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1. Who (really) is God?

2. Who (really) is Jesus?

3. What (really) happens when we die?

4. Why do humans suffer?

5. What is the key to real happiness?

6. Why am I here?

7. What will the future be like?


Most of the world's nearly 8 billion people (as well as the many billions who lived before) have asked themselves or someone else one or more of the above questions at some point in their lives.  Perhaps you are one of them.  Regardless of your religious (or non-religious) affiliation, the truth is that all humans have basic needs that must be filled.  For example, we all need water, all need to eat, all need to breathe air.  But there was something that the wise man Jesus said nearly 2,000 years ago that is just as relevant today as it was back then.  Maybe even more so now, in our high-tech, advanced scientific age.  At Matthew chapter five verse three he said: "Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them."  A person can try to deny it all they want, the fact is that we all have a spiritual need that must be filled before we can truly be happy.  Have the babel of religions of the world filled this vital need?  Many intelligent, informed persons would answer: No.  And they would be right.  Just take a look again at the list of questions above.  These are some of the issues that humans have wrestled with for thousands of years.  Consider question number three.  How many different explanations to that one have been proffered through religion, philosophy, independent thought and etc.?  How many can you think of?  Now look at the most important question of all, number one.  Would you say that the 40,000+ sects of Christendom have adequately explained it in such a way that all Christians agree and no one is confused?  You already know the answer to that one.  Or how about Hinduism, with it's millions of gods.  Buddhism, which teaches that there is no personal god.  No, our spiritual need is not likely to be filled by means of worldy religion, by philosophy (philosophers are hardly unanimous in their thinking any more than the clergy), or by means of independent thought (personal enlightenment).

Where then, can we find real satisfaction for our spiritual hunger?  Look once more at the list of questions above.  If you were told that there was a single book that gave satisfying, scientifically sound, and reasonable answers to all of these questions and more, would you read it?  Millions have found that the Bible, the most widely distributed book ever produced and perhaps the oldest (parts of the Bible were written about 1,500 years before Christ) contains such answers.  But, you may say, I have tried to read the Bible and found it too hard to understand.  Well, the good news is that real help is available.  The website:

JW.ORG

Now some may say: Hold on for just a minute!  Isn't that Jehovah's Witnesses?  Why, everyone knows that Jehovah's Witnesses are:

1. a cult
2. fanatics
3. pesky

(Sigh).  Okay.  Let's try something.  Black people are:

1. all criminals
2. not to be trusted
3. a cursed race

Or, how about this - all Muslims are:

1. terrorists
2. hate women
3. heathens

Do you get the point?  I could go on with many more stereotypical, prejudiced comparisons, but these should suffice.  As a former Roman Catholic who was not raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, I can vouch for the fact that they are normal people - just like you!  The website listed above is one of the most widely consulted religious website's in the world.  Many have found answers to their questions by utilizing the search engines, literature, and videos provided.  

Why not cast prejudice aside, ignore rumor and innuendo, and find the satisfaction and happiness that comes from discovering and knowing the truth.  Real, Bible-based truth.  You won't be disappointed!  

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"Poetry that has never been read is like a rose that has never been seen. It may indeed exist, but it has yet to bring pleasure to anyone."
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:iconnakedcrayon23:
nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Tom:wave: your poems are  fresh and speak with the soul.
Im  lucky to have this chance finding your  page.:heart:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. A true privilege to be watched all the way from Saudi Arabia! 
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nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure:D:heart:
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Tommy,

I noticed that your name popped up in the birthday notices (for August 6). However, I know that you do not celebrate birthdays, so thought I'd bring this information to your attention. (To opt out of receiving birthday messages, you can simply click on the arrow on the box just beneath your username. Click on the edit button on the top right hand corner of the information box. Scroll down to birthday information, edit it to say 'don't show my birthday publicly' and voila! No more annoying celebratory messages, year after year!)

Nevertheless, I wish you God's richest blessings, no matter the date! :)

Have A Blessed Day! by PurpleInk777 
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're so sweet and non-judgmental. Thanks so much for info. :)
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, Tom! :) I'm so glad I could be of service! :handshake:
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LordofPhoenixDawn Featured By Owner 1 day ago
On Daily Poet I am there but I currently only have  time to check once or twice a week. Apologies.
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
See your work featured herefav.me/d7svtn4
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virnagray Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for adding my painting to your favorites:)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
yes'm
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