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  • How did pagan customs get into Christianity?

    How did The Trinity Doctrine get into Christianity? After the last apostle died (ca 100 AD) the Bible foretold an apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3) would creep into Christianity. It did. In an effort to convert pagans to Christianity, Christians allowed pagans to keep their false beliefs and get baptized thinking they’d get rid of the pagan customs when they learned the truth later. Didn’t work. Instead, Christianity absorbed the pagan customs, corrupting Christianity. Down to this day Christianity is corrupt.

    False doctrines and other practices crept into Christianity: Trinity doctrine, the immortal soul doctrine, hellfire torment, idolatry, spiritism, praying to anyone but the Almighty God (Jehovah), allowing the sexually immoral (homosexuals) to be baptized members of the church, permitting members to be drunkards, and more. Galatians 5:19-21.

    53 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 months ago
  • Can we pray to Jesus or to Mary or to the dead apostles? Or must we pray only to the Almighty God? Who is the Mediator between God and men?

    1.  Prayer:

    Matthew 6:9, 10. Jesus taught his apostles how to pray in the Sermon on the Mount. He said “You must pray this way: Our Father in the heavens, .....” At no time did he give any permission to pray to anyone else.

    So we can pray only to The Almighty God, whose name is, “Jehovah.” Psalms 83:18. Period.

    —We cannot pray to Jesus, or Mary, or saints, or apostles, or statues, or anything or anyone else.

    Note:

    The Almighty God gave much authority in heaven to his son, Jesus, the anointed one, to be King and High Priest with many others who would be kings and underpriests with Jesus forever, ruling from heaven over the people on the earth forever.

    Note: The Almighty God, Jehovah, retained all authority to listen to and answer all prayer. He never delegated that responsibility to anyone else, ever. He still is the hearer of and answerer of all prayer.2.  Mediator:There is only one Mediator between God and men, a man named Christ Jesus, the Son of God. 1 Timothy 2:5. At no time did God ever give anyone else the responsibility of being the mediator or mediatrix between God and mankind. Mary is not a Mediatrix as the Catholics call it between God and man. Period.

    20 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 months ago
  • Why did God have the Bible written by humans instead of by him directly?

    To prove that humans would remain loyal to God no matter what Satan threw at them. See Job, chapters 1 and 2.

    —We’re very important to God and to Satan.

    —If we’re loyal to God, Satan will die forever. If we’re not loyal to God, Satan wins and will live forever, with God being proven a liar.

    Similar questions were asked 3, 7, & 10 years ago. It’s time to re-ask the question.

    Notes: Look at other religions who claim to use the Bible whole or in part:

    Mormons have the Book of Mormon, written or transmitted by the angel, Moroni.  They, also, believe in the 66-book Bible and put the Bible in first place over the Book of Mormon.—So all of Christianity claims to believe in the 66-book Bible.Catholics have an 8-book-longer Old Testament than other Christian or Hebrew denominations. Those 8 books are called Apocryphal writings.—So, Catholics have 47 Old Testament books giving them 47+27 = 74-book bible.Jews have the same 39 books of the Hebrew Scriptures as the Christians (except for the 47-book O T Catholics) have.Muslims believe in the first five Books of Moses of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. But they say the Christians and Jews don’t have the correct first-5 books. When pressed to see those 5 Muslim-version books to compare with the books of the Christians and Jews to see where differences may be, they told me, “We don’t know where they are.”—Muslims also have their own holy writings from their spiritual leader, the Prophet Mohammad. 

    11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 months ago
  • What were you taught? Which of the following places will have people living there forever? 1.  Heaven? 2.  Hell? 3.  Purgatory? 4.  Earth?

    The King James Version has the word “Hell” while other translations have “Sheol,” “Hades,” or “Grave” in place of the word “Hell.”

    The Bible does not mention “Purgatory” but does have the other three consistently referenced.

    —I’d like to know what you were taught.

    —If you wouldn’t mind, please, let us know, also, the denomination from which you gained your understanding.

    I was raised as a Lutheran until I changed later in life.

    Thank you.

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 months ago
  • What are the serious sins in the Bible, sins with permanent death as a result?

    The serious sins with total death that results:

    Murder, sexual immorality, practicing spiritism, idolatry, and lying.

