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another thread is titled.....can you lose salvation?
this thread jumps to the next situation
even if you DO enter heaven.....could you be thrown out?
the story I got.....God's Favored led a rebellion
He and one third of heaven lost their positions
even if you are God's Favored
your position can be revoked
"Now that Donald Trump has put refugee children in concentration camps, nearly bombed Iran over problems he created, been accused of rape (again), inspired a rash of White Nationalism, and continued his assault on our democracy through his constant barrage of lies, how are white evangelical Christians going to respond in 2020?
They’re gearing up to keep him in office for another four years.
According to The Hill, Christian Right groups preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to...
To demonstrate the ineffectiveness of prayer, I wrote a computer program that prompts the user to pray to various specified deities to maximize the number of ones produced by a generator that generates a random integer between 1 and 2 inclusive that I also coded into the program. I coded a message box to appear that gives room for the user to type the prayer to the specified deity. The program does not finish until the user has finished typing the prayers to all of the deities included in...
"It was just last week when Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis decided it would rather cut its ties with the Catholic Church than fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage. The move was welcomed by people, both in and out of the Catholic Church. It’s about damn time a school under the Catholic umbrella took the compassionate approach; Catholic dogma be damned.
(To be sure, the decision was a little easier only because the school received no money from the Catholic Church itself....
Several times recently in conversations with theists, they have said things about choosing what we believe. It's almost as though in their minds beliefs are like clothes in the closet. I go to the closet, and I could pick the red t shirt or the green t shirt, so I'll pick the red. Or perhaps, I know my significant other likes the red more than the green, so I'll pick the red one to please him.
In my experience, this is not how belief works at all. If to believe means to be convinced...
The influence of the Liar and Destroyer of humanity should not be overlooked or underestimated, in the unfolding history of man.
He is, very likely, THE most powerful factor, in promoting deception and lies, in the world of man. He is the father of lies, and has come to kill and destroy, even though he is a defeated foe.
There are 2 extremes, in considering the scope and power of the devil:
1. Fear him, and overestimate his power
2. Underestimate him, or depreciate his influence
Given the strength of feeling that would emerge if we tried to ban the Abrahamic religions, I would propose setting up some form of global inter-faith assembly where the leaders of the three Abrahamic religions and their various schisms sit down and have to agree to remove everything in the texts which teaches any form of
2/ social divisiveness
3/ violence to another person in any form and for whatever reason
4 feelings of religious/spiritual superiority and ownership of God
In a previous, recent thread it was claimed that Jesus' message was to "be nice" and the rest was less significant.
What do you think? What are the important lessons taught by Jesus? Please share your opinion backed up with verses from scripture.
I respectfully request:
Limit responses to Jesus' words as presented in scripture
No I don't see humans having this capability whatsoever , but it's still a pretty amazing phenomena that occurs in the animal kingdom.
Hail Mary! 9 Amazing Tales of Virgin Births in the Animal Kingdom
Unless Mary the Mother of God was a reptilian lizard or something...... Uh.. ...
...Wait..... Does that mean reptilians are among us?
IMO Given the harm they do, given all the trouble caused in the world by them they should be banned, but how? People have the right to believe what they will and worship as they see fit. These are human rights, but they turn people against people, spawn extremism and give their followers a false and divisive view of the world.
How could they be banned? How can these divisive, misleading, tribal, anachronistic dogmatic and destructive forces be done away with without the obvious cries of...
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