The image above is a depiction of souls burning in the flames of Purgatory as displayed on the facade of the Church of Ánimas (Capilla de Ánimas) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Source/License “The practice of praying for… Read More
What are your reasons for trusting — or not trusting — the Bible as a historical and holy book?
If Jesus saved others, could He save Himself? If Jesus was a king, could He save Himself? If Jesus was the Christ, could He save Himself? Jesus is the Creator. Jesus is the King. But, He set aside all of the trappings of those things so that He could be the Lamb.
God is always able, but He is not always willing. He’s always able because He’s God. He is willing at some times and not others because, as God, He is working a master plan. This plan involves the universe coming to understand just how good, good is and just how evil, evil is. This is the maturity of the knowledge of good and evil.
Understanding is superior to fear. But there’s something superior to understanding: God’s peace.
The best thing about the future isn’t advanced technology or medical breakthroughs or getting further down the path of social evolution. It’s this: There will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain, because all the old ways are gone.