Originally posted by Starchild23
Some of you may be familiar with the man who wrote "Conversation With God".
There is a particular quote in there (which I shall paraphrase) : You think I care what you do...
Who here thinks that God cares what happens here, and just wants us to learn from our mistakes? Also, I desire to know why you think God created man
to begin with?
If you read the comments above, many of them will look at this from the eyes of men of pride. Pride always first checks to see, "What's in it for
me." This is an empty view of God since he needs nothing from us. Only beings that are empty seek to be filled. I'm not trying to be trite with
this, it's just true. We only strive toward something if it meets a need. Need indicates an area which needs to be filled. Emptiness is comparable
to hunger and desire. Once desire is met, there is a time of disinterest. We then go back and fill the need again as we become empty. We are
constantly striving for the filling of various needs and desires. Pride seeks to protect this above all in a person that lives close to self.
Take a look at a baby. They only see what they need and nothing more. As they grow, their awareness starts to broaden away from the breast.
Eventually, they leave home for college and start a family. Mom becomes a secondary thought.
Take a look at a person who becomes transcendent. Their awareness is broad enough to deny self and seek the benefits of others. Take this further to
a God that is aware of an entire universe. He has no need, but fills Himself with love and kindness to the many in the universe. How does he see
disharmony with this goal of love and giving? How is disharmony created?
Pride can only take. Taking creates a debt to be paid. Smoke and you get cancer. A smoker takes a reward that was not earned and a debt follows.
Work at a degree and get a better job. This is giving and suffering work with the ends result of reward. Taking always ends in suffering, but
suffering first always leads to reward. If you were an advanced being with all wisdom and knowledge, you would have realized this pre-existent truth.
God is that truth in the form of the first consciousness (The Great I AM). All truth is and always has been and always will be. This is infinity.
Infinity contains the whole, while finite reality contains the parts. God has already divided the light from the darkness. In Him there is no
darkness. What does that tell you about taking and giving? God can only give.
What is darkness? The absence of light. God does not withdraw the light. He is the light. We take ourselves out of context with truth by moving
away from the light. This is a choice.
Being in context with truth is the primary concern for us and for God. Consider this proverb in context:
8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
9 They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.
Is this truth? Yes if your mother is in context with truthful living. No if your mother is a crack addict. In this case, don't listen to her
telling you to have a baby asap so you qualify for state aid.
God is in context with truth. We can choose this context and move with God or God moves away from us. Either way, he creates what is good and can
only give the same. The gift of salvation is not being saved from God. It's being saved from ourselves.
edit on 11-1-2012 by SuperiorEd because: (no reason given)