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Religious Reconciliation Forum

Updated on April 22, 2019

Religions, some important religious forums

Saint Peter square in Rome is a very important religious forum, look how many people are attending this special service. People are attracted to religions, it is an inborn need that we have. We need to believe in God or other spirituality.
Saint Peter square in Rome is a very important religious forum, look how many people are attending this special service. People are attracted to religions, it is an inborn need that we have. We need to believe in God or other spirituality. | Source
Mecca, this is the most popular forum in the world, since there are millions of people that go to Mecca at least once in their lives. But I believe their is something wrong. No real God wants to kill people is his own name.
Mecca, this is the most popular forum in the world, since there are millions of people that go to Mecca at least once in their lives. But I believe their is something wrong. No real God wants to kill people is his own name. | Source
Thousand and thousand of people go to this Indian river Ganges to bath in its waters to clean their sins or whatever they believe they need to do. People need their religions beliefs to live a meaningful life. Even if we think they are strange.
Thousand and thousand of people go to this Indian river Ganges to bath in its waters to clean their sins or whatever they believe they need to do. People need their religions beliefs to live a meaningful life. Even if we think they are strange.

About Religious Reconciliation Forums

Welcome to our article (2), Religious Reconciliation Forum

May God help and guide us to write the right religious things?

Dear readers, in our previous article of Public Reconciliation Forum, we have talked about several issues that can be talked in forums. We have done that because people need to discuss these issues to solve them; and we have done that to open our religious discussions. Now, we are writing our Religious Reconciliation Forum; because we need religions.

We believe that humanity has always needed religions; you see, if we look at the religious events that happen in the world, we will realize their importance. To prove our point, we have attached some pictures to this article, they show that thousands of religious people come to important religious events. Because they believe and because it gives them a sense of belonging to a group of other people, which most people find helpful during their lives; therefore, we will continue to believe in God and religions for a long time.

The atheists believe that God does not exist. But we don’t want to say much about this, because we are trying to keep these discussions brief. Anyhow, we believe that we need God and religions, so, let us continue to assume that God/s exist the way most of us believe.

When we look at the entire world of religions, we can see that some of the God/s we believe in today, go under different names according to which religion we belong, sometimes even the same God or spiritual forces has different names, like; Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, all being names of the same Abraham’s God; of course there are other gods from other religions, like the Hindus gods Braham, Vishnu and Shiva plus others.

Anyhow, I believe that religions are useful to humanity, even though some people do not believe in God and religions. Then, there are people that use religions to have an advantage over the rest of us. They can do that because religions are out of date, they need to be modified.

We believe that there are more religions in this world that we thought was possible to have, some of which are strange to us who believe in Christianity and other religions that follow the God of Abraham So, we suggest that you check this link below to see some of the Indian religions:

Millions of Hindus plunge into Ganges River in India to wash away ...,

Anyhow, in these articles, we will be looking for religious options that can improve links between religions, since today religions are arguing and even fighting each other; we believe that we need to suggest how this can be stopped. Because for religions to be useful to humanity, they must guide humanity in a peaceful way, if religions are not able to guide people in peaceful way, then religions can become useless to humanity, because they can do more harm than good.

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The false religion and Islamic State killers

A killer is a killer and he cannot be a God following person, because if he believed in God he would not kill, The Sixth Commandment says, Thou shalt not kill. But today we are witnessing the slaughtering of the innocents, from the Islamic State.
A killer is a killer and he cannot be a God following person, because if he believed in God he would not kill, The Sixth Commandment says, Thou shalt not kill. But today we are witnessing the slaughtering of the innocents, from the Islamic State. | Source

Discussing the religions of today

Today religions are not perfect, therefore, we need to discuss these issues with other people, we need to discuss them as the philosophers do, and we need to do something about it. Anyhow, we can start with 20% philosophy and 80% religion, or plain theology, and then our discussions can become more philosophy than religion.

Now, to explain these religious issues clearly, we need to look at least to the major existing religions closely. To achieve what we need to achieve, we must start from the beginning, so that we can see the entire religious picture; so, we need to go over our human history, to see how and why humanity believes in God, and why Man needs God and religions.

