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I wonder why the church stresses "no sex before marriage" and "the sanctity of marriage" so much when Jesus says there is no marriage in heaven? After all, Matthew writes:
"25“Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. 27“Last of all, the woman died. 28“In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”...
As one who subscribes and values science (as little as I understand it), verifiable evidence, logic (as little as I understand it), fact checking, etc; I find it perplexing how many who do not hold to such ideals decide what is real and what is not real.
If I were to say to you any given number of things; whatever that may be; how do you decide if I am truthful or if what I'm saying is a possibility, etc?
Cessationism: The gifts of the Holy Spirit were only for the first and maybe second generation of Christians. After the writing of the Bible was completed, the gifts of the Holy Spirit (at least the supernatural ones) disappeared from the face of the Earth.
Continuationism: Nothing has changed in the way in which the Holy Spirit deals with the church. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for all generations, until Judgement day.
It is evident to me that Cessationism has ZERO scriptural...
Let's think about this.
We have an abundance of fossilized remains for tens of thousands (or more) life forms that once inhabited earth but no longer do. All of these different remains are found in different depths all around the globe; which, by itself, suggests that they did not all coexist; a suggestion which is strongly confirmed by multitudes of dating methods. Also fascinating is that we find an absence of fossilized remains of different organisms (most notably but not exclusively)...
1) Belief that certain objects are sacred and some are profane without a logical basis.
2) Belief in a superhuman controlling power without a logical basis.
3) Belief that certain rituals produce specific results without a logical basis.
4) Belief that unobservable begins exists without a logical basis.
5) A system of faith surrounding a person or persons.
6) Belief in a form of persistence for the human conciseness past biological death without a logical basis.
7) A belief...
Or treat them like a religious whacko?
Plus if you could even believe this was possible, that someone is divine in human form, why not be respectful to everyone?
one, yesterday i discovered that in the qur`an, chapter 11 verse 1 states that the verses are perfected and explained in detail, but all of chapter 111 is clearly about muhammad wanting revenge on his uncle and her wife. the entire message of the qur`an would be benefited without that chapter. how are those perfected verses?
two, even if you believe it's supposed to be hard to understand (which makes no sense because that can cause huge amounts of misinterpretation and chaos), that is still...
Forgive my subject.. couldn't think of a better way to put it...
So my question is how a religious person takes on the Satanism issue...
I'd assume one who believes GOD exists also believes the Devil exists...
I am not asking of course about the acts connected to Satanism.. that is under no circumstance a valid way of life from my pov...
But i am wondering whether the idea of worshiping Satan is valid...
It does follow the 10 commandments... and eventually... there is now...
I’m starting to doubt my faith in God. Or should I say that I am slowly losing my faith in Him. I don’t know when it started. One day when I woke up and stopped going to church. I stopped praying unless my professor assigned people to lead the prayer. I am also planning to refuse leading the prayer in class even though they assigned me. I am also dragged to go to church whenever my mom wants us to have a family day. Posts about God start to annoy me. I actually found myself rolling my eyes...
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