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What has GOD done for you lately?

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posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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I have doubts like everyone else, but i know there is a power greater than me.

I am not a shinning star but i have somewhat ok health, i've lived to see my kids and grandchildren, my mother, knock on wood, is still going strong, no major chaos in my life. I am very greatful that we are ok.

We still manage to eat, and get by fine, so far. Who knows what the near future will bring, but i hope to have the strength i will need to face whatever is thrown my way. And faith gives me strength.

When i go totally psycho, you will be the first to know.

In other words, God, The Universe, whatever it is out there has not been bad to me.

I say Thank you, God for all i have.


BTW, i dont go to church, i'm allergic to it. I think its the Catholic smoke thingy.

Cough cough!




posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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Nothing, but then I'm not a believer - a true atheist.

I think all religion is the biggest scam on the planet.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
Nothing, but then I'm not a believer - a true atheist.

I think all religion is the biggest scam on the planet.
Are you greatful enough to thank the Universe?

I really dont know how Atheists perceive things.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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I feel sorry for you. Without faith in something what do you have to live for? God gave me life, and will grant me eternal life. Thats more than we deserve.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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what many people forget is that there are two spheres which directly effect reality... there is the Objective sphere, and the subjective sphere.

We can control some of the objective sphere with knowledge of it, however knowledge of the objective sphere is powerless when it comes to the other side of reality, the subjective sphere.

A persons soul, is the entirety of their subjective experience. This includes, beliefs about what is possible, emotional reactions, attitude, thoughts, etc. All of which have direct impact on our lives... but none of which are directly linked to the objective sphere of reality. Most of these are typically formed by a persons cultural narrative...

Much like the cultural narrative of the impoverished keeps many in poverty, the narrative of ability, abundance, and divine right also empowers others to achieve that. The reason the Hewbrews were such a conquering force in Cannan had less to do with an objective existence of their Tribal God, than it did with their belief in it.

Sun Tzu also claims that the most important deciding factor in a battle, more so than numbers, more so than geography, even more so than weaponry was the belief of the soldiers in their leaders/cause.

Yet so many today dismiss the entirety of the subjective sphere because of whacked out doctrine which comes out of religions.

Its kinda like ignoring a gold mine in your back yard because you don't like capitalism


[edit on 20-6-2010 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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The God I believe in continues to give me life on a daily basis. Things may not be perfect.

I'll ask you this, God gave you the gift of life, what are you going to do with it?



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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What has God done for me lately?

He has given me this feeling of peace as of late. I have been very happy since I found God. You may think I am brainwashed or what not, but I would say otherwise.

Experiences

It is all about what a person has experienced in their lifetime. You may find it obsolete to worship a God, but my experiences point me to this present day. I have asked for signs and I have gotten them which led me to stop questioning my beliefs.

Ever since I became a Christian again I have been at ease. It may not work for you, but why should I stop doing something that works for me?

I don't go to church because I find it useless to go someplace which bores me. I like doing things alone.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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It's not what Christ did for you today, yesterday or last week. It's what did He do for you 2000 years ago by dying on the cross for the forgiveness of YOUR sins.
If He never did another "thing" for you then to DIE for YOU He did more then you could ever repay Him for in a billion lifetimes.


Question: "Why did Jesus have to die?"

Answer: When we ask a question such as this, we must be careful that we are not calling God into question. To wonder why God couldn’t find “another way” to do something is to imply that the way He has chosen is not the best course of action and that some other method would be better. Usually what we perceive as a “better” method is one that seems right to us. Before we can come to grips with anything God does, we have to first acknowledge that His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts—they are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8). In addition, Deuteronomy 32:4 reminds us that “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Therefore, the plan of salvation He has designed is perfect, just, and upright, and no one could have come up with anything better.

The Scripture says, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Evidence affirms that the sinless Jesus bled and died on a cross. Most importantly, the Bible explains why Jesus’ death and resurrection provide the only entrance to heaven.

The punishment for sin is death.

God created earth and man perfect. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s commands, He had to punish them. A judge who pardons law-breakers isn’t a righteous judge. Likewise, overlooking sin would make the holy God unjust. Death is God’s just consequence for sin. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Even good works cannot make up for wrongs against the holy God. Compared to His goodness, “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6b). Ever since Adam’s sin, every human has been guilty of disobeying God’s righteous laws. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is not just big things like murder or blasphemy, but also includes love of money, hatred of enemies, and deceit of tongue and pride. Because of sin, everyone has deserved death – eternal separation from God in hell.

