifest the name of God, and also to conquer death and fulfil his destiny in finally saving the world from itself."

The world wouldn't have been saved if Judas Iscariot hadn't betrayed Jesus though at the rate of thirty pieces of silver. I don't know how that figure measures up to the contemporary UK workplace salary but you have to admit Judas (however inadvertently) did a lot more to save the world than our 21st century AD politicians, bankers and corporate kingpins - and for an infinitely humbler wage!
"Jesus Christ did not come into the world just to die. He came to reveal the righteousness of God; to declare and make manifest the name of God, and also to conquer death and fulfil his destiny in finally saving the world from itself." The world wouldn't have been saved if Judas Iscariot hadn't betrayed Jesus though at the rate of thirty pieces of silver. I don't know how that figure measures up to the contemporary UK workplace salary but you have to admit Judas (however inadvertently) did a lot more to save the world than our 21st century AD politicians, bankers and corporate kingpins - and for an infinitely humbler wage! Katie Re-Registered

11:21am Wed 15 Jan 14

tking says...

is it any wonder Jesus wept....your preaching again Tom,...
is it any wonder Jesus wept....your preaching again Tom,... tking

12:15pm Wed 15 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

bloody live and let live people!

whats wrong with you?
bloody live and let live people! whats wrong with you? whatintheworld

1:02pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ollie72 says...

Religion never really been my cup of tea - the idea of a deity that is so petty that I have to live a dull life on this plane to get a chance to live a dull life on the next one doesn'[t appeal (plus the added worry of whether you've backed the right horse!). Add to that the amount of deaths that are caused by "my God's bigger than your God" and you end up with something more trouble than it's worth.

However, the one thing that I have always liked about religion is that it's a comfort to those that need to believe that there is something bigger that they are a part of.

For that reason, I wish them all happiness - as long as they are equally happy to leave me happily wallowing in my Atheism!
Religion never really been my cup of tea - the idea of a deity that is so petty that I have to live a dull life on this plane to get a chance to live a dull life on the next one doesn'[t appeal (plus the added worry of whether you've backed the right horse!). Add to that the amount of deaths that are caused by "my God's bigger than your God" and you end up with something more trouble than it's worth. However, the one thing that I have always liked about religion is that it's a comfort to those that need to believe that there is something bigger that they are a part of. For that reason, I wish them all happiness - as long as they are equally happy to leave me happily wallowing in my Atheism! ollie72

9:34pm Wed 15 Jan 14

bugsy93 says...

People should keep their religious beliefs to themselves.
Where is the proof of who is right or who is wrong?
People should keep their religious beliefs to themselves. Where is the proof of who is right or who is wrong? bugsy93

2:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

welshmen says...

Why should we have to live by other people's Religion? why do our laws have to be changed that have been in place for years to accommodate an imported Religion, a Religion that according to their Holy Book instructs it's believers to this very DAY to kill all that don't believe in their Holy Book,
even though the Religion's followers were only guests in our Country.

Why is our Government and the Liberalised left allowing this Religion to grow, as History proves, when this Religion is bigger in numbers it's believers will carry out that Religions belief to rule by their Law, this is happening all around the world,even in this Country already, the troubles are on Media outlets weekly if not daily, if we ignore this it will be our grand kids children that will have to resolve these issue's to keep our Culture that countless millions of our ancestors have fought to keep for us, I also know that a lot of foreigners fought with us,but they also fought for the same reason, for their FREEDOM.

We appreciate and honour them every year and will do for ever, but we don't owe anyone for that fight, because we shared a fight and won together, we have our freedom and culture and they kept theirs, if we do nothing to address this Religious problem, like millions of our Britons know it will end in trouble, in decades done the line it is invertible this will take place, The Answer to this is not easy, but easier to do it now than in years to come, a large cash incentive might resolve this but I doubt it....

If you doubt this Religions Holy Book, and think I am exaggerating and telling porkies have look on line, there are plenty of interpretations...so
me of you might have read on here that a poster wrote "we have no intention of reviewing our Holy Book, there are 60 revised Christian books in the Library we wont revise our Holy Book".

What could also help, A ban on all religious teachings and dress in schools until their pupils/students are eighteen years old, but I doubt that too...It takes brave men to fight a war, but it takes braver men to resolve these issues before that war happens....

Our Government and Media dislike people who mention this Religion, it's not PC to talk about it....So nothings going to happen....
Why should we have to live by other people's Religion? why do our laws have to be changed that have been in place for years to accommodate an imported Religion, a Religion that according to their Holy Book instructs it's believers to this very DAY to kill all that don't believe in their Holy Book, even though the Religion's followers were only guests in our Country. Why is our Government and the Liberalised left allowing this Religion to grow, as History proves, when this Religion is bigger in numbers it's believers will carry out that Religions belief to rule by their Law, this is happening all around the world,even in this Country already, the troubles are on Media outlets weekly if not daily, if we ignore this it will be our grand kids children that will have to resolve these issue's to keep our Culture that countless millions of our ancestors have fought to keep for us, I also know that a lot of foreigners fought with us,but they also fought for the same reason, for their FREEDOM. We appreciate and honour them every year and will do for ever, but we don't owe anyone for that fight, because we shared a fight and won together, we have our freedom and culture and they kept theirs, if we do nothing to address this Religious problem, like millions of our Britons know it will end in trouble, in decades done the line it is invertible this will take place, The Answer to this is not easy, but easier to do it now than in years to come, a large cash incentive might resolve this but I doubt it.... If you doubt this Religions Holy Book, and think I am exaggerating and telling porkies have look on line, there are plenty of interpretations...so me of you might have read on here that a poster wrote "we have no intention of reviewing our Holy Book, there are 60 revised Christian books in the Library we wont revise our Holy Book". What could also help, A ban on all religious teachings and dress in schools until their pupils/students are eighteen years old, but I doubt that too...It takes brave men to fight a war, but it takes braver men to resolve these issues before that war happens.... Our Government and Media dislike people who mention this Religion, it's not PC to talk about it....So nothings going to happen.... welshmen

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