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What religion do these beliefs come from?

Heaven and hell, God and the evil adversary, the coming of the Saviour born of a virgin, the end-time purge of the world by Fire followed by the resurrection of the dead, the making fresh of the world and the final battle between good and evil leading to the final defeat of evil.


Asked by IhartU at 12:09 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Religious Debate

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Answers (21)
  • A lot of different mythologies have some or all of these stories.


    Answer by Nsbgirl at 12:24 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • It's all things talked about in the bible, even though all the different religions interpret them differently


    Answer by bizima4 at 12:17 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • OOOh... a trivia game! ....Darn...I'll have to phone a friend, I'm not familiar with those phrases...


    Answer by WoodWitch at 12:18 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I don't think there's room to list them all here.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:15 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • IhartU ... what is ironic about your statement, is that you are looking at history from present to the past. If you look at history from the past to present, then the real question is ... If we look at history from the opposite perspective, from the past looking forward, you gain a much different insight altogether. Why did humans seek after deities to begin with? Nearly all (with some exceptions no doubt) groups of primitive peoples, of which I am aware, believed in a god or gods. Why? Was it really just a way of explaining the unknown? What gave the notion of the possibility of a force outside of our own that has miraculous, inhuman powers? Why was the sun not simply looked at as a big, bright round thing that makes it possible to see the prey humans hunted? What gave them the idea that the sun had a personality, purpose, or intelligence? ...

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:43 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • So what about that inkling? In the Garden of Eden, God had a personal relationship with Adam and Eve. He wasn't some far off distant and abstract idea, entity, force, or subconscious being. Remember that God walked in the Garden, and he spoke to Adam and Eve - they could audibly hear Him. After He cursed them for disobeying Him, they left the Garden of Eden with the knowledge that God is exists. Since they had the knowledge of good and evil, they had to survive in a cursed world with it, and had to figure out what was good and what was evil because they didn't know the difference. But they, and their offspring kept a guilty knowledge of God, they knew that there was a superhuman, miraculously powerful, inexplicably intelligent being, and it was because of the close relationship between God and Adam and Eve.

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:47 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • For what purpose did God create mankind? Our purpose it to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matt 22:37-38). It is Christ who explains the great and foremost commandment. We were created with the sole purpose of thinking, meditating, remembering, and esteeming God. After the Fall, and the loss of free will, mankind still had an innate sense to think, meditate, remember, esteem, and essentially glorify ....... What? They couldn't turn toward God, because they didn't know which way that was. They didn't have the free will to make the right decision and glorify God. This happens even still today. Because mankind was designed to glorify God, but are unable to find God on their own, they will glorify others who are not worthy. Think of sports stars, Hollywood, musicians, politicians. We glorify money, material goods, physical looks, our spouses, our children - we put many things on pedestals.

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:48 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • So why are there so many duplications of what seems to be the same story? Because mankind is born with a guilty knowledge of God, but because of our inability to make the right decisions on our own, we succumb to glorifying false gods instead.

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:49 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • It's a paraphrase of the bibles' basic content, in most of the "plot form. " These are the majority of what powers the bibles content. Mostly it's not titles, or heading, but some overview of power, plot, and forms of life taken into power. Being the king who reigns over the earth.

    Answer by coffeeyum at 12:25 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Ok the obvious answer would be Christianity and all the umbrella religions and denominations under it. But I think that what you described is religion itself. The belief that there is a need to righteously fight, justify, and fear something.


    Answer by sugahmamma at 12:30 PM on Aug. 28, 2010