This creation and human experiment belongs to God, it is HIS work. They are HIS rules. Obey them!
Hello! (Edited for brevity)
My name is Klara and I heard about your church about a year ago. I am really interested in religion and I have some questions to you. And please know that I am not in trying to be offensive so if you find some of my questions offensive then please know that I am just asking because I’m truly interested and curious. 1. This is a hard question that I’ve been trying to find an answer to for a really long time. How do you know what’s right to believe in? I grew up in a family of agnostics and all my friends are agnostics or atheists so I have never really gotten introduced to a religion. And now when I’m 16, I’m really confused on what to believe in.
This is not a hard question. You are old enough to read. Please get into the Bible and read the words. But of a truth, you will never know what to believe if it is not given you to know from the Lord your God. If He gives you to know, you will know. Please consider these words:
1 John 2:20-28 ¶ But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
That is a small beginning, there are more words that are full of truth, goodness, virtue, instruction, direction, life, health, peace, comfort and more!
- Do you believe everything the bible says? Including things like Noah became 950 years old or do you see those things as metaphors?
YES! YES! There are indeed metaphors in the Bible. All parts of speech are represented in the Bible, as the Creator of all that speech wrote the Bible! However, Noah lived the number of years that the Bible says he lived.
- Why does god disapprove gay relationships and why does he say it’s an abomination?
This creation and human experiment belongs to God, it is HIS work. They are HIS rules and so keeping it simple, when you make such a work, you make the rules. In the meantime, learn by reading the Word of God what HE requires of you, and do it.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
- Leviticus 20:13 says “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death.” And I guess that’s the reason you are against homosexuals. I’ve heard that you don’t hate homosexuals (although you say god does?) but rather care for them and don’t want them to go to hell. But what I don’t understand is how you are trying to reason with them and how it’s not bringing suffering to them when you call them fags. I mean fag isn’t really the nicest word… So isn’t that going against the bible?
So I think you are asking, is using the word fag a violation of God’s word? NO. We did not make that word. The word fag is not offensive, the fags call each other fags, and print it proudly on tee shirts. You need to get past that, and look at the truth of the “hurt my feelings” matter. The fags and most of their enablers don’t care WHAT words you use to say it, they just don’t want you to say it AT ALL! They want everyone to say that you can do whatever you want and God can kick rocks. But under the heading of “things I don’t understand.” Let me share what I don’t understand. It is evident by the things that appear right before your eyes that there is a God. So seeing that we have His word, and KNOWING that a day of judgment is coming, and understanding that the wrath of God is upon the nation, with daily outpouring of grief and sorrow and punishing events (shooters, floods, tornados, fires, droughts, bombers, terrorists, war, unstable and worse economy, disease, etc) what difference does it make if WHAT your feelings are. Your whole duty is to fear and obey God. I don’t see any words that suggest that God cares what you think about HIS requirements, standards, commandments, etc. HE said to OBEY!
1Samuel 15:22-23 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
- Let’s say I was a Satanist. If I then were to see Satan as you see God, and both worship and follow him, would he still punish me when I go to hell?
YES! God will punish you, sending you to hell, and Satan will torment you in this life and the next.
Isaiah 66:22-24 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
Mark 9:41-48 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
- You say that God is so hateful so why would you want to follow him and live in his paradise?
I think you might want to read that question again. We will follow our loving, merciful, righteous and forgiving God into paradise. He is our all in all! Would you have us follow you or anyone else into hell? There are ONLY two options: Heaven and Hell. I beg of you that you not be glib and blasphemous when it comes to your never-dying soul! Please be instructed by this discussion between our Lord and Peter AFTER Christ preached plainly on the sovereignty of God and the utter helplessness and hopelessness of mankind and the refusal of the masses to tolerate that plain and wonderful doctrine:
John 6:28-71 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
- Why is WBC better than all other faith’s and why should I follow it? Like, what’s in it for me?
Friend, WBC is not better than anything! We are nothing and less than nothing!! But we are the bride of our Lord Jesus Christ, a city on a hill, the heavenly Jerusalem, Mount Zion, The City of the Living God, and if you believe and are baptized, you will have eternal life.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
But we KNOW that only those that were ordained to eternal life will ever receive these words and believe.
Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
My dear, your light regard for the beauties of Heaven and the horrors of hell is distressing. If God will have mercy upon you, you will change your tune, but if not, you will learn the awful reality of what you have to face for eternity.
Thank you for writing!
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