will God destroy the world because of pagan worship?
- antoniusLv 71 month ago
What else is there? Pagan worship has always been around, and besides, what is the difference in pagan religion and so-called god worship? Both are just as fictional.
- CaesarLv 71 month ago
The same way Zeus will order Poseidon to release the Kraken...
Christian use of paganism was originally a pejorative and derogatory term for polytheism, implying its inferiority, the usual loving and forgiving Christian people got an old long tradition to be pejorative and derogatory to people with different views. The "religion of the peasantry" to the old gods was called pagan during and after the Middle Ages, the term paganism was applied to any unfamiliar religion, and the term presumed a belief in what any atheist will call false gods...
- sk8terboy1963Lv 41 month ago
Pagan, and other religions existed thousands of years BEFORE Christianity. Christianity is a rip off of a lot of different ideas from a lot of other different religions all rolled into one.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Shakespeare might not have thought so:
“ The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'T is mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown:
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself..”
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- 1 month ago
A Bible based question deserves a Bible based answer.
Pagan worship is the same as idolatry. It is giving worship to anyone other than the Sovereign of the Universe/Source/One True and Living God.
Throughout their history, humans either out of ignorance or willfulness have fallen into idolatry. The results are always the same: a complete scarring of conscience - or a preference for what is wicked versus what is good.
Geological history and archeological finds have proven that God has acted in the past to wipe wickedness off the earth. There are also traditions within many cultures that hold to this truth.
God has always restored his earth. Even after the great flood, the earth was restored as a place for humans to live. God has no argument with the earth. His argument is with disobedient and God-defying humans who have the gift of conscience to know the difference between right and wrong and prefer to do what's wrong.
God will not destroy the Earth but rather the wicked who have allowed their conscience to be deeply scarred so that they pursue what is bad with a greediness.
Here is His promise:
Psalm 37: 10,11 says:
Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;
You will look at where they were,
And they will not be there.
11 But the meek will possess the earth,
And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
Hopes this helps to answer a very important question.
- CarymLv 61 month ago
Yes, that is but one of many sins.
Dominion originally belonged to man (or rather was entrusted to man) but by disobedience he let it slip through his fingers. Therefore, Satan became the *god (NOT the Lord) also referred to as the *prince, of this world. That is why Jesus was sent to destroy the works of the devil [1 John 3:8].
[Matthew 24:35] Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
God's wrath is against SIN (that which robs us of the meaningfulness of life, hope and a future, and that which brings a defilement on the whole man, both body and soul), NOT His Church. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ [1 Thessalonians 5:9].
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. [Revelation 3:10].
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
The word 'world' has different meanings in the Bible. It does not always mean planet Earth. It can mean the world of mankind, or the world of humans who remain in their sin and ruled by "the spirit of the air". Paganism is condemned in the Bible, from start to finish, yet God's patience with idolaters is such that He would have them saved. Read 1 Corinthians chapter 8 to grasp the Christian's view of idols and those who are ensnared by them. Idols are nothing, though demons are at back of them, and God's final outcome for demons (and those who love them) is in Revelation chapter 20. But untold billions of former pagans have been, and will yet be, saved.
When the Bible uses "end of the world" language, it means transforming and renewing the world by destroying the sin and wickedness gripping it, so that Christians hope for "a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness will dwell" 2 Peter 2:10-13.
- 1 month ago
Yes, God will destroy the world.Source(s): KJHB
- PaulLv 71 month ago
God said He would spare the world if He found even one just person within it.
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
The culture will destroy itself, the planet is good to go, God’s not the destroyer, Satan is.