Quoting Wiki isn't scholarly or even the least bit wise.
... It isn't possible to have a relationship with Him without eating His Flesh and drinking His Blood.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
No, He REALLY didn't say this; but a demon did, trying to take the authority away from The Holy Bible.Here's what Jesus really said:
153:3.2 One of the visiting Pharisees, mounting a lampstand, shouted out this question: "You tell us that you are the bread of life. How can you give us your flesh to eat or your blood to drink? What avail is your teaching if it cannot be carried out?" And Jesus answered this question, saying: "I did not teach you that my flesh is the bread of life nor that my blood is the water thereof. But I did say that my life in the flesh is a bestowal of the bread of heaven. The fact of the Word of God bestowed in the flesh and the phenomenon of the Son of Man subject to the will of God, constitute a reality of experience which is equivalent to the divine sustenance. You cannot eat my flesh nor can you drink my blood, but you can become one in spirit with me even as I am one in spirit with the Father. You can be nourished by the eternal word of God, which is indeed the bread of life, and which has been bestowed in the likeness of mortal flesh; and you can be watered in soul by the divine spirit, which is truly the water of life. The Father has sent me into the world to show how he desires to indwell and direct all men; and I have so lived this life in the flesh as to inspire all men likewise ever to seek to know and do the will of the indwelling heavenly Father."
John's words were changed by the demon who dictated the Urantia Book. :duh:
He's not being symbolic by saying that you have no life in you if you don't partake of the elements. You have no life in you because of your rejection of His sacrifice for your sins.
Not only are demons NOT imaginary, since Jesus spoke to them, asked their names and cast them out of many people; but they're still around today, as we're well-aware, thanks to people like yourself.Beyond your obsession with imaginary demons, the Gospel of John is not without its controversy, concerning its original author, dating and certain 'redactions' thru-out.
That makes a lot of sense, if you're an anti-sense-type person.It being the most spiritual gospel has within it subtle gnostic teachings, which were crafted to be anti-gnostic at some point in time, so it has very interesting elements
Not only are demons NOT imaginary, since Jesus spoke to them, asked their names and cast them out of many people; but they're still around today, as we're well-aware, thanks to people like yourself.
'Lamb of God' prophesies His death, whether they recognized it or not.
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.No, it's the clear symbolism of Old Testament Scriptures fulfilled in Christ.That's funny, I remember at least one that said, "Citation needed."
I don't have anything to fear, but want those who think that the Urantia papers just 'might' be from God to realize that there is NO WAY that they are. They're from hell.
And you know this, how?
Isn't it really just the case that, 'It's not what you believe, so it's false.' ?
There's no way it's from God because it's not what you believe. Right?
Just say it, that's the bottom line. You really don't have anything more than that, 'It's false because it's not what you believe.'
To some the devil manifests Himself in the same "exact" way as God, then the brain which manifests one or both substances has certainly manifesting abilities, why not just keep the good force? there will be a desire of particular objects to exist, then following, manifested obligations.
Jesus said that His Blood would be the ransom for many, not the Jehovah's Witnesses. Their 'version' of Scripture wasn't written for almost 2,000 years after Christ's The sacrificial Lamb of God has given His Blood (His Life) as a ransom, to buy sinners back from Satan, who has authority over them due to their sins. That sacrifice, His Life in exchange for that of the believer, is the most precious thing there is. It is the only entrance into eternal life.The question that was asked of you was: "When did Jesus say that he was a sacrifice?" You replied with ransom verses. A ransom is not a sacrifice. Also, the ransom idea is not mainstream Christianity, but rather is nowadays peculiar to the Jehovah's Witnesses.
No, Jesus explained far more about the prophecies of Scripture than they understand. He's The One Who inspired every single word that's written in them.As far as what the "Old Testament" (The Hebrew Scriptures) fulfills, contact a Rabbi about that, it's their religious book. Ask a Rabbi what those verses mean. They're the experts on the "Old Testament."
Again, your Urantia Book demonstrates that it contradicts Truth. Scripture is clear on what condition that you, everyone who espouses this book and even the very 'angel' who inspired its writing:188:4.3 Mortal man was never the property of the archdeceivers. Jesus did not die to ransom man from the clutch of the apostate rulers and fallen princes of the spheres. The Father in heaven never conceived of such crass injustice as damning a mortal soul because of the evildoing of his ancestors. Neither was the Master’s death on the cross a sacrifice which consisted in an effort to pay God a debt which the race of mankind had come to owe him.
188:4.8 When once you grasp the idea of God as a true and loving Father, the only concept which Jesus ever taught, you must forthwith, in all consistency, utterly abandon all those primitive notions about God as an offended monarch, a stern and all-powerful ruler whose chief delight is to detect his subjects in wrongdoing and to see that they are adequately punished, unless some being almost equal to himself should volunteer to suffer for them, to die as a substitute and in their stead. The whole idea of ransom and atonement is incompatible with the concept of God as it was taught and exemplified by Jesus of Nazareth. The infinite love of God is not secondary to anything in the divine nature.
188:4.13 This entire idea of the ransom of the atonement places salvation upon a plane of unreality; such a concept is purely philosophic. Human salvation is real; it is based on two realities which may be grasped by the creature’s faith and thereby become incorporated into individual human experience: the fact of the fatherhood of God and its correlated truth, the brotherhood of man. It is true, after all, that you are to be “forgiven your debts, even as you forgive your debtors.”
Satan has his greatest field day in the lives of those who believe he doesn't exist and those who believe that he is powerless. Jesus did break his authority, but only through His Power and His Authority over the enemy do we have the power and authority to countermand his works. Those who don't understand what they're talking about bring about their own destruction.Aimiel and other sincere people like him, still empower the fallen ones by fearing them, by granting them power which they do not have, by failing to recognize that they have been defeated in truth and in righteousness.
Satan has his greatest field day in the lives of those who believe he doesn't exist and those who believe that he is powerless.
I don't even know what you're saying. Where do you think that I have espoused a doctrine of a divided kingdom? Where am I trying to control anyone? It's the enemy who controls those who are deceived, who don't even recognize his existence, who say and do his will every time they speak. You really need to buy a clue as to who's pulling your strings. Christians don't have faith in Satan, they simply aren't ignorant of his operations. Those who choose ignorance are living in the darkest of all ages, and call it: enlightenment. The Urantia Book is a perfect example. The 'light' that is in those who follow it is darkness, and it is very great darkness.That’s a good example of the evolved doctrine of Satanic empowerment, it's a common ploy used to exploit the uneducated and fear ridden. It's an idea effectively conceived of by the fallen ones as they attempted to become "God of this world". It's saying "have faith in Satan, if not you won't be saved". There is no greater idiotic doctrine then that which teaches that Jesus defeated the fallen ones yet left them with the same power to mislead. It's a doctrine which, if followed to its absurd conclusion, has God creating the devil and using him, yet defeating him, but reusing him to work against himself.
Lets go to Jesus to demonstrate that Aimiel is teaching a doctrine of a "house divided". Jesus used common sense to illustrate that dualism is a false concept.
Jesus and Beelzebul
22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”
25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
The false evolved doctrine, perpetuated by confused Christians, of the existence of a divided kingdom in heaven, has already been discredited 2000 yeras ago. But all too often sincere people of faith take their religion as handed down to them by their chosen leaders instead of investigating for themselves. Manipulative, so called "holy men," exploit that ignorance and fear to control them. So, so true, by their fruits ye will know them.