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No other time in the world where the Word of God with its message of the “good news of the Kingdom” has not been heard worldwide.
They are composite signs that belong to a specific / particular time; that is, you will see all of them happening during that time period – worldwide. Just like a fingerprint is unique to an individual, they cannot be mistaken to identify that time period.
What a load of rubbish. You mean that you are perfectly okay with the idea that your God will punish people for the simple acts the Bible says they will go to Hell for? It doesn't bother you that the cowardly, all liars, and magicians will be sent to an infinite hell for a finite list of sins? The idea of eternal punishment for only one life time of sin is one of the most easily identifiable pieces of BS in the Bible, its absurd and an insult to the intelligence of every thinking being. If God is even half as merciful as a human being he would be incapable of the injustices described in Revelation and elsewhere in the Bible.
btw, I can't help but notice this (and I don't' fault you on this as the “churches” are the ones responsible for spreading it)
People getting cursed to a pit of eternal hellfire for lying, being a magician, being a coward (revelation 21:8).
The Bible does not teach that such a literal placed called “eternal hellfire” exist– actually what it said is “the lake that burns with fire and sulfur” which is symbolic, that is, it simply means – “second death” - no resurrection - and no, people are not as you say ‘curse’ or as some say ‘tortured’.
hint – compare this with the actual place called Gehena or Gehenom.
Check these scriptures if you want to know:
Jehovah God did not create such a place; it didn’t even come up in his heart - Jer. 7:31,
Man is a soul – Gen 2:7, since man is a soul thus the soul (man) dies Ezek. 18:4.
If one sins he will simply die (not be tortured) – Rom 6:23 Thus no such thing as an ‘immortal soul’ but will await resurrection -John 5:28, 29.
Here's where it came from: more available on line.
In ancient Babylonian and Assyrian beliefs the “nether world . . . is pictured as a place full of horrors, and is presided over by gods and demons of great strength and fierceness.” (The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria, Boston, 1898, Morris Jastrow, Jr., p. 581)
Early evidence of the fiery aspect of Christendom’s hell is found in the religion of ancient Egypt. (The Book of the Dead, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1960,...
The 'word of God' was forced onto many. The powers made sure that the writings that were a threat to their power and leadership over the people, were done away with. …
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
OH WAIT>....I forgot one....NOW I KNOW WHY I AM NOT SEEING THE SIGNS, it was right there in the book of all places, imagine that....
People will not believe the signs (2 Peter 3:3-4, Matthew 16:1-4)
Titen/Leo - once again you failed to provide proof of a a time period when ALL of the 'signs' mentioned in the prophecy were/are happening.
it's easy to say 'fail' to an argument but if you cant back it up
Do you really believe that such place exist?
Just because the ‘churches’ teach it does not mean that the Bible teach it.
It is the ‘churches’ that transformed the traditions of men into ‘a’ “word of God”.
Imagine the lies this created to portray a loving God into a monster.
On the logic side – the “eternal torment – hellfire” doctrine does not make sense.
would you punish your child who committed a mistake (sin) by grabbing his hand and placing it on a hot stove?
I hope you are not joking because it is a serious matter playing jokes with the Word of God.
Leo - I hope you are not joking because it is a serious matter playing jokes with the Word of God.
This is the problem I see with those who take the bible literally.
The answer is the writers themselves admitted that what they wrote was “inspired by God”
the letter actually belongs to the businessman because the thoughts were his.
the 66 books are in harmony with each other – as if ONE Book.
they will automatically assume/declare that the Bible contradicts itself.
Originally posted by edmc^2
reply to post by LeoVirgo
Interesting point of view Leo, but i have a quick question for you.
Do you faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? If you do, where do you based it from?
Do you believe his words? That his words is the Truth!