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Can we repent for future sins? I mean it might sound outrageous to you but I am quite serious. Unfortunately I know I am going to sin again, no matter how hard I try. I can try to sin less, would be more realistic.
"Dear Lord I apologise for all the sins I committed and the ones I might commit in the future. With your help I will be less sinful and more like you."
So I came across something that throws my views into the spiral of confusion. I was advised by another Christian that the views of Hell didnt actually exist until the Greeks got a hold of the Bible and gave the thought of eternal life to the individual spirit. He stated that originally in Christianity the spirit would simply go to the pit- or death. Has anybody come across this? and what supporting evidence of this is there?
If it is originally a Pagan concept, would it not be better to not...
Can The Saints In Heaven See, What Is Happening Hear On Earth, And Can They Hear Our Prayers?
The Catholic Church says, YES! The Church Triumphant/Heaven Knows what is happening and answers the Prayers of the Church Militant/Earth.
Many Protestants, if not All, say NO! The dead can not hear our prayers, or know what is going on hear on earth, BECAUSE THEY ARE DEAD, DEAD I TELL YOU!!! (OUCH calm down)lol
Let's See what Jesus Christ has to say about this. Lets break down Luke 16:22-31 by...
I'm writing an article on spiritual abuse. My husband and I encountered it in a church we tried, and I later experienced it on (another) Christian forum.
I've found the authoritarian abuse by leaders in varying positions in the church and on forums, is often confusing, and we don't recognize what it is right away. Sensitive spirits are wounded by professing Christians, who don't seem to care that they inflict pain, and insist their hurtful actions shouldn't be questioned.
It is my belief...
Matthew 19:28--And Jesus said unto them, Truly I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Messieh comes in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Matthew 25:31--When the Messieh shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.
This coming with power and great glory with his angels is well documented (Matthew 24:30-31). And that he sits on...
A great deal of time and energy has been devoted on this forum to the question of how the modern State of Israel will be involved in end time events.
Many claim there are unfulfilled Old Testament promises which belong to modern people based on a sample of their DNA.
This has led many Christians to view the modern State of Israel as a fulfillment of God's plan. Some have even sent money to help rebuild a third Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
In this thread we will examine the modern...
What is essential or non-essential "doctrine" to the Christian faith...?
Is all of non-essential doctrine false...?
Lately I have been reading a little bit of Eusebius's Church History. It seems that parts of the early church were subjected to a shocking level of persecution. What Eusebius writes has left me wondering if people would renounce their faith under torture, and if so, if they could still be considered Christian. So, what's your take?