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religious question Finally loved Due September 17 (girl); 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6784 posts
Jun 21st '12

ok so I have been doing some thinking. I recently made up with a few of my friends after treating them like shit. I apologized and I got forgiven immediately, which i have never experienced before. ( i had to earn it with my old friends and family). well that got me thinking about everything that i have done in the past, and i thought i don't think i did enough good to weigh out the bad. I am a born-again Christian, and I once had a Sunday school teacher who told me "If you question if you are going to heaven, than you probably aren't"



What you do guys think about that...do you think that's true? Or do you think that as long as you confess your sins, are saved and try to be a better person you're going to be saved?

user banned 2 kids; Indiana 12251 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting Taun Taun Momma:" ok so I have been doing some thinking. I recently made up with a few of my friends after treating them ... [snip!] ... true? Or do you think that as long as you confess your sins, are saved and try to be a better person you're going to be saved?"


i don't believe in any of that bs. if you sin, you sin. if you don't then good for you.

★Date311161.69 Due August 31 (boy); TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Pennsylvania 4003 posts
Jun 21st '12

I think it's bullshit, propaganda, to be completely honest with you.

You should be a good person regardless if there is a Heaven or a Hell.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
Jun 21st '12

I'm not christian but I'm very well educated on the religion & as far as i've seen/read, if you are really trying to do better & you confess/admit what you've done & that you want to change the way you are/were then it at least shows effort & thats all anyone can really ask for as far as friends & family go. religious wise, where you go is up to you. If you choose to do things right or change them for the better then you know where you should be going after you leave this world

Finally loved Due September 17 (girl); 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6784 posts
Jun 21st '12

well i mean I believe that people need to be good people too. i believe in a higher power, not necessarily the common image of God. If that makes any sense.

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 1 child; 2 angel babies; Las Vegas, Nevada 8884 posts
Jun 21st '12

I think these are questions you should be asking your pastor. Not saying that to be bitchy or anything but if you are genuinely concerned then maybe he/she would be the best one to answer your questions and guide you through this process.

Katie's Bees Virginia 15428 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting KitKat&Jap:"You should be a good person regardless if there is a Heaven or a Hell."



This.

But everyone makes mistakes, too. If you don't do horrible things on purpose and when you do, you make them right... I believe you'll be "judged" for ALL of your actions... the good, the bad, the inbetween. But doing one good thing doesn't make up for the bad things either. You can't be an a*****e on Monday and then be good Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to make up for it. lol

Finally loved Due September 17 (girl); 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6784 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting Caydence's mommy 4/4/09:" I think these are questions you should be asking your pastor. Not saying that to be bitchy or anything ... [snip!] ... are genuinely concerned then maybe he/she would be the best one to answer your questions and guide you through this process."


I would ask my pastor but I don't have one yet. my old one was just fired and he moved.

Finally loved Due September 17 (girl); 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6784 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting Caydence's mommy 4/4/09:" I think these are questions you should be asking your pastor. Not saying that to be bitchy or anything ... [snip!] ... are genuinely concerned then maybe he/she would be the best one to answer your questions and guide you through this process."


I would ask my pastor but I don't have one yet. my old one was just fired and he moved.

Small Fry&Bed Bug 2 kids; Ontario 16793 posts
Jun 21st '12

Im not religous but I think that if its not true, there would be not a single soul in heaven....
everyone sins and everyone makes mistakes!

★Date311161.69 Due August 31 (boy); TTC since Sep 2012; 1 child; Pennsylvania 4003 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting Taun Taun Momma:" I would ask my pastor but I don't have one yet. my old one was just fired and he moved. "


How did he get fired?

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
Jun 21st '12

So basically your Sunday school teacher told you that if have done anything wrong and you feel guilty for it you are gong to hell? No point in dangling the carrot when you can beat them with the stick?



I think that is the most bullshit, warped, scare tactic you could use on a little kid. :? No one is perfect. Everyone has something that they have done that they shouldn't have.



I'm so glad I'm Wiccan. :lol:

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting Crystal Mom of 4:" So basically your Sunday school teacher told you that if have done anything wrong and you feel guilty ... [snip!] ... kid. :? No one is perfect. Everyone has something that they have done that they shouldn't have. I'm so glad I'm Wiccan. :lol:"

My sentiments exactly!

The Santa Stalker 16 kids; 1 angel baby; Louisiana 11733 posts
Jun 21st '12

i wouldnt have taken it as far as she did because as humans, we have doubts naturally. her saying that was kinda judgmental. it's all about making your faith stronger by praying, reading your Bible, having a good Bible believing church and fellowship with other believers. But you do have to have faith that you're going to heaven. Jesus died & rose so that we could go :)

Finally loved Due September 17 (girl); 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6784 posts
Jun 21st '12
Quoting KitKat&Jap:" How did he get fired?"

He wanted to let the Mexican community have an official place to worship so he let them use our church and about half of the church was super racist. and others said that he wasn't involved with everyone's lives deeply enough and he wasn't solving everyone's problems between everybody. things that he couldn't really control. and his best friend decided it was time to get a new pastor. he wanted to lock my pastor out of the church and pack up his office and leave it in the street. My pastor did nothing wrong. I know that i'm not missing anything because my father was an elder on the board of elders when they were discussing to get rid of my pastor, and my dad talked to my family about it.