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Someone told me that it is possible God couldve deceived us with jesus, and they said jesus may have not been his son. Does God Deceive People?
and would He have deceived us to believe in jesus?
If Mary wasnt a virgin? Does that change anything about Jesus ability to be the messiah? I had an interesting conversation about this with a jewish friend who told me this about the isiah verse and translations in general....
This is a great example of how the translation of religious texts is not objective but is influenced by theology.
The Hebrew word in Isaiah 7:14 is "almah", which generally means "young woman". Certainly in Hebrew culture as generally in ours, young women are generally virgins, so a translator has to judge from context whether the emphasis is on youth, or virginity. There are 7 references to "almah" in the Old Testament, but most of them are translated as maiden, maid, girl, damsel - only the King James Version translates it as "virgin" in any of the other 6 places, but interestingly all three translations say "virgin" in Isaiah 7:14.
So what context are they reading that tells them this must mean "virgin" in Isaiah 7:14? The surrounding text just says that an "almah" will have a baby. So if you're objectively translating based on the surrounding context, you would clearly not translate this as "virgin", you'd say "young woman" or "girl".
Well the context that convinced all of them to translate it as "virgin" is far, far away in the New Testament -Matthew 1:22-23:
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel."
The author of Matthew writes in Greek and uses the Greek word "parthenos" which unambiguously means "virgin". So basically most Bible translators are trying to remove what would otherwise be an inconsistency between the old and new testaments by translating "almah" as "virgin" in Isaiah 7:14, even though they don't translate almah that way anywhere else. There was a small uproar not too long ago when a particular translation decided to do the intellectually consistent thing and go with "young woman" instead of "virgin" in Isaiah 7:14.
I have a ceramic shop and it was recently brought to my attention that I was breaking the first commandment which says we are not to make a likeness of anything above the earth,in the earth or below the earth. I was lead to believe that even if i didn't worship these images that i poured, i was benefitting financially from promoting these images from ungodly peoples..ex..a native american indian holding up a cow skull to the sky...the mold piece is called summoning buffalo spirit.. .this is an ungodly act..so back to my question..is pouring ceramics breaking the first commandment and am i cursing myself and my generations after me?
Even many christian not following that,Roman catholic changed the 10 Commandment itself..Am totally confused,should we keep 10 commandments and have faith in christ? and what about "SABBATH"
Matthew 15:3 [ESV]
He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Revelation 14:12 [ESV]
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
Jesus tells each of us, "...if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments ."
I NEED A PROPER ANSWER....!
I have ask many people Pastor's, Priest, when we die will our loved ones that has pass before us know us their Mother, Father, son, daughter?
May God Bless!
look up veri-chip
could this be the mark of the beast?
I had a dream the Christian world was ending. there was something in the sky that symbolized our time was ending, which the light finally shone through to the earth. I was scared, but I couldn't get myself to pray. I was wondering what if I don't make it to heaven, what if I don't accept God? but the thing is I've been raised with a Christian background, so it seems like common sense to me. anyways, some guy was through an inter com saying a bible verse. then I woke up, scared.
does this mean anything? I truly love God, & I accept God. but I don't think I make enough time to read his word.
i am not tring to start trouble, but i am really curious. i see some atheists come on here answering questions. but the answers they give are not helping anyone. they are not asking questions to help them believe, so why do they come here? don't they have anything better to do? are they bored? is thier lifes so boring that they have to come here to poke fun at us? what is the deal with them? what is thier purpose?
Why? STAY OFF OF THIS QUESTION KINDATHEIST,YOU SHOULDNT EVEN BE ON THIS SIGHT!!
First, you breath and then ask God to help you and stay in ur word.
I have a been a loner most of my life, 3 years ago I searched out god and let him in my life. So now I open myself to helping or letting anyone in my life, but some people's life's overwhelm me and I back off. Some christians say because I cannot be strong or in some cases I walk away as too not become weak in my faith that I don't LOVE is this true????????
I do witness to people but not many people receive me but I have patientce and some do! I forgave my past and people but I stay to myself, because I don't talk or fellowship with people or family of my past and seek out new people to fellowship with that I don't forgive? Its tough but it feels like its what I have to do!
The Holy Ghost Conceived Jesus inside of mary.
so my question is how does the anti christ be born in the world. Does Satan Have the power to in pregant a woman? please help me understand./
Any bible Verses that indicates that only God can create humans.
I have one and I don't know what to do, because since it went into me, I am not able to regret any sin nor pray honestly. It gave me desires that are against God and I don't know how to cast it away. Please help.
Me and fiance have been great to gether super in love great team work and respect each other but lately as we start to try to plan our future together she get hesitant. She'll be super excited and then when we get to to planning she gets scared and pulls back she says she's scared of committing for life we both prayed about it and she's still seems reserved i don't know what to do
About6 years ago I was 25 and had a boyfriend , that I Liked but due to family problems and work stress and exhaustion I felt it was too soon for marriage, I needed time to think and I told him this. Then one night he came to visit me as a friend and we were sitting together side by side on a chair, we had never had sex before as we were waiting for marriage; so we were fully clothed. He had his arm around me, and just the weight of his arm on my shoulder caused me to start to feel sensual and I felt like I had an orgasm fully clothed, I didn't tell him what had happened; but due to the overwhelming feeling I had from this- in a moment of sensual pleasure I felt as though I completely surrendered my total physical, mental, emotional self to him in that moment of pleasure which happened so quickly. I was not ready to become so emotionally attached just yet as I had earlier explained to him. So I ended up avoiding him for a while just until I had sorted things out in my mind; maybe I could have handled the situation differently. This caused him to feel hurt and he ended up meeting somebody else and marrying someone else. I have been broken hearted ever since. But even worse I have lost my curiosity for men and no longer feel sexually attracted towards men anymore. I feel like I have committed myself to my last boyfriend, gave him a part of my self that I can never get back again.
My boyfriend who is married now, I no longer have any contact with. He was so hurt by my avoiding him, that he became angry and has nothing to do with me anymore. I feel devastated even though its been 6 years already! I feel as though I have lost a very special part of my sexual make - up, that I gave to someone else. Now I feel as though due to my loss of interest and curiosity in men and sex, I will never find a man that loves me again. I feel abandoned and lost! With no solution to my loss of self respect. I'm attached to my ex, and this is effecting me emotionally.
I don't feel that I can ever regain my self respect. I'm vulnerable; and fear that no man will love me in that way again. Im scared I'm not going to get married. Please help me.