We searched your Google religion questions and got answers from God, the Holy Bible and history. Here are the answers to your questions:
1. Who Am I? The question we all ponder. We do know we were created by God. Our destiny is already determined before birth, but we need to pray for divine guidance to put us on our true path. Not sure of your path? Ask God for guidance.
2. What is Hell? Jesus describes hell in the Holy Bible bible, as “a place where the worm never dies and the fire is never quenched.” Mark 9: 43,44.
3. What is the Gospel? Gospel means to bring or announce the Good News when it is translated from the Greek word “Evangelion.” It is frequently used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus Christ and His victory over death, as well as mankind’s gift of salvation.1 Corinthians 15:1-8
4. What is prayer? Praying is speaking (silently or out loud) to the Lord (or whatever specific religion you believe in) about things that trouble you, helping others, healing the sick, or giving thanks for all you have heartfelt. Jeremiah 29:12-13 – Philemon 4:6-7
5. What is the meaning of life? This is something that has been debated depending on your religious or scientific beliefs. Man has debated it for centuries with no clear-cut answer. True Christians believe there is life (salvation) after death in heaven and eventually back on earth in the New Jerusalem in the middle east. Revelation.
6. What is salvation? Salvation is a free gift from God which we receive when we repent (and stay repentant), confess our sins, have faith, and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Salvation is the defeat of death that we achieve that brings us from heaven to earth in new bodies and clean hearts.
7.What is the fear of God? The fear of the Lord (God) is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One: Proverbs 9:10. Wouldn’t you fear God if He blessed you with everything you have, but then suddenly took it away? However, if you are in awe of God, HE has no reason to take anything away. There are several Holy Bible verses about this and they are: Proverbs 1:7 / 8:13 / 9:10 / 10:21 – 2 Timothy 1:7 – 2 Corinthians 5:11 – Romans 11:19-22.
8. What is Truth? Pontius Pilate asked Jesus this question while questioning HIM and hoping to avoid a crucifixion as requested by the Jewish leaders. So, what is truth? Jesus Christ told us what is the truth in the Holy Bible. Jesus is the truth (and the way).
9. What is evil? There is good (God), and there is evil (Satan) in the world. Satan is the temporary ruler of this world. Evil is strong and powerful and has a way of making us do things we know in our heart are wrong, but sin makes us do them. Evil consists of lying, cheating, stealing, murder, adultery, homosexuality, coveting, bullying, anger, hate, etc. However, you can overcome evil with good, as in Romans 12:21, and do not seek revenge, as in Romans 12:17-19.
10. What does Jesus look like? There are no drawings or images from His time on earth, but scholars all agree that He would have a Middle Eastern appearance. Short hair because long hair was a dishonor to men at that time (1 Corinthians 11:14). A beard because He followed Jewish culture (Leviticus 19:27 – Galatians 4:4). He had no distinguishing features because many of His followers could not pick Him out in a crowd. When Judas had to search for Him within the disciples, he had to turn him over to the Roman soldiers. He was not tall, white, and long haired as depicted in many images and statues of today. His facial expression would have been warm and compassionate because people looked to Him for comfort and help (Luke 5:12), and children were always around Him (Matthew 19:13-15 – Mark 9:35-37).
11.What is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is in all of us, but doesn’t become one with us until we become one with Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will then guide us through our days to keep us on a path towards righteousness and salvation.
12. What is the original sin? That was when Eve gave Adam the apple from the tree in the Garden of Eden. God told them to eat any of the hundreds of other fruit trees, but not a particular one. Satan then convinced Eve it was OK and she went against God’s word, creating the first sin handed down through the generations. Genesis 2:8-24.
13. What is scripture? The sacred or religious writings contained in a book. Many religions contain a book they consider scriptural.
14. When was Jesus born? Approximately 2,022 years ago, and not on December 25th, which is just a holiday started to sell products for gifts. King Herod wanted all the baby boys 2 years old and under to be killed because he was afraid of the Messiah (Matthew 2:13-15). so Joseph and Mary had to hide, but upon Herod’s death, an angel told Joseph they could return home (Matthew 2:19-23). According to Josephus the Jewish historian, Herod’s death was in the spring, so that would put Jesus’s birth around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles (late September).
15. Where was Jesus born? He was born in Bethlehem in the Middle East around 4BC and was a Jewish Rabbi and teacher. He was said to be a carpenter, but the Holy Bible does not have any information about that trade. (Matthew 2 / Luke 2).
16. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Son of God who came to Earth to save us from our sinful nature and God’s eventual wrath. He also came to spread God’s word and eventually die on the cross for our sins. To true believers, and the faithful, He is the Messiah (Lord and Savior). Jesus is a Jew who willingly died and suffered for the Jews and Gentiles.
17. What is faith? Faith is believing in something you can’t see or touch. Most religious believers all have faith in a God they can’t see or touch.
18. What is religion? Religion is a set of attitudes, practices, and beliefs. A commitment or devotion to a religious faith or observance. There are many religions worldwide and many different denominations within those religions. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and a few others.
19. What is the Holy Bible? There are many descriptions, but simply stated, it is the true word of God, written by disciples and believers of Jesus Christ given to us to help guide and teach us through life and grow closer to righteousness and Jesus Christ.
20. Who wrote the Holy Bible? The Holy Bible was written by many who received the words directly from God. The old testament is the Hebrew Torah (the word of Moses), and the new testament is from the prophets and disciples of Jesus and several historic figures of the time.
