Mark Wahlberg: “I Love the Lord”

According to The Five’s Facebook page:

Faith in Hollywood: Mark Wahlberg thanked God for his good fortune last night at the MTV Movie Awards where he accepted the 2014 Generation Award. Thoughts?

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  • Willie Radford Sr.

    Way to go Mark, the only thing that really maters is, where will you spend eternity, which should be on everyones mine, think about it…

    • Michelle Erb

      That sounds kind of selfish. Is it not more important what kind of person you are and how you treat others? Of course if there is a just god then that would end in the result you seek. However, what if the being that controls eternity were evil? Would your goal still be to be rewarded in the afterlife?

      • Willie Radford Sr.

        To me eternity is Heaven or Hell, when you die your soul lives forever in one of the two.places, of course to reach Heaven you must except Jesus Christ as your personal savior , to reach Hell means you served the Devil, it’s really simple and all the information in the world is out there. I personaly get my information from the King James version of the Bible

        • Michelle Erb

          So what if you are a really good person but were never exposed to Jesus? Or you were born before the time of Jesus? Hell?

          • Diane Cherechinsky

            This reminds me of a friend of mine [deceased now].I once asked him,”if Adolfh Hitler were to openly profess his love for Christ,would he go to heaven then,even after all the atrosities he commited”?Meaning at the time of his death.My friend answered yes! I really don’t know if this is true,like your question about a person who never knew Christ,or a baby who is stillborn.In the movie”Heaven is for Real”,the little boy did meet his sister in Heaven .who was miscarried before he was born

          • Jog

            You don’t know if this is true? Well of course you don’t. No one knows. All they can do us believe. Or not. It’s as simple as that.

          • Michelle Erb

            Well if Hitler would be in heaven simply for loving Christ at the end, and every single one of his Jewish victims would be in hell together with Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, I would not want to be in that heaven anyway.

            I do not even want to be where Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin are going.

          • Annette Brimie McClain

            If you really want to know God and know the truth just ask Him to reveal himself to you. With a sincere heart ask Him into your life. You can debate everyone and everything, but once God reveals Himself to you, you will know the real Him. The truth. It’s between you and God. Always has been and always will be.

          • Jog

            Exactly Annette. Faith and religious beliefs are personal. I don’t know why people expect others to believe the same as they do. The ” truth” is whatever you believe it to be.

          • Denise Hintz Wolfgram

            That last sentence just rewrote the the definition of truth.

          • Michelle Erb

            Do you think that Gandhi, the Dahli Lamas, and the Lubavitcher Rabbi did not do that every single day? Of course they did. Their answer was not Jesus.

            Do you sincerely believe that men so pure of heart would not get into “heaven” but you would?

          • Annette Brimie McClain

            Yes!!! There is only one truth and His name is Jesus and He is the only way. Pray on that. God will reveal that truth to you.

          • Michelle Erb

            I am pretty sure he wont. Just as he did not to my ancestors over the last two thousand years. Some of whom were tortured and murdered, in the name of Jesus, because they chose to believe what god had “revealed” to them: That there is one and only god; That one should not believe in false Messiahs; Or make graven images of them; And, that when the Messiah did arrive it would be permanent.

            Many lived and died courageously. Truly believing that God had made a covenant with Abraham that He would never again require the sacrifice of children. So the very idea of god torturing and killing his own child under the guise that that was the only way mankind could be saved was anathema to them.

            I grew up among loving religious people. It would have been so easy to go with the flow and remain tightly secure within that community. But when I realized that there were billions of people in the world of all different religions. I could no longer delude myself that I just happened to be lucky enough to be born into the one true religion.

            The truth that revealed itself to me is that no creator would behave like the one in the Bible. The Bible was written in a more primitive time, and gave people of that time many of the answers that they sought. But know we know a lot more: That there is not just one planet with heavens above; That the world is not flat; And, that justice is not killing your enemy along with his children and livestock.

            While we must always respect the faith of others and fight for their rights to practice those beliefs (as long as they are not harming others), no ones blind “faith” should not be allowed to hold back modern society when it comes to things like slavery, equality, and violence.

          • Annette Brimie McClain

            I once was blind too but now I see. God did open my eyes to the truth. I was raised Lutheran and never had a personal relationship with Christ. Now I do and now I see. It is not about religion. It is about a relationship. Again, it is between me and God.

          • David

            I hope that you do not believe that Rush, Ted, and Sarah are in the same category as Hitler.

          • Michelle Erb

            Of course not! I meant it when I said “not even” where they are going. Meaning that for me it would hardly be “heaven” if they were there and people I could respect, or who are not just hateful and miserable were not.

          • Robyn

            .

            No.

            Hitler was fairly open and honest about his intent to do evil.
            Others are more deceitful.

            .

          • linnilu

            That last sentence tipped you hand as to your real purpose for commenting here. You are not interested in a real discussion.

          • Michelle Erb

            In other words since they are my examples of less than pious people who happen to be “Christian,” you now you have an excuse to disregard everything else I have said.

            My point is that according to some of the posters, they would be in the exact same heaven as she would along with all of the Saints. Meanwhile the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Gandhi , and the Dahli Lama would not be there.

