• Why is it so hard to understand the Bible?

    Best answer: Scholars have studied the Word of God for years and have not even scratched the surface of Understanding. Those who have accepted Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah as their personal savior can tell you that without the Holy Ghost the Bible is truly hard to Understand. I know of a person who said he was a... show more
    Best answer: Scholars have studied the Word of God for years and have not even scratched the surface of Understanding. Those who have accepted Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah as their personal savior can tell you that without the Holy Ghost the Bible is truly hard to Understand. I know of a person who said he was a lost soul, lost to the wiles of the devil, who sought out a Chaplin but could not enter the Sanctuary from the narthex due to the beguiling influences around him yet after turning to leave he spied a KJV Bible on a shelf next to the entrance door and absconded with it only to find later it may as well have been written in original Greek/Aramaic/Hebrew because he could not Understand it yet God in his mercy for this man sent an angel to explain and interpret it for him.
    Remember what you allow yourself to think, see, hear, say and do literally set into motion Almighty God’s creative powers that form the matrix of life’s reality you find yourself now walking whether good or bad; so knowing this practice each day focusing your whole attention on your movements whether thoughts, sight, sounds, words or deeds, doing that which is good, positive and constructive.
    The Word of God tells us there is life after death and now science is proving it. A British scientist at the forefront of this theory claims that humans have souls, which don't die along with the body. We may not know exactly what consciousness is, but physicist Sir Roger Penrose believes that it's just a packet of information stored at a quantum - or sub-atomic - level. Sensationally, he claims to have found evidence that this information, which is stored in microtubules within human cells, leaves the body after a person dies. Sir Roger has argued that when a person dies temporarily, this quantum information is released into the universe, only to return to the body's cells if the host is brought back to life. He argues that this explains why people can have near-death experiences, and believes that this quantum information amounts to a soul leaving the body. The physics expert said: "If the patient dies, it's possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul."
    "A man can no more diminish God's glory or His Son Jesus by refusing to worship them than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
    The Daniel Project was playing on Netflix and can be found on Face book; this documentary will open the eyes of some skeptics concerning the Word of God, prophecies fulfilled and Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah.
    If you do not know Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah, as your personal savior, yet believe He is Lord, was born of the Virgin Mary, died for your sins, arose from the dead the third day and is now at the right hand of Almighty God, then if so lead say this simple prayer to be saved and have eternal life in the Kingdom of God and not be Judged for sins truly repented.
    Jesus loves you and is calling you.
    “Hear Oh Israel the Lord our God is one Lord and blessed is the Glory of the Lord from His place; Precious Jesus the Christ of Nazareth please forgive me my sins and come into my heart and life forever Amen.”
    If you are sincere in this prayer then know for certain that you are saved and if you need help on your Christian walk contact me through my website below.

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    100 answers · 2 days ago
  • What makes the meat of pigs unholy?

    Best answer: Question: "Why did the Old Testament Law command against the eating of pork?" Answer: Many of the prohibitions and requirements in the Old Testament, seem pointless to the modern Western mind. A case in point is the ban on eating pork (Leviticus 11:7). After all, to most people, a good pork loin served... show more
    Best answer: Question: "Why did the Old Testament Law command against the eating of pork?"

    Answer: Many of the prohibitions and requirements in the Old Testament, seem pointless to the modern Western mind. A case in point is the ban on eating pork (Leviticus 11:7). After all, to most people, a good pork loin served with apples and nuts makes for a very fine meal! Understanding the purpose of the Mosaic Law, generally, and the cultural view of swine in particular is essential to appreciating the restriction on eating pork.

    The Law given to the Israelites had a number of important purposes. Following God’s prescribed actions was not to be a simple ritual; rather, obedience to the Law expressed a strong internal faith in God and healthy fear of Him. Deuteronomy 30 records the blessings God would grant Israel if they followed Him and the curses He would enact if they did not. These blessings and curses were an integral part of the covenant between God and Israel, so the Law was the basis of a conditional covenant. Also, the Law stood as a unique sign of the privilege granted to Israel, setting them apart from their pagan neighbors.

