give yourself to the lord ,
Religion in 2019, lol that’s soooo 1500’s
Did someone just get done with grade 9 english?
My name is not Christian but I came here. Don't ban plox
Hell wasn’t intended for humans but when sin came into the world, humans were doomed for hell unless they did all those old convanent rules. The death and resurrection for Jesus gave humans a way to make it to heaven. If God wasn’t loving he wouldn’t have done that for us. Salvation is a gift to humanity and they have the choice to accept or refuse it.
Although if you are to say why did God create humans if he knew what was going to happen. No one knows the definite answer to this because we can’t comprehend that idea with finite minds.
I’m not pushing religion onto anyone I’m just informing what Christianity really is.
So your problems with the God of the Bible comes down to: you believe free will and God being omnipotent are mutually exclusive, and you find the existence of the book of life "unfair". I don't remember the Bible every saying God is omnipotent actually, there are some things God cannot do (for example, he cannot lie). Personally I don't see how I can't have free will and make my own decisions while God is still powerful- but it's not really an important Christian doctrine, calvinists exist, although your second issue sort of stems from presuming predestination. Hell is an interesting idea, it's actually not used that much in the Bible and the fiery eternal punishment was mostly propagated by the catholic church into scaring people to follow them rather than from scripture itself. There's also a couple different things people refer to as "hell". From Greek there's "hades", where unsaved people who have rejected Christ's gift go, presumably in the center of the Earth. There's also a second compartment called paradise. Basically it's a land of the dead, there's not really "punishment" here. The eternal lake of fire that you're probably thinking of is gehenna, and people are only cast there after judgement in the end times. The best way to describe hell is being "without god", which is what living with sin is as well, disobeying God's law causes seperation from him. If you choose to reject God's free gift then there's nothing he can really do it's your choice, but if you want eternal life it's available for free.
Nothing is true; everything is permitted.
To say that nothing is true, is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic.
Might be a game quote. But it is true. Every actions that we do will have a possible outcome. This is the free will God gave us. To keep the outcome balance your actions should be rewarded or punished. It is the way we see through our heart and achieve what we desire. For one to be happy he can make others happy or he can make others cry.
If everyone is saint in the world life will be boring. If everyone is rapist and murderers humanity will be lost. Every religion is trying to teach the same.
I am not questioning your faith. As one christian to other christian I am asking one question. Why the great Pope living in a place like palace without doing any work and the other hand a hard working normal christian living homeless. Is that the way of Christianity?
I may have little faith in god still, But I lost faith in the system.
How would you define "free will"? We are not ultimately self-determining no matter If religious or not. We can't choose many things nor can we run from our responsibilities. If you break the rules other people will most likely decide your faith be they authorities, family or divine creatures.
You may have meant "Freedom", as It's different from "free will". The problem is there is no generally accepted definition of either “freedom” or "free will". The point is "free will" isn't when you can do whatever you want and get away with it. Do you get away when you commit a crime? No, authorities will interfere and punish you. The same goes with Christianity. The only difference is religion gives you the entire life on Earth and do not interfere during your life, so you get your "verdict" at the end of the road; that's what free will is according to Bible's definition. Free will cannot exist without responsibilities.
To put it simply, you fuck up big times - you get the outcome you deserve. These are the consequences for taking advantage of free will.
Odin is the only true god.
All religions will die out slowly. More and more young people don´t believe in a (or multiple) god and that´s a good thing.