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Why do i feel like god is going to punish me if i dont believe in him?

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The Only Thing That Will Send You To Hell Is Rejecting Jesus Christ.
A. Unbelief if simply rejecting Christ.
1. If you believe, you won't reject Christ.
2. If you reject Christ, you won't believe.
B. Mocking His ability to save is simply rejecting Christ.
1. If you believe, you won't mock His ability to save.
2. If you mock, you don't believe.
C. Refusing His offer of salvation is simply rejecting Christ.
1. If you believe, you won't refuse His offer.
2. If you refuse His offer, you don't believe.
"The unforgivable sin is the sin of rejecting forgiveness." (Henry Jacobsen)

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We praise the Lord for the conviction of sin. Without it, there could be no salvation. No one is saved apart from the Spirit's convicting and regenerating work in the heart. The Bible teaches that all people are by nature rebels against God and hostile to Jesus Christ. They are "dead in trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1). Jesus said, "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him" (John 6:44). Part of that "draw" to Jesus is the conviction of sin.
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amen.
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You feel like that because that is what you've been told to believe, not because it's true.

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what do you believe as true?
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Religion doesn't exist so your fine

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And that's your belief. That's awesome, but this can be offensive to believers(:
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Wow. You're very enlightened.
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And what does that mean
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Unfortunately, organized religion does exist and always will. I think what blessthefall18 means is that the Christian god whose followers teach the whole "believe in me or burn in hell" concept doesn't exist.
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its not a good thing if u dont believe in god he gave ur parents you
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but its okay if u dont believe in him i dont believe in him but my parents want me too
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Same here
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yah but actually i do go to church sometimes
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if you dont believe in him then why would you be worried. thats like saying ,"i feel like santa wont bring me any presents for not believing in him."

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He won't punish you but he won't bless you because you don't believe in him. I hope that makes sense.

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So eternal damnation isn't punishment?
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Because you we're raised up by a manipulating super organization that exploits its members to influence the rest of culture around the world with the ultimate goal of world domination don't trust the Collars preach words of the damned be free to express yourself and liberate your mind through self thought and expansion don't fall into the crowd like the rest of the herd free your mind so you can free yourself and BE YOURSELF

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FunnyLittleFrog

Because someone taught you to feel that way.

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You have been told to believe it. That is your faith. You can choose whether to believe it or not.

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It can't punish you, if it isn't real. You've been programmed to fear these things.

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I sense an emerging nonbeliever here.
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Same here. Not certain this forum is the best place to seek information regarding his concerns. Some of the "you'll burn for not believing" posts could reinforce conformity.
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Reinforce or drive away. Can't really know.
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Torn... I can't believe you didn't capitalize, It. ;~)
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Lol, I'm certain someones feelings were hurt because of that:)
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I don't know why you feel that way. HE, after all gave you free choice. I mean, this means no going to heaven. But that is your choice.

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If you believe there is no God, how do you think something non-existent can punish you? It sounds like you believe he is real.

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You are confused about your beliefs. Ask yourself, if you truly don't believe in God, why would you be afraid of not believing in him? Put some thought to defining what you really believe. Find what most closely matches your views, you will gain a clear conscience in whatever you decide. Don't let others guilt you into a faith you don't share. It's your choice only.

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Good wisdom.
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Matthew 5:3 states" happy are those conscious of their spiritual need"awareness of this need is the first step to finding God.He let's himself be found to those searching from the heart . you seem confused open your heart ask Jehovah for guidance.

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That is your conscience or the light of Christ that you were given. Everyone was born with it.

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Your last sentence is just not true. There are currently 5 billion or so other living humans who don't believe in Christian doctrine. So it's clear not everyone is born with your beliefs. Such condescension has driven many from Christianity.
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There are many people who have never even heard of your god or Jesus Christ. It must just be gnawing away at them, that little "something" that's missing that they just can't put their finger on.
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Don't you have just a tiny sense of right and wrong. This is what I'm talking about
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A persons sense of right and wrong has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus or any other god.
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Do some research on the evolution of empathy and cooperation.
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Because you really do believe in him.

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wickedpissah

Because that is exactly the type of paraoid propaganda that christians teach to try to coerce people into joinging their ranks.
But it's a lie. It's an illusion.
It's a myth, a fantasy.
That paranoia will lead you only to fear, then hatred, then oppression.
Accept logic and reason and free yourself from the chains of religion.

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Don't you have a sense of right and wrong?
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wickedpissah
Yes. I do. But thank you for propagating one of the most hateful pieces of propaganda that christianity has: i.e., that THEY somehow have a monopoly on "right and wrong."
The difference is- I don't need threats of eternal punishment to coerce me into doing what's right.
I just do it.
I don't need promises of eternal reward to coax me into doing what's right.
I just do it.
Because it's the right thing to do.
That's all the reason anyone should need for doing what's right.
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Hilarious Question ;~D
Of course if you think a god can punish you you're not an unbeliever in that god.
Mythology is a prison of mind.
Love reality.

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God put it into us to believe but He has given us a free will to choose.

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lolo... There is no evidence of that. Children, like my five year old who are brought up without any religion don't instinctively believe in god.
That "feeling" of there being a god is just misunderstood human nature. We humans feel empathetically benevolent towards the society and universe we live in.
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Hi, Rave. I know you don't agree with this. And, that's okay. :)
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LoL, have a hug lolo...
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And a star.
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Awww...your very sweet, raven,
.. Star and hugs to u and your son, too.))))
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Because that is what you've been told- many religions (like the Abrahamic ones) need to scare you into belief, otherwise you might stop to think about how silly their claims are.

