Originally posted by badmedia God is the sum of all consciousness, both past and present all over the universe(all knowing). It is
impossible for us to see the entirity of god, as to do so would completely destroy us - you've probably heard this before, now hear why. It would
destroy you because if you were to see all of god at once your limited perspective would be lost. It is something none of us could ever handle. If
you did so, you would lose all sense of your individual self as the perspective is changed.
If I say the ocean is a whole bunch of little drops of water, then that is true. If I say a single water drop is part of the ocean, then that is
true. Only if I try to claim the single water drop is the entire ocean do I tell a lie.
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The first part, can you give me the references that have led you to say "It would destroy you because if you were see all of G-d at once..." because
this is not found in the Old Testament and in fact, it says something quite different.
"If you did so, you would lose all sense of your individual self as the perspective is changed." You have clinged to something that G-d did not lay
out at all.. This is part of a man made religion that worships the god of self. You will have a hard time finding verses IN CONTEXT that will support
What you have said, in essence, as is evidenced by your example is that we (our perpectives) make up G-d. You are wrong. Every single human being that
has ever been, is now, and will be on this earth could be erased from existence and G-d, the true G-d, our Creator, would STILL exist. He was, He is,
and He will be. YOU "are" but this is only because He has let you be for now. That big ocean you are saying is G-d is NOT G-d, but IS mankind as a
whole.... but no suprise it would be referred to as god since that is man's favorite past time. Worship of self, the ego, MAN.
We are seperate from G-d and it is said specifically that only the upright can walk in His presence. God is Holy and Righteous and THAT my friend, is
why man cannot see Him in all of His glory; because man is far from righteous and holy.
That is why man has turned to saying that "god is in us" thus trying to eliminate G-d from the picture. But how does one eliminate its source?? You
breathe because He lets you. You speak because He lets you. YOu are alive because He allows you to be. You just don't realize the impact on your life
because you are right with "self" and that is good enough in your eyes.
1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Read that last verse, think about what you said, and then, if you WANT to know, you will go to read what G-d said and forsake what makes you *think*
you are "right with G-d." You are only right with god.
Again, the difference between what I am saying from what most of you on this thread are saying is that I do not "assume" or trust a man's
interpretation, even if it is my own. Our hearts are SO deceptive that we don't even realize that we are elevating ourselves instead of giving our
Creator His rightful place as the only true G-d. I don't trust your words for in them, I see a god that exists only so long as man exists. I DO trust
the words of G-d; and the foundation He has laid with those words is a solid foundation that needs not our interpretations. Foolish pride.....
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