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1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
That may seem easy to understand at first; but then why did Jesus talk about saving flesh?
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
I don't think there's a real contradiction after I really thought about it, but it posed a problem for me when I first thought about the two verses put...
The bible is written as a "dialectic"...where there is a thesis...an antithesis..and when these agree we have synthesis. it is a way to understanding the truth based on the way our brains work. We have 2 poles in our brain that function each separately. It's what allows us to become hypocrites for instance. So it is only as BOTH sides of the brain are brought into the mix that we can perceive what truth is. Most people will argue from one side or the other..so that they never are able to grasp the truth. instead they have "their" truth...a side of a truth.
A good example of this in religion is the Calvinist/Armenian dialectic.
So then neither is right. But by looking at arguments from BOTH sides we can arrive at a balanced...
Far too many Christians and other faiths believe that the dead go to heaven.
This is regardless of how awful the person was.
Ministers and preachers of all denominations promote and maintain this nonsensical idea even when burying or burning the most evil criminals.
The Bible quite clearly says all the dead go into their graves so what do you think and why do you think you go to heaven when you die?
If you have the maturity to read something all the way through, carefully and slowly, without judging, you might like this article.
If you lack that ability, don't bother opening this. (It isn't being placed here to listen to arguments about how you "know" what is correct. It's probably too long for you, anyway. LOL)
A New Look At Tongues
The reason I ask is because I have only been here a little over a week and was nicely welcomed, but shortly after that at least one welcomer who really post's a lot here,
turned on me and attacked me pretty harshly, and then a woman here did the same thing. Hey , I've only been here a week and consider myself a pretty, friendly guy, and pretty happy.
I ended up using the "IGNORE Feature" and that helped a lot.
But boy,after reading other posts and topics and how people go at it with each other, with NO LOVE INTENDED, It feels like I'm on one of my other Non-Christian forums, where people like to tear into each other brutally, with no intentions but to destroy their perceived foes..
I thought there was supposed to be a...
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Our encounter is with Jesus and anointed with the Holy Spirit through repentance and faith in the Cross.
It is our changed heart, our cleansed experience, our reformed and transformed lives that we demonstrate the eternal work Christ has worked in us.
It is impossible to claim the presence of the God in ones heart and not show fruit or life.
Abiding in Christ will always produce fruit, while not abiding in Him and His word, will destroy and kill whatever...
We are 6 years away from the year 6000 from creation, which is the true timing of the second coming of the Mashiach, which is why God created in 6 days and set apart the 7th day as a Shabbath, to foreshadow his 7,000 year plan for this earth, with the last 1,000 years set apart as the millennial Shabbath of this earth. And because of this is why the Mashiach must come in the year 6000 from creation, to begin the millennial Shabbath of this earth, exactly as it is written in ancient texts in the epistle of Barnabas and the Midrash, "God made the works of his hands in 6 days, and he ended on the 7th day, and rested on it, and he set it apart. Give heed, children, what this means; He ended in 6 days. He means this, that in 6,000 years the...
Sharing a couple of excerpts from this link:
The Pagan Origins of Modern “Speaking in Tongues”
"His story reminded me of the fact that unintelligible babbling known as “speaking in tongues” in the modern Pentecostal movement is widely practiced in cults and even in non-Christian and pagan religions."
Scriptural proof for that is Isaiah 8:19.
Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? KJV
So that means there was a supernatural tongue that was just babbling nonsense...