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It's interesting how many views there are on evil. Buddhists believe evil and good are like two sides of one coin, Hindus believe that evil is simply the karmic balance doling out the consequences of our actions, Satanists seem to hold a position similar to that of Buddhism, and Christians postulate that good and evil are polar opposite, easily distinguished, and invariably angled in service to one cause or another.
Thoughts?edit on 29-1-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
What is the tipping point? & who defines what a sin is?
How much of these sins do you have to do to become irredeemably evil and destined for hell? I can look at the seven deadly sins (by the way, hate isn't one of them) and seem them in just about anyone I meet.
Also, what about things like racism (promoted in the bible with the whole "God's chosen people thing"), slavery (also in the bible),
drug use (they drink wine in the bible)
Suicide is supposed to be the ultimate sin, again what is the moral wrongness of this act?
None of this makes sense.
Believers in Christ get instant passes? Hitler was a believer in Christ, he is in Heaven?
....And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved."
"For God so loved the world that He gave His uniquely born Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but will have eternal life."
Jesus is God. God knows how is with him and who isn't. If we go with the Book of Revelation, everyone left on earth at that time has either chosen to go with the Beast or not. Those who have not will either be dead at the Beast's order or a hunted remnant. Things are going to be pretty will divided up, either with Him or against Him.
I have told you, and you do not believe. The works I am doing in My Father’s name tell the truth about Me. You do not listen; you lack faith because you are not My sheep. My sheep respond as they hear My voice; I know them intimately, and they follow Me. I give them a life that is unceasing, and death will not have the last word. Nothing or no one can steal them from My hand. My Father has given the flock to Me, and He is superior to all beings and things. No one is powerful enough to snatch the flock from My Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.
I also think putting your family above all others counts as well.
When someone dies and you grieve for them, you are not really grieving for them, but for your hurt and loss.