Originally posted by Good Wolf
I'm desperately looking for the answer to two questions:
1) Does a God(s) exist? and,
2) Is there an afterlife?
Do we believe in God because we need there to be an afterlife?!
The idea that God does not exist and that there is nothing after death terrifies me, as you would expect, and for the first real time in my life I am
afraid of death.
To all those atheists, agnostics and ex-christians; how do you reconcile these problems in yourselves?
[edit on 8/31/2008 by Good Wolf]
How are you Good Wolf? I just wanted to tell you to be strong and quiet in these times. I say quiet, because the voice is very small, the one you are
trying to hear that is.
I went through your situation exactly, still am...when I entered my early twenties. After that I was in a band and on the road....and you can guess
how that came out...not the most "Christ" like lifestyle, yet I couldn't take another day of the church. I saw all the same things you did, the
About, 4 years ago, I was going though some crazy, CRAZY, lifestyle changes and this put back on the path of searching again after nearly 15 years.
When I did this, started searching again for "Him", I just said, please show me the real thing.....A day latter...literally....I started hearing
1. God form "El" or El yon" means mighty. "Full of vigor"
Most High is just that. The Most High in succession. Let's say you are the last male (means "remembered" like a sour name) in your family. You are
the Chiefest person, The El-der, the "head" of the family. If you had no children to succeed you, you are also the "Last". You would be the
"First" in succession", but the "Last" in your family stock...."The first and last". This is why Jesus was sorrowful unto death...No mansion to
go to...you are the mansion and that link is in your blood. Become the last...and that blood is on you. "Sell all that you have and follow
me".....this is what parents do for their children...They give away their freedom to be enslaved by a new king (generation to generation)..(All must
come under the yoke of "BABY-lon" means (Confusion)..."who ever doesn't, it would be better he not been born"
2. Afterlife...you are the afterlife of your ancestors. You retain about 10% memory of them and the achievements...."God retains a 10th" and the
rest he forgets. Some stay in memory for a long time and have a good afterlife, but the ones who do bad to people are not re-membered. This is why
they would morn for 30 days. Lock the memory in of the person. After 5 weeks, new neurons form and thus you become their home to the energy and memory
of them as well as all the others "remembering them"....Afterlife...I would say, "don't be a loner and you'll have a great afterlife"...We only
remember the good anyway...most of the time....
This would freak most out, it did me, I was terrified. I've been fairly healthy, come from a very no nonsense and rational family. What happened made
no sense to me, not only that...these voices were nothing like what I expected to hear from deities or CIA.. or whatever it was(I didn't know
then)....I was scared out of my mind, so I then ran right back to my bible to try to figure it all out, only these things wouldn't go away when I
said Jesus, and nothing in the bible helped me at all, until....My girlfriend, (who is JehWitness) showed me here bible...it was a word for word
translation. I had never seen that. I had seen a strong s dictionary, but not a manuscript word for word...
I could care less for the Jehovahs witness church orginization, but I am so thankful my girlfriend showed me her addition.
I wanted to just let you know...Christ is everyman....in all and with all, so I am glad to see "The Buildings" starting to come down, and that you
saw through that..."everyone will be snared in christ"...
What got me when I really started thinking about it is....God doesn't change(if you follow biblical god)...This bugged me.....because, that being the
case, something isn't right with the "Saving People" part..."Gods salvation is Generation to Generation..."for ever".
If I am asking to be "saved", is it not then ME who is saving me in the action of submitting by sacrificing destructive desires? If it is me, then I
now understand "christ being formed in you". How does one die for all, or what is fair in that, except that one makes all live and all die. This is
where I was really bothered, because in essence "accepting Jesus death for yours, is you killing him" or being no different then the ones crying
The English bible does not give an accurate reproduction of the original words. If you do ever study the "bible" again, read a direct word for word
translation...it will become so much clearer, and the old testament and new testament will jibe.
That all being said, remember listen to your heart, that's where God is anyway. You know truth, because only you can confirm something as true, so in
this way the spirits may be tested. Know this, he knows your heart, and never cared about buildings...your his building. If your reading this or any
other post, your in church.