Tom from RepentanceChallenge
Hi, my name is Tom, and I am the admin at RepentanceChallenge.com. I am a born-again, bible-believing, Jesus-worshipping, blood-bought, sanctified, seed-sowing, saved by grace not by works, child of God. Say that five times fast .
My purpose in coming here is not to start arguments, although because of the nature of this discussion it may be hard to avoid. I am primarily here to uphold the truthfulness of God and His written word, the Bible. Also, not only will I argue for the existence of God, but I will argue that all religions are false (tom, you said what?!?). I will openly say that religion has caused much trouble throughout history, and the only hope for mankind is not religion, but relationship!
See a religion, in my eyes, is a belief system that says that man is the center of the universe (e.g. mankind makes the rules). This includes even so-called christianity that is not centered on the Bible (e.g. Catholicism, Mormonism, etc). Instead I will argue that having a personal relationship with our Creator (who is in charge, not us), as it is presented throughout the text of the Bible (and only the bible), is man's primary purpose.
I will readily admit that I do not know everything, unlike some that I have seen in the RRS group that show great pride in their knowledge. Also, when confronted about some biblical or scientific issue that I am not aware of, I will simply say that I need to research it more. I will try to get back to comments as soon as possible, but I cannot reply to everything because of my busy schedule. I will say right now that I will not respond to flaim baits or other such comments. They are just a waste of my time.
BTW, you can see my initial response to the ABC debate on my blog: http://www.repentancechallenge.com/blog/2007/05/abc-nightline-god-challenge.html
I hope to have more responses soon.