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The Bible teaches a TEMPORARY HELL, and after the Great Judgement, an Eternal lake of fire (that HELL gets dumped into). And there's no such thing as Purgatory - it's just another Roman Catholic LIE. Rev 20:14,15.
Go ahead and take a chance that there's "No Hell" if you choose to. I wouldn't...
Which proves the utter foolishness of taking what a CATHOLIC PRIEST says seriously without checking it against the Bible. Whether the "Priest" likes it or not there IS an eternal punishment (Called the "Lake of Fire") waiting for those who aren't Born Again of the Holy Spirit...
SO - remain friends - what's the problem. Is she a control Freak??? Seems like it's HER WAY with NO consideration for you, and she's into domination (Never a good thing).
Break it off, and get on with life. There are Normal people out there.
Manifest the Power of God.
Peter, at the temple gate KNEW EXACTLY what would happen when he healed the cripple. In Churches these days (Pentecostal and otherwise), we pray for healing, and have NO IDEA what will happen (generally nothing). And sometimes we're pleasantly surprised -
BUT having a good working knowledge of THE BIBLE, goes a long way toward sorting out the sheep from the wolves.
OF course being a Born again Christian YOURSELF gives you the indwelling Holy Spirit, who gives wisdom, and leads into TRUTH.
For personal pleasure, I play Bluegrass music, (YouTube under "bcarabbio" as a search), I like antiques autos, and drive a '31 Ford as local transportation. And, of course tossing theology around in places like this (Better than watching "Married at first sight" on the tube).
They were given a direct command,and they weren't IDIOTS.
Not known - no information given
No reason to assume that they didn't. Since the human body replicates itself every so many years, no reason the process couldn't be perfect - then.
Not contradictory at all, Humans are ALL under...
We're not told WHEN Lucifer's fall happened - but he was already in position to "Entice" Eve in the garden - about the forbidden tree. When you "forbid" something, human nature automatically starts to lust for it.
But plenty of denominations teach that it has to be FAITH PLUS WORKS.
"Good works" are the NATURAL RESULT of being saved, but NOT a contributor to it. As James points out, if you SAY you have "FAITH", but what you CALL FAITH produces nothing in the way of God works, then your FAITH isn't FAITH...