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    Re: Can Someone Explain Being "Saved?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CrabCake View Post
    Nice try, but the rapture is actually something that those Christians who believe in it hope to be a part of. The rapture is a fairly new doctrine, popular within evangelicalism, that teaches that God will take all believers out of the Earth prior to certain calamitous events occurring. The idea is that those who were raptured won't have to experience those calamities which preceed the return of Jesus Christ. Presumably, those who were raptured will then return with Jesus and be judged alongside all those who weren't raptured.
    That is a big debate to my understanding with some Christians thinking that they will be removed from the horrors that will be put on Earth during revelations while others think that they will remain until Jesus comes to judge the living and the dead.

    Many people twist the words of scriptures, for example Jesus John 3:1-21 does Jesus mean baptism or is he refereeing to reincarnation?

    Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “[B]Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.[c] 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You[d] must be born again.’ 8 The wind[e] blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

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    Re: Can Someone Explain Being "Saved?"

    "He replied, 'Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.'" (Matthew 13:11-12)

    If you truly love God, you must love yourself too.

    If you truly love God, and have any doubts of his existence it is better to pray for guidance than to commit blasphemy.

    Faith is hard, yet it is easy to deny God's existence (but your soul shall pay the price).

    I pray that anyone whom thinks that they are too smart to believe in God, prays for humility instead.

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    Re: Can Someone Explain Being "Saved?"

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeThink View Post
    That is a big debate to my understanding with some Christians thinking that they will be removed from the horrors that will be put on Earth during revelations while others think that they will remain until Jesus comes to judge the living and the dead.
    Right. Some Christians believe in the rapture, most don't. But those who do are hoping to be a part of it, they are not hoping to be saved from it. Furthermore, they are expecting to be judged upon Jesus' return along with everyone else; they are not expecting the rapture to replace final judgment.

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    Re: Can Someone Explain Being "Saved?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    ...Being saved just means that you have accepted Jesus as your personal savior and that is the only way to heaven.
    Would that mean that anyone that has not accepted Jesus as their personal savior will rot in Christian Hell forever?
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    Re: Can Someone Explain Being "Saved?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paralogic View Post
    Would that mean that anyone that has not accepted Jesus as their personal savior will rot in Christian Hell forever?
    Not sure what that is exactly. Not every denomination believes in a hell nor is belief in a hell a fundamental tenant of Christianity

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