Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by WhoKnows100
That can be taken so many ways. What is a god, even? Until we can define the term "god", we don't even know who it's talking about.
Yes, man is appointed the sorrow of mortality. Most of our problems stem from a fear of mortality.
I leave you to your own interpretation, but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob clearly tells me that He is the Creator of Heaven and Earth and
everything in it, including His Creation - mankind. He also tells me that the choice is between evil and death and good and life.
The fear of death dictates man and his actions. The fear of death drives the desire within modern science to find a cure for ageing and an immortality
gene. The fear of death was used by that old serpent in the garden, telling Eve that she "would surely not die"....the fear of death is used
extensively in the modern age to herd mankind into accepting previously abhorrent thoughts such as forced population reduction due global climate
change and into giving up freedoms in exchange for 'protection against terrorist attacks'. My Creator tells me that man must give up this fear of
death if they truly want freedom - because nobody can then use this fear tactic against them. Nobody can get me to agree to forced population
reduction (murder), for example, because I know that my life will go on. But for those who do not hold this promise, the 'elite' will have no
problems getting people caught up in the grip of fear, to go along with their plans provided that their name is not on the death list.
Jesus showed the world that overcoming death is possible through God's mercy. He is the Way, the Truth and Life. The Bible tells us that the sign of
Jonah is the only evidence given to this generation - and the fact is - you have that evidence and so do I in the fact that you are aware of Christ
Jesus. But alas, I cannot prove it to you, I can only point you to this plain fact and tell you that your Creator confirms it to you. For 43 years, I
never believed - until I sought Him in prayer for understanding. I then believed, and with no doubts remaining, He set me on my journey.
I couldn't sum up this life altering confirmation better than in the words to Amazing Grace.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.
You ask who 'God' is, and His spirit clearly says that He is love. His Spirit clearly says that "I love because He first loved me". His Spirit
clearly reminds me that a God of love would step into His fallen creation, subject to fear and death, in order to lead us out of it. Jesus then sent
His disciples into the world as He was sent by the Father, in order to spread the gospel of salvation and of the Kingdom of God. And for two "days",
it has reached all those whom it needed to reach. That, my friend, is the gospel of Truth.
'Lucifer' isn't a 'god', but rather (in my opinion) fallen man who exalts himself above everything called God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
'Lucifer', in my opinion, is the spirit of disobedience that says man doesn't NEED his Creator, that man can do just FINE without their Creator and
that man can determine his own fate. It operates on a false definition of love - acceptance and tolerance. Jesus states that the meek shall inherit
the Earth however. Looking around today and feeling His Spirit, I know why that is stated -There is no place in a spiritual Kingdom for rebellion,
dissension or hatred - because it is not of the Almighty. His children, raised to the level of faithfulness as demonstrated by Jesus, are at one with
Him, doing His will and all that He commands. I am under no illusions, the journey can be slow and painful, but in the end, I've no doubt that we
will fully understand.