• Many Christians no the bible is riddled with falsehoods yet lie saying the bible has no falsehood, how is that helping Christianity by lying?

    Many translators have done just that, changed the scriptures to fit their belief like the trinity, idol worship, immortal life, eternal punishment in hell fire, heaven or hell for the dead and Easter! These are all false teachings, those who know what the Bible really teaches know it's a book of truth with no lies! You have never seen what the... show more
    Many translators have done just that, changed the scriptures to fit their belief like the trinity, idol worship, immortal life, eternal punishment in hell fire, heaven or hell for the dead and Easter! These are all false teachings, those who know what the Bible really teaches know it's a book of truth with no lies! You have never seen what the truth is, all you base your claim on is what you have been told, to say it's full of lies is one thing, proving it is is another thing all together! We all stand and fall on our own merit, not what others think but what we have proved to ourselves to be true. The Bible's a rather large book that contains a number of books and writers over a 4000 year period of time and you are saying you know it all! I've been studying the Bible for over 60 years and I still learn new things that I overlooked before! You have heard that most Christians believe that the good go to heaven and the bad go to a burning hell right! That's opposite of what Acts 24:15 says! (Acts 24:15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.So both the "good" and the "bad" are going to be ressurrected! So it's not the Bible that's full of lies is it, it's the people interrupting what the Bible says that's lying! God knew there would be those that are false teachers and warned us about them (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. (1 Timothy 4:1) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons,
    66 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Christians what is your stance on speaking in tongues?

    All a person needs to do is read their Bibles, there are many places where speaking in tongues is explained when one should be enough for anyone that understands English which is the tongue I'm typing my answer in! (Acts 2:5-6,8,11) (American Standard) 5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6... show more
    All a person needs to do is read their Bibles, there are many places where speaking in tongues is explained when one should be enough for anyone that understands English which is the tongue I'm typing my answer in! (Acts 2:5-6,8,11) (American Standard) 5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speaking in his own language. 8 And how hear we, every man in our own language wherein we were born? 11 Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our tongues the mighty works of God. Today you have a entire religion that get together and everyone acts like they are receiving the holy spirit because they rant and rave, throw themselves to the floor and make all kinds of jesters with their body and this is their form of worship! It's pure nonsense just as Acts explains what happened at Pentecost when those of a different language understood what those that had received Holy Spirit in the form of fire over their heads where speaking! Those that did not understand what was being said call them drunks and or crazy which is exactly what any sane person says whenever they attend a Pentecostal church for the first time! I know because my first wife uncle was a Pentecostal preacher and that's exactly what she thought when she went their! She only went one time and said it scared her because she thought everyone was demon possessed! The only time she had read about those types of actions was when demons were cast out of people in Bible times!
    47 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • What drives people away from Christianity?

    Christendom's clergy drives people away! When something bad happens their clergyman says they didn't pray enough or they didn't give enough to the church! This is an old standard when someone you love dies, God wanted them in heaven! I have a friend that their son was killed on a oil pumping platform, he just turned 21 ans engaged to be... show more
    Christendom's clergy drives people away! When something bad happens their clergyman says they didn't pray enough or they didn't give enough to the church! This is an old standard when someone you love dies, God wanted them in heaven! I have a friend that their son was killed on a oil pumping platform, he just turned 21 ans engaged to be married! Due to someone welding something poorly it came undone and hit him in the head and killed him instantly. Being 21 and not married no recourse could be had, I found out that that happens all the time but the kicker is the family was told God took him! My brother in law use to be a Catholic, him and my sister had a premature daughter that lived for two weeks, at the grave site the priest said for 50 bucks he could pray his daughter out of purgatory. People are getting tired of these false teachers (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. In truth time and unseen circumstances befall us all, most so called Christian churches teach pagan beliefs as Christian ones, hell fire, immoral soul, purgatory, idol and creature worship to name a few! The Bible said there would be false teachers and it's because Satan is the cause (2 Corinthians 4:3, 4) If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. When you look at what the Bible really says you will find out this (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. There's a preaching work going on right now (Matthew 24:14) And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Notice it says "good news" not what the false clergymen tell their congregations that the door to door preaching is preaching gloom and doom, it's good news because it's a message about being set free from being blinded by Satan as to what is truth and what is false! Right now there's talk of peace and security in the news, this is nothing new to those that know what the Bible really teaches! (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3) For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape. "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" is a free download at jw.org
    153 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • What do you think of Islam?

