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About my faith in God and my favorite Bible passages

Hey, X, you are a Christian, but you do not believe in “Hell”. What gives?

On 10/13/2009 I wrote a blog entry in my old blog entitled: What if I’m wrong and there is no God? In the comments section of that blog, I wrote:

“Hell” as commonly believed and pictured is not Biblical. My hubby has been studying Hell in the Bible, and much of the time it is mistranslated from a word meaning “grave”. My God did not create people knowing they were going to suffer for eternity. X

Last night, I received a response to that comment by a visitor:

Lorraine F wrote:

“To X-Evolutionist : I am quite surprised that you do not believe in Hell. If there is no Hell, (or no Hell for humans, as you imply), then what reason was there for Jesus to die on the cross?” (see blog comments for rest of entry)

I’m not going to try to answer her question in my comments. I’m going to write this post, then put a link to it in the comments.

The topic is of “Hell” especially close to me because I did not believe in God until I was over 40. If I had died before the day I finally came to believe in God and accepted Jesus Christ as my savior 13 years ago, I would be in Hell now, burning for eternity, according to what most of Christendom teaches.

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Unless you are perfect, you have no right to criticize anybody else.

I am a Christian. As a Christian, I am very disappointed by something that a lot of other people who identify themselves as “Christians” are doing. Way too many people think it is their responsibility to condemn homosexuals, for instance, or people just because they don’t believe in God, or other people they don’t think are living right.

I cringe every time I hear somebody calling themselves a Christian acting hatefully to anybody. It is just not right.

The first thing is that Jesus was not judgmental as these “Christians” of whom I speak are. In fact, Jesus was most judgmental against the church leaders of his day, the Pharisees. (in my humble opinion, there are a lot of Pharisees still running some of the biggest churches.)

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Do Not Worry

I come from a long line of worrywarts. I am third generation, at the very least. My mother and grandmother passed this affliction down to me. I sometimes get wrapped up in trying to micromanage all aspects of my life, my hubby’s life, my mother’s life, etc, because I’m worried about what MIGHT happen. (As if worrying will stop a bad thing from happening.) Every now and then, Jesus jabs me in the side and reminds me to read about when he said “Do Not Worry”.

I know you think I’m nuts, but when I’m praying, Bible passages will jump into my head. Now, I don’t know for sure if Jesus is giving them to me, or if I am doing it subconsciously. But, how I figure it is “When in Doubt, Thank God”. So, when I get a Bible passage jump into my head during a prayer, whether it is my subconscious or Jesus’ recommendation to help answer my problems, I read it.

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The Apostles Creed

Shortly after I became a Christian I heard about The Apostles’ Creed:

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.



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