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I'm talking about a sense of right and wrong
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Right and wrong- morality and ethics- have little to do with religion.
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Who is scared?
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The many people who believe because they think they'll face eternal punishment if they don't.
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JamesKaeberle

Because that's the Holy Spirit dealing with you trying to convict you and show you that He is real. God wants to pour His love out upon you and reveal Himself real to you though the Holy Spirit.

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We do not know you or where your fears are coming from. But if they come from the truth of God's Word, you may be hearing from your conscience. If it is the Spirit of God, calling you to repent and believe, you are blessed, for you still have time to respond to God's love. To ignore it over time is to harden your heart and conscience. When you no longer hear God speaking to your conscience, you should be very concerned.

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Very well put .
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If you don't think God exists, how could a non-existent entity do anything to you? If you think God DOES exist, then you should determine what that God wants of you and then do it. If you don't know if you believe in God or not, study as many different religions as you can (there are thousands) so you get a good grasp of the overall concept of theism. But as others have said, your current concept of God -- whether you think such an entity exists or not -- is based primarily on familial and social traditions. Try to keep that in mind as you do your research.

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Will be no denying at time of death and no changing your mind.
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I'm good with the odds of that happening -- which is similar to the odds of me winning the lottery 1,000 time in a row. Possible, but not very probable.
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coz he will he has given u every thing and u never say thank u will thats what allah says any way to those who dnt belive in him or thank him

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You probably read that somewhere!

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Actually , God does punish the unbeliever! Its the unforgivable sin.
The sin of unbelief!(in His Son and what He did for you!(and nonrepentance)

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Satan the devil is installing fear and miss trust of God ,if you are saved there is no condemnation to those who believe and accept Gods gift .

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sharkdart

Because gods and powerful people rule through fear. If you don't do this you will die. Fear keeps people scared and obedient.

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Love and gratitude make me want to be more obedient...... Not fear!
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Not beleiving in God is a guarantee for punishment. Beleive in Him today, and it shall be well with you.

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Not a chance. I am GREATER than God, I.. AM... INVINCIBLE!!
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I think you have just exposed your ignorance.
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Dont be a cool fool. Take it as a free advice. Things concerning God are not to be joked about. I repeat, dont be a cool fool. Think.!
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I did think. I know enough knowledge to know that your God doesn't exist... Ignorant much? I don't think so. It's you that's ignorant. Faith = believing in something without any evidence or proof. Now THAT is ignorance at it's best.
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That's what people wan't you to believe. They manipulate/scare you so you will believe/live by "God's" "rules". I'm a Satanist and proud. I personally think Satan is more accepting and open minded over God because of what people have said. They should just shut their mouths. They don't know for sure!

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Possibly because the rapture is about to happen! We are SO close, and you don't want to miss it!!!!! Get right with God before it's too late!!!

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In his book Man, God and Magic, Dr. Ivar Lissner observes that a "fundamental difference between man and beast" is that ?man is not content merely to sleep, eat and warm himself." Man has a "strange and inherent urge? that can be called "spirituality." Dr. Lissner adds that ?all the civilizations of mankind have been rooted in a quest for God.' Like a fish out of water, it is uncomfortable for many to dismiss the idea that there exists a Creator. But each one must ask himself why he believes what he believes. Is he misinformed, partially misinformed or ignorant on the subject all together. Perhaps the issue isn't so much whether God exists but if the God they have been taught to believe in exists. Many individuals find it disturbing to believe in a God that would burn people in Hell or allow innocent people to suffer. But then again who's to say that is what God truly is? I would encourage you to read the first chapter in the book "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" It can be found online free here: http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-teach/is-this-what-god-purposed/

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Dear, Let us understand who is the Right God?

Meaning of Almighty God:

Surah 112. Al-Ikhlas (The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1. Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
3. He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
4. And there is none like unto Him.
The Holly Qur’an (Surah 112. Al-Ikhlas) (The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah)

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So, what evidence is there that Allah exists beyond primitive mythology.
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This is your conscience speaking to you. If you truly didn't believe in God, you wouldn't be worried about it. But, since you are worried about it, this is an indicator that you do believe in the existence of God. However, what you believe about God isn't going to send you to Hell. What will is your transgression of His Law. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen something (even once? Even if it was small, like a paperclip?)? Jesus said that whoever looks with lust is guilty of committing adultery in the heart. Have you ever looked with lust - a sexual desire? Have you ever used God's name as a cuss word - to express disgust? This is taking the Name above all names, and bringing it down to the level of a four-lettered filth word. That's called blasphemy. If you have done all these things, then by your own admission, you're a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. These are all serious crimes in the eyes of a Holy God whose Law and standards are pure. The Bible warns that liars, thieves, blasphemers, and adulterers will all be cast into Hell. But there's good news. (See Comments)

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Because God loves you, and doesn't wish for you to go to Hell, God the Son stepped into humanity as Jesus Christ, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose again to pay the fine you owed to God's Law. God can now legally dismiss your case. All you have to do is repent of your sins, turn from them, and put your faith in Christ. If you haven't done this, please do so immediately - you may not have tomorrow.

For the Kingdom! - TheSoldierforGod
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