    (Ephesians 4:5, 6) one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. The Bible is rejected by the Islam belief yet in the Bible we see a explanation of all false beliefs! Rev the 17th chapter says this about false beliefs (17:1-2) One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said... show more
    (Ephesians 4:5, 6) one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. The Bible is rejected by the Islam belief yet in the Bible we see a explanation of all false beliefs! Rev the 17th chapter says this about false beliefs (17:1-2) One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me: “Come, I will show you the judgment on the great prostitute who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality, and earth’s inhabitants were made drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality.” Verse 15 explains many waters (17:15) 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. Verses 3-6 explains more of the empire of false beliefs (17:3-6) 3 And he carried me away in the power of the spirit into a wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored wild beast that was full of blasphemous names and that had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and she was adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, and she had in her hand a golden cup that was full of disgusting things and the unclean things of her sexual immorality. 5 On her forehead was written a name, a mystery: “Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes and of the disgusting things of the earth.” 6 And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. Well, on seeing her I was greatly amazed Notice it says the women is drunk with the “blood” of the holy ones and the witnesses of Jesus! In verses 7-12 we see there’s a beast this harlot rides (17:7-12) 7 So the angel said to me: “Why is it that you were amazed? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the wild beast that is carrying her and that has the seven heads and the ten horns: 8 The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off into destruction. And the inhabitants of the earth—those whose names have not been written in the scroll of life from the founding of the world—will be amazed when they see how the wild beast was, but is not, and yet will be present. 9 “This calls for a mind that has wisdom: The seven heads mean seven mountains, where the woman sits on top. 10 And there are seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet arrived; but when he does arrive, he must remain a short while. 11 And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also an eighth king, but it springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction. 12 “The ten horns that you saw mean ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings for one hour with the wild beast. Verses 8A and 9-11 tells us of 7 kingdoms(mountains-kings) and 5 have fallen? John wrote this during the Roman Empire (They are Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome) Rome was the 6th world power, the 7th hadn’t come into existence yet! The 7th one was formed at the Beginning of the Lord’s day is the Anglo-American power! Verse 11 says (17:11) 11 And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also an eighth king, but it springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction. What about this 8th beast, it’s springs from the 7th world power so it is still the same beast. Daniel 2:34-35 describes King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, it starts with the head of gold speaking of Nebuchadnezzar Kingdom the 3rd of 7 Kingdoms (7 heads of the wild beast). Then it describes 4 more Kingdoms, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and the last one is the Anglo-American power. Notice the stone becomes a large mountain (God’s Kingdom) that fills the whole earth, this is God’s Kingdom that will bring to ruin all world governments (Kingdoms, mountains) at the battle of Armageddon (Dan 2:44-45) But this 8th beast is described like this in verse 11 And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also an eighth king, but it springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction. What kind of political group or agency that was but is not? In 1919/20 the League of Nations was formed with the charter to bring about world peace and security but was dissolved because it failed it’s charter for world peace when WWII broke out! After WWII ended the United Nations was formed with the same charter as the League of Nations, same charter just a different name! The beast is explained but just who is the mother of prostitutes,(harlots) it’s false religion, all false beliefs that has cause so many wars and deaths because behind every battle is religion, the Muslims are some of the biggest when it comes to murdering those that don’t believe as they do! “Only the Bible gives us a understanding of what is going to happen!” Today we here in the news that peace and security is being talked about Anyone that is involved with the daughters of Babylon the Great, which others have brought out in their answers, is involved with false beliefs and are warned to get out or be destroyed right along with her! What are these false beliefs, 99.99% of the Christian faiths that teach paganism, the trinity, immortal soul, hell fire, idol and creature worship and traditions of men! (2 Timothy 4:3-4) Other false beliefs: evolution, Muslim, Islam, Atheism, Buddhist, Spiritism or any other belief that is contrary to what the Bible teaches! Notice that Babylon was clothed in purple and scarlet, and she was adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, and she had in her hand a golden cup that was full of disgusting things and the unclean things of her sexual immorality. Doesn’t that describe how religion has taken the treasures and becomes rich and involved themselves with the commercial elements of this world! What Does the Bible Really Teach? Is a free download at jw.org
    45 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • Christians, is Hell really just fire?

    Hell/Hades is the grave, at Rev 20:14 (KJ) 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. it says both death and hell, death being a thing that happen and hell is a place, are cast into the lake of fire! The lake of fire in the second death from which nothing can be resurrected or brought back! (Acts 24:15) And I... show more
    Hell/Hades is the grave, at Rev 20:14 (KJ) 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. it says both death and hell, death being a thing that happen and hell is a place, are cast into the lake of fire! The lake of fire in the second death from which nothing can be resurrected or brought back! (Acts 24:15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. Both the unrighteous and the righteous are going to be resurrected! Those that died being good are not in heaven nor is those that were bad in a burning place of torment, they are in the grave(hell) means to be covered over! That is why in Rev 21:3-4 we see no one will be dying, no death no need for the grave! Rev 21:3-4) 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Jesus' followers believed in the resurrection of the last days (John 11:24) Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” That would make any clergyman that is teaching a burning hell is a false teacher (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.
    55 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses - In light of recent events in Ireland (legalizing the mass slaughter of helpless babies by their own mothers)?

