Which religion should I convert to?
Moses was an educated person endowed with a writer's imagination and inspired by God. Moses wrote the stories we study today. Those stories have endured. There is truth in the stories Moses wrote.
God, blessed all of humankind with knowledge of His Presence, at the same time.( of our psychological development)
Each group of people had their own author who was inspired by God. They told and wrote their own stories, with(inspired) views their people could understand and accept as true.
The basics belong to all of us, because God belongs to all of us.
It is interesting how we allow ourselves to get bogged down in language and word interpretation, when the gist of the stories is the same.
We are born into our own little clans and we think our own clan is the one and only clan who knows truth, who owns truth, and that it is our duty to interpret the other clan's truth for them. God must be laughing at this.
He was there "in the beginning" not just for a few, but for us all. He is here now, not just for a few, but for all. Moses was an inspired thinker and story teller. He told us the story of the beginning of not only humankind, but of all the stars and moons and suns. Moses was a genius, a brilliant chosen servant, of the Lord. And that Lord, was and is, the God of all of humanity and all the stars and for all time.
What you believe has a profound influence on your entire existence. If you believe in Jesus Christ, when you die you will go to heaven and live forever in paradise with God. If you do not believe in Him, when you die you will go to hellwhere you will be separated from God and suffer for eternity. Given this alternative, it is staggering that more people do not thoroughly evaluate the evidence for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as told in the Holy Bible. The story of Jesus Christ begins at the point of creation. Jesus was with God (and the Holy Spirit) when the world and everything in it was created-including mankind.1,2 When God saw the world and all that He had made, He said that it was "good."3 Unfortunately, it did not stay that way for long. Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, when they "gave in" to Satan's temptation4,5 and ate the fruit that God had forbidden them to eat.6 At that point, sin entered into the world. As a result, all human beings inherit a sinful nature and all human beings suffer a physical death.7 God cannot tolerate sin.8 Therefore, the fall of mankind into sin separated us from the all-loving God who created us. Because of this separation, our Heavenly Father, in His great mercy, decided to send His one and only son, Jesus Christ9,10 to take away the sins of the world11,12 so that our relationship with Him could be restored.13,14 Jesus entered this world as a human baby.15 Through the power of the Holy Spirit, a young woman named Mary, a virgin, miraculously became pregnant with Jesus,16 and later gave birth to Him in the city of Bethlehem. When He was born, an angel of the Lord told Mary to name her new baby "Jesus," [which literally means, "Jehovah saves"], "because He will save His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21) As Jesus grew up, He shared in our human experience. He was all-God,17 yet all-human. He was tempted in every way that man is tempted,18 and He felt pain and human emotions.19 However, unlike man, Jesus was perfect, and did not sin.20 Throughout his ministry on earth, Jesus told people about God and why He was sent to this earth.21,22 He urged people to repent of their sins, and turn from their evil ways.23 He made it very clear that the only way human beings could restore their relationship with God was through belief in Him, and in Him only.24,25 Jesus preached that if people would believe in Him, they would be "born again."26 He urged them to be baptized as an outward ex-pression of their spiritual cleansing and "rebirth."27 He made it clear that the process of being "born again" is essential to salvation.26 When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are a new creation, and life is never the same again.28 During his time on earth, Jesus performed many miracles in the hope that people would see His power, and realize that He was not just any ordinary man-but that He was divine.29 Unfortunately, many people did not recognize His divine nature or believe in Him, even after the awesome miracles he performed.30,31 Even His own brothers did not believe in Him.32 As time passed, people began to hate Jesus for no reason33 and plotted to kill Him. They looked for evidence against Him,34 even though He was entirely innocent and sinless35 and did nothing to deserve such treatment.33 Jesus was arrested, tried and convicted of heresy, and sentenced to death by crucifixion. He endured incredible suffering. He was stripped and flogged.36 They spit on Him and struck Him on the head repeatedly.37 They mocked Him and crucified Him.38 He died an excruciatingly painful death39,40 and was buried in a tomb.41 On the third day after His death, the followers of Jesus went to His tomb and found that it was empty. Jesus had miraculously risen from the dead.42 He appeared to His disciples in his "glorified body" and proved to them, on a number of occasions, that He was not dead, but alive.43 On the 40th day after His death, Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.44 The disciples of Jesus were first-hand witnesses to His life, death, and resurrection.45 They were certain of what they saw and heard, and they went on to preach the "good news" of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the nations of the world.46 The good news is this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.47 Anyone who believes in Him, will receive forgiveness of sins,48 will be reconciled with God,49 and will live forever in heaven.50 When Jesus went to be with the Father, He did not leave us alone. He promised that He would send the Holy Spirit, the great Counselor, who would live and dwell within the hearts of all believers.51 The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth50 and testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.51 At some point in the future (at a time unknown to man) Jesus Christ will again return to earth (the "second coming of Christ") to bring salvation for those who are saved and who are waiting for His return.52 Importantly, when He returns He will pass a final judgment on all mankind-those who are still living, and those who have died.53 This fact is of utmost importance! When Jesus returns again, if you have not yet received Him into your heart and believe that He died for your sins, you will be condemned to hell for eternity.54 On the other hand, if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." 55 Importantly, God desires that all men be saved and come to a knowledge of truth.56,57 That includes you, and everyone on this planet. Whoever believes in Jesus Christ and the one who sent him, crosses over from death into eternal life.58 Conclusion: There are no magic words that you can say that will get you into heaven, and save you from hell. Only a sincere belief that Christ is Lord, the Son of the Living God, and that He died on the cross for your sins, and was raised from the dead by God, will secure eternal salvation and life everlasting.
Moses was delusional if he was inspired by god. He may have been inspired by the idea of god. Everyone who is not grounded in reality is hoping and wishing for an everlasting life in paradise. How fictional can you get? It is mythology. Can you really believe that there is a place somewhere for humans to live in paradise?
Yep, sure can. If they believe in Jesus Christ. There is a place for you to live also.
When Jesus returns again, if you have not yet received Him into your heart and believe that He died for your sins, you will be condemned to hell for eternity.54 On the other hand, if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Dear Aces High;
G-d gave you Jesus, because you would not listen to Him, other wise.
He got us Jews to listen to Him, and He forbids any representative worship. Period!
Reason is given by Him; "As I was before the beginning, so I shall be after the end. I the L-rd, do not change."
So I am saved by going direct to G-d, as He directed me. I have no choice if I want to go to heaven. All Jews have no choice if they want to go to Heaven.
You are right. There are no majic words that can get you to heaven. You, miss up (sin) you clean up (repent). Then G-d shall deal with you according to your fruits. He does not care what lable you wear (religion).
Speaking of which; I want to thank all who posted such positive post a few pages back. We need more of this positive posting so we can have a more open, and learning experience. It is not so hard to do, just look at yourself in the mirror, and pretend it is you you are posting to, but trying to learn more.
Heaven is being in the presence of God
Hell is being apart/separated from God.
I am with God here and now. I don't think about or worry about tomorrow or any place waiting for me to get there, because God has taken good care of me here, I have faith in God that all will be well with me in whatever future awaits me.
If my relationship with God could be severed, that would be Hell.....Heaven is wherever God is for me.