In this religious article, we will be talking about several issues, starting with: God and religious beliefs; looking for religious reconciliation; our religious reconciliation forum; Religions and how they serve humanity; do we need a super God; more discussion about a super God; religions and why we need them; who are the atheists; other religious problems.

Then, we need to look at what is happening in the world, because while I am editing this article there are horrible things happening in the name of God. Of course, there are worse things happening like killing the innocent people as well.

Middle East in Prophecy - What Does the Future Hold?

There are other religious problems. But let us go back to talk about the religious setup that we believe needs to be modified; so, let us look at our article God and religious beliefs.

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Compare today religions of the world

There are several religions in this world, as shown in this photo, some of them have just one God, like the Christian religions and the Muslim religion, other have different set ups and people believe what they have been told from their forbears.
There are several religions in this world, as shown in this photo, some of them have just one God, like the Christian religions and the Muslim religion, other have different set ups and people believe what they have been told from their forbears. | Source

About God and religious beliefs

Now, to understand the set up here-under, you need to read the end of our previous article Reconciliation forum, because this article is the continuation of the group of reconciliations that we were talking about there. So, let us talk about the religious group.

About God and religious beliefs

This third group could be divided in three smaller groups:

Religious group 1; about old religions and the inborn need that humanity has had for them;

Religious group 2; Today existing religions and how they serve humanity;

Religious group 3; should there be a super religion to help humanity in the future?

These are the articles that we are going to talk about in this religious site:

Therefore, what we are going to talk about; it is going to be what we believe can be done for the future benefit of mankind. So, may God help us to find religious reconciliation?

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We are in the universe in search of ourselves in a religious way.

We live on this planet earth, in this corner of the universe in the sign of zodiac of the Milky Way galaxy and we are in search of ourselves in a religious way.
We live on this planet earth, in this corner of the universe in the sign of zodiac of the Milky Way galaxy and we are in search of ourselves in a religious way. | Source
This is our home, our beautiful planet earth, here we often ask ourselves where do we come from and what is the reason of our life on earth and therefore if there is a religious purpose for our lives.
This is our home, our beautiful planet earth, here we often ask ourselves where do we come from and what is the reason of our life on earth and therefore if there is a religious purpose for our lives. | Source

Looking for religious reconciliation

We are able thinking creatures and we want to look where we are and where we are going; so, by observing what is around us? And asking questions, we believe that we live a double life, one of our lives is physical and the other is spiritual.

Now, to make it easy, let us start with the physical side. From our observations, we have become aware that we live in a corner of the universe, on this planet that we call earth in the Zodiac constellation in the Milky Way galaxy; we believe that we are a small part of the universe, compared to the rest of the universe, but we are able thinking creatures.

Now, we are not important in size, but we are important in other ways for ourselves, especially our life and our spiritualty side. So, we want to know why we are here on earth, and other reasons as well. Therefore, we must try to find the meaning for our own life, since it can be connected to God and life itself; because life on this planet earth and God can be the same thing.

You see, to understand what life is all about, and then live a meaningful life, we must find a way how to be reconciled with everything around us; so, we must try to live in harmony with our environment, we should learn how to live according to Mother Nature, in such a way that we don’t harm our environment, and we must learn how to live according to God’s will. Since God exists and is the life giver and master of the entire universe.

Anyhow, we are working on how to achieve these religious reconciliations, and we have published several articles. Hereunder are some of our article’s links.

Religious options of the future, Prayers for Reconciliation, Prayers of Reconciliation

Angels, Saints and human souls, Nature of the Universe and earth, God of the universe

Now our religious beliefs cover a large field, because there are several religions in the world, so, we need to describe some of them, in our religious reconciliation forum.

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Gods and Religious Places

These are some images of gods that mankind has worshiped. Here I have to add that nobody has really seen God, as God is supposed to be an unseen spiritual life force which humans are unable to see. But Moses saw God as a burning bush
These are some images of gods that mankind has worshiped. Here I have to add that nobody has really seen God, as God is supposed to be an unseen spiritual life force which humans are unable to see. But Moses saw God as a burning bush | Source
The Indian religions are for us westerners very hard to understand, as there are many gods and goddesses and sometimes they are shown three in one
The Indian religions are for us westerners very hard to understand, as there are many gods and goddesses and sometimes they are shown three in one | Source
Basilica of Saint Peter Rome, there are many places of worship in the world and Saint Peter Basilica is the main one for the Roman Catholic religion
Basilica of Saint Peter Rome, there are many places of worship in the world and Saint Peter Basilica is the main one for the Roman Catholic religion
The old pagan religions have left many temples, some of which are still standing today, this photo is an Ancient Greek Temple
The old pagan religions have left many temples, some of which are still standing today, this photo is an Ancient Greek Temple | Source

