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Why God Has Forsaken Me
For awhile Job was abandoned and alone too. My hope is that your situation is temporary like Job's. Meanwhile, here are two of my favorites...

Isaiah 30:20 The Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, but He who teaches you will no longer be hidden out of sight. With your own eyes you will see Him always.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call upon me the Lord, and I will answer you and show you great and wonderful things you did not know.

Islam Same As Christianity
Look to the religion's beginings. To have the founder of the religion teaching publicly for many years, publicly executed by the authorities of execution, then seen walking 3 days later is not something a human can do.

Why So Many Denominations
The messages in the New Testament imply there is room for diversity, but with limits.

To one person Jesus asked that he give all the wealth he had and follow. To a woman who washed His feet with her hair, He said she was justified. Acceptance was different for those two.

Revelations talks about being 'hot or cold' as acceptable. Hot and cold are quite different from one another. Both require some effort.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan was originally spoken to Jews to imply there should be some acceptance of diversity.

On the other hand, Jesus warned against the Scribes, Parasees and others.

Why So Many Denominations
Divisions occurred even in the time of Moses. See in Numbers 16 "3 They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, "You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the LORD's assembly?"

Then the mother of two of the Apostles asked (Matt 20) "Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom". Just the request caused some potential division and jealousy "24When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers."

It seems that humility is the best way to avoid divisions and strife.

Are Christian Churches False
There are many teachings in the scriptures about "inclusion" and not "exclusion". In today's sense, the parable of the Good Samaritan was a parable of the Good-Catholic or the Good-Evangelist or the Good-Sombody-Not-Like-me. The parable was not originally given to Samaritans.

Revelation 3:15 says "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!" Hot and cold are not similar to each other, but the words imply both are acceptable.

Romans 14:4 says "Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls.".

Old And New Testament
Consider how a parent's demands on a two-year old change as the child grows into a teenager. As a youth, the child must not be permitted to touch things around the house, and must wear a diaper at all times. As the child grows into a teenager, the diaper is no longer necessary, and running the dishwasher is fine, but the teen had better be home by the curfew hour.

The differences could be similiar to those of the old and new covenants.

The Theoretic Big Bang
Elijah heard a "still small voice" in 1 Kings 19:12.

Jeremiah 33:3 gives you a challenge: "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

Matthew 10:27 says "What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.".

So if you want to know what caused everything to exist, take the challenge.

Six 24 Hour Creation Days
Jesus said He is Light at John 8:12 . He also said He is Bread at John 6:35 .

How can you understand or believe those words if you take them literally ?

If you waive a literal translation for these words, why not allow the same for words in the old testament ?

What Is Satans Primary Attack
Jesus said to the criminal (Luke 23:43) "today you will be with me in paradise". It is doubtful that the fellow was ever baptised. Certainly he had not received the instruction the apostles received.

See also Mark 9:38 where the apostles wanted to stop someone because he was not one of them. Jesus' response was a little surprising.

The concern that Jesus had for us can be seen reflected in his longest recorded prayer - John 17.

Jesus With Water Baptism
Not to discourage baptism, but it is not ours to say what the requirements are.

Do you remember Luke 23 at the crucifixion He said to a common criminal "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise". It is doubtful that the man was baptised by water.

I Am Mad At God
Following tragic events to Moses, David, Daniel, Jonah and Jesus something really good followed. It could be that it will happen to you too. I hope so.

How To Be Close With Jesus
One of my favorites right now is Matt 10:27. "What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight, what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs" according to one translation.

Ask, then listen to what might be whispered in your ear. Learn to recognize the speaker.

Is God Cruel And Mean
If someone handed you a winning lottery ticket and you lost it, would you say the giver was cruel ? What if it was too inconvenient for you to drag yourself to the location where you could cash in the winning ticket, would you say the giver was cruel ? What if you could not believe that the ticket was a winner (although it was), would you say the giver was cruel or mean ?

If you had to pay $20 for the winning ticket would you consider it cruel to have to pay ? Even if you had to pay everything you owned, would you consider it to be cruel if the winning ticket was worth thousands of times more ?

Likewise, how can God's actions be considered cruel? No matter the cost to us for following Him, the reward will be infinitely greater.

Evidence Of 6 Day Creation
Right you are Larry.

Read Matt 5:6-7. Jesus says to his disciples "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." They took him literally and thought He was talking about bread. He had to explain to them later, He was not talking about bread. On the 6 days ... can we know ? It it important for us to know ?

Sheep Of Another Flock
The reference to another flock can be found in John 10:16 'I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.'

There is no explanation for the meaning of these words like there is for many others. So it must be for us to understand only that there may be other followers somewhere. The "where" must not be a concern for us.

Believe The Bible Or The Pope
1) "admit there have been many corrupt leaders. And that you are so sorry they brought shame to your church." Since one of the original twelve apostles was corrupt and betrayed Jesus leading to His death, does that mean that the original Church deserved shame?

"Catholics are mostly interested in defending the Catholic church at all cost" Early Christians also defended their faith - even to the death. Do you find fault in them for that ?

Believe The Bible Or The Pope
2) Mary said (Mark 1:48) "from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed". Doesn't that mean she is still alive?

Arguments For Evolution
I do not profess to know, but only offer what could have happened. Genesis 2 says after 6 days of creation He rested. Are 6 of His days like 6 of our days ? 2 Peter 3 says "With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.". Could the six days of creation have been thousands of our years ? If so, the creation would have looked like evolution and still been the result of an Intelligent Designer.

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