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I was brought up in a Christian household but of late have hit some pretty big hurdles.
I know I'll be able to find answers trawling through the forums but thought this would be the most efficient to deal with my questions.
My key questions are:
As Christians our belief is that believers in Christ and the bible will go to heaven and non-believers will be cast into hell for eternal damnation. Eternal damnation = much worse than torture or pain...How can we reconcile that we have a kind and loving God when he is willing to cast the majority of humanity into ETERNAL DAMNATION? Someone could live a righteous and perfect life without having the opportunity to learn about Christ and suffer eternal damnation whereas someone who has sinned...
Generationally (is that a word?) speaking, it has been exactly 2 days since our Beloved was crucified. As it is repeatedly written, and the third day, He shall rise again. Is our Lord about to rise again, to begin the 3rd day?
Moreover, generationally speaking, our generation (2017) is exactly 6 days out from Adam's creation. Is the 7th day, the millennial day, about to begin?
Any thoughts are appreciated. Bless this forum.
It is common practice for the dead in purgatory to obtain indulgence from God through the Catholic Church for remission of their sins (CCC X. Indulgences). This practice seems to come from 2 Maccabees 12:38-46.
These indulgences are limited to those who die in the communion of saints (the faithful).
I take this practice one step further. I believe that we can offer up our own good works for the atonement of the dead in hell. Nowhere in Maccabees does it say that atonement is limited to the dead in “purgatory.”
God’s love is greater than the Catholic Church teaches.
Matthew 5:44. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
God’s love is true and pure and is not limited to the faithful.
Here are my views...
Receive the Holy Ghost and the immediate outward evidence speaking in tongues as the spirit gives direct undefileable contact with GOD !
Just as in the beginning ..Acts 2v4.. included Mary the mother of Jesus....
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (MUST)
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth....according to the word, to pray in the Spirit :
1Co 14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
1Co 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
Ac 2:38 Then Peter said unto them,...
This may sound like I'm asking "which is the most important leg on a stool?" or "which is the most important wheel on a car?" And this may be the case.
But I actually do think that there is one discipline that takes primacy over all the rest. There is one discipline that if it's missing from your life will negatively affect all the other disciplines and negatively affect your growth in Christ. I'll name it in the spoiler below, but before you look at my answer I'd like to hear your answer and your rationale.
so I caught my 20 year old brother watching porn. I didn't see him watching it but when I opened his door, it was pretty obvious what he was doing. hes my bestfriend. and we are very close. I am 21 by the way. anyways, I come from a very religious house hold. I'm a Pentecostal Christian. we go to church and I know God hates porn and masturbation. I just feel awful that he does it. it can affect his relationship with his future wife or kids. and I just know its not good to do. I feel deeply hurt by this. and when I talked to someone about it, they didn't understand why I felt so bad. they said watching porn is normal.. we clearly don't see things the same way. anyways I have big problems myself because I do it too. I always feel guilty...
The reason why the prophecies in Daniel are still a mystery to some, is because too much false doctrine is propagated thru the media by too many false teachers. The book of Daniel clearly proves that all the horns in his prophecies are kings/men. It is man that is distorting the Word. The true interpretation of the prophecies in Daniel can only be understood by following the instructions given, and this is the true interpretation after acknowledging the horns are men:
Dan 2:36-44 first establishes the fact that the 4 kingdoms in Dan. 2 are the same 4 kingdoms in Dan 7. Verse 44 establishes the fact that the Kingdom of Christ would be set up during the reign of the 4th beast's kingdom.
Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the...
Note: Matthew 24 text will be in (red), all other scriptures in (purple).
After nearly 2000 years, Christ’s Olivet Discourse still remains a hotly debated subject among biblical scholars, not only because of the controversial rapture and/or second coming issue, but also because many scholars surprisingly contend that it has already been fulfilled. My interpretation differs widely from most Eschatology scholar’s, mainly because the vast majority of them have reached their conclusions without studying the entire text. To be clear, most scholars do not include Matthew 25, probably because they are either intimidated by Christ’s parables, cannot reconcile them with their beliefs about Matthew 24 or maybe they don’t believe the parables...
I really want to get baptised but I'm not sure if I should. I was christened as a child but this was not a choice. I never gave my life to Jesus and didn't practice my faith. Now that I am older I have given my life to God and want to be baptised. Is this wrong because I may be implying that my acceptance into the church as a child wasn't enough?
Please help. All advice is greatly appreciated.