Our religious reconciliation forum

When we think about God and religions, there are times when we believe that God is up there looking at every move that we make; but there are times when we think that God does not exist, this has been humanity dilemma from the very beginning of times. What we mean here, is that we have been like this since we became able thinking creatures, therefore, we started thinking about the existence of the spiritual world, God and religions.

Anyhow, the existence of God has been forever open to doubts, and it will be so for a long time, because the whole question must come down to whether God exist or not, since God can be an invention of our human mind, because of our need to believe in the existence of the spiritual world and God; you see, God is so important in our subconscious that we must believe in God.
Most religions want us to believe that God has created everything, but there is no physical evidence that God exists except in our human minds.

Anyhow, we can overcome that by saying that God is the life force energies in the universe, which gives life to every living thing, otherwise how can we explain the existence of life? Our logic reasoning says there must be a God or a life force energy that makes life possible on earth.

Therefore, we must accept that there is a God even if we cannot prove it. We believe that the need we have for God, has made us invent God; one of the reasons can be that it was started from our inner fear, we humans are a fearful lot. We are looking for security all the time, you see, we live together in communities to feel safe; it is our human nature to feel this fear of the unknown and it is good because it helps us survive. Therefore, The origin of religion, is the reaction to our inner fear.

As we know, God and religions go hand in hand, and for religion to exist and be helpful it needs God as figure head. As we have said; man needs God, and God needs man.

So, our beliefs about God has started since the beginning of times, when humanity became able to think, they became homo sapient able to think about their own ways and make their own decisions, but because of this knowledge they felt unsafe, so, they invented God, in the hope that God would protect them from whatever they were afraid of.

Therefore, we believe that religions are an inborn need for humanity to overcome their inner fears, whatever these fears may be and wherever they come from. In fact, history says that there were religions that made human sacrifice to their gods, so that they would appease them.

Ancient history is full of gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes and sometimes even strong and powerful animals were worshipped as gods; one of these animal gods is mentioned in the Bible, in Daniel’s, Bell and the dragon, where Daniel slays the dragon that was revered from Babylonians as a god by feeding him a mixture of tar and other ingredients, which made the dragon bust and die.

There are so many Greek gods and Roman gods in the history books of those times, which is hard nowadays to know what their role was in those times. Anyhow, today we can still find many statues of gods and goddesses of the past. Anyhow, I have found this link that will give you some knowledge about those gods and goddesses of the past; hub.me/agotI , as you can see gods and religions have existed for a very long time and will continue to exist in the future.

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Some religious leaders and places of worship

Daley Lama, leader of the Buddhism
Daley Lama, leader of the Buddhism
Saint Peter Basilica, the most important Roman Catholic church.
Saint Peter Basilica, the most important Roman Catholic church. | Source
Saint Steven
Saint Steven

Religions and how they serve humanity

Let us look at today’s religions and how they serve humanity

When we talk about the religions that we use today. I believe that religions are failing to guide humanity safely together; since religions should be that universal law that guides humanity, in a peaceful and safe way; so that, we can live in peace and harmony with the rest of the world.

We believe, that this is due to the fact, that there are too many religions in this world, and each one of them has its own ideology, religions in the past were written to stay isolated. Today some religious leaders are trying to improve the situation, by opening religious talks with other religions, hoping to reach some religious understanding.

What I mean here, is that today some religious leaders openly meet other religious leaders, in the hope of opening a dialogue and find common ground that could bring reconciliation. As we know this has not happened in the past, so, there is hope that things may improve in the future. Today we heard in the news that the pope (head of the Roman Catholic Church) is going to visit a synagogue to meet leaders of other religions; this new attitude may help in the long run; but it requires religious changes.

Therefore, religions must change to reach a collective religious belief. But what religious changes are required we can ask?

To answer that question are other questions;

Are these religions we believe in helping humanity the way they should be helping it?

