It actually does constitute a problem on his part because it shows that he has outfitted us with wonderful minds and then puts out a bunch of
unreliable, shaky information that he just expects us to believe?
3 Yep you got it. To believe in the Bible initially takes a leap of faith. You have to approach it with an open mind. If you approach it from the
angle of "This is BS what a pointless waste of time" then it will NEVER make sence.
Beleiving in God, is a walk of faith, He wants to walk with you, mould you and change you to be a better person. Life is not about "Take the red pill
or the blue pill type of decisions" it about GROWING, maturing, and developing. The way to heaven is a walk, there is no express class.
If it was just a Yes/No decision then the purpose of living would be over relativly quickly, and probably could be undertaken though a simple
qualification you could earn at High School. If you consider the type of people God wants in Heaven then you will see that the world is here to test
and temper people to be like that.
1 People go there because they choose not to follow God. They use their freewill to make a choice to live apart from Him. The result is that after
they die they go to a place that is "apart from Him".
Heck, people have their entire lives to open their eyes to the truth and go 'towards' Him, but the world is a battle ground for people's souls. God
is not the only player in teh fireld but satan, who knows his fate, wants to take down as many of God's creations with him as he can.
Heaven is nothing like a place of mindless bliss, that is not a biblical concept at all but a mix of eastern religions. In fact in so many places
Heaven is described as an 'active' place, "the New Jerusalem" speaks of a city, which implies citizens, which implies work.
Not everyone believes that Jesus was God's son, or even a God at all, and there is no evidence to back it up. Miracles you say? Did you see
them happen, do you also believe in Noah's Ark and Jonah insdie the whale. They are stories to help you believe. Whether he was a real person or not,
it iws questionable and unlikely that he was God's son.
Here is the kicker, the crux of your dilemma, where do you get your opinion here? It speaks of a lifetime of assimilating half truths, societal
falacies, cultural fears and second hand information. For 2000 years people have tested the bible, both personally and archeologically, and found it
sound - just check the other thread here. If this is so wrong, then why is it such a fast growing belief, why are people's lives changed, and why to
people find the peace that you do not experience.
Many people know just enough about the Gospel to be inocculated against it, instead of having a true knowledge of it. That moving from one to the
other is the mark of someone who TRUELY wants to know the truth.
If this is just an intellectual debate and you don't move towards learning more then we are wasting your time in this thread. The walk with God
starts with YOU taking the first step.