Joined 11 years ago from Canada Last activity 6 weeks ago
Hello and welcome. Thank-you for dropping in. I have recently developed a passion for Bible study and I have found myself fascinated with the truths that are presented using the Bible 'alone', compared to what is coming from behind the pulpit of a majority of churches.
I had been raised as a non-practicing Christian and as such was aware of only the basic fundamentals. It was my belief that, 'if you be good and do good you will go to heaven when you die,' if not, 'eternal damnation' would be my reward. 'Being good and doing good' included things like respecting your elders, honoring your parents, abstaining from lying and stealing, etc. etc. Of course, being a somewhat typical kid, this to me meant only trying to do those things as much as possible ;)
As I grew older, I began to hear about things like a secret rapture, armageddon, a 'great tribulation,' anti-christ and mark of the beast, to name just a few. Being a secular-Christian (if there is such a thing) and a fairly naive one at that, I decided then that I could wait and see if there was going to be a 'rapture', and if there was then I could 'change my ways' in time for the implied 'second chance'.
The issues began when I was taught how to actually read the Bible 'myself', as opposed to just listening to what was being 'preached'. As it turned out, I couldn't find any biblical evidence for the 'basic' teachings that are so popular! I was floored by the contrast in what I was learning from the Bible, compared to what I had come to believe. For example - did you know that the Bible does NOT teach that when you die, you go to either heaven or eternal punishment? And no, I'm not talking about purgatory!
Nonetheless, I am hoping to discuss the aforementioned topics, as well as the Ten Commandments, the Second Coming, the Millenium, and the Church of Bible Prophecy, as well as anything else that might come up along the way.
I hope you enjoy my Hubs, or at least find them interesting. Thank-you in advance for your interest along with any advice, suggestions or requests. Just - be nice! lol
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I have four older brothers, no sisters. Currently, four boys and their wonderful and caring mother reside in the same city and share a loving and close family relationship.
7 years ago
Sick of the "fire & brimstone" preaching? Does God seem cruel and unjust? There is hope! Read on to see what the Bible really says about Hell (Hint: It's not 'eternal')
6 weeks ago
An Afterlife? – Requires an Immortal Soul I have decided to write about this topic first because of two main reasons. First of all, it is a base doctrine upon which quite a few others are connected, in some way or the other. Secondly, when we...
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