Is hell in the bible? What if I quit church? Didn't Jesus die on the
cross to save everyone? Do I have free will? Is God mad at the world? Where's God? I don't understand the Bible! Am I going to burn in hell if
I sin? Is there a heaven? My pastor says I have to be baptized. Where is my dead mother? Is
Satan real? Does God really care if I love Him? Is there a hell? Why
is there so much evil in the world? Isn't God in control?
Q: I have read "The First Idiot in
Heaven" and several of your other writings and I "get it".
However, I recently met some folks who:
1. think Paul is a false apostle & prophet, and should be largely
2. say we have been urged to "keep the commandments/law" as the "law is forever
and has not yet passed away".
These folks give me (brief) pause. If Paul is an apostate/false prophet, his
gospel to us is irrelevant. Ought we be keeping any commandments other than
the two greatest commandments?
A: Paul was not a false apostle. Your friends are wrong. Ignore them. Many signs followed Paul's apostleship. He did more miracles than the 12 apostles.
We are not under obligation to any commandments, none.
The law never came to anyone but Israelites, so why would we have to do ANY of them? We behave ourselves because God sheds His love abroad in our hearts, not because we obey laws.
The law is certainly not forever. It has not yet passed away for ISRAEL. ISRAEL will be doing the law during the millennium, not the nations. Not now. Not ever. Not one law.
I am a spiritual seeker, just like you. I have sampled the religious
institutions of humans and found them unable to contain the greatness of God.
All my life, I have had deep questions about God and my relationship to Him: Why
am I here? Why is there so much evil in the world? Is the universe coming to an
end? What will happen to my unbelieving loved ones after they die? How important
is it to attend a church? I didnít find answers in church. In fact, most of the
churches I attended or visited didn't even want to hear the questions. Read more...
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"Zender's conversational writing style turns discus- sion about strict religious dogma into a fun-filled frolic.
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