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But there is NO religion that gets one to heaven, it is whether or not you have a personal relationship with the savior. Anyone who has the idea that their respective "relifion" will appease God enough to grant them entrance into heaven is gravely mistaken. No amount of good works gets a man to heaven, salvation is a free gift, rewards can be won and lost with works, but salvation is through faih ALONE. (So that no man may boast.)
Originally posted by jinx880101
reply to post by Tinman67
I agree with you 100% on that thought. I have had that same thought wander around my mind a couple of times but it made me dizzy.
You make such a good point.
I just feel that there are way too many religions and beliefs to know which one is right.
Living in constant fear that you are going to the wrong church, or that you might go to hell because you sent away the Jehovah's Witness that knocked on your door...thinking he might be right.
It's just no way to live.
My motto, treat others as you would like to be treated. You know what is right and what is wrong.
You have a concience, listen to it.
Originally posted by jinx880101
reply to post by NOTurTypical
I don't know enough about everything and every religion to make that type of decision yet. I believe there is a divine being, I do not know it's name or it's teachings. For I know the bible could be the great deception...
My point is, I do not know and probably won't for a long time. I have alot to learn before I can be sure and comfortable with the choice I will make.
I could even pass away before then, Then I'm probably screwed. But rather that than make a quick choice based on fear.
30 Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
26For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward].
27[There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful and fearful prospect and expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath and indignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God]......
29How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?
18 When Jesus came near, he spoke to them. He said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 So wherever you go, make disciples of all nations: Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach them to do everything I have commanded you. "And remember that I am always with you until the end of time."
Originally posted by slymattb
Personal I think you can blasphemy against the holy spirit and it is unforgivable. But here what I don't understand how is it forgivable to cuss in God's name or say hateful words toward God and it be forgivable but saying something bad toward the spirit isn't???