    Jehovah's Witnesses take the same view that Jesus had when it comes to the law of the country we live in! When asked about paying the tax Jesus said pay back Ceasar's things to Ceasar but God's things to God. The only time Jehovah's Witnesses will not follow the laws of the country they live in is when they conflict with... show more
    Jehovah's Witnesses take the same view that Jesus had when it comes to the law of the country we live in! When asked about paying the tax Jesus said pay back Ceasar's things to Ceasar but God's things to God. The only time Jehovah's Witnesses will not follow the laws of the country they live in is when they conflict with Jehovah's Law! Otherwise we are of the same reasoning of Christ (John 17:16) They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. "They" meaning we, this world is under Satan's control (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. We are governed by God's laws, everything you see today is under the power of the wicked one, that is why you see so many evil things happening all over this world! We want to be like Jesus and not let anything under Satan's control have no hold on us! (John 14:30) 30 I will not speak with you much more, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has no hold on me.
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • In an all out war between Israel and Iran who would God support?

    Jesus said he was no part of this world! (John 17:14) I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them, because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. In fact the scriptures show us just who is in control of this world! (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power... show more
    Jesus said he was no part of this world! (John 17:14) I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them, because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. In fact the scriptures show us just who is in control of this world! (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. This would include all world governments, all wickedness and all the different beliefs! (religion) False religion would have you think when something bad happens it'd God that is punishing you when in fact God has nothing to do with what happens to us, the scriptures say “time and unforeseen circumstances befall us all! False religion would have you believe everything that happens to us God has something to do with it! It truth God gave us his Bible, only studying the Bible is what saves us! (John 17:3) This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. It makes my skin crawl whenever I hear: God took them and our loved ones are watching over us! (Ecclesiastes 9:5) For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. What happen to the dead (Acts 24:15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. False religion teaches a burning hell or a heavenly life! What Does the Bible Really Teach? Is a free download at jw.org
    71 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Can you get Baptized if you're committing fornication?

    Best answer: When asking the brothers about getting baptized you would have to lie about committing fornication! You can fool man but you can not fool our creator nor his only begotten Son Jesus Christ! You can lie all the way to, during and after you are baptized so on record in mans eyes only you will be baptized but it is a different story when it... show more
    Best answer: When asking the brothers about getting baptized you would have to lie about committing fornication! You can fool man but you can not fool our creator nor his only begotten Son Jesus Christ! You can lie all the way to, during and after you are baptized so on record in mans eyes only you will be baptized but it is a different story when it comes the the true God and our Savior Jesus Christ! Over the years we have seen preachers, priest and tv evangelist being exposed as fornicators, the word forication covers a wide amount of immoral sins! Illicit sex relations outside of Scriptural marriage. The Hebrew verb za·nahʹ and its related forms convey the idea of harlotry, immoral intercourse, fornication, or prostitution. (Ge 38:24; Ex 34:16; Ho 1:2; Le 19:29) The Greek word translated “fornication” is por·neiʹa. Regarding the meanings of por·neiʹa, B. F. Westcott in his book Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians (1906, p. 76) says: “This is a general term for all unlawful intercourse, (I) adultery: Hos. ii. 2, 4 (LXX.); Matt. v. 32; xix. 9; (2) unlawful marriage, I Cor. v. I; (3) fornication, the common sense as here [Eph 5:3].” Bauer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (revised by F. W. Gingrich and F. Danker, 1979, p. 693) defines por·neiʹa as “prostitution, unchastity, fornication, of every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse.” Porneia is understood to involve the grossly immoral use of the genital organ(s) of at least one human; also there must have been two or more parties (including another consenting human or a beast), whether of the same sex or the opposite sex. (Jude 7) The unlawful act of a rapist is fornication, but, of course, that does not make the person who is forcibly raped also a fornicator.
    39 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • If God’s real, why did He let such bad things happen to me?

