reply to post by trueperspective
You cant group people into a label if they each use their own reasoning and cognitive thinking to come to their own conclusion.
You are the one following in the masses...following another mans word about God...instead of seeking a personal path for yourself.
But your Bible talks against using the reasoning that God made you with, so of course, you would not respect a person's personal journey in life.
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to for go their
Its ironic that those that use their reasoning and logic, can agree that the God of the OT was given human attributes, making the image of God, not so
God does not label us do to our religions, Thee weighs and measures our thoughts and hearts.
You have limited God greatly, you and many many others, and in my past, I did the same thing. Mixing the God that did not love his children
unconditionally and the one that does...wont work. You can only have one master. A parent doesnt make a child earn their love....and neither does God.
Thee continues to guide us in many ways, even many life times if needed, to learn about ourselves, learn about the ways of flesh, discern the path
that is not...so we find the path that is. The Bible is perfect because it offers both paths to a person, but if one is not truly testing all things
through the Holy Spirit....they will not see the difference in the two images. They will attach carnal ways to ways of God....and this will be a
marker for them to come back and re learn more about the path that is not to sift out the path that is.
By certain things that have been said, sometimes even just a few words from the mouth of another....is enough to show...what nature that person is
of...it is then easy to see...what nature of a god they follow.
God doesnt leave all the answers in a book...God doesnt give Thee's pearls to the swine...to the ones that would call spiritual things foolishness.
Most religious people have not even discerned Gods nature with the words Divine, Holy, and Perfect. If you did this, you would see what Gods nature is
not...and the path that is not.
Religion is of the world, of man....not of Spirit. There may be spiritual things found within all religions...but the nature of the action and the man
giving the message, must be discerned between living for flesh or living for spirit.
The Divine One has been disgraced....but this is needed, for like I said, we learn through experiences...we must experience paths that are not so we
recognize the path that is.
The very idea that God needed man to kill anything at all...is the most carnal belief of mankind and is a marker for many.
You cant label personal paths and journeys.