JUDGEMENT DAY. Questions you never asked.

“Someday, you’re gonna have to answer for that.”

You’ve probably heard that at some point in your Life. Or, “we will all have to give an account”—-But have you ever asked:

  1. What if there is some Afterlife, but not any “life-review” or punishment based on what we did in our lives?
  2. Suppose there is life after death but not a Hell? What if there isn’t terrible pain and misery but not ecstatic bliss, either?  What might it be like then?

It gets me curious, when I think about it. What if there is an Afterlife, but not like what we have been taught or heard about?

And there’s another thing. No one is talking about this, either. Think about it:

You may have heard that in Christianity the greatest commandment is to Love God with all thy heart, all thy mind, etc……and that the second greatest commandment is to love thy neighbor as thyself. And so, just picture this:

You’ve died and you are being “weighed in the balance” or, its judgement day and you are being evaluated. And you yourself, in your own defense, say:  But I loved my neighbor as myself. I gave money to a beggar with a cardboard sign. I made sandwiches at the soup kitchen. I jogged and got a ribbon for “raising awareness”. I gave furniture to the Salvation Army.    All of which is nice, but——

What if you were then told:, Yes, those were good, but many of them you did for the recognition you got from other people knowing you did it—-and—-while you did those things, you almost completely ignored the BIGGEST commandment of all:

You never really sought God, or loved him. Certainly nowhere near “with all you Heart, all your Mind, etc”.   Not even close.  On the other hand I must ask: Can it even be done? To put God 1st. Consistently. Who has time? Or maybe thats the problem. It doesnt mean we shouldn’t try. But most of us dont want any one thing, or person, or activity to crowd-out too many other enjoyable things in our Life. A variety of interests and experiences is good, and yet loving God is the greatest commandment. Food for thought.

There must be thousands, millions of people like that. Who worry about “being of service and making a difference” while they practically leave out God. And they act as if they are completely unaware of this. Or maybe they don’t care. They spent sooooo much time on the 2nd commandment (and mostly for recognition) that they 95% ignored the first and greatest commandment.  Let that sink in.

What is Spirituality?

What is Spirituality?

What do you feel it is?  Why?

step 1.  DEFINE EVERYTHING!
WHAT IS –being on “the Path”? The path to what? and why that?
What IS –‘Enlightenment”?
What is the 1st sign of “Awakening”? And why do you feel that is the first sign?
How is a “more spiritual” person different from a less spiritual one? And don’t hide behind “I don’t want to judge anyone”.
What does ANYONE even mean by “Spirituality” anyway? To say “spiritual, but not religious” still tells anyone asking nearly nothing. And being vague is not being profound. Or any sign of “wisdom”.

Get specific! What does the guru mean by it? What do *you* mean by it? and why that?

…..and….if all of the above is too “hard core” or “exhausting” for you, then you are either “faking it” or still haven’t “evolved” enough.
What is Spirituality?—“spirituality is just a too-politically-correct word for wimps who wont take a stand on anything and don’t know what the hell they believe. But they think it sounds “cool” anyway”. What do you believe? Why does it makes sense to you?
NO APOLOGIES for defining things!

And then there is spiritual “development”. What is that? How would you know you have developed and are “further along the Path” than you were before?

Name 3 bad spiritual paths. What makes the path you are following now, better?
Do you have ANY idea -at all- of 4 or 5 of the popular beliefs/paths that people have followed as “alternative spirituality” over the last 150 years? Name them. Who was the founder? What did they teach? Again, how is what you are doing now, better?
Do you believe there are “paths” that are a waste of time (and don’t just pick on Christianity. Dare to critique another “alternative spirituality belief-system”).
I really want to know. And no, I’m not an Atheist or Materialist.

NEW questions about Near-death experiences

Near-death experiences. You’ve heard the story:

“The doctors said I was dead. I was out of my body and could see and hear them working on me. Then I whoooosshhed through this “tunnel” and realized I was dead. I saw a “playback” of my Life. Then, I was in the presence of this bright white light (some report a bluish-white light) and I felt this intense, incredible love coming from the light.”

Then, people are either told they must come back, or, given a choice to come back or not. Then, they wake back up, here on earth, alive. And they often report they have no fear of death. Most of them. Some people have had terrifying experiences and are very glad to have “a second chance”.

But that isn’t what I want to talk about. It’s what’s left out, and not talked about, that I find curious:

Think about it. In all these many testimonies (mostly positive), when you think about it, it strikes me as very odd, that seemingly NO ONE, ever, that we’ve read or heard about, has ever bothered to ask “the loving white light”:  (and I say this as someone who is not a member of any church):

  1. “ARE YOU, Jesus Christ?  If not, who are you?
  2. Tell me, who is Jesus Christ? Do YOU love Jesus?
  3. Why can’t I see your face?
  4. Is this Heaven?  Where are we now?
  5. Loving feelings or not, if I don’t go back, and do come with you, will I be in Hell? Would you accompany me into Heaven?
  6. White Light—what is your Name?  Are you Satan? Lucifer? Who?

And NOBODY asks. Isn’t that strange? Hundreds of testimonies, and not one person bothers to ask.  People just believe whatever they’re told by some mysterious light that radiates “love”,  we have have no idea WHO we’re talking to, WHERE we are, where the light would take us if we stayed, or who the Light is, or what the light thinks about Jesus.  Feelings of love or not, that white light sounds pretty-darn vague. Why? Think about all this. Share this post with others.

Jerry Walls critiques Calvinism

Does your Church teach Calvinism? I’m betting that 80% of Christians have no idea, if they even know what Calvinism is at all. And chances are if your Church is Calvinistic, I seriously doubt that they will announce it. They might answer you if you ask them but i think most of them will keep quiet about it.

Are YOU pre-destined to go to Hell? Or Heaven? What if you go to Heaven but your husband or wife was predestined to go to Hell? What about having Free Will? If people are pre-destined to either be or not be “Saved”, then what is the point of “Soul-Winning”?

Meet Jerry Walls. See ALSO his Youtube video: What’s Wrong With Calvinism PART ONE (especially). But here is a more condensed video by Walls on this topic. Thanks to Youtube and ThePristineFaith.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzWN0Kw3Bl0

Losing Faith in Faith

My last post just before this one, was a PRO-Christian post, in favor of Christianity. This one isn’t. Dan Barker was a Christian but later on he left the faith. He writes about it in his book: Losing Faith in Faith. I was a little reluctant to post this, but as I’ve said before, what you choose to believe or not believe is entirely your own doing. No matter what your religion, philosophy or belief, can it stand up to the embaressing or tough questions that others might raise against it?  If you are a Christian, have you read any skeptical books? Likewise, if you are an Atheist or of some other Faith, have you read any PRO-Christian books? I think that’s fair. Make your own investigation and decide for yourself. One more thing: Barker does give footnotes and references. Do you know of any author who can disprove or counter his footnotes?  Norm Geisler? (Giesler?)  Ron Rhodes? Dan Comfort? To look at it another way,  C.S. Lewis was not a Christian but later he became one, so these things can work both ways.     https://www.amazon.com/Losing-Faith-Preacher-Atheist/dp/1877733075/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1516476834&sr=8-1&keywords=losing+faith+in+faith