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Her features became again those of the pleasant brown-haired nurse. She smiled, pulled the pillow from under his head, and covered his face.
First off, there is no Hell – not in the modern sense of the term anyway. Jesus promised eternal life only for his followers. Everyone else just dies and their souls are destroyed. End of story [Romans 6:23]. The fiery … Continue reading
In popular culture, Hell has become place of eternal torment. The Bible, however, does not support this common misconception. In the Bible, Hell is simply the place where the soul is permanently destroyed – a second death, if you will. In … Continue reading
( Adapted from a page by Atheists of Silicon Valley. ) This is adapted from an atheist website. It points out how ridiculously absurd some of the arguments for God’s existence actually are. Fellow believers, please don’t take offense — I just … Continue reading
Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … Continue reading
I don’t really understand where the supposedly “Christian” idea that all suicides go to Hell comes from. But it’s certainly not Biblical. The Bible lists at least seven people who committed suicide. Some were heroes – some where villains. But … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about why Christianity may be a hard sell for major depressives. First, happiness and joy are completely alien and abstract concepts. The closest thing they have are euphoria and oblivion (probably the reason for the common chemical … Continue reading
Bear with me here. Our modern concept of Hell has nothing to do with the Bible. We have a 14th century epic poem named “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri to thank for that. The Biblical words often translated as “Hell” are … Continue reading
Those whom we call “good” are not truly Good but “better than average”. Some people may be far better than average but they are still not completely good. Jesus said that “only God is good”. Many people seem to think there is some … Continue reading
First of all the jury is still out on whether even Christians go to Heaven. The Bible is rather ambiguous on the subject. The same goes for Hell. Most of the imagery we have for these places has developed over … Continue reading