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In the New Testament, it is described as the place or state of punishment after death or last judgment for those who have rejected Jesus
John 5:24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.
(1) Everyone will exist eternally either in heaven or hell (Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28; Revelation 20:14,15).
You're right it was written by many different people and it took many years to write.
wasnt the bible written by humans?? i dont think it just dropped out of the sky did it??
Maybe Jesus never even existed. But I agree the church was extremely corrupt and definitely manipulated religion in their favor just like you said.
maybe what jesus taught was different, and the church kind off manipulated his teachings in their favour....
I feel the same way.
i really cant understand the point of religion
I disagree, I don't think there's a need for a creator.
god exists im sure but nothing like weve imagined.
Great point, god gets all of the attention and all of the praise, but what the hell does he do? He sat back during the Holocaust, he sat back during all of the genocides throughout history for that matter, but he gets praised. He lets innocent children get kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered. Prayers to save terminally ill kids go unanswered, but he gets praised. God doesn't work two jobs and put food on the table, so I really don't understand why people pray to him.
to some extent we are also gods. we take care of our families, provide them unconditional love and support, punish them for any mistakes. etc etc..isnt that what most religions say god does?? the difference being we dont ask to be worshipped, although an occasional gift would be fine
Originally posted by TupacShakur
Being punished for following the wrong religion is unfair and no logical, understanding, just God would do such a thing- There are dozens of religions out there, so how can a God punish me for not choosing the right one? According to most religions it's a matter of faith and believing that theirs is the correct one, so how am I supposed to know which one is correct? Some pastor tells me Christianity is correct, so should I just take his word and spend the rest of my life following the teachings of a book? Should I base my religion off of what the other people around me believe? Which religion I believe is the most beneficial to humanity? Which religion has the most followers worldwide? There's no way to know which is the right one, so you could be setting yourself up for hell in the afterlife right now by following the wrong religion, even if you believe it to be the right one.