Heaven And Hell Are ‘Not What Jesus Preached,’ Religion Scholar Says : NPR

Bart Ehrman says the ideas of eternal rewards and punishments aren't found in the Old Testament or in the teachings of Jesus. His new book is Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2020/03/31/824479587/heaven-and-hell-are-not-what-jesus-preached-religion-scholar-says

Bart Ehrman on why everything you’ve been told about heaven and hell is wrong

(RNS) — Best known for his popular books debunking the central assumptions of Christian Scriptures, the New Testament scholar continues this quest in his latest book, ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’ — Read on religionnews.com/2020/03/26/bart-ehrman-on-why-everything-youve-been-told-about-heaven-and-hell-is-wrong/

The 3 Discrediting Faults of the Council of Nicea (325 CE)

1. Constantine “invited” 1800 church representatives to the Council of Nicea, but only 300 attended. That is 84% refusing the emperor and 16% complying with the emperor’s demands. 16% is hardly a quorum. Accordingly, are we to believe that these 300 out of 1800 were specially inspired & spoke with Divine authority for all Christians, …

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Hell is NOT a Place of Conscious, Eternal, Physical Torture

1st Century Ancient Near East concepts of "hell" (see also these posts) will show that Jesus referred to mortal judgment as any 2nd Temple, Hellenized Jew of his day: the grave (Sheol: lifelessness, knowing nothing, cut off)a mythical realm of the dead (Hades/Tartarus: an underworld, permanently separated from the living by an impassable river)a parabolic …

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Year of the Bible: What is the Word of God? | Pete Enns

*[duplicated in full from the original post, linked below for educational purposes only] The Bible is often called the “word of God,” which means, among other things, that it has final authority over the life of the Christian. The following passage from the anonymous book of Hebrews seems to make that point rather clearly.  Indeed, …

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Rick Perry Labels DJT “the Chosen One”

Fox & Friends preview an interview with Rick Perry, where he says that Trump is "the chosen one" and "sent by God to do great things" Pete Hegseth: "God has used imperfect people forever," but what Trump "has withstood is unlike what really any other mortal could understand" pic.twitter.com/ITDAErMJiN — Courtney Hagle (@CourtneyHagle) November 24, …

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