The promise required an innocent death.

Although God banished Adam and Eve from the garden, He didn’t leave them without hope of heaven. He promised He would send a sinless Sacrifice to take the punishment they deserved (Genesis 3:15). Until then, men would sacrifice innocent lambs, showing their repentance from sin and faith in the future Sacrifice from God who would bear their penalty. God reaffirmed His promise of the Sacrifice with men such as Abraham and Moses. Herein lies the beauty of God’s perfect plan: God Himself provided the only sacrifice (Jesus) who could atone for the sins of His people. God’s perfect Son fulfilled God’s perfect requirement of God’s perfect law. It is perfectly brilliant in its simplicity. “God made Him (Christ), who knew no sin, to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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I think that this would be a good place for a quote from the matrix. "I can only show you the door, but your the one that has to walk through it." I think this applies very much to this. You have already been granted the gift of life, what you do with that life is up to you. Another good quote would be "there is a big difference between knowing the path and walking the path."

Don't expect to get everything handed to you on a silver platter and you might just see what god really has put out there for us all, it's there you just have to put forth the effort to retrieve it.


[edit on 6/20/2010 by SpaDe_]



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8

Originally posted by andy1033
Kept me going all these years, of being tortured in effect by the uk gov and police.

Isn't that enough, for me it is anyway.

If you do not care that is your choice, but not all of ours.


God kept you going...WHILST BEING TORTURED BY THE POLICE/UK GOVERNMENT?

Am I the only one seeing the problem with that statement?

Where was your God when you were having electrodes attached to your nipples?


He could have killed him self without God, he could have killed someone without God but he decided without all odds to be good still and live like the saints of the Bible, persecuted even till the point of death, to God he mut be a heroe in his faith, shame so many give up.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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I really hope that one day on this site, we can finally get past all of these idiotic threads saying God is bad or isn't real because people don't understand how he works at all. You have your believes, we have ours. If you really wanted an answer to your question, may I suggest the Bible?



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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i think the whole idea.. sole purpose, of organize religion is to get people to stop thinking for themselves.

when you realize you are god. the master of your world. the creator of your life. when you know this to be true then you can ask your question again but replace God with I.. what have I done for me lately? what am i creating for myself (via my thoughts, words, emotions, feelings, beliefs, perspectives, actions, etc..)

when you ask this question to an imaginary god that lives up in they sky you are taking all of the power away from your own self.. which is where all of our true power truly lies. and this is what they do not want in organized religion.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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God gave me a mind, and with this mind i think of other life throughout the universe, and for that thought i labeled as crazy..

see the irony?



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by jaden_x
God gave me a mind, and with this mind i think of other life throughout the universe, and for that thought i labeled as crazy..

see the irony?


Exactly.

Being crazy and believing in god is just something that goes together, especially in uk where god is a no go.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Only god has the answers to the questions that only god enforced on you.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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I use this quote to explain that not everyone will be able to see God's works especially those who don't believe anyway because the connection is not there in the first place, the missing answers only come from believing and then everything starts to piece together.


2 Corinthians 4
Treasures in Jars of Clay




1Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

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posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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I believe in people.

When I've fallen, someone picked me up.

I believe in nature.

When I had nothing, It provided me with everything.

I believe in myself.

When I hit rock bottom, I'm still there.

I believe in you.

Would you refuse me a glass of water?



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by ccsct203
It's not what Christ did for you today, yesterday or last week. It's what did He do for you 2000 years ago by dying on the cross for the forgiveness of YOUR sins.
If He never did another "thing" for you then to DIE for YOU He did more then you could ever repay Him for in a billion lifetimes.


Question: "Why did Jesus have to die?"

Answer: When we ask a question such as this, we must be careful that we are not calling God into question. To wonder why God couldn’t find “another way” to do something is to imply that the way He has chosen is not the best course of action and that some other method would be better. Usually what we perceive as a “better” method is one that seems right to us. Before we can come to grips with anything God does, we have to first acknowledge that His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts—they are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8). In addition, Deuteronomy 32:4 reminds us that “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Therefore, the plan of salvation He has designed is perfect, just, and upright, and no one could have come up with anything better.

The Scripture says, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Evidence affirms that the sinless Jesus bled and died on a cross. Most importantly, the Bible explains why Jesus’ death and resurrection provide the only entrance to heaven.

The punishment for sin is death.

