reply to post by Freeborn
All those things and labels you are saying about God are only caused by fear and misunderstanding. It is natural or instinctive to call everything
around us including the Creator mean and nasty and against us by putting us all here, right? Because it is a jungle out there and this place will
kill us for certain, however, Until we seek to learn the actual reason for things and why He does it this way, it would be hard to understand. The
walls we put up to shield ourselves from what we perceive is going to be traumatic to even understand, is often done when it shouldn't be.
You said God has been absent from you for 50+ years? Are you sure it was not you who has been absent? Did you welcome him to your domain? He has
welcomed us to find him anytime you are ready to admit your failings and ask for help. The human race definitely needs a massive amount of help.
Here is the problem: Why should he just openly answer all your questions unequivocally like you mention? Tell me, what have any of us done to
deserve getting all the keys of understanding delivered on a silver platter? We don't get answers unless we actually seek to know those answers, but
it costs you a little bit effort and participation to start getting those answers.
You have shown a fine example, just like me, and all people do, why we have to look hard and long to get God answering our cry for help, or answering
questions. It is labeling him all those things that are only true for ourselves, which we do because of pride in ourselves. Look at how you have
held your head high with chin up, and afforded to yourself the answers to all of life's questions from God himself, while you/we continue to do evil
and be too prideful to even "listen" if he is answering those questions or not.
You and I are the ones that must admit that WE are in need of vast improvement, not God. To blame him for our actions and poor choices that have not
even welcomed in wisdom and understanding to begin with, is 100% foolish and ridiculous, don't you think?
I one day I just gave up in resisting to understand, and then I could feel a change almost immediately.. It is our move to get the ball rolling
because of how ugly our hearts are.
People find it difficult to become humble and admit how the truth would define them, because the truth finds us very guilty!
We were found so guilty in fact, that God was going to completely wipe us out forever because of how evil we can be. I can see this myself, and would
agree with God it is true and his judgment would be more than fair and just, for my own destruction. I would not say everyone else deserves
destruction, Just me. It isn't any Christians' place to say who should be judged. But we see it being done by people everywhere. Even many
Christians become proud of being Christians to the point of forgetting that we aren't the one's calling those shots.
But he came up with the alternative to send Christ. Christ was willing to be sacrificed so we could be spared eternal death, but for us to be spared,
we had to hear the word about this act that Christ his son did, is in fact the truth. The whole thing is showing a grandness that no one could hoax.
And I know personally that is actually and really true. Once you give this the benefit of doubt and show a willingness and ask to be in his family,
it is so much easier, because then you are showing a little team spirit, not hiding from your boss somewhere wanting to just clock out and get home.
(and even still get the pay check). (This is how we really are). Gotta work a bit to be delivered just by dropping our prideful and boasting
For absolute proof that we do these dumb things that keep us shackled, just look at our global situation looking like that apocalypse might actually
happen, because these retards we have as leaders are all walking tall with chins up to each other's country's leaders, in a swaggering walk of pride
that we are right, not the other guy and they think the same thing.
One thing about having faith is that to find it was the only route to learn certain things, requires utilizing experimentation just like scientists
use to prove theories. (haha)
So, giving this entire creation deal the benefit of the doubt first off, is being scientific after all. People that don't even try it are forgoing
the scientific method which includes experiments and trial and error.. (LOL-a-rama on that one) (I wonder how many monkeys in the cage I poked with
I know I'll take a beating for saying that last part, but I can see how true it actually is.
I'm only telling you what I know from learning these things and I had asked the same questions, and had some of the same misconceptions about God,
until I did my part first. Doing it this way lets us out of our prisons that our faulty pride builds for us.