• Christianity preaches forgiving one another, right? Why didn't God forgive Adam and Eve for their mistake then?

    Best answer: God's forgiveness is, has always been, based on sincere heart-felt repentance. Neither Adam nor Eve repented. The shame they exhibited was based on the humiliation they felt. Moreover, there was no forgiveness possible for their deliberate, knowing rebellion. Pardon, please, but what they did was NOT a... show more
    Best answer: God's forgiveness is, has always been, based on sincere heart-felt repentance. Neither Adam nor Eve repented. The shame they exhibited was based on the humiliation they felt. Moreover, there was no forgiveness possible for their deliberate, knowing rebellion. Pardon, please, but what they did was NOT a mistake. They knew full well what they were doing and they did it anyway. They knew full well what the consequences were and they did it anyway.

    Christianity teaches forgiveness on the basis of faith in the ransom sacrifice of Christ Jesus who became what the Bible calls "the last Adam."

    Romans 5:12 teaches that through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death through sin and death spread to all men because they had all sinned. David says, in Psalms, 'in sin my mother conceived me.' Why did he say that? Was there a problem with his parents? No, Jesse and David's mother were married and had children, among which was David, the youngest boy. Nothing wrong. No sexual immorality. Then why was he conceived in sin? Because of the inherent nature of us all - inherited from Adam and Eve.

    All mankind inherited sin and are deserving of death. Death? Yes. Why? Because the wages sin pays is death according to Romans 6:23. It is just that simple. This aspect of the situation cannot be denied and needs to be understood. Now if we are deserving of death for something we inherited (sin) how can anyone think Adam and Eve are NOT deserving of death for something they stood there and did on purpose?!!! They may as well have slapped God in the face. Indeed, that is what they did.

    We need a propitiatory sacrifice – a complete covering of our sins. That is what Jesus’ ransom sacrifice provided. We put faith in the ransom, repent of our sins, turn around, dedicate ourselves to God and God extends the benefits of that ransom to us. How then could those same benefits be extended to the two people who knowingly, deliberately, and rebelliously introduced sin into the world in the first place? How, please, could those benefits extend to the two people who messed up so badly that we needed the propitiatory sacrifice? It is like a man who takes out a life insurance policy on his child, slits his child’s throat and then collects the insurance proceeds. Seriously?

    Hannah J Paul
    40 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Do you think You're going to heaven?

    114 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it true that 3am is when demons and witchcraft are active?

    I have been seeing all of the stupid “don’t do this at 3am” clickbait stuff and I started to question this “witching hour” thing. I also heard that when Jesus died at 3pm Lucifer made 3am, therefore, the witching hour was created. Is this true?
    I have been seeing all of the stupid “don’t do this at 3am” clickbait stuff and I started to question this “witching hour” thing. I also heard that when Jesus died at 3pm Lucifer made 3am, therefore, the witching hour was created. Is this true?
    59 answers · 2 days ago
  • Who is God's woman in the Bible?

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  • I don’t feel Gods presence anymore. Did I lose my salvation?

    At church during worship I don’t feel the Holy Spirit anymore. What should I do?
    At church during worship I don’t feel the Holy Spirit anymore. What should I do?
    10 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Hey, do you think GHOSTS are REAL?

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  • Jehovah’s witnesses, Do you believe that your organization is ‘Jehovah’s woman’, and that you are just a ‘Kingdom publicity agent’?

    Best answer: Not many JWs seem to know that their leaders printed the claim that God's organization (i.e. the anointed leaders of the group known as Jehovah's Witnesses) are to be viewed as their spiritual 'mother' because this organization is God's wife. Consider this quote: "It is through his... show more
    Best answer: Not many JWs seem to know that their leaders printed the claim that God's organization (i.e. the anointed leaders of the group known as Jehovah's Witnesses) are to be viewed as their spiritual 'mother' because this organization is God's wife. Consider this quote:

    "It is through his organization that God provides this light that the proverb says is the teaching or law of the mother. If we are to walk in the light of truth we must recognize not only Jehovah God as our Father but his organization as our mother...
    "Today, also, God requires and exacts from his children obedience, honor and respect. There must be rendered not only to the living God himself, but to his wifely organization as well." (The Watchtower 1st May 1957, page 274 paras. 3 & 4)

    Paragraph 4 also said that some who call themselves Christians and who claim God as their Father forsake the teaching or law of the mother, and literally throw God's woman out into the streets. This is an allusion to how badly disrespected the 'law' of the Watchtower leaders is treated by non-JWs.