21. What is reincarnation? The Hindu, Buddhist, and Mormon (believe in life before birth) belief is that the soul begins a new and different life after death. The Holy Bible has nothing about reincarnation because Jesus Christ died for our sins to give us a chance at salvation. Reincarnation believers don’t accept Jesus Christ or the Holy Bible. But reincarnation should actually keep the population in check if you return to a different body.
22. Is there life after death? Some believe in reincarnation, and Christians believe in salvation (receiving a new body without pain or illness and a mind clear of sin). True and faithful believers of God and those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and repent will find a much better life in heaven and on earth.
23. Who is the Son of God? Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that is revealed in the Holy Bible. He came to us to pay the ultimate price for our sinful nature. That price was death. The death we should receive for our sins, he willingly took upon himself.
24. What was the Crucifixion? A slow and horrible death by being nailed from the hands and feet to a wooden cross. Usually the knees are broken to facilitate a speedier death, but it was still slow and painful with suffocation as the weight of the body pushed downward, squeezing all the air out of the lungs.
25. Is God a god of love? He is a god of mercy (Exodus 34:5-7). We are all His children (believers and unbelievers alike), and any good parent will correct their children. If they don’t listen, they will be punished. We are all sinful in nature, and God wanted to forgive us by sending His only son, Jesus, to suffer and die (a death we deserve) for our sins.
26. What is a Theist? A person who believes in the existence of a god or gods. Specifically, one who believes in the existence of one god viewed as the creator of the human race.
27. Is God real? That would depend on your beliefs. Millions of faithful believers say God is real. When you look at yourself and all around you it’s hard not to believe God has created everything. Your body has billions of parts that could only be created by God (see Big Bang).
28. What is Pantheism? It is a philosophy that everything is part of an all-encompassing god. A non-religious philosophy. No recognition of a distinct or personal god.
29. What is heaven? As described in the Holy Bible, it has streets lined with gold, because gold has no monetary value. A place where there is no pain, physical illness, worry, stress, etc. A glorious place that will be formed on earth after the tribulation.
30. What is a Christian? A Christian is supposed to be a follower of Christ, and work on being righteous and trying to be free of sin. Unfortunately, that title has been abused and used by many people who only go to church on Sunday and never pick up and read the Holy Bible, as well as by many hypocrites who complain about sinners but constantly sin themselves.
31. What is the Big Bang? In the simplest (non-scientific) of terms, an explosion created everything. Think about how an explosion creates havoc and destruction. How does that create the glorious beings that we are? The Big Bang didn’t create us… God did and there is proof in the Holy Bible in Genesis.
32. What is the Catholic Church? The first organized religion prior to its eventual division (split-up) into Western and Eastern church denominations. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religion, and its roots emerged from Judaism in the 3rd century. In the 7th century, the Roman emperor Constantine made Christianity a state religion. The Catholic church’s breakup also created the Protestant movement in the 1500’s.
33. What are the 7 deadly sins? Envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath, and were described in the 4th century to help people resist evil. However, these words are not found in the Holy Bible, but words with the exact same meaning are found everywhere in the Holy Bible, including the 10 Commandments. Here are the words with there Holy Bible counterparts:
Envy: Ecclesiastes 4:4 / Galatians 6:3 / Job 5:2 /Proverbs 14:30 & 24:19-20
Gluttony: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 & 10:31 / Philippians 3:19-20 / Proverbs 23:1-3 & 19-21
Greed: 1 Timothy 6:9-10 / Ecclesiastes 5:10 / Philippians 4:6 / Proverbs 11:24 & 28:25
Lust: 1 John 2:16 / 1 Peter 2:11 / 2 Timothy 2:22 / Matthew 5:28 / Philippians 4:8
Pride: 1 Corinthians 13:4 / Galatians 6:3 / Jeremiah 9:23-24 / Proverbs 8:13 & 16:18
Sloth: Colossians 3:23 / Romans 12:11-13 / Proverbs 6:6 & 13:4 & 24:33-34
Wrath: Colossians 3:8 / Ephesians 4:26-27 / James 1:19-20 / Proverbs 14:29 & 15:1 / Romans 12:19
34. What is Psalm 23? It is called The Lord is My Shepherd, written by King David, talking about the Lord and his feelings and blessing. King David was a man after God’s heart.
35. What is Noah’s Ark? A large vessel that was constructed by Noah, and his family with God’s direction that protected many animals and eight people from the flood that would consume the whole planet due to man’s sinful nature. Genesis 7-8 / See: The Grand Canyon movie / Global flood proof:https://answersingenesis.org/the-flood/global/worldwide-flood-evidence/
36. What does God look like? No one has seen God’s face. “You cannot see my face, for no man shall see my face and live.” – Exodus 33: 19-23. Moses asked to see God, but God told him he would hide Moses’s face until God passed by and then he could see his back. Moses’s face shone, according to those around him, after he saw God’s back. Exodus 34: 29-30. Jesus commented to the disciples and others, “He who sees me sees the one who sent me.” John 12:45 / John 6:46 / 1 John 4:12.
37. What is baptism? Baptism is to confess sins and demonstrate repentance through immersion (completely under) in water, not sprinkling. Matthew 3:11.
38. What are the world’s religions? There are many, with more forming. Why? Because they may not like the direction the denomination is taking regarding the teaching of the Holy Bible (Mormons, Jehovah Witness, etc.), and in doing so, change the original intent of the Holy Bible. Religions have had internal battles for centuries, breaking off into many different denominations. Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, and many others.
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