Originally posted by Nygdan
Originally posted by managerie
In biology, it has become known that the key to slow aging is to slow the degradation rate of telomeres in cells.
Theres quite a bit more to aging, but telomeres are thought to be involved yes.
I believe that God set the body chemistry after Noah and the flood to be 120 years by increasing the rate of telomere degradation in cells to
calibrate to that time period.
Uhm, why do you beleive this? Why would god perform such an unecessary miracle? Why wouldn't he just make people live longer, or have their cells
divide even if the telomeres are too short?
Answer: I think, but am not completely sure, that God chose this mechanism, at least, to cause people to live shorter lives (max 120 years).
Recall that I mentioned the flood of Noah. God is Holy and Just and He Himself said that the cumulative sin of mankind got to the point where He
decided to destroy all mankind except Noah and his family. Likewise, as a remedy for this cumulative sin being so great, He shortened man's
lifespan so He would not be able to sin so grievously for so many years.
Ultimately, those who do not accept God gift of grace through Jesus Christ's sacrifice will be judged under the law for what they have done
in this life. To lessen their punishment in eternity, God shortened people's lives as a way to make less the punishment for those who would reject
Thats completely ridiculous. You actually beleive that? I applaud you, thats great. To clarify something tho, if one doesn't accept jesus but has
been good, then its all good for them? What do you mean by lessening their punishment in eternity? You are saying there's not-so-bad-really
portions of hell?
Answer: I know some will think what I have said is ridiculous. That's OK.
To think though that anyone in this world can be "good enough" is to drastically understate how Holy God really is. NONE of us are fit to be in
His sight, to be near Him in our sin state. The new covenant (deal/contract) that God made with mankind was that man would ask for the grace of God
that is given through Jesus Christ' sacrifice. The Old testament clearly says that God says that there would be no forgiveness of sin without the
shedding of blood.
When Jesus came as a sinless man, He was the one-for-all sacrifice that would be credited to our accounts (as in accountable to God) to cover all of
our sin and rebellion against God in this life) if we asked for that gift of God.
He is Holy and Just and yet still caring about those to hate Him and reject Him.
You said people who don't accept jesus are judged, not those who hate him. So people who have never heard about him are being punished.
Answer: All people who do not accept Jesus sacrifice for their sins and accept the Holy Spirit as a marker on their spirits will still be left in
before God at the Great White Throne Judgement that occurs after Jesus 100 year reign on earth that is still in the future. Also, there is an age of
accountability, children and babies younger than a certain age (I don't know that age) do go to heaven upon their death since they were too young to
have any understanding of good/evil, right/wrong. Unfortunately, that means for some mothers in this world that they will see the child they
aborted in this life who ask them why they were killed.
God says that He holds each person accountable for their exposure to God and their ability to understand the message of Jesus. Jesus' plan for His
return isn't sooner than it is (I don't know the date) because He is waiting for the church to reach all of the tribes and nations in the world. He
makes it clear that when He returns to judge as the One who can look into each person's soul, there will be NO ONE with an excuse for rejecting
There are actually different areas of hell. I don't recall this specifically in the Bible, but modern prophets who I know receive word from the
Lord that has been verified by surrounding people have described different areas they received in horrifying visions. The best secular book that
describes some of this is Dante's Inferno (probably not specifically accurate, but conceptually close).
The Bible is clear that no one is "good" or "good enough" on their own to meet the standards of perfection required by God Himself (Romans
We are saved from the judgement only by our faith in Jesus sacrifice to pay our debts for our own sin.
Humanism as a belief system wants to believe that men are good inside.
Since to many of them, there is no good and no evil. If we all sit down and talk, we can understand and agree and war is NEVER necessary. The UN
provides such a forum to discuss and resolve such issues, doesn't it?
The United Nations represented the best that humanistic philosophies about the goodness of people's hearts had to offer. The UN was supposed to
present a forum for all countries to understand each other. If all men are good and there is no absolute evil, then simply talking it all out would
Except, we now find out that the UN's major players on the Security
Council were taking kickbacks in the BILLIONS!!! From Hussein and would
never have voted for war no matter what. The best that humanists had
to offer in discussion has been found to be hopelessly corrupt. Wishing people to be good at the core does not make that so.
There never has been a world organization that offers a utopian forum
to resolve such issues and there never will be.
I think that most people, including myself, daily underestimate what it means to be in the presence of the omnipotent God the Father. God told Moses
that no man can look on Him and live.
Some will think all of this is ridiculous, of course. But, I am committed to writing what I have come to know and have experienced.