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Originally posted by Blueracer
reply to post by Discotech
Because not everybody is going to Heaven. Do you think that Adolf Hitler, John Wayne Gacy, and Eileen Wuernos are going to heaven? Probably not.
Only 144,000 are going to Heaven anyway.
Many more people are supposedly going to be resurrected on a paradise Earth.
I won't get out the bible right now and look up chapter and verse because whenever religion is brought up it turns into a pissing contest because certain people let there ignorance be the standard by which they cling to no matter what.
And I don't want to argue. I said my piece. Believe what you will. Take care.
Originally posted by Discotech
Then why do we work so damn hard to keep people alive longer ?
There's plenty of stories in the bible of Jesus healing people to keep them alive longer, yet if heaven is such a wonderful place why does he do this ?
Surely quality and longevity of life should not matter if we're going to heaven which is apparantly a wonderful place to be ?
I mean the world we're in now is only the waiting for that better place so why do we fear death so much and try everything possible to prevent people from going there ?
These are they which were not defiled with women;for they are virgins.These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.These were redeemed from among men,being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Originally posted by Supercertari
reply to post by doctorex
I'm afraid you're simply wrong. Particular judgement of the individual is referred to by Christ himself in the story of Lazarus and the just poor man (where He also covers "hell") , Luke 16: 20-21,
and from the Cross, Luke 23:43.
St Paul in 2Corinthians 5:8 says "Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord." and Philippians 1:23 "I am caught between the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ, (for) that is far better."
As a mainstream Christian I am happy to relate that these issues are readily addressed, in fact if you look at the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 12, paras 1021-1041 you will see a summary of the Church's teaching on these matters with extensive quotations from scripture and tradition.
Catechism of the Catholic Church