Americans of every religious stripe are considerably more tolerant of the beliefs of others than most of us might have assumed, according to a new poll released Monday. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life last year surveyed 35,000 Americans, and found that 70% of respondents agreed with the statement "Many religions can lead to eternal life." Even more remarkable was the fact that 57% of Evangelical Christians were willing to accept that theirs might not be the only path to salvation, since most Christians historically have embraced the words of Jesus, in the Gospel of John, that "no one comes to the Father except through me." Even as mainline churches had become more tolerant, the exclusivity of Christianity's path to heaven has long been one of the Evangelicals' fundamental tenets. The new poll suggests a major shift, at least in the pews... An acceptance of the notion of other paths to salvation dilutes the impact of the doctrine that Christ died to remove sin and thus opened the pathway to eternal life for those who accept him as their personal savior. It could also reduce the impulse to evangelize, which is based on the premise that those who are not Christian are denied salvation. The problem, says Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is that "the cultural context and the reality of pluralism has pulled many away from historic Christianity." ... The survey's biggest challenge is to the theologians and pastors who will have to reconcile their flocks' acceptance of a new, polyglot heaven with the strict admission criteria to the gated community that preceded it. Read entire article: Christians: No One Path to Salvation
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"Two circulating beams have produced the first particle collisions in the world's biggest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), three days after its restart, scientists announced."... "The LHC took nearly 20 years to construct and aims to resolve physics enigmas such as an explanation for 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' that account for 96 per cent of the cosmos and whether other dimensions exist parallel to our own.
The Holy Grail will be finding a theorised component called the Higgs Boson, which would explain how particles acquire mass. The frustratingly elusive Higgs has been dubbed the 'God particle'."
The rise of the First Beast, the revived Holy Roman Empire, Watch the phenomenal growth of the European Union.
The Second Beast, the False Prophet performs exceedingly mighty signs and declares himself God. Watch this great european religious leader as he progressively assumes the status of god. Symbolically rides astride the First Beast.
The Muslim nations unite against the the Holy Roman Empire/False Prophet rule.
The War between the First Beast and the King of the South, the confederation of Muslim nations results in victory to the First Beast.
The 2 Beasts take over Jerusalem.
The False Prophet replaces Jewish animal sacrifices with pagan rituals. Abomination of Desolation instituted. The start of the Great Tribulation.
Although in mainstream Orthodox Judaism the rebuilding of the Temple is generally left to the coming of the Jewish Messiah and to Divine Providence, a number of organizations, generally representing a small minority of even Orthodox Jews, have been formed with the objective of realizing the immediate construction of a Third Temple in present times.
As part of its ongoing effort to prepare for a future rebuilt Temple, the Temple Institute has been preparing ritual objects suitable for Temple use.