Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Paradise Of The Scriptures

This Is The First Of A Series Of Discussions On Reading Comprehension And Knowing How To Putting Two And Two Together.


The Paradise Of The Christian Scriptures Part 1
Parts:    [1]    [2]    [3]    [4]

Did the Christian Holy Scripture communicate to us that when we die (i.e. at the end of each of our lives whether these lives be short dying very young as newly born baby, or very long dying very old and full of years as an old person), that if we are Christian (whatever that mean to those who considered themselves to be “Christians”) or a good person (whatever that mean to those who consider themselves to be “good” persons) we will go to heaven or “paradise” while all the rest of humankind will all go to Hell (aka “Hades”) living eternity as “immortal souls” who are to be either sadistically tortured or burned in hellfire forever?

Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
Luke 23:42 – 43

Luke 23 verse 43 is one of the most, if not the most, quoted Scripture used by all the so called Abrahamic religions especially those of the Christmas religion, to support their beliefs, doctirnes and assertions that when people die and are dead they are not really dead but their immortal souls go either to heaven (for those who believe in the God of their religions) or hell of eternal torment and torture (for those who do not believe in the God of their religions), or even to some temporary intermediary place (for those who do not believe but are somehow supposedly not, or not explicitly very evil) before being sent to heaven (if they pass some kind of evaluative determination) or hell (if they fail some kind of evaluative determination).

This same Scripture is also used by all those of such religions who claim and teach of death bed conversions, of a so called almighty, all knowing and all everywhere God desperately (struggling against Satan the Devil and losing miserably) trying to save all humankind from hell but can only manage to save just a (relatively) very small number (of at a most generous count, only a quarter of humankind at the best of times, and almost zero at the worst of times throughout the duration of human existence on this planet).

So what do you (the readers) think? Is it really true that Luke 23 verse 43 communicated the absolute infallible truth that those who believe in Jesus (whatever they believe JESUS to be whether a Prophet; The Prophet; The Messiah; God the son and one of a Trinity (whatever that may be); the Son of God and the Logos who was the Lord God of the Old Testament; the Arch Angel Micheal, etc., etc.) will go to heaven while all the rest of humankind who don't believe in Jesus (as whatever they are supposed to believe Jesus to be) they will all go to hell to be sadistically tormented and tortured for all eternity?

And if you (the readers) agree with this and believe this, do you also agree with and believe that this same Scripture passage (Luke 23:40 – 43) communicated and taught of death bed conversion because Almighty God is desperately trying to save all mankind and have been losing miserably to Satan the Devil?

For the continuing discussion which answers both these questions and more, please check for the next three installments of this discussion series. This of course only if you are interested to know what this author has to say as to what the Christian Holy Scriptures communicated on: [1] do the dead (all those people who had died and all the rest who are now still alive but will ultimately and eventually die) go either to heaven or hell as a final destination; and [2] does the Scripture convey the message that the GOD of the Christian Holy Scriptures is desperately trying to save all mankind but doing extremely poorly despite being all powerful, all knowing and all everywhere.



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