    Other Watchtower magazines also depicted the only one true Christian organization preparing and serving spiritual food to Jehovah's Witnesses, like a mother does. Although the reference to 'mother' was replaced with 'servant' It still remains JW doctrine that the 144,000 anointed people who will get to rule with Christ in Heaven form "the bride of Christ" - none of the millions of non-anointed JWs are part of that 'bride-class'. These millions must obediently accept everything the anointed serve up to them - no questions asked. See The Watchtower 15 January 1983 p.27

    The Watchtower, 1 February 1952 p.79, also used the reasoning in that 1957 magazine. It told JWs to "meekly go along with the Lord's theocratic organization and wait for further clarification. "After being nourished to our present spiritual strength and maturity, do we suddenly become smarter than our former provider and forsake the enlightening guidance of the organization that mothered us? 'Forsake not the law of thy mother.' (Prov. 6:20-23)

    For as long as JWs unquestioningly obey their spiritual 'mother' - the organization of anointed ones leading them - they will accept being called 'Publishers', supposing that just means kingdom publishing (according to how their leaders instruct them to proclaim their views on the kingdom).
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do many American atheists keep their biblical names if they believe the biblical God is very evil?

    Best answer: I'm sure you wont be surprised by this, but we American are poorly educated on historic and cultural things. We like to pretend we know something by picking the bits and piece that interest us or fit our point of view. I don't think many atheist, let alone Americans in general can identify very many... show more
    Best answer: I'm sure you wont be surprised by this, but we American are poorly educated on historic and cultural things. We like to pretend we know something by picking the bits and piece that interest us or fit our point of view. I don't think many atheist, let alone Americans in general can identify very many biblical names, or are aware that they have one (I know right?).

    But to be fair, the names of the Bible are more cultural than religious, so I don't think many atheist would care, or associate having a biblical name with being religious, in any way, even if that was their parents intent. Many of atheist main gripes with Christianity and the Bible is its philosophy, and how many of it's follower practice and misuse their faith, which I can't completely disagree with, although I am a theist.

    With all due respect, I just think its a poor argument. You won't find many atheist here who will just say that politely, without insulting you.
    36 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you support gay marriage?

    And what religion are you?
    And what religion are you?
    43 answers · 1 day ago
  • Hey, are you an atheist like me?

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  • Things are getting worse with my dad, and I don't know what the hell to do. Is it Alzheimer's?

    Best answer: If you've ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors, then it could be. He may have also suffered a mild stroke which affects his behavior.
    Like Matt Damon suggested: get him to a doctor. The loons you see on here are just as likely to tell you he is afflicted with demons and needs an exorcism.
    Best answer: If you've ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors, then it could be. He may have also suffered a mild stroke which affects his behavior.
    Like Matt Damon suggested: get him to a doctor. The loons you see on here are just as likely to tell you he is afflicted with demons and needs an exorcism.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I tell my wife that I no longer believe in God?

    I used to believe in God, but not anymore. I converted to traditional Catholicism a good number of years ago and I was very sincere and zealous in believing in the Catholic Faith. I was very much into my faith at the time. After I got married, my wife got pregnant right away since she wasn't on birth control.... show more
    I used to believe in God, but not anymore. I converted to traditional Catholicism a good number of years ago and I was very sincere and zealous in believing in the Catholic Faith. I was very much into my faith at the time. After I got married, my wife got pregnant right away since she wasn't on birth control. We now have two kids and there is no way we can afford another. I used to believe that God will always provide and therefore one shouldn't worry about finances, but having children was a big huge reality check for me. There is no way that my wife and I can practice Natural Family Planning (NFP) because she grew up with the hardliner stance that NFP is sinful and can only be practiced with getting permission from a priest. There's just no way we could afford another baby. After doubting the anti-contraception teaching, all the other Catholic teachings stumbled like a house of cards. I no longer believe in a personal God. As I began to think more clearly, I now realize thay religion doesn't make sense at all. I've also learned more about what science truly is as compared to what I used to think science was from reading all the hardline traditional Catholic books and articles. Should I tell my wife that I no longer believe in God? I'm not too sure what to do in this situation.
    13 answers · 6 hours ago