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How exactly do you "experience" his love?
I'm truly curious...
We are not perfect. Sometimes we let our emotions get the best of us. Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes terrible mistakes. It's in our nature.
So much of what the Bible considers sin is beyond silly. No amount of reflection is going to change that.
So then it was god's love that determined all the babies and children in Sodom & Gomorrah were just too wicked to live?
God is omniscient and can very well tell if a child will grow up to be righteous or not. So I don't really see how their age matters.
I believe everything is in the Bible for a reason so we will simply have to agree to disagree about the silliness of the Bible
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: jaws1975
No one celebrates his death. His death was a display of love for us.
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friend."
That was Jesus displaying his love for us. That is why everyone focuses on the cross so much. Not because we are glad he was beaten and tortured. We are just thankful that he died to for the sins of the world.
God kills the pregnant mother and her child in Sodom because he knows the baby will grow up to be unrighteous but permits Hitler and Ted Bundy to live...
The difference between now and then is Christ ?
Then God was not at peace with the world.
Our rebellion against love
We don't know his intentions unless he clearly states them.
A mind that has nothing but thoughts of love.
Again Why are you so hateful towards the Biblical God
He knew that you would be exactly as you are
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
In general, I think it’s terrible, unjustified, and delusional that humans think they can speak for god. That they would know what a creator god thinks and feels. That is the height of human arrogance and ignorance.
Doesn't change that prior to that point god had those thoughts and did those actions.
You said god is omnipotent and omniscient. It was within his power to create an ideal world as he deems it.
I have no rebellion against love. I’m sorry that you do.
Which he clearly does according to scripture, and it’s clearly horrendous. It’s all there dude. I don’t need to make anything up. I can merely post verses from the Bible to demonstrate.
I’m sorry but I would have to abandon everything I know about love to see these words as loving.
I don’t believe he exists. For that reason I don’t hate him. I don’t hate Zeus because I also disbelieve in his existence. I don’t hate beings I don’t believe exist, man. What I disapprove of is specific religious beliefs. In general, I think it’s terrible, unjustified, and delusional that humans think they can speak for god. That they would know what a creator god thinks and feels. That is the height of human arrogance and ignorance.
Again, if he kills the unrighteous in Sodom because he knows their future then why not Hitler or Ted Bundy or anyone else so evil?
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
a reply to: Akragon
I love my children.
That's why I beat them within an inch of their lives when they disobey.
Like if they get out of bed to go to the bathroom.
They disobeyed. So I beat them.
Sometimes I pray the Lord smite them.
God damn them to hell! (Please my Lord)