    The whole world in Moses’ time was idolatrous, with each nation believing in many deities. The forbidding of certain foods such as eating pork clearly distinguished between what would later be termed “Jew” and “Gentile.” The dietary restrictions further indicated that Israel was a separate nation, a chosen people, and this helped the Israelites to break free from idolatry—a sin they struggled with (see Exodus 32).

    Under the Old Testament Law, even touching the meat of swine made one ritually unclean (Deuteronomy 14:8). This detail further insulated the Israelites from pagan practices. The Canaanites kept herds of swine and sacrificed them to idols. The connection between swine and pagan worship became so strong that the prophet Isaiah equated the sacrificial offering of pig’s blood with murder—both are called “abominations” (Isaiah 66:3).

    Then there are the hygienic concerns related to the Law’s dietary restrictions. It is well known today that pork carries any number of diseases, and the meat requires stricter cooking techniques than other meats such as beef or poultry. In Moses’ day, there was no knowledge of microscopic pathogens, and the cultural norm was to eat raw or under-cooked meat (Leviticus 19:26). Of course, eating under-cooked pork would have posed a significant health threat to Israel, but God providentially protected them through the Mosaic Law. “If you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you” (Exodus 15:26).
    38 answers · 1 day ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, does YOUR use of "worldly", "Trinitarian" and "Christendom", any better than a racist's use of the N-word?

    Best answer: Jehovah's Witnesses probably don't realise this but the first step on the path to genocide is classification of undesirables. The differences between people are not respected. There's a division of "us and them" which is exactly what the Nazis did at the start of the holocaust. From there... show more
    Best answer: Jehovah's Witnesses probably don't realise this but the first step on the path to genocide is classification of undesirables. The differences between people are not respected. There's a division of "us and them" which is exactly what the Nazis did at the start of the holocaust. From there they forced the objects of their hatred to wear a visible symbol (the yellow star) to identify them as being different and undesirable. Next step is dehumanisation, to strip them of any dignity or rights. And so the hate grows and the members of the "elite" feel justified in how they treat thier perceived enemy. I got that from the 2017 Holocaust Memoria Day booklet.

    Is there any possible link between that and Jehovah's Witnesses? One of the hallmarks of a cult is the manner in which they develop a “them and us” mentality. This is done through the use of stereotypes, of branding others with derogatory terms and excluding people who are perceived to be a threat to the group. Here are some claims:

    The group leaders alone accurately understand the Bible and all other professed Christian religions are part of evil "Christendom" and are teaching error. Members are encouraged to reject religious literature from all other religions. Group members are the only true Christians on the planet.

    The Bible cannot be understood outside of the teachings of the group's leaders. God is using only their group and has appointed their leadership as the only channel of scripture interpretation and instruction in these last days. They are told they must trust this channel completely because God and Christ trust it completely. Doubts and independent thinking are to be avoided.

    All non-members are "worldly" and bad company, they are people with whom they should not have close friendships and associations because they are a spiritual threat that can lead them away from serving the organisation, even if gradually.

    Loyalty to the group and its leadership is equated with loyalty to God. There is no valid reason to leave. Those who resign are accused of leaving God’s chosen organisation, stigmatized as "apostates" and shunned by all members, including their own husband/wife/family.

    This is how the cult of Jehovah's Witnesses acts towards any and all who are perceived as "them" - the undesirables. They brand them all as being "worldly" and any person who is a Trinitarian is part of "Christendom" or "false religion soon to be destroyed at Armageddon." You only have to see some of the hate filled "questions" being directed by some Jehovah's Witnesses against non-Witnesses to begin to understand how the cult mentality is little better than racist language. Of course they will deny it. That's the second hallmark of being in a cult.