    If Christendom's clergy would teach what the Bible really says you would know this answer and would never ask it! People ask all the time, "why does bad things happen to good people?" The clergy has people believing what happens to them is being done by God, they ignore this scripture! (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God,... show more
    If Christendom's clergy would teach what the Bible really says you would know this answer and would never ask it! People ask all the time, "why does bad things happen to good people?" The clergy has people believing what happens to them is being done by God, they ignore this scripture! (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. When things go wrong and something bad happens they tell you to pray, nothing wrong with that it's what they tell you when your prayers do not work! They say you must have done something really bad for this to happen, you didn't pray hard enough, or you didn't give enough to the church! They are full of it because they are part of what Satan the wicked one controlls! The scriptures tell us "Time and unforeseen circumstances befall us all"! The scriptures speak of a better time when all maters will be set straight, This will happen during Christ thousand reign after Armageddon! This is the Good news being preached about now! (Matt 24:14;2 Tim 4:2) The Bible has an outline on what is going to happen, this outline is under God's direction and everyone that knows it by getting factual truths recored in the Bible know that man is responsible for our condition here on earth, Adam chose to believe Satan over God so when Adam sinned all his decendants are under sin! Gen 3:15 the first prophecy recored says God will put enmity between the true congregation(symbolized as God's wife-the women) and Satan(the great dragon) Satan's offspring would be wounded in the head, it's a death blow! It happened when Christ died, (Jesus founded the Christian belief, his followers are called the bride class) Jesus was only bruised in the heel, he was resurrected on the 3rd day! Everything that has happened to you will be set right when God's Kingdom ruled by Christ comes (Dan 2:44), death and the grave will be done away with (Rev 20:14) All tears and all bad things will no longer be (Rev 21:3-4) Christendom's fals clergy will be no more but until that happens we need to learn as much as we can (John 17:3) so that we will be among those that come out of the great tribulation (Armageddon) (Rev 7:9,14) 9 After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    86 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • What is the point of living if we're all going to die?

    The scriptures tell us that the dead will rise in the last days (John 11:24) Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. If the dead are going to be resurrected in the last day are both the righteous(just) and the unrighteous(unjust) going to be resurrected? Again the Bible answers (Acts 24:15) having... show more
    The scriptures tell us that the dead will rise in the last days (John 11:24) Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. If the dead are going to be resurrected in the last day are both the righteous(just) and the unrighteous(unjust) going to be resurrected? Again the Bible answers (Acts 24:15) having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust. Christ died for our sins, Adam being perfect brought sin into this world of mankind so all are sinners! Christ died for our sins so when we die our sins are acquitted, released, freed, frees, justified for us! (Ro 6:7) for he that hath died is justified from sin. So if both the good and the bad are going to be resurrected where did this burning hell come from? With research you will find it is from the pagan cultures that believed in Hades the god of the underworld! 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 shows us what type of people will not inherit God’s Kingdom(Dan 2:44) 1 Co ) 9 Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. So how you live your life now can mean you will be able to live forever in God’s Kingdom right here on earth without the fear of death! (Rev 21:3-4) 3 And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God: 4 and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away.
    51 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 8 months ago
  • Helllo Atheists, are you aware that you are going to suffer eternally if you do not accept Jesus?

    Believing in a burning hell is not biblical, the word hell used in the King James Version (as well as in the Catholic Douay Version and most older translations) to translate the Hebrew sheʼohlʹ and the Greek haiʹdes. In the King James Version the word “hell” is rendered from sheʼohlʹ 31 times and from haiʹdes 10 times. This version is not... show more
    Believing in a burning hell is not biblical, the word hell used in the King James Version (as well as in the Catholic Douay Version and most older translations) to translate the Hebrew sheʼohlʹ and the Greek haiʹdes. In the King James Version the word “hell” is rendered from sheʼohlʹ 31 times and from haiʹdes 10 times. This version is not consistent, however, since sheʼohlʹ is also translated 31 times “grave” and 3 times “pit.” In the Douay Version sheʼohlʹ is rendered “hell” 64 times, “pit” once, and “death” once. In 1885, with the publication of the complete English Revised Version, the original word sheʼohlʹ was in many places transliterated into the English text of the Hebrew Scriptures, though, in most occurrences, “grave” and “pit” were used, and “hell” is found some 14 times. This was a point on which the American committee disagreed with the British revisers, and so, when producing the American Standard Version (1901) they transliterated sheʼohlʹ in all 65 of its appearances. Both versions transliterated haiʹdes in the Christian Greek Scriptures in all ten of its occurrences, though the Greek word Geʹen•na (English, “Gehenna”) is rendered “hell” throughout, as is true of many other modern translations. Concerning this use of “hell” to translate these original words from the Hebrew and Greek, Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (1981, Vol. 2, p. 187) says: “HADES. It corresponds to ‘Sheol’ in the O.T. [Old Testament]. In the A.V. of the O.T. [Old Testament] and N.T. [New Testament], it has been unhappily rendered ‘Hell.’” It is, in fact, because of the way that the word “hell” is understood today that it is such an unsatisfactory translation of these original Bible words. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, unabridged, under “Hell” says: “fr[om] . . . helan to conceal.” The word “hell” thus originally conveyed no thought of heat or torment but simply of a ‘covered over or concealed place.’ In the old English dialect the expression “helling potatoes” meant, not to roast them, but simply to place the potatoes in the ground or in a cellar. The meaning given today to the word “hell” is that portrayed in Dante’s Divine Comedy and Milton’s Paradise Lost, which meaning is completely foreign to the original definition of the word. The idea of a “hell” of fiery torment, however, dates back long before Dante or Milton. The Grolier Universal Encyclopedia (1971, Vol. 9, p. 205) under “Hell” says: “Hindus and Buddhists regard hell as a place of spiritual cleansing and final restoration. Islamic tradition considers it as a place of everlasting punishment.” The idea of suffering after death is found among the pagan religious teachings of ancient peoples in Babylon and Egypt. Babylonian and Assyrian beliefs depicted the “nether world . . . as a place full of horrors, . . . presided over by gods and demons of great strength and fierceness.” Although ancient Egyptian religious texts do not teach that the burning of any individual victim would go on forever, they do portray the “Other World” as featuring “pits of fire” for “the damned.”—The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria, by Morris Jastrow, Jr., 1898, p. 581; The Book of the Dead, with introduction by E. Wallis Budge, 1960, pp. 135, 144, 149, 151, 153, 161, 200. “Hellfire” has been a basic teaching in Christendom for many centuries. It is understandable why The Encyclopedia Americana (1956, Vol. XIV, p. 81) said: “Much confusion and misunderstanding has been caused through the early translators of the Bible persistently rendering the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hades and Gehenna by the word hell. A burning place of punishment when researched comes from the pagans and or traditions of ancient cultures! Christendom’s clergy uses these traditions and pagan beliefs to control! In fact everyone that dies goes to hell, hell is the grave! The King James says this at Rev 20:14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. We see that death itself and the grave, the place were the dead go are both cased into the lake of fire! A place and a thing, verse 10 says this) And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. So not only a place and thing but also symbolic beast along with Satan and the false prophet(a group) are cast into the lake of fire! Verse 14 says this is the second death and verse 10 says tormented! In Bible times to be tormented was to be confined in stocks! The second death is a death were there is no resurrection!
    87 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • Why are the JW the only Christians that really go out to preach regularly? Didn't Jesus ask ALL his followers to preach?

