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reply to post by BIHOTZ
The new humanity will form out of pure consciousness and establish itself in a region of earth not habited by the remnants of mankind. Why will higher dimensional beings live alongside others who are not? Well I think they will be transitioning the planet into a higher vibrational field and so have a cross road form until those who live within this realm die and slowly are reborn into the new reality.
Originally posted by DISRAELI
There are no people outside the City.
The way to take the last couple of chapters of Revelation is to understand that "the City" is now everything there is.
So "outside the City" = "non-existent".
Evildoers cannot be continuing to live "outside the City", because they have already been "thrown into the lake of fire" in ch20- which is another way of saying that they have ceased to exist.
The inhabitants of the City are those "whose names have been written in the book of life".
Those who are "allowed to enter the city" are not a different group- they are the inhabitants again. "Entering the City" just means becoming part of it. We are not meant to understand that they are living outside and going in and out.
For the last two chapters of Revelation, there is only one place - the City- where people are living, and only one group of people living there.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Originally posted by Seede
Whatever the truth is, why is Christianity so divided and how can people get on the same page (so to speak)?
Just turn to the last page of the Bible, and have mercy on all the stupid Christians who are afraid to do that (waiting first for all the death and destruction to reign down upon us all).
edit on 18-8-2012 by NewAgeMan because: typo
TextThere are no people outside the City. The way to take the last couple of chapters of Revelation is to understand that "the City" is now everything there is. So "outside the City" = "non-existent".
reply to post by tracehd1
You made sure to point out that you were using a Kjv 1611. What I've been taught is that no man can " change " the bible...we're not suppose to, but I'm sure some have.
Originally posted by Deetermined
Those who keep God's commandments through the Millennium will be the ones who enter into the gates of the New Jerusalem.
edit on 16-8-2012 by Deetermined because: (no reason given)
reply to post by blockhead
What happens to the rest of us before the millennium since none of us can keep God's commandments perfectly?
Originally posted by Seede
Is there a conspiracy here in the Christian clergy? Why would the churches not want to tell the people all about the new heaven and new earth that is promised in their scriptures? Would it be because those who are in power do not understand or is it that they do not want you to know the truth? What do you think?
Investopedia explains 'Last Will And Testament'
A legal document that communicates a person's final wishes, as pertaining to possessions and dependents. A person's last will and testament will outline what to do with possessions, whether they are being left to another person, group or donated to charity, and what will happen to other things for which they are responsible, such as custody of dependents and accounts and interests management.
RELIGION HAS BLINDED YOU FROM KNOWING THE TRUTH!!!! The lawyers on earth didn't tell you, you have a LEGAL INHERITANCE, did they???
A will is written while a person is alive and carried out once they've passed away. In the will, a still-living person is named as the executor of the estate, and that person is responsible for administering the estate and is usually supervised by the probate court to ensure that what is specified in the will is carried out.
Very well, you have the whole Bible programmed. But do you know that it's actually true? Oh, that's right they claim it's the word of "God". Nobody has ever seen him. So he is kind of like a ghost writer?
Originally posted by WonderBoi
Let me just say this: God gave man the ability to write, to speak, to hear, and to think freely.
reply to post by ThinkingHuman
Text Seede, as you know already I view things from a different perspective than you do. But here you are asking about a conspiracy of the clergy. Put yourself in their shoes. Whatever companies or branch of government you work for you try to do a good job for your employer, he feeds you, he rewards you, etc. Why would you expect anything different from people 2000 years ago? The employer of the clergy was the Church and they had a lot of power.
Hello Seede, if I read correctly you are my senior and I tip my hat to you. I agree with everything you say, with one little nuance, it is not shown very plainly, it is rather hidden and on purpose so. NWT 1Cor 15:51 tells us the 'sacred secret, that we shall not all fall asleep in death but we shall all be changed' (in substance as you said). NIV uses the word 'mystery' which makes it more ambiguous.
Originally posted by Seede
Most people do not take or have the time to study Christian theology but that is why we have clergy. That is their job just as you have pointed out. Then the masses are at the mercy of the clergy are they not? The scriptures of the NT show all of this very plainly and yet most all clergy are silent. People die every day and yet in almost all funerals there is no mention of the substance change or even what happens to that soul that once was alive. Almost as though it is our secret and you are not to know what we know. Something is very wrong in our churches.