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Originally posted by LeoVirgo
reply to post by justamomma
I apologize for assumptions I made of your beliefs. I am truly sorry that I jumped the gun, that was wrong of me to do so.
I take interests in some of what you said pretaining to the differences in the OT and the NT.
I do find it so ironic though...we have some very spiritual people discussing in this topic, they all feel (including I ) that they have found a understanding of 'what God is and what God wants'. Each path might be unique in what that soul needs to gain from this life here. I am not going to be quick to judge and say anyone is truly 'wrong' but yet, I believe each comes to an understanding that helps their soul find peace and progress in growth.
Originally posted by badmedia On this particular topic, I do believe god is inside. God is not external, he is inside. Where you can go wrong and get caught up in "self" is if you think that he is only inside you personally, and not in everyone else. In which case, you would be turning your back on god for the small piece that created you. Just as Jesus recognized that bit of god inside himself, and then was able to let it flow through.
Originally posted by LeoVirgo To claim one 'makes things up' just because they cant deal with the REAL teachings is absurd to me. The angels have shown me things, Christ has shown me things...The Holy Spirit is what fills my being. I know longer do my will...I do the will of Thee. Thee has shown me there is a bigger picture and Thee will work through many. We are worthy. This I know, and all are worthy...and only God knows if one comes to Thee for the right reasons or selfish reasons.
All the more so, since you follow the God in the OT.....I could say the same as you say to me....how lost and misunderstood your view is.
Originally posted by justamomma
Yeah, I guess that all depends on if you subscribe to the "self" that is seen in the NT or the G-d of the Old Testament. What I see is the supposed words of a man. The only thing I see of G-d in the NT is the way it is set up to divide those who would worship self over Him. This very thread is evidence that many search for their interpretations and reject the G-d of the Old Testament.... who IS the only G-d. You are *of* Him and the soul is merely a "point" of communication that can only exist when one walks in His ways. IT *is* there, clear as day that what I speak is not my truth, but His Truth. He is not IN us and He is only WITH us should we choose Him over self.
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.
[edit on 9-12-2008 by badmedia]