    Best answer: The Biblical concept of “preaching” is best ascertained from an examination of the sense of the original Hebrew and Greek terms. The Greek ke·rysʹso, which is commonly rendered “preach,” means, basically, ‘make proclamation as a herald, to be a herald, officiate as herald, proclaim (as conqueror).’ The related noun is keʹryx and means... show more
    Best answer: The Biblical concept of “preaching” is best ascertained from an examination of the sense of the original Hebrew and Greek terms. The Greek ke·rysʹso, which is commonly rendered “preach,” means, basically, ‘make proclamation as a herald, to be a herald, officiate as herald, proclaim (as conqueror).’ The related noun is keʹryx and means ‘herald, public messenger, envoy, crier (who made proclamation and kept order in assemblies, etc.).’ Another related noun is keʹryg·ma, which means ‘that which is cried by a herald, proclamation, announcement (of victory in games), mandate, summons.’ (A Greek-English Lexicon, by H. Liddell and R. Scott, revised by H. Jones, Oxford, 1968, p. 949) Ke·rysʹso thus does not convey the thought of the delivery of a sermon to a closed group of disciples but, rather, of an open, public proclamation. This is illustrated by its use to describe the “strong angel proclaiming [ke·rysʹson·ta] with a loud voice: ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and loose its seals?’”—Re 5:2; compare also Mt 10:27. The word eu·ag·ge·liʹzo·mai means “declare good news.” (Mt 11:5) Related words are di·ag·gelʹlo, “declare abroad; give notice” (Lu 9:60; Ac 21:26; Ro 9:17) and ka·tag·gelʹlo, “publish; talk about; proclaim; publicize.” (Ac 13:5; Ro 1:8; 1Co 11:26; Col 1:28) The principal difference between ke·rysʹso and eu·ag·ge·liʹzo·mai is that the former stresses the manner of the proclamation, that it is a public, authorized pronouncement, and the latter stresses the content thereof, the declaring or bringing of the eu·ag·geʹli·on, the good news or gospel. The Hebrew Scriptures also pointed forward to the preaching work that would be done by Christ Jesus and the Christian congregation. Jesus quoted Isaiah 61:1, 2 as foretelling his divine commission and his authorization to preach. (Lu 4:16-21) In fulfillment of Psalm 40:9 (the preceding verses being applied to Jesus by the apostle Paul at Heb 10:5-10), Jesus “told the good news [form of ba·sarʹ] of righteousness in the big congregation.” The apostle Paul quoted Isaiah 52:7 (concerning the messenger bringing the news of Zion’s release from its captive state) and related it to the public preaching work of Christians.—Ro 10:11-15. The theme of Jesus’ preaching was: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.’ (Mt 4:17) Like an official herald, he was alerting his listeners to his Sovereign God’s activity, to a time of opportunity and decision. (Mr 1:14, 15) As foretold by Isaiah, not only did he bring good news and comfort for the meek, brokenhearted, and mourning ones, as well as proclaim release to captives, but he also declared “the day of vengeance on the part of our God.” (Isa 61:2) He boldly announced God’s purposes, decrees, appointments, and judgments before rulers and people. After Jesus' death, and particularly from Pentecost of 33 C.E. onward, Jesus’ disciples carried on the preaching work, first among the Jews and eventually to all the nations. Anointed by holy spirit, they recognized and repeatedly informed their listeners that they were authorized heralds (Ac 2:14-18; 10:40-42; 13:47; 14:3; compare Ro 10:15), even as Jesus had stressed that he was ‘sent by God’ (Lu 9:48; Joh 5:36, 37; 6:38; 8:18, 26, 42), who gave him “a commandment as to what to tell and what to speak.” (Joh 12:49) Therefore, when ordered to cease their preaching, the disciples’ reply was: “Whether it is righteous in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves. But as for us, we cannot stop speaking about the things we have seen and heard.” “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.” (Ac 4:19, 20; 5:29, 32, 42) This preaching activity was an essential part of their worship, a means of praising God, a requisite to the gaining of salvation. (Ro 10:9, 10; 1Co 9:16; Heb 13:15; compare Lu 12:8.) As such, it was to be shared in by all disciples, men and women, down till “the conclusion of the system of things.”—Mt 28:18-20; Lu 24:46-49; Ac 2:17; compare Ac 18:26; 21:9; Ro 16:3. Their preaching was not performed simply as a duty, nor did their heralding consist merely of speaking out a message in a formal way. It sprang from heartfelt faith and was done with the desire to honor God and with the loving hope of bringing salvation to others. (Ro 10:9-14; 1Co 9:27; 2Co 4:13) Therefore the preachers were willing to be treated as foolish by the worldly wise or be persecuted as heretics by the Jews. (1Co 1:21-24; Ga 5:11) For this reason, too, their preaching was accompanied by the use of reasoning and persuasion to help the hearers to believe and exercise faith. (Ac 17:2; 28:23; 1Co 15:11) Paul speaks of himself as being appointed “a preacher and apostle and teacher.” (2Ti 1:11) These Christians were not salaried heralds but were dedicated worshipers giving of themselves, giving their time and their strength to the preaching activity.—1Th 2:9. Jesus went right to the people with the Kingdom message, teaching them publicly and in their homes. (Mt 5:1; 9:10, 28, 35) When he sent out his early disciples to preach, he directed them: “Into whatever city or village you enter, search out who in it is deserving.” (Mt 10:7, 11-14) Such ‘searching out’ would reasonably include going to the people’s homes, where “deserving” persons would heed the message and the disciples would find lodging for the night.—Lu 9:1-6. On a later occasion Jesus “designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos in advance of him into every city and place to which he himself was going to come.” These were not just to preach in public places but were also to contact people at their homes. Jesus instructed them: “Wherever you enter into a house say first, ‘May this house have peace.’”—Lu 10:1-7 Matt 24:14 says to preach the good news of Gods Kingdom preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. This is what the Jehovah's Witnesses are doing, they are the "only ones" that are doing this, we are preaching in over 900 languages and in over 235 countries! No other faith(religion) is doing this!
    36 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • What did Jesus mean when he said, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God?

