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To: Victor Hafichuk
From: Carelis
Sent: 12/16/2015 5:38 PM
Subject: Hello Victor

Hello my name is Carelis I’m 16 years old and I want to talk you about what I have experienced for the last 5 months. I grew up as a catholic, when I was a kid I did not atended much to mass just in special ocassions, but then in August I started to have horrible thoughts about the Lord that I did not want, they are scary and I always ended up crying, then I found out that it was a form of anxienty called scrupolusity, then I started to read the bible and praying, I went to a evengelican christian church, but it’s now one that has people jumping around or screaming, it’s pretty much quiet and it does not have a lot of members. Still I have worries about salvation and about what I believe because I do not want to be decieved and I’m still read and try to learn about the word, but sometimes I get confused about subjects and teachings, I really want to follow Jesus and I know that it’s not easy but I want to be fertil soil. I also read the testimonies about hell and heaven visions and was wondering if they were true or not. I also have questions:

Can you recommend me a way of studying the bible?

How can I talk to others about Jesus, can you give me a short presentation of the gospel?

I have a problem with the sin of anger and I wrote versicles about it and try to read them and pray , could you suggest another thing to do when feeling angry? 

Is it a sin to watch movies, dancing or listening to music? 

When does something becomes idolatry?

I heard preachers on tv and read that almost every sin is causes by demons and they talked about curses, is that really true? 

I may have more questions but these are what I remember in this moment, thank you for your time and please excuse my grammatical errors I may have since english is not my first lenguaje.

God bless you 

Carelis 

From: Victor Hafichuk
To: Carelis
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: Hello Victor

Hi Carelis and welcome to our site.

You have many questions here and many more where those came from because the Lord is putting it in your heart to search out the Truth. He’s drawing you to His Son so that you might know Him and be made free.

We needn’t answer those questions at the moment in this letter for at least two reasons: They don’t deal with the issue in your life and two, by drinking Living Water from a Clean Well, which is what ThePathofTruth is all about, your soul will be cleansed, delivered and healed. As Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free…and when the Son of Man (Jesus) makes you free, you’ll be free indeed.”

Walk away from all those contradictory religious influences; they only confound you and make your spiritual journey unnecessarily difficult and dangerous. Read at ThePathofTruth, read again and read some more. Check out in the Scriptures what we preach and teach. Spend much time here. 

As you read and ask the Lord for understanding, you’ll find your questions answered and your various conflicts taking flight. Be patient, believe, and as you learn, the Lord will heal your mind. You’ll be thankful and rejoice in the Lord as you put your trust in Him:

Romans 10:9-11 MKJV

(9)  Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
(10)  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.
(11)  For the Scripture says, “Everyone believing on Him shall not be put to shame.”

If after much attention you still have questions, and you will – everyone has them, write us and Lord willing, we’ll do what we can for you.

Victor

To: Victor Hafichuk; Carelis
From: Marilyn Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:12 AM
Subject: RE: Hello Victor

Hi Carelis, 

This is Marilyn, Victor’s wife. Victor shared your email with me and I have some things to share that I hope will help you. 

It’s important to read your Bible. If you’re not familiar with what’s there, start in the New Testament at the book of John, which explains Who Jesus is. Then, read Acts to see what happens with those who believe on Jesus. These experiences are for us to learn from and expect to see happening in our lives. 

An important reading for you at The Path of Truth is How One Is Saved. Other writings for you to read are Repentance, What is Faith? and Obedience.

May the Lord Jesus open your eyes and heart to receive His truth and the obedience to walk with Him. 

Marilyn 

To: Carelis
From: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:50 AM
Subject: RE: Hello Victor

Hi Carelis, Paul here.

Amen – the Lord bless you with His faith! 

It sounds like your first language is Spanish; have you found our Spanish translations?

Here are the ones Marilyn suggested: 

El Arrepentimiento
Cómo Uno Es Salvo
La Obediencia
¿Qué Es la Fe?

