How Am I Supposed to Believe in a Deity?

How much longer am I suppose to believe in a deity that gives me nothing but questions? Having been a Christian for fifteen years hasn’t been kind to me. My life hasn’t been the worst.

Sometimes I actually feel like I might be making a bigger deal out of this than it really is. Then I think, you know, this involves my possible placement of where I could spend eternity so its somewhat important. It’s seriously gotten to the point where even the very idea of a god seems ridiculous. At least that way things actually make more sense. As opposed to believing in a god that allow things so hurtful come into this life that it cast so much doubt that you feel like you would have been better off not knowing him.

There’s other things but I really don’t have the energy right now to start making a list and checking it twice. It’s almost as if the world as it is right now couldn’t have turn out any other way. Like Adam and Eve never really had a real choice in the matter. God knew exactly what would happen and calls it free will. Why bother punishing someone for unknowingly following the script that you wrote. Let’s not forget we are made in his image.

Asked by TI$A

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Rising of the Saints when Jesus Died?

Remember in the New Testament when Jesus had died on the cross, and the Bible speaks of many saints rising that had been dead and walking the streets?

Matthew 27: 52 – 53:

“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”

It never said what happened after that or if they returned back to their graves or went on to heaven. I was wondering what some of you think about it.

Asked by Fawnna (Lisa)

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Who Was Enoch and Why Was the Book of Enoch Excluded from the Bible?

I would like to ask and discuss Enoch and the Book of Enoch.

Who was Enoch? Why was the Book of Enoch not included in the Bible? A lot of websites I have read claim that the Book of Enoch was a forgery and not “real” at all.

The Book of Enoch is “an ancient composition known from two sets of versions, an Ethiopic one that scholars identify as ’1 Enoch’, and a Slavonic version that is identified as ’2 Enoch’, and which is also known as The Book of the Secrets of Enoch. Both versions, of which copied manuscripts have been found mostly in Greek and Latin translations, are based on early sources that enlarged on the short biblical mention that Enoch, the seventh Patriarch after Adam, did not die because, at age 365, ‘he walked with God’ – taken heavenward to join the deity.”
- Zecharia Sitchin, When Time Began

“Prior to the eighteenth century, scholars had believed the Book of Enoch to be irretrievably lost: composed long before the birth of Christ, and considered to be one of the most important pieces of Jewish mystical literature, it was only known from fragments and from references to it in other texts. James Bruce changed all this by procuring several copies of the missing work during his stay in Ethiopia. These were the first complete editions of the Book of Enoch ever to be seen in Europe.”
- Graham Hancock, The Sign and the Seal

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What Was the Difference Between the Magic Performed by Moses and the Pharaoh’s Sorcerors?

Perhaps someone could tell me what category we would place the magic/ sorcery (practiced by Moses and supported by the ‘biblical god’) when he tried to convince the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery? As stated before, Moses was in competition with the Pharaoh’s sorcerers.

Please, for all those on this blog, who have condemned sorcery – can you answer this question.

Asked by Pat

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Why Did Judas Act so Strangely?

I mean,first he betrayed Jesus for money,and was very determined to carry this on.

Next, we see a total swift of behavior, he gives up the money (the very reason for betrayal!) and desperately kills himself.

What really happened to determine this outcome?

Asked by blacktiti89

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What is the Bottomless Pit of Revelations and Where Does it Lead?

I read about this in the book of Revelation (Revelation 9:2). Also, it is stated there that some creatures will exit from it, including their leader.

How can they stay in something without a bottom? Thanks for answering!

Asked by blacktiti89

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What Do You Think of My Theory of Heaven and Hell?

Light and darkness theory

Now before I begin I have to bring a few points to whom ever reads this. It is just a theory and it is not meant to make heaven seem bad or hell seem good. They in this theory still will represent what the always have. Also it is not meant to step on anyone’s beliefs.

I was talking to a friend and I brought this theory up on heaven and hell. He thought it was interesting so I thought I would ask all of you as well.

My theory on Hell is filled with the light we portray heaven to be filled with. And for heaven to be a complete darkness.

My points, now this is more a Christian outlook it says in the bible as Lucifer was casted down that he brought light with him as knowledge followed with him. Knowledge is considered a sin but that is irrelevant. Now Lucifer was in snake form at the tree so he had to of been casted down the time God said in Genesis let there be light, and there was light. So then the sun was created. Now what else gets me is when people speak of spirits or ghost unless it is a demon, evil spirits, or a replay ghost they are mostly seen or heard at night when it is dark or even in just a dark house. I ask myself why and I think it is what makes them comfortable and at ease to draw in energy. So with that said they must be able to see no problems in the dark. So how could a person who died and came back claims to see heaven say it was so bright and so beautiful. When if it is dark they wouldn’t know. Now my next point it speaks of if you are sent to Hell that you will burn well the sun burns and creates light that was created when he was casted. I’m not saying the sun is Hell but a symbol of how hot hell is. So that in this theory would make Hell full of light and heaven dark but just as beautiful as explained.

What made me think this, I wrote a story about a basement where I lived with a ghost well long story short one time he sat with my soul I think and I seen what he could see my room was pitch black but I could see everything and it was beautiful. Any questions or thoughts on my theory I would love to hear what you all have to say. thank you for your time I know its kinda long.

Asked by mike

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What Did God Do With Offerings?

Abel’s offering/gift to God was a fattened first born sheep which God accepted. What did God do with this fattened sheep – did He eat it? This is a very important question because if it was accepted and eaten – What does that make the biblical God?

Asked by pat

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What Was the Mark which Cain Received from God?

What exactly was the recognizable mark which Cain received from God after he was banished to roam the earth after killing his brother Abel? The mark somehow was a protection against being killed by (the others? out in the wilderness). But what was it – does anyone know?

Asked by pat

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Do the Gnostic Writings Hold any Weight?

Do the Gnostic writings hold any weight? I’m not incredibly familiar with them, but have been doing a bit of reading and research and find them fascinating. I have not; however, made my mind up to their validity.

I do like the way in which Jesus is depicted as a human being just like the rest of us. He is shown to feel the normal feelings we all do and not always behave perfectly. I fancy the way I can personally relate a bit easier.

Any thoughts on this? Should it tie in with the OT and NT?

Asked by Robyn

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