    A Watchtower article entitled "Who Is The Antichrist" branded all Trinitarians who do not promote the name Jehovah as being part of the Antichrist. Some even seem to relish the prospect of billions of people being destroyed at Armageddon. I ask you, just how hateful can they get? They are so "holier than thou" they actually think Jehovah wants them to get the Great Tribulation and the persecution started by preaching a message of condemnation. All they are doing is turning people away from their religion. Yet they can't see how they are being manipulated by their cult leaders. They blindly accept every utterance that comes out of the mouths of the seven men of the Governing Body as if Jehovah God himself was speaking. It's tragic.
    33 answers · 2 days ago
  • Wouldn't it have been an evolutionary disadvantage to be hairless? So why would our 'ape' ancestors have shed their hair only to..?

    then have to wear the skins of other animals to keep warm? Hardly an advantage.
    then have to wear the skins of other animals to keep warm? Hardly an advantage.
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  • I want to be a Christian but I don't believe in hell?

    Best answer: I agree.... The concept of Hell that is taught in many churches today is not what the bible teaches and a quick look at the original meaning can clarify this along with other words that get confused in with it. Let me share that with you.... We find the word “hell” in various translations of the Bible yet in the... show more
    Best answer: I agree....

    The concept of Hell that is taught in many churches today is not what the bible teaches and a quick look at the original meaning can clarify this along with other words that get confused in with it. Let me share that with you....

    We find the word “hell” in various translations of the Bible yet in the same verses of different translations we read “the grave,” “the world of the dead,” and so forth. Those words are from the Hebrew the word she’ohl′ and its Greek equivalent hai′des, which literally mean the common grave. One other word from the Greek, ge′en·na, the bible uses as a 'symbol' of eternal destruction. All 3 of these words have been translated 'Hell' by many translators. So why do they use two different meanings as the same? Answer..... Basically this was done to promote the pagan view that hell is a place inhabited by demons and where the wicked, after death, are punished and torment. This teaching has no biblical support therefore when people try to reconcile these adopted pagan views with bible teaching there is much confusion.

    Let me show you what I mean~
    Does the Bible say that the wicked go to hell? Yes
    Ps. 9:17 KJ: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

    Does the Bible also say that the good people go to hell? Yes
    Job 14:13, Dy: “[Job prayed:] Who will grant me this, that thou mayst protect me in hell, and hide me till thy wrath pass, and appoint me a time when thou wilt remember me?”
    (God himself said that Job was a good, God fearing man (Job 1:8) so if Hell is a place of torment, why would he send him there?)
    Acts 2:25-27, KJ: “David speaketh concerning him [Jesus Christ], . . . Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (The fact that God did not “leave” Jesus in hell implies that Jesus was in hell, at least for a time, does it not?)

    So here you can see the bible is teaching both Good and Bad (including Jesus) go to Hell..... or should we say the grave?

    Does anyone ever get out of the Bible hell? Yes
    Rev. 20:13, 14, KJ: “The sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.” (So all the dead will be delivered from hell. Notice also that hell is not the same as the lake of fire but will be cast into the lake of fire) See also John 5:28, 29

    Sadly, as you can see, many Translators have allowed their personal beliefs to cloud their work instead of being consistent in their rendering of the original-language words. For example: (1) The King James Version rendered she’ohl′ as “hell,” “the grave,” and “the pit”; hai′des is as both “hell” and “grave”; ge′en·na is also translated “hell.” (2) Today’s English Version transliterates hai′des as “Hades” and also renders it as “hell” and “the world of the dead.” But besides rendering “hell” from hai′des it uses that same translation for ge′en·na. (3) The Jerusalem Bible transliterates hai′des six times, but in other passages it translates it as “hell” and as “the underworld.” It also translates ge′en·na as “hell,” as it does hai′des in two instances. Thus the exact meanings of the original-language words have been obscured.

    Where did the concept of hell come from if not the bible?
    “Of all classical Greek philosophers, the one who has had the greatest influence on traditional views of Hell is Plato.”—Histoire des enfers (The History of Hell), by Georges Minois, p50.
    “From the middle of the 2nd century AD Christians who had some training in Greek philosophy began to feel the need to express their faith in its terms . . . The philosophy that suited them best was Platonism.”—The New Encyclopædia Britannica (1988), Vol 25, page 890.

