The most common is the idea that humans became this way from monkeys. This is crazy, at best. Have you ever seen a monkey transform into a person? I suggest you try it sometime. Go to a zoo and watch the monkeys. Try it, if you don’t believe me. You could stand there for hours, days, or months if…
You can’t define beauty based on an individual, nor can you base beauty on a number of people. Beauty has it’s own definition with all people. As the saying goes, ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.’ Or, something like that. So, who are you to say someone is ugly? I mean, everyone calls other people ugly. It’s part of our nature? We constantly pull out the flaws in other people.
Do you have a person to talk to that you’re just comfortable around? Do you let everything out to that person? I think that it’s special to be able to have a heartfelt conversation with someone. It’s like when you’re trying to explain something to them your heart is crying out in a way. It leads to tears and deep conversations that should be cherished.
Hell is a very complex subject. I will share what I know, alright? :)
Hades is a place of temporariness for demons and those waiting resurrection and judgment. It will be thrown into the lake of fire, so it is not Hell.
Hell is a place that is away from God's presence (2 Th. 1:19), which implies those in Hell shall still exist. They shall also be tortured (Mt. 18:34) and experience pain forever (2 Th 1:5-8). Hell is a place of fire and worms (Mark 9:47-48). If worms can survive these fires, so shall those unjust who are receiving their eternal punishment. Also in Hell there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mt. 13:42, 50).
I do not think spirits simply die based on Scripture. Traditional, orthodox Christianity affirms these doctrines not out of tradition but out of study of the Bible.
So even Christians will go to Hades? If it is for those waiting for the resurrection and judgement, that must mean everyone goes to Hades, because everyone will be resurrected (1 Corinthians 15:51-54).
I think you may have given me the wrong verse when you said 2 Th. 1:19, because it doesn’t exist. haha.
A thing to be careful with is the translation from Hebrew to Greek. When the Bible was translated to Greek, the normal religion was the Greek mythology, in which after death came Hades. No afterlife was not even a concept known to them; there was not word for that. In the OT, the word used for “grave” was sheol. It means “the state, or place, of the dead,” or, “gravedom.” The Greeks had no word for this, so it was translated to Hades in the OT. Thus, where the word “hell” is in the NT, it was translated from the Greek version, which was hades…this is an incorrect translation (http://truthortradition.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1154).
Now, for 2 Th. 1:5-8, it never says they will experience pain forever. They will be punished, and that is because they will be thrown into the lake of fire.
I’m a little confused about Mark 9:47-48 and Matthew 18:34, but I’ll get back to you about that. Although I can say that the ESV version uses “jailers” for Mt. 18:34.
Mt. 13:42, 50 - that could still be speaking about the lake of fire I am speaking about.
I mean no offense to anyone who does believe in hell, I’m just trying to explain my beliefs. :)
i say “Oh my God” and stuff. but something i really hate is “God damn.” it’s disrespectful to Him, as well as “OMFG.”
i don’t consider myself “religious” in the sense that i go more for truth than tradition. but i am extremely offended by these phrases that i hear every day in school and in songs, and i hate the disrespect to the Almighty God.
I think that shy guys are incredibly cute. A stranger has complimented me before. I always hold the door open if somebody behind me is going through the same door. The last shoes I wore were black. I own a pair of white flip flops. I have a personal xanga. I doodle on my notes during class sometimes. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I actually study for tests. I cannot do a cartwheel. I can do a handstand underwater. I’m physically affectionate toward certain friends. I have not tried tomato soup with grilled cheese. I use AIM. I have the old version of AIM because I like it better than the new one. I’ve never had the chicken pox. I hate leaving voicemails. I like stuffed crust pizza. I have a scanner. I was named after somebody. I do not have a tattoo. There’s a piece of jewelry that I wear daily. I shower at night. I prefer the sunrise over the sunset. The walls in my room are a color other than white. I have a picture of myself kissing somebody. My guy friends like to carry me around. I wear gray eyeliner. I’m constantly misplacing my chapstick. I’m not afraid of snakes. I don’t get sick easily. I like green tea ice cream. My nails are naturally healthy and strong. I have a job. I have my own car. I still live with my parents. When I was little, I loved string cheese. I have to pee right now. When I’m trying not to cuss, I yell out gibberish. I have freckles. I want a pet chinchilla. I love it when my car has a full tank of gas. We don’t have a desktop computer at my house. My parents are from a country that isn’t the one we currently reside in. (well, one of them) I dislike the wind. I’ve had 5+ piercings throughout my life. I’m the shortest adult in my family. I almost always do my homework. My name ends in a vowel. I sing and dance obnoxiously when I’m home alone. I like the way mango smells. I prefer silver over gold. I already have plans for my future wedding. My bathing suit is a two piece. I’ve taught somebody how to swim before. The last highlighter I used was yellow. I know the first three ballet positions.