    Best answer: You are referring to (John 20:17) Jesus said to her: “Stop clinging to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God.’” Hebrews 1;9 says the same thing when speaking about Jesus the only begotten Son of the true God Jehovah... show more
    Best answer: You are referring to (John 20:17) Jesus said to her: “Stop clinging to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God.’” Hebrews 1;9 says the same thing when speaking about Jesus the only begotten Son of the true God Jehovah (Hebrews 1:9) You loved righteousness, and you hated lawlessness. That is why God, your God, anointed you with the oil of exultation more than your companions.” The scriptures are clear when they say that Jesus is the only begotten Son, the firstborn of all creation! Concider these scriptures: (John 14:28) You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I am. (1 Corinthians 11:3) But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn, the head of a woman is the man; in turn, the head of the Christ is God. One should also consider what Jesus himself said at (Matthew 28:18) Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. Have you ever asked yourself who gives this authority to Jesus, let us consider what is said at (1 Corinthians 15:24-28) Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone. Doesn't this scripture show by Jesus giving back all this authority to his heavenly Father, to his God that Jesus himself is not a God of the pagan trinity? Consider what you find out about the trinity from different sources: Historian Will Durant observed: “Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it.From Egypt came the ideas of a divine trinity.” And in the book Egyptian Religion, Siegfried Morenz notes: “The trinity was a major preoccupation of Egyptian theologians.Three gods are combined and treated as a single being, addressed in the singular. In this way the spiritual force of Egyptian religion shows a direct link with Christian theology.” Thus, in Alexandria, Egypt, churchmen of the late third and early fourth centuries, such as Athanasius, reflected this influence as they formulated ideas that led to the Trinity. In the preface to Edward Gibbon’s History of Christianity, we read: “If Paganism was conquered by Christianity, it is equally true that Christianity was corrupted by Paganism. The pure Deism of the first Christians was changed, by the Church of Rome, into the incomprehensible dogma of the trinity. Many of the pagan tenets, invented by the Egyptians and idealized by Plato, were retained as being worthy of belief.” Everyone needs to examine their faith to make sure they are believing the truth and they are not being deceived as Eve was, she also believed what Satan told her and in the end it cost her and her husband an everlasting death, the 2nd death! We are warned in scripture not to underestimate Satan the Devil, he walks around like a roaring lion seeking to devor you and one way he does this is to blind you from seeing the truth! (2 Corinthians 4:4) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. Rather than saying your a Christian (John 17:3) This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. Everything on this world we live in is under Satan's control (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. Just what is meant when it is said the whole world?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • Does God resurrect some so He can turn around and throw them into the Lake of Fire as punishment for sins they committed BEFORE they died?

