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Sorry about getting you upset.
I never said I have all the answers,. . .
They all seem to be saying the same thing.
Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by HolyandClean
After a person's spirit and soul leaves their former earthly body...they go to one of 2 places...either they ascend to Heaven or they are cast into the outer darkness of nothingness. This is the truth.
Originally posted by jmdewey60
reply to post by JeshurunAndronicus
Here is a good example of why a certain cult of so-called Christians love the King James Bible.
25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
Here is the literal translation from the Hebrew:
"has become the land have brought punishment and out the land inhabitants."
You could possibly turn it around to where the land itself makes its inhabitants evil.
Thinking you have all the answers because of a particular book is what Jesus was against when he was on Earth.
One of Wycliffe’s followers, John Hus, actively promoted Wycliffe’s ideas: that people should be permitted to read the Bible in their own language, and they should oppose the tyranny of the Roman church that threatened anyone possessing a non-Latin Bible with execution.
Almost exactly 100 years later, in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses of Contention (a list of 95 issues of heretical theology and crimes of the Roman Catholic Church) into the church door at Wittenberg. The prophecy of Hus had come true!
I used to be an atheist and one of my biggest angers against religion (Christianity specifically) was that it condemned nonbelievers for simply not believing.I try to resolve this issue as best the scriptures may present but what I feel God has established that is final and my own personal views are irrelevant.
May God bless you in your search for truth, kind sir
"The world is only going to get worse but God will give you new light for that day."
You should watch the video I embedded into my post on Christians: You know who you are praying to? Not who you think, page 4.
condemned nonbelievers for simply not believing. . .
Because the truth will make you free, duh!
I won't back down but it is fully my decision to believe such and doesn't exactly represent the Christian Community at large.