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What is Sheol Other than a Place Away from God?

I’m gonna ask what may seem like a ridiculous question, but Google is not being cooperative and giving me the information that I need…

Sheol; from what I understand, is the closest thing resembling hell that the Jewish faith has. But it’s not a place of torment, fire and brimstone, right?

What is Sheol other than a place away from God?

And also, is it eternal like Biblical damnation? I recall hearing something about it being something of a prison sentence, but once it was served you were given another chance? Interesting stuff!

Asked by Robyn

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What was in the Ark of the Covenant and what Happened to it?

The Ark of the Covenant

Throughout most of the Old Testament the Ark of the Covenant is the most important material thing. Whenever it was taken it was written about and the ark was regained. Yet nothing at all is written in the Bible explaining why or where it had gone. In fact there isnt even any mention of it all! Not even a simple “Hey the ark went missing!” It is just gone without a word. That doesnt seem right to me. I feel like ‘they’ would have certainly written about it. Maybe something WAS written about it and it didnt make it into the official publication. Perhaps it was even destroyed.

What was in the Ark?

Judging by a lot of the descriptions I read in the Bible there appears to have been something radioactive in the ark. Perhaps it was the tablets themselves that were radioactive? Remember how Moses’ face was so disfigured by the event on Mt Sinai? From that day on he couldnt go in front of people without covering his face because it was so bad to look at. (Hmm they never have that part in any of the movies or story books).

Asked by CareTaker

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Why Such Differences in the Way God is Presented in the Old Testament and the New?

In another question, What is Salvation all About and is it Necessary?, the discussion turned toward the question about the differences in the way God is presented in the Old and New testaments.

In the Old testament God is presented as being jealous and vengeful. God ordered the slaughter of thousands and thousands of people.

In the New Testament God is described as long suffering and gentle and patient. God loves all of us. In fact he loves us so much that he “sent his only begotten son…”

So why do you think there is such a dramatic difference between the way God is described in the two parts of the Bible?

Asked by CareTaker

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Is There A Right One?

In light of all the different beliefs and teachings I’ve been reading on this site, a question crossed my mind. How do we know that there isnt one correct religion? There isn’t one way to worship God? Most do believe there is a higher power. Don’t you think God wants his worship a certain way?

Reason why I ask was because my friend showed me these scriptures in Matthew chapter 7: 13 Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it. Then, 21 Not everyone saying to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name? 23 And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew YOU! Get away from me, YOU workers of lawlessness.

He basically said that through these scriptures that there is one way God wants his worship to be. Those that practice from there our inclinations, who profess to worship God, will be rejected. What do youll think?

Asked by Ted Heard

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What is Salvation all About and is it Necessary?

Christians say that the way to heaven is through Jesus and they say that you have to accept Jesus as your personal savior.

I believe in Jesus but It’s always seemed wrong to me somehow that I could go straight to heaven and make Jesus suffer for what I’ve done wrong.

I feel like, if someone has to suffer for the ‘sins’ I’ve done then it should be me.

I feel like I could never be happy or ‘in heaven’ if I didn’t feel I deserved to be there.

This question has played on my mind for a while especially thinking I may have to suffer when I die.

I would also like to point out that not too long ago I woke up in the morning and clearly heard a voice tell me “God will forgive you if you forgive others”

I would really like to hear people opinions, Thank you.

Asked by Gemma

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What is the Doctrine of the Trinity About?

Do you believe that there are 3 seperate deities? Or are they all one and the same? Are Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit the same “entity” or are they different?

How did the idea of “3 in 1″ come about and how did it become a part of Christianity?

According to the doctrine of “The Trinity”, God exists as three persons but is one God, meaning that God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have exactly the same nature or being as God the Father in every way. Whatever attributes and power God the Father has, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have as well. “Thus, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are also eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinitely wise, infinitely holy, infinitely loving, omniscient.” From – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity

Asked by Ted Heard and CareTaker

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Does Satan Love Me?

Does Satan love me? I mean I have a feeling he does love me

Asked by Ciara

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Question About Ceation of Woman

In the first chapter, verse 21 speaks of God creating man and woman… no mention of the woman being made from Adam’s rib. It isn’t until the second chapter, verse 22 that woman was created from man.

I looked at the King James version of the Bible and verse 21 chapter 1 says and god created great whales and every living creature that moveth but no mention of crating man and woman? I also check the Vulgate Bible and same.

What Bible can I find this reference. As for the Isaiah 34:14 it’s there.

Asked by Pedro Medina

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Am I Talking to God?

OK, so I start probably with the statement that I am Christian but kind of my own way (I don’t go to church, I dont feel very good there, and I don’t listen to and don’t believe church) just for clear.

But I believe in God (always had) and heaven and I LOVE God. I’m trying to talk to him every day (most while meditating) and of course I have always responses, but you know I’ve heard a lot of cases here, when evil (demons) are trying to get into your mind and fool you, trick you..) so sometimes I just don’t feel sure about who am I actually talking to…

How could I get to know, please? Every time I ask our God to help me find out this, he says: “Listen to your heart.” But sometimes it’s just very confusing.

So my question is: How can I be sure that I’m really talking to our Lord and plus how can I have closer relationship with Him?

Asked by Ancika

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Why Such Hatred for Me and My Religion – Possessed?

One year my family moved to the city, I of course had to change schools and went to a new bigger middle school. I met a girl there a few days after I started, I was so excited to have a friend in the new school. After a few days she got really cold and eventually the friendship fell apart. I don’t know exactly at what point I revealed I was Christian, but after the friendship split she hated me with a passion.

This was not your everyday hatred, she always had a hatred for my religion, even if I wasn’t paying attention to her she would come up to me insulting my belief in God. I pissed her off even more when I didn’t pay attention and continued believing and loving God. One of her friends even approached me and said that she may act like she hates me, but she does not hate me as much as her friend does.

I believe that she was wiccan or practiced some type of black magic. She still hates me up to this day about 7 years later. I found her on Facebook just to see how she would react, of course she reacted negatively and I haven’t contacted her since. After thinking on it I knew that this was no regular hatred and now I have the feeling that she may have been possessed and just the thought of me believing in God disgusted her. Coincidentally she has the same birthday as me (which makes it even more strange).

Asked by TrueHeart

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