It seems like you can’t get anywhere on word press when it comes to christian Ideas. Even when you start of being nice, If you have a unique position on anything about faith, you get attacked by a pack of rabid dogs. mind you this only happens when you speak the truth, and spread love and speak out against hate and lies as Jesus once did while on earth.
one thing I hear over again, is how Jesus talked so much about hell. Well , not really . Now If you sit there and count how many times the word hell occurs in the gospels, while discounting the context in which the word is used, you would think so. You would also have to ignore the fact that the different gospels often repeat the same quotes, wich makes it the same speech, jus a different gospel. Then if you come up with your own magical way of interpreting things in wich turns everything that Jesus talks about into a speech about hell. Jesus spoke more of how to treat each other, how to make earth a paradise and how to make it into the Kingdom of heaven. I even had some Jackass even say that ” Jesus talked about itamore times than heaven, and even made a lot of references to hell”. First of all that isn’t true even if you do all the things that I mentioned, and second, Making references to something is talking about it.
why do christians spend so much time on how to stay out of hell, and to little time on how to get into the kingdom of heaven. If you truly grasp the teachings of christ, you would realize that staying out of hell doesn’t give you an automatic ticket to heaven. There is a place called Sheol by the Hebrews, that is where souls that don’t belong in the other 2 places go. A lot of So called christians, are so judgmental (about everyone but themselves). If you point out to these people that being Judgmental, is against the teachings of jesus. and then repeat what Jesus said on the subject, they find away to turn it around on you. I always get “you Just pick and choose what you want from the bible” when they obviously do the same thing and more frequently. I my self do pick and choose from the bible. you can do that since the bible is many books and Just a select few of a much larger body of writings, which were rejected by the Catholic church. It was the Church that decided which books to put in the bible. Even if this wasnt the case I would pick and choose, there are some really evil teachings in the Bible. the gospels are pretty much all I pay attention to in the Bible cannon. I refuse to follow parts of the old testament where it calls to destroy all non believers. That is evil. You have to have an analytical mind when it comes to religious doctrine. If you don’t separate the good from the bad,well, you get the current state of the world.