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  • Los Angeles Seminar

    07/04/2015 2:12:04 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    tedw to TedAdamson

    Seeking souls can go to youtube and search:

    Stage Hypnosis Demonstration in Los Angeles

    That gives an idea of the sort of thing that goes on, but not as good as being there in person

  • Los Angeles Seminar

    07/04/2015 11:31:38 AM PDT · 1 of 8
    tedw
    Roy Masters is now 87 years old and has been doing seminars at least since 1977, maybe longer. This is the perhaps the last seminar he will ever do (words from his own mouth).

    It is no understatement to say these are life changing events.

  • The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails

    06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · 1 of 119
    tedw
    The IRS loses the emails which could prove the IRS was targeting Conservative groups. It is more than just "convenient".

    What would happen to you if the IRS was auditing you and you conveniently lost your tax records?

    This is something that Darrell Issa has the power to go after and should. Heads should roll.

    Call Darrell Issa's office and ask then to pursue the lost email. If they can't get it from the sender they should go after the all the potential recepients: Holder et. al.

  • The Evil within Church leaders/ ministers, "reverends", etc. Short video!

    03/14/2014 12:11:33 AM PDT · 56 of 94
    tedw to Linda Frances

    You seem to be quoting some unnamed source and the information is unreliable. Here is the statement of belief of the Foundation of Human Understanding.You can find the link by doing a google search for: Foundation of Human Understanding-statement of belief.

    Jesus
    I believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God. I believe that Jesus is the Messiah foretold, born of the Virgin Mary, and that accepting His perfect truth is essential to salvation. God is perfectly revealed for us in the fullness of Christ, and so we have His clear example to follow. A person must love this Truth more than worldly life, for it is by faith that we are saved, and not acts.

    As far as the concept of the Trinity is concerned, it is a mystery that I am eager to understand. I believe in one God, maker of Heaven and Earth. Therefore, I have trouble accepting the expression that “Jesus is God,” since for me that means “Jesus is the Father,” the source of all wisdom. I do believe that as God’s Anointed—as the Father’s Son in whom He was well pleased—judgment over men was given to Jesus, and He is deserving of worship

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/26/2013 12:05:10 AM PST · 558 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    Lets see. You can call people “cult members” and that is not personal, but if someone calls you “brainwashed” that is.

    Do I have that right?

    Brainwashing is a pretty well defined practice and a lot of what goes on in Churches could rightly be described that way. That is not personal but an objective fact.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 11:04:01 PM PST · 541 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    In “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” (Bearing the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, indicating official approval) we get a glimpse of how the concept of the Trinity was not introduced into Christianity until close to four hundred years after Jesus (pbuh):

    “.......It is difficult in the second half of the 20th century to offer a clear, objective and straightforward account of the revelation, doctrinal evolution, and theological elaboration of the Mystery of the trinity. Trinitarian discussion, Roman Catholic as well as other, present a somewhat unsteady silhouette. Two things have happened. There is the recognition on the part of exegetes and Biblical theologians, including a constantly growing number of Roman Catholics, that one should not speak of Trinitarianism in the New Testament without serious qualification. There is also the closely parallel recognition on the part of historians of dogma and systematic theologians that when one does speak of an unqualified Trinitarianism, one has moved from the period of Christian origins to, say, the last quadrant of the 4th century. It was only then that what might be called the definitive Trinitarian dogma ‘One God in three Persons’ became thoroughly assimilated into Christian life and thought ... it was the product of 3 centuries of doctrinal development” (emphasis added).

    “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” Volume XIV, p. 295.

    They admit it!. Jesus’ twelve apostles lived and died never having heard of any “Trinity” !