God created earth and man perfect. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s commands, He had to punish them. A judge who pardons law-breakers isn’t a righteous judge. Likewise, overlooking sin would make the holy God unjust. Death is God’s just consequence for sin. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Even good works cannot make up for wrongs against the holy God. Compared to His goodness, “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6b). Ever since Adam’s sin, every human has been guilty of disobeying God’s righteous laws. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is not just big things like murder or blasphemy, but also includes love of money, hatred of enemies, and deceit of tongue and pride. Because of sin, everyone has deserved death – eternal separation from God in hell.

The promise required an innocent death.

Although God banished Adam and Eve from the garden, He didn’t leave them without hope of heaven. He promised He would send a sinless Sacrifice to take the punishment they deserved (Genesis 3:15). Until then, men would sacrifice innocent lambs, showing their repentance from sin and faith in the future Sacrifice from God who would bear their penalty. God reaffirmed His promise of the Sacrifice with men such as Abraham and Moses. Herein lies the beauty of God’s perfect plan: God Himself provided the only sacrifice (Jesus) who could atone for the sins of His people. God’s perfect Son fulfilled God’s perfect requirement of God’s perfect law. It is perfectly brilliant in its simplicity. “God made Him (Christ), who knew no sin, to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).


I appreciate the answer even though you used the bible to answer it. I'd like to have all of my questions answered. I'm ready to discuss any of the questions I asked on the previous page. People hate when I ask those types of questions. It forces christians to see the insanity of their religion, even if only for a second. The man-made god who allows evil and suffering to exist all because of some test that we were destined to fail in the first place does not exist. Based on what is allowed to go on in this world, if there is a god, he must be one sadistic freak.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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Personally i think planet earth is hell, the literal hell, and this planet is what people on earth has called the devil.

Thats my view, if you think otherwise thats your choice.



posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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Hi there, ccst203, mind answering a few questions for a poor sinner?



It's not what Christ did for you today, yesterday or last week. It's what did He do for you 2000 years ago by dying on the cross for the forgiveness of YOUR sins.
If He never did another "thing" for you then to DIE for YOU He did more then you could ever repay Him for in a billion lifetimes.


OK, Christ died for my sins, correct? Then why must I ask again and again for forgiveness?
If he dies to take away all my sins, hundreds of years before I was born, aren't they all taken care of, and can't I just get my money's worth, as they say? Here is wisdom, Jesuah bin Joseph did not dies for anything. He, like many others like him, came here from a distant star to teach man/womankind how to live, and how to love each other, not to die for them.
And further, he was not, and is not, a God, he was and is a man, and he is buried in France, along with his wife and lover. Show me Bible scripture where he said he was God incarnate.



When we ask a question such as this, we must be careful that we are not calling God into question. To wonder why God couldn’t find “another way” to do something is to imply that the way He has chosen is not the best course of action and that some other method would be better. Usually what we perceive as a “better” method is one that seems right to us. Before we can come to grips with anything God does, we have to first acknowledge that His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts—they are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8).


This would imply that God created us and watches everything we do, and interacts with us on a personal level, thus negating Free Will altogether. Now which is it: Do we have Free Will, or are we all Slaves to a God we cannot see? I cannot stand it when something happens and people stand around and say, "it was God's will." If everything were God's will, we would have a Utopian world.



The Scripture says, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Evidence affirms that the sinless Jesus bled and died on a cross. Most importantly, the Bible explains why Jesus’ death and resurrection provide the only entrance to heaven.


OK, I see now, the only way I can get into the Christian Heaven is if your made up god Jesus makes it so. Have you read the descriptions of this place?

"And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." (Revelation 4:8-11)

"Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." Matt 24:34-35

Heaven will eventually pass away? Well, so much for the claim that heaven is a state of eternal bliss or eternal communion with God. Heaven may last a really, really long time, but according to Jesus, it is temporary like the Earth is temporary.

Personally I think Heaven was quite full by now, with all of the good Jesus followers year after year who have died. In a place where the walls and metal, and the Army of Angels ride their white horse into battle each day does not sound like fun at all.

I had a preview of my own "heaven," as it were, although I hesitate to call it by that name. It was the beauty and bounty of nature, sweet smelling air and sweet water to drink, and all that I wanted was mine for the thought of it. May I suggest that you expand your knowledge on this a little? Read this account of someone who has been there....

Near-Death Experience NDE Story of Mellen-Thomas Benedict Journey Through the Light and Back




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