Last I checked, America still has Freedom of Religion. I'm disappointed to see so much hatred on here. I thought surfers were more tolerant than that. To the OP-you're doing a great thing. Keep it up. Unfortunately, we live in a culture where people don't want to acknowledge our Creator. Let's pray for them. In the mean time, everybody needs to realize that everyone has their own belief. Even atheists do...they believe that we are all here through random chance...something that's take more faith to me than believing in a creator...especially with all the science we have today that is pointing towards God...that''s indeed a hard faith to follow.
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Mar 8, 2013, 11:51 AM #72Member
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sonfollowersurf is simply being obedient to the scriptures more specifically, the great commission.
Matthew 28: 16-20
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
nynj: We are not talking religion. It's more like spirituality. How could you place Jesus in the same category as all those dead people and make believe character? Christ is alive and He doesn't look like He did while He walked the earth.
John speaking in Revelation:
I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades
Sorry to post all the verses but the Word of God is the only thing that will penetrate most of your hearts.
Mar 8, 2013, 02:15 PM #74
I'm sorry that you feel that way. However, I will never "stow it". God has given the great commission and He knows better than me, you or anyone who has ever lived what is good for us. You can take it or leave it. I'm not forcing anything on anyone but you are gambling and your bet is that there is no God. What happens if you're wrong?
I wish less people in my life "stowed it" for the first 20 years of my life. Would have saved me a lot of pain and torment.
Mar 8, 2013, 02:33 PM #76
I have never seen so much intolerance in my life. A man's got to believe something. I believe I'll have another drink.
Mar 8, 2013, 02:53 PM #77Senior Member
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*Not intended as a personal attack towards anyone, just my .02. I believe in the notion that there are many paths to the top of the mountain.
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Mar 8, 2013, 03:09 PM #78
I go to "church" everytime I paddle out. That's my santuary, it's where I find peace, it's where I commune with God. I tried the traditional church and it didn't work for me... but I do still have my relationship with God and I communicate with him through nature, by being part of his kingdom and the very creatures he put here on this earth. Being part of something so beautiful and amazing, it's impossible for me to deny something of higher power created it. I don't need someone to tell me that he exists, I don't need a free surfboard to believe he's real. I just paddle out and everytime and I come back refreshed, with a renewed spirit, full of life, love, and happiness.
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