The book of revelation is highly symbolic and fire represents total destruction .good point mee, i think the ‘religion’ that is left after the fire will be a far truer one.
has religion come to an end?
simple question, difficult answer. in my mind i think people will probably want religion of some kind for a long while yet, this is more an intellectual/wisdom question.
i think religions agree and contradict each other on many levels, without believing in a single one it is easy to get confused. in the end it seams like it would be better if i went through life as if there were no religions.
as long as i can look life in the eye and see what it is thinking, i can find my own answers.
how do you feel; must religion come to an end?
Namaste Bandit, you just struck a very strange nerve.Institutionalized religion is definately dying & those numbers are getting smaller. In the USA about 15 to 20% claim no religion. In Britain & sweden it is more like 50% or maybe more who claim no religion.
Namaste Bandit, you just struck a very strange nerve.
Is there something regarding socialism that is connected with lack of religion? Communist Russia we know outlawed it. China doesn't react to favorably to it.
Don't shoot me but I'm suddenly wondering what a chart that looked country by country of those who claim no religion and then add another column of the percentage of people on the dole.
ie is there a relationship that if they gov't provides the paycheck, the housing, the food, the health care the gov't becomes your god, your religion as it is the source of your supply?
For at least a generation, scholars have noted that more Americans are moving among faiths, as denominational loyalty erodes. But the survey, based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans, offers one of the clearest views yet of that trend, scholars said. The United States Census does not track religious affiliation.
as far as ‘it’ continuing as a belief of truth…………….. absolutely! And to observe each religion, when they address the ‘final days’ then each suggests an end to religious beliefs or false doctrine…..has religion come to an end?
Yes and no….. simple logic makes common sense out of it.simple question, difficult answer.
Would be like saying ‘I don’t need training wheels’ to begin your first usage of a bike.i think religions agree and contradict each other on many levels, without believing in a single one it is easy to get confused. in the end it seams like it would be better if i went through life as if there were no religions.
Fair enough as most of the indigenous find God in nature and how can any blame them, they see life, the personalities within each of the species and I have never seen nature lie just to save face.as long as i can look life in the eye and see what it is thinking, i can find my own answers.
‘Must’ is not the best analogy….. ‘will’ is. They will come to an end!how do you feel; must religion come to an end?
The Ank is a Key. (I always thought)
Mass/energy/time; the trinity….. it’s actually really easy if you look at the aunk of Egypt. AS electric and magnetic fields in perpendicular planes show us a cross, the loop of the aunk is time.
no sorry, not thiss little black duck. i thought literally, a key. I dont do math
and to observe most any Christianic sects….. ever notice there is no ‘after’ revelations scriptures…..
First, what is the physical reality behind ‘resurrection’…. Without the magical stuff, how could this literally occur?To live forever, both Armageddon survivors and resurrected ones will have to obey God’s commandments, including whatever new requirements Jehovah might reveal during the thousand years.
Awesome……. Basically the truth; knowledge will combine mankind and peace will exist, finally..There will be an extensive educational program
New "scrolls" will then come into use.
Evidently these are God’s written instructions that will serve as a basis for educating earth’s inhabitants. (Revelation 20:12)
Mankind will learn, not war, but peace.
Exactly! And that knowledge must include the ‘nature’ of existence. The single form that combines each of the religions, the sciences and even the beautiful wisdom of the old philosophers.How grand it will be when the knowledge of God fills the earth!
Just like the need of religions. None will remain as the guide to the children…….All destructive weapons will be gone forever. (Psalm 46:9)
Which includes absolute responsibility to the words and representations they convey. (honesty)Inhabitants of the new world will be taught to treat their fellow humans with love, respect, and dignity.
and what they did prior.so, individuals will be judged on the basis of what they do during Judgment Day
A Modern-Day Babylon is BABYLON THE GREAT .
Isaiah’s prophecy furnishes much food for thought .
Gods people have got out of babylon the great revelation 18;4 -6.
Gods people are listening to Jesus .
And I heard another voice out of heaven say: "GET OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE if YOU do not want to share with her in her sins, and if YOU do not want to receive part of her plagues. For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind.
As the religions are at the core of people being "OK" with damaging others with no responsibilities.The Coming End of Babylon the Great
Modern-day religions have perpetuated many of ancient Babylon’s doctrines.
the world empire of false religion is well named Babylon the Great. (Revelation 17:5)
So the prophetic words recorded in Isaiah chapter 47 stand as a warning to those who are still affiliated with false religion. If they are to avoid sharing in her destruction, let them heed the inspired command: "Get out of her"!—Revelation 18:4, 7, 8.
Let is be quite clear, the people are the judges.
'we the people'
At that time "the distinction between a righteous one and a wicked one" will have been clearly established.
Jesus will render just decisions based on what has become evident about individuals
I am glad to know that i or any other man or woman will not be judgeing when Jesus comes with his heavenly angels . its not our job thats for Jesus and Jehovah to do that . and those who are righteous in their eyes will be judged as sheep. but it seems that some will be judged as Goats, Goats are known as being rebellious but sheep are willing to follow .‘righteousness itself is divisive’ it would be impossible to establish such a thing, at what point would you blame the individual or the environment? there are no clear distinctions and most of us just try to get by in the hostile world which according to christians god made!
didn’t he say ‘judge not for thou shalt be judged thyself’. i often wonder if christians have understood what jesus was about at all, they mainly seam to condone what he was against. either that or his message is duplicitous.