Do you think that religions need to be reviewed, modified, and explained in a modern way?

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These questions need to be answered honestly. But we must see if it is possible to answer them honestly. You see, because we are different to each other, we have different views, and because we are different, we will answer those question in a different way. So, humanity is not ready to answer those questions properly and honestly yet, therefore, let us look at what we have in the religious world today; and then, try to come up with some suggestions.

Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, minarets and other names of religious buildings are all revered by people, as they have a powerful effect on the human spirit, since they have their powerful attachment to religion. Religious books have even more power than religious buildings on the human mind and spirit: But today educated people find problems with religious books, because there are things written that are not true; for example, if you read and study religious books one after another, these books will not agree with each other in many ways.

So, what can be done to fix the mistakes and solve this religious problem?

For instance; should all religious leaders forget their religious differences and meet to solve these religious problems? Perhaps by writing a religious book that can connect all religions together?

Anyhow, if a group of people dedicate some of their time to learn about religions; they find that religions need to be modified to agree with each other’s; so that in the future religions can stand side by side and agree with each other. Then, would it be possible to write a theory how this can be achieved?

So, the question is; is it possible for anybody to come up with a new religious theory, which can provide a possible religious solution to the problems that we have today?

Perhaps we can. In our own imagination, we believe that we need a super God to achieve that. What might be hard to achieve is to convince the public, that the changes that we are suggesting are acceptable. So, let us discuss this Super-God

Discussions about a Super-God

Now, in our articles, we have pointed out that we have a religious situation, so, we want to know: what can we do to improve this religious situation? And, why we believe that today we have this religious situation, when this same situation has been there for thousands of years?

We know that religions have been there for thousands of years, the same way they are today; but in the past religions worked well because people were isolated, for that reasons they were made the way they were made, however, they need to change because people are mixing with other people of different religions, so, religions need a lot more tolerance built within them that allows people of different religions to live peacefully with other religious groups.

Now, some religions claim that they are completely tolerant to other religions, but it is not so. It is not so because, some religious extremist, who are also somehow crazy, they arm themselves and go around killing those people that in their views are the infidels. Now, this is one way of describing them and their violent religious acts.

So, what can be done to stop these crazy people? I believe that there are things that can be done or suggested. But to tell you the truth I believe that there are two ways open to us: one way is to stop believing in God completely; the other way is to believe that there is a Super-God that can link all religions together, so that, it is not possible for anyone to be called the infidel.

Of course, there are other ways; one of which is that we would like to see more collaboration between religious leaders; but above all I would like to see all religions to put their cards on the table, by publishing all their religious books on the Internet free for everybody to read.

The Internet should give away a free site that is easy for everybody to find; this site can be called just, Religious Books, and anyone interested in knowing about religions can visit this site and find all the religious books they need to learn about. After learning all sorts of religions, we may form our own opinion about religions, and then we can write our own theory about religions.

Today I must say that I have not been able to learn as much as I could; but I have learned enough to say that deep within my mind and my heart, I have formed my own religious theory, so, I want to say something about it.

I want to write my theory before I become too old to do that. My religious theory includes this Super-God that we are talking about, I believe that my religious theory can be closer to the truth of how God and religious are.

So, let us imagine that there is a Super-God, that existing religious people believe to be true; this super God is a link that can link all existing religions together, and therefore, it can link all existing gods and existing religions together; then most of the religious problems are solved. So, let us talk about it.

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We need a Super-God?

Anyhow, we believe that we need a Super-God to solve our religious problems, we need a Super-God that links all gods and religions; otherwise how we can live and feel safe in our own homes. We need this Super-God, so, we can continue to believe in God and religions, just the way they are.

We believe that humanity still needs religions and God, or to believe that there is a superior divine force above, which can help and protect us in case of needs. But the atheists say that we don’t need God and religions to guide and protect us, because it is all a wishful thinking.

Now, I cannot agree with them at all, because I still believe that we need God to exist for many reasons, even if in the far away future it turns out that God is an invention of our mind and our wishful thinking. Anyhow, the atheists can speak for themselves that they don’t need God to guide and help them. But most of us still need to believe in God until we feel that we are self-sufficient, then we can decide whether we need religions to guide us. It will be our choice then. Anyhow, for the time being let us talk about the need a Super-God to solve our religious problems that we have today.