    Did Jesus leave his closest and dearest followers so completely and utterly baffled and lost that they never even realized the “true” nature of God? Did he leave them in such black darkness that neither they nor their children, nor yet their children’s children would ever come to recognize the “true” nature of the One they are to worship? Do we really want to allege that Jesus was so thoroughly incompetent in the discharge of his duties that he left his followers in such utter chaos that it would take them fully three centuries after his departure to finally piece together the nature of the One whom they are to worship? Why did Jesus never, even once, just say “God, the Holy Ghost and I are three Persons in one Trinity. Worship all of us as one”? If he had only chosen to make just one such explicit statement to them he could have relieved Christianity of centuries of bitter disputes, division, and animosity.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 11:03:59 PM PST · 540 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    In “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” (Bearing the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, indicating official approval) we get a glimpse of how the concept of the Trinity was not introduced into Christianity until close to four hundred years after Jesus (pbuh):

    “.......It is difficult in the second half of the 20th century to offer a clear, objective and straightforward account of the revelation, doctrinal evolution, and theological elaboration of the Mystery of the trinity. Trinitarian discussion, Roman Catholic as well as other, present a somewhat unsteady silhouette. Two things have happened. There is the recognition on the part of exegetes and Biblical theologians, including a constantly growing number of Roman Catholics, that one should not speak of Trinitarianism in the New Testament without serious qualification. There is also the closely parallel recognition on the part of historians of dogma and systematic theologians that when one does speak of an unqualified Trinitarianism, one has moved from the period of Christian origins to, say, the last quadrant of the 4th century. It was only then that what might be called the definitive Trinitarian dogma ‘One God in three Persons’ became thoroughly assimilated into Christian life and thought ... it was the product of 3 centuries of doctrinal development” (emphasis added).

    “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” Volume XIV, p. 295.

    They admit it!. Jesus’ twelve apostles lived and died never having heard of any “Trinity” !

    Did Jesus leave his closest and dearest followers so completely and utterly baffled and lost that they never even realized the “true” nature of God? Did he leave them in such black darkness that neither they nor their children, nor yet their children’s children would ever come to recognize the “true” nature of the One they are to worship? Do we really want to allege that Jesus was so thoroughly incompetent in the discharge of his duties that he left his followers in such utter chaos that it would take them fully three centuries after his departure to finally piece together the nature of the One whom they are to worship? Why did Jesus never, even once, just say “God, the Holy Ghost and I are three Persons in one Trinity. Worship all of us as one”? If he had only chosen to make just one such explicit statement to them he could have relieved Christianity of centuries of bitter disputes, division, and animosity.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 11:03:57 PM PST · 539 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    In “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” (Bearing the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, indicating official approval) we get a glimpse of how the concept of the Trinity was not introduced into Christianity until close to four hundred years after Jesus (pbuh):

    “.......It is difficult in the second half of the 20th century to offer a clear, objective and straightforward account of the revelation, doctrinal evolution, and theological elaboration of the Mystery of the trinity. Trinitarian discussion, Roman Catholic as well as other, present a somewhat unsteady silhouette. Two things have happened. There is the recognition on the part of exegetes and Biblical theologians, including a constantly growing number of Roman Catholics, that one should not speak of Trinitarianism in the New Testament without serious qualification. There is also the closely parallel recognition on the part of historians of dogma and systematic theologians that when one does speak of an unqualified Trinitarianism, one has moved from the period of Christian origins to, say, the last quadrant of the 4th century. It was only then that what might be called the definitive Trinitarian dogma ‘One God in three Persons’ became thoroughly assimilated into Christian life and thought ... it was the product of 3 centuries of doctrinal development” (emphasis added).

    “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” Volume XIV, p. 295.

    They admit it!. Jesus’ twelve apostles lived and died never having heard of any “Trinity” !

    Did Jesus leave his closest and dearest followers so completely and utterly baffled and lost that they never even realized the “true” nature of God? Did he leave them in such black darkness that neither they nor their children, nor yet their children’s children would ever come to recognize the “true” nature of the One they are to worship? Do we really want to allege that Jesus was so thoroughly incompetent in the discharge of his duties that he left his followers in such utter chaos that it would take them fully three centuries after his departure to finally piece together the nature of the One whom they are to worship? Why did Jesus never, even once, just say “God, the Holy Ghost and I are three Persons in one Trinity. Worship all of us as one”? If he had only chosen to make just one such explicit statement to them he could have relieved Christianity of centuries of bitter disputes, division, and animosity.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 11:03:53 PM PST · 538 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    In “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” (Bearing the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, indicating official approval) we get a glimpse of how the concept of the Trinity was not introduced into Christianity until close to four hundred years after Jesus (pbuh):

