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Originally posted by windword
Maybe these young people never had a religious experience, or their parents never nurtured a spiritual context, or maybe these young people represent what happens when there is an open discourse of ideas.
edit on 14-6-2012 by windword because: grammer
Originally posted by avatard
reply to post by Cancerwarrior
When GOD can do the simple task of showing himself, People will beleivbe in GOD. If he/she/it canrt simply do that then they dont exist.....and people get real ignant when they start making up stuff like, God lives in another dimension,,or GOd is on another plane,,,IF GOD were on another plane or dimension then he cant be a real on our plane if a plane exists or another dimension..People will come up with all sorts of childishness,,to claim a BETTER UNDERSTANDING of god is arrogant and sick.............
Originally posted by eksea3
Or maybe this poll is bs and faith in god is rising
Originally posted by CrimsonKapital
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by CrimsonKapital
Funny how when a woman has the morals of a man, she is slut. I think it is your antiquated morals that are the problem.
And to refute your claim, crime is at a 60 year low in the US.
No I agree with you, but back then in the olden days men were faithful to their wives and their wives were devoted to their husbands, it was called a "family structure".
Today, both men and women have become demoralized and promiscuous. However the women back then prized themselves on keeping their virginity for their husbands, any women who had sex before marriage was considered a slut, I don't make the rules tradition does.
Elisha left Jericho and went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, a group of boys from the town began mocking and making fun of him. "Go away, baldy!" they chanted. "Go away, baldy!"
He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
2 Kings 2:24-23
Originally posted by aimlessly
My heart is heavy reading this thread. For the past few years I have been struggling with the existence of God. My inner voice/reason tells me that it does not make sense. My upbringing in the church leaves me feeling guilty and ashamed for doubting.
My mom and dad made us go to church every sunday, most sunday nights and some wednesday evenings. My father is a believer in the bible, literally. If it says God made the heavens and earth in 6 days, then it took 6 days. There was a world wide flood, and heaven and hell are real places.
My mom is a little more flexible in her beliefs, but holds steadfast to them.
My 2 brothers both believe and have gone so far as to tell my husband that because he was not fully emersed when baptized that he is going to hell.
The more I think about it, the more confused I get. For example, I think that the whole Garden of Eden story makes no sense at all. If God didn't want them to eat the fruit, why put the damn tree in the Garden in the first place? Only to damn them for eternity when they do eat it? It's like putting an arsenic laden candy bar in front of a child, telling them not to eat it, and then walking out of the room. I have a hard time with the concept of hell also. A creator that will condemn a soul, his creation, to burn in hell simply for not going to the right church, or for not going at all. We have free will but will only be saved if we use it to fulfill his will? Then, good ol guilt starts to visit. I start wondering if it 's just the devil trying to make me doubt.....and I get all confused all over again.
Originally posted by WhoKnows100
reply to post by aimlessly
Have you tried to simply take your relationship with Him to a personal level instead of with the church? What I mean is, is your church teaching the Word of God, the gospel of Christ? You can't be sure until you yourself are familiar with scripture. Has anyone shared with you that He applies pressure and testing in your life to correct and grow your faith? That He guides you? What if He needs you out of a false church, and is moving you to seek these answers from Him instead of man?