    Best answer: I think all of the so called Christians have stopped answering question that show their lack of spiritual knowledge. It has got back to them just how ridicules their reasoning is when they answer questions from those that are knowledgeable in what the Bible really teaches! Ro 6:7 says those that have died are acquitted, freed, justified... show more
    Best answer: I think all of the so called Christians have stopped answering question that show their lack of spiritual knowledge. It has got back to them just how ridicules their reasoning is when they answer questions from those that are knowledgeable in what the Bible really teaches! Ro 6:7 says those that have died are acquitted, freed, justified and released from their sins. Once a person dies they can nor sin anymore so Ro 6:7 must apply to when they were alive! That is why at Acts 24:15 we read) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous Some translations say good and evil so this being the case there really is no place that the bad, evil or unrighteous are sent that is a burning place of torment! Eccl 9:5-6 say the dead know nothing and they will be in this state until the resurrection of the last days after the great tribulation (Armageddon) (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6) For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they no longer have any share in what is done under the sun. (Rev 7:9,14) 9 After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Those closest to Christ believed in the resurrection of the last day (John 11:24) Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” Rev 20:10,14 speak of death(a thing that happens) hell(a place) symbolic beast(not a living creation) and Satan being cast into the lake of fire which in verse 14 it is the 2nd death! DEATH means to not exist, the 2nd death means they are no more! Death no more (Revelation 21:4) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” No more death no need for hell(the grave) The immortal soul and the hell fire doctrine are pagan, they are not in the Bible as a form of punishment! And for all the false teachers(Christendom's Clergy) (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. They won't answer does not mean your question and the answer that are given are not read by others!
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • The last few days, several times I've happened to notice that one or more FB comments of mine have disappeared. . . .?

    Things beyond our control, we can just make sure for those that did read them got the message you meant to send, I just repost! Just like most of the questions of ours are no being answered, that doesn't mean that others on this site doesn't read them!
    Things beyond our control, we can just make sure for those that did read them got the message you meant to send, I just repost! Just like most of the questions of ours are no being answered, that doesn't mean that others on this site doesn't read them!
    2 answers · Facebook · 9 months ago
  • What day Jesus die?

    Best answer: The Passover is on Nisan 14th, this is when Jesus with his 11 Apostles had the Passover meal and Jesus told them to keep doing this in remembrance of him! This is why every year on the first full moon of the spring equinox the memorial of Christ death is celebrated by all true followers of Christ! The next day Nisan 15th is the day... show more
    Best answer: The Passover is on Nisan 14th, this is when Jesus with his 11 Apostles had the Passover meal and Jesus told them to keep doing this in remembrance of him! This is why every year on the first full moon of the spring equinox the memorial of Christ death is celebrated by all true followers of Christ! The next day Nisan 15th is the day Christ was hung on a stake and he died before sunset! False religion has commercialized this time by calling it Easter Sunday, this year it falls on April 1st. In truth Easter has nothing to do with Christ! The Encyclopædia Britannica comments: “There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians.”—(1910), Vol. VIII, p. 828. The Catholic Encyclopedia tells us: “A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. . . . The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility.”—(1913), Vol. V, p. 227. In the book The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, we read: “What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, . . . as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar. . . . Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony of history as to its Babylonian character. The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now.”—(New York, 1943), pp. 103, 107, 108; compare Jeremiah 7:18. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says: For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. "Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg." Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter and he was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit. Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion!
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • How many Catholic priests are convicted of sex abuse on minors?

    Last I heard is that our laws can't be used to convict any Catholic priest for molesting a minor! All cases have to go to civil court! The priest that loses has to pay the family an undisclosed amount of money! The priest are then assigned to another area where they can continue their molesting more minors! The Vatican is its own country so... show more
    Last I heard is that our laws can't be used to convict any Catholic priest for molesting a minor! All cases have to go to civil court! The priest that loses has to pay the family an undisclosed amount of money! The priest are then assigned to another area where they can continue their molesting more minors! The Vatican is its own country so our laws do not apply to any of the Catholic priest! Seems the Catholic priest have a monopoly on the young boys to be used at their discretion!
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • How does the Memorial of Jesus Death benefit us?