    “.......It is difficult in the second half of the 20th century to offer a clear, objective and straightforward account of the revelation, doctrinal evolution, and theological elaboration of the Mystery of the trinity. Trinitarian discussion, Roman Catholic as well as other, present a somewhat unsteady silhouette. Two things have happened. There is the recognition on the part of exegetes and Biblical theologians, including a constantly growing number of Roman Catholics, that one should not speak of Trinitarianism in the New Testament without serious qualification. There is also the closely parallel recognition on the part of historians of dogma and systematic theologians that when one does speak of an unqualified Trinitarianism, one has moved from the period of Christian origins to, say, the last quadrant of the 4th century. It was only then that what might be called the definitive Trinitarian dogma ‘One God in three Persons’ became thoroughly assimilated into Christian life and thought ... it was the product of 3 centuries of doctrinal development” (emphasis added).

    “The New Catholic Encyclopedia” Volume XIV, p. 295.

    They admit it!. Jesus’ twelve apostles lived and died never having heard of any “Trinity” !

    Did Jesus leave his closest and dearest followers so completely and utterly baffled and lost that they never even realized the “true” nature of God? Did he leave them in such black darkness that neither they nor their children, nor yet their children’s children would ever come to recognize the “true” nature of the One they are to worship? Do we really want to allege that Jesus was so thoroughly incompetent in the discharge of his duties that he left his followers in such utter chaos that it would take them fully three centuries after his departure to finally piece together the nature of the One whom they are to worship? Why did Jesus never, even once, just say “God, the Holy Ghost and I are three Persons in one Trinity. Worship all of us as one”? If he had only chosen to make just one such explicit statement to them he could have relieved Christianity of centuries of bitter disputes, division, and animosity.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 10:35:24 PM PST · 527 of 581
    tedw to Cvengr

    I am not a Jehovah Witness and don’t generally hold them in high regard.

    However, on that particular point that Jesus is not God, they are correct.

    Calling someone a “Cult” because they don’t agree with you is an Ad hominem attack.

    Trinitarians can’t really sucessully argue the Trinitarian point of view as it doesn’t hold up to scrutiny by honest seeking persons.

    God identified Jesus as his Son. Peter identified Jesus as the Son of God. Peter said he was a Man. Jesus himself said things which indicate He was not the Father (i.e. Jesus said he didn’t know when the world would end, only the Father knew).

    The list goes on and on.

    Only a few scriptures can really be pointed to support the idea, and there is controversy surrounding the translation of most them (John 1:1)

    To the sincere seeking person, ask God to show you the Truth. It is an important issue and,sadly, most so-called Christians have it wrong.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 10:26:06 PM PST · 523 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    I am not mangling history or twisting Scripture. That is a false accusation,

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 10:23:51 PM PST · 520 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    As usual there is more to the story,Mighty God is not a fair translation as even some fair-minded Trinitarians note:

    The Net Bible has this interesting note on the title gibbor el (”mighty God”):

    “probably an attributive adjective (”mighty God”), though one might translate “God is a warrior” or “God is mighty.” Since this title is apparently used later (10:21, but cf. Hos. 3:5) for God, some have understood it as pointing to the king’s deity. Others argue that the title portrays the king as God’s representative on the battlefield, whom God empowers in a supernatural way (see Hayes and Irvine, Isaiah, 181-82). The latter sense seems more likely in the original context of the prophecy. Having read the NT, we might in retrospect interpret this title as indicating the coming king’s deity, but it is unlikely that Isaiah or his audience would have understood the title in such a bold way. Ps 45:6 addresses the Davidic king as “God” because he ruled and fought as God’s representative on earth. Ancient Near Eastern art and literature picture gods training kings for battle, bestowing special weapons, and intervening in battle. According to Egyptian propaganda, the Hittites described Ramses II as follows: “No man is he who is among us, It is Seth great-of-strength, Baal in person; Not deeds of man are these his doings, They are of one who is unique.” (See M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, 2:67) Isa. 9:6 probably envisions a similar kind of response when friends and foes alike look at the Davidic king in full battle regalia. When the king’s enemies oppose him on the battlefield, they are, as it were, fighting against God himself.”

    Notice that the NetBible scholars are Trinitarians, yet they are realistic and fair minded enough to recognize that gibbor el is not a title of deity. Other scholars agree.