          • John Free

            The ‘Key’ to your question is simple- We KNOW that G-D KNOWS our Hearts AND our Mind. IF HITLER were SINCERE, G-D would know it. If he were fearful of Death or Eternity- if his motivation were NOT PURE, G-D would judge that, accordingly.

          • doris

            Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6 Jew, Ghandi or any other religion.

          • Michelle Erb

            Jesus said that to you? It was in his handwriting? Because Mohammed is alleged to have said some things as well as did Moses, and many others that came before them, including “gods” that were alleged to have been virgin born.

            The very first of the Ten commandments said there should be but one god and no others (such as Jesus). The old testament also speaks of the Messiah and details that when the Messiah comes it will be for good, and cautions against worshiping a “false messiah.” So knowing all that, why did you choose the Jesus quote as the persuasive one?

          • Robyn

            I tell people all the time.
            “Get the promises of eternal salvation notarized.”
            But do they listen? No.

          • Michelle Erb

            ..

          • $47757257

            Do I use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling here? I feel pity for you. What a bitter, unhappy and sarcastic person you are! Every comment is filled with either grating insincerity or bitterness and hatred. I am guessing you have had a pretty awful life to be so hateful toward people who are just expressing their sincere religious beliefs.

          • Robyn

            .

            I have led a truly blessed life, taking the opportunity to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable whenever possible.

            I have neither the need, nor the desire, for your pity. Nor do I actually have your pity, such as it is. You simply wished to clothe yourself in false piety, to avoid taking responsibility for your own vitriol.

            If you actually believe that the darts I have aimed at the pompous windbags clogging this page constitute “bitterness and hatred”, then I suggest you need to experience the world.

            My experience is that sane and rational people do not choose a blog post about a former felon, matinee idol holding a tub of solid gold popcorn to express their deepest and most sincere religious beliefs and convictions.

            (Is that all Seven Deadly Sins in one photo?
            Hmm… probably best not to think too deeply on that one.)

            P.S.
            Kudos on typing five sentences without a syntactic meltdown.
            Baby steps. Baby steps.
            They’re the key to progress.

            Toodles !

            .

          • $47757257

            Thank you for proving my point. My, my. Left wingers are so unapologetically narcissistic! Bravo!

          • Robyn

            Yeah, well “The best defense is a good offense.”
            You know who said that? Mel, the cook on “Alice”.

          • John Free

            There is an inate knowledge of the Creator in ALL people. Whether they embrace good or evil is basc. Our Redeemer is a ‘Just and Righteous G-D’ and HIS Judgement is ABOVE
            reproach. (And- WHO would DARE TO ? Considerin the AWESOME POWER of ruling EVERY facet of LIFE in ALL of the Universes)

          • Jog

            No there isn’t John. I don’t believe in a ” creator” . You do. And that’s okay. But font try to say we all do to some level.

          • Robyn

            Bzzzzt!

            Sorry you lose. But thanks for playing our game.
            And we have the lovely consolation parting gift for you
            that you get to be burned alive for all eternity because
            you didn’t have the good sense to get yourself born
            somewhere where you could hear the good word
            of salvation.

            Wow! I just gotta get me to worshipping a God who is so
            just and merciful.

        • 1MiddleRoader

          So all practicing Jews are going to Hell??

          • John Free

            NO ( but it’s not MY decision to make) Unless you ARE one, this is an attempt to deflect.

        • Jog

          All the information is out there? What you have is personal and actually more about faith than information. And that’s okay.

        • Robyn

          Whew! Thanks for the save there, Groundskeeper Willie.

          I was getting ready to accept Jesus.
          Little did I know that instead I had to except him.

          This eternal damnation business is more complicated
          than I had anticipated.

          • Michelle Erb

            I can’t help but laugh. That is a hilarious typo. I wonder if the bumper sticker would sell: “Have you excepted Jesus?”

      • Diane Cherechinsky

        Sounds like you are a non-believer. The believers KNOW where they are going. You do have a right to voice your opinion also,just like Mark. Theres too many accounts of the afterlife and meeting God in heaven. I would rather believe that than an evil afterlife.

        • Jog

          And that’s great Diane. Just don’t expect everyone to share your beliefs. For some of us there is even joy and wonder and goodness in the here and now and humanity. We don’t believe in an evil afterlife.

        • Michelle Erb

          The problem is that so many fervent believers of different faiths all “KNOW where they are going” and they also profess to KNOW that only those who follow their exact paths will be joining them. I sure hope you weren’t born into the wrong religion or following a slightly incorrect translation of the Bible.

          I am just curious whether your motivation to act the way that you do is the anticipation of a reward? A just deity would be far more impressed with those who do good because they are selfless than those who do so because they think it is the path to heaven.

          In the meantime, some who follow the Bible, actually
          put their religion and what they think “god” wants over what is best for their children or what their conscious would otherwise demand.

          With or without religion, a rightous person will usually make good choices, and a selfish/evil person will make ugly choices. But when you add religion to the mix you can sometimes convince a good person to do evil. Just look at world history- inquisitions, crusades, and most wars etc.