Anyhow, to do that, we have started by writing these religious writings called, Prayers for Reconciliation, which will change to Reconciliation of the Universe; we need to do this because any changes to the existing religions needs to be reconciled. Now let us talk about religions and why we need them?

Religions and why we have them.

We must admit that people need a God and religions to guide them during their lives. So, in this religious forum, we want to find a way that can improve our present religious situation, and if it possible, bring all religions together under a single Super-God, since I believe that it can improve our religious situation.

When we talk about religious issues, the first question that comes to our minds is this: is there really a god? Because religious people believe that God exists. Then, we may start asking more questions again, if there is a god what this god can be like? Is this God the way it is believed to be in the Bible? And we may be asking these questions without understanding this situation fully.

Now let us see what people believe about these religious issues. To do that we need to separate people in different groups, because that is the only way that will give us a clear picture of what is going on. Once we have done that, we find at the opposite far ends these two groups the believer and the unbelievers, which have argued for centuries about these issues. Of course, there are other groups as well and many different religions; but here to make things easier we want to start talking about these two different groups that stand worlds apart. The only thing that these two groups have in common is that they believe that they are right in believing what they believe. Therefore, the other groups have got to be wrong. Here I am talking about the theists and the atheists that stand in opposition to each other on religious matters. When we take in consideration all these facts.

Now we must say that the atheists do not see that they are doing harm to religions, since the only thing that they state is that they do not believe that there is a god. But at the same time the atheists try to preach their own theory of not believing in God to the believers, by telling them that believing in God is more harm than good. This attitude that they have is as bad as those extremist religious believers, who go around preaching their own beliefs to such an extremity that would even kill you. Now let us talk about the atheists.

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Who are the atheists

The Atheists are those people that do not believe in God, because it does not make sense to them; they believe that there is no God and that God is all an invention of our forebears, because they did not know any better in those times. So, let us imagine how these religious things evolved.

In the beginning somehow, somebody started talking about the existence of God. Because they wanted to believe in God, because it was a higher power that could help them when they were in trouble; they also thought that there was some spiritual force and they had a soul, so that they link to God spiritual force and live forever. Anyhow, the existence of God started somehow, and the people accepted it.

Now, it happened that once these beliefs of the existence of God became known, the community leader of those times found that by using these beliefs in God or gods they could control better their community, so, they started to add things themselves and so they used these religious beliefs to their own advantage.

Now if we consider this atheistic theory about religions, we must admit that there is a chance that the atheists are right, because today there is no really evidence of the existence of God. But then again, one starts to see all those people that have believed in God in the past, all those places of worship that they have built, all these religious services that are still going on today, so, we believe that God exists. Now, let us look at what the rest of the community thinks about them.

How religious people see the Atheists? Most religious people think that the atheists are nasty people, and that, they don’t know about God and religions that is why they are atheist; their assumption is based on the facts, that the atheists do not try to believe in God, and they are not aware of what is written in the Bible. But I believe that this is not the case,

The atheists for me can be divided in two groups, the first group is formed by very learned people (this forms the larger group), these learned people do not believe in God, not because they have not read the Bible; but because when they read the Bible, what is written in the Bible does not add up the way that is supposed to add up, in other words the Bible for them is a book of stories written for the purpose of controlling the people, which in a way is true.

The second group (this is only a small minority), it is formed by people who are of very bad character, so, for them God does not exist, because it is convenient for them when they do nasty deeds, when these people do nasty things, they don’t want to know about God and God’s commandments, and this is the reason why people think that atheism is a nasty group of people.

Having said what the atheists are like, it is obvious that we need to find a way that will neutralize them, because we believe that man needs God.

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Other religious problems

As we have said, there are many religious issues that need to be solved, the biggest religious problem is caused by the religions themselves, because religions are different to one another, and also, the believer of a religion believes that their religion is the true religion, therefore, the other religions are wrong and the believers of the other religious are wrong to believe what they believe, this has always been so since ancient recorded times; you see, religions have been made to get a group of people together that believe in the same God and the same things, this attitude was useful in the past, when groups of people needed to stay together to survive,

This religious problem arises, because religions have been made to stay isolated, so, there is not a unifying point that unifies religions together. This is the reason why I believe that, we need a religion guided from a Super-God able to show the entire world that we are all the same in the eyes of God. But will the people accept this Super-God? When this God is not the way that is written in the Bible.

