OP, I actually disagree WHOLLY with your spiritual new age bs.
IF I wanted to be a powerful nation, respected, and feared, I would do what America has done and hide the "dirty spots" in my history. All other
nations and in fact gods did this very same thing... hid their atrocities. Israel would have loved to have done that thing and actually, they tried
to. It was exposed THROUGH the Bible. It is clearly there in the Scriptures that the Jews can be very stingy, sneaky, self loving, and yes..
nationalistic. To expose that is to show the enemy your plan thus allowing the enemy to cut you down much more easily.
Funny (ironic) thing is, He allowed Israel to have their way....... they could do it on their own and in their way with their other gods. But if you
notice, first He scattered them again. If they were going to do it on their own, they must start from the beginning (namely having no land of their
Watch... He is allowing for them to come back on their own accord. The state of Israel is obviously wrong and all one has to do is look at how it has
come about. Is it G-d supporting them? No. They have figured out a way to silence G-d (or so they think) by teaching this crap called spiritualism and
christians have fallen for it hook line and sinker; not all, just like not all the Jews have decided to follow their fellow Jews into deceipt and
manipulation to show they are the gods. Just look at most ppl. They hate god, but it isn't G-d... it is the god that was painted for you. They have
manipulated Jesus' teaches to make you think that god is you. You are here for god (self)... nothing more.
And again, watch and see... He is going to let them think they had their day and set up their kingdom to self and this certain sect will come out of
the shadows and "rule" over everyone... for a time. Then G-d will come and destroy Satan, who is "self" in the flesh. He will show that He is the
One true G-d and He will have kept his Word in using Israel to show the world that He is the one true God and the world WILL bow down before Him and
those Jews that and gentiles that were lost will see .. they will WANT to follow the true God who created both heaven and earth.
Then He will set up a new Jerusalem and peace will be with all who live there because they will have NO DOUBTS who the true G-d is and what He has
done and why He has done it and then allowed for it.
The Bible, the WHOLE picture (and not just pieces of it manipulated and misconstrued) shows that G-d is NOT a respector of persons and that He used
the Jews, the beasts (sorry, but that is what they were known as before G-d made the covenent with Abraham) to show Himself to all the world in all of
His love which yes, does show mercy, but HIS mercy is perfectly balanced with justice.... which makes us realize, ours is not. THAT is the story of
the Bible. =)~
So go ahead and let your little inner light shine with all of its might. If this all plays out, you will take a fall as well, though certainly not as
hard as the ones who are dishing out the deceptions that you are eating up. They will be punished more severly than you.
I make no declaration as to what anyone NEEDS to believe. The fact is, there is not a single person who won't one day know. If it is man in all his
achievements, time will tell. If it is man who evolves into some mass collective spirit of oneness, time will tell. If it is one G-d, I have no doubts
that not only WILL time tell, but He will make sure as to NOT leave His creation with any doubts about where and who they came from and how easily we
are to manipulate and be led astray. It is a brilliant plan and by far, much more brilliant than the way of the "aliens" (speaking of all these ppl
who are passing along the plans the aliens have.. it obviously is a joke) or our "finding" our light within us... I mean, how many times can we
evolve... once experience is gone, then what? What do you have left?
In a sense, I see us as a game. Some of us were made to honor and some were made to dishonor and some were made "wonder" and choose. In this way, NO
ONE would be left to doubt as to what the Truth is. Not the opposing and not the ones who drift between the opposites.
Again though, I don't think you HAVE to believe the Bible is an expose' on how G-d is going to show that He IS above you and that you are only being
allowed to believe YOU can accomplish things in and of yourself so that you will see the error in self worship.
You WERE given the freedom to believe that it will only be enlightenment within yourself that frees you from the pain and misery of this world and
that you will one day be as a god because, after all, god is in you.
Can you imagine though? If the first perspective is right? If you are one day held like an insect in the grips of G-d and realized at that moment that
He wasn't you, and that He didn't dwell inside of you as a light to show you your inner god? If we are in His image, than your way would be the like
the image in my mirror suddenly saying "wait, I am you. You are inside me and if I just find that you in me, than I can get on your side of the
mirror. My image CAN NOT do that.... it ONLY exists if I am standing in front of that mirror.... it is an image... it is not ME! I am not saying we
don't exist, but we will only ever exist in so much as we are being allowed to exist. If you don't do it the way the Controller of our existence
says, then He has the right to walk away and take away your existence. You make that choice and the mercy is that right now, He is letting you still
exist whilst you think that you exist for you and that you can do it your way so that you can see how foolish you really are. (this is all
hypothetical btw, so don't get too offended, because there is no reason for offense if it I am not right).
Let me paint a picture of how I view us. We were given this beautifully completed picture and placed into it. As we walked around, we started thinking
that "this" should be like "that" and put that piece over there.... "hey painter, you messed up". So, G-d being the loving G-d, decided to let
us rearrange the picture. He cut it up into puzzle pieces (since we can't create) and scattered them... all of it and then placed some on pieces that
were foreign to them. Suddenly, all of our ideas of how it should be got mixed in with one another and we couldn't figure out how to piece it
together to make it fit while maintaining our perfect way.. we started arguing over who went where, what this was, what that should be...... fast
forward to now. We are starting to realizing how confusing this all is and no longer are we able to decide WHO is right... into the future, we
suddenly start looking around at each other and we are going to try and form a collective picture that includes yet excludes all of us and individual
creativeness... BUT, hahahaha.... how does *that* work?
Selfish desires, whether good or bad, does not change another person and thus, we cannot together no matter how much we think we can, put this puzzle
back together in a different way that will bring about the peace and contentment the one who created it brought about. It means submission, yes, but
the submission serves a purpose... just not yours (and that's your problem with the G-d of the bible I do believe)
EDITED TO ADD: I forgot to say that ppl see a piece of the puzzle and get frustrated because it doesn't make sense and they do one of two things with
it: they either discard it for a piece that does make sense or they cling to that piece and other pieces they like with ALL their might. That is
stupid, because it is just a piece. There is a destoyer though that will see how the pieces can be manipulated into "his" perfect picture for his
gratification and suddenly, before you realize it (because you have been discarding pieces and leaving them to be picked up and manipulated by someone
else), that destroyer will steal away YOUR piece (or few pieces) and you won't be able to argue because he has already built up more pieces and
worked them to his liking.. basically, he will have more than you do. It would be nice to know that there is a benevolent G-d who is allowing this to
happen for benevolent purposes because what is being set up now is anything but benevolent and I CAN'T go into my happy place (my piece(s)) because
having a happy place in your head doesn't negate that the physical still exists and we ARE for better or worse stuck in it.
[edit on 7-12-2008 by justamomma]