          Absent certainty, I would far rather live my life according to my conscious and take the risk that will not sentence me to eternal fires. Because if a loving god exists it won’t. If that is not “faith” what is?

          • Michelle Erb

            Diane, you may be a “nonbeliever” as well. Most people are “non-believers” when it comes to the teachings of every single religion other than their own.

            Deep down they must know that if they viewed their own religion with the same eyes that they view all the others, they would become full of doubt.

          • John Free

            The ‘Concept’ of CHRSTIANITY is NOT about ‘Reward’. It is ACTUALLY about a GIFT that was given FREELY by the Son of G-D HE stepped down from his Heavenly Throne, and Selflessly DIED FOR US- so that Believers would spend ETERNITY with HIM. Now- IF you subscribe to this- you WILL Naturally want to SHARE it. ALL HE requires is that you LOVE your neighbor and keep HIS Commandments. But- if you TRULY BELIEVE…you WANT to do MORE,which is were the ACTS come into play.The ‘judgement’ that you outlined is HIS job-NOT the believers. And the FOCUS on Judgementalism and Hypocrisy are satans Favorite tools YOU appear to be well read into this- DON’T FALL for satan’s LIES. Make your OWN effort- NOT to disprove, but to have FAITH…We could USE your voice, and will see yo in HEAVEN…G-D BLESS !!!

          • Michelle Erb

            John, your words remind me of the new Pope. Which is a compliment.

            There is so much that could be accomplished if people stopped judging everyone else and trying to forcefully impose their beliefs upon them. If each would just live their own lives according to their own beliefs while doing what they could to help others in practical ways, the results would be incredible..

          • Diane Cherechinsky

            This is how I do live my life.I was raised a catholic,changed my religion when I married my husband. Now I am a Christian. I do not impose my beliefs on others.Live a simple life,surround myself with good people and try to do good unto others. My reward is to be with the Lord at the end of my life.

          • Robyn

            That’s OK, I’ll be a terrible person
            and impose my views on you.

            – Be an individual.
            – Think for yourself.
            – Don’t let other tell you what to believe.

            Ugh! I need to stop myself right now,
            before I decide to open my own church.

            “The Temple of the One Way of Right Thinking
            and All of the Rest of You are Going to Burn
            in Hellfire Forever, Incorporated.”

            (That really would be a fate worse than death.)

          • lynn

            You have issues with being respectful of others beliefs. Your also coming off as some who only hears their own voice. If god is really then we are nobody to question his way of thinking. Iv studied several religions and im aware ever doctrine is flawed. ..but when I read revelations and seeing how the government is coming into a one world market. XCHIP implants (by the way the X in greek means Christ. ..like Xmas) but you still don’t see the connections? ??? You’re going out of your way to not believe because you don’t want to conform. ..if I was god I would not want to spend eternity with people that don’t seek me. God is not an all loving God. He has a wrath! He will turn stubborn people over for choosing to believe a lie.

          • Robyn

            The Son of G-D?
            Gina Davis’s son died?
            Do she and Jeff Goldblum know?

        • Robyn

          >> There’s too many accounts of the afterlife
          >> and meeting God in heaven.

          So, the dead people are just clogging up the NY Times Bestseller’s List with their personal “What God is Really Like” kiss and tell books?

          Darn, why can’t I ever find these books?

          Instead I find the “personal revelations” of a bunch of skeazy self appointed preachermen who, in between diddling little boys, tell me that they can show me the path to eternal bliss in return for my personal check. Just make sure to include more zeros than the Luftwaffe in the amount.

        • Michelle Erb

          If you are going to decide based on personal accounts, the “evidence” of reincarnation is far more compelling.

    • Robyn

      “It should be on everyone’s mine”?
      I think you meant to say
      “It should be on everyone’s mime”

      Hallelujah! All praise Marcel Marceau!

  • Michael Cummings

    Amen it’s good to see proper thanksgiving in people who will use an opportunity to express themselves unscripted. Constantly beaten down I often forget to praise & The Lord people often watching where I find my joy to take or destroy it but such religions are not Christianity. Amen again!

  • David

    I like Mark’s movies … especially the Action Movies.

  • Robyn

    You really think God has time for you, Wahlberg?
    When he has so many football games he has to fix.

  • Samuel Stein

    God bless Mark Wahlberg and his family. Happy Easter, Mark!

  • Moviesforlife

    A good Christian doesn’t beat up people because of their skin color and race. Go f*** yourself Marky Mark.

    • VL123

      You need to stop watching movies fool… good Christian don’t swear either.

      • Moviesforlife

        Tell that to Marky, you fool.

    • lynn

      You’re stupid. ..Mark gives millions to help intercity kids and that’s covers a lot of different races. Christians are not doormats… Mark is primexample on being a good man in Hollywood. He’s not into little14yr old girls like the rest of trashy Hollywood. Not a druggie. He’s a family man. Who cares he’s not perfect…no one is

  • VL123

    And I love Bristol Palin. I’d marry her if I could. I’d live in Alaska if I had to…lol