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I've only VERY recently accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. And, to be honest, I really don't want to celebrate these holidays, but I don't actually even know if I have to or not
I kinda just want to follow the same standards that any Christian would. Does being born Jewish mean that I have to obey a different set of rules? Because I really, really don't want to observe these holidays.
I have been thinking about this for some time and would love everyone's feedback. All the pictures of Jesus I have seen painted always portray him as a 33 year old, and I believe this is incorrect.
Science tells me that it takes 7 years for every cell in the body to be replaced. In the first 3 cycles of 7 years we see the transformation of a infant to child; child to teen, and teen to adult. After 21 the growth process ends and the 7 year cycles are to replace the cells.
I realized when...
Believers would prefer to have been initially created in heaven, since heaven is paradise and also they would be immediately in the presence of their Lord.
Come Judgment Day, all unbelievers will wish that they had initially been created in heaven instead of being tested on earth.
Jesus preferred to not die, as evidenced by his intense anguish in the garden shortly before his arrest. If humanity was initially created in heaven, Jesus wouldn't have had to die. If Jesus didn't have to...
I am finally delving further into eschatology. I consider myself a historic premillennialist as I didn't see a reason to divide the Second Coming into two stages.
However, I decided to examine let the pre-trib position objectively and fairly. I think the pre-trib people make lots of good points, but I'm still iffy about the rapture and the official Second Coming.
Does the verse below refute a pre-tribulation rapture?
"I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep...
Is it because Jesus was instituting a clergy? Surely if there were no need for priests or bishops He would have simply trusted all of his followers or 'disciples', as a whole, to have carried out his message.
...So that means that there is still a need for clergy today to prevent apostasy and schism from the original Christian message too, right..? Or no..?
If infants and young children are permitted into heaven unbaptized and unrepentant, not believing in Jesus or choosing to have faith in him.
If the little ones can enter the city of God even though they carry the disease of sin nature, the disease that God must punish and avenge. Then it seems God does not need belief or faith to save someone.
Is this not clearly demonstrated by children who are saved by default?
Some claim that God wrote Genesis, but I think not. After all, Genesis tells us that plants were created before the sun, and birds were created before land animals. One would think the God of the universe would know it was the opposite.
And Genesis says it was all done in six days, or at least it can easily be interpreted as saying that. One would think the God of the universe would be more clear about the billions of years he spent on creation.
So no, I don't think God wrote Genesis. Do you?
How can Jesus relate to us poor sinners if he never sinned. He was only tempted at every point (Even tempted to Rape? Murder? Steal? Lie? What about Molesting children? Was he tempted into that, what about eating Human flesh? That's another sin he would have to be tempted in)
But temptation is not the same as sinning itself, so how does Jesus know how to save someone from sin if he never sinned. One could argue "That he can know because he didn't sin, when he was tempted."
But then Jesus...