However, John 3:16 clearly states “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. (New International Version Bible, 2014) With that being said, I feel that belief is the only way to heaven, or should I say your gateway into heaven. You have to believe that Jesus died for your sins; you have to believe that Jesus rose from the dead, lastly and most importantly you have
In the “Sun Creation” of the Brule Sioux Indians, the sun was the main “god” that did most of the work. It also pulled out its eye to create the moon, from which woman was created. However, today we know that the sun is not a being, just a great body of fire. It does not have eyes, and the only powers it has is that of heat, gravity, and radiation. In the Bible, you cannot see God, and He is everywhere all at once.
Very few people today maintain such a belief. Lastly, Modern Geocentrism is the belief that God recently created a spherical world, and placed it in the center of the universe. The Sun, planets and everything else in the universe revolve around it. All scientific claims about the age of the Earth are lies. They also believe that evolution does not occur.
FOOD RITUALS AT FUNERALS As an aspect of culture, food is a tool of socialization whether it is teaching cultural and socioeconomic mobility through table manners. The type of food we eat, how we prepare the ingredients to make a certain recipe and ultimately how we consume and share it, is very telling of the actual essence of who we are and where we are from. In China close family members must refrain from eating meat because their immortal gods do not eat meat. One reason is that meat has blood, and blood symbolizes uncleanliness. The exclusion of meat is also a respectful gesture of ‘down grading' the meals; that is, no fancy foods.
Expanding the West Through Mormonism The western expansion of America is mainly known only for its time period of wars and slavery/Native American conflicts. Very rarely is it that the peaceful, religious people of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) are recognized to have been a crucial piece of this time. The beginning of the Mormon Church led to the Mormons' long trek to Utah. Upon reaching "Zion," (Utah), the Mormons had some conflicts with the U.S. government, which were solved quickly. Due to the Mormons, Utah became a state of the U.S. Brigham Young University is a major modern-day part of the Mormons' culture as well.
Although sin, sorrow, and death will not be eliminated until the new heaven and earth displace the first heaven and earth (Rev 21:1-4; 22:3), the descendants of those who survive the battle of Armageddon will remain on the earth, ruled by resurrected saints, and they will live to extraordinary ages (Isa 65:20-25). Many premillennialists, especially dispensationalists of various emphases, believe that OT prophecies of Israel’s restoration to fidelity and to political and material blessedness will be fulfilled in this millennial kingdom. Although
“Veganism is the practice of eliminating the use by human beings of non-human animal products. Ethical vegans reject the commodity status of animals and the use of animal products for any purpose, while dietary vegans or strict vegetarians eliminate them from their diet only” (Wikipedia, 2010) The first time I heard the word “VEGAN”, I thought of someone who only ate vegetables and didn’t think of veganism as a lifestyle. There are many different types of vegans. There are people who choose the lifestyle for dietary reasons or to lose weight, and there are also people who choose the vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons. Vegetarians are strictly people who do not eat meat, eggs or dairy.
God assures him that (sooner or later) Abraham will father a son, and that his descendants will be innumerable: 15:4 “And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.” And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.” Abraham does have a son, Ishmael, and it is not with his first wife, but with Sarai’s handmaid, Hagar. While Hagar is carrying the boy, God visits her alone: 16:10 “And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.” God again reiterates essentially the same promise to Abraham, with the inclusion that his descendants will possess the land of Canaan. “17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 17:16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. 17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old?
In Genesis 1:27, God is in the process of creating man. God did this and was very specific to create this man in His own image(Genesis 1:27, NIV). One other thing that set apart this man God had created is stated in Genesis 2:7. In this verse it is explained that God breathed the life into man to make him living(Genesis 2:7, NIV). Now in previous verses God is creating everything in the earth, but the thing that sets the creation of man apart from this, is being made in His image and having His breath breathed into man.
Reincarnation is the rebirth of one’s soul after the body dies. Meaning after one dies, their soul will be born into a new living being. That living being doesn’t have to be human, but could be plant or animal too. Most Hindus are vegetarian because they don’t want the chance of accidentally eating one of their past relatives. The worst thing you can be reborn into is a snake.