I argued with someone in YT comments section the other day over the origin of "Amen." He said that Christians who say it in God's name were not actually saying it in God's name but in some some Egyptian God's name Amen Ra. Apparently theres a whole conspiracy theory about it being adopted by Jews during their enslavement or whatever but its very strange. Every site I looked at that supported the theory was very biased and blatantly had an agenda behind it. I initially dismissed it as some atheist trying to sow seeds but eventually I did some research on the etymology of the word and I found that in the Talmud 119b, it says that it is an acronym of "El Melekh ne’eman" or God Faithful King. My question is, are either of these the origins for the word or is it something else?
What's on your mind?
Some people identify the woman in adultery in the Gospel of John with Mary Magdalene , is this a correct identification?
I saw this at TV Tropes and it begs a good question:
It seems to be pretty explicit that in the scriptures, God's not exactly a 'big fan' of his creation answering back and doing as they please. He's quick to punish those who go against his will.
Now, many theists have argued the opposite, that Free Will comes from God's own omniscience, he does not want robots for creations, and he respects our choices. If this were the case, he would not have labelled any perceived transgression against him as "Sin" and reward it with death. He would not be surrounded by Angels who tend to his every whim for fear of swift exile from his presence if they don't obey. If he respected Free Will, we would not go to Hell, but rather, like the Prodigal Son asking for his inheritance, we go wherever we choose, for better or for worse.
This begs the question - why even have Free Will at all if its pointless at best, or results in immediate consequence at worse? If he doesn't approve of our decisions, then was this Satan's own doing in corrupting Adam and Eve somehow? Aka "original sin"?
Since God is omnipotent, didn't he technically create and allow evil?
At what point in the Bible does it make sense to take ages seriously? (Noah was 950 I believe)
If you believe that the (KJV) Bible is the word of God, then you must watch this before being more deceived. Thanks. God bless.
I'm aware of what this covers, but my friends obviously do not. They have taken the "only what is named approach" to the commandments. It is my understanding that Moses delivered the commandments to his group and at that point it was obeyed to the letter. When Jesus came around, he expanded on them and gave extra context with other problems (cursing). They say that God is the only off-limits word (in vain). I said that since they are defamatory (with F being directly related to sex as an acronym) they shouldn't be used. To which they then said that them being man-made, they are excusable. Your thoughts?
If Heaven exists, how could Hell exist? How could someone be happy in Heaven knowing that millions upon millions of people, likely including their loved ones, are suffering in Hell? If in Heaven your mind is changed so drastically that it no longer bothers you, then you are no longer you.
I realize this is somewhat weird as it's also based on faith, but still.
2 Kings 2:23-25
Then that would mean that Jesus would be in Hell for eternity, but according to the Bible, he went to Heaven after dying. I mean, how does that make any sense, right? It's like, say, you go and get fined for jaywalking, right, and the judge says that the fine for jaywalking if infinity dollars, and I'm a good guy, alright, so I step into that courtroom and I pay three dollars to the judge, and then I go home and I sit in my hottub. Does that mean I saved you and you're free to go? Nuh-uh, I don't think so.
Because the penalty for sin is going to Hell for eternity, and Jesus didn't go to Hell for eternity.
The Bible says that Er was "wicked in the sight of the Lord", but what exactly did he do that was so wicked?
Well, recently I've been wondering, in which verse did it say that the Messiah would be God's only Son. All I ever read of is that the Messiah would be a great King and a prophet at the same time. Some Jews believed that there would be two Messiahs; the King Messiah (Son of David) and the Prophet Messiah (Son of Joseph from Rabbinic Tradition).
i'm kinda confused the holy bibles is the first bibles on the religion? or an another such like testament , the genvese etc.
How do we know that God is named Yaweh?, when God himself created the concept of names and the alphabet through humans.
P.S whose to say that this universe isn't the only universe God created?