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Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:26 pm
by UsagiTsukino
Is there anything in the bible about writing stories about make believe religions?

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 am
by Philip
Usagi: Is there anything in the bible about writing stories about make believe religions?
Romans 1 talks about how ancient pagans knew of but rejected the true God, and instead chose to create and worship idols instead: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=ESV

https://biblereasons.com/false-religions/

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:39 pm
by DBowling
UsagiTsukino wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Is there anything in the bible about writing stories about make believe religions?
To build on Phillip's response, here are a couple of additional passages that might help...

Exodus 20:3-6
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
1 John 4:1-4
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:07 am
by UsagiTsukino
So even if it's a fictional story in fansaty world it should be a no? yea, I didn't feel right about it either. So I abandoned it.

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:47 am
by Nicki
UsagiTsukino wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:07 am
So even if it's a fictional story in fansaty world it should be a no? yea, I didn't feel right about it either. So I abandoned it.
Were you writing a story like that? That might not be a good idea since you would be involving yourself in it deeply and thinking about it a lot. Just reading something with a made-up religion shouldn't be so involving though.

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:28 pm
by UsagiTsukino
Jesus said don’t call anyone father but the father in heaven. Why other churches have being called pastors father. Why?

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:18 am
by PaulSacramento
UsagiTsukino wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Jesus said don’t call anyone father but the father in heaven. Why other churches have being called pastors father. Why?
Jesus even makes the explicit statement to "call no one your father but your Father in heaven"?
Matthew 23:9

This is a direct statement to not call any one by the TITLE Father, that has not earned it ( unlike you biological father or God or one that has acted like a "father" to you).
It was a counter against those that revel and self-important titles.

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:29 pm
by Byblos
PaulSacramento wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:18 am
UsagiTsukino wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Jesus said don’t call anyone father but the father in heaven. Why other churches have being called pastors father. Why?
Jesus even makes the explicit statement to "call no one your father but your Father in heaven"?
Matthew 23:9

This is a direct statement to not call any one by the TITLE Father, that has not earned it ( unlike you biological father or God or one that has acted like a "father" to you).
It was a counter against those that revel and self-important titles.
It would help to contextualize it if you had quoted 8 thru 12 ( Matthew 23:8-12 ). In fact, chapter 12 in its entirety is a lesson in hypocrisy, not about calling someone rabbi or teacher or leader, not just father.

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:45 pm
by UsagiTsukino
Does Matthew 7:13-14 mean very few will be saved

Re: Quick answers about Bible

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:26 pm
by Philip
[url]Usagi: Does Matthew 7:13-14 mean very few will be saved[/url]

Matthew 7: 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

First place, Usagi, what - or rather, WHO - is the gate, given John 14:6 and John 10:7? And then consider the wide range of paths / gates that unbelievers follow - where do those lead one, eternally? So, there is only ONE way that leads to Heaven vs. the uncountable paths / ways that Scripture says "leads to destruction." And from there, you can do the speculative math!