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If they were taught of God, they would stop teaching their Creator is
going to burn in a lake of fire billions of people. I know this, since I use
to follow many inconsistent doctrines of Fundamental Christianity.
Not one in a million actually believe the doctrines they teach on
spending eternity in a lake of fire. If they actually believed this
doctrine, they would spend almost all of their time seeking to
"win lost souls" to come to salvation.
This incongruity is due to the fact, their misconceptions are taught
by men, and not by God. Only truth can affect the heart. Only
truth is taught by God. Therefore their actions reflect within
their heart, that they do not, nor ever will accept a doctrine
that makes their God unjust.
To suppose that God would relegate someone who's only lived,
say 20 years, to spend time-without-end in a lake of burning,
would make the religionist deity a most unjust and egregious monster.
originally posted by: SouthernGift
What do you feel about the “new heaven, new earth” OP? is this a global, eternal event, or is it to each their own according to individual realities? Do you believe we will see/experience this entire creation. Destroyed once again, and have it start anew?
Thanks for some thought provoking reading people.
originally posted by: glend
The New Heaven and New Earth is what Cosmology calls a Parallel Universe. The Bible confirms their existence.
On top of that, a Human Being is capable of traveling to said Parallel Universe and safely returning to his own timeline.
We know this because John in the Book of Revelation was transported there and back...
"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter"
Basically, that image glend posted is the Beas
Jesus is often demoted to 'Ascended Master' which sounds really impressive to the profane, but to the Christian that's an insult and blasphemy.
From my point of view, what you and most posters here are doing is 'dumbing down' Scripture to make it more palatable to the masses.
I'm here to raise it a far as I possibly can. Someone else will come along one day and raise it even further.