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Your Questions on Christianity Answered

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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There are many out there who don't believe in God, and believe that there are contradictions in the Bible and so on. I would like to answer those questions to the best of my ability. Please post all your questions, and I will do my best in the next few days to answer them all.

Thanks ATS




posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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What do you think of other faiths or religions around the world? Basically I'm a convert to the Jewish faith and people. I studied and did everything else to become a Jew. In my view Judaism is the truth in my life. Have you ever studied about other faiths or Judaism or Islam? What do you think of these faiths?



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Thanks,
my question, -
if we are all the sons of god and jesus was the son of god, why is it that we can only reach the father though jesus? surley as gods children we also have the power to reach god on our own, rather then though jesus.
And isnt saying that the only way to god is though jesus, taking the glory way from the father ?



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Ouji is part a, the zodiac is part b.
what comes throgh is part c, run like heck



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Look at the bible's definition of love at 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 and tell me if this is an accurate picture of the God of the old testament.

NIV

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


Oh and if there is no record of wrongs how do we account for Hell?



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by ShakeNBake
I would like to answer those questions



Q. Does anyone actually believe this? Its a big joke, right?

.the belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree..."



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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What are your qualifications regarding the subject?
How long have you studied the contextual history of Christianity?
What do you know about the political structure of Rome between the years, say 80 BCE through 500 CE?

I have a few other questions, but I'll let those stand for now.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Hell was created for one thing and one thing only, to hold Lucifer and his followers.
besides hell is many things to different religions.
"Other traditions, which did not conceive of the afterlife as a place of punishment or reward, merely described it as an abode of the dead—a neutral place located under the surface of Earth (for example, see sheol and Hades)."
en.wikipedia.org...

EDIT: no problems, i await the OP answers too. sorry i jumped the gun.
to the post by taccj9903 immediately below mine, saves another random one line post in the thread by adding it here..

edit on 18-4-2011 by sprocket2cog because: added answer to taccj9903



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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Thanks for your answer, I would like to know the OPs reply.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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1. God is omnipotent meaning he know's everything past present and future.

2. Before God made the world he looked at the outcome and saw how many people would follow him at the end and how many would not.

3. He decided the numbers of those who would not was acceptable but instead of just dismissing something he created knowing would not follow him, because he made it that way, he decides to make his creation suffer for eternity.

4. God creates the world.

You must ask yourself why God decided on the number of people who would follow him and those that wouldn't. Saying we have free will is fine and correct but it doesn't dismiss the fact that God knew beforehand.

He could have made a world where everyone would follow him or none would or some would and he chose a certain number for whatever reason he had. If you don't think God knew than he isn't omnipotent which means he's not an all-knowing God.

If you believe he did know than he is responsible for creating something for the purpose of eternal suffering.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:59 PM
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What do you know of the non-canonical texts of early Christianity?
Are they any more or less Christian than the canonical texts? Why or why not?
What do you think about the transition of Christianity from a religion of self sacrificing martyrs to the later Christian movements? Is one side any more or less Christian?

Thanks, I await your reply.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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If Christianity is the one true religion, why is there so many flavors ? surely they cant all be right as they all have slightly different views.

oh and on a lighter note (no offence but..) shouldn't your title of the thread be.
"I want to shoot myself in the foot, can you please supply the gun and ammo"

sorry i couldn't help myself.. and if we cant joke at ourselves.


edit on 19-4-2011 by sprocket2cog because: spelling



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Thanks you guys for your questions. A very good friend of mine has studied the Bible and so far any clarification I need I always get from him. I will go over these questions with him tomorrow (hopefully if he isnt too busy) and will get them answered in an orderly manner. Thank you guys for the questions, there are some really good ones. Please check back with in the next few days for answers, and if any other Q's come up, feel free to post.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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Can you tell me what parts of the Bible were made up by men and what parts of the Bible are the real words of GOD? Is the story about Jesus in the Bible true if so what parts and did he live on after he woke from the dead and if he did, did he have a wife and kids here on earth where the Bible leaves off? Why are some people born rich and others poor some beautiful and others ugly, if I was a god that loved my creation I would have been fair and made everyone beautiful and made everyone able to become equally wise so why didn't our GOD? Can you tell me why God don't come down and talk to the people that pray for his help and pray to him asking for his guidance in there lives, I mean if GOD would just tell me what he wants me to do I would try my best at doing it for sure.
Thanks, o and are you just saying what you have learned from the Holy Bible that has been corrupted and changed by man?
I fergot about the whole book of Gineses If you would please start at the begining and cover the whole thing it would be really awesome
I would also like to know about EZEKIEL'S WHEELS and what he really seen???
Thanks
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by ShakeNBake
I would like to answer those questions



Q. Does anyone actually believe this? Its a big joke, right?

.the belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree..."


Lets here your take on existance. I bet it will make so much more sense ?

OP seems to be falling behind.
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Sprocket



sorry i couldn't help myself.. and if we cant joke at ourselves.


Ok when do we get to hear one about yourself?

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edit on 19-4-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:18 AM
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What do you think of the use of the interpretation of the bible throughout history to enact political expansion?

With regards to the above question, do you think that the expansion of Christianity is a good thing, despite the violence that it caused?



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:25 AM
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why would god create satan, cast him down, and then place man in the same world?

its like filling a pool, throwing a shark in and putting your baby in it.

keep in mind that god knew all of this was going to happen.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:57 AM
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Originally posted by ShakeNBake
There are many out there who don't believe in God, and believe that there are contradictions in the Bible and so on. I would like to answer those questions to the best of my ability. Please post all your questions, and I will do my best in the next few days to answer them all.

Thanks ATS


Catchy name


I for one would like to know why G*D kicked Adam and Eve out of
Eden and sentenced them and their offspring to death even though
they could not have "known" it was wrong to disobey him? They had
not eaten the fruit from the tree of knowledge when G*D told
them not to so the didn't "Know" it was wrong. G*D knew the
serpent lied and tricked Adam and Eve them into doing so! He punished
them anyway, that is extremely difficult for me to deal with.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 03:00 AM
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got another

if god knows all then did he know i was gonna become an atheist? if so then does he want me to burn in hell?



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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Originally posted by vjr1113
got another

if god knows all then did he know i was gonna become an atheist? if so then does he want me to burn in hell?


apparantly that is the big question..the only way out of this one for christians I think is to say that maybe God doesn't know what you'll do but he wouldn't really be a God then but like a powerful wizard or something.

The standard line they will reply with is that, well, you don't know and have free will but that is dismissing the point that God knows and yet still created you.

Personally, even though I wrestle with this, I believe that maybe we don't understand or know the whole reasoning. We surely can't expect to be on the same intellectual level as God so that's how I get over this issue.

That's what faith is I imagine. Looking beyond questions there are no good answers too.



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