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永恆的地獄和上帝的愛是否相容?
English – Spanish – Chinese 我們收到了這封信: 維克多, 我的名字是丹尼爾,我也曾與菲利普會面並一起工作過。我正在閱讀你和保羅的電子郵件,我注意到您在哪裡說:「我知道,在『基督教』世界裡,有很多不好的文學作品,教導謊言,例如,那些沒有得救的人永受折磨教義。從未有過比這更醜陋的謊言。這是對上帝的本性和品格的誹謗。」您是在說您不相信地獄或永恆的詛咒嗎?我不明白您在說什麼。此外,在您給菲利普的電子郵件中,我注意到一種沮喪的語氣,幾乎到了責罵的程度。您認為這種語氣是一種愛和關懷,是對菲利普的造就和鼓勵嗎? 丹尼爾 我們憑信心而活,而不是憑眼見。 維克多和保羅的回覆: 嗨丹尼爾, 你來信的結尾 (「我們憑信心而活,而不是憑眼見」) 本質上就是我們告訴菲利普的。你認不出來嗎?我認為你發送該聲明是我們給他的信的結果。我可能是錯的,但如果是對的,諷刺的是你會把它發給我們。 我認為你相信一個永恆的、折磨人的地獄。雖然聖經清楚地表明地獄的存在,但不是在大多數新教或天主教圈子中所宣揚的地獄。大多數人發現或將發現自己身處的地獄是一種黑暗和晦澀的狀態,是死者的地方,他們「一無所知」(儘管他們可能認為自己知道)。他們在屬靈上對上帝是無意識的。 當然,在黑暗中,與上帝的靈隔絕,那裡有無知、懼怕、缺乏理解、拜偶像和束縛,更不用說折磨。但是在來世是否有字面的、身體上的懲罰之火?沒有。地獄會永遠存在嗎?不 (啟示錄 20:14)。有沒有像詹姆士王欽定版翻譯的那樣「永遠的詛咒,」即與上帝「永永遠遠」的隔絕?沒有。閱讀“永遠”、“永久”、和“地獄”的真正聖經含義。 只有上帝是不朽的,以及那些祂授予的人。永恆的詛咒和折磨是邪惡、異教思想的編造,試圖向人們灌輸恐懼,以控制他們。天主教會,從君士坦丁開始,使用這種可怕的教義,而新教徒繼續利用使用它。上帝不會通過恐懼來獲勝。 如果你看一下希伯來語和希臘語翻譯成英語的「地獄」和「永遠」這兩個詞,它們沒有提到一個沒有盡頭的狀態。關於這些問題,我有很多文章可以發給你。目前,閱讀我們《萬物的復興》的部分,你還可以閱讀惡魔般的教義;你應該特別閱讀永無止境的折磨。 你可能想(或不想) 閱讀的另一篇文章是:邪教的真實標記,並考慮你的立場。 丹尼爾,我懷疑當你幾乎還沒有觸及我們的著作時,你不會同意它們,但它們是真實的、符合聖經的、由上帝教導的,那些不同意這些教義的人不是上帝派來傳教的。他們是出於自己的公義和假定而宣講的,對他們聲稱代表的唯一的那個是一無所知。 判斷了我對菲利普說話的語氣後,你問:「您認為這種語氣是一種愛和關懷,是對菲利普的造就和鼓勵嗎?」對於這個問題,我的回答:「是的,」我很清楚你不會那樣理解上帝的愛。就在今天,我 (部分)寫信給另一個人: 「事實上,人將他人吸引到上帝面前的行為恰好是敵基督靈的一個顯著特徵。人假設他們在基督裡的,認為他們可以通過『在他們裡面的光』來『愛』人歸神,因此,他們以『能力作見證。』事實是,他們以他們的愛作證歸給自己,同時在宣告祂的名。舊約或新約都沒有記載聖徒通過愛他們贏得任何人到上帝面前…無處,甚至是與耶穌。這就是敵基督的靈。」 你可以閱讀的有關該主題的文章有: 虛假宗教人士喜愛那憎恨(拒絕)上帝 上帝只說出柔和的話語嗎? 竭力維護從前一次就全交給了聖徒的信仰, 維克多 丹尼爾,我是保羅。 我想補充一點。 有趣的是你在同一封信中詢問關於地獄和愛。我們經常發現那些指責我們沒有愛心的人,他們相信並宣揚全能和愛的化身的上帝,祂創造了...
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