Now, what about if there is no god like that, and God is different to the existing god that we believe in today, so, we must find a way of stating how God exists, so, next chapter we will be talking about God; but this time God is going to be different from the God described in the Bible and this God can be accepted by the atheists, because this God is not the creator of everything, but it is a God anyhow. You see, we really need to accept God because man needs God,

I hope that all existing religions find a way how to believe in a Super-God, and therefore, do not argue with each other’s. And if it is necessary change a few things in their religions, so that, they may become more compatible with the other religions.

Here I have to say that sometimes I consider myself to be an agnostic person, because I don’t believe in God the way I have been taught when I was young, but at the same time I pray to God, even if the God I pray to, is different from the God I was taught to pray.

Anyhow, I think that I have said enough in this very long chapter, so, see you next time in my next chapter called, Man needs God, including religious views and conversations.

May God bless us all?

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    • Frank Menchise profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesco Menchise 

      6 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      If you are looking for faith that has been here for thousands of years you know where to look, because you seem to now things that I don't even know they exist, it may well be that early in your life you were not allowed to believe in God freely, so now you are trying to find what you have missed, so keep looking until you find the right religion for you.

      I have to say that I believe in God and I am a Roman Catholic, which is a mild religion that is easy to follow, the only thing that I don't like about this religion is the pedophilia in the clergy; I also know that other religions have their own faults, so these days I am trying to find a way that bridges all these faults in religions and whatever I find that is worth to remember, I am writing in my religious writings.

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Blessing to you, too. I wanted to underline the matters that it is the faith and not facts we perceive with our senses. The faith was lost in Paradise and not the facts. Tanakh is written in digital mode and not in analog, so to speak. Nobody could and did change it. Different authors harmonize in the truth even if would see to us differently. It is OK with God and OK with me. Notice when God spoke regarding Jesus so, some heard God was talking, others heard the thunder and third group did no hear anything. It does not mean God did not spoke. I would not look for differences since I do not want to destroy, but build my faith.

    • Frank Menchise profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesco Menchise 

      6 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Hi Vladimir Uhri, thanks for taking the time to comment on my hub; I see you are a believer of the Old Testament and that is great to be one, but not all of us believe that what is written in the Bible is exactly the word of God, therefore whatever one believes one believes.

      Now a man has got to do what a man has got to do and if one believes that what he is doing is the right thing to do, than let that man do it?

      In my case I feel that I am being driven to write these religious writings, as if it is within my soul and therefore spiritually driven and I believe that it might be the will of God that drives me to write them. I hope you see what I mean.

      May God bless us all?

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      When one study languages will find there are more than one meaning in one word. Of course translators meant to improve translations and it is nothing wrong with it. One may use all translations that is interesting to study. The best is to use original writings. It is never late to study Hebrew or Greek.

      Natural man often stumbles on facts and evidence. But what is more important is faith in Word of God, which was broken in the Garden. Adam believed in Serpent's lie and this has to be restoring to receive Grace.

      Our heart (spirit) has to match with Word of God. There is lot of to do. But faith in WORD is on first place. Simple things are easy to understand. For now do not demand from others what was not revealed yet.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago

      KJV came long before modern bibles.I have read them all.My conclusion is that they tried to make it better,but instead made it worse.Only one person translated most bibles.The kjv was translated by 53 scholars and is the most correct above and beyond all other world bibles.I both love and fear the Almighty.That is why I am careful about what I say and do in this world.

    • Frank Menchise profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesco Menchise 

      8 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      How do you know that Jack? After all your Bible can be the wrong one, one can never be sure you know. Jack, are you sure you love the Lord more than you fear the Lord? If that is the case you are worse off than I am.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      You have the wrong bible,Matt 7 v 21 reads Not everyone that saith unto me Lord Lord shall not inter into the kingdom of Heaven.It's meaning is that everyone that attend church,do good deeds,or preach the word is worthy of salvation.If your soul and heart tells you contrary to what God tells you,then you can't make the grade.As it is written,Line must be upon line,and precept must be upon precept,its here a little and there a little.If your line of focus is not in that order,you are walking down the wrong path.First you have the wrong Bible.Yours is Paraphrase and a lot have been taken out and twisted around.

