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Old 01-08-2019, 04:36 PM
 
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Yes. It is the only one to answer these questions (stolen)


A. Our Origin
B. The reason we are here
C. Standard of Morality
D. Our Destiny
allah did it?
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Last time I checked, Hinduism and the bible share exact prophesies and exact links that are no doubt evidence that both came from the same source.
I've read Hindu prophesies and historical myths, there are more dissimilarities than similarities, in my opinion. However, even between Norse and Hellenic religion and ancient Hindu religions, there are lingual and tropic similarities, the ancient Hindu religious ideas would have had to travel through Persia and Arabia (by sea) then through the land of Cannan. Migration and trade are very real (and apparently powerful) things.

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Old 01-09-2019, 05:05 AM
 
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what are these prophecies?
Jeremiah, Daniel and Christianity.

Daniel was written to explain why Jeremiah failed. And Daniel was recalculated when that prophecy failed. Christianity was developed on that idea, but the generation passed and we are still here.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:34 PM
 
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Jeremiah, Daniel and Christianity.

Daniel was written to explain why Jeremiah failed. And Daniel was recalculated when that prophecy failed. Christianity was developed on that idea, but the generation passed and we are still here.
Have you bothered to study those two Jewish books in Hebrew?...
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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Yes. It is the only one to answer these questions (stolen)


A. Our Origin
B. The reason we are here
C. Standard of Morality
D. Our Destiny
The whole point of Christianity is to safeguard the eternal well being of human souls. Yet there is no evidence the Christian hell exists.

Millions of children under 5 die every year. Think of the fact that most of these men and women believe in God, and are praying at this moment for their children to be spared. And their prayers will not be answered. According to Christians this is all part of God’s plan. Any God who would allow children by the millions to suffer and die in this way, and their parents to grieve in this way, either can do nothing to help them, or doesn’t care to. He is therefore either impotent or evil.

And worse than that many of these people, certainly—–will be going to Hell because they’re praying to the wrong God. Just think about that. Through no fault of their own, they were born into the wrong culture, where they got the wrong theology, and they missed the revelation. There are 1.2 billion people in India at this moment. Most of them are Hindus, most of them therefore are polytheists.

So God created the cultural isolation of the Hindus, He engineered the circumstance of their deaths in ignorance of revelation, and then he created the penalty for this ignorance, which is an eternity of conscious torment in fire. On the other hand your run-of-the-mill serial killer in America, who spent his life raping and torturing children, need only come to God, come to Jesus, on Death Row, and after a final meal of fried chicken, he’s going to spend an eternity in Heaven after death, ok. One thing should be crystal clear to you: This vision of life has absolutely nothing to do with moral accountability.

Given all the good—all that this God of yours does not accomplish in the lives of others, given the misery that’s being imposed on some helpless child at this instant, this kind of faith is obscene. Ok, to think in this way is to fail to reason honestly, or to care sufficiently about the suffering of other human beings. And if God is good and loving and just and kind, and he wanted to guide us morally with a book, why give us a book that supports slavery? Why give us a book that admonishes us to kill people for imaginary crimes, like witchcraft. According to Christians, Divine Command theory, God is not bound by moral duties; God doesn’t have to be good. Whatever he commands is good, so when he commands that the Israelites to slaughter the Amalekites, that behavior becomes intrinsically good because he commanded it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:25 PM
 
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Have you bothered to study those two Jewish books in Hebrew?...
Is the language important?
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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Is the language important?
To me, the ' language ' that is important is what is written at Zephaniah 3:9 'the pure language' ( religious truth).
Since the Bible is Not written in alphabetical order of ABC then we need to view Scripture by topic or subject arrangement.
A comprehensive concordance acts as a QR (quick reference) to locate scriptures by topics or by subjects.
Since Jesus taught that 'Scripture is religious truth' at John 17:17 then to me that is the language that is most important.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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The whole point of Christianity is to safeguard the eternal well being of human souls. Yet there is no evidence the Christian hell exists. .............................
I am wondering what evidence is there that a non-biblical religious myth hell exists.
Myth hell is what is often taught as being the Christian hell.
False clergy teach a non-biblical hell as being Scripture but is Not taught in Scripture.
Does anyone know of anyone righteous that went to hell ___________
According to Acts 2:27 the day righteous Jesus died he went to hell.
Jesus was in hell until his God resurrected Jesus out of the Bible's hell.
If biblical hell was a permanent place then Jesus would still be in hell.

Since Jesus and the old Hebrew Scriptures teach ' sleep ' in death, then the dead do Not feel pain.
- John 11:11-14; Psalms 6:5; 13:3; 115:17; 146:4; Isaiah 38:18; Ecclesiastes 9:5
So, the Bible's hell, the Christian hell, is simply mankind's stone-cold temporary grave for the sleeping dead.
Even the word cemetery means: sleeping place and Not torture place.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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To me, the ' language ' that is important is what is written at Zephaniah 3:9 'the pure language' ( religious truth).
Since the Bible is Not written in alphabetical order of ABC then we need to view Scripture by topic or subject arrangement.
A comprehensive concordance acts as a QR (quick reference) to locate scriptures by topics or by subjects.
Since Jesus taught that 'Scripture is religious truth' at John 17:17 then to me that is the language that is most important.
So the language you refer to isn’t Greek or Aramaic, but something different entirely? A language of religious truth? It shouldn’t be read sequentially, but topic based?

If I have interpreted your post correctly, can you tell me what a language of religious truth is? How do you address metaphorical language in the Bible? Is it categorized under the literal topic or the metaphorical subject? If metaphorical, how do we determine what the literal story is a metaphor of?

Does it matter if we read th3 Bible in English, Latin, Greek, Aramaic, French, German or Chinese? Does the religious language hold to its divine truth regardless of translation?
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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The metaphorical bible is easily understood. The literal stories are pretty easily seen. In a lot of it anyway. Its only when we try to decipher it literally that it becomes nonsensical. either for or against.
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