something i don’t thank God enough for is my friends. i do thank Him for them, but i never really realized how much God has blessed me with them.
friday and yesterday i had some really good talks with two really great friends. after talking to them, i feel a lot better about something that was bothering me. the advice and the comforting words really, really helped me.
knowing that i can talk to them about anything without judgement is just so amazing…it’s something that i have thanked God for recently, because without Him, i wouldn’t even be here. i wouldn’t have my friends, and i thank God that they know Him too. it’s a totally different thing when someone who knows God gives you advice, because they have God to help them know what to say.
Annihilation! I can understand this doctrine, though I do not believe it. This is idea does not cheapen the Gospel, no worries. Ahah.
haha. well I’d like you to understand why I believe this, so I’m just going to copy and paste something I told someone else who was curious. This is from the book “The Christian’s Hope - The Anchor of the Soul” by John Schoenheit. Everything has Biblical reference…here it is:
It’s important to understand the order of things in the Bible. [“Quotes” are from Shoenheit.] 1. Garden of Eden - original paradise; see Genesis 1-3 2. The Old Testament - “During this time, God deals first with Gentiles, and then, after the inception of the nation of Isreal via Jacob, with both Jews and Gentiles.” 3. The First Coming of Jesus Christ - “He was born, grew, ministered, was crucified, and then raised from the dead.” see Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John 4. The Day of Pentecost - (Acts 2). “This event starts the Christian Church. From this point, those who believe, either Jew or Gentile, become ‘…one new man..’ in Christ (Eph. 2:14-17).” 5. The Christian Church - “We live in the Administration of God’s Grace, the Administration of the Secret (Eph. 3:2 and 9).” 6. The Rapture - “The Christian Church is taken off the earth and meets Christ in the air (Christ does not land on the earth) and is with him through the Tribulation (1 Cor. 15:51-54; 1 Thess. 4:13-18). Christians will stand before Judgement Seat of Christ. With the Christian Church gone, Jews and Gentiles remain on earth and God deals with them as separate entities just as He did in the OT and in the Gospels (Rev. 7, etc).” [christians will also receive new, spiritual bodies] 7. The Tribulation - “The period of intense trouble that is often spoken of in the OT (Rev 6-19).” [this will last 7 years] 8. The 2nd Coming of Christ to the earth to Isreal and the battle of Armageddon - “Christ comes down from heaven with his armies (his 2nd Coming) and fights the battle of Armageddon, which ends the tribulation. He congquers the earth (Rev. 14:17-20; 16:16; 19:11-21) and the Beast and False Prophet are thrown into the lake of fire. The Devil is chained for 1000 years (Rev. 19:20; 20:1-3)” 9. The 1st Resurrection, AKA the Ressurection of the Just - (Rev. 20:4-6). All the righteous who died before the day of Pentecost or during the Tribulation are raised from the dead and judged. Also at this time is the ‘Sheep and Goat Judgement’ (Matt. 25). Those people who survived the Tribulation and are judged righteous are allowed into the Millenial Kingdom, while those who survive but are found unrighteous are thrown into the lake of fire.” 10. The Millenial Kingdom - “This lasts 1000 years (Rev. 20:4-9).” 11. Satan loosed - “During this ‘short time’ (Rev. 20:3), he deceives the nations of the world. THese nations attack Jerusalem (Rev. 20:7-9).” 12. The final war - “Fire comes from heaven and destroys the enemies of God. The devil is thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:9 and 10). 13. The 2nd Resurrrection (Resurrection of the Unjust) & the White Thrown Judgement - “The unrighteous of all time and all those who died during the Millenial Kingdom are raised and judged. The saved enter the Everlasting Kingdom while the unsaved are thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15).” 14. The Everlasting Kingdom - “God sets up His Kingdom on earth and it lasts forever (Rev. 21 & 22).”
Now, when something is thrown into fire, it is destroyed- it does not continue suffering for the rest of eternity. Therefore, when we die, we do not go to heaven or hell, but our fate (everlasting life or being thrown into the lake of fire) is determined at the Judgement; whichever one we happen to fall into.
You can’t just assume that you want to be with the person after knowing that person for a couple days. I dislike how quick people jump into love. It defeats the whole purpose of getting to know the person and falling in love. When people jump into a relationship it’s like two strangers talking to…
“I am a teenager but I’m not those uncontrollable hormonal freaks. I listen to my heart and I don’t want to see your private parts. I’m beautiful because I got a soul and all those girls just got ass”—(via lailaiedition)