posted on May, 9 2011 @ 01:23 AM
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
reply to post by SonicInfinity
I'll go give him a hug. No, seriously. Also, I'd ask to meditate with him sometime or another.
This version of Christianity doesn't seem so bad, they say those individuals who are not saved do not burn in eternal hellfire, but simply cease to
I've had a personal struggle with this for the past few years. One side of my family is mainly Jehova's Witnesses and that's what they believe.
The problem for me is that I ended up losing a fear of God. If my punishment for sin was death and death alone, I have no fear of this punishment. Of
course I would do anything I could to live but it's an inevitability. They're saying once you die, it's over unless God's memory of you is
ressurected. I do not believe another man can carry out the punishment of the Father and it is abundantly clear that ALL will be ressurected, not just
those that loved Him.
Honestly, if I were to die and fade to black, would I care to even continue living? Nope, and it just remains that way for me forever since I don't
exist. With that logic, then why even take a chance and live the life you know you'll have the way you want to.
I know many will strongly dissagree with what i'm saying here, but if you were to find yourself thrown in the lake of fire, there will be no questions
and they would know exactly why it is being done.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
"The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death."
If I know my only punishment is to die like I will already, why fear? Remember, we fear because we know we have done wrong and hated in our hearts.
Perfect love casts out fear because fear has to do with judgement.
*edit* God will judge accordingly and perfectly, no one will recieve anything they don't deserve besides those saved through Jesus. I don't know what
the punishment will be like but I know I deserve the worst. I try and not focus on that anymore because I should be concerned about living my life
through and for God (Love), it really shouldn't matter what the punishment will be. That's how I reason that anyway.
edit on 9-5-2011 by Artanis667 because: Felt it was needed