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How do we save a world that don't want to be saved?

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    haj3396posted 5 years ago

    Our Job is not to save, we have to change our focus. Our job is to left Jesus up, tell our family, friends, and everyone else what Jesus Christ have done in my life. When we do this then and only then shall the world be saved.
    John 12:32
    And I, if I be LIFTED UP from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image77
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Saved from what?

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And exactly are who YOU to make the claim that people other than yourself need to be saved? roll

  2. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Using scripture to support your position is like using a cartoon character like Superman and his feats in comics, to support a position in reality.

    It's comical, but just not realistic. lol

    1. jacharless profile image79
      jacharlessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ...made me think of that song:

      Kryptonite : Away From The Sun : 3 Doors Down

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        At least it was a half way decent song, I got you to think of(or come to mind). wink

        1. jacharless profile image79
          jacharlessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          smile Yup, now on a Nickleback marathon.

      2. peeples profile image93
        peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Great song!
        As for the OP your jesus has done nothing in my life so I guess the world is screwed!

        1. jacharless profile image79
          jacharlessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Is one of my favorite bands, but will always be a Seattle Grunger.

          As for the OP, I agree, too much time spent "lifting up" someone who was already lifted up, while millions are falling down every second.

  3. SpanStar profile image60
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    That has been an age old question.

    Just like Satan wants to take as many people with him there are also those humans who want to drag other people into the miserable existence that they have chosen for themselves.

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    haj3396posted 5 years ago

    I really love your opinions and the way you see things, but, what if you wrong? Let look at that if you are wrong then your life we get really bad and the end of your want be positive. What if I am wrong, then my life will be the same, health, full of joy, great hope, and Love for the world. Thank on these things?

    1. Nouveau Skeptic profile image76
      Nouveau Skepticposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you can answer that question yourself, you might become able to have a constructive inter-faith dialogue.

  5. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    In the case of Christians it is best to forcibly move them to a good Muslim community, where they can either follow the laws and rules of the local religious leaders or, or they refuse, be put to death to prevent backsliding by good Muslims.

    Do you get the idea that "saving" someone is just a little vague?  That very few people actually need "saving" by you or any other religious person or even religion?  That neither you nor anyone else actually knows what "saved" means in spite of any declarations to the contrary?

    1. pennyofheaven profile image77
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes very vague. No one yet has been able to answer the question. Nor can I think of any thing we need to be saved from?

      I have a theory though and I am not sure how probable it is or not because my question goes on unanswered. The theory goes something like this. Perhaps in peoples mind they cling to what they know as 'being alive' and perhaps think that by being saved will mean they will remain 'being alive'. Meaning they will conquer physical death and continue to live as they do now.

      When we don't accept the cycle of life and death being saved then could be very important to whomever.

      While anything is possible I doubt that ever lasting life was referring to our physical life. I have heard that there is a 400+ year old monk living somewhere in the Himalayas that reputedly only looks 35 so if that were true staying alive might be possible and I don't think saved would have had anything to do with staying alive as monks belief system is all together different as far as I am aware.

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    Squirrelgonzoposted 5 years ago

    I think that this question has a simple answer: You can't.

    God gave us free will, and if someone doesn't want God, they don't want God. No harm no foul, it's just not what they want.

    The best you can do as a "believer" is represent God the Right way. Follow the command that Jesus gave us to love one another and make sure that people know that God does not condone judgement upon anyone simply because we are human or have made mistakes.

    He loves us regardless but He doesn't want someone who doesn't want to be with Him and He isn't going to force himself on anyone either.

    Humans-we are not so lucky. Some of us try to force Him on others, or bend the Bible to suit our needs/wants. 

    Am I the ONLY one who has ever been pelted in the noggin with a Bible before? Beware the Bible Throwers! (If you have to pass by, make sure they are at least throwing soft covers...and those hurt as it is...especially if there's a big index or study suggestions in the back. Ouch. That's all I'm saying.)

    A good book series if I can plug it here is the Gods and Chronicles series written by Lynn Austin. It deals with the generational rule of Judah starting with King Ahaz (What an idiot,) Hezekiah (Yay so far!) to Manasseh (spelling?) anyhow this series can be followed along with 1&2 chronicles as well and I think that you would find this series interesting. smile

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    foreignpressposted 5 years ago

    The world wants to be saved. That's how Obama got elected under the mantra of hope and change. Voters from the left and right -- with glazed eyes and starry-eyed visions of a grand utopia -- got sucked into the mass hysteria the world hasn't seen since the Beatles. At this moment, tens of millions of people are suffering for a multitude of reasons whether it's war, hunger, disease, or lack of hope. Millions more are risking their lives to migrate to a better place. They're all looking for a "savior" to give them hope that there is a better life.

    Enter the supernatural element. Obviously Obama isn't The One. He's merely paving the way for the real thing at a later date. And that's what Obamacare is; it's a prelude to a world healthcare system that will be governed and paid for by corporate, not state, entities. Most likely Satan will emerge disguised as a corporate kingpin with all the answers to the world's problems.

    Yes, the world does want to be saved. The poor, the tired, and huddled masses aren't just immigrants anymore. It's most of the world.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image77
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not all are looking for the better life, some are quite content. Looking for a saviour in all the wrong places might mean that whoever feels they need to look  will be looking a very long time.

      So are you saying obamacare is not a good thing? We have always had free health care in our country so I wouldn't know what prelude you are meaning.