    The truth?
    As we can see, everyone goes to the grave when they die. The concept of a Hell and torment forever is an adopted pagan concept not a biblical one. Whether a person is designated for heaven (Rev 5:10) or for the earth (Ps 37:11,29; Mt 5:5) the grave is a person's first point of call before a resurrection for as the bible says:
    (Acts 24:15) . . .and I have hope toward God, which hope these men themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. . . (also Lu 14:14)

    The scriptures at Rev. 20:13,14 clearly show that God will remove or throw Hell (grave) into the lake of fire to be destroyed after it is emptied. Think to yourself. If God is a God of love, would he make those who sinned for a few years suffer in eternal torment forever? In fact, the bible clearly shows that such a concept has never come into his heart (Jer 7:31). And it would not be fair or just for God to burn a person forever for a few mistakes in his short lifetime. Nor would our God want us to serve him out of fear, that does not harmonize with freewill or Love. Simply, God has shown symbolically by the lake of fire that all evil and those practising it will be removed eternally without hope of being resurrected after that time. The Grave ( translated Hell by some versions) is simply that, the place from which all good and bad persons who have died will be resurrected.
    34 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the bible a real thing?

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  • Why do christians use the special pleading fallacy to assert that their god didn't need a creator?

    Best answer: The law of energy says is that it can't be created or destroyed, so the fact that God and/or the universe and/or mankind created out of nowhere from God's magic proves God doesn't exist. Scientists confirm that the universe was a really hot and dense area with infinite energy. I'm not sure how... show more
    Best answer: The law of energy says is that it can't be created or destroyed, so the fact that God and/or the universe and/or mankind created out of nowhere from God's magic proves God doesn't exist.

    Scientists confirm that the universe was a really hot and dense area with infinite energy. I'm not sure how small and we will probably never find out. This had the same energy as today, it always existed.

    However, it was plasma from quarks and gluons. These combined because of gravity to make atoms of hydrogen and helium. Then these even more combined to make stars. Then they expanded because of the Big Bang.

    Then once there was a new star, it produced dust known as nebula. Over millions of years, clots in the dust clouds grew and became planets. This absorbed any leftover dust.

    Any element that exists today that isn't hydrogen or helium was formed by a dead star. This is because once it exploded, it went through nuclear fusion.

    Volcanic gasses + plant release of CO2 made the atmosphere.
    84 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why did Jesus say "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God"?

    Then turn around and say “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."
    Then turn around and say “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."
    36 answers · 2 days ago
  • If suicide is a sin, then why did Jesus kill himself on the cross?

    Best answer: It seems that the Biblical God WAS once smart enough to think up an entire universe. Galaxies, stars, planets, life, people, kitties & puppies & flowers. But then, having pretty much run out of ideas, He was offended by what people were doing. And, BECAUSE He was out of ideas, he could not think of ANY... show more
    Best answer: It seems that the Biblical God WAS once smart enough to think up an entire universe.

    Galaxies, stars, planets, life, people, kitties & puppies & flowers.

    But then, having pretty much run out of ideas, He was offended by what people were doing.

    And, BECAUSE He was out of ideas, he could not think of ANY non-violent way to forgive all those offenses.

    So, He came up with the idea of having a half-human, half NON-human child be born, live a PERFECTLY inoffensive life, and then be slowly tortured to death.

    It's a strange story, and there is no testable evidence that this child was of half-human, half not.

    If it motivates people to treat others with kindness, compassion, and respect, well and good, EVEN IF it is not 100% factual.
    39 answers · 2 days ago
  • What do Christians think of this Armoured Christian say there some truth & some lies in bible?

    Best answer: Is that fellow tipsy?

    Yes, I think he is.

    He was just ejected from the bar.
    Best answer: Is that fellow tipsy?

    Yes, I think he is.

    He was just ejected from the bar.
    7 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Can someone explain why the parts of Genesis where God poofed the animals into existence is to be taken literally, yet the part about...?

    ...the earth being a flat disc isn't?
    ...the earth being a flat disc isn't?
    13 answers · 4 hours ago