    • Frank Menchise profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesco Menchise 

      8 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Apostle Jack, in my Bible at Mathew 7v21 it reads; It is not those who say to me, "Lord, Lord",who will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.

      For me to do the will of the Father in heaven I need to do what my soul and my heart tells me, and of course my mind and logic reasoning, anything that does not stand to logic reasoning will be rejected as useless. I hope you can see my point of view?

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Let me say in other words to your comment about those that believe.Everyone that believe in Christ shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 7 v 21

      The whole world shall not be saved,and there is no exception to that rule.

      Only certain ones shall carry the torch.I just speak the words of God according to the increase of knowledge Daniel 12 v 4.....and let the chips fall where they may.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      To understand you must be able to interpret the symbolic presentations of the bible,which is about 75% of it's writtings.You must also be able to separate the old covenant from the new and what is continued and what is not accepted any more.

      Translators did not transfer perfect knowledge from the original documents,so there are scriptures that must be looked upon as incorrect.To translate in GENERAL CONCLUSION of a subject is how one is to come to a final destination of knowledge concerning Bible scriptures.

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      Francesco Menchise 

      8 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Apostle Jack, I have to say that you follow the Bible believing that every word in the Bible means what it seems to mean, or rather what we have been told it means, but I find in the Bible too many contradictions and a few stories or articles impossible to believe they are true, or that they are God's inspired. So, in my writings I intend to say what the main contradictions are. Therefore if you read them one day you'll understand what I mean.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago

      God lets us know what He require in this world.Ye shall know them by their fruits.I know the fruits.The bible say judge righteous judgment,in case you didn't know.John 7 v 24

      It is a ..sad thing.. that you didn't know.

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      Francesco Menchise 

      8 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      I suppose that you count only those Christians that follow strictly your own beliefs Apostle Jack, what about the rest of the community that believes in a slightly different way, but still believes in God and Jesus Christ?

      Would you say that they are worth saving too?

      You see, I belong to a new way of understanding religious issues and this is what I feel I have to express in my religious writings? Should I be counted as a good person and be worth saving I do not know? So, let God and His good servants be my judge.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago

      It take more than words to be a True Christian.Everyone that call themselves a Christian is not a Christian.People will tell you anything to try an fit in.But it is written that we shall be known by our spiritual fruits which put an identity on true Christians.It is time to stand up and be counted.

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      Francesco Menchise 

      8 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      I know I am a Christian and I have no problem to say that I am a Christian, that is if I want to leave behind all other definitions that have come about from Christianity; but this does not express all what my soul wants to express, so I am trying to do what my soul, my heart and my mind tell me to do, which is that I want to write these religious writings according to what I believe I should write? Is it wrong to do what one belives may I ask? Apostle Jack?

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Religion is a way of promoting self agenda in the presentation of God.Christianity came from God through Jesus Christ which is not a self agenda.

      Different names have been chosen through which God is presented,but as it is written ...there is no other name under heaven that is given among men whereby we must be saved.They were first call Christians Acts 11 v 26

      If I ask you what faith you are you should tell me Christian....not baptist,or Catholic,or Buddhist,or none-denomination or anything but Christian.

      Christianity is a spiritual faith and Salvation of spirit is it's message which is call being born again.

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      Francesco Menchise 

      8 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Apostle Jack, I am sorry to say this but I don't understand you, when you say that Christianity is not a religion, as far as I know Christianity is a religion. On the other hand I accept that there exists this spiritual concept that applies to the whole world.

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      SilentReed 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      All the great religions of the world speak about the one "truth". I believe their founders never meant that theirs was the only way or path to the truth.With the passing of time the "truth" got buried in dogmas and codified. Division and schism formed,an attitude of "US" against "them".They talk about love and compassion yet their actions say otherwise. Religion Inc. is now commercialized and institutionalized.The only way to know "God" is through direct experience. Matthew 6:6 give meaning to this.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Don't forget that Christianity is not a Religion...it is a Salvation.It is not from beneath but from above.Not of self-agenda but through Christ and is a Spiritual concept above scientific and pagan organizations.

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