Originally posted by BSFC123
You do actually have some good points in your OP, even when I usually are not very keen on "religious" postings.
But you make a mistake (in my opinion) centering your entire belief around the concept of SIN. I read that a few times throughout your post.
It is my firm opinion that sin (or at least MOST of what we say is a "sin") are man-made concepts, as are concepts such as "good" or "evil". I
know this might be very hard to understand, but I hope you will one day.
God has better things to do than judging Man for their "sins". Sorry, God (or whatever creator, if there is one) is better than that.
*** The "truth" is NOT about sin and it's NOT about judgement.
If you reduce your belief to be only about sin and the punishment for sin, you are limiting yourself and your entire religion!
God does not punish and he does (imho) not judge.
Life is given as a learning experience, and "sin" will always be a part of it. Why? BECAUSE WE ARE JUST HUMANS. Sin, in this life, serves the
purpose to teach us something. We cannot EXIST without sin in one form of the other. God knows that. Ask yourself WHAT the purpose of life is and how
"sin" could play a role with having a *very specific purpose* which ULTIMATELY will help us grow. (Yes, think about this!)
"The End Is Near".
it is entirely irrelevant. People preach about "the end" , "rapture" or whatever since Millennia. Its irrelevant and nothing but a
misinterpretation, if not an outright lie.
Because "the end" is ALWAYS near. Everyone's life can end at any time. People, animals, plants, nothing is forever. We are born and there will be
an end. For some sooner, for some later. Whether there is a set date for a rapture, what does it matter? What matters is ONLY what you have learned in
Everyone will find out "the truth" at some point anyway, everyone will have their own "judgement day". (Of course the term "judgement" is
misleading because there wont be a judgement, I just used the word so you know what I mean.)
Why would there be a need for a tribulation if anyone will die anyway at some point? Are the millions who die EVERY DAY in wars, due to illnesses,
accidents or simply die due to age not enough? Life Death. Without death there is no life, Life is finite. On a cosmic scale maybe irrelevant,
ridiculous short even. In the time a planet is born and might die later...billions of people will have been born and died again. Because this is what
life is. And this is why there will not be a tribulation, its entirely not necessary.
The concept of "God's punishment" is a kindergarten-level idea. God has no interest in punishing. He has an interest that we LEARN something, to be
ready for "the truth" in the afterlife, for a reality beyond this physical existence. We do not learn from punishment. The learning must come from
The concept of sin and judgement is a lie, a distortion of the REAL message behind many religions.