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I read from a person on a forum that Jews think Christians mistranslated the prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament. I wanted to help this person so I asked my father how to prove that the Old Testament is not corrupted. He responded by saying that I am not a believer if I ask this question or if I even have the curiosity to explore other religions to make sure I am right. I completely disagreed with him but as I think of it when writing this email I agree. My father condemned that I go on forums to see other peoples’ problems because I am opening the doors for messed up people to mess me up. Who then will help such troubled people? God asked Isaiah, whom shall I send, and Isaiah said, send me. God needs people with a heart for people. How can I trust that those whose job to help actually have the talent or interest to study the Bible and pray to help others? After a dispute with my father regarding this matter, I promised him that I would get off these forums.
If we know that the point of life on earth is to prepare for heaven. I do not find that I am giving God His time and share of my daily life; not that I do not try, but university demands lots of time. Some days I leave the library at 12am when they are turning off the lights! What is knowledge going to for to me? Do I have to get a Bachelors Degree to get into heaven? I can just work at any bank as a teller or any store just to provide for my living expenses and I will have more time to focus on service, prayer, and reading God's word, so that later on, if it is God's will, I might leave the world and join one of the monasteries. I am really bothered by this concern; especially that I really feel the time is close and I want to be ready when He calls. What is bothering me here is if I know that my purpose is clear--to get to heaven--why not take the way of perfection. "Be Perfect" said Jesus, didn't He? He also said to the rich guy, "if you want to be perfect, go sell what you have and come follow Me."
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