reply to post by Shoomoo
more of the lies perpetuated to turn people away from God, that He is going to throw most people into the pit of hell blah blah blah
I don't buy it, and let me tell you why. it's quite simple.
the saints will be those who overcome and endure to the end, who fight against evil, who perfect their characters as much as humanly
they will be here after what is called the Day of the Lord, when Christ returns to put a stop to those who are destroying the earth
(oh, and many of the saints are from other worlds... as the elect are gathered from all the worlds, not just ours)
anyways, after that point all will know that Christ IS Lord. and there will be 1000 year reign, where the saints will help to teach the real truth,
how we are to live, etc.
so... who are the people that the saints will be teaching and ruling over?
all those who are not saints, who were perhaps believers in Christ but not overcomers... those who heard the word but were deceived, many even by the
churches... who were good in their hearts but had not really become Christians.
this is a belief mind you... I can't really claim to know. but it makes sense that SOMEONE must be here for the saints to teach. and then at the
end of the 1000 years, evil is loosed once again on the world, i.e. Lucifer, to see if those here really have learned their lessons
then the white throne judgment happens, and those who remained unrepentant, who allowed themselves once more to be deceived, those souls are destroyed
in the lake of fire, whatever that really is
soooo.... I don't claim to have all the answers. heck, I don't even have all the questions!
but I am no fool, I am actually quite logical and scientifically minded, and I've run the gamut from Christianity to aetheism to agnosticism, to
searching through Buddhism etc., back finally to being a Christian... and I see that the world around me is going exactly as the Bible predicted.
whatever those writings were originally based on, there is truth there, and you have to be blind not to see it.
oh, and I'm not a X-tian by the way, I'm not a believer in X
. I'm a believer in Christ, a Christian... if you want to use the X for X-mas,
that's fine with me, because that's a pagan following anyways. just don't apply the X to me please