so many damn questions.
honestly, i dont feel like reading them. yeah i havnt read the bible front to cover but i'm pretty darn close to, but how about this. have you read a text book front to back for school? you bought the book, you studied it most likely and such, but have you read the it word for word and understood everything it said?
things in the present are different from the past. God created all, yes even evil, but what is evil i may ask? its pretty much the absence of good. so sin is the absence of God. He is a jealous God, He doesn't want his children to follow after other idols like a cow. Abraham did what he was told because an angel of the Lord came down to deliver a message to him. If he saw God's face, he would have died because of the glory. Moses saw the back of God's head and he aged incredibly.
I'm gonna say this, i'm not a house keeper. I'm not gonna go through questions that you probably not have even taken a chance to solve yourself. People make questions like that because they want to go and prove someone wrong.
So when that one question asked, "nothing was there anything about Jesus being called a Nazarane." you think that the old testament is going to have something word for word? It points to the Messiah, which is Jesus. The Jewish faith do not believe Jesus was the Messiah because the OT describes Jesus in a heavenly fashion. He came on a donkey through Jerusalem and then died on a cross after the Jewish community persecuted him.
The virgin mary was a virgin when giving birth to Jesus. Why? He was the first born child and she got pregnant before living with her husband, before they got married. If you no the culture back then, you would no that sometimes they would test the faith of the girl to be married for a year to see if she would be loyal to her husband. so they live separated for a year from each other after they're married. she got pregnant between that time. we cant say that she was a virgin after that, but possibly not because Jesus had a brother named James.
About the earth going on forever, and not. Well if read Revelation, it talks about the new Heaven and the new Earth. Revelation is a hard book to understand if you havnt read Daniel or Zechariah which are very hard books to interpret as well. However, when it talks about the new Heaven and the new Earth, it talks about the golden paved streets and such. There are earthly things in the new Heaven and new Earth as well as heavenly things. After judgement day and after the great battle, Heaven will come and join with Earth showing that the old earth is no more and there is a new earth that lives on.
You think that God will answer all of our prayers? He doesn't go poof here's your new BMW. No, he gives you what you need and not what you want. When he does give, he gives in subtle amounts. He usually doesn't give it all at once. I have prayed when we, our mission team went down to mexico and we were going to the airport to go back to the US, but our tire popped. we really did have anymore time to lose or else we would have missed our flight. After i prayed for help and that we may get to the airport on time, boom help comes fixes the tire and we get to the airport 1 minute before the plane leaves. Coincidence? I don't no, no one was on that road, and the road service was called Green Angel...pretty crazy if you ask me.
do you even no what pslams is about? they are pslams dedicated to God written by David. they're poems. the first half of pslams talks about his happiness and blah blah blah, while the 2nd half talks about his lement after his adultry with bashiba. in the end all of it points to jesus and how glorious he is. read it, its pretty good. (if i'm wrong may God forgive me)
im tired its 2:30 in the morning. but there. some answers.
Edited by Korea's Greatest, 12 July 2007 - 10:34 AM.