Hello BlueBlades, how are you doing?
I apologize for taking a little while to respond to your questions. I have been trying to reply to everyone who has asked questions on this Thread.
I have repeated this many times and no one has answered it yet .So, UN.maybe you have an answer for me.
I will try my best to answer your question using the Holy Scriptures as my guide.
When adam and eve did what they did,mankind paid the price,death. no matter if you believed in it or not. ( so belief had nothing to do with it )
Yes. The way it worked was Adam, after he sinned, became a sinful, corrupted, fallen person who was going to die, and he passed on sinful nature, corruption, and death to all of his offspring.
When Jesus did what he did,mankind will be restored to life,no matter if you believe it or not. ( eye for eye etc.belief has nothing to do with it)
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ's Sacrifice and His free gift of salvation only applies to the people who (a) repent of their sins, (b) put faith in Jesus and His Sacrifice, and (c) accept the free gift of salvation by accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
It's like now days, if someone is giving you a free gift, you have to accept it, but then after that, the gift is yours.
Saying I don't believe,or, I do believe,in adam and eve,has no effect on the outcome ,death.
Yes, I agree with that. But actually, you (and everyone else) are going to die because of their own sins, as well as because of the sinful nature inherited from Adam.
Jesus Christ died for your OWN sins, not just for the inherited sinful nature from Adam.
Everyone on earth is born with a conscience, and everyone on earth has done things that they KNEW were wrong, but they did it anyway -- that is sin. Everyone on earth has neglected to do something that they KNEW was right -- that is sin.
So, everyone on earth has a conscience, and everyone knows that they have done bad things -- because their conscience causes them to feel guilt.
Why would people feel guilt unless they were eventually going to be judged by someone?
Saying I don't believe,or,I do believe,in Jesus,has no effect on the outcome,life.
According to the Bible, when you believe in Jesus, your soul will go to Heaven after the body dies, and then, later your soul will be re-united with your body in Heaven (at the Resurrection).
On the other hand, the Bible says that the souls of people who do not believe in Jesus will be eternally separated from God in Hell.
Also,when adam and eve did what they did,sickness,growing old,and dying followed.
When Jesus did what he did,healing,getting younger and life did not follow.
That is because the most important thing is not physical life. The most important thing of all is spiritual life -- that means having a close personal relationship with God The Father through Jesus Christ.
When Adam sinned, his physical corruption was just a reflection of his spiritual condition.
After I was Born Again, I now have a peace and comfort from God which is far more important to me than physical health.
But, according to the Bible, God has promised that at the Resurrection and the Rapture, all Christians will receive an immortal perfect body of flesh and bones (the same bodies they had before, except they are glorified by God).
When a ranson is paid the exchange is giving now not thousands of years later.
I agree, and the most important part of the ransom was given actually thousands of years BEFORE Jesus' Sacrifice, and that was spiritual health, spiritual life, being reconciled with God on the basis of Jesus' Sacrifice -- having a close personal relationship with God, which was only possible by the Sacrifice of Christ, and that has been given ever since -- but only to those who have faith in God The Father and Jesus.
It is only the physical perfection which comes later.
Perfect life in the flesh has not happened because of what Jesus did.
Imperpect life in the flesh has happened because of what adam and eve did.
All I can say is that is God's will. God has set an exact time when He will reward His people with glorified, immortal physical bodies.
To me though, the physical perfection is insignificant when compared to the spiritual perfection.
Again this is for those who believe all this from the ink on paper that has been changed and interpreted by many who say they understand all of this because the Lord or,Holy Spirit told them so,even with all of the conflicting interpretations across the whole spectrum of so-called Christianity.
I just wanted to state that I have not heard an actual voice from God The Father, Jesus, or The Holy Spirit (like AGuest claims she has).
I do believe that Jesus has opened my eyes, my mind, and my heart in order to see the truth of His Holy Word, the Inspired Bible.
By no means do I understand everything in the Bible, and I am definitely not an expert.
I am only a humble slave of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I mean no disrespect to those who do believe,or,claim a personal experience.
Thank you for your kind comments. I think you were very polite and kind throughout your entire post.
I respect your feelings and beliefs.
Blueblades,who has no belief system,it is what it is.What is it?I don't know.
I understand, especially because of being an Ex-JW. The JW's mess up people's beliefs so much that they do not even know what to begin to believe anymore.
When I first started having doubts about the JW's, I was the same way. I didn't know what to believe exactly.
But then Jesus saved me!