If God loves me why would He send me to hell?A question I've seen and heard many times. Often used to justify a sin.If God loves me why would He send me to hell?3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
People mistakenly seem to think that because Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to clean our sins, we are forever saved regardless of what we do. His sacrifice wasn't meant to take away our sins so we could keep living a sinful life, walk away from His righteous ways and still somehow get to heaven. He sacrificed Himself for us to ensure that even if we sin, we can have the hope of being redeemed, of being forgiven and saved, if we accept our mistakes and ask forgiveness.
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." ~1 Peter 2:24
Nowadays, people want to be saved, but they don't want to repent. Repentance is: "To change one's mind. A change of heart, that involves turning away from sin" (Ezekiel 14:6)
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fro
Objective Proof of GodIf I tossed a coin 2000 times and called it right every single time, what would you think?Objective Proof of God4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I can only imagine some of the things you would be thinking, but they would all stem from one rationalization: that what was happening defied logic.
To make sure we are on the same page, let me give you some quick facts about the Bible: The Bible was written over a span of about 1500 years (from 1445 BC to 95 AD) in 3 continents, in 3 languages, by 40 authors, and has 66 books. It's mostly a collection of letters written to churches. We can verify the dates of the books of the Bible through the efforts of historians, linguists, and archeologists.
" . . . a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. . . They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." Psalm 22: 17-18
What event is this verse referring to? If you have a basic knowledge of Christianity, then you know this is talking about Jesus' crucifixion. If you
Thankful To Be ALIVE!!Again...no one can tell me there isn't a God...because I can tell you, right now...if there wasn't a God...I would be dead. Plain and simple as that. You may still have your doubts, but my doubts have been forever erased, never to return (thank God).Thankful To Be ALIVE!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last night...I was a foolish young woman. I behaved selfishly, and in a moment of pain and hurt and anger, I hurt myself. I tried to OD in rebellion to those around me who mock me for the simplest things, and have their jolly fun at the expense of my emotions. I...did not know how much of my painkillers I took. A handful, at least...the rest of the bottle that I had. In a moment's clarity, I realized my terrible mistake, and I fell flat on my face before God and begged Him for mercy...for I didn't know if I was going to live or die in the next few hours. As I prayed and sought forgivness for my selfish sin and self-destruction attempt...I felt the Spirit of God come to me and say this, "Dani...you have forgotten why you are alive. You need
Someone To HateYou smile at my face then stab me when I turn my backSomeone To Hate2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I cannot go anywhere in this world without an inch of slack
But that's alright, I don't need to be "okay" in this place
Your whispered words of hatred and ridicule I will embrace
This world scoffs at me and tells me my faith is pointless
But I can stand here and say that your bitterness is worthless
I was once "of this world", but then I quickly changed
This world is not my home, in this place I am estranged
I am not afraid to say that I am someone to hate
I can say that this is a culture I will not tolerate
So call me your enemy, for that is what I am
I will not make war with you, but my Savior can
Don't try to change me, because you will never succeed
You can push me and beat me but I will follow my creed
This world has offered nothing but her pain and lies
Look close and see the fiery conviction within my eyes
So take your words and your pride and leave my presence
I am a warrior through to the soul and full of diligence
I will n
I am a Christian - Read Descrp~~~~I am a Christian - Read Descrp4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Hi! I am Kristina and I am a Christian.
~Yes, I love Jesus.
~No, I am not completely boring.
~No, I do not carry my Bible with me everywhere.
~No, I do NOT talketh liketh Ieth waseth ineth aeth Shasperianeth playeth.
~No, I am not completely conservative.
~No, I do not think non-Christians are all horrible.
~No, I do not HAVE to go to church. (I choose to)
~No, my prayers are not 30 minutes long.
~No, I do not sprinkle Holy Water at people.
~No, I do not judge people by their faith.
~No, I do not wear a crucifix/cross. (Although I would actually like one hmm..)
~No, I am not above emotions.
~No, I do not recite scriptures all the time.
~Yes, I do listen to regular music.
~Yes, I do wear 'normal' clothing.
~Yes, I eat normal food.
~Yes, I am happy with my life as a Christian.
~Yes, I have personal reasons for my belief in my faith.
~Yes, I am allowed to have fun.
~Yes, I share with people my faith.
~Yes, I am rather normal.
~Yes, I'm just as human as you are.
`No, I'm not per
What Is A Christian?So, recently, I was thinking about what it means to be a Christian and how others view Christians. As I sat in solitude, thinking about this, the Holy Spirit revealed to me a vision, a snapshot of what He sees in Christians today. Now I understand that some of you may already know this and that is okay. This is something that I knew sort of. And perhaps some of you need to have your eyes opened. Maybe you are not a Christian and you do not desire to become one...and maybe just maybe I can help you understand the differences.What Is A Christian?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I decided to walk in darkness and serve Satan one thing became very clear to me:
There are two types of Christians the true Christian and the false Christian. Just like there was a true follower of Satan and a poser. Even as a Satanist this bothered me. Even then you would have heard me say something like this, "If you are not going to go all the way, then don't even call yourself a Christian!"
18 Questions Asked by AtheistTop 18 Questions Asked by Atheists18 Questions Asked by Atheist4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-- These are taken from my own personal experience discussing with atheists. You can find them also in my "How I Know God Exists" journal, but I thought I'd spread them to the public more. Hopefully both atheists and Christians will read these and learn more.
--Note that I try to keep these concise and to the point. I could probably write a small book on each individual one, haha. But for space and time's sake, I won't. That's why I've also supplied plenty of links for you to learn more. If you think I don't fully answer something, read the links I give you. If you have more questions concerning something, read the links I give you. Anyone who comes to me asking about something that the links could have answered will be ignored.
1. Why would God allow evil?
Two words: free will.
We have free will to commit evil, and free will to choose not to.
Evil is the absence of God. The same way cold is the absence of heat, and darkness is the abs
You were created to be God's belovedJesus loves you apart from your actions. Yes, it is good to do good things. And Jesus wants to be involved in every aspect of your life, so part of your relationship with Him is to enjoy working side by side with Him in your ministry and whatever He has given you to do. But know that even if you never did any work for Him, He would still love you and care for you and be part of your life.You were created to be God's beloved3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are a child of God because of what Jesus accomplished for you. Not because of anything you accomplished on your own. Some people worry and feel bad because they know they are supposed to be involved in ministering to others somehow, but they don't feel like they are living up to their full potential, or maybe they don't feel like they are accomplishing anything for God at all, and so they feel like maybe God is angry at them for not doing what they are supposed to do. But Jesus died so that you could have eternal life (John 3:16), Jesus died so that you could have a relationship with Hi
7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Wicca/Paganism7 Reasons Why I Choose Christianity over Wiccan/Paganism7 Reasons Why Christianity Over Wicca/Paganism3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-One of the teachings of Wicca is reincarnation. But there is no evidence in support of reincarnation. There is no way to prove it exists.
-Christianity teaches we have one life, and that has much evidence for it.
-How do you know the gods and goddesses of Wicca exist? Can you prove it?
-The Christian God has evidence to prove Him (see artist description).
---Why would I leave Christianity which teaches something proven, for Wiccan which teaches something unproven?
-In Wicca, Satan does not exist. But then how can it explain the origin of demons? The practices of Satanists? Or the testimonies of those who have been to Hell and back? (see artist description)
-Christianity affirms the existence of Satan and is very specific about his nature.
---Why would I join Wicca when it contradicts my own experiences about Satan?
3. More Denial
-Wicca denies the existence of Heaven of Hell