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If people came back from the dead

I have a question for you today.  What if a person came back from the dead and told you everything you believed was wrong how would you react?


Would you change the foundations of your belief system and believe in what they say or just go on doing what you have done so far?


Changing your belief system, especially things you've learned from childhood isn't all that easy. 


Mostly those who  are not so firm in their faith find it easy to change their belief system. 


I remember the struggle I had to go through when I had to change mine.


As though that wasn't enough I had to face the trauma of facing the questioning of my family members.


It was a tough phase, I am happy that they did see the truth of what I believe in and went through the process themselves and changed on their own belief systems. 


When you delve deep into the Holy scriptures you discover what you seek. Most people including myself never really search. We just read it like we read another book, not questioning what you believe in or why you believe what you believe.


Faith which comes from traditions and upbringing has a lot of superstitions added to it. When you decide to go through the whole act of discovering your personal faith and dig deep into the scripture you tend to ask questions that were never answered before.


Then you read more, delve deeply and figure out the why and wherefores of truth. In the journey of deep discovery you figure out the truth from the tradition, the fact from the fiction, the spiritual from the ritual.


You have the freedom to ask any questions because you know you will find the answers in the text.


The process is hard but when you get there you know why you believe what you believe. It's not because your father or mother or ancestors believed in it. You believe because you figured the truth for yourself.


However, let's assume that you never really went through the whole process of discovering your faith and if someone came from the dead and told you all that you've believed on was a lie, how would you react? 


Would you take their word for the truth? Would you question where they came from? Would you look at them as deceivers? Would you go back to search for the truth in your Holy books?


Strangely, what I have noticed is that not many people read their holy books. They learn it by heart, quote it, but never really have a personal revelation of what the scriptures says to them.


In fact where I come from people are not even sure of their holy books. They read mythology while leaving their scriptures to their priests.


Priests interpret them to suit their needs. 


So back to my question, what would you do?


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COMMENT

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Ishmael Kelechi
19 Apr

Coming back from the dead is incarnation and my Bible does not support it. But if someone comes from the dead and told me what I believe is wrong, because of my believe in the scriptures, I may not concede to what he/she says.

Some of the truths he or she may say, if they are in consonance with the scriptures, of course, I may have to change my ways and begin to walk on the right path. 

22

Sofs Su
20 Apr

How about resurrection? Reincarnation is a totally different form and you wouldn't recognize the person.

13

Egwu Doris .
20 Apr

Resurrection of Christ have been foretold by prophets even before his birth. So its easier to believe that and also believe what he said.

But if some one else should come back to life, what ever he will say will be checked with Gods word to know if he's right or not.

22

Sofs Su
20 Apr

Resurruction of Chirst is not what I was talking about, Lazaresus ,Jairus'daughter, the widow of Nain's son.. were all raised from the dead.

13

Egwu Doris .
20 Apr

Yes I get it now.

If what they say correspond with what the scriptures say then there is no harm in believing them.

But leaving my believe from childhood for what some one from death just said is not going to work for me.

Thanks

8

KimJoe Abara
19 Apr

I totally would not agree if it Conyers with what my bible makes me believe...

Though coming back from the. Dead is quite superstitious

22

Sofs Su
20 Apr

How about Lazurus?

8

KimJoe Abara
20 Apr

Well... That was while Christ was present physically in the world...

Though nothing is impossible with God...

But the Bible says.. after death is judgement

22

Sofs Su
20 Apr

Eliza raise his host's son from death, Jesus himself raised Jairus's daughter and the Widow's son (of nain) from death.

The dead were raised in Christ and came out iof their graves says the Bible.

8

KimJoe Abara
20 Apr

U win... I won't argue no more...

God works in mysterious ways

9

Muhammad Naveed
20 Apr

It is impossible to back after your death because this is really impossible and if this is possible then I correct my mistakes during my life and get those things that I missed .

11

Gohar Ali
20 Apr

Mostly we will not agree if some dead come back and told us that our beliefs are wrong. But their are so amny things that are not in our holy books but we do as a tradition, if they tell these tradition are wrong then i will check it in my holy book. I will concern from scholars. 

Thats my nature, i want to correct myself. So if someone tell me that this is wrong then i checked it to know if i am wrong or other person is. 

22

Sofs Su
20 Apr

Wonderful, going back to the scriptures is the only way to know the truth. Even consulting scholars may be giving way to human interpretation.

13

Egwu Doris .
20 Apr

The messages from the only scriptures are only letters when read but can become inspirations when studied and meditated on.

We can only have a relationship with God only when we meditate and commune with God and not by reading the holy book like novels.

Well when some one come from the dead, and tells me what I believed wasn't the right path. I wouldn't accept his claims.

22

Sofs Su
20 Apr

That is right, but this is how most of us deal with our scriptures. We read it and understand the what is explicitly means, we almost never ask the Holy Spirit for revelation. 

Even if a man says he came from God but his words don't echo the scriptures I would not take him at his word.

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