posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 05:38 PM
Great post IntastellaBurst, allow me to respond. God is indeed all encompassing and is the granter of all living things. I believe that he creates us
in his image as pure as the driven snow and it is our own weakness in our minds and perceptions that send us into faulty beings. This is the test
every man must go through, because one must strive for the perfectness of God, through God's devine guidance, in order for them to be written in the
book of life and given abundance that will help him in his steps.
That is why I believe that in order for a person to be as close to the One who provides all things, he must drink from it's source which is He.
Otherwise, why would God offer himself as a source for you, if you have always remained perfect?
I agree, forgiveness changes nothing of the past, as I had said in my previous post. What it does, is release us from the daily tortures of it's
affects on our lives and those around us. Blind people only feel the effects, but those who are found actually see them.
You speak about supernatural , the Alpha and the Omega, yet you limit your perception of forgiveness on "tangible" things. You are right, the only
tangible form of forgiveness DOES come from ourselves, but I am talking about the super natural. I am not talking about what you can touch feel and
understand on your own.
No mind is full of purity, therefore it's capacity to cleanse itself is limited to the remains of whatever is still good. The mind works with the
capacity it has remaining, and often that energy is being used to fight the negative energy within you. So self forgiveness is the first step to truly
cleansing your soul, but it is not enough.
You're right there is no separation between God and ourselves when we recognize him, but you can sure bet that there is significant separation
between those who proudly denounce his existence.
I agree, Good and Bad are relative, but only in terms of the magnitude of Good and the magnitude of Bad. The perception you speak of sounds more like
an attempt to rate the Good or Bad within life. In the "realm of the absolute" there is ABSOLUTELY an existence between right and wrong, some people
fail to see a common demarcation, however fuzzy it may be.
But as I refer to it, Good is good.......Bad is bad. Fools like Hitler, have taken evil action based on their inability to make the distinction
between Good and Evil. How can the intentions of a madman give you proof that Bad is relative. Relative to whom? Would you say that beating
someone's daughter could be justified to you as "Good" based on the relative views of the assailant? Would you pardon anyone who has done anything
dark in this world just because there are different benchmarks to right and wrong?
If you do not know the difference between right and wrong, in terms of the large consequences of your tiny actions, it's affect on others and on
yourself, then you are a lost soul in a lost world.
You talk about natural checks and balances in the universe and I agree. Consequences can be punishment or it can be reward. But there is no natural
check and balance force within our minds. Sure, we have logic and hopefully the ability to check ourselves., but we can not manage to NOT be the
product of our environment. God's purpose in you is not limited by your environment, nurture or nature.
I think the human mind is too busy reacting to it's environment, which is full of interlinked webs of consequences and waves of probabilities. It
weaves it's way through life navigating within it's own waters. However, the bigger picture is that the story is often hidden behind the trials and
tribulations of our stumblings.
Only until we enlighten ourselves and go beyond the limits of our feeble minds, do we start to see our story and begin to finally DO what needs to be
done. A person could very well end your life before you accomplish your calling. God does not control the will of man, he can only work through the
good will of man.
The slot you refer to as already occupied, are only slots for the found ones. There is no slot for the loss people in this world. As you will see in
the Book of Revelations, that it is only the found children who get their story written in the book of life. It is said that those who do not ask for
him are written in the book of death. How's that for a story?
I disagree that God is the sum of us. God is not the total of Good and Evil that exists in our minds or our World. He is beyond your mind and your
capability, not what remains of your righteousness and good will.
If God is everything, and you are not. Then what makes you believe that you can provide all that he promises to give you? If we can provide all that
God says he can, then why believe in God at all?
The fact that you believe that forgiveness is not in the equation towards freeing one's mind from the bondage of darkness, means either two
One, you haven't been taken down these paths yet, as many have not. Therefore you do not come to realize the true nature of your so called strength.
Or two, you have not done anything which you can not let go of and which tortures your spirit and soul.
Being a believer as I think you are, the Book is loaded with the importance of forgiveness. A person shouldn't take only that from the Bible which
allows them to retain their false sense of control and strength. When God speaks to us, we will come to realize our capabilities and the true despair
we feel buried within our fake smiles and automatic responses.
However, if a person's source is not from God, then I wish them luck in their random journey.
[edit on 25-9-2009 by juzchilln]