    Actually, the passage is not a particularly good one for Trinitarians. It would help the Oneness folks a lot more. The Trinitarian does not regard Jesus as the Father, yet the passage says he shall be called “everlasting father.” The Trinitarian has to do all sorts of twisting to insist that “gibbor el” should be taken as telling us that Jesus is God, but then the next phrase they have to explain away to tell us that he is not the Father.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:51:58 PM PST · 506 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    millerjr

    “Jesus was either Divine God or he was a liar.”

    Nonsense. He neither claimed to be God nor was he a liar.

    He claimed to be the Messiah, Savior, Son of God and one sent by God but not God.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:51:56 PM PST · 505 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    millerjr

    “Jesus was either Divine God or he was a liar.”

    Nonsense. He neither claimed to be God nor was he a liar.

    He claimed to be the Messiah, Savior, Son of God and one sent by God but not God.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:51:55 PM PST · 504 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    millerjr

    “Jesus was either Divine God or he was a liar.”

    Nonsense. He neither claimed to be God nor was he a liar.

    He claimed to be the Messiah, Savior, Son of God and one sent by God but not God.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:12:09 PM PST · 495 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    There really doesn’t seem much point to this discussion.

    The Trinitarians here have their mind made up so much that even when you present clear evidence (like scriptures which says NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD)that Jesus is not God, they cannot accept it. They refuse to see it. They cannot objective look at the evidence or even ask God to show them the Truth.

    Its a remarkable process to watch such stubborn denial of Truth.

    I actually think it is a bit threatening to them. If they are mistaken about something so basic, so deceived, it sort of calls their whole Salvation into question.

    Its sad really. Jesus did not live and die and make such a sacrifice for us so that people would turn around and pervert his message.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:12:07 PM PST · 493 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    There really doesn’t seem much point to this discussion.

    The Trinitarians here have their mind made up so much that even when you present clear evidence (like scriptures which says NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD)that Jesus is not God, they cannot accept it. They refuse to see it. They cannot objective look at the evidence or even ask God to show them the Truth.

    Its a remarkable process to watch such stubborn denial of Truth.

    I actually think it is a bit threatening to them. If they are mistaken about something so basic, so deceived, it sort of calls their whole Salvation into question.

    Its sad really. Jesus did not live and die and make such a sacrifice for us so that people would turn around and pervert his message.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:12:06 PM PST · 492 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    There really doesn’t seem much point to this discussion.

    The Trinitarians here have their mind made up so much that even when you present clear evidence (like scriptures which says NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD)that Jesus is not God, they cannot accept it. They refuse to see it. They cannot objective look at the evidence or even ask God to show them the Truth.

    Its a remarkable process to watch such stubborn denial of Truth.

    I actually think it is a bit threatening to them. If they are mistaken about something so basic, so deceived, it sort of calls their whole Salvation into question.

    Its sad really. Jesus did not live and die and make such a sacrifice for us so that people would turn around and pervert his message.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:12:05 PM PST · 491 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    There really doesn’t seem much point to this discussion.

    The Trinitarians here have their mind made up so much that even when you present clear evidence (like scriptures which says NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD)that Jesus is not God, they cannot accept it. They refuse to see it. They cannot objective look at the evidence or even ask God to show them the Truth.

    Its a remarkable process to watch such stubborn denial of Truth.

    I actually think it is a bit threatening to them. If they are mistaken about something so basic, so deceived, it sort of calls their whole Salvation into question.

    Its sad really. Jesus did not live and die and make such a sacrifice for us so that people would turn around and pervert his message.

  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/25/2013 9:12:04 PM PST · 490 of 581
    tedw to Kevmo

    There really doesn’t seem much point to this discussion.

    The Trinitarians here have their mind made up so much that even when you present clear evidence (like scriptures which says NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD)that Jesus is not God, they cannot accept it. They refuse to see it. They cannot objective look at the evidence or even ask God to show them the Truth.

    Its a remarkable process to watch such stubborn denial of Truth.

    I actually think it is a bit threatening to them. If they are mistaken about something so basic, so deceived, it sort of calls their whole Salvation into question.

    Its sad really. Jesus did not live and die and make such a sacrifice for us so that people would turn around and pervert his message.