    —Those who practice these things will be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Sulfur, the second death (Revelation 21:8).

    —Satan the Devil (Rev. 20:10), hell and (physical) death (Rev. 20:14) after people are resurrected out of hell (Rev. 20:13) are all thrown into the Lake of Fire, also.

    —Satan does not torment people in Hell at all and never did. He is tormented day and night forever (Rev. 20:10) in the Lake of Fire.

    —Man’s governments are, also, thrown into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 19:19, 20).

    —The Lake of Fire and Sulfur represents total destruction, physical and spiritual, second death.

    —The Bible has taught this for almost 2000 years.

    Notice, above, that people are not tormented day and night forever by Satan in Hell like the churches taught. Satan is tormented, which means “locked up” forever.

    18 AnswersReligion & Spirituality11 months ago
  • Try again: In Genesis, chapter 2, How many creatures were created out of the earth (ground/dirt), and how many were not?

    Read Genesis, Chapter 2. Look for which of the creations God made from the dirt and which were not made from the earth/dirt. Please, don’t comment if you haven’t read chapter 2 or studied it. You know what to look for. Have fun! Make reading the Bible enjoyable. It’s not a lot of reading. Read it through once like you normally read something. Then, read it again, and go slowly, and study it as you go, looking for the point we’re talking about.

    12 AnswersReligion & Spirituality11 months ago
  • Where do you get your source of education? Who or What do you trust?

    Do you trust Science implicitly? How about the weatherman. How many times have these guys been right? They’re always changing their minds.

    —Science can’t make its mind up on evolution versus creation or on medical treatment and medicines or on global warming or cooling or climate change. How many times has science said the world will be uninhabitable within 10 or twelve years and sent people into panic? Try three times in recent history. They all have a bad reputation.

    And then there’s “false religion.” The Earth being destroyed by fire, the Immortal Soul, Satan in Hell tormenting people forever. Lies, lies, lies! They’ve been found out, exposed. The truth is now known.

    —God said the world/planet earth will never be destroyed. Psalms 37:11, 29–“The righteous will reside on the earth forever;” and Revelation 11:18–“God will destroy those who are destroying the earth.” It’s going to be here forever. Get used to it. Enjoy it.

    —The Soul is Not Immortal. Ezekiel 18:4, 20.

    —Satan the Devil is real and “he will be tormented” day and night forever in the Lake of Fire, not in Hell. Revelation 20:10. Hell is emptied (people are resurrected out of Hell) and then is thrown in the Lake of Fire (second death, doesn’t exist anymore forever). Revelation 20:13-14. By the way “hell” is the common grave of mankind where people are totally dead, not thinking anything. Just awaiting resurrection. Ecclesiastes 9:5,10. 

    —Jehovah’s Witnesses taught me the truth from the Bible. Come, learn the truth.

    16 AnswersReligion & Spirituality12 months ago
  • Did God perform the creation works himself?

    Jesus Christ, before he came to earth as a human, performed the creation works as a master worker in Proverbs 8:30, Proverbs 8:22-31 (background).

    The Almighty God, Jehovah, directed his Son on what to do and gave him his Holy Spirit, God’s Active Force, to accomplish the creation works.I don’t expect anyone to automatically believe anything I say.Check it out in the Bible. It has all the answers we need to know. But we’re not going to learn it on our own. We all need help. Please, see Jehovah’s Witnesses for all the free help you want. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn in a very short time. Do not rely on your own understanding.Everywhere in the world Jehovah’s Witnesses teach exactly the same in every congregation. We’re not out for your money. We want you to see the joy in learning the truth of God’s Word and serve the only true God—Jehovah is his name, Psalms 83:18.

    11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality12 months ago
  • Where did God get the material to make the universe if there was nothing in space in the first place?

    The Bible says God is an abundance of dynamic energy. Isaiah 40:26

    E = m c squared (Einstein’s theory of relativity)

    If God is an abundance of dynamic energy like the Bible says, he could take part of himself and transform it into mass (material).

    22 AnswersReligion & Spirituality12 months ago
  • Is it true that Satan the Devil torments people in hell day and night forever?

    Is it true that Satan the Devil torments people in hell day and night forever?

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality12 months ago