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Churches in the U.S. are preparing to read sections of the Torah on Sunday, August 13, in a show of solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people. The move is a response to an initiative by a group of churches that read from the Muslim Koran during their services on Sunday, June 26. According to the Faith Shared project, which initiated the Koran reading, 66 churches from 32 states joined that effort.
Originally posted by Amassuo
Oh yeah you prefer the murder of innocent children over a different god? i support this 100% this will eventually show who the real evil is once most of us are together.
Originally posted by coolnet12see
reply to post by ManOfGod267
I must say i am not too familiar with the Torah. So the jews don't believe in hell?
Why is there no hell? Because God is a LOVING God, a loving parent. And just as a parent when they need to punish a child limit the punish, so too does God limit the punishment. The idea of Gehenna is a LIMITED time in which the soul is confronted with its unrepented sins from life. It feels shame, like fire burning it, for these sins. The more sins, the longer the time and the more the "fires of burning" (shame) are felt. We are taught that the longest that this lasts for is twelve months- we say Kadish (the memorial prayer for the dead) daily for 11 months to help the soul (the merit of the living descendants help the dead- thus many people undertake to do good deads in the name of the deceased)- but we limit it to 11 months since we do not want to imply that anyone is so evil that they would merit to have to be punished for longer than that. The closest to an eternal punishment is the punishment of kares (spiritual excission) which is stated for specific transgressions (amongst them murder, incest, idoltary, sodomy). This means the soul is eternally cut off from entering the world to come and God's presence, and feels its shame without end.