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My Wife and I are both Buddhist, I came into it at age 14, my wife since birth.
Recently after being hounded by a Christian woman to convert she politely excused herself and left.
Knowing absolutely nothing about Christianity she asked why the lady refered to Mary as the Virgin Mary, I explained the story of Mary and Jesus.
It was interesting to see the reaction from a woman from a Village who has not grown up with these stories.
she believes she had an affair and lied to her husband,...
The traditional concept of heaven has four main features: 1) a place above earth, 2) where god lives, 3) where Jesus came from and is now, and 4) where the blessed will live forever. How do Christians simultaneously reconcile these are facts with a timeless, space-less, immaterial God? For example; 1) Heaven is a place, 2) only what is physical is located in a place, 3) God is not physical, 4) So God is not located in a place, 5) So God is not located in heaven.
I’ve never understood why a just and loving God would ever allow a serial killer to murder thirty innocent victims. I’ve heard the argument that it’s all because God gave his creation’s free will; that we are not robots programmed to do only as God desires, but have been given the freedom to choose to do good or to do evil. That’s all well and good. I can understand a God that allows his creations to make their own path in life and generously gives them the opportunity to repent for the...
I struggle to understand why people of this time period, continue to believe in stories that originated in eras that did not have telescopes or microscopes. The most prominent world religions all started over ~1,500+ years ago, with many doubling that. Think about that for a minute...
They did not have telescopes, and as a result many believed that the earth was the center of the cosmos. The sun and stars revolved around the earth, and creation was centered on earth. They did not understand...
By the way I am not here teaching anything. A teacher expect his or her students to understand. I know that there are only a few people that can understand the true message of Jesus Christ our Lord and God.
(Matthew 7:13-14) “Enter by the narrow gate since the road that leads to perdition is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
(Matthew 20:16) “So the last shall be first and the first last: for many be...
I have here a collection of questions for only those who believe in the below five concepts should answer.
1) Believers in conscious eternal punishment.
2) Believers in "Hell", (Luk 16:24) (Mat 5:29) "Hell" in this passage refers to (γέεννα) (Gehenna) and not "Hell" as in Sheol or Hades (the grave or place of the dead).
3) Believers in Lucifer as an angel created by God.
4) An eternal Lake of Fire which is also conscious eternal punishment.
5) That God is Omniscient (all seeing/knowing)...
"Spotlight", a major motion picture depicting child-sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, is one of the biggest movies of the year, and the reviews are phenomenal. Do you think this is a good thing that this is being publicized and shown to the world in this cinematic way? Has anyone seen it yet?
There is a problem faced by every theory of God as someone who created the entire universe out of nothing and who is the source of all laws and principles of nature and existence.
The problem this kind of formulation brings up is that if God is the source of everything then there is no rational justification for calling Him good or righteous.
Generally if you're going to call someone good or righteous it is because there is a particular standard of behavior (which transcends them) to which...
JW's pride themselves for being the only ones who make God's Name known, being witnesses for Jehovah. Which, I admire in them. Not the pride and boasting, but the fire they have for doing what they honestly believe they should be doing.
My question is this: If they/we are truly supposed to have the "WORK OF BEARING WITNESSES CONCERNING JEHOVAH", why does the dragon in Revelation 12:17 wage war on the ones, "who observe the commandments of God and "HAVE THE WORK OF BEARING WITNESS CONCERNING...
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