I know about Harry Potter because I've heard of him, but I've never read the books and happened to step in and saw the end of a movie.
I have read Dune, Lord of the Rings, Left Behind, the Bible, etc. I know those books.
Something the all-Knowing God didn't glean upon you either, I used to be a believer. When I was 10 I gave my life to Jesus. Once again a Christian proves either God is incompetant or there is no god. You know? Christians minister to christians? I was completely dumbfounded the first time it happened to me. but aparrently i wasn't "Christian enough" because I wasn't born into the "right" version of the 40,000 diifferent types of christianity. How was I to know which one was the right one? Was any of them the "right one"?
There was remission of sins, that's what all those animal sacrifices were for! You lived a godly holy life you lived to the old age of 30 or so. You sinned and disobeyed god, you died earlier than that. Long life was your reward, and early death was your punishment. The jews never believed that they would be living atop the dome holding up the ocean of water that encloses the sun and moon. Have you ever read the entire bible or just the verses you were told to? What do you thing of god's all loving punishment of the woman whom is raped? or the magical potion to detect if your wife has been unfaithful?
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
And I can assure you that it is not the will of God to have a woman raped, or child to die or these other things which many churches taught because they lack an understanding of God's will. I am sure you have heard of churches that teach against healings and miracles and other gifts of the spirit, haven't you?