posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 01:57 AM
Originally posted by Phlynx
#100 God's Name is "Jealous"
Jealousy, one of the seven sins. That made me laugh... because the bible shows him/her/it being jealous many times. I mean no insult to any ones
belief, but just think about it.
Why should that make you laugh? The definition of sin is "disobeying God." God doesn't have to follow any rules whatsoever, especially ones made
for far lesser human beings. He is the one who defines what is right and wrong. He is the POTTER, and CREATION is the clay. You can't reduce God
to someone that has to follow what he requires of us. Your conception of God is severely limited. Just take our simple human counter-part: A parent
tells the little children (go to bed at 8:00 pm), and yet they stay up until midnight. Why? Because they are the ones with the authority to make the
rules, and they get to decide who those laws apply to.
I'm not trying to put your down or anything, it's just that your comment seemed so incomprehensible. Basically, God is not man, and is not subject
to the laws made for man.
I know this might bruise many people's ego, but really, we need to have some humility here and realize that we ARE NOT the center of the universe,
and in fact, God IS... after all, if He made it all, He has the right to say whatever he wants.
Now, aside from this, what is He Jealous about? He is Jealous for our love, as a husband is jealous for his wife. Jealousy is not the same as envy.
The word Jealous comes from ZEALOUS and is more like saying PASSIONATE FOR EXCLUSIVITY. There is no other God, for only one God can be infinite, and
when we fix our deep spiritual affection upon something other than the one who made all things, He is JEALOUS for us because He loves us so much.
Basically, you can be JEALOUS to protect that which is yours, and you can be ENVIOUS of something that is NOT yours.