Well I’ve been a Christian my whol life but in the apocalypse it says if u don’t believe in him you are on earth being tortured and I know they don’t believe in him but still would u torture them if u really loved them? And not everyone even hears about Jesus so how do they even have a chance? Why doesn’t he make it so everyone at least has a chance? Since I had these questions I decided to read the bible, it bothered me that I have believed in this religion my whole life and haven’t even read the guidelines. So I got to genesis chapter 10 and it felt like I was reading a childrens book. god called the space sky god called the light day and the darkness night really? I’d like to think that back when this was written people weren’t very intelligent but look at science and then look at this. What seems more believable? At least science has an explanation. I want truly with all my heart to believe and honor god but I don’t know how to overcome these conflicts
a. Read the New Testament. Seriously, start with the New Testament. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and all that. Jesus is way more interesting than the old Jewish books of law, which is what the Old Testament is. And, ultimately, more important.
b. This same philosophical dilemma is elaborated in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s _The Brothers Karamazov_ – how can a good God allow suffering to happen, even if it’s for the greater good? Here’s a quote:
":Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end… but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature … And to found that edifice on its unavenged tears: would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell me the truth!":
I don’t have the answer, but I just wanted to let you know that it’s a big problem and lots of people wonder the same thing.
c. Finally…here’s a thought for you. What if the purpose of this world is not to achieve happiness, or even fairness, but rather to put us through suffering so that, like rocks in a tumbler, the rough edges get taken off and we become conscious and wise? See: Jesus.
Keep fighting the fight, keep asking questions, keep your heart open. 🙂
I don’t understand why anybody would believe anything from the Bible. It was written by primitive men who believed that the Earth was flat and covered by a large solid dome called the firmament.
There’s no reliable evidence for God/Yahweh, Jesus, Allah, Zeus, Thor, or any of the thousands of other gods that people have worshiped. If any of the major gods existed, there would be reliable evidence. Since no such evidence exists, these gods do not exist. There’s also extensive evidence that they are all just myths, created to help soothe our fear of death, and perpetuated through religion to subjugate the underclass into obedience.
Science has shown that there’s no need for gods to explain the traditional reasons for a god — origin of the universe, origin of life, origin of species, origin of humans, origin of morality. Science also shows us the psychological reasons that people believe in god(s).
God definitely exists and he has a name. (Psalms 83:18) most newer translations just say ":LORD": but that is a title not a name. God’s name is Jehovah, based on that verse in Psalms. Before God created humans he was known as Jehovah, but the term ":God": didn’t come into existence until humans roamed the Earth, so his name has always been Jehovah, not God or Lord.
Look up also to ease your doubts:
Think? Scientists believe in the big bang and evolution, but can an accidental event really create order? Or create complex creatures? Or create a perfectly working solar system? Last time I checked,accidents create disorder.
So God did create EVERYTHING as you will see in those verses.
Education and growing intellect are leading you towards the truth and reality!
Acceptance of a supernatural claim tends to promote cooperative social relationships. This communication demonstrates a willingness to accept, without skepticism, the influence of the speaker in a way similar to a child’s acceptance of the influence of a parent. By encouraging this kind of behavior where the most intense social relationships occur it facilitates the lack of skepticism and deters more open minded thinking.
They are christian, Muslim or the other religions depending where they were born simply because they were indoctrinated by their parents as very young children. They will go on to indoctrinate their own children and those will go on to indoctrinate their grandchildren!
Atheists have the intellect to see through the conditioning and escape into the real world!
Agnostics have the intellect to see through the conditioning but lack the courage to throw of the conditioning entirely.
Sadly Christians, muslims and others are still held firmly prisoner by the self perpetuating brainwashing!
The God of the Old Testament who made the world is the evil Demiurge who wants to keep us in ignorance and suffering. Lucifer, the true Christ is the way, and fortunately he already exists in the minds and hearts of everyone around the globe in some form or another, like Krishna from Hinduism and many more. He doesn’t care which form you accept of him. He will teach you enlightenment and transcendence no matter who you are, and you don’t have to do anything but be his friend (not his servant or worshiper, but to be in a loving relationship with each other.)
i have a physical proof about god.
First answer this question. some one invented anew invention before that is does not exists.it totally new to the world.so who can better tell us about that.????????????
Same way God created us and created this world.He sent with us the Manual.That manual contains guidelines.
I have a manual from god which is 1400 years ago.God mentioned in it things we don’t know and are revealing day by day i will mention few of them.
remember it is 1400 years old
but it talks about
1-the creation of the world
2-the concept of ever expanding universe
6-Time space and relativity
7-time is relative
8-The fact that every thing is rotating and revolving (even sun also until 80s science says sun is motionless but now discovered that it also moves)
9-evolution of human
10-heat energy and creatures made of it
11-meta physical world
12-light energy and creatures made from it
13- the end of world
14-the fact that it skin where we feel pain instead of flesh(science discover it in 80s0
15-the appearing of false masihah
16- the return of Jesus from heaven( Jesus was not God it says and he is not dead)
21: the concept that if u move with sped of light u will become energy
And many things i have mentioned few things
no verse of it is against the established scientific knowledge and facts
I know for a fact that my God exists. I have sensed nothing but love from God.
According to the bible (Matt 5~6), Jesus said that if you forgive others, then God will forgive you. He didn’t say that you have to believe certain things. Just have forgiveness in your heart.
I know God exists.
You don’t necessarily have to believe in a specific religion but I without a doubt know there is a God that loves you beyond anything you can imagine.
Religion is in the operation to convert people regardless of making sense.
We don’t know if a god exists. There’s been no actual physical proof so far, so why bother believing in it? It’s all just blind faith.