    Through one man sin entered, sin brings about our death, which is why the scriptures call mankind’s death the Adamic death. Jesus is called the second Adam, the first Adam by hid disobeying the true God brought death to all his offspring! We benefit because the second Adam (Jesus Christ) took mans being condemned to death with no chance of living... show more
    Through one man sin entered, sin brings about our death, which is why the scriptures call mankind’s death the Adamic death. Jesus is called the second Adam, the first Adam by hid disobeying the true God brought death to all his offspring! We benefit because the second Adam (Jesus Christ) took mans being condemned to death with no chance of living ever again away! The 1st Adam brought sin and death and Jesus took that away, Ro 6:7 says our death acquits of our sins and we will be resurrected (Acts 24:15) Some Bibles say freed, frees or justified at Ro 6:7 John 3:16 says God loved the world of mankind so much he sent his only begotten Son as a ransom for all! Christendom’s clergy has hid this from their congregations, instead they preach a burning hell for the unrighteous but this is not what the Bible really says, the clergy uses fear tactics to embezzle your hard earned money! The scriptures teach a resurrection of the unrighteous (Acts 24:15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • You think, you have to go to them pearly gates to be judge... Do you?

    Best answer: The burning in hell or going to heavenly bliss is a fabricated lie to control the masses! What does happen when a person dies, millions have asked but asking false religion leaves you thinking your loved ones that have died are in heaven or as we have seen depicted in film, “see you in hell”! The scriptures do not support this belief,... show more
    Best answer: The burning in hell or going to heavenly bliss is a fabricated lie to control the masses! What does happen when a person dies, millions have asked but asking false religion leaves you thinking your loved ones that have died are in heaven or as we have seen depicted in film, “see you in hell”! The scriptures do not support this belief, while speaking of Gahanna as a place where the fire is never put out nit also says the wicked were cast in to this dump yard because their sins were so bad they didn’t deserve a burial! What does the scriptures say about the dead? Eccl 9:5-6 says) (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6) For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they no longer have any share in what is done under the sun. They know nothing under the sun, wouldn’t that mean they don’t exist even in a spirit state and the thought they look down on their loved ones is a lie! Ro 6:7 says) For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin. Some Bibles say frees, frees or justified from his/her sins! Since they don’t exist is why we need to search further as to what happens! (Acts 24:15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. A resurrection of “both” the “righteous” and the “unrighteous”! According to the religious clergy the unrighteous are being tortured night and day in a burning! Would a God that professes to be a God of love that desires all to be saved send you to a burning hell and then resurrect you only to tell you, go back to hell? What about the righteous, they are in heaven, would God take a person in heaven, put them back in the grave then resurrect them only to tell them it’s back to heaven? If you think about it you can see why so many are turning to Atheism because being religious doesn’t make sense to them! Immortal soul- man made, burning hell-man made, both are beliefs adulterated into the Christian belief by man! Jesus never taught any thing about a burning place of torment! Jesus did use Gahanna in the way to show total destruction for the wicked, Rev 20:10 says that symbolic beast and the false prophet along with Satan are cast into the lake of fire! Also verse 14 says hell/hades (a place) and death (something that happens, a thing) are cast into the lake of fire and this lake of fire is the second death! Death=does not exist anymore! I will leave you with this (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. “and” (2 Corinthians 4:4) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • Which branch of Christianity do you think is the one true religion?

    At (Ephesians 4:5, 6 we read) one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. One Lord, that would be Jesus Christ, the next is where the confusion starts where it says one faith! With so many different churches out there that teach different teachings it’s hard for anyone to know which one... show more
    At (Ephesians 4:5, 6 we read) one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. One Lord, that would be Jesus Christ, the next is where the confusion starts where it says one faith! With so many different churches out there that teach different teachings it’s hard for anyone to know which one the scriptures point to as being the one true faith! 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories. And 2 Corinthians 4:4 says) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. John 17:3 says) This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. So we would need the only true God, we know the one he sent forth! (John 3:16) “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. What did Jesus say we were to do when it came to his heavenly Father? (Matthew 6:9) “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. This isn’t something new to those who seek truth, the prophet Ezekiel said the same thing! (Ezekiel 36:23) (NWT) ‘I will certainly sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you profaned among them; and the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, ‘when I am sanctified among you before their eyes. (Ezekiel 38:23) (NWT) And I will certainly magnify myself and sanctify myself and make myself known before the eyes of many nations; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’ Ezek 36:23 (American Standard) 23 And I will sanctify my great name, which hath been profaned among the nations, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. Ezek 38:23 (American Standard) And I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Jehovah. So yes there is only one true faith, the one where you take in knowledge of the true God Jehovah and the one he sent forth Jesus Christ! All the others are the ones described at 2